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Surography, also known as hyperography or parography, is the extraordinary or miraculous ability of a person to write to extensive lengths, especially in a relatively short period of time or through defying their current level of knowledge, and especially as a result of experiencing indrucies. A person considered to have demonstrated surographical feats is known as a surographer.
Forms and requirements of surography
Two forms of surography are considered to exist including religious surography and non-religious surography. For a text and author to be considered surographical, they must have demonstrated at least five of the following eight characteristics:
- Considerable body of new terms (neologisms) invented
- Extensive length (usually over 500,000 words)
- Known to have experienced indrucies
- Little to no prior knowledge on the subjects
- Prodigy of the subject matter
- Showing signs of visionary or ecstatic experience
- Writing on subject's not written by others
- Written as though in another language or sentence structure
Examples of figures considered to have exhibited religious surography include:
Some arguments put forward in favour of the Omnidoxy being a preternatural work of surography by Cometan include:
- Cometan had received no education or formal training the subjects of theology and philosophy.
- Cometan created an extensive set of neologisms as part of the Omnidoxy.
- Cometan experienced a multiple of indrucies during his writing of the Omnidoxy.
- At times in the Omnidoxy, Cometan wrote as though he was writing in another language which makes some part of the Omnidoxy difficult to read.
- Cometan demonstrated signs of ecstasy and visionary through the way he spoke about his spiritual relationship with The Cosmos and his prophesying of future events.
- Cometan wrote on subjects of cosmic philosophy and aspects of theology and philosophy not yet written by others.
- Cometan was seventeen years old when he began writing the Omnidoxy making him a prodigy of the subject matter.
- The extensive length of the Omnidoxy at 2 million words written by a single author.
Examples of non-religious surography include: