Fasting in Astronism
by Astronist Institution
Last updated: JAN. 11, 2020
Fasting in Astronism is the practice of abstaining from food, drink, smoking, or sexual activity as motivated directly by one's interpreted beliefs of the philosophy of Astronism. There is little significance placed on the practice of fasting in Astronism, largely due to the practice of fasting being a markedly more religious practice than that of a philosophic one. However, Cometan is quoted in the Omnidoxy with commending those whom succeed in their fasting, especially due to the discipline they exhibit.
The most common form of fasting found in the context of Astronism is that which is known as sideroment as a form of cosmic devotion; this is the practice of abstaining from food, drink, smoking, sexual activity, or some other indulgence when the night sky is clear and the stars are visible. Sideroment is practiced by those followers of Astronism whom believe in the affirmed divinity of the progeny and phenomena of The Cosmos, therefore, to indulge before the stars is considered unethical for this is considered to be the same as indulging before one's God.