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a central Astronist belief entailing the transformative process by which all animate beings residing within The Cosmos become reunited with it, either by the natural process of the decomposition of the body (naturalist view), or by the union of one’s soul with The Cosmos upon death (transtellationist view). Contrasted with astrosis (corporeal cosmosis).

Alternative phrases

  • Becoming One with The Cosmos
  • Cosmic union
  • Post-corporeal cosmosis

Origin and etymology

  • Astro-English: from Astronese, the prefix cosmo-, denoting The Cosmos, combined with the suffix -sis denoting a state of being, especially as a result of the transformative process; meaning ‘becoming united with The Cosmos.’ 
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