Macrocosm

(Greek, the great world), in opposition to the microcosm (the little world). The ancients looked upon the universe as a living creature, and the followers of Paracelsus considered man a miniature representation of the universe. The one was termed the Macrocosm, the other the Microcosm (q.v.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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