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a.1.Belonging to cosmogony.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It was very queer, especially in dark nights, when your thoughts had wandered to vast and cosmogonal themes in other spheres, to feel this faint jerk, which came to interrupt your dreams and link you to Nature again.
In "The Pond in Winter," Thoreau dramatizes the dissolution of time and space such a moment involves: In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagvat Gita, since whose composition years of the gods have elapsed, and in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial; and I doubt if that philosophy is not to be referred to a previous state of existence, so remote is its sublimity from our conceptions.
Venturing into speculative physics, Poe's dreams take off from the Kant-Laplace cosmogonal hypothesis.(36) And he adds to it.