214 episodes

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.

    215 - Weaponized Compassion

    215 - Weaponized Compassion

    In this podcast I discuss the aspect of Antichrist that is weaponized compassion. I use the examples of Judas in Scripture and the 2016 film called ‘Silence’ as stark demonstrations of this pattern, that can help us to recognize it in our world today.

    Original video: https://youtu.be/cGUQSg5MwYU

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    Language of Creation, by Matthieu Pageau: https://www.amazon.com/Language-Creation-Cosmic-Symbolism-Genesis-ebook/dp/B07D738HD8

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    • 19 min
    214 - The Body of a City and How Authority Works

    214 - The Body of a City and How Authority Works

    This podcast is a repost from a discussion I had with Sam Glenn, whose YouTube channel is dedicated to exploring philosophy. We discuss the symbolic reality of the bodies and agency of cities as principalities. Listeners might find it complementary to last my discussion with John Vervaeke, linked below. Sam and I also talk about how authority ideally functions, and modernity's relationship to authority, hierarchy and technology. Enjoy.

    - Original video: https://youtu.be/b13eKMwEweE
    - Collective Intelligence: Angels in Scientific Terms | with John Vervaeke: https://youtu.be/Y9ZaFNIH0co

    -The Symbolic World website and blog: http://www.thesymbolicworld.com
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    -Language of Creation, by Matthieu Pageau: https://www.amazon.com/Language-Creation-Cosmic-Symbolism-Genesis-ebook/dp/B07D738HD8

    Support this podcast:
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    -Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau

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    • 41 min
    213 - The Divine Comedy: Love in Heaven and in Hell

    213 - The Divine Comedy: Love in Heaven and in Hell

    Kintore College invited me to give a talk on love as the driving force of human existence as part of their Philosophy and Literature program. Since many found it useful I decided to repost it on my podcast, now also including the Q&A section at the end.

    In this talk I discuss love within the frame of Dante's Divine Comedy, C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce and Plato's Symposium.

    Original video: https://youtu.be/91ka7aX5WY8
    Kintore College website: http://www.kintorecollege.ca

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    The Symbolic World website and blog: http://www.thesymbolicworld.com
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    Language of Creation, by Matthieu Pageau: https://www.amazon.com/Language-Creation-Cosmic-Symbolism-Genesis-ebook/dp/B07D738HD8

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    • 40 min
    212 - December 2021 Q&A

    212 - December 2021 Q&A

    This podcast was developed from my monthly YouTube Q&A livestream, where I answer questions that patrons of $10/month or more submit on my website, Subscribestar and Patreon. The livestream was exclusive to patrons.

    Original stream: https://youtu.be/YqjRLKlfoI8

    The Symbolic World website and blog: http://www.thesymbolicworld.com
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    Language of Creation, by Matthieu Pageau: https://www.amazon.com/Language-Creation-Cosmic-Symbolism-Genesis-ebook/dp/B07D738HD8

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    211 - How Christmas Reorganizes the gods

    211 - How Christmas Reorganizes the gods

    We look at how Christmas changes the functions and orientation of the heavenly beings, both in the gospel story and in the way we celebrate Christmas in the Nativity Troparion.

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

    The Symbolic World website and blog: http://www.thesymbolicworld.com

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    Language of Creation, by Matthieu Pageau: https://www.amazon.com/Language-Creation-Cosmic-Symbolism-Genesis-ebook/dp/B07D738HD8

    Support this podcast:
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    • 16 min
    210 - Richard Rohlin - The Search for the Holy Grail - Part 2

    210 - Richard Rohlin - The Search for the Holy Grail - Part 2

    This is the second part of my Universal History exploration of the Holy Grail with Richard Rohlin. In Part 1 (episode 200) we gave background context for understanding the meaning of the Grail and how it’s part of the story of the West. In this episode we discuss the story of Perceval in the Arthurian Legends. The general consensus has been that in this poem Perceval failed in his quest for the Holy Grail, but is that true?...

    - The first episode on the Holy Grail: The Holy Grail: The Key to Understanding the West | pt.1 | with Richard Rohlin: https://youtu.be/7sJBEEuEG_s
    - The Universal History YouTube playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVX4HUUPrIY_M2uZP3yW6EEiod3fGD6FD

    Videos mentioned:
    - A Return to Cosmic Christianity | with Bishop Barron: https://youtu.be/BR3br53d2x0
    - Merlin's Last Laugh: https://youtu.be/w1nzp03Uzpg

    Books:
    - The Complete Romances of Chretien de Troyes: https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Romances-Chretien-Troyes/dp/0253207878
    - The Holy Grail: History, Legend And Symbolism (Dover Books on Anthropology and Folklore) by A.E. Waite: https://www.amazon.com/Holy-Grail-Symbolism-Anthropology-Folklore/dp/0486452794

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

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    - Language of Creation (Matthieu Pageau): https://www.amazon.com/Language-Creation-Cosmic-Symbolism-Genesis-ebook/dp/B07D738HD8

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    • 1 hr 6 min

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