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List of appellations of Astronism

Appellations of Astronism

Written by Astronist Institution

Edited by the Meta-Astronism Studies Journal

Last updated: DEC. 16, 2019

This articles provides a list of the names or appellations of Astronism.

The Vendox is the most well-known symbol representing Astronism.

This articles provides a list of the names or appellations of Astronism.

This page provides a list of all the appellations of Astronism in alphabetical order.


Appellation – Etymology – Derivations – Appellator – Explanation


Astra religion – Cometan – Astronism has been referred to as the Astra religion in an attempt to draw Astronism closer to the Cult of Astra, a sect born out of Astronism.


Astralism – astralist/astralistic – Cometan – Astronism has been referred to astralism so as to connect it with previous forms of astronomical religions, particularly astrolatry and astromancy. This particular appellation relates to the prehistoric proto-astralism.


AstroChurch – Cometan – A shortened appellation for the Astronist Church denomination.




AstroFaith – An alternative appellation of Astronism used in some non-English speaking countries and especially associates Astronism with religious belief.


Astron – In appellatology, Astron is described as the masculine name of Astronism and this is placed in contrast with the feminine name of Kosma. This developed the notion that there are two natures to Astronism, a feminine and a masculine. It is from this appellation that the appellation astrony is derived and it is from the appellation of astrony that Astronism is derived.


Astronism – Derived from the noun 'astrony' meaning 'contemplation of the stars', the appellation of Astronism is literally understood to be the 'principles of the stars', a belief system based on space itself.


Astronomical belief – An alternative name for when describing Astronism as astronomical religion.


Astronomical faith – An alternative appellation for when describing Astronism as astronomical religion.


Astronomical religion – Astronism is often referred to as astronomical religion in order to synonymise it with the wider heritage of religions that Astronism belongs it. With this appellation, Astronism becomes astronomical religion.


Astrony – Astrony is used as an appellation for Astronism, but it is from the appellation Astron that the term astrony is derived. Astrony means to contemplate the stars. It is from astrony that the main etymological structure for Astronism is derived. Astrony is considered the third and final part of the Astronic Triumvirate alongside astrolatry (worship of the stars) and astromancy (divination of the stars).


Astrosophy – Formed by the prefix astro- and the suffix -sophy. Directly denotes "love of the stars". The appellation of astrosophy is formed from the prefix astro- and the suffix -sophy. Astrosophy is considered to be a term used to distance Astronism from being considered a religion but that it should be more identified with philosophy. It can also be considered to focus more on the mystical, spiritual, and emotional elements of Astronism with its etymology based on the concept of "love of the stars".


Celesta – An alternative appellation for Astronism derived from the term 'celestial'.


Cometan dharma


Cosmica – An alternative appellation for Astronism derived from the appellation of cosmism.


Cosmic belief – Astronism may be referred to as cosmic belief as an alternative term for the appellation of astronomical religion.


Cosmic faith – The cosmic faith appellation emphasises the religious aspects of Astronism and suggests that it is a system based on the notion of faith rather than reason. For this reason, this appellation has caused controversy in its usage.


Cosmicism – Cosmicism as an appellation for Astronism is derived from the "cosmic" theme of Astronism and perhaps also emphasises the cosmocentric worldview of Astronism.


Cosmic religion – Astronism is often described as a cosmic religion, most frequently in a non-academic setting. This appellation can be considered as an alternative for the "astronomical religion" appellation.


Cosmism – The appellation of cosmism for Astronism is directly derived from Astronism's worldview of cosmocentrism and is undoubtedly linked to the Astronic-related religion of Russian cosmism.


First of the inspired religions – Astronism is sometimes described as the first of the inspired religions in order to emphasise its founding of the inspired religions category as distinct from revealed religions as part of the Astronist philosophy of religion.


Grand religion – Grand religion is one of the colloquial appellations for Astronism and pertains to the huge extent of concepts and terms created as part of the founding of the religion.


Inspired religion – Astronism has been labelled an inspired religion from its inception, particularly with it being founded on the form of revelation known as personal inspiration. The term inspired religion is often used in contrast with revealed religion having been formed on direct divine revelation while the former is formed on indirect divine revelation.


Kosma – An alternative appellation of Astronism with origins of usage in the Omnidoxy and thereafter. It can be considered as an alternative to the masculine appellation of Astron and relates to the femininity of Astronism or the feminine undertones of the religion.


