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Art, Relevance and Saturated Phenomena

The world is complex. From a simple raindrop to the complicated order of a city, whether we scale up or down, we find an infinite amount of complexity. Every object we perceive hides in itself infinite details and, if one closes in on those details, a vast array of new ones blows in.

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Faith, Art, and Symbolism – Boston Talk

February 15, 2020 • 3:00 pm

I will be giving two talks in Boston on Feb. 15th on art and symbolism There will also be an included lunch as well as a tour of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral hosted by myself.  The price is only 15$.

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September 2022 Q&A
September 2022 Q&A

Patrons can submit questions in advance at $10/month or more through The Symbolic World website, SubscribeStar or Patreon. Questions are selected by moderators due to time constraints and the livestream is for patrons only. Support — Patreon • PayPal •...

Strange Times Call for Strange Storytelling | with Dn. Nicholas Kotar
Strange Times Call for Strange Storytelling | with Dn. Nicholas Kotar

I've spoken with Dn. Nicholas Kotar a few times on this channel. He is an Orthodox deacon, writer, storyteller and podcaster for Ancient Faith Ratio. He recently published another book in the Raven Son series called Son of the Deathless that's freely available on his...

Authority on the Right, Power on the Left
Authority on the Right, Power on the Left

I continue where I left of in my previous video about left hand and right hand symbolism, where now I discuss the idea of authority and power or direct and indirect influence. I use iconography and other images (like the royal scepter and orb) as examples to expound...

God Save the King
God Save the King

With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, I look at the symbolism of monarchy and a few things we can pay attention to going forward in King Charles III's reign. Support — Patreon • PayPal • SubscribeStar • BitChute Follow — YouTube • Facebook • Twitter...

Left Hand / Right Hand Symbolism
Left Hand / Right Hand Symbolism

In this video I discuss the symbolism of the left hand and right hand that’s often mentioned in Scripture. Through exploring iconography and other representations of opposites inside and outside of Christianity, we can discover the meaning and role of these basic...

August 2022 Q&A
August 2022 Q&A

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Jonathan Pageau

Jonathan Pageau

Professional Icon Carver

Jonathan Pageau is a professional artist, writer and public speaker, giving workshops and conferences all around North America. He teaches carving, speaks on art, but mostly explores symbolic structures that underlie our experience of the world.

Through his YouTube channel and podcast, The Symbolic World, he also furthers the conversation on symbolism, meaning and patterns in everything from movies, to icons, to social trends.

Articles on the The Symbolic World are contributed by several writers engaged with Jonathan in the exploration of Symbolism across all fields.

To see the Jonathan’s art, please visit his carving website, his Patreon Art page or follow him on social media.