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Astronism in Eswatini refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Kingdom of Eswatini. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Eswatini, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Eswatini oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Eswatini is split into four regions and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Mbabane, which will also be one of only two Astronist observatories in the kingdom.
This national branch of the Astronist Institution manages the official representation and depiction of Astronism throughout this territory, including efforts to protect the identity of the philosophy with the intention of further disseminating it throughout the territory. It is The Institution alone that is granted the status of proprietor to the philosophy in this territory as any other organisations or institutions proclaiming such a role are deemed as unauthorised proprietors and are therefore considered as part of the anti-Institutionist movement.
Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in Eswatini including:
- Astro-Swazi philosophy
- Astro-Swazi religion
- Astro-Swazi spirituality
- Swazi astroncy
- Swazi Astronism
- Swazi astronomical religion
- Swazi Cosmism
- Swazi space religion
History of Astronism in Eswatini
As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in the country of Eswatini. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2020 report called the Demographics of Astronism, Eswatini had a population of 850 Astronists.
Despite their unrecognised status, Astronists enjoy relative religious liberties in the country and can practice and profess their faith openly and publicly without fear of repression or incident. Therefore, the Astronist Institution has not expressed concerns regarding the religious freedoms for Astronists in this country.
A significant barrier to the further spread of Astronism in the country is the lack of accurate translations of Astronist materials in the dominant language of the nation. As of late 2020, the Omnidoxy had not been translated into the most widely spoken language of Eswatini which remains an issue for Astronists there.
Astronist demographics in Eswatini
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