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Devolution of man

Published: 12th August 2021

Citation: Astronist Institution. (2021). Devolution of man. Available: Last accessed [enter date e.g. 15th Aug 2021].

noun  Astrosoteriology

the Astronist doctrine holding that humanity presently resides at a crossroads between transcension and degradation, the latter of which involves the decline and eventual extinction of the human species if humanity remains confined in the closed system of Earth; Astronism presents the process of transcension as a kind of salvation by way of the astronomical world whose goal it is to ensure that humanity avoids such a fate.


the Great Descent
Devolution of humanity
Devolution of humankind
Dispersarianism | dɪˈ spəː sɛː rɪəˌ nɪz(ə)m | noun
Dispersarian | dɪˈ spəː sɛː rɪəˌ n | adjective & noun


Astro-English: from Astronese, the word devolution here is used to denote a decline or lesser state for the human species especially as a result of aversion to transcension and the conferments identified by Astronism as astronality, scope and stellancy.

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