Cosmocentrism

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Cosmocentricity (v. cosmocentralise; pl. cosmocentricites; adv. cosmocentrically), also known as cosmocentrism, or the cosmocentric worldview, is the worldview developed by Cometan that was incorporated into the foundations Astronism and is categorised as one of The Seven Tenets of Association. Essentially, cosmocentricity involves the centralisation of The Cosmos from the Astronic cosmology to all applicable concepts, as well as to one's daily life in action, thought, and feeling.


Cosmocentric ideas are present throughout the entirety of Astronism for the contemplation of The Cosmos is one of the main areas of study and debate for Astronic philosophers and followers of Astronism. The extent of the influence of cosmocentricity is vast as it commands the entire theme of Millettism, which is particularly evident by the multifaricity of the philosophy with the use of appellations such as Astronism, Cosmism, and Kosma, all of which hold a cosmical theme.


Cosmocentricity can perhaps be best understood in comparison to other centricities, the primary one of which is anthropocentricity which centralises humanity in all contexts. Another example is geocentricity which emphasises the role and importance of The Earth in the context of wider existence. Therefore, cosmocentricity is the centralisation of The Cosmos, its progeny, and its phenomena as the entities and concepts of primary importance theologically and philosophically to those whom follow Astronism.


The Millettarian Tradition considers the vast majority of non-Astronist and pre-Astronist religious and philosophical traditions to be both anthropocentric and geocentric in their orientations.

The implementation of cosmocentricity in Astronism, however, maintains that everything within The Cosmos is subordinate to it and therefore Astronists must consider The Cosmos primarily while The Earth, the affairs of humanity, and anything less than that which is cosmic is to be considered secondarily.

Characteristics

The following are considered to be characteristics or signs of a person who is adhered to the cosmocentric worldview or someone who is thinking in a cosmocentric manner:


Challenge

Cometan contemplated and spoke post-omnidoxically on the topic of the challenge to think cosmically or cosmocentrically and actually described it as "unnatural" for humans as a worldview to take. This is because it demands that humans accept the insignificance of themselves, the species to which they belong, and the planet of which they have resided for all history. These demands of taking a cosmocentric worldview remain some of cosmocentrism's most prominent challenges and criticisms.

Comparison and deeper understanding

Cosmocentricity, or the worldview of Astronism, is oriented on the notion that all of humanity should look "starward" in their own personal fulfilment and for the future of humanity as a whole. In this way, Astronists consider The Cosmos to perform a dual functionality, the first one of which satisfies each of our individual yearnings for purpose and greater meaning beyond the self while the second benefits and focuses on humanity as a collectivity; the progression of humanity as opposed to the progression of the self. 


In Astronism, positionality is an important concept for the cosmocentric worldview. Positionality states that cosmocentrism emphasises all that is beyond the immediacy of the terrestrial world by instead focusing on the extraterrestrial world; the cosmic world. The Cosmos, despite its perceived physcial distance from the surface of The Earth, is emphasised spiritually and mentally so that its physical position seems closer. In the cosmocentric worldview, all that is cosmic is all that should be focused upon for the deriving of one's spirituality and existentiality. 


In the Christian worldview, "the above" meaning heaven is morally elevated and contrasted with "the below" meaning hell which is morally reduced. The Astronist cosmocentric worldview could be considered as an extension to and a realist reinterpretation of the Christian association of "the above" with all that is goodness. Although, in Astronism, the "nightly above" is the above that is prioritised. Christianity is oriented on an earthcentric conception of reality as a product of the times of its founding whereby goodness and evil are positioned at the above and the below of The Earth respectively. Astronist conceptions of reality focus all attention on the "nightly above" to the detriment on attention played on the terrestrial.  

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