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socio- +‎ cosmic;


sociocosmic (comparative more sociocosmic, superlative most sociocosmic)

  1. Pertaining to the order of the universe and one's consequent obligations to and role in society.
    • 1978, James L. Peacock, Muslim Puritans: Reformist Psychology in Southeast Asian Islam, →ISBN:
      Though conceptualized by introspection and terminology, this identity is not differentiated from a sociocosmic order that defines self as status and status as cosmology; through speech, posture, and manners, the entire psycho-sociocosmic complex is maintained.
    • 1991, Deborah A. Soifer, The Myths of Narasimha and Vamana, →ISBN:
      The notion of the smaller or sociocosmic universe is integrally tied to the Puranic notion of dharma.
    • 1993, Yves Bonnefoy, Asian Mythologies, →ISBN, page 99:
      The sociocosmic order (dharma) can be maintained only through sacrifice, which nourishes the gods of heaven, who in turn cause rain to fall on the earth at the right time; it is thus as a result of sacrifice that plants grow and that animals -- notably the cow -- and men can be nourished, and that they can prosper, and that they can offer sacrifices.
    • 1993, Darrell J. Fasching, The Ethical Challenge of Auschwitz and Hiroshima: Apocalypse or Utopia?, →ISBN:
      In the second case, the religious symbol ties or binds the self not to the social order but to self-transcendence. In such cases the self is understood not as a mirror of the sociocosmic order but as reality radically open to the infinite.
    • 1997, Cheryl Claassen & Rosemary A. Joyce, Women in Prehistory: North America and Mesoamerica, →ISBN, page 205: that is derived from similar Southeast Asian societies but that also contains within itself the explanation of why Maya sociocosmic classification differed in essential respects from its Asian counterpart.
    • 2001, Stephen Sharot, A Comparative Sociology of World Religions, →ISBN:
      It has remained a cardinal principle that only Brahmans have the authority to perform the most important rituals that preserve and renew the sociocosmic order.
    • 2004, Michael Winkelman & Philip M. Peek, Divination and Healing: Potent Vision, →ISBN, page 47:
      To fear the witch "within" refers to the patient's feelings of isolation and exclusion in relation to the sociocosmic environment.
    • 2010, Heup Young Kim, Christ and the Tao, →ISBN, page 172:
      Furthermore, this vision invites us to thematize the sociocosmic biography of the exploited life, creatively pushing beyond the dialectical sociobiography of minjung and the innocent anthropocosmic vision.
    • 2012, Carlos Fausto, Warfare and Shamanism in Amazonia, →ISBN, page 301:
      First, I provide a synthetic formulation of the contrast between the two types of sociocosmic regimes that I have been developing at various points of the book.
    • 2013, Joseph Kitagawa, The Religious Traditions of Asia: Religion, History, and Culture, →ISBN:
      Thus the Gita champions the theory of varnasramadbarma as upholding the sociocosmic order.
    • 2014, Julian F. Woods, Destiny and Human Initiative in the Mahabharata, →ISBN, page 166:
      The apparent contradiction involved in accommodating a collective sociocosmic process unrelated to human conduct to the karma of individual action is never fully resolved.
    • 2014, Suzanne Oakdale & Magnus Course, Fluent Selves, →ISBN:
      The sociocosmic field binds the bodies of living humans to myriad collectivities of doubles and other people, dead ancestors and yovevo spirits.