The Symbolic World

By Jonathan Pageau

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 Apr 29, 2021

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Jonathan Pageau looks at symbolism in all its forms, from its source in sacred stories and images to contemporary culture and ultimately how it shapes the very world we encounter.

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203 - Bishop Barron - A Return to Cosmic Christianity
00:58:59
Most listeners would need no introduction to Bishop Robert Barron. He is the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in the Catholic Church. He's also an author, speaker, theologian, and founder of Word on Fire, a global media ministry. I finally had the opportunity to talk with him in the wake of the recent "Four Horsemen of Meaning" discussion published on Jordan Peterson's YouTube channel (linked below). We discuss the Bible, beauty, art, how Christianity can exist in contemporary culture, and the problems of atheism, iconoclasm, social justice, ethics, addiction and the critical historical approach to religion. - The Four Horsemen of Meaning discussion with Jordan Peterson, Bishop Barron, John Vervaeke and Jonathan Pageau: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCvQsqSCWjA Bishop Barron's work: - Word on Fire website: https://www.wordonfire.org/ - Bishop Barron YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/wordonfirevideo ====================== Original video: https://youtu.be/BR3br53d2x0 Support this podcast: - Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ - Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos - Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau - Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: - Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ - The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: - Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld - Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau
Nov 24, 2021
202 - Christopher Kaczor & Matthew Petrusek - Jordan Peterson, God, and Christianity
00:39:49
Christopher Kaczor and Matthew Petrusek are two Catholic scholars and Word on Fire fellows who wrote a book about Jordan Peterson, titled "Jordan Peterson, God, and Christianity: The Search for a Meaningful Life". Here we discuss their book, the impact Jordan Peterson has made and how some of his core ideas relate to Christianity and the world right now. Christopher and Matthew's book, Jordan Peterson, God, and Christianity: The Search for a Meaningful Life - Word on Fire: https://www.wordonfire.org/peterson-book/ - Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Jordan-Peterson-God-Christianity-Meaningful-ebook/dp/B095J3SB9M ========================== Original video: https://youtu.be/u5Tl8txtD3k Support this podcast: Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau
Nov 22, 2021
201 - Neil DeGraide - A New Era of Storytelling
00:45:13
Neil DeGraide is head of the band Dirt Poor Robins and “Queen of the Night" is their latest concept record. The story is a modern aged fairytale shown in the style of a silent film era motion picture, reinforced by new music. To help complete the post production required for all 5 episodes and for future projects, Dirt Poor Robins is looking for support through Patreon. Patreon supporters will be granted exclusive access through monthly Q&A zoom calls. - Premiering 16 November 2021, 9 pm ET: Queen of the Night - Episode 1 "The Prologue": https://youtu.be/X_GugZS1pqQ - Visit the Dirt Poor Robins website: https://www.dirtpoorrobins.com/ - Dirt Poor Robins Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dirtpoorrobins - Derek Fiedler’s symbolic breakdowns for Queen of the Night https://youtube.com/c/DerekJFiedler ================================ Original video: https://youtu.be/3l-9IlkevAo Support this podcast: Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau
Nov 16, 2021
200 - Richard Rohlin - The Holy Grail: The Key to Understanding the West - Part 1
00:57:56
This is our first Universal History episode on the legend of the Holy Grail. Richard Rohlin and I take a deep dive into the origin of the Holy Grail, how relics convey power and how the Grail forms an integral part of the story of the West. To build this thread Richard explores 3 sources: the Celtic tradition and particularly their understanding of relics (pt.1), what we'll call the Iberian Virgin and her Holy Grail (pt.2), and finally the cloth that contains the face and body of Christ (pt.3). Also, go back God's'Dog: http://www.godsdog.com Book and articles mentioned: - The Virgin and the Grail: Origins of a Legend by Joseph Goering: https://www.amazon.com/Virgin-Grail-Origins-Legend/dp/0300192029 - Sacred Space, Sacred Art and The Power of Women, article by Jonathan Pageau: https://orthodoxartsjournal.org/sacred-art-and-the-power-of-women/ Richard Rohlin’s work: - Amon Sûl podcast, co-hosted by Richard Rohlin: https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/amonsul - Finding the Golden Key book project for listeners to submit abstracts: https://findingthegoldenkey.com ================================= Original video: https://youtu.be/7sJBEEuEG_s Support this podcast: Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau
Nov 15, 2021
199 - Ben Hatke - The New gods of Modern Storytelling
01:25:42
I interview American cartoonist and children’s book illustrator Ben Hatke about storytelling and graphic novels. We talk about the evolution of stories, how we make them our own, how modern superhero comics compare with ancient mythology, whether the story of Christ stands apart and above other stories, and whether it has a monopoly on certain storytelling tropes. Support the God's'Dog graphic novel: https://www.godsdog.com I said Ben’s book, Julia’s House Goes Home, will come out this month, but we actually recorded this in early October. So you can already buy it: Julia's House Goes Home (19 Oct 2021): https://www.amazon.com/Julias-House-Goes-Home-Hatke/dp/1250769329/ Original video: https://youtu.be/OCl_UphiIR4 Support this podcast: Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau
Nov 09, 2021
198 - Finding the Giant Dog-Headed St. Christopher in the Bible
00:40:11
Based on an article I published in 2013, I show how the shadow of St Christopher appears in Scripture in ways that will surprise many. Original article: https://orthodoxartsjournal.org/the-icon-of-st-christopher/ Back our current attempt to tell a legendary version of this story as a graphic novel: https://www.godsdog.com Original video: https://youtu.be/ReZvkYp-CG0 Support this podcast: Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau
Nov 08, 2021
197 - Nicholas Kotar - Double Inversion Storytelling
00:45:08
I had an interview with Nicholas Kotar and his patron community where we discussed the new graphic novel, God's'Dog, written by me and my brother Matthieu Pageau and illustrated by Cord Nielson. To exercise full autonomy and draw in listener participation, God’s’Dog will rely entirely on crowdfunding. We have a lot in store since this is only the first book of a whole series. In our interview Nicholas Kotar asks me about the origin of God’sDog, explaining a bit about the plot, garments of skin, bridging the historical and fantastical, the return of dragons and monsters, transhumanism and finally, entertainment in its proper perspective. Be sure to check out the God’sDog website for all the tiers of support, which include add-ons like prints and signed prints etc. God's'Dog Graphic Novel Website crowdfunding: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/god-s-dog-graphic-novel#/ God’sDog promo: https://youtu.be/x_6UFwr9QDA Original video from which this podcast was made: https://youtu.be/lGoLsD9-jpk Support this podcast: Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau
Nov 05, 2021
196 - October 2021 Q&A
01:48:54
This is the monthly YouTube Q&A livestream, where I answer questions that patrons of $10/month or more submit on my website, Subscribestar and Patreon. Original video: https://youtu.be/Y5bzYGnryNc Support this podcast: Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau
Nov 05, 2021
195 - Aidan Hart - The Dance between Sacred and Secular
00:58:40
Aidan Hart is a writer, iconographer and liturgical designer. I’m very excited to have him on the podcast as he’s been an inspiration in the world of iconography and to me personally since I started carving icons. Today we of course talk about his work, not just in iconography but also in liturgical design more generally. We also discuss the difficulty of novelty in the modern world, the artist vs the saint, the possibilities for the sacred informing the secular, dealing with ugliness in our world and future solutions to create more beauty. Original video: https://youtu.be/hzQkolwWkwE Support this podcast: Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau
Nov 04, 2021
194 - Richard Rohlin - Secular Superheroes before Cancel Culture
01:14:34
In this episode of the Universal History series, Richard Rohlin and I discuss the tradition of the Nine Worthies. We’ve been talking a lot about sacred history and how these religious patterns manifested themselves in how people understood their own identities. But now we move to a more secular Western Europe, where even here there was still a desire people had to connect their own society, through memory and celebration, to different characters in the past. The Nine Worthies personify the ideals of chivalry, as established in the Middle Ages. Richard Rohlin’s work: -Amon Sûl podcast, co-hosted by Richard Rohlin: https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/amonsul -Finding the Golden Key book project for listeners to submit abstracts: https://findingthegoldenkey.com Original video: https://youtu.be/_5Yi95ok0Xo Support this podcast: Webside: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau
Nov 03, 2021
193 - Discerning the Spiritual World: UFOs, Machine Elves, Placebo, Prelest & Paradise
01:57:22
This is a repost of an interview I had on the Your Mate Tom podcast. Tom and I talked frankly about our current political situation in the world, the Book of Revelation, power and safety and what the future holds. We also discussed symbolism more broadly, spirituality, the consequences of the disintegration of Christianity, spiritual war and deception, how Christianity approaches “integrating the shadow”, how Christ completes the “Hero’s Journey”, absolute non-duality and new age ideas, UFOs, the placebo and psychedelics, video games, horror and more. Original video: https://youtu.be/HEnr8pVigxg Your Mate Tom YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXSF1F_RFRUVNXX4QmB6vmw Support this podcast: Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau This episode was edited by Justin Ward
Oct 30, 2021
192 - September 2021 Q&A
02:18:08
This is the monthly Q&A livestream on YouTube, where I answer questions that patrons of $10/month or more submit on my website, Subscribestar and Patreon. Original video: https://youtu.be/83EYS82PsjI Support this podcast: Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau
Oct 30, 2021
191 - Gauthier Pierozak - The Lost Symbolism Archives
00:34:25
In this episode I interview Gauthier Pierozak about the amazing work he’s done to rediscover and share the lost work of the 20th century French symbolist, Louis Charbonneau-Lassay. Charbonneau was a Catholic archaeologist who also collaborated with René Guénon, but remained dedicated to approaching symbolism through primarily a Christian lens. He was particularly interested in how all of the natural world - plants, animals, minerals etc. - participate in symbolically representing different aspects of God. Gauthier reconstructed Charbonneau’s book, The Vulnerary of Christ, which was translated into English. He also made publicly available many of the previously lost notes of Charbonneau: -French archives of the work of Louis Charbonneau-Lassay: https://www.archives-charbonneau-lassay.org -Gauthier Pierozak on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gauthierpierozak/ Books: -The Vulnerary of Christ: The Mysterious Emblems of the Wounds in the Body and Heart of Jesus Christ: https://www.amazon.com/Vulnerary-Christ-Mysterious-Emblems-Wounds/dp/1621386767/ -The Bestiary of Christ by Louis Charbonneau-Lassay: https://www.amazon.com/Bestiary-Christ-Louis-Charbonneau-Lassay/dp/0140194495/ -Le Bestiaire du Christ (A.M. BX LIVRES) (French Edition): https://www.amazon.com/le-bestiaire-du-christ/dp/2226149058/ Further reading: -Article on The Symbolic World blog: Some Observations on Louis Charbonneau-Lassay’s “The Vulnerary of Christ”: https://thesymbolicworld.com/articles/some-observations-on-louis-charbonneau-lassays-the-vulnerary-of-christ/ Original video: https://youtu.be/LfCKVnQMe8g ==================== Support this podcast: Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau
Oct 28, 2021
190 - Deacon Henok Elias - Inside the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
01:06:36
Dn. Henok Elias is an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian and has a YouTube channel called Philosophy of Art & Science. Many listeners recommended I talk with him for an insider perspective on the particulars of Ethiopian Orthodox traditions. Dn. Henok and I discuss his place in the church, training and poetry in the Ethiopian tradition, what his perspective is on the discussions about Ethiopia on this channel, patron saints, feasts, Lalibela churches as the “New Jerusalem”, the role of drum instruments in the Ethiopian church and finally I ask his opinion about the future role of Ethiopia in the universal history. -Dn. Henok’s YouTube channel, Philosophy of Art & Science (POAAS): https://www.youtube.com/c/HenokElias -Tewahido Bible Study: https://tewahido.transistor.fm Original video: https://youtu.be/3uUGoDa-nes Support this podcast: Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau This podcast episode was edited by Justin Ward
Oct 28, 2021
189 - What Makes an Inverted Pentagram Satanic
00:19:09
Taken from my supporter only videos, this episode looks at what it is about the inverted pentagram which has made it associated with Satanism, but also why we find it in some churches. Original video: https://youtu.be/xvwdqaCg-Zg Support this podcast: Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau
Oct 27, 2021
188 - The Theology Behind the Culture War
00:26:07
Transcendence VS Immanence One of the big problems people face today regarding religion or the notion of God, is the problem of what I would call the reality of God VS the reality of the world. This might seem abstract at first, but it ends up manifesting itself in everybody’s life, whether they’re religious or not. It ends up manifesting itself in opposites; on the one hand there is the argument of transcendence; that God is completely above the world. While on the other hand there is immanence; that God completely fills the world. Understanding this problem can help us understand some of the discourse people are using, and how we often feel trapped in extreme opposites. Original video: https://youtu.be/blY45eUx8iI Support this podcast: Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau This podcast episode was edited by Justin Ward.
