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The Forms of Astronism, also referred to as the Levels of Astronism, or the Layers of Astronism, is an appellation that collectivises all the different ways in which Astronism has manifested itself in different parts of societies around the world either being influenced by The Omnidoxy, or by extraomnidoxical forces. The main form headings include omnidoxical, folk, heterodoxical, syncretic forms, as well as the many minor forms.
In addition, there exists a scale used to determine the extent to which a group or set of beliefs is orthodox or not; this scale is known as the Levels of Orthodoxy and stretches from Liberal Astronism to Ultra-Orthodox Astronism. This scale remains a helpful tool in determining the characteristics of different groups to categorise them in comparison to others.
Under these different headings comes a variety of belief orientations, concepts, and processes involving how Astronism has formed in different types of communities as interpreted by the individuals of those communities.
Main article: Philosophical Astronism
Main article: Theoretical Astronism
Main article: Practical Astronism
Main article: Dispositional Astronism
Main article: Historical Astronism
Main article: Contemporary Astronism
Main article: Postcursory Astronism
Levels of Orthodoxy
Main article: Ultra-Orthodox Astronism
Main article: Orthodox Astronism
Main article: Heterodoxical Astronism
Main article: Proto-Orthodox Astronism
Main article: Liberal Astronism
Main article: Institutional Astronism
Main article: Omnidoxical Astronism
Omnidoxical Astronism refers to a category of the Forms of Astronism that focuses on the manifestations of Astronism that have arisen in the name of The Omnidoxy, were directly mentioned within or supported by The Omnidoxy, or the types of Astronism that have been acknowleged by the Millettarian Tradition. Essentially, Omnidoxical Astronism encompasses all forms of Astronism that are in direct alignment with the Millettarian Tradition.
- Gynocentric Astronism
- Social Astronism
- Astronism proper
- Uninspired Astronism
- Commercial Astronism
Main article: Folk Astronism
Folk Astronism refers to a major branch of the Forms of Astronism encompassing the manifestations of Astronism that have arisen in local communities which are distinct from the official form of the philosophy as expounded by The Institution of The Philosophy of Millettism. Forms of Folk Astronism are characterised by their subjective natures as they manifest as interpreted forms of the philosophy by individuals or local communities as distinguished from organised denominations and schools of thought.
- Superstitious Astronism
- Folk medicine
- Ethnic Astronism
- Unrecognised Astronism
Main article: Heterodoxical Astronism
Heterodoxical Astronism is a minor branch of the Forms of Astronism encompassing the manifestations of the philosophy that are intentionally and directly in opposition to the beliefs and concepts expounded by The Institution. The two main belief orientations within Heterodox Astronism include anti-Institutionism and prosubscriptionism, the former of which involves any opposition to the omnidoxically-ascribed roles, authority, and functions of The Institution of The Philosophy of Millettism.
Syncretisms of The Philosophy of Millettism is a major category of the Forms of Astronism including all instances in which Astronism has either naturally or parenically merged with another philosophy, ideology, or religion.
Circumstantial forms of Astronism, also referred to as minor forms, is a category of the Forms of Astronism includes a variety of different instances in which the philosophy may manifest itself, typically within different societal institutions.