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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 Inevitability of Ritual

The Inevitability of Ritual

Although many contemporary Christians want to deny they involve in religion and religious ritual, these rituals are inevitable. Ritual is inevitable in all human interaction even when someone is trying to rebel against their form.

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Twitter and Mass Shooters

Twitter and Mass Shooters

Looking at how Twitter and other social media are used in the social narrative can help us understand what a reign of chaos looks like. […] The recurring image of the mass shooter is a symptom of celebrity culture, where our attention, rather than being taken by our transcendent purpose and common identity is rather tyrannized by a succession of excesses.

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Symbolism Happens

Symbolism Happens

One of the criticisms I get is how by saying something is symbolic, I am somehow suggesting that it is not describing an event in the world. This stems from a deep misunderstanding of what symbolism is. Symbolism is not so much an arbitrary allegorical representation of something, but rather the very pattern by which we notice meaning.

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