Human culture is a single entity organized synchronically as the Four Alimonies and diachronically as the Seven Armistices.  The human individual is in some sense a microcosm of culture as a whole - the Four Figures repeat the Four Alimonies in a way - but this is mostly insofar as the individual’s highest task is to tap into the higher alimonies and influence the course of history.   The microcosm is ultimately there to ~solve~ the problem posed by the macrocosm, to ultimately do away with the macrocosm altogether