Last of the world religions – This appellation is in reference to Astronism as being the final religion of The Earth before humanity's journey out into and explore and civilisation of space (known in Astronism as the event of the Great Departation).


Last of the major religions – Reference to Astronism as the last of the major religions is a controversial colloquial appellation for the religion. It involves the notion that Astronism, as a representative of all astronomical religions, is worthy of being categorised alongside Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and Hinduism as one of the Big Six. Not only this, but the appellation implies that Astronism is the final major religion to conclude all religions which denotes further controversy associated with the name.


Milletticism – Derived from the original appellation for Astronism, Millettism and can be considered as an alternative of that original appellation.


Millettism – Before the appellation of Astronism took hold and the development of the identity of Astronism distinguished itself from Millettarian culture and literature, the appellation Millettism was originally used to refer to the philosophy.


Natural religion – Naturalistic religionAstronism is consistently referred to as a natural or naturalistic religion due to its emphasis on The Cosmos rather than supernatural concepts such as God and spirits.


Neocosmism – Neocosmism is a popular appellation for Astronism used both in academic spheres and in colloquial dialogue. It is most commonly used to emphasise Astronism as influenced by or even consequential of Russian cosmism and although such a linkage is no favourable to Institutional Astronism, in the chronology of the Astronic tradition, Russian cosmism does precede Astronism in the 19th to 20th centuries. Despite this, it remains unknown as to the extent to which Russian cosmism held an influence over the initial development of Astronism by Cometan.


Religion of a thousand names – Religion of a thousand names is a colloquial appellation for Astronism pertaining to the supposed notion that Astronism has a thousand names which involves its state of multifaricity.


Religion of the Astra – The appellation of the religion of the Astra is derived from the role of the concept of the Astra in Astronism, but application of this appellation is not as popular due to it causing confusion between the Cult of Astra and its distinction from that of Astronism.


Revivalist religion / Revival religion / Astronist revivalism – The use of the appellation of revivalist or revival religion for Astronism relates to its functionality and purpose as the reviver of astronomical religions and especially focuses on and emphasises this aspect of the destiny and meaning of Astronism and why it was formed.


Sophism – The use of the appellation Sophism for Astronism can be considered as another attempt to further associate Astronism with philosophy and especially away from the notion of Astronism being just a religion. The use of the appellation of Sophism finds its origins in the Omnidoxy.


Space religion – Astronism has been described numerous times as a space religion. In the Astronic tradition of religions, the designation of space religion is not provided with as much gravity or importance as the title of astronomical religion and it encompasses a wider set of religions that do not share as many core ideas and beliefs with Astronism itself, such as UFO religions.


The Philosophy of Millettism – An important appellation for Astronism is found in The Philosophy of Millettism. This appellation is derived from the original appellation of Astronism, Millettism, as a subsequence of the Millettarian culture and literature that Cometan first developed. This particular appellation developed as another emphasis of Astronism as not merely just a religion, but a philosophy foremost. Now, The Philosophy of Millettism still sees regular usage in an official capacity as it is used in legal and official documents for it is include in the official name for the proprietor of Astronism, known as The Institution of The Philosophy of Millettism.

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Devotional (Devotology)

General forms

Cosmic Devotion · Mutual devotion · Cosmomancy · Astrolatry · Astromancy


Specific forms

Retination · Stardance · Starsleeping · 

Astrophotography · Astronomical commemoration

Physical and mental

Astration · Astromeditation · Cosmopiry

Revelatory, intellectual and philosophic

Personal inspiration · Indrucy · Astrologue

 · Debatation


Extollatory (Extollogy)
Extollation · Celestification · Cometanisation


Activities (Occurrology)





Intosy · Panosy

Public, sopharial or phrontisterial

Astronomy tourism · Cosmogosy · Phrontistas 

· Starball · Philosophic tourism · Sempition · 

Orreration · Holographic show

Festivals and events
Starlight Festival (Stellara · Kintana · The Starlight Council) · Starlight social · Astrofair · Astroprom 

· Stargazing · Starguild · Starparty · Theatrosy


Either individual, private or public

Astronomical observation · Astrocrafts · 

Astroexercise · Starbathing · Moonbathing · 

Stardown · Starjam · Starnight · Starwalk · 

Sungrazing · Philosophers' camp


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