"The myth of cosmic man was used in all traditional civilizations to represent universal life. [Man was portrayed as] carrying the universe (like Atlas in the Greek legend), as a cosmic pillar, supporting HEAVEN and EARTH" (Julien, 254). Man is a microcosm, a reflection of the universe. Man himself is symbolized by that which is phallic; the dart, SWORD, ARROW, PILLAR, obelisk, or the TORCH often represent man.

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