Oct 27, 2021
187 - The Fall of Loki (Into the Multiverse)
00:15:40
The last episode of Marvel’s Loki series took a surprisingly thoughtful look at the problem of opposites. The entire series was about the challenges and opportunities of two extremes, unlimited variability on one side and absolute control and linearity on the other. This whole problem culminates into the last episode, which was brought into an almost theological realm as the entire climax of the series became a play on Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden facing the puzzle of the serpent. In this podcast episode I explore the final Loki episode and the general tendency in both the MCU and DC to move towards the trope of the multiverse in their storytelling. Just a fair warning: spoilers are definitely ahead. Original video: https://youtu.be/NJKgm94fw3E Support this podcast: Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau
Oct 26, 2021
186 - Fr. Andrew Damick - A Cosmic Vision of the Gospel
00:52:15
Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick is Chief Content Officer of Ancient Faith Ministries. He has been podcasting since 2007 and is host of the Orthodox Engagement, Amon Sûl, Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy, and Roads from Emmaus podcasts, and co-host of The Lord of Spirits and The Areopagus Podcast. Today we talk about his new book, Arise O God: The Gospel of Christ’s Defeat of Demons, Sin, and Death (see link below). It's a very succinct introduction to a more cosmic and narrative vision of the Gospel and it captures much of what him and Fr. Stephen De Young have been discussing on the Lord of Spirits Podcast. -Fr. Andrew’s book - Arise O God: The Gospel of Christ’s Defeat of Demons, Sin, and Death: https://store.ancientfaith.com/arise-o-god/ -Fr. Andrew’s Ancient Faith Ministries contributor page: https://www.ancientfaith.com/contributors/andrew_stephen_damick -Lord of Spirits podcast, by Fr. Andrew Damick and Fr. Stephen De Young: https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/lordofspirits Original video: https://youtu.be/6U7c_89FeWM Support this podcast: Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau
Oct 26, 2021
185 - How Kanye West Bridges Contradictions With Donda
00:13:28
Kanye West’s new album, named after his late mother Donda, was released on 29 August 2021 and since its release people have been asking me what I think of it and of his controversial collaboration with artists like DaBaby and Marilyn Manson. In this episode I take a look at what he seems to be trying to do with this album, looking specifically at one of his Chicago events and the song Come to Life, which includes Kim Kardashian in the music video. As you know I’ve been following Kanye West for a while, keeping an eye on his effects on culture and his conversion to Christianity. I’ve said before that he’s playing the role of the fool who is capable of bridging extremes in culture. In his own particularities he seems to be trying to reconcile many contradictions and bringing that into the symbolism of his music as well as in his collaborations. Original video: https://youtu.be/Xm7UNFMb6aU Support this podcast: Webside: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau
Oct 25, 2021
184 - Richard Rohlin - Extreme Ethiopia
01:12:49
This is my third and final Universal History discussion with Richard Rohlin on the topic of Ethiopia. Today we will look at several Ethiopian practices and how they ultimately manifest the two roles of Ethiopia as both the “container”, or the Ark, and the extreme. We discuss the importance of personhood in culture and the role of the saints, before we dive into different themes in Ethiopian tradition and hagiography that include a focus on the 9 Roman Saints we mentioned last time, the good thief, the saint as punisher, the scandalous aspect of salvation regarding cannibalism and the Eucharist, and much more. Enjoy. Richard Rohlin’s work: -Amon Sûl podcast, co-hosted by Richard Rohlin: https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/amonsul -Finding the Golden Key book project for listeners to submit abstracts: https://findingthegoldenkey.com Read more: -The Mystery of Ethiopian Iconography article, by Jonathan Pageau: https://orthodoxartsjournal.org/the-mystery-of-ethiopian-iconography/ -The Serpents of Orthodoxy article, by Jonathan Pageau: https://orthodoxartsjournal.org/the-serpents-of-orthodoxy/ Original video: https://youtu.be/ynovna2c9r8 Support this podcast: Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau
Oct 25, 2021
183 - August 2021 Super-Post-Covid Q&A
02:13:47
August 2021 monthly Q&A Original video: https://youtu.be/hctOvHGJSfM Support this podcast: Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau
Oct 23, 2021
182 - The Key to How I Interpret Scripture
00:24:06
I look at 3 stanzas in St. Ephrem’s book ‘Hymns on Paradise’, as well as some of my recent episodes about Scripture and a short text from the Gospel of St. Matthew about St. Peter walking on water. Hopefully this can give listeners a clue as to how I draw different texts together to think about symbolism in Scripture. Hymns on Paradise: St. Ephrem the Syrian – Translated by Sebastian Brock: https://svspress.com/hymns-on-paradise-st-ephrem-the-syrian/ Original video: https://youtu.be/MedVllu0R2Y Support this podcast: Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau
Oct 23, 2021
181 - 2mørVs - Encountering the Unexpected
01:09:31
2mørVs is a Flow-Fi music artist and has made music to cover audio clips of Jordan Peterson and myself. He recently made a whole album using one of my most pivotal talks titled Pentecost for the Zombie Apocalypse. The album is called Pentecost for the Zombie Apocalypse: The Musical. Today we take a look at a few music clips from the album and discuss his inspiration, how we both experienced the talk, Saint Christopher and what he means for the Church, Theosis, garments of skin, encountering the stranger and scientism. Enjoy! Check out 2mørVs’ work: -2mørVs & Jonathan Pageau - Pentecost for the Zombie Apocalypse: The Musical - GET THE ALBUM: https://fanlink.to/PftZAtM (Original talk - Pentecost for the Zombie Apocalypse: https://youtu.be/zXOdlIXDsr8) -YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/2m%C3%B8rVs/videos -Spofity: https://spoti.fi/2luuFu8 -Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-220481948 Original video: https://youtu.be/4vA-ItUAxm4 Support this channel: Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau
Oct 19, 2021
180 - Christianity Rebukes the Powerful
00:17:42
This podcast episode was taken from the July patron-only video. It looks at how part of how Christ fills the hierarchy of the world is by attacking the powerful for not participating in connecting that which is above with that which is below, not answering need, being hypocrites and not seeing the spiritual significance of their outer forms. Because the question of authority and revolution really riled up many people, I decided to make this public. Website and The Symbolic World blog: http://www.thesymbolicworld.com Merch: http://www.thesymbolicworld.store Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Support: Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau My website designers, Anomalist Design: https://www.anomalistdesign.com/
Oct 15, 2021
179 - Dr. Mario Baghos - The Immortal Emperor
02:08:59
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau This is my second conversation with Dr. Mario Baghos, an Australian scholar and lecturer at St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College (Sydney College of Divinity). In this talk we explore in much more depth the notion of the Immortal Emperor, the Marble King or the Sleeping King legend that we see in the Byzantine tradition but also in other traditions. Ultimately we tie it in with a discussion about the apocalyptic motif in Byzantine thinking. This conversation is a complement to my previous talks with Richard Rohlin on universal history, especially The Apocalypse and the Return of the King (https://youtu.be/TyLFK7Lo0Zw) and the most recent discussion about Ethiopia, titled From Alexander the Great to Ethiopia (https://youtu.be/AkXcay54e6Q). Check out Dr. Mario Baghos’ profile page at St Andrew's for links to his work: http://www.sagotc.edu.au/faculty/dr-mario-baghos D. Mario Baghos’ book (Please feel free to leave a rating and/or review), From the Ancient Near East to Christian Byzantium: Kings, Symbols, and Cities: https://www.cambridgescholars.com/product/978-1-5275-6627-9 (Enter the code PROMO25 to at the checkout to redeem a 25% discount) Original Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSst-2ABm9I My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Oct 06, 2021
178 - July 2021 Q&A
02:12:05
July 2021 Q&A Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoffbO_A2hM Support this podcast: Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau The podcast was edited by Justin Ward
Oct 01, 2021
177 - Christianity is Not Revolutionary
00:28:33
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau 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. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Frh_f-wgxZE My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Sep 25, 2021
176 - Richard Rohlin - From Alexander the Great to Ethiopia
01:19:19
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau 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 (https://youtu.be/czy7MnDXOO0). In this episode we address some responses we’ve received on the universal history series. We discuss the Apocalypse of Pseudo-Methodius more in depth, the role of Ethiopia in medieval history, the magic gates of Alexander the Great and Alexander’s connection to Ethiopia and the apocalypse, hybridity and we also hint at the symbolism of the US, in particular the Lincoln Memorial. Original Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkXcay54e6Q My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Sep 19, 2021
175 - The Symbolic Structure of the Beatitudes
00:19:15
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau 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. It’s also important to understand the surrounding context of the Beatitudes and how they fit into the bigger image of who Christ is. Remember to like and subscribe if you enjoy these kinds of videos and check out all The Symbolic World links below for more content like articles on symbolism, the clips channel, my French channel and the Symbolic World merch store. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryNfmZgoJCA My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Sep 09, 2021
174 - The Inevitability of Religion
01:09:47
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau 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. The Freedom Pact Podcast has been featured in the top 100 of every global chart. Including being top 50 in the UK, US & India, and being #1 in places such as Iceland, Northern Ireland, Norway, the Philippines, Nigeria and Cana Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUQs5PxSi4s My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Sep 02, 2021
173 - Richard Rohlin - The Mystery of Ethiopia
01:19:03
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau 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. Stay tuned for our follow-up talk where we will see the role of Ethiopia in medieval universal history and its connections with Alexander the Great. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=czy7MnDXOO0 My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Aug 24, 2021
172 - June Q&A
02:10:00
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau June Q&A Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hY_9lKZbEc My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Aug 22, 2021
171 - Eugene Vodolazkin - Laurus, a Glimpse Into the Medieval Mind
00:55:22
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau I talk with Russian scholar and author, Eugene Vodolazkin. Eugene wrote the amazing and highly recommended novel, Laurus. Laurus won the National Big Book Award and the Yasnaya Polyana Award and was shortlisted for the National Bestseller Prize, the Russian Booker Prize and the New Literature Award. It has been translated into eighteen languages. Set in the fifteenth century, it's remarkable at transporting the reader to medieval thinking and an enchanted vision of Christianity, paving the way for good Christian storytelling. In this interview Eugene and I discuss how the perceptions of time and transcendence differed for ancient people compared to today, we talk about how history was viewed in the Middle Ages and the natural connections with the pagan traditions that historically preceded Christianity. We also discuss modern storytelling like that of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling, the magnitude of Scripture and avoiding creating propaganda. Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/Laurus-Eugene-Vodolazkin/dp/178074871X Original Video: hwww.youtube.com/watch?v=fjupdHkSLcw My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Aug 15, 2021
170 - Bridging the Symbolic and Scientific Worldviews (EMP Podcast)
01:55:34
