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Astronism in Réunion refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the French territory of Réunion. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Réunion which is itself under the direct jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of France, also called the French Superiate, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Réunion oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Réunion is split into twenty-four communes and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Saint-Denis, which will be one of only two Astronist observatories in Réunion.
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 Réunion including:
- Astro-Réunionese philosophy
- Astro-Réunionese religion
- Astro-Réunionese spirituality
- Réunionese astroncy
- Réunionese Astronism
- Réunionese astronomical religion
- Réunionese Cosmism
- Réunionese space religion
History of Astronism in Réunion
As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in Réunion. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2020 report called the Demographics of Astronism, Réunion had a population of 515 Astronists, up fifteen converts from 2019.
Astronist demographics in Réunion
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