metacosm

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

me-t&'kä-z&m

Noun[edit]

metacosm (plural metacosms)

  1. A system that encompasses cosmos systems (macrocosm, mesocosm, microcosm).
    • 1992. Sachiko Murata, Annemarie Schimmel. The Tao of Islam: A Sourcebook on Gender Relationships in Islamic Thought, page 225,
      And both microcosm and macrocosm manifest the Metacosm. This is the law of correspondence.
  2. A transcendent field of higher forces beyond the macrocosm (created world).
    • 2001. Cyril Glasse, Huston Smith. The New Encyclopedia of Islam, page 55,
      The "Unity of the Intellect", or the essential identity of the Intellect in the metacosm (what is beyond the created world),
  3. A manifestation of God.
    • 1997. James S. Cutsinger. Advice to the Serious Seeker: Meditations on the Teaching of Frithjof Schuon, page 48,
      All the levels of the universe, the macrocosm, come about through the radiation or manifestation of God, the metacosm.
  4. A complex that can be divided into three primary domains, a transcendent field of higher forces, a central world of acting peers, and a supporting world of fundamental objects. This field/peer/object relationship is relative to the frame of reference and reveals structural parallels between different systems. Linguistically, each domain usually has it's own particular terminology, defining, primary domain elements as peers, acting on the nouns of layers below, and subject to the superior fields acting as verbs on the peers and objects.

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