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau I sit down with Rafe Kelley on his podcast called Evolve Move Play (EMP). Rafe is interested in human movement training and parkour. Evolve Move Play “reconnects people to the most meaningful aspects of life and helps them cultivate their character through outdoor movement training with online courses, classes, and retreats.” Rafe comes from a more scientific perspective and has been in conversation with people like John Vervaeke and Paul VanderKlay (https://youtu.be/0p47jSSYXZk). This interview is an attempt to bridge the gap between the symbolic, or mythological, worldview and Rafe’s more materialist presuppositions. We talk about the reemergence of the religious spirit (“re-enchantment), social justice, BLM and veganism etc, the role religion has played evolutionarily, the problem of inclusion and exclusion in group identity, the work of Jonathan Haidt, spirituality, emergence and emanation, the universalist position and much more. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=06Osa0EmJVc My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Aug 06, 2021
169 - Richard Rohlin - The Apocalypse and the Return of the King
01:19:18
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau 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. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyLFK7Lo0Zw My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jul 30, 2021
168 - The Mark of Cain
00:46:38
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau This is my second video trying to relate the difficult symbolism in the Book of Revelation. While my first video was about the beasts in Revelation, now we will attempt to understand the Mark of the Beast. But to understand the Mark of the Beast we must first understand what a mark is in general. In this video I discuss this very primordial symbolism, starting with its origins in Scripture and how it’s related to accounting, technology, identification, and, yes, medicine. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh9BC-wONBs My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jul 24, 2021
167 - Frederica Mathewes-Green - How We Exist Together
00:52:30
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau rederica Mathewes-Green is a well-known writer and speaker on the Eastern Orthodox faith in America. She is very involved with Ancient Faith Radio and has her own ongoing podcast, “Frederica Here and Now” that started in 2007. She’s written numerous books like “Welcome to the Orthodox Church, An Introduction to Eastern Christianity”, “The Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer that Tunes the Heart to God” and many more. In this interview we talk about the idea of “re-enchantment” that you’ve heard me mention, differentiating it from “magic”. We discuss the various problems with modernity, like abstraction, loneliness, self-naming and how the popular psychological notion of “self-help” differs from the Orthodox path to salvation. Lastly we talk about the “supernatural”, or #SymbolismHappens. Check out Frederica’s website: https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/frederica/ Her books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Frederica-Mathewes-Green/e/B001JS53KE%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fredericamg Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYsFwHXTY-Y My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jul 19, 2021
166 - May Q&A
02:30:26
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau May Q&A Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb4IdtMEMlU My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jul 09, 2021
165 - Robert Breedlove - What is Money?
00:50:36
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau I interview Robert Breedlove to talk about cryptocurrency and Bitcoin. Robert is the host of the What Is Money Show podcast linked below. He has a background in finance, accounting and cryptocurrency. We discuss what money is, the uniqueness of Bitcoin as a currency, where its security comes from, the role of authority in currency, the volatility of Bitcoin and the dangers of potentiality. Original Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbOajBWY4bs My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jul 02, 2021
164 - Dr. Mario Baghos - The Mythical Constantinople
01:01:37
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau I interview Dr. Mario Baghos, an Australian scholar. Dr Mario Baghos is Lecturer in Theology (Patristics) and Church History at St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College (Sydney College of Divinity). Dr. Baghos has a PhD in Studies in Religion from the University of Sydney (2015). He has written a book called “From the Ancient Near East to Christian Byzantium” wherein he explores the symbolism of the foundations of Constantinople and ancient civilizations. This discussion is a continuation of my first interview with Richard Rohlin (A Universal History: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N5s4n_lwB8) where we talked about history through the more mythical, symbolic lens. In this interview Mario and I discuss the importance of Constantinople, the “second Rome”, as the first city founded upon a Christian vision of the cosmos, by Saint Constantine the Great after his conversion to Christianity. We discuss the legends around the founding of the city, its forgotten spiritual and cultural influence, its connection with Troy and role in the universal history as well as the preservation of ancient pagan texts and statuary and their place in a Christian hierarchy. Mario’s book, From the Ancient Near East to Christian Byzantium: Kings, Symbols, and Cities: https://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Near-East-Christian-Byzantium/dp/1527566277/ -Cambridge Scholars Publishing: https://www.cambridgescholars.com/product/978-1-5275-6627-9 Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vGTGBW8CS4 My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jun 20, 2021
163 - Dr. Paula Boddington - Biotech Creation Myths
01:03:25
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Dr. Paula Boddington is a moral philosopher and expert on the ethical questions surrounding the advancement of biomedical technologies as well as artificial intelligence. This is our second conversation where we continue to discuss AI and the narratives surrounding it, as well as dissecting other modern narratives about technology, evolution, progress, environmentalism, medical hybridization, contraceptives, intelligence and the individual. Our first conversation: How Artificial Intelligence is Reshaping Humanity - With Dr. Paula Boddington: https://youtu.be/jti77KQKYuc Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=h76iIz8t1gE My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jun 13, 2021
162 - Fr. Stephen De Young - Hope for the Future and the Religion of the Apostles
01:09:33
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Fr. Stephen De Young is an Orthodox priest. He’s the host of the Whole Counsel of God podcast and a co-host of the Lord of Spirits podcast from Ancient Faith Ratio. He’s also the author of the Whole Counsel Blog. Today we are discussing Fr. Stephen’s new book “The Religion of the Apostles”. We talk about "the divine council”, what it means to exist, monotheism vs polytheism, atheism and materialism, postmodernism, the Book of Enoch, witchcraft, the judgement of God and hope for the future. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsuxgepcNwQ My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jun 06, 2021
161 - April Q&A
02:11:53
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau April Q&A Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf9Z3KgjHTM My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
May 30, 2021
160 - Richard Rohlin - A Universal History
01:15:50
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau I interview Richard Rohlin, philologist and co-host of the Amon Sûl podcast. We talk about the "universal history" - ancient people understood themselves to part of fundamentally the same world approachable through different identities and particularities in time. The modern world has lost this natural coherence and instead sees identity and narrative as tyrannical and/or arbitrary. Richard and I talk about hagiography, the Middle Ages as our cultural backdrop, synchronism and how we can rediscover a shared and coherent narrative by understanding historical events symbolically. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N5s4n_lwB8 My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
May 22, 2021
159 - Montero and WandaVision - How Satanism Functions
00:35:05
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau In today's video I discuss the symbolic coherence in Lil Nas X's controversial music video titled Montero (Call Me By Your Name) and Marvel Studios' miniseries WandaVision. These timely productions make use of powerful and coherent symbolic imagery that can help us better understand what Satanism and witchcraft are and exactly how they subvert their narrative source: a broken Christianity. Satanism as self-worship is the embodiment, the celebration, of the end of Christianity (self-sacrifice in love for God). Satanism is subversive by nature such that many Satanists don't even believe in Satan - but they don't have to. Satanism has never been about devil worship, rather it's about embodying the revolutionary pattern itself, as we can see in Montero, where he seduces, kills and replaces Satan with himself. In WandaVision we are basically told the story of the Matrix, but this time from the perspective of the Matrix itself as the main character. In her own self-concern the witch wants to prevent “incarnation”, normal relationships between people, so that she can manipulate things to fulfil her own dreams. To do this she gives birth to a “virtual reality”, creating a fantasy world for the sake of being with Vision, the embodiment of artificial intelligence, the “perfect man”. The story is framed for viewers to sympathize not with the many people being tortured under Wanda’s totalitarian system, but with Wanda herself as the exceptional and victimized individual. These examples give us insight into what the opposite of Christianity is and how Christianity is brought to ruin: the tyranny of the individual in all its idiosyncratic passions. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1-U5WSy2Gs My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
May 15, 2021
158 - Paul Kingsnorth - Environmentalism, the Tower of Babel and the Disintegration of Culture
00:54:34
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau In this video I interview Paul Kingsnorth, an English writer and thinker. We talk about environmentalism, the Tower of Babel, how he came to Orthodox Christianity, the decline of Christianity in the West and our current cultural crises, and finally, the counter-intuitive solution of true selflessness that Christ offers mankind. You can learn more about Paul Kingsnorth's work here: https://www.paulkingsnorth.net/​ Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqDWGdJJx1Y My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
May 08, 2021
157 - Monkey Man - The Emergence of Chimeras in Our Culture
00:13:52
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau In this video we look at the meaning of hybrids: mixtures between categories of identity. With emerging technologies it's become possible to artificially create hybrids of different types of animals, or even to interbreed between humans and animals. A recent development at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California has sparked public debate given their experimentation with a monkey-human hybrid embryo. The ancient word for such a hybrid is chimera. Like the sphinx and cherubim these mixed beings indicate a breakdown and confusion of identity and act as a buffer between existence and non-existence. What can the (quite literal) emergence of chimeras tell us about the state of our world today? Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeqrMjNZsW0 My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
May 01, 2021
156 - Symbolism of the Beasts in The Book of Revelation
00:41:46
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau We examine the symbolism of the Dragon and the Beasts in the book of Revelation and how it relates to us today. The coherence of the imagery used in the text is explained as well as the relevance to current political trends and the development of artificial intelligence. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wchjSeB5Oo My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Apr 24, 2021
155 - March Q&A
02:25:42
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau March Q&A Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W_PRlG8yrw My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Apr 18, 2021
154 - Sir Gawain and The Green Knight - Part 2
00:24:11
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau This is the second part of the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Sir Gawain goes off to get his head cut off, and he finds himself in an upside down situation full of trickery and tests. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ch1T24-W7Q My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Apr 12, 2021
153 - Sir Gawain and The Green Knight - Part 1
00:15:00
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau We explore the symbolic structure of the first part of the the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight as he encounters the Knight. We look at the cosmological and ontological structure set up as Sir Gawain accepts to make an impossible promise. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg5RDZ7mMKo My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Apr 06, 2021
152 - February Q&A
02:11:33
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau February Q&A Original Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j92Dgix8-dw My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Apr 02, 2021
151 - Neil DeGraide - Can Artists Predict the Future?
