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Predetermination, also referred to as predeterminationism, or sometimes as preselectionism or astrofatalism, is the embodiment of the doctrine of predestination in Astronism which states that the unique evolution of humankind is evidential of our destiny to return to The Cosmos, a return considered predetermined by The Divine.

the Astronist doctrine stating that the unique evolution of humankind is evidential of our destiny to return to the astronomical world, a return regarded as evidenced by many observable evolutionary occurrences. See also astral return, cosmism.

Predeterminarian Astrosoteriology adjective relating to or otherwise professing the Astronist doctrine of predetermination.

It is held that during the scope of man, humans were afforded the conferment of scope and due to the sapience of humankind, this scope (meaning opportunity) is divisible into two forms: positive scope and negative scope. Positive scope, often simply referred to as scope, is the opportunity of the present moment for humans to do something (especially to contribute to transcension) while negative scope is the opportunity for humans not to do something. As such, although it is affirmed that humanity’s destined purpose is to embark on space expansion, it is also held that humans have the opportunity not to engage in such an expansion due to their sapience and as a result, their free will. This means that although humanity has been predetermined to explore outer space, to embark upon the endeavour of transcension, and to perhaps fulfil its ultimation, humanity equally holds the scope (negative scope) to miss its opportunity window. Essentially, due to humanity’s sapience, free will and negative scope, humanity may choose not to embark on space expansion or may not act quickly or efficiently enough in order to achieve transcension although despite a series of conferments having been given to humanity in order for it embark on the transcensional endeavour.

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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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