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Astronism in Myanmar refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Myanmar, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of of Myanmar oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Myanmar is split into fourteen states and regions, and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw.
Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in Myanmar including:
- Astro-Burmese philosophy
- Astro-Burmese religion
- Astro-Burmese spirituality
- Burmese astroncy
- Burmese Astronism
- Burmese astronomical religion
- Burmese Cosmism
- Burmese space religion
History of Astronism in Myanmar
As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in the country of Myanmar. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2020 report called the Demographics of Astronism, Myanmar had a population of 5,988 Astronists, up from 5,700 Astronists living in Myanmar 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 the most widely spoken language of Myanmar which remains an issue for Astronists there.
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