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Published: 2nd August 2020

Citation: Astronist Institution. (2020). Cometan. Available: Last accessed [date].


(also known by the epithet, Cometan the Contemplator)

(born 1998), British philosopher, astronomer and author; founder and central figure of Astronism. Astronism a person regarded as having achieved astrosis and as having displayed a particularly intensive astronality.

From the age of fifteen, Cometan set out on a mission to lead a revival in religious beliefs and practices based on astronomy. He professed a deep spiritual and existential connection to the astronomical world which he later developed into he called astronality, a major component of Astronism. Cometan believed that widespread enthusiasm for space exploration was best achieved through the establishment of a new culture and system of thought which he founded Astronism as the answer to. Astronism may be followed separately as a religion, philosophy, or political ideology. Cometan continues to disseminate Astronism around the world through his establishment of the Astronist Institution. His historiography of astronomy and religion lead to the recognition of the Astronic tradition, a tradition of religion with prehistoric origins and to which Astronism, astrology, astrotheism and astrolatry belong. Notable works of Cometan include the Omnidoxy, the Astrodoxy, amongst others.


Cometanic | ˈkɒmɪtˈænɪk | adjective
Cometanhood | ˈkɒmɪtˈænu̇d, ˈkɒmɪtˈænˌhu̇d | noun
Cometanian | ˈkɒmɪtˈæn-nē-ən | adjective
Cometanlike | ˈkɒmɪtˈænlʌɪk | adjective


Astro-English: from Astronese, the prefix cometo-, relating to comets, combined with the suffix -an relating to a follower, or system of thought; literally meaning ‘follower of the comet.’

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