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A Conversation with Cometan
A Conversation with Cometan is an online video series produced and hosted by The Founder of Astronism that started as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its related lockdowns around the world. Cometan found it very useful to have conversations with a series of individuals belonging to Astronism and the Space Philosophy Movement during this time of lockdown in order to keep his engagements with the Movement flowing. The series is currently in its second season. Watch all the episodes of A Conversation with Cometan below.
Cometan takes on the mantle of interviewer once again as he returns for Season 4 of A Conversation with Cometan. The fourth season of the show begins with what has become a tradition at this point, a fascinating discussion with author and star myth expert David Warner Mathisen. Out of the other three published conversations between Cometan and David, this one beats them all. It has everything you could want. They discuss the influence of the stars on the origins and development of religion, the viability of Cometan's space religion of Astronism, and David gives incredible insight into his theories on the ancients passed down their wisdom by their depiction of the stars, wisdom that is still abundant and is ready and waiting to be used by human beings today. Once again, Cometan and David explore all things related to astrotheology and religion, space exploration, and even compare their own philosophical outlooks. All in all, this interview excellently kicks off the brand new season 4.
Cometan explores in his lecture the theology and philosophy of both Astronism and Christianity to compare their similarities and differences as religions. Cometan explores everything from Astronism's astronomical salvation to Christianity's conception of divinity. This is the perfect all-inclusive lecture for anyone remotely interested in Astronism or Christianity.
Cometan's new lecture explores the Astronist doctrine of the Economy of Transcension. On the basis that humanity's transcension is evitable and therefore must be guided and overseen, Cometan establishes the notion that transcension shall be managed by the Astronist Institution. This management then forms the Economy of Transcension, the course to transcension which is filled with a complex system of potential events to progress or regress of transcension of humanity. Cometan delineates and brings clarity to the doctrine of the Siderine Economy and formalises establishes this doctrine as a central part of the Astrosoteriology (Astronism's doctrine of salvation).
As a brand new interview for Season 4, Cometan sits down to have a conversation with James Patton, President and CEO of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy. Although James specialises in the areas of conflict resolution and religious freedom, this conversation takes on a more personal tone with Cometan and James discussing their mutual spiritual journeys. In particular, it is fascinating to learn of James' views on religion and spirituality while Cometan gives further details on his own relationship to religion beginning in his childhood.
Major Astronist Mechanisms are diagrams that explain and visually represent various aspects of Astronism's soteriology and eschatology and up to now, all such Mechanisms have been created solely by Cometan. Now, Cometan explains each part of the fourth instalment in this series of diagrams, this time focusing on the journey of both individual human beings and the collective human species through life and then into the Overworld among the stars after death. A helpful explainer of key Astronist doctrines, Major Astronist Mechanism 4 also reveals for the first time some new doctrines that have their origins in Cometan's upcoming treatise the Astrodoxy such as apagoration (also known as the embargo theory of souls).
Adriano Autino returns to 'A Conversation with Cometan' to reveal updates on his work with Space Renaissance International and to discuss with Cometan matters relevant to Astronism and Autino's own philosophy of astronautic humanism. The conversation also broadens out into the subject of how one can derive a sense of meaning and spirituality from observing astronomical phenomena which, according to Cometan, is grounded in the emotion of astronality. Autino also provides more details on his vision for human expansion into outer space as distinct from mere exploration while Cometan links this secular endeavour to his own vision for a human salvation among the stars called transcension. Overall, Autino makes an excellent and memorable return to the 'A Conversation with Cometan' series.
Cometan reveals a major new contribution to his Astronist religion called the Surosia. The Surosia is a ritual that aims to invoke divine intervenience in the lives of Astronists to increase their scope for transcension. The Surosia is to be the main ritual of the Astronists and works to increase the chances of transcension in the lives of individuals and for the human species as a whole. Cometan provides a preview to the Surosia in this lecture, showcasing the underlying philosophy of the ritual while keeping some parts a mystery in anticipation of their revelation in the publication of Cometan's second and main Astronist treatise called the Astrodoxy. The Surosia shall henceforth occupy a core place in the Astronist endeavour for transcension and thereby plays a crucial role in the Astroeschatology and Astrosoteriology.
Cometan explores the concept of siderinity, the capacity for human beings to escape limitedness and thereby complete the endeavour of transcension. This brand new lecture from Cometan explores some of the core concepts at the foundation of the philosophy of Astronism including Astronist perspectives on the beginning of human life on Earth, morality, human intelligence, divinity, teleology and the situation of human limitedness. Cometan establishes some key philosophical necessities in this lecture that explain and provide justification for the ultimate Astronist doctrine of transcension, so let Cometan give you a tour of the wonders of siderinity.
Cometan explores the similarities and differences between his new religion Astronism and the world religion of Islam in this brand new lecture. From philosophy to eschatology to theology, this lecture covers all aspects of the Astronist and Muslim religions with the aim of forming a clearer understanding of how these two religions compare with one another. Founded in 7th century Arabia and founded in 21st century England respectively, Islam and Astronism are likely to have many differences but they do hold some similarities as religions that might surprise you. This lecture is the epitome of comparative religion, the comparison of a world religion with a new religious movement with the founder of the latter leading the study. Enjoy this lecture as Astronism and Islam come together in dialogue and audiences will witness the results of this meeting.