The Symbolic World provides content which attempts to awaken a new symbolic vision of the world. Jonathan Pageau explores traditional symbolism from religious imagery as well as other legends and stories. He also uses symbolic patterns to interpret the modern world, its cultural manifestation and historical movements. Most content featured here appears as YouTube videos, podcasts made by Jonathan as well as guest appearances on other platforms.
We look at the meaning of Kanye West running for president, and how in his frantic appeals, appears the most basic wisdom as the fool turns the world back to…
Recently, an unhappy person who has been living on the fringes, sent a message to her friends that the darkness was lifting. She now understands the truth about herself. She knows the source of her problems and how to overcome them. She must love herself. She deserves...
Nicholas Kotar discusses the importance of story telling in the crisis that we are facing. We discuss Covid and the Georg Floyd protests as well as his own writings.
In a previous post, I introduced St Paul’s head-body symbolism. In this post, I want to examine one of his richest and most meaningful uses of this symbolism.
We look at the symbolism of footwashing in the context of the recent protests all over the world and the appearance of footwashing rituals there. This is the patron only video for June 2020.
We explore the meaning of the casting down of statues and other symbols of history.
We look at why the George Floyd protests used so much religious imagery. From kneeling and chanting to contrition and acts of communion, the protests used catharsis as a means to a form of religious ecstasy, which was made more intense because of the Covid-19 lockdown. We even look at the trope of Human Sacrifice appearing in the narrative.
Video games are the pinnacle of modern entertainment for many. They can be complex storytelling devices that allow us to explore new worlds. In fact, plenty of established game series have rich lore that draws on ancient myths. However, the similarities go deeper than...
We talk about the new Symbolic World Blog and JP’s articles discussion the relationship between Emergence and the ancient notion of form. We also look at Cell Tower burning as an example of a symbolic pattern.