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.
The appearance of the fool and foolish behavior is part of the larger pattern of reality. We look at how it fits and how it can participate in major social transformation.
The image of the Ascent of Alexander the Great has been nearly forgotten, yet it was once a very popular celebration of human capacity while also being a warning of its limits.
As you know, 10$+ subscribers can ask questions in advance. Please post your questions in the comment section. The Q&A will be on the 28th at 9pm EST. See you there. https://youtu.be/685eYZBc6A8
Hello to all, you will find here the link to the January Q&A. Happy New Year, and I Hope to see you there. It will be Tuesday, January 28th at 9pm EST. https://youtu.be/685eYZBc6A8
I was invited to speak to the Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement at St-Tikhon’s Seminary in November. The crowd was mostly future priests. I wanted to show them how the tradition of iconography exemplifies the pattern of Church itself as the body of Christ, but also the pattern of reality as it unfolds before us.
Alastair Roberts is a Protestant theologian working for the Theopolis Institute and running a blog on Biblical symbolism. We explore the places of contact and difference in our approaches regarding such things as liturgy, integration of symbolism and even the Virgin Mary.
Jason Brubaker is the creator of graphic novels, such as Remind and Sithrah. We explore his creative process, his use of symbolism and we also discuss the upcoming God’s’Dog graphic novel as well.
I explore why the character of Rudolph has so quickly entered into the mythmaking around Christmas time. https://youtu.be/IsMGalZhe2o
I explain how the philosophical insistence on equality and freedom as basic tenets, will inevitably lead to social inversion.