Matthieu Pageau is a Canadian writer, speaker, and artist known for his work on symbolism, metaphysics, and theology. In his book "The Language of Creation," Pageau presents his theory of the relationship between heaven and earth, mind and body, and how we can understand cosmic symbolism to better comprehend our society. Our culture is disquieted in many respects and finding Matthieu’s book was a game changer for me and set a framework for many of my thoughts.
Pageau argues that we live in a world where the physical and spiritual realms are intertwined, and that we must understand the relationship between the two to understand the symbols that surround us. We have attempted in many ways through practices throughout all timelines, both modern and historically, but I have found no better description of what was perceived as complex subject matter in such an accessible way as presented in The Language of Creation. He believes that the world is made up of two realms: the physical realm of earth and the spiritual realm of heaven. However, he notes that these realms are not separate but are in constant communication with each other. According to Pageau, heaven and earth are connected through symbolism, and it is through these symbols that we can understand the deeper meaning of our existence.
Another topic he has explained is the relationship between complexity and simplicity and how both are equally important and often misunderstood.
Pageau's theory on the relationship between mind and body is based on the concept of the image of God. He believes that humans are created in the image of God, and that this image is reflected in both the physical and spiritual aspects of our existence. Our bodies are the physical representation of this image, while our minds reflect the spiritual aspect. Pageau argues that our minds and bodies are inextricably linked and that we cannot understand one without the other. As someone whom studied yoga philosophy, it is refreshing to have this connection re-established through a biblical lens.
In his book, Pageau emphasizes the importance of reconciling the physical and spiritual realms to better understand cosmic symbolism and our society. He believes that our modern society has become disconnected from these realms and has lost the ability to understand the deeper meaning behind the symbols that surround us. He argues that we must reconnect with these realms and with the symbols that represent them to achieve a more profound understanding of our existence. *Albeit different Bernardo Kastrup has a similar philosophy in terms of a consciousness more scientific lens. You can read more about his ideas in my previous article, 5 reasons to rethink a materialistic worldview highlights some of Kastrup’s work. The main idea Pageau idealizes is the union of these realms, heaven and earth, mind and body, working together which takes effort here on earth.
Pageau suggests that the key to reconciling these two realms is through language. He argues that language is the bridge between the physical and spiritual realms and that by understanding the language of creation, we can better understand the relationship between the two. Pageau believes that the language of creation is the symbolic language that is present in all aspects of our world, from the natural world to human culture and art.
Matthieu Pageau's book "The Language of Creation" presents a unique and thought-provoking theory on the relationship between heaven and earth, mind and body, and the importance of understanding cosmic symbolism. By reconciling these two realms, Pageau argues that we can achieve a deeper understanding of our existence and the symbols that surround us, ultimately leading to a more profound and meaningful life.
I highly suggest this book. I have reread it a few times and look forward to more work hopefully from both Pageau brothers (Johnathan and Matthieu).
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