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Astronism is a naturalistic organised philosophy or religion belonging to the Astronic tradition. It is based on a cosmocentric worldview and was founded by the philosopher Cometan who codified Astronism in the Omnidoxy, a two million word-long philosophical treatise.
Astronists principally believe that it is humanity's solemn destiny to explore space and that people should focus the religious, intellectual, and contemplative elements of their lives on the study of and devotion to The Cosmos. Doctrinally, Astronism is fairly relaxed in comparison to other religions as Astronists are free to mix and match from the wide variety of schools of thought and concepts that form Astronism, thus exhibiting its laid back philosophical nature.
Essentially though, the vast majority of Astronists believe that when a person dies, they experience a process called cosmosis; this is described as one's inevitable and equitable reunion with The Cosmos. Depending on the individual Astronist's predetermined worldview and beliefs, cosmosis can be interpreted as holding a spiritual or supernatural element while the prevailing school of thought (known as Astronist naturalism) is that cosmosis is only a physical process, of which processes like the decomposition of the body and the aereation of a person's ashes are two manifestations. It is important to note that all people experience cosmosis; that it isn't something to be achieved, but instead a process through which all animate beings (whether sentient or non-sentient) experience without any stipulation of their religious beliefs, or their moral correctitude.
Furthermore, Astronists believe that this process of cosmosis is not limited to when a person dies, but whilst they are still alive; this is called the process of astrosis. Distinct from cosmosis, astrosis is something to be achieved as not all people are able to attain it, but it is the goal of every Astronist to achieve the state of being, consciousness and mentality that is astrosis through a certain set of beliefs and pratices which vary according to the methodology employed to achieve astrosis. Astrosis can be described as multi-faceted; depending on what a person prioritises the most, astrosis is a physical, intellectual, religious, philosophical, mental, spiritual and even supernatural state of being.