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Rod Dreher – Preparing for a Soft Totalitarian Future

I discuss his new book, Live Not By Lies: a Manual for Christian Dissidents, with Rod Dreher. We explore the increasing systems of control coupled within a increasing culture war in which corporations have taken a side.

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Haunted Computers

Computers are haunted objects – but they are not haunted by the same specters that frequent the halls of Victorian mansions, Southern plantations, or castles in the deep, dark Bavarian Forest. The past haunts those locales, but computers typically present themselves as past-less objects. They are quintessentially modern and are…

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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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Rod Dreher – Preparing for a Soft Totalitarian Future
Rod Dreher – Preparing for a Soft Totalitarian Future

I discuss his new book, Live Not By Lies: a Manual for Christian Dissidents, with Rod Dreher. We explore the increasing systems of control coupled within a increasing culture war in which corporations have taken a side.

Discussing Dominion with Tom Holland
Discussing Dominion with Tom Holland

Tom Holland is a best selling author who’s recent book “Dominion” has been making waves in the post-secular crowd because it examines the Christian frame by which even atheists and anti-theists motivate their actions.

Miracles and their Role in Creation
Miracles and their Role in Creation

JP Marceau and I explore how through patterns of emanation and emergence, miracles appear as super-events which show us the pattern of reality.

The Meaning of Goblins, Dwarves, Imps and Other Earth Monsters
The Meaning of Goblins, Dwarves, Imps and Other Earth Monsters

Last year’s Halloween Patron only video. We look at the symbolism of the lower monsters and how the implicit things in the world can work. This will also give you sense of what the patron only videos look like. Thanks to everyone for your support.

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Haunted Computers

Haunted Computers

Computers are haunted objects – but they are not haunted by the same specters that frequent the halls of Victorian mansions, Southern plantations,...

The Meaning of Vampires

The Meaning of Vampires

This post is the transcript of a video from October 2019. Thanks to Heather Lee for the transcription and Gareth Boyd for the edition. The idea of...

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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.