The Symbolic World

By Jonathan Pageau

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The Symbolic World 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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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
00:24:34
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
00:14:44
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
00:19:50
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