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Preternology is the discipline of study emerging from within the Astronist philosophy of religion dealing with the study of abilities and miracles attributed to religious founders and religious figures. In the wider context of Astronism itself, preternology deals with the study of all the supernatural and preternatural elements of Astronism. Cometan was the first to coin the term and specialists in the field are referred to as preternologists.
Cometan classified religious abilities and miracles into three categories:
- Naturalism – normal, mundane abilities practicable by all.
- Preternaturalism – abnormal abilities achievable by only few that are not necessarily contrary to nature.
- Supernaturalism – abilities contrary to the laws of nature.
Main article: Astronist naturalism
Main article: Preternaturalism
- Apparitions (e.g. Marian apparitions at Fátima, Christophanies, and Mariophanies)
- Divination (e.g. Astrology, oracle and other methods)
- Enlightenment (e.g. Siddhartha Guatama in Buddhism)
- Exorcism (e.g. Jesus in Christianity)
- Faith healing (e.g. Jesus in Christianity)
- Indrucy and inspiration (e.g. Cometan in Astronism)
- Messianism (e.g. Jesus as the Messiah)
- Precognition and prophecy
- Self-mortification (e.g. Siddhartha Guatama in Buddhism)
- Stigmata (e.g. Padre Pio)
- Surography (abnormal writing ability) (e.g. Cometan's authorship of the Omnidoxy)
- Transverberation – religious ecstasy
- Visionary and ecstasy (achieved through meditation, drugs, lucid dreams, daydreams, or forms of art e.g. Saint Bernadette, Hildegard of Bingen, Cometan, Joseph Smith)
- Weeping status (e.g. statues of the Virgin Mary)
Main article: Astronist supernaturalism
- Assumption into heaven (e.g. the Assumption of Mary)
- Bilocation (e.g. Our Lady of the Pillar)
- Control over nature (e.g. Jesus walking on water, The Golden Bowl in Buddhism, The Floating Hairknot in Buddhism)
- Divine incarnation (e.g. Jesus in Christianity)
- Divine revelation (e.g. Muhammad in Islam, Jospeh Smith in Mormonism)
- Entering heaven alive (e.g. Jesus's ascension, and Muhammad's Isra and Mi'raj in Islam)
- Intercession (e.g. ability of saints to intercede after death)
- Levitation (e.g. Saint Joseph of Cupertino)
- Mediumship (e.g.
- Multiplication (e.g. Feeding of the five-thousand by Jesus)
- Natural contradictions (e.g. virgin birth of Jesus, The Twin Miracle of Gautama Buddha in Buddhism, Muhammad's Splitting of the Moon miracle, Jesus turning water into wine, Crossing the Red Sea miracle of Moses)
- Resurrecting others (e.g. the raising of Lazarus)
- Self-resurrection (e.g. Jesus in Christianity)
- Transfiguration (e.g. the Transfiguration of Jesus)