Published: 2nd August 2020
noun (also cosmicality)
the quality of being concerned with the astronomical world, especially as a source of religious or philosophical connection or guidance, often considered a gift of faith amongst Astronists.
Classified as a fundamental human emotion with prehistoric origins amongst the Aurignacians and others according to Astronist theory, astronality constitutes the foundations of Astronism and is considered to have been a component in the development of human intelligence beyond other species. It is characterised by human perception of the astronomical world, especially regarding how this relates to individual and collective “existentiality” resulting in a strong connection between the individual and the astronomical. In Astronism specifically, all human beings are considered to possess the opportunity to engage with their astronality, the mastery of which is fundamental to the achievement of astrosis and is considered an astronomical religious experience. As such, the state of one’s astronality reflects their spiritual, intellectual and physical interactions with the astronomical world, leading to potential fluctuation in the condition of one’s astronality.
DERIVATIVES AND ALTERNATIVE PHRASES
Astronal | ˈastrɒnal | (also Cosmical) adjective
Astronalities | ˈastrɒnalɪtiːz | (also Cosmicalities) plural
ORIGINS AND ETYMOLOGY
Astro-English: from Astronese, the prefix astron-, denoting the astronomical world, combined with the suffix -ality denoting a state of being; meaning ‘connection to the astronomical world.’
Encyclopaedic entry for "Astronality" on Astronism.org
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