Definition of necrocosmism

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This is an official definition authorised by the Astronist Institution.


noun | Astroanthropology

grave goods featuring astronomical symbols and celestial objects as part of a wider astronomical religious system; a practice classified as Astronic and popular in ancient times, but with origins in prehistory.


  • Necrocosmic | ˈnɛkrəʊkɒzmɪk | adjective
  • Necrocosmist | ˈnɛkrəʊkɒzmɪst | adjective & noun

Origin and etymology

  • Astro-English: from Astronese, the prefix necro-, denoting death, combined with the word cosmism denoting a cosmic or astronomical belief; meaning ‘cosmic beliefs regarding death.’ 
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