chapter  11
12 Pages

Beyond Cosmopsychism and the Great I Am

How the World Might be Grounded in Universal ‘Advaitic’ Consciousness
WithMiri Albahari

Cosmopsychism typically casts the entire cosmos as a conscious subject that in turn grounds the consciousness of subjects such as ourselves. This chapter argues that there are serious troubles for cosmopsychism that stem from its prevailing assumption that the cosmos is a subject. It then offers a framework for thinking about how the world could be grounded in a universal consciousness which, following Advaita Vedanta and the ‘Perennial Philosophy’, is not structured by subject or object.