Universal History: The Apocalypse and the Return of the King - with Richard Rohlin

Jonathan PageauSymbolic World Icon
September 21, 2023

This is my second interview with Richard Rohlin, philologist and co-host of the Amon Sûl podcast. We continue to explore history through the symbolic lens, paying particular attention to the images of Christ and Antichrist. Throughout our conversation we draw on the Book of Revelation and the Sibylline Oracles, discussing Mithradates VI of Pontus, the Roman Emperor Nero and his return as an antichrist figure, the Arthurian legends and the combination of violent tyranny and decadence as manifestations of the end of a world. Richard’s work, as well as the videos and books we mentioned are all linked below.

Richard Rohlin’s work:

-Upcoming book project, now open for listeners to submit abstracts: https://findingthegoldenkey.com

-AFM: https://www.ancientfaith.com/contributors/richard_rohlin

-Amon Sûl podcast (Exploring the Tolkien Legendarium with the Christian Faith): https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/amonsul

-Amid Weeping There is Joy book: https://www.amazon.com/Amid-Weeping-There-Joy-Perspectives/dp/1951536126

Books mentioned:

-The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy, by Adrienne Mayor: https://www.amazon.com/Poison-King-Legend-Mithradates-Deadliest/dp/0691150265

-Le Morte d’Arthur, by Thomas Malory

-Laurus, by Eugene Vodolazkin: https://www.amazon.com/Laurus-Eugene-Vodolazkin/dp/178074871X

-On the Ecclesiastical Mystagogy - A Theological Vision of the Liturgy by St. Maximus the Confessor. (Popular Patristics) Greek Original & English Translation Paperback, by Jonathan J. Armstrong: https://www.amazon.com/Ecclesiastical-Mystagogy-Theological-Confessor-Patristics/dp/0881416479, https://svspress.com/on-the-ecclesiastical-mystagogy-pps-59/

-Apocalypse. An Alexandrian World Chronicle (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library) by Pseudo-Methodius (2012-06-04): https://www.amazon.com/Apocalypse-Alexandrian-Chronicle-Pseudo-Methodius-2012-06-04/dp/B01FEKZC44

Videos mentioned:

Symbolism of the Beasts in The Book of Revelation: https://youtu.be/-wchjSeB5Oo

The Mythical Constantinople | with Dr. Mario Baghos: https://youtu.be/3vGTGBW8CS4

Montero and WandaVision: How Satanism Functions: https://youtu.be/q1-U5WSy2Gs

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