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The Bitcoin War | with Vin Armani

Vin Armani (Cyprian) is a philosopher, entrepreneur, author and recently converted Orthodox Christian. He’s a Bitcoin developer and the author of a book called “Render Unto Caesar: Prophecy, Profit, and Proof of Work in the Dim Age”.

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Arrival & Exodus: the Sci-Fi Film’s Hidden Framework

In the 2016 film, Arrival, by Director Denis Villeneuve, we enter a world plummeting into chaos when twelve alien spacecraft mysteriously appear in seemingly random locations around the world. Humanity panics under the perceived threat of a more advanced race.

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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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The Bitcoin War | with Vin Armani
The Bitcoin War | with Vin Armani

Vin Armani (Cyprian) is a philosopher, entrepreneur, author and recently converted Orthodox Christian. He’s a Bitcoin developer and the author of a book called “Render Unto Caesar: Prophecy, Profit, and Proof of Work in the Dim Age”.

November 2021 Q&A
November 2021 Q&A

Patrons can submit questions in advance at $10/month or more through The Symbolic World website, SubscribeStar and Patreon. Questions are selected by moderators due to time constraints.

Collective Intelligence: Angels in Scientific Terms | with John Vervaeke
Collective Intelligence: Angels in Scientific Terms | with John Vervaeke

John Vervaeke, PhD, is an award-winning lecturer at the University of Toronto in the departments of psychology, cognitive science and Buddhist psychology. This conversation between us happened in the wake of the Four Horsemen of Meaning discussion we had that also included Jordan Peterson and Bishop Barron (linked below).

A Return to Cosmic Christianity | with Bishop Barron
A Return to Cosmic Christianity | with Bishop Barron

Most viewers would need no introduction to Bishop Robert Barron. He is a the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in the Catholic Church. He’s also an author, speaker, theologian, and founder of Word on Fire, a global media ministry.

Jordan Peterson, God, and Christianity | with Christopher Kaczor and Matthew Petrusek
Jordan Peterson, God, and Christianity | with Christopher Kaczor and Matthew Petrusek

Christopher Kaczor and Matthew Petrusek are two Catholic scholars and Word on Fire fellows who wrote a book about Jordan Peterson, titled “Jordan Peterson, God, and Christianity: The Search for a Meaningful Life”. Here we discuss their book, the impact Jordan Peterson has made and how some of his core ideas relate to Christianity and the world right now.

Questions for November 2021 Q&A
Questions for November 2021 Q&A

Hello to all. The November Q&A is at 8pm EST on the 29th of Nov. Please put your questions in the comments before the day of the 29th as we will be selecting them for the Q&A. Please put in one question only. Here are a few tips on giving you a better chance your...

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On the Fairy Forest

On the Fairy Forest

Near my home lies a fairy forest. It started in the winter of 2020 and has gradually grown through the spring of 2021. At first blush, this folk...

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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.