Jonathan Pageau

Professional Icon Carver

About Us

The Symbolic World was started by Jonathan Pageau, based on ideas developed with his brother Matthieu over several years. It has since grown into a community of thinkers and writers furthering the conversation on symbolism, meaning and pattern in everything from movies and social trends to Scripture and iconography.

Matthieu Pageau wrote the influential book on symbolism, The Language of Creation, a commentary on the primeval stories in the book of Genesis. Jonathan Pageau is a professional icon carver in the Eastern Orthodox Tradition, a writer and public speaker. He is the host of the Symbolic World podcast and blog.