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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.

The Symbolic World Jonathan Pageau

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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.

    203 - Bishop Barron - A Return to Cosmic Christianity

    203 - Bishop Barron - A Return to Cosmic Christianity

    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

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    Original video: https://youtu.be/BR3br53d2x0

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    • 58 min
    202 - Christopher Kaczor & Matthew Petrusek - Jordan Peterson, God, and Christianity

    202 - Christopher Kaczor & Matthew Petrusek - Jordan Peterson, God, and Christianity

    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

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    Original video: https://youtu.be/u5Tl8txtD3k

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    Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau

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    • 39 min
    201 - Neil DeGraide - A New Era of Storytelling

    201 - Neil DeGraide - A New Era of Storytelling

    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

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    Original video: https://youtu.be/3l-9IlkevAo

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    • 45 min
    200 - Richard Rohlin - The Holy Grail: The Key to Understanding the West - Part 1

    200 - Richard Rohlin - The Holy Grail: The Key to Understanding the West - Part 1

    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

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    Original video: https://youtu.be/7sJBEEuEG_s

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    • 57 min
    199 - Ben Hatke - The New gods of Modern Storytelling

    199 - Ben Hatke - The New gods of Modern Storytelling

    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

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    Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau

    Join the conversation:
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    198 - Finding the Giant Dog-Headed St. Christopher in the Bible

    198 - Finding the Giant Dog-Headed St. Christopher in the Bible

    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

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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
346 Ratings

346 Ratings

Pakatak ,

Excellent content

Pageau brings together Jordan Peterson levels of insight into our great western stories but he improves upon Peterson in that he can give the fuller picture according to the rich tradition of the Christian tradition and worldview. I personally believe that rediscovering the power of the Christian story will be at the center of a renewal of society and Pageau is part of that great work

LHCatLady ,

174 is my favorite

I just listened to podcast 174 and I’m so impressed. The questions were great and Jonathan’s answers were great. So helpful in trying to understand orthodox religion. Great explanation of what is happening in the world. And I agree on the psychedelics.

artistgirl111 ,

Has re-enchanted my world

Also having my spiritual podmother Frederica Matthewes Greene on the show with Jonathan Pageau, my re-enchantment podfather, was just too much charm and graciousness for a single episode. 😭😭😭 Thank you for what you do, Pageau and team.

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