While many are looking out on the world and the current state of society and thinking “what on earth is happening?”, people who are familiar with the history of religion and mythology can see clear and predictable patterns emerging. As a result, increasingly, people are flocking to thinkers who are able to bring together an understanding of religion and mythology with contemporary science in a way which is complementary instead of oppositional. This explains the rise of Jordan Peterson and many like him.
In this, the first of a series of conversations on “Understanding Religion for Discernment”, Paul Lloyd Robson and James Kourtides set out on a project of building bridges between a secular worldview and the ancient worldview as presented by the Orthodox faith and mythology in general.
The approach here owes much to the framework of the Symbolic World by Jonathan Pageau (https://thesymbolicworld.com/), and Lord of Spirits by Fr Andrew Daimick and Fr Stephen de Young (https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/lordofspirits)
You can also find James’ podcast on his YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/JAMESKOURTIDES