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Astronism in Benin

Beninese Astronism

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Written by Astronist Institution

Edited by Astronism In The World Journal

Last updated: DEC. 24, 2019

Astronism in Benin refers to the presence of the Astronist religion from Benin.

Astronism in Benin refers to the presence of the Astronist religion from Benin.

Orthographic projection of the Republic of Benin.

Astro-Beninese philosophy, or Beninese Astronism, refers to the presence of Astronism in the Republic of Benin under management and philosophical jurisdiction of The Institution of the Philosophy of Millettism for the Republic of Benin, a national subsidiary for the worldwide Astronist Institution. 

The Institution of the Philosophy of Millettism for the Republic of Benin oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Benin is split into twelve departments and is set to hod one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Porto Novo. 

History of Astronism in Benin

Astronists are not currently recognised by the government as a valid religious group in Benin which means that they are not granted official protections by the government. However, Benin holds a positive record with religious tolerance, even for religions not officially recognised by the government, which means that Astronists are generally safe to profess their beliefs without fear of repression. 

As of 2019, the Omnidoxy has not yet been translated into French, the most widely spoken language in Benin, which has also made it difficult for Beninese people to access Astronist content on digital platforms. Despite, Astronism exists primarily as a digital religion.

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Devotional (Devotology)

General forms

Cosmic Devotion · Mutual devotion · Cosmomancy · Astrolatry · Astromancy


Specific forms

Retination · Stardance · Starsleeping · 

Astrophotography · Astronomical commemoration

Physical and mental

Astration · Astromeditation · Cosmopiry

Revelatory, intellectual and philosophic

Personal inspiration · Indrucy · Astrologue

 · Debatation


Extollatory (Extollogy)
Extollation · Celestification · Cometanisation


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Intosy · Panosy

Public, sopharial or phrontisterial

Astronomy tourism · Cosmogosy · Phrontistas 

· Starball · Philosophic tourism · Sempition · 

Orreration · Holographic show

Festivals and events
Starlight Festival (Stellara · Kintana · The Starlight Council) · Starlight social · Astrofair · Astroprom 

· Stargazing · Starguild · Starparty · Theatrosy


Either individual, private or public

Astronomical observation · Astrocrafts · 

Astroexercise · Starbathing · Moonbathing · 

Stardown · Starjam · Starnight · Starwalk · 

Sungrazing · Philosophers' camp


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