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Astronism in Turkmenistan refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Republic of Turkmenistan. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Turkmenistan, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Turkmenistan oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Turkmenistan is split into five provinces and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Ashgabat.
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 Turkmenistan including:
- Astro-Turkmen philosophy
- Astro-Turkmen religion
- Astro-Turkmen spirituality
- Turkmen astroncy
- Turkmen Astronism
- Turkmen astronomical religion
- Turkmen Cosmism
- Turkmen space religion
History of Astronism in Turkmenistan
As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in the country of Turkmenistan. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2020 report called the Demographics of Astronism, Turkmenistan had a population of 150 Astronists, up from 100 Astronists living in Turkmenistan in 2019.
In its 2020 Astronist Freedom report, the Astronist Institution designated the religious liberties for Astronists in the country as terminal. This is the lowest possible ranking for a country’s religious freedoms that can be given by the Astronist Institution. Astronists are severely undermined and persecuted here and the Astronist Institution has expressed significant concerns regarding the violations of human rights both for Astronists and all religious minorities.
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 Turkmen, the official language in the country which remains an issue for Astronists there.
Astronist demographics in Turkmenistan
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