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.
Put your questions in the comments. the Q&A will be on September 26th at 9pm EST. https://youtu.be/X0rJ5RrA0Rs
The September Q&A will be Thursday, Sept. 26th at 9pm Eastern. See you there. https://youtu.be/X0rJ5RrA0Rs
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.
This is the September Patron only video on the story of Rumplestiltsking and how it relates to questions that I have been discussing recently. https://youtu.be/zWWpKY0zz3I
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.
I was asked to give some thoughts on the birth of Mary following the vespers preceding the feast at St-John of the Ladder Orthodox Church in Greenville, South Carolina.
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.
Sacred Art in the form of iconography, liturgy and all that this entails, is a possible door to a world of participative culture which has slowly been closed as modern culture focuses more and more on entertainment.
Although on the surface, Alex Jones seems to spout off crazy stuff, but when looking at the patterns in which he engages, another image begins to appear. I try to analyze some of the imagery he uses in his videos.
A podcast exclusive interview. An interview conducted at Wycliffe College for a special event regarding art and its place in the world.