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Astronism in Spain refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Kingdom of Spain. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Spain, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Spain oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Spain is split into seventeen autonomous communities and two autonomous cities, and is set to hold two Grand Observatories in the capital city of Madrid, as well as in the city of Barcelona.
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 Spain including:
- Astro-Spanish philosophy
- Astro-Spanish religion
- Astro-Spanish spirituality
- Spanish astroncy
- Spanish Astronism
- Spanish astronomical religion
- Spanish Cosmism
- Spanish space religion
- The Institution of The Philosophy of Astronism for the Kingdom of Spain (Spanish: La Institución de Filosofía del Astronismo para el Reino de España)
History of Astronism in Spain
As of November 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in the country of Spain. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2020 report called the Demographics of Astronism, Spain had a population of 174,000 Astronists, up from 167,000 Astronists living in Spain in 2019
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.
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 Spanish, the most widely spoken language in the country which remains an issue for Astronists there.
Astronist demographics in Spain
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