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Orthographic projection of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

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Astronism in North Korea refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under exiled management and jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of North Korea (also called Astronist Superiate of the DPRK), a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.

The Astronist Superiate of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction, in which there are to be one of each in the same building, called The Korean People’s Grand Observatory & Planetarium of Pyongyang. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is divided into nine provinces, as well as the special city of Rason, and the capital city of Pyongyang.   

This national branch of the Astronist Institution manages the official representation and depiction of Astronism throughout these territories, including efforts to protect the identity of the philosophy with the intention of further disseminating it throughout these territories.

It is the Institution alone that is granted the status of proprietor to the philosophy in these territories 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 North Korea including:

  • Astro-Korean philosophy
  • Astro-Korean religion

*Astro-Korean spirituality

  • Korean astroncy
  • North Korean Astronism
  • Korean astronomical religion
  • Korean Cosmism
  • Korean space religion
  • Jomyeongism

History of Astronism in North Korea

Astronism is currently not recognised as a religion in North Korea and the Astronist Institution claimed in its 2020 Demographics of Astronism report that the North Korean Astronist population was zero due to widespread persecution of all belief systems in the country.

This null figure presented is entirely due to the strict media censorship enforced on all North Koreans, especially regarding religious content. In addition to this, very little Astronist content had been translated into Korean by 2020.

North Korea is an authoritarian Communist state that promotes its own ideology of Juche and is officially atheistic. In its 2020 Astronist Freedom report, the Astronist Institution designated the status of Astronist religious freedom in North Korea as terminal which is the lowest of all possible ranks and is also applied to other countries like China, Eritrea, Iran, and Saudi Arabia.

Although no official statistics have been presented by the Institution or any other organisation, the only North Koreans that would have the possibility of accessing Astronist content are the North Koreans defectors living in South Korea, China, Japan, the United States, and Canada.

Astronist demographics in North Korea

Year Number of Astronists
2019 0
2020 0

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