00:56:08
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Neil De Graide is a musician, composer and singer for Dirt Poor Robins. We discuss how artists can sometimes intuit what will happen and manifest that in their work. Dirt Poor Robins Website https://www.dirtpoorrobins.com/ Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yccw1Jv2s9U My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Mar 27, 2021
150 - Dr. Paula Boddington - How AI Is Reshaping Humanity
01:10:52
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Dr Boddington is the author of "Towards a Code of Ethics for Artificial Intelligence". She is currently a Senior Lecturer at the New College of the Humanities and has held academic positions at the University of Bristol, the Australian National University, Cardiff University, and Oxford University. She has received research awards from the Future of Life Institute, the National Institute of Health Research, and the Wellcome Trust. We discuss the ethical dilemmas of AI as well as the narratives which it engenders. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jti77KQKYuc My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Mar 22, 2021
149 - John Heers - Old World vs New World
00:56:02
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau This is an episode of the WAWTAR (why are we talking about rabbits) podcast where we look at the difference between the Old World and New World and why that is relevant today. https://first-things.org/podcast Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa_7QIEMJPg My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Mar 17, 2021
148 - Mark Doerksen - St. Margaret the Dragon Slayer
00:56:03
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau For a literature class at Saskatoon University, I discuss St-Margaret (Marina) of Antioch with Mark Doerksen. We discuss St-Margaret's surprising story of being swallowed by a dragon and piercing it to escape. We examine how this is related to the feminine hero and the role of martyrs as examples for Christians. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhqAdco3zFU My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Mar 12, 2021
147 - The Dark Knight - How to Be a Hero in an Upside Down World
00:13:07
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau We look at how Batman in The Dark Knight shows us how to be a hero in an upside down world in the scene where kidnappers dress up their victims as perpetrators. We compare this story to Christ turning the tables over in the Temple to chase away the money changers. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tCdjA6aknQ My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Mar 07, 2021
146 - JF Martel - The Weird and the Sacred
00:55:58
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau JF Martel is a filmmaker, an author, a cultural commentator and the co-host of a podcast called Weird Studies. My strange doppelganger, JF and I discuss art, stories and the relationship with the weird and the sacred. You can find JF's content from his website: http://www.reclaimingart.com/ Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvlmDhltTAU My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Mar 02, 2021
145 - January Q&A
02:27:22
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau January Q&A Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=weX2nbdva1E My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Feb 27, 2021
144 - Fr. John Strickland - History of the West in View of the East
00:54:57
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Fr. John Strickland is a parish priest who is also the author of a series on the the history of Christianity from the point of view of the relationship between the East and the West. We explore the shift in culture produced in the West which can be traced all the way to the court of Charlemagne, and how this shift grows in the Renaissance to give us the modern age and its fragmentation. https://www.ancientfaith.com/contributors/john_strickland Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y2XNfUNeTo My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Feb 23, 2021
143 - The Blindness of "Following the Science"
00:13:01
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Many Public figures have been using the phrase "follow the science" in the recent crisis. Such phrases ignore how science is a tool and does not offer any way of discerning a goal towards which we should follow science. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNKn5d_yUrg My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Feb 20, 2021
142 - Matt Fradd - Icons vs Porn
01:16:47
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Matt Fradd from Pints with Aquinas and I get to know each other and we discuss iconography, religious art, nudity, pornography and how Christianity has found solutions to these questions. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN771heEs4U My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Feb 15, 2021
141 - December Q&A
01:43:16
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau December Q&A Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKeEmnCLOkI My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Feb 10, 2021
140 - Paul Vanderklay - The Future of Online Discussions on Meaning
01:28:17
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Paul Vanderklay and I discuss the future of online discussions on meaning, where we are going and how we can bear fruits in the real world. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knkx5sMK4D8 My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Feb 06, 2021
139 - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer as Modern Mythmaking
00:12:50
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau We look at the story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and how it can show us a glimpse of how stories take up ma mythical space. This video was my December 2019 patron only video. Original Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z87XnoXrjo My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jan 26, 2021
138 - Guy Sengstock - Being, Intelligibility and God
01:28:19
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Guy Sengstock is a thinker involved with John Vervaeke and the circling movement. We discuss the experience of the world, its intelligibility and how it points to God. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VBL4Jr_290 My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jan 19, 2021
137 - Diving Into Dante's Divine Comedy
01:29:59
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau I discuss the general symbolism of the Divine Comedy, its relation to other narratives and its important role in the re-enchanting culture today. The discussion was given to a reading group which included Franco Gallippi, an expert on Italian Culture who has taught at McMaster University. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R2N5v4sN9A My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jan 15, 2021
136 - Adam Friended - Religion and Materialism
01:37:52
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Adam Friended is an artist and Youtube commentator. He has been involved in the Atheist - Theist debates since the arrival of Jordan Peterson. We go over my discussion with Rationality Rules and move on to discuss the importance of a cosmological frame and the limits of Bret Weinstein's Metaphorical Truth. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLJd1-tRpiY My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jan 10, 2021
135 - November Q&A
02:08:39
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau November Q&A Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0eA0875G_o My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jan 06, 2021
134 - Rationality Rules - Possibilities and Limits of Metaphorical Truth
01:16:18
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Stephen Woodford of Rationality Rules has a Youtube channel which attempts to debunk spurious arguments for God and Religion. We discuss Bret Weinstein's notion of "metaphorical truth", its possibilities and limits. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2Sdas8_c04 My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jan 02, 2021
133 - Rod Dreher - Preparing for a Soft Totalitarian Future
00:55:53
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau I discuss his new book, Live Not By Lies: a Manual for Christian Dissidents, with Rod Dreher. We explore the increasing systems of control coupled within a increasing culture war in which corporations have taken a side. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zkfRa5NMFQ My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Dec 28, 2020
132 - Sargon of Akkad - New Atheist Failure
01:10:50
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau This event was organized by Thinkspot. www.thinkspot.com Sargon's (Carl Benjamin) channels: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCitU2-w3XE8ujvUZjcAnhIg https://www.youtube.com/user/SargonofAkkad100 Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV9UnChaLmk My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Dec 22, 2020
131 - Tom Holland - Discussing Dominion
00:52:03
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Tom Holland is a best selling author who's recent book "Dominion" has been making waves in the post-secular crowd because it examines the Christian frame by which even atheists and anti-theists motivate their actions. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qGfkFlZKgA My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Dec 17, 2020
130 - Miracles and their Role in Creation
00:48:04
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau JP Marceau and I explore how through patterns of emanation and emergence, miracles appear as super-events which show us the pattern of reality. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su_ggDVzKLw My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Dec 10, 2020
129 - The Meaning of Goblins, Dwarves, Imps and Other Earth Monsters
00:18:02
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Last year's Halloween Patron only talk. We look at the symbolism of the lower monsters and how the implicit things in the world can work. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS5Asc29oaY My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Dec 06, 2020
128 - October Q&A
01:43:13
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau October Q&A Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl17kgjgcqg My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Dec 02, 2020
127 - Understanding Kanye West on Joe Rogan
00:18:17
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau We try to get a sense of what was happening when Kanye West was on the Joe Rogan podcast. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzz5AnAz96M My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Nov 30, 2020
126 - Christian Roy - Marshall McLuhan and the Electric Nervous System of Antichrist
00:54:25
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Christian Roy is a scholar who studies media and traditional symbolism. We look at how McLuhan's frightfully accurate vision of the future can help us discern what is happening to us in the internet age. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpWxe1kGOTA&t=4s My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Nov 23, 2020
125 - Parasitic Storytelling
00:13:56
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau The rise of parasitic "woke" storytelling is something many have noticed in movie franchises like Star Wars and several others. We examine the process of inversion and look at possible solutions hidden within that process. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSlA-rFN4uY My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Nov 16, 2020
124 - Jonah and the Upside Down World
00:28:31
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau The Story of Jonah is a comedy in which the fall of Man is played back in reverse. It exemplifies the "flips" and inversions which happen at the edge and can help us understand the resurrection as well as the end of the World. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=loL7O49iPDE My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Nov 04, 2020
123 - Fr. Andrew Damick and Fr. Stephen De Young - Gods, Angels and Demons
01:06:04
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Fr. Andrew and Fr. Stephen are hosting a new podcast called Lord of Spirits which explores the reality of gods, angels, demons and spirits. They look at the Bible and Tradition to help modern people understand how the term "monotheism" does not apply to traditional Christianity. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW_WlIurGtA My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Oct 29, 2020
122 - Why Symbolism? (Campfire Podcast)
00:55:48
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau We look at a basic defense of Symbolism and how it is different from hermeneutics. This is an interview I gave for the Romanian "campfire" youtube channel. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSlA-rFN4uY My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Oct 22, 2020
121 - The Meaning of Prince Ivan and The Gray Wolf
00:55:54
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau 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. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=97bF9Kx_ZnQ My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Oct 16, 2020
120 - September Q&A
01:44:46
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau September Q&A Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ag8JkKUOlo My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Oct 08, 2020
119 - Jesus vs Barrabas
00:23:52
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau 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. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w7J1Ssa8PY My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Oct 01, 2020
118 - August Q&A
01:49:59
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau August Q&A Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe9DII7Z9TI My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Sep 22, 2020
117 - Paul Vanderklay and John Vervaeke - Emergence and Narrative
01:59:42
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau John Vervaeke, Paul Vanderklay and myself discuss the question of the meaning crisis, the reality of emergence/emanation and the value of narrative. This conversation brought about many elements we have not discussed before in our previous encounters. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5enaol6dGWU My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Sep 16, 2020
116 - Postmodernism is a Virus
00:22:50
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau 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. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7a5Z_K8LjU My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Sep 10, 2020
115 - Masks as Veils
00:22:12
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Symbolism of masks in the current context and how they relate to religious veils. Original Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heEMyxyCsX0 My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Aug 28, 2020
114 - John Vervaeke - Original Sin and the Meaning Crisis
01:29:31
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau This is a discussion I had with John Vervaeke's for his podcast Voices with Vervaeke. We discuss a reinterpretation of Original Sin, Covid the protest and how the meaning crisis has been brought into our bodies. Original Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GJDFhLSRC4 My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Aug 21, 2020
113 - July Q&A
01:31:49
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau July Q&A Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtYs5Zm0qWM My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Aug 13, 2020
112 - Jordan Peterson and the Stories We Live In
00:19:59
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau I look at the effect of Jordan Peterson on culture, the similarities in our thought as well as my differences with him regarding the importance of stories. This essay was commissioned by Word On Fire with the original title: "Faith, Film, and the Stories We Live in." Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTsRnW6baO0 My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Aug 06, 2020
111 - Kanye West for President
00:24:41
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau We look at the meaning of Kanye West running for president, and how in his frantic appeals, appears the most basic wisdom as the fool turns the world back to order. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wbxVVKr89g My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jul 30, 2020
110 - Nicholas Kotar - Fairy Tales are Better Than Vaccines
00:51:52
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Nicholas Kotar discusses the importance of story telling in the crisis that we are facing. We discuss Covid and the Georg Floyd protests as well as his own writings. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfhFlpJJYaQ My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jul 23, 2020
109 - June Q&A
01:48:50
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau June Q&A Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7foO9NjPnrA My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jul 15, 2020
108 - Casting Down Images
00:19:14
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau We explore the meaning of the casting down of statues and other symbols of history. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdW1WA2n0lE My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jul 08, 2020
107 - Why the Protests Look So Religious
00:19:02
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau We look at why the George Floyd protests used so much religious imagery. From kneeling and chanting to contrition and acts of communion, the protests used catharsis as a means to a form of religious ecstasy, which was made more intense because of the Covid-19 lockdown. We even look at the trope of Human Sacrifice appearing in the narrative. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7GZHEuOpO4& My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jun 30, 2020
106 - Vesper Stamper - Plague, Revolt and Flagellants
01:19:22
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Vesper Stamper is an author, she has written a novel called What the Night Sings and is getting ready to publish her second novel, A Cloud of Outrageous Blue. Thinkspot organized this discussion for us where we could discuss the current moment. We talk about Covid, the protests and the strange pseudo-religious actions we have seen in the last week. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkKJCOSVERg& My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jun 21, 2020
105 - May Q&A
01:53:21
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau May Q&A Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiedF6T-Tw0 My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jun 15, 2020
104 - The Meaning of Protest
00:25:49
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau We look at the symbolism of protest and riots, how they manifest an aspect of the pattern of reality. We also look at instances in the Bible where grumbling and protest bring about different reactions and how this shows us the positive and negative aspect of the pattern. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzGqea4pSgA My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jun 09, 2020
103 - Paul VanderKlay - What to Do After the First Jordan Peterson Wave?
