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Astronism in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kinshasa-Congolese Astronism

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Written by Astronist Institution

Edited by Astronism In The World Journal

Last updated: DEC. 24, 2019

Astronism in the Democratic Republic of the Congo refers to the presences of the Astronist religion in Kinshasa-Congo.

Astronism in the Democratic Republic of the Congo refers to the presences of the Astronist religion in Kinshasa-Congo.

Orthographic projection of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Astro-Congolese philosophy, or Kinshasa Astronism, refers to the presence of Astronism in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, under management and philosophical jurisdiction of The Institution of the Philosophy of Millettism for the Democratic Republic of the Congo respectively, both national subsidiaries for the worldwide Astronist Institution. 

The Institution for the Philosophy of Millettism for the Democratic Republic of the Congo oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is split into twenty-six provinces and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Kinshasa. 

History of Astronism in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Astronism is not recognised as a religion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as of November 2019. Despite this, the Astronist Institution has few concerns regarding the religious freedoms of Astronists in the DRC due to their positive track record on the issue of religious liberty. 

Data sources from within The Institution have concluded estimates of the number of Astronists in the DRC as at least 10,000 people. An important issue for Astronists in French-speaking countries is the lack of accurately translated Astronist content as of 2019. Work within is taking place with the aim of increasing the levels of accurate translations of Astronist content into French and other languages.

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  • Astronism by country
  • Astronism in Central Africa
  • Astronism in Africa

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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

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Extollatory (Extollogy)
Extollation · Celestification · Cometanisation


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Intosy · Panosy

Public, sopharial or phrontisterial

Astronomy tourism · Cosmogosy · Phrontistas 

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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

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