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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.

The Meaning of Prince Ivan and The Gray Wolf

The Meaning of Prince Ivan and The Gray Wolf

Prince Ivan and The Grey Wolf is one of the most famous Russian fairy tales. In the wake of the new podcast “In a Certain Kingdom” by Nicholas Kotar, where he will tell and discuss these Russian tales, I interpret the Prinve Ivan story in detail, looking at how it maps unto the pattern of reality.

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Jesus vs Barrabas

Jesus vs Barrabas

In the Gospel, we are presented with a choice between Jesus and Barrabas. This relationship is emphasized by the text itself, but it also acts as a fail-safe in the Christian story to avoid certain excesses.

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Postmodernism is a Virus

Postmodernism is a Virus

We look at how postmodern theory informs its activism by explicitly using the pattern of the virus and disease to describe their activities. Jacques Derrida himself said: “All I have done is dominated by the thought of a virus, what could be called a parasitology, a virology”. This pattern of virology butts up in an extreme way against WWII propaganda and the narrative surrounding the current pandemic.

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