THE COSMIC PERSON The hidden dimension of macrocosmic existence, of the universe at large, has its precise parallel in the microcosm of the human body-mind. The “deep structures” of the body share in the “deep structures” of its larger environment. All esoteric traditions assume that there is a correspondence between inner and outer reality.
Man is conceived in Indian thought as being at the midpoint of, and therefore as the microcosm for, all of creation, according to David Gordon White. The human being lies midway between the lower creatures, plants and nonliving...