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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.

Time

Time

As technology develops, we have all notice time speeding up in our experience. As time accelerates, it is also beginning to eliminate the natural relationships of space, of distance and reducing our capacity to exist in stable identities. Diseases like ADHD, fragmented families and the breakdown of hierarchies in general are symptoms of a mode of being which goes with the acceleration of time.

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The Thrill of Death

The Thrill of Death

I look at the symbolism of death based on my recent events surrounding me and examine the strange thrill which comes when being faced with death. I also discuss that time I met the punk band Sum 41 in a Congolese war zone.

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Merlin’s Last Laugh

Merlin’s Last Laugh

As a complement to my Clown World video, I will look at a traditional story in which the wizard Merlin appears as a hysterically laughing wildman who restores the world by his laughter. This is found in The Romance of Silence, a thirteenth century Arthurian Romance which has come to prominence in recent times.

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There is No Literal Meaning

There is No Literal Meaning

The opposition between literal and metaphorical is as useless as it is damaging to understanding how reality actually unfolds in the Christian cosmology. I look at problems of the very concept in a neutral description of reality a
nd how the notion of Symbol can give us a better alternative to meaning.

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Stop Being Silly

Stop Being Silly

In the wake of many attacks on Jordan Peterson, I look at the danger of reducing symbolic structures to their historical association with groups, schools of thinking and occult personalities.

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