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Astronism in South Korea refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Republic of Korea. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of South Korea (also called Astronist Superiate of Korea), a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of South Korea oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. The Republic of Korea is split into eight provinces, one special self-governing province, six metropolitan cities, one special, and one metropolitan autonomous city, and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Seoul.
This national branch of the Astronist Institution manages the official representation and depiction of Astronism throughout these territories, including efforts to protect the identity of the philosophy with the intention of further disseminating it throughout these territories.
It is the Institution alone that is granted the status of proprietor to the philosophy in these territories 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 South Korea including:
- Astro-Korean philosophy
- Astro-Korean religion
- Astro-Korean spirituality
- Korean astroncy
- South Korean Astronism
- Korean astronomical religion
- Korean Cosmism
- Korean space religion
History of Astronism in South Korea
Astronism is not currently recognised as a religion by the South Korean government, but despite its unrecognised states, the Demographics of Astronism Report published in late 2020 claimed there are 21,758 Astronists in South Korea.
Astronist demographics in South Korea
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