01:55:51
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau I discuss the situation with Pastor Paul VanderKlay. We look at the situation as Jordan Peterson has retreated, what it means and what to do. His channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGsDIP_K6J6VSTqlq-9IPlg Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDAfMeX_vuw My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jun 03, 2020
102 - Mythic Patterns in Mario Games Pt 1: The Arcade Origins
00:19:04
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau The early Mario Games: Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. and Mario Brothers, present the basic mythological pattern which will later get developed in the history of video games. This is the first part of a two part series. In the next part, we will look at Super Mario Brothers and how it brings together the different symbolic meanings into one game. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nQvVpLnZCw& My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
May 27, 2020
101 - April Q&A
01:33:41
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau April Q&A Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u9ahOd5JKw My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
May 20, 2020
100 - The Joker and Cancel Culture
00:09:07
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau The opening scene of the Dark Knight movie by Christopher Nolan is one of the best examples of revolution and can help us understand contemporary phenomena like cancel culture. In that scene, the Joker played by Heath Ledger orchestrates a bank heist which also becomes a statement for what the Joker stands for and establishes him as the King of an upside down clown hierarchy. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m3Vo9efMv0 My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
May 01, 2020
99 - Mediating Purity and Trade in a Pandemic
00:15:13
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Finding the necessary balance between purity and exchange has been difficult in this moment of pandemic, it exposes the problem of being the prey of symbolic swings. We look at purity and trade, but also the symbolism of masks and veils. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pUS26ucxXM& My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Apr 25, 2020
98 - Did Asterix Comics Predict the Coronavirus Epidemic in 2017?
00:10:51
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau In 2017, an Asterix comic came out with a masked character named "Coronavirus". How does this relate to the current pandemic and what meaning can be found in this strange coincidence? Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=El_JedqMlqc My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Apr 10, 2020
97 - Timothy Patitsas - Beauty, Complexity and Ethics
00:56:35
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Timothy Patitsas teaches Ethics at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School Of Theology and is the dean of Hellenic College. His new book "The Ethics of Beauty" deals with how the world presents itself liturgically through patterns found in human action. Original Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baACQD-u3r4 My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Apr 04, 2020
96 - The Symbolism of Epidemics
00:29:51
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau We will look at the general symbolism of epidemics using the current crisis as an example of how the pattern of infectious diseases plays out in society. We also examine the strange stories of epidemics in the Bible. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIHJ0K8gT2U My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Mar 22, 2020
95 - How the Lord's Prayer Contains All of Creation
00:24:48
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau We examine the symbolic structure within the Lord's Prayer. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEvMa4b4BLQ My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Mar 15, 2020
94 - Art and Technology: From Death to Glory
00:56:31
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Looking at the narrative about art and technology, how they are related to the fall and how Christ transforms that relationship into a new glory. This talk was given at Annunciation Cathedral in Boston. It was organized by the Boston Fellows www.bostonfellows.com and Orthodoxy on Tap. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlYY1JQXF6I My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Mar 07, 2020
93 - The Entire Cosmos in the Parable of the Sower
00:33:23
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau We look at the Parable of the Sower as a meta-parable which gives us the very structure of meaning making and an image of how the world lays itself out. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIkGYXdSFNM My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Feb 28, 2020
92 - Is Christianity a Cuckold Religion?
00:38:52
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau The story of the relationship between adultery, cuckolding and the building of larger than life characters has been a narrative puzzle from the very ancient times. The problem of losing women to strangers or to a king or a god has also been a continuous social question. We examine how Christianity deals with this problem and solves the puzzle. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH0W2f5Hxqk My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Feb 11, 2020
91 - The Fool in Scripture and Culture
01:10:04
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau The appearance of the fool and foolish behavior is part of the larger pattern of reality. We look at how it fits and how it can participate in major social transformation. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxltkn90Qag My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jan 25, 2020
90 - Jason Brubaker - Symbolism in Visual Narrative
01:07:43
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Jason Brubaker is the creator of graphic novels, such as Remind and Sithrah. We explore his creative process, his use of symbolism and we also discuss the upcoming God's'Dog graphic novel as well. His website: http://coffeetablecomics.com/ His Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JasonBrubaker Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BrubakerMotion Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvVx3s10vUY My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jan 15, 2020
89 - The Road From Equality to Inversion
00:15:48
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau I explain how the philosophical insistence on equality and freedom as basic tenets, will inevitably lead to social inversion. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouH5DQJvT1A My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jan 11, 2020
88 - JP Marceau - Emergence and Levels of Being
00:51:39
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau JP's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZzlvx0HHYiPOJTEOU399WA Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX78CipFi-A My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jan 08, 2020
87 - Benjamin Boyce - Masculine Actualities and Feminine Possibilities
01:03:11
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau This discussion with Benjamin Boyce was originally posted on his Patreon only content. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy6cQaGuJHM My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jan 04, 2020
86 - The Meaning of Vampires
00:14:13
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau The Vampire is issued from ancient legends, though it has taken up a certain niche among modern monsters since Bram Stoker's Dracula. I look at the coherence of its modern appearance as a dark version of hierarchy. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2B8Ksda6Fs My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jan 01, 2020
85 - Jacob Russel - Nephilim, Veils and Why the Soul is Portrayed as Feminine
00:56:11
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Jacob Russel runs the Symbolic World Facebook group. We discuss symbolism of the soul, the feminine and the danger of the lack of normal hierarchy. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWdE2ueFozU My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Dec 28, 2019
84 - God and Relevance Realization
01:13:26
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau John Vervaeke is an assistant Professor at the University of Toronto working in Cognitive Science. We discuss his model of reality and how it related to God and to Christianity. This is the second discussion I have had with John, you can find the first one here: https://youtu.be/2PGglfl5j_I Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1byG4RqoTg My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Dec 25, 2019
83 - Christian Life and Symbolic Living
00:48:19
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau This is the second talk which was given at St-John Cantius Catholic Church in Chicago on October 27th, 2019. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYiXM8J5pH4 My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Dec 21, 2019
82 - There is No Literal Meaning
00:22:58
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau The opposition between literal and metaphorical is as useless as it is damaging to understanding how reality actually unfolds in the Christian cosmology. I look at problems of the very concept in a neutral description of reality and how the notion of Symbol can give us a better alternative to meaning. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VLPDSRL5f4 My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Dec 18, 2019
81 - The Inevitability of Ritual
00:14:44
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Although many contemporary Christians want to deny they participate 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. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-8r0PpdEnM My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Dec 14, 2019
80 - The End of the World and the Purpose of Laughter
00:48:51
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Laughter, distraction, exceptions, are all images of the edge of a world, but is there a way for laughter to play a useful part in living on the edge. This is the second part of a conference I gave at Holy Nativity of the Lord Mission in Shreveport Louisiana in May 2019. The first part is called "The Garden of Eden as Cosmic Structure". Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dws9AolK6SI My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Dec 11, 2019
79 - The Garden of Eden as Cosmic Structure
00:45:01
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau I go through the image of the Garden of Eden presented in St-Ephrem the Syrian's Hymns on Paradise, discussing how it is a structure of being and experience and relating it to other works, especially St-Gregory of Nyssa's Life of Moses. The talk was given at Holy Nativity Mission, an Orthodox parish in Sreveport Louisiana in May 2019. There are additional captioned questions in the video version of this talk. Original Video: https://youtu.be/RXGdaJFIB8M My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Dec 08, 2019
78 - Sevilla King - Living a Quality Existence
01:25:38
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Sevilla King is a therapist who is also running a youtube channel called A Quality Existence where she comments on the discussion around the meaning crisis as well as doing a commentary reading on Robert Pirsig's book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBl9P2ByMrQ My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Dec 04, 2019
76 - The Radical Proposal of Sacred Art
00:35:40
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau 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. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8nxR6OjdzQ My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Nov 27, 2019
75 - Problems with Steven Pinker's Enlightenment Narrative
00:22:56
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Steven Pinker's narrative of Enlightenment conveniently dismisses how the dark side of modernity is born in the same enlightenment principles he wants to uphold. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqgfgBH0ICw My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Nov 23, 2019
74 - Paul VanderKlay - Discussing the Meaning Crisis
01:45:05
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau My third discussion with Paul VanderKlay, where we talk about our own situations, the Jordan Peterson moment as well as our vision of the meaning crisis. You can find Paul's channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/paulvanderklay Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8or_MOFXwF0 My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Nov 20, 2019
73 - Christian Roy - Technical Society and Media
00:55:38
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Christian Roy is an expert on Jacques Ellul, Marshall Mcluhan and Bernard Charbonneau. We discuss technicity, media and its relationship to a symbolic world. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcsU7WMfr3o My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Nov 16, 2019
72 - The Symbolism of Storm Area 51
00:12:44
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau The Storm Area 51 Facebook event has taken the internet by storm, boasting more than 3 million people interested or saying they will attend. Why has this joke become so popular, what social trope does it manifest in the world. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZhXY1kN40E My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Nov 13, 2019
71 - The Meaning of the Ice Cream Licking Challenge
00:14:11
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau I look at the pattern emerging from the recent viral videos of people licking ice cream, spitting into containers in stores and putting the items back on the shelf. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON3KkNpnPtc My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Nov 09, 2019
70 - Kanye West - The Fool and the Inversion
00:17:18
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau We look at the strange Kanye moment and what it means in the unfolding social patterns, moving from saturation of entertainment and consumption to purpose and celebration. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1LjF9FnM5g My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Nov 06, 2019
