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Astronism in Brazil refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Federative Republic of Brazil. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Brazil, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Brazil oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Brazil is split into twenty-six states and is set to hold three Grand Observatories in the capital city of Brasília as well as in the largest cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. As of 2020, the Astronist population in Brazil is estimated as 18,919.
Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in Brazil including:
- Astro-Brazilian philosophy
- Astro-Brazilian religion
- Astro-Brazilian spirituality
- Brazilian astroncy
- Brazilian Astronism
- Brazilian astronomical religion
- Brazilian Cosmism
- Brazilian space religion
History of Astronism in Brazil
Astronism is currently not recognised by the Brazilian government as an official religious group in the country, however, religious liberties are generally practiced for all citizens meaning Astronists are free to publicly profess and practice their faith.
As of December 2020, only small amounts of Astronist content have accurately translated into Spanish meaning that most Brazilians cannot access the full array of Astronist content which causes a major barrier for Brazilian Astronists.
Due to Astronism's unrecognised status in the country, the number of Brazilian Astronists is unknown, however, estimates by the Institution have been projected at around 9,000 people in 2019 but this is recorded as having doubled to 18,919 in the 2020 Demographics of Astronism Report.
Astronist demographics in Brazil
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