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WHAT IS COSMIC DEVOTION?
Cosmic devotions collectively relates to the central practices within The Philosophy of Millettism that are considered to strengthen and proximate one's personal relationship with The Cosmos. Cosmic devotions are characterised by feelings, acts, and thoughts when either physically observing The Cosmos, learning about The Cosmos, or imagining/contemplating about The Cosmos, or its progenies, or phenomena.
There are four distinct branches of cosmic devotional practices which include wonderment, adoration, laudation, and veneration, however, there does exist other forms of cosmic devotion that are considered to further raise one's Cosmic Awareness.
The subdiscipline of devotology within the discipline of study of occurrology deals with the study and contemplation of cosmic devotions, and the various methods associated with each, and the variations in their practices. Devotologists are tasked with making connections and conclusions between philosophical concepts and corresponding devotions. Furthermore, different devotions are paired with different concepts and theories for particular purposes.
Wondermentation, not to be confused with the feeling of wonderment, is the primary emotional and physical activity of Cosmic Devotion wherein one experiences a complete awe and admiration for that which is cosmically observed. Wonderment itself is a feeling rather than an activity while wondermentation refers to the cosmic devotional activity induced by the feeling of wonderment.
The penultimate form of cosmic devotion is that which is known as adoration and as distinguished from wondermentation, involves love and respection for The Cosmos as an entirety as induced by individual celestials rather than devoting towards individual celestials themselves.
Laudation is the third major form of cosmic devotion and holds similarity to adoration as it feels love and respection for The Cosmos, but directs devotion to particular celestials rather than for The Cosmos entirely.
Prettification is a form of cosmic devotion that involves decorating a place, a rendition, or an ornament with flowers, orreries, ornaments of cosmic progeny and phenomena, placing works of art nearby, or completing a performance in a specified place as a form of decoration.
The final major form of cosmic devotion is that which is known as veneration and involves the physical endeavours that one may embark upon to observe cosmic progeny and phenomena that one may have previously wondermented, adored, or lauded. In the hierarchy of devotional levels, veneration falls in fourth place behind wondermentation, adoration, and laudation.
Particularism, as previously alluded to, is closely associated with laudation as it involves philosophical contemplation and cosmic devotion directed towards a particular celestial entity, usually a star, or a planet that one repeatedly devotes to. Particularists are characterised by their concentrations towards one particular celestial involving their obsession over it in devotions, enknowledgements, and depictions if they are artistic.
Stargazing, starbathing, and stardancing, and starsleeping are common forms of cosmic devotion that are actions paired with devotions, especially for easier understanding, or for further enhancement of the devotional session.
There is another major aspect of cosmic devotion that is not categorised as part of the main four branches due to its introduction after those four primary branches were established, and it is known as anapentination.
Anapentination is a cosmic devotional practice that involves one's spiritual, mental, and philosophical departure from The Earth to reach new cosmic heights through imagination. During an anapentinational experience, one feels as though their mind and soul have both left The Earth and have progressed beyond their physical self to explore The Cosmos, its progeny, and its phenomena.
Anapentination is not categorised as a primary cosmic devotion because it involves mystic practices and beliefs and is often more associated with Millettarian Mysticism rather than with standard cosmic devotional practice. It should also not be confused with impentination which relates to the physical leaving of The Earth for philosophical purposes; distinctly, anapentination is one's spiritual, mental, and philosophical departure from The Earth.
There are many methods, approaches, and belief orientations associated with cosmic devotion and its practices, and one of these is known as cosmic inspiration which is characterised by the belief that can gain an unprecedented and unrivalled level of inspiration from Cosmic Devotion, Cosmic Philosophy, and general cosmic enknowledgement, with the most crucial part of this concept being that such inspiration cannot be found in anything else other than these three aspects of The Philosophy of Millettism.
Two ways of practising cosmic devotion are known as family devotion and private devotion; the former of which relates to the practice of cosmic devotions with family members in the privacy of their own homes rather than with friends, or the public, or in a public place.
The latter, also known as personal devotion relates to the practice of cosmic devotions by an individual in the privacy of their own room, or home rather than with friends, family members, or the public, or in a public place, and is therefore distinct from family devotion and public devotion.
Another form of cosmic devotion is that which is known as astrophotographic devotion which involves one's application of wondermentation, adoration, laudation, or veneration directed towards a particular astrophotography, or an entire gallery of them, whether this be seen physically, or digitally.