69 - Cannibal Babies
00:25:26
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau I discuss the medieval problem of cannibal babies and who's body will be resurrected if a person eats another person. I then look at what that means in terms of ontology and normal causality. The discussion is an analysis of a twitter thread by Erik Wade. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAKfhyk8zmE My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Nov 02, 2019
68 - The Symbolism of Halloween
00:22:06
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Halloween is a modern holiday based on ancient Irish and some English customs reaching back to Allhallowtide which are days to pray for the dead and to the saints using memento mori imagery. I look at the modern practices and attempt to explain how they can be understood symbolically. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=21Kb_1mtytQ My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Oct 30, 2019
67 - The Only Solution to Culture
00:48:14
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau As we watch our culture become blander and less cohesive, we need to ask the hardest questions, about distraction and entertainment, about the possibility of participation and how this relates to liturgy as the ultimate word of art. From May 2019 Shared Inheritance conference, "Growing in the Likeness of God: Eastern Spirituality in the modern world". To support this and future conferences, please visit the Shared Inheritance website and make a one-time or recurring donation. For more information, please visit https://www.shared-inheritance.com/ or email them at info@shared-inheritance.com. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTPyqWE8cxc My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Oct 26, 2019
66 - The Anthropology of Mysticism
01:03:18
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Beyond giving us a coherent Christian mysticism, the Hesychastic tradition of the Christian East also offers a general anthropology, a vision and hierarchy of the human person which can give us a way to live in the world today. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=orT1o51pHew My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Oct 23, 2019
65 - How The Joker Smashes Our Political Narratives
00:24:33
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau The Joker movie has been causing outrage in mainstream media channels, and it is not clear why at first glance, and so I break down some of the narrative structures to show how the movie smashes the Overton window by constantly breaking the expected political narrative. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=H74BbcTs6xs My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Oct 16, 2019
64 - Matthew Miller - Logos Made Flesh
01:05:43
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Matthew Miller runs the blog and youtube channel Logos Made Flesh where he does symbolic interpretations of movies and looks at structures in the biblical narrative. We discuss his own discovery of symbolism and some of his insights into symbolic patterns. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz3B3OGPhIw My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Oct 12, 2019
63 - Interview for "Better Left Unsaid" Documentary
02:11:06
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau This far-reaching interview was done by Curt Jaimungal who is preparing a documentary, Better Left Unsaid, exploring when the political left goes too far. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNpUKrZK2kw My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Oct 09, 2019
62 - Time
00:34:00
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau The modern world is characterized by a strange mix of change and extreme solidity through the nation state, scientific taxonomy and the never forgeting internet. I look at how delimited space and categories tends to fix and prevent change in the world. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcJu3lMNJ5w As technology develops, we have all notice time speeding up in our experience. As time accelerates, it is also beginning to eliminate the natural relationships of space, of distance and reducing our capacity to exist in stable identities. Diseases like ADHD, fragmented families and the breakdown of hierarchies in general are symptoms of a mode of being which goes with the acceleration of time. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX-BEZTvul4 My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Oct 05, 2019
61 - The Thrill of Death
00:26:58
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau I look at the symbolism of death based on my recent events surrounding me and examine the strange thrill which comes when being faced with death. I also discuss that time I met the punk band Sum 41 in a Congolese war zone. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=raUh5LcTH1g My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Oct 02, 2019
60 - Merlin's Last Laugh
00:22:25
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau As a complement to my Clown World video, I will look at a traditional story in which the wizard Merlin appears as a hysterically laughing wildman who restores the world by his laughter. This is found in The Romance of Silence, a thirteenth century Arthurian Romance which has come to prominence in recent times. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1nzp03Uzpg My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ (official) www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ (unofficial) twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Sep 28, 2019
59 - The Metaphysics of Clown World
00:34:28
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Along with a new Clown Pepe, the Clown World meme has taken on quite a bit of steam in the past few weeks. In this video I explain the meaning of Carnival, or the Circus, inversion festivals and of course the meaning of clowns. Matthieu Pageau’s book, “The Language of Creation”: https://amzn.to/2GG3HaV Original Video: https://youtu.be/MzEwaUCw9Bo My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ (official) www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ (unofficial) twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Sep 25, 2019
58 - Stop Being Silly
00:19:53
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau In the wake of many attacks on Jordan Peterson, I look at the danger of reducing symbolic structures to their historical association with groups, schools of thinking and occult personalities. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKdgDnrSy3o My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Sep 21, 2019
57 - Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick - JRR Tolkien and The Applicability of Stories
00:47:58
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick is a priest, an author, a podcaster and avid fan of JRR tolkien. Having recently started a Tolkien themed podcast named Amon Sul with Ancient Faith, Fr. Andrew and I discuss stories, liturgy and what it means to be at the threshold of the sacred. You can find all things Fr. Andrew at Ancient Faith: https://www.ancientfaith.com/contributors/andrew_stephen_damick Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcQShPpbEgc My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Sep 18, 2019
56 - Twitter and Mass Shooters
00:34:33
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau 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. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7BQaQE_Jn8 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. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9smuj4sA1T8 My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Sep 14, 2019
55 - Symbolism Happens
00:26:55
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau 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. Original Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzdjUMkxsdE My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Sep 04, 2019
54 - Conspiracy Theories and Flat Earth
00:41:07
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau 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. This is based on Alex Jones' latest appearance on the Joe Rogan podcast. Original Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8BaY0e-VTQ Analyzing the symbolic meaning behind the resurgence of flat earth theories and their adherents who stem from all types of backgrounds. The strange resurgence of the flat earth movement, which became stronger in the last few years because of the internet, has surprised and confused many as to how such a social movement could be possible today. I try to look at what such social change means for us. Original Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg0i-4m2L0g My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Aug 31, 2019
53 - Wycliffe College Interview
00:30:50
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau A podcast exclusive interview. An interview conducted at Wycliffe College for a special event regarding art and its place in the world. My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Aug 28, 2019
52 - Faith and Art
01:00:19
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau A deep discussion about Christianity, art and the place of artists of Faith in the contemporary cultural landscape. The panelists were Jonathan Pageau (iconographer), Phil Irish (contemporary visual artist) and Gloria Kim (cinematographer). The event was organized by Wycliffe College (University of Toronto) and Imago. It was held September 29th, 2019. Original video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqLrJ1uw5cE My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Aug 24, 2019
51 - The Symbolism of Hair
00:38:27
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Part 1: Looking at the symbolism of hair in scripture and how it relates to death, to power, ornamentation and ultimately to glory. Original video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzSyBOQF7h8 Part 2: The story of Rapunzel is a very well put together story in terms of symbolism in which we can see a perfect example of the double symbolism of hair, as a form of external supplement as well as a form of ornamentation. Original video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdLAuZGmUSI My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Aug 21, 2019
50 - Beauty Among the Ruins
01:09:14
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau The 20th century has both wielded an absolute assault on Christianity and its artistic tradition, but in the darkest moment, a few flames were lit, and the traditions were reborn, spawning a new liturgical art which is flowering and still gaining strength today. Looking at the first glimmers like Leonid Ouspenky, Fotis Kontoglou and then moving towards the more recent artists, I finish by showing some of my own work and relating how my own story mirrors the general rediscovery of the ancient Christian Tradition. This talk was given at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Saskatoon as part of their Rebuilding Catholic Culture series. Original video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iEQHsNI6W0 My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Aug 17, 2019
49 - The Lord of the Rings - Symbolism of the Ring of Power
00:21:36
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau We all intuitively feel that the ring of power on LOTR is intuitively right as a magic object, but what binds its aspects together to make it so fascinating? Why is it a ring, why does it make invisible, why does it participate in a dark hierarchy of power? Original video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QafvZZTtNpE My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Aug 14, 2019
48 - Andrew Gould - Beauty and Meaning Today
00:45:50
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Andrew Gould is an architectural designer and liturgical artist with whom I often collaborate. His work is rich in an exploration of traditional principles coupled with an attention to the particularities of context as well as a hint of fantasy. I explore his approach to creation and his worldview. For Andrew's architectural work: https://www.newworldbyzantine.com/ His liturgical art.: http://nwbstudios.com/ Original video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TvJiSb0YHQ My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Aug 10, 2019
47 - The Amazing Christmas Symbolism of Little Jack Horner
00:16:08
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Interpreting the nursery rhyme of Little Jack Horner and showing how it contains deep symbolic structures relating to Christmas and the winter solstice. Original video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gowRz-snepI My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Aug 03, 2019
46 - The Symbolism of the Christmas Tree
00:24:42
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau The symbolism of the Christmas tree can help us not only to understand the tree itself, but also understand how symbolism works. Original video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5ORNdBd0Rw My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jul 27, 2019
45 - Christmas as the Anchor of Reality
00:33:56
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau The Nativity icon, is not only the image of an event that happened two thousands years ago, but rather by its form and the hierarchy of its elements, shows us the inner working of how the Divine Logos creates the world and how His incarnation acts as the anchor, the fulcrum around which all manifestation holds together. Talk given at St-George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Montreal. Original video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsbbn_nKUKQ My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jul 24, 2019
44 - The Symbolism of Aliens
00:15:01
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau The symbolism of extra-terrestrial life follows ancient mythical and symbolic structures of how the world lays itself out between known and unknown. In this talk I explore several movies with aliens to discover the different facets of this phenomena and how they connect together to give a coherent picture of what it means to be an "alien". Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm5ce1Vg0do&t=2s My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jul 20, 2019
43 - Feminine Symbolism in Christian Art
00:54:40
