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THE PHILOSOPHY & ASTRAL RELIGION
what we believe as Astronists
Astronism teaches that outer space should become the central element of our practical, spiritual, and contemplative lives; this emphasis on outer space in our faith and knowledge is known as cosmocentrism. This is contrasted with other forms of centricity, such as geocentrism and anthropocentrism, to which Astronism is opposed.
The Cosmos is one of the most common terms used when speaking about the beliefs of Astronism with it being the central entity of worship, spirituality and knowledge in the Astronist faith. It refers to outer space but also encompasses the terms, progeny and phenomena. The former of which relates to celestial bodies, such as planets, stars, and galaxies, while the latter pertains to cosmic events, such as supernovas. The Astronist theology states that The Cosmos is a whole, animate and divine entity.
The purpose of faith in Astronism is to encourage adherents to create a closer relationship between themselves and The Cosmos. There is a belief that every person holds a duty and ability to connect with The Cosmos as a whole via its progeny and phenomena through observation, devotion, and enknowledgement as part of a person's wider spiritual awareness and philosophical development.
Astronism is an organised philosophy which means that it is entirely governed and protected by an institution; the Astronist Institution. This distinguishes it from other philosophies, like Buddhism or Confucianism, which have fragmented structures of governance rather than a single proprietor.
Therefore, Astronism does not self-identify as a religion (although you may see it classified as a religion by external organisations for administrative purposes) because it doesn't hold a definitive doctrine and is based on individual interpretation and an amalgamation of one's own beliefs with those presented as part of Astronism.
Rather than being based on dogmatic instruction to its adherents, Astronism focuses on providing a set of concepts, theories, and dichotomised beliefs regarding topics such as The Cosmos and the issue of death which adherents are then encouraged to interpret using their own beliefs and those which have been provided to them; this forms that which will be known as the Philosophical Spirit.
The nature of how Astronism acts and how it is presented is intrinsically linked to the nature of philosophy itself. The Philosophical Spirit encompasses a set of ambiguous principles and guidelines which primarily includes accepting that opposing opinions exist, rationally justifying one's own views, and presenting one's views logically, thus not simply relying upon faith.
Astronism is one of the largest philosophies in the world in terms of the number of concepts and beliefs that reside within it, of which there are thousands across all twelve inclusive disciplines. Despite the vastness of Astronism, its core ideas can be summarised through a collection known as The Seven Tenets of Association, which you can learn more about by clicking here.
Who founded Astronism?
Cometan, a British philosopher and author, founded the philosophy of Astronism.
What is the book of Astronism called?
The book solely written by Cometan which founded Astronism is called the Omnidoxy and is over 1.7 million words long in total length.
Where and when was Astronism founded?
Astronism was founded in the North West of England in the 21st century in and around the city of Preston, which was also the birthplace of its founder, Cometan.
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