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British Astronic philosopher, astronomer, and Founder of Astronism. Research interests: freedom of religion, astronomical religion, the origins of religion.

INSTITUTIONAL REFERENCE WORKS

The Institutional Dictionary of Astronism

FIRST EDITION

composed by Cometan

FULL BOOK AVAILABLE ON COMETAN’S MEDIUM PAGE IN SEPARATE PARTS

The Astronist Institution publishes various reference works dealing with Astronism and the Astronic religious tradition as part of a series titled Institutional Reference Works. The definitions in this, and other reference works, are authorised by the Astronist Institution and are distinctly from an Astronist perspective.

For more information on the Astronist Institution’s reference works visit: www.astronism.com/reference.

Front cover photo: free-to-use image by Samir Belhamra.

Astral Publishing, a subsidiary of the Astronist Institution

160 Cop Lane, Penwortham, Preston…


Keywords: anti-religion, counterforce, freedom of religion, hypersecularism, religious favouritism, religious pluralism, religious restriction, restriction tool, state atheism, state religion, religious recognition.

Provisional title — Abuse of the legal apparatus for the recognition of religions and its detriment on religious freedom conditions.

Provisional research question — Do recognitory and commercial restrictions imposed on religious organisations around the world cause impediments to freedom of religion?

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Introduction

In their 2020 International Religious Freedom Report, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) detailed the recognition processes for religious organisations by country. Although the dynamics of religious restriction were acknowledged (USCIRF, 2020), the data…


SUBMISSION BY COMETAN TO ADRIANO AUTINO OF THE SPACE RENAISSANCE INITIATIVE

Many phrases for space exploration have become clichés over the years and are often interpreted by mainstream audiences as fanciful or without a grounded understanding of the realities of space expansion. In addition to preserving those traditional terms, we must endeavour to create new words to describe our intellectual and physical ventures into the World Beyond if we are to engrain our thoughts and beliefs into the social fabric.

Free-to-use image by Joran Quinten on Unsplash (Link)

Without intending to confuse you with a popular American film franchise or an Australian whisky, I thought I’d introduce a…


INSTITUTIONAL REFERENCE WORKS

The Institutional Dictionary of Astronism

FIRST EDITION

composed by Cometan

FULL BOOK AVAILABLE ON COMETAN’S MEDIUM PAGE IN SEPARATE PARTS

The Astronist Institution publishes various reference works dealing with Astronism and the Astronic religious tradition as part of a series titled Institutional Reference Works. The definitions in this, and other reference works, are authorised by the Astronist Institution and are distinctly from an Astronist perspective.

For more information on the Astronist Institution’s reference works visit: www.astronism.com/reference.

Front cover photo: free-to-use image by Samir Belhamra.

Astral Publishing, a subsidiary of the Astronist Institution

160 Cop Lane, Penwortham, Preston…


INSTITUTIONAL REFERENCE WORKS

The Institutional Dictionary of Astronism

FIRST EDITION

composed by Cometan

FULL BOOK AVAILABLE ON COMETAN’S MEDIUM PAGE IN SEPARATE PARTS

The Astronist Institution publishes various reference works dealing with Astronism and the Astronic religious tradition as part of a series titled Institutional Reference Works. The definitions in this, and other reference works, are authorised by the Astronist Institution and are distinctly from an Astronist perspective.

For more information on the Astronist Institution’s reference works visit: www.astronism.com/reference.

Front cover photo: free-to-use image by Samir Belhamra.

Astral Publishing, a subsidiary of the Astronist Institution

160 Cop Lane, Penwortham, Preston…


INSTITUTIONAL REFERENCE WORKS

The Institutional Dictionary of Astronism

FIRST EDITION

composed by Cometan

FULL BOOK AVAILABLE ON COMETAN’S MEDIUM PAGE IN SEPARATE PARTS

The Astronist Institution publishes various reference works dealing with Astronism and the Astronic religious tradition as part of a series titled Institutional Reference Works. The definitions in this, and other reference works, are authorised by the Astronist Institution and are distinctly from an Astronist perspective.

For more information on the Astronist Institution’s reference works visit: www.astronism.com/reference.

Front cover photo: free-to-use image by Samir Belhamra.

Astral Publishing, a subsidiary of the Astronist Institution

160 Cop Lane, Penwortham, Preston…


INSTITUTIONAL REFERENCE WORKS

The Institutional Dictionary of Astronism

FIRST EDITION

composed by Cometan

FULL BOOK AVAILABLE ON COMETAN’S MEDIUM PAGE IN SEPARATE PARTS

The Astronist Institution publishes various reference works dealing with Astronism and the Astronic religious tradition as part of a series titled Institutional Reference Works. The definitions in this, and other reference works, are authorised by the Astronist Institution and are distinctly from an Astronist perspective.

For more information on the Astronist Institution’s reference works visit: www.astronism.com/reference.

Front cover photo: free-to-use image by Samir Belhamra.

Astral Publishing, a subsidiary of the Astronist Institution

160 Cop Lane, Penwortham, Preston…


INSTITUTIONAL REFERENCE WORKS

The Institutional Dictionary of Astronism

FIRST EDITION

composed by Cometan

FULL BOOK AVAILABLE ON COMETAN’S MEDIUM PAGE IN SEPARATE PARTS

The Astronist Institution publishes various reference works dealing with Astronism and the Astronic religious tradition as part of a series titled Institutional Reference Works. The definitions in this, and other reference works, are authorised by the Astronist Institution and are distinctly from an Astronist perspective.

For more information on the Astronist Institution’s reference works visit: www.astronism.com/reference.

Front cover photo: free-to-use image by Samir Belhamra.

Astral Publishing, a subsidiary of the Astronist Institution

160 Cop Lane, Penwortham, Preston…


“2020 has been a difficult year for the entire world in unison. No cultural or religious group have managed to escape the clutches of the COVID-19 pandemic and many people from our communities have sadly passed on. However, in the face of such tragedy, changes emerge and new times are heralded. Many of the Institution’s events and plans have had to be postponed or cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic, but our resolve to spread the word about Astronism will not ever cease.” — Cometan

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For the Astronist Institution, 2020 (known as The Year of Completion until 30th June 2020…


“Tomorrow marks the Winter Solstice of 2020, an important day for followers of Astronism and for all stargazers throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Observed by star worshippers and astrologers since prehistoric times, the Winter Solstice signals the peak of darkness for humanity to observe the wonders of the astronomical world. But also, the solstice marks a new beginning for all of us as the nights become gradually lighter, a new beginning that is sorely needed during these times of hardship. So, if weather permits, please don’t forget to peer up to the stars this evening alone or with loved ones to marvel at The Cosmos, of which we make up such a small and insignificant part. Here I am pictured with my Golden Orrery ready to enjoy today’s astronomical festivities.”

— Cometan

Photo credit: Kyle G Mcloughlin

Happy Solstice To All🪐✨🌍🌌

Link: https://www.cometan.org/statements-and-letters/Cometan’s-2020-Stellara-Statement

Cometan 🪐🔭

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