Astrocism

The tradition of mysticism associated with and developed as a resulting of the spread of Astronism.

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Edited by the Journal of Astrospirituality

Last updated: JAN. 9, 2020

Not to be confused with Astronism.


Astrocism, also known as Astronic mysticism, astronomical mysticism, siderealism, or the cosmic mystical tradition is a dispositional discipline of Astronism exploring all spiritual and mystical aspects of the religion.


As derived from the term astrosis meaning "knowledge of astronomical mysteries", Astrocism was the first Cometanic belief orientation and concept to be introduced and developed post-omnidoxically. Therefore, neither of these terms were ever mentioned in the Omnidoxy directly, although indirect references to this tradition of mysticism in Astronism were made in the founding text, particularly within the Monodoxy.


Despite this, Astrocism remains one of the most prominent foundational beliefs to Astronism and lead to the development of a tradition of mysticism within Astronism. Astrocism can be described as the Astronist version of Gnosticism, a 2nd-century heretical movement within the Christian Church.


The fundamental principle of Astrocism is that The Cosmos holds a plethora of astronomical, spiritual, and intellectual mysteries which are to be explored as part of the existential purpose of humanity, thus existing in parallel to beliefs such as transcensionism and the Humanic Exploration of The Cosmos. Astrocism has a close relationship with cosmic alchemy as the purpose of this practice is to discover the astronomical elixir through the proximation of our relationship to The Cosmos, known as cosmosis.


Astrocism holds a variety of forms within Astronism, namely including the tradition of alchemy within Astronism known as cosmic alchemy which proclaims its beliefs and practices to be the superior way of achieving corporeal cosmosis.

Existences of the Astronic cosmology

Astronist practices

 Governance of Astronism

Figures of Astronism

Disciplines of Astronism

Canon of Astronism

Main Astronist concepts and beliefs

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Appellations

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)

Individual

Startryst

 

Private

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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