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Astronism in Venezuela refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Venezuela, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Venezuela oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Venezuela is split into twenty-three states, a capital district, and the Federal Dependencies, and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Caracas.
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 Venezuela including:
- Astro-Venezuelan philosophy
- Astro-Venezuelan religion
- Astro-Venezuelan spirituality
- Venezuelan astroncy
- Venezuelan Astronism
- Venezuelan astronomical religion
- Venezuelan Cosmism
- Venezuelan space religion
History of Astronism in Venezuela
Astronism is recognised as a religion in Venezuela as of December 2020 and despite political unrest in the country, the Astronist Institution, in its 2020 Astronist Freedom report, designated the religious liberties for Astronists in the country as apathetic. This means that Astronists are considered as generally free to publicly profess their faith without fear of repression or incident.
Astronists currently number 4,099 in Venezuela according to statistics on the Astronist population retrieved in late 2020, up from the 2,850 Venezuelan Astronists recorded in 2019.
Astronist demographics in Venezuela
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