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THE ORIGINS OF ASTRONISM
where does Astronism come from?
Astronism is an organised philosophy founded in the year 2013 in the north west of England in the United Kingdom. The philosophy was founded by the autodidactic philosopher and theologian known as Cometan. Astronism is the first system of belief to be called an organised philosophy and was founded by the treatise known as the Omnidoxy which grew in excess of 1.25 million words in total length.
The founder of Astronism, Cometan, experienced a series of intense ideations during a six year period between the age of 15 and 21 during which time the theoretical and conceptual foundations of Astronism were laid. This intense period of ideation and writing formed the identity of Cometan as a philosopher and these experiences of intense imagination and ideation are termed as personal inspirations.
Cometan's writing ability improved to such an extent that he was able to write intensely, fuelled by the ideations that continued to flood his mind. Once the Omnidoxy had come to completion, Cometan focused on the task of disseminating his ideas through the use of modern and commercial means of communication to redefine what a religion/philosophy is in the modern world.
Astronism is an organised philosophy which means that it is entirely governed and protected by an institution; The Institution of The Philosophy of Millettism (TIOTPOM). This distinguishes it from other philosophies, like Buddhism or Confucianism, which have fragmented structures of governance rather than a single proprietor.
Therefore, Astronism does not self-identify as a religion (although you may see it classified as a religion by external organisations for administrative purposes) because it doesn't hold a definitive doctrine and is based on individual interpretation and an amalgamation of one's own beliefs with those presented as part of Astronism.
Rather than being based on dogmatic instruction to its adherents, Astronism focuses on providing a set of concepts, theories, and dichotomised beliefs regarding topics such as The Cosmos and the issue of death which adherents are then encouraged to interpret using their own beliefs and those which have been provided to them; this forms that which will be known as the Philosophical Spirit.
The nature of how Astronism acts and how it is presented is intrinsically linked to the nature of philosophy itself. The Philosophical Spirit encompasses a set of ambiguous principles and guidelines which primarily includes accepting that opposing opinions exist, rationally justifying one's own views, and presenting one's views logically, thus not simply relying upon faith.
Astronism is one of the largest philosophies in the world in terms of the number of concepts and beliefs that reside within it, of which there are thousands across all twelve inclusive disciplines. Despite the vastness of Astronism, its core ideas can be summarised through a collection known as The Seven Tenets of Association, which you can learn more about by clicking here.
About The Origins of Astronism
Who founded Astronism?
Cometan, a British philosopher and author, founded the philosophy of Astronism.
How did Cometan found Astronism?
Cometan experienced a series of personal inspirations during his adolescent years which provided him with the insight and ability to write the founding text of Astronism, known as the Omnidoxy.
Where and when was Astronism founded?
Astronism was founded in the North West of England in the 21st century in and around the city of Preston, which was also the birthplace of its founder, Cometan.
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