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.

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