macrocosm


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the totality of all existing things

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Therefore the relationship between man and nature is strengthened by a system of divine correspondence between the microcosm of man and the macrocosm of the universe.
For example, there is a compelling discussion of the relation between Winston and his torturer and lover in which Carter remarks: "In comparing the microcosm (love) to the macrocosm (politics) by forging a link between Winston/Julia and Winston/O'Brien, Orwell invites the reader to examine in what manner the roots of master-slave psychology are tangled up, as it were, in the roots of love" (63).
Wayne's sights remain fixed with equal intensity on two sites - the smallest visible unit and the indeterminably vast vista - that together enfold microcosm and macrocosm,'' says an essay in the exhibition catalog.
What Tillyard once narrowly identified as characteristic of the Elizabethan world-picture, the analogy between the macrocosm and man the microcosm, is but briefly glossed here, albeit with the welcome corrective by Peter Burke that it is not simply Elizabethan, but rather an enduring Aristotelian and Ptolemaic metaphor.
Instead the body is a microcosm, and the self evolves in the relation between bodies and the macrocosm of humanity.
The people of the macrocosm Francie lives in refer to his family as "the pig family," and Francie becomes obsessed with the image and ideas of pigs, so that he's constantly ranting about pigs and piglike things, comparable to the psychotic bestial-referencing voice in Pink Floyd's classic album Animals.
Holt demonstrates that Jung is relevant to a number of pressing issues in contemporary social and political thought, discussing (amongst other subjects) how to mediate between the microcosm of the self and the macrocosm of society, exploring psychology's relation to metaphysics and hermeneutics, and, in several essays relating him to Marx, suggesting that Jung's psychological understanding of alchemy proposes an economics which effects a redemption of matter.
For decades there has been a great gulf fixed between the microcosm, where the ambiguities and uncertainties of quantum mechanics prevail, and the macrocosm, where common from our bodily senses dominate.
Leveraging its parent company'stechnological strengths and worldwide customer base of more than 200 wireless network operators, star*home is stretching the typical value-added service environment beyond the home network and into a seamless global macrocosm of enhanced services.
Penguin's explanation, in support of its stand, despite making sense in terms of the macrocosm of a live-and-let-live mindset, sends out a wrong signal to the vast majority of independent-minded artists and their patrons -- that there is nothing to ensure the protection of intellectual freedom in the face of a thuggish monochrome of conformism.
Rotating on the horizon line, the city overturns and the data of reality slides away over the tilted crest that leads to another, inner world where microcosm and macrocosm merge.
Wells reviews the commonly accepted world views, that of the microcosm reflecting the macrocosm, of the Great Chain of Being from worms up to God and his representative, the king, in which women were submissive to men and the interplay of nature and human events, also demonstrating the hand of Providence in all things.
Among the more interesting links among the three novels is that between the introduction of Hans Castorp into the microcosmic mystery of human life by Hofrat Behrens in Der Zauberberg, and the story Felix Krull hears from Professor Kuckuck of the macrocosm of the universe.
Traveling to the upstate NY "nature preserve and animal sanctuary" presided over by Hayman and two other women, High discovers a fascinating macrocosm where myriad domestic species (dog, cat, horse, goat, llama) cohabit in apparent harmony, their individual concerns duly registered by telepathic communique with gifted humans.