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Defining Astronism

Written by Astronist Institution

Edited by the Meta-Astronism Studies Journal

Last updated: JAN. 16, 2020

Contextual definition - defining Astronism within the context of a subject or in the context of a particular point of view.

  • Sociologically
  • Theological - Astronism is an Astronic panentheistic or non-theistic religion or philosophy emphasising an importance on The Cosmos as knowable causation rather than on the concept of God, an unknowable causation.
  • Futurological - Astronism is an Astronic organised philosophy or religion prophesying that humanity’s destiny is based in spacefaring and that when spacefaring becomes available to the masses, a Great Departation will occur in which large portions of humanity will turn to a life of spacefaring.
  • Soteriological - Astronism is an Astronic religion teaching that humanity‘s salvation or fulfilment will only be achieved through humanity’s destined exploration of The Cosmos, thus achieving a state known as transcension.
  • Philosophically
  • Eschatologically 
  • Astronologically (focused on defining Astronism according to its main beliefs)
  • Historically
  • Biographically 

Theoretical / Academic definition - categorises Astronism and authoritatively lays down its theological and philosophical orientations .e.g. "Astronism is an Astronic cosmocentric organised philosophy".

Emotional definition - highlights some of the key elements of Astronism in ways that are perhaps more understandable to non-academics e.g. "Astronism is the love of stars" or "Astronism contemplates The Cosmos"

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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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


Related terms


The Vendox is the most well known symbol of Astronism.

Forms of Astronism

Geography of Astronism

Related topics

Keywords and linked resources

See also

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Astronism by country


Key components

Main beliefs

Main practices

Ethics and lifestyle


Classification and history

Forms of Astronism

Other elements

Additional information

This article was written by a working staff member with editorial powers within the Astronist Institution. The accuracy, validity and integrity of the contents of this article is supervised by working members of the Meta-Astronism Studies Journal which is the academic journal appointed responsibilities of scholarship for the discipline of study to which the subject of this article is associated.

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