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.
Through the parable of the Vinedressers and of the Wedding Feast we look at how Christianity is not a revolutionary system, but rather one in which we see how what is below is properly united with what is above.
This is my fourth discussion with Richard Rohlin, philologist and co-host of the Amon Sûl podcast. We continue our exploration of universal history, picking up where we left off last episode with the special symbolic significance of Ethiopia.
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In this video I explore the meaning of the Beatitudes in Matthew 5. These famous passages can help us understand how Christ is not only the “top of the hierarchy”, so to speak, but He also fills it, and provides the means for others to participate in creation as microcosms of Himself.
The cyclopes are commonly thought of as a race of one-eyed giants. This description, however, can be doubly misleading. Firstly, the cyclopes do not belong to the race of gigantes proper, being “gigantic” only in the sense of being physically large and in the sense of...
Two months ago I was a guest on the Freedom Pact podcast. The interviewer asked some very good questions on my views about religion, science, evolution, video games, heaven and hell, Jordan Peterson, artificial intelligence, psychedelics and more.
In which we explore the powerful new online hierarchies, their significance, potential and dangers.
This is my third conversation about universal history with Richard Rohlin, philologist and co-host of the Amon Sûl podcast. We are very excited to discuss Ethiopia and its unique role in the universal history. We draw a lot on Scripture: the Queen of Sheba, Moses’ Ethiopian wife and the Ethiopian eunuch mentioned in Acts. This topic is all about the symbolism of the margins, encountering the stranger and the flip that can happen at the end of something. Also relevant is the role of the feminine and in particular the foreign woman.
Imagine being a member of a people, taken captive by a hostile, foreign state, having the fabric of one’s life shredded, one’s family, friends, sports clubs, associations, political parties, all other intermediary institutions forbidden from meeting, and then forced to live under the bureaucratic control of the alien power….