Word usage examples
Furthermore, the interplay of similitudes was hitherto infinite: it was always possible to discover new ones, and the only limitation came from the fundamental ordering of things, from the finitude of a world held firmly between the macrocosm and the microcosm.
This is a part of the process by which the creation is projected: the microcosm and the macrocosm are always present.
The more this microcosm contains reflections or points of reference to the macrocosm - both the inward and the outward universes - then the higher is the potential consciousness, awareness or intelligence of the creature.
Robert Boyle, too, strongly advocated the biblical assertion that humans are made in the image of God, not nature, and this undermined the organic model of nature, which drew analogies between microcosm and macrocosm and between humans and the rest of creation.
This microcosm is the mind patterning around a soul which permits it greater or lesser awareness of the greater empyrean.
In cyberspace there are a wide variety of mental health resources, including support groups, informational websites, assessment and psychotherapeutic software, and comprehensive self-help programs - not to mention the potentially therapeutic nature of online relationships and communities as social microcosms.
Only in the jealous vocabularies of the Homebodies, so long tied to their hutches and routines that the scope of mind and emotion had narrowed to fit their microcosm.
And the configuration of that microcosm also determines just what the encumbered soul perceives of the universe.
How could she bear to see herself like that --to see in microcosm what this world would be reduced to in a few more years, when the off worlders abandoned it again?
In turn, I contained a microcosm of my own-a deration field easing gradually as I let her out into the groove.