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau The imagery of the Mother of God is explored, its development in the history of the Church and how it relates to understanding the symbolic patterns of reality, This talk was given at St-John's Catholic Church in Montesano, Seattle. Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo8hXDiz0_8 My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jul 17, 2019
42 - Understanding the Last Judgement
01:24:09
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau The traditional icon of the last judgement is a very complex image which is both the synthesis of Christian typology as well as an image of the eschatological finality of all things. It is basically an image of the structure of reality. All the elements of the icon are analyzed in light of the structure of being and how we participate in its unfolding. The image interpreted was painted by fr. Luke Dingman and can be purchased at Orthodox Images: http://www.orthodoximages.com/feasts_other.html The talk was given as St-john Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church in Seattle. Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsHnGUKEEdM My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jul 13, 2019
41 - Gregg Hurwitz - Patterns in Politics and Storytelling
01:09:17
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau I discuss storytelling and politics with best selling author Gregg Hurwitz. Gregg has written Batman and the best selling novel series Orphan X. He has also participated in producing a new advertisement to change the narrative of the American Democratic Party. Gregg's website: http://gregghurwitz.net/ Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykDHAapyaZ4 My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jul 10, 2019
40 - Explaining Elisha and the She Bears to Joe Rogan and Douglas Murray
00:12:02
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Joe Rogan makes fun of Biblical stories in Episode 1084 of his podcast. I try to clarify the meaning of this story. Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_dJUCl1OiU My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jul 06, 2019
39 - Stephen Freeman - Goodness, Truth and Beauty
00:48:51
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau I discuss with Fr. Stephen Freeman about how to live and how beauty is essential to the human experience. Fr. Stephen is an Orthodox priest from Tennessee, author of "Everywhere Present" and of the blog "Glory to God for All Things." You can find Fr. Stephen's work on his website: https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/glory2godforallthings/ Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0F9K3BnfVU My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jul 02, 2019
38- The Inversion of Masculine and Feminine in Popular Culture
00:43:54
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau We see an increasing trope in popular culture of inverting the masculine and the feminine. Traditional symbolism of the church offers a powerful and beautiful alternative to this war of the sexes. This talk was given at Furman University on Sept. 10th, 2018 and was sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Fellowship. Original video: https://youtu.be/ky4MIftjUDE My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
May 31, 2019
37- Paul Vander Klay - Angels, Demons and the City of God
01:14:43
Paul Vanderklay and I go into a discussion of Ontology, Angels, Demons and we examine Jordan Peterson bringing up The City of God in his recent interview. Paul Vanderklay's channel https://www.youtube.com/user/paulvand... Rebel Wisdom with Jordan Peterson mentioning the City of God https://youtu.be/husJZ2THQdU Paul Vanderklay interview with Rebel Wisdom https://youtu.be/o1OMqErdDGk The original video is here: https://youtu.be/fyFhzZDKyoM Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
May 28, 2019
36- The Problem with Monotheism | Santa and the Tooth Fairy Pt. 2
00:33:22
The idea of Monotheism vs. Polytheism is an inadequate way of describing reality. When we view the world as hierarchies of principalities which point towards an infinite God, so many aspects of the world and the Bible take on their full meaning. The original video is here: https://youtu.be/iSjHVN8Ziv4 Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
May 24, 2019
35- Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy Exist
00:28:43
We help people understand how beings that are not concrete and measurable, can nonetheless exist, and inevitably so. Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy are often the examples used by atheists to explain how they have come to not believe in imaginary beings who do not exist and that it was the same process which led them to stop believing in God. Original video: https://youtu.be/fXnef2Ltklg Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Apr 16, 2019
34- Food, Sex and Communion
00:25:08
Explaining some of the symbolic relationships between eating, the fall of Adam, sex and how all of these elements come together in the sacrament of communion. The subject of this video was proposed by Jacob Russell on Patreon. Original video: https://youtu.be/72QToVO3gLM Buy Matthieu's book: https://amzn.to/2yWHhAn Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Apr 09, 2019
33- The Langauge of Creation | with Matthieu Pageau
00:48:39
Matthieu Pageau's book, The Language of Creation: Cosmic Symbolism in Genesis is now available on Amazon. Matthieu and I discuss the impetus for writing such a book on Biblical symbolism. We look at the basic ideas in the book as well as how these answer the major problems we are faced today in terms of world view. Amazon.com https://amzn.to/2xmHBHH Original video: https://youtu.be/OwEqL4-ISkc Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Apr 02, 2019
32- Zombies, Postmodernism and Art
01:10:44
Expanding on a talk I gave last year called Pentecost for the Zombie Apocalypse, I discuss the meaning of the zombie and the monster in general as a portent of cultural patterns. By examining the traditional vision of the world and by exploring ancient stories. I trace a parallel to the development of modern art and contemporary culture through contemporary authors such as Jacques Derrida and John Vervaeke's recent book, "Zombies in Western Culture". Finally I explore the positive place of the monster in the figure of St-Christopher. This conference was given at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina on March 15th, 2017. Original video: https://youtu.be/1wI33KevMck Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Mar 19, 2019
31- A Guide to Turning Postmodernism Against Itself
00:28:02
I look at some aspects in the deconstruction project of Jacques Derrida and give a few strategies for taking the upside world created by postmodernism and putting it back on its feet. Video version of this podcast: https://youtu.be/t5mEijjyce4 Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Mar 12, 2019
30 - Cognitive Science and the Sacred
01:23:35
John Vervaeke is a cognitive scientist and psychologist who teaches at the University of Toronto. He has won several teaching awards and is seen as a life changing lecturer by his students. We discuss the meaning crisis as the breakdown of the binding web offered by Christianity, as well as relevance realization and its relationship to the sacred. Original video: https://youtu.be/2PGglfl5j_I John's youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/johnvervaeke His book on Zombies: https://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/602 Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Mar 05, 2019
29- Garments of Death and Garments of Light
00:32:39
In the Christian tradition, it is said that Adam and Eve were covered garments of light or garments of glory before the fall. After the fall, they are covered in garments of dead skins. I try to show what these traditions mean in relation to Being. I also explore the interesting relationship between the two garments and how the relationships is revealed to us in certain persistent mistakes of translation or of transcription which nonetheless show us an underlying pattern of the world. The original video was posted here: https://youtu.be/k4W0b-hmG1E Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Feb 25, 2019
28- Jordan Peterson and Jonathan Pageau Q&A at Seattle Conference - Oct. 2017
01:53:37
This is the Q&A given at the Northwest Catholic Family Education Conference on October 27-28, 2017. The speakers in this Q&A are Jordan Peterson, Jonathan Pageau, Dr John Patrick, Dr. Lynne Bissonnette-Pitre. http://nwcatholicconference.com/ The discussion ranges from the question of life decisions in terms of career to post-modernism and the solutions we can propose to the post-modern dilemma. There are also discussion on grace and many more subjects. This version of the discussion is edited to focus on myself and Jordan Peterson. The full video is posted here: https://youtu.be/yqlLHFS_5fE Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicW... twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Feb 08, 2019
27- Sacred Space in Secular Terms
00:54:16
Sacred spaces are not arbitrary, but are rather constructed in a particular way which show us what they are and also show us how space itself can become a specific place, a "here" which becomes the reference for identity. This talk was given at the Northwest Catholic Family Education Center on October 27-28, 2017 with Jordan Peterson and other speakers. http://nwcatholicconference.com/ Original video: https://youtu.be/AequEqC5Fec Sacred Art in Secular Terms https://youtu.be/oUcdDfmjoTQ Jordan Peterson's return on the notion of sacred space https://youtu.be/DRJKwDfDbco Jordan Peterson says you should go to church https://youtu.be/f70hae63YbI My carving workshop http://www.hexaemeron.org/carving Support this channel: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau My links: website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicW... twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Feb 04, 2019
26- The Cosmic Significance of "Puss in Boots"
00:26:04
I go through the surprisingly universal structure of Puss in Boots and how it's symbolism is an image of how a the last thing can become the first after crossing the waters of chaos. The original video: https://youtu.be/uZuXiJrAwq4 For more on St-Christopher https://www.orthodoxartsjournal.org/t... https://youtu.be/zXOdlIXDsr8 Frog Prince https://youtu.be/Ixc9i1G7eew Talk in Vancouver https://youtu.be/OdZB1nKmOxc My links: patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos paypal: https://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau website: http://www.pageaucarvings.com facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathanpageau twitter: https://twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast is edited by Justin Ward
Jan 14, 2019
25- Discussion with Paul Vanderklay - Jordan Peterson and Contemporary Christianity
01:08:29
Paul VanderKlay has been extensively commenting on Jordan Peterson and how he is connecting to, disrupting and fostering a return to the Bible and Christianity in the Western world. We explore his motivations, his interpretations for engaging with Jordan Peterson, and also discuss a wild variety of things from CS Lewis, to symbolism, to African Christianity. Paul's channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/paulvanderklay Original video: https://youtu.be/rxrtZuyPvFw Support this channel: patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos paypal: https://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau My links: website: http://www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicW... twitter: https://twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast was edited by Justin Ward.
Jan 02, 2019
24- Discussion with Nicholas Kotar - Tolkien, Fairy Tales and Telling Stories Today
00:49:56
Nicholas Kotar and I discuss the relationship between traditional stories, fairy tales and how they relate to modern understanding of history, as well as how Tolkien's vision of Fantasy proposes a solution for modern storytelling. You can find Nicholas' website here: http://nicholaskotar.com/ The books we discussed can be found in the following links; Song of Sirin by Nicholas Kotar https://goo.gl/PSPi1J The Curse of the Raven by Nicholas Kotar https://goo.gl/DCyNqf Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin https://goo.gl/JmypHi Essays by Tolkien https://goo.gl/HKkZUg https://youtu.be/KiWusljSljc My links: patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicW... twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan My website designers, Anomalist Design: www.anomalistdesign.com/ The music at the opening is Russian Eastern Overture, by Rimsky Korsakov. The podcast is edited by Justin Ward
Dec 03, 2018
23- The Symbolism of the Tree
00:24:15
The Tree can be seen as a symbol of order as it converges into the one, but it can also be seen as order as it separates into the many. Original video: https://youtu.be/lrfr2vUKyAM My links: patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos paypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau website: www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicW... twitter: twitter.com/pageaujonathan My website designers, Anomalist Design: www.anomalistdesign.com/ The music at the opening is Russian Eastern Overture, by Rimsky Korsakov. The podcast is edited by Justin Ward
Nov 26, 2018
22- The Symbolism of Christmas - The Ass and the Ox
00:13:24
The notion that there was an ass, or a donkey, and an ox present at the birth of Christ is not in the Bible, yet it is one of the earliest and most persistent images in the representations of the Nativity even until today. I explore the symbolism surrounding this Christmas tradition and how it shows us the purpose of extra-biblical traditions. It connects with notions of the incarnation, purity and how extreme elements are brought together in Christ. For more on this, please check two of my article. - The Ass and the Ox in the Nativity Icon: https://www.orthodoxartsjournal.org/why-an-ass-and-an-ox-in-the-nativity-icon/ - The Cave in the Nativity Icon: https://www.orthodoxartsjournal.org/the-cave-in-the-nativity-icon/ Original video: https://youtu.be/xUOBZoFEeWQ My links: patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos paypal: https://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau website: http://www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicW... twitter: https://twitter.com/pageaujonathan My website designers, Anomalist Design: https://www.anomalistdesign.com/ The music at the opening is Russian Eastern Overture, by Rimsky Korsakov. The podcast is edited by Justin Ward
