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Orthographic projection of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

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Astronism in Egypt refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Republic of Egypt. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Egypt, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.

The Astronist Superiate of Egypt oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Egypt is split into twenty-seven governorates and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Cairo.

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.

Other terms

Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in Egypt including:

  • Astro-Egyptian philosophy
  • Astro-Egyptian religion
  • Astro-Egyptian spirituality
  • Egyptian astroncy
  • Egyptian Astronism
  • Egyptian astronomical religion
  • Egyptian Cosmism
  • Egyptian space religion
  • Egyptian Tanwir
  • Egypto-Astronism

History of Astronism in Egypt

Astronism is not currently recognised by the Egyptian government as a valid religious group in the country. As a result of major concerns regarding the religious liberties for Astronists in the country, the Astronist Institution has designated the situation as terminal in its 2020 Astronist Freedom report.

As of December 2020, the number of Astronists in Egypt was estimated at 10,121, mainly concentrated in the Egyptian capital of Cairo as well as in Alexandria. The lack of sufficient and accurate translations of Astronist content into Arabic has been a significant barrier for the number of Astronists to grow in Egypt and in the wider Arab world.

Concerns for Astronist freedom in the republic remain at terminal level and the Astronist Institution has recently urged the Egyptian government to allow for Astronists to be recognised as a religious minority as a step towards the reduction in persecutions of Astronists.

Astronist demographics in Egypt

Year Number of Astronists
2019 7,000
2020 10,121

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