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Astronism in Saint Lucia refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Caribbean island country of Saint Lucia. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Saint Lucia, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Saint Lucia oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Saint Lucia is split into twelve districts and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Castries.
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.
Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in Saint Lucia including:
- Astro-Lucian philosophy
- Astro-Lucian religion
- Saint Lucian astroncy
- Saint Lucian Astronism
- Saint Lucian astronomical religion
- Saint Lucian Cosmism
- Saint Lucian space religion
History of Astronism in Saint Lucia
As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in the Caribbean country of Saint Lucia. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2020 report called the Demographics of Astronism, Saint Lucia had a population of 844 Astronists.
Despite their unrecognised status, Astronists enjoy relative religious liberties in the country and can practice and profess their faith openly and publicly without fear of repression or incident. Therefore, the Astronist Institution has not expressed concerns regarding the religious freedoms for Astronists in this country.
Cometan's cancelled 2020 trip
Cometan was set to travel to Saint Lucia for the first time in July 2020 on a personal holiday for his mother's 50th birthday. This trip was to signal the first official presence of an Astronist figure in the island nation, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the trip was cancelled. Cometan has said that he hopes to visit Saint Lucia sometime in the future to meet with Astronists there.
Astronist demographics in Saint Lucia
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