Nov 19, 2018
21- Heaven and Earth From Genesis to Christ
00:30:31
I start by the first verse in Genesis and then follow the tread of symbolism, the pattern of Heaven and Earth all through the Bible and finally into the life of Christ. Original video: https://youtu.be/9Ddf-9DXASQ My links: patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos paypal: https://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau website: http://www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld Twitter: https://twitter.com/pageaujonathan The podcast is edited by Justin Ward
Nov 12, 2018
20- Peterson, Weinstein and Pageau Panel Discussion
01:32:21
This is the panel discussion for the SFL Regional conference in Vancouver, Canada. Many questions are answered and the topic moves towards the video I made critiquing Weinstein's notion of factual truth as being the 'top-level' truth. For the video I made regarding this: https://youtu.be/Crto8OBYabs The original Joe Rogan clip: https://youtu.be/knvqdxoqYSI For my presentation at this event: https://youtu.be/OdZB1nKmOxc For Jordan Peterson's presentation at this event: https://youtu.be/FS5sR1WytNQ Support this channel: patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos paypal: paypal.me/JonathanPageau website: http://www.thesymbolicworld.com facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathanpageau twitter: https://twitter.com/PageauCarvings The podcast is edited by Justin Ward
Oct 23, 2018
19 - New Media Pundits - The Ragtag Heroes of an Upside Down World
00:46:57
19 - New Media Pundits - The Ragtag Heroes of an Upside Down World by Jonathan Pageau
Oct 15, 2018
18- Mixing Linen And Wool - The Deep Symbolic Meaning Of Purity Laws In The Bible
00:24:57
Looking at the symbolism of the purity laws in the Old Testament. The purity laws in the Bible are not only rules to regulate behavior but are an image of the Cosmos and how we engage with the world. Original video: https://youtu.be/bDDDS3Q2XxU More resources: Ox and Ass in iconography: https://www.orthodoxartsjournal.org/w... On the Right and Left hands of Christ, see my series starting with this article: https://www.orthodoxartsjournal.org/m... Support this channel: patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos paypal: paypal.me/JonathanPageau website: http://www.pageaucarvings.com facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathanpageau twitter: https://twitter.com/PageauCarvings
Oct 03, 2018
17- Patterns And Meaning In Music - With Samuel Andreyev
01:23:39
I discuss with Samuel Andreyev who is a Canadian composer living in France. We discuss the question of abstraction and reference in music, the functions of music as well it the state of music today. Samuel has a youtube channel where he analyzes music theory and looks at particular artists and their compositions. https://www.youtube.com/user/temporalfissure Original video: https://youtu.be/tCKNKlJNDVo Support this channel: patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos paypal: paypal.me/JonathanPageau website: http://www.pageaucarvings.com facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathanpageau twitter: https://twitter.com/PageauCarvings
Sep 26, 2018
16- Symbolism In The Book Of Genesis - With Matthieu Pageau
00:46:15
With Matthieu Pageau we discuss symbolism in the creation story told in Genesis and how it relates to consciousness, the problem of self-reference and how true symbolism usually appears in a fractal structure of microcosms and macrocosm. The problem of science and rationality is that by emphasizing materiality and reason it often struggles with the paradox of self-reference and self-causality, just as it struggles with the problem of the justification for hierarchical structures of value. These two issues are related through the fact of consciousness and self-awareness. Though science struggles to include the consciousness of the viewer in its general calculation, this is something that is done very well in traditional cosmologies through a series of self-replicating patterns which are embedded into each other somewhat like a fractal pattern. Matthieu's book is now out: The Language of Creation Original video: https://youtu.be/Q1-vG-bLDwE Support this channel: patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos paypal: paypal.me/JonathanPageau website: http://www.pageaucarvings.com facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathanpageau twitter: https://twitter.com/PageauCarvings
Sep 19, 2018
15- On How We Dehumanize
00:40:13
The manner in which we dehumanize others in social discourse is broken down and analyzed, and ultimately we see that both sides of the political spectrum use similar dehumanizing tactics without knowing it. Original video: https://youtu.be/K0LU4IKty8Y My links: patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos paypal: https://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau website: http://www.pageaucarvings.com facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathanpageau twitter: https://twitter.com/pageaujonathan
Sep 06, 2018
14- Intersectionality Individuality And The Hero - With Jordan Peterson
01:06:28
This is a discussion I had with Jordan Peterson on Nov. 14, 2017 in which he called me in the morning and we began looking at several ideas together. ------------------------------- Original video on Jordan Peterson's channel: https://youtu.be/E5F4oOlAK8w Original description: I woke up at about five thirty this morning to a flood of ideas dealing with the emergence of what has been called "intersectionality" in the postmodern/identity politics world. Intersectionality is a movement based on the observation that the standard identity groups (race and gender, for example) don't sufficiently capture the variability in oppression that characterizes those who fit into both categories simultaneously (say, black woman). I realized that the intersection of six or more categories of variation (depending on the degree of differentiation) would produce "groups" of only one individual. In that manner, the idea of the individual is necessarily making its comeback in the ideologies of collectivism that characterize so much modern thinking. It's an inversion, an indication of our upside down world. Many more ideas came along with that one, some associated with the idea of categorization and the ideal (in a religious and symbolic sense). I decided to contact Jonathan Pageau, who is the embodied intersection of French Canadian, artist, orthodox icon carver, male, expert on postmodernism, and bearded, as I couldn't easily think of anyone else to talk to about such things. I didn't edit it at all.... ------------------------------- My links: patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos paypal: https://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau website: http://www.pageaucarvings.com facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathanpageau twitter: https://twitter.com/pageaujonathan
Aug 30, 2018
13- What Is Symbolism - With Matthieu Pageau
01:09:14
Discussing what symbolism is with Matthieu Pageau, the author of "The Language of Creation: Cosmic Symbolism in Genesis." Original video: https://youtu.be/0VIRA6T33o4 My links: patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos website: www.pageaucarvings.com facebook: www.facebook.com/jonathanpageau twitter: twitter.com/PageauJonathan
Aug 22, 2018
12- Pentecost For The Zombie Apocalypse
00:59:42
This talk was given at the 40th annual conference for the Diocese of the South in the Orthodox Church of America with the blessing of Archbishop Alexander Golitzin. The original video: https://youtu.be/zXOdlIXDsr8 Transcript of the talk: https://www.orthodoxartsjournal.org/pentecost-for-the-zombie-apocalypse/ For more on the icon of St-Christopher: https://www.orthodoxartsjournal.org/the-icon-of-st-christopher/ The original audio was recorded by Ancient Faith Radio: https://www.ancientfaith.com/specials/2017_assembly_of_the_diocese_of_the_orthodox_church_in_america/pentecost_for_the_zombie_apocalypse My links: patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideos website: www.pageaucarvings.com facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: twitter.com/PageauJonathan
Aug 16, 2018
11- How Science Is Nested In Religion
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he flat quantifiable world described by the scientific method is necessarily contained in the ontological hierarchy described by religion. Original video: https://youtu.be/1w7TQ1KqaBY My links: patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos website: http://www.pageaucarvings.com facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld/ twitter: https://twitter.com/PageauJonathan For more on ancient cosmology, please read my article "Where is Heaven?": https://www.orthodoxartsjournal.org/where-is-heaven/
Aug 09, 2018
10- Divine Patterns In The Life Of Moses
00:44:19
Looking at the story of the life of Moses as described by St-Gregory of Nyssa, I use the pattern found there y to trace a map of the cosmos which can be used to interpret other stories and images. This is the second part of a talk. The first part is here: https://soundcloud.com/jonathan-pageau-307491252/3-encountering-god-in-stories https://youtu.be/3pyYT8AFR-4 A transcript with images can be found here: https://www.orthodoxartsjournal.org/divine-patterns-in-the-life-of-moses/ Original video: https://youtu.be/-drIcL5bkpk My links: patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos website: http://www.pageaucarvings.com facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathanpageau twitter: https://twitter.com/PageauJonathan This talk was given in Feb. 2017 at the Climacus Conference in Louisville Kentucky. http://www.climacusconference.org/ The original audio was taken from Ancient Faith Radio: http://www.ancientfaith.com/specials/...
Aug 01, 2018
9 - Milo, Jordan Peterson and The Symbolic Worldview. Discussing with Rachel Fulton Brown
01:26:57
Rachel Fulton Brown is a Medievalist and a tenured Professor at the University of Chicago. We discuss her friendship with Milo Yiannopoulos, her interest in Jordan Peterson and what such figures might mean in a time of chaos. --------------------------------------------------------- My links: patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos website: http://www.pageaucarvings.com facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathanpageau twitter: https://twitter.com/PageauCarvings Links for Rachel Fulton Brown: -Rachel Fulton Brown's homepage: http://home.uchicago.edu/~rfulton/index.html -Her forthcoming book on "Mary and the Art of Prayer": https://www.amazon.com/Mary-Art-Prayer-Medieval-Christian/dp/023118168X/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1499396548&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=futon+brown+mary+art+of+prayer -Her "Fencing Bear at Prayer" blog: http://fencingbearatprayer.blogspot.com/ Blog posts we talked about: -"Kung Fu Milo" (on Milo and the Kung Fu Panda): http://fencingbearatprayer.blogspot.com/2016/11/kung-fu-milo.html -"God's Fools" (on Milo, Francis, and Jesus): http://fencingbearatprayer.blogspot.com/2017/02/gods-fools.html - "Signed with the Cross" (on Jordan Peterson's understanding of the role of Christ as Hero): http://fencingbearatprayer.blogspot.com/2017/05/signed-with-cross.html - "St. Milo the Dangerous and the Dragon of Chaos" (on Fencing Bear's story about her relationship with Milo and the way he embodies the Hero archetype): http://fencingbearatprayer.blogspot.com/2017/07/st-milo-dangerous-and-dragon-of-chaos.html
Jul 24, 2018
8- Shrek | When the Margin Wins
00:17:17
Comparing the symbolism of center and periphery between the movie "Shrek" and the Greek play "The Bacchae" by Euripides. I then show how it relates to the changes happening in our world. The original video can be found here: https://youtu.be/WCFLbmAJ2Uc patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos website: http://www.pageaucarvings.com twitter: https://twitter.com/PageauJonathan
Jul 16, 2018
7 - Symbolic vs Literal Interpretation of The Bible
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I explore the false opposition between the symbolic and literal interpretation of Bible stories using a typical letter I have received from someone who is struggling with their faith and with what they find in the Bible.
Jul 02, 2018
6- Symbolism in Guardians of The Galaxy vol.2
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I give a symbolic interpretation of Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2 as well as a general interpretation of Super Heroes and their relationship to the margin and to identity in general.
Jun 21, 2018
5- The Metaphysics Of Pepe - with Jordan Peterson
00:39:32
In this episode I am putting up a discussion surrounding all the strange occurrences that appeared regarding Jordan Peterson and the Pepe the frog meme in 2016 near the time of the election of Donald Trump. I also have added an introduction which gives some of the context out of which the analysis was born.
Jun 12, 2018
4- Tradition and Things That Don't Fit - With Jordan Peterson
00:40:03
In the first public discussion I had with Jordan Peterson, we discuss art and the chaotic buffer which appears between categories. This was recorded a few weeks after the gender pronoun situation exploded around Jordan Peterson.
Jun 01, 2018
3 - Encountering God in Stories
00:41:31
The patterns in stories appear as their underlying order and also as a mode of human consciousness. One can encounter the Divine Logos in ancient stories and how these culminate in the story of Christ. A text version of this talk can be found here: https://www.orthodoxartsjournal.org/divine-patterns-in-story-and-image/ This talk was given in Feb. 2017 at the Climacus Conference in Louisville Kentucky. http://www.climacusconference.org/
May 28, 2018
2- Sacred Symbol, Sacred Art
01:02:40
This is a talk looking at the differences between traditional and contemporary art as well as exploring the symbolic structures and purpose of traditional art. This talk was originally given at King's University College in London Ontario in 2015.
May 21, 2018
1 - Resurrection of Logos
00:32:34
This was recorded at the Resurrection of Logos event in Toronto, March 2017 with Jordan Peterson. The entire discussion surrounded the possibility of the return of the notion of logos into the contemporary world. The other speakers were: 1- Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulus, 3- Dr. Jordan B Peterson, 4 - Rev. Fr. Geoffrey Ready. This was originally posted in its entirety on the the youtube channel of Jordan B. Peterson. https://youtu.be/KVo5hq64B2M
May 18, 2018