Cometan is a British religious founder and novelist who developed and established Astronism and created the Spacefaring World franchise.
Cometan is regarded as the 21st century’s newest religious leader and one of the youngest religious figures in history. An author from age fifteen, Cometan experienced his first personal inspiration to create the Spacefaring World franchise centred on the Jesse Millette fictional character which prophesied that humanity would imminently become a spacefaring civilisation. Cometan’s affinity for academics lead to him becoming an prodigy and autodidact of philosophy, religion, and theology in his later teenage years. Cometan founded Astronism, a new religion that sought the revival of astronomical religions which had been persecuted and undermined for millennia.
Cometan was born Brandon Reece Taylor on 1st July 1998 in the city of Preston in the English county of Lancashire, but later restyled his name to Brandon Taylorian after showing affinity for the Armenian construction of surnames. He finally settled on the mononymous name of Cometan derived from the word ‘comet’ due to his religious beliefs regarding astronomical objects. He has also been given the philosopher of the stars moniker and is considered the first Astronic philosopher.
Cometan was born to Louise Counsell, a hair salon owner and Sean Taylor, a business owner. His parents separated when Cometan was four years of age after which his grandparents took a central role in his upbringing. His paternal grandmother was a devout Roman Catholic and supposed member of Opus Dei who wanted Cometan to become a priest, however, he did not show interest in religion while his grandmother was alive. It was only after his grandmother’s death that Cometan’s deep interest in religion, philosophy, and theology began. His grandmother’s strong religiosity clearly had an influence on Cometan in his later teenage years as he became determined on the establishment of Astronism as a new religion and philosophy.
Although there is much speculation about the information surrounding the founding of Astronism, it is traditionally held that by the age of seventeen, Cometan had experienced so many ideations and revelations that he decided to write a treatise to establish Astronism. This treatise would become known as the Omnidoxy, the seminal work of Cometan. The Omnidoxy is approximately 2 million words long, making it the longest religious text and one of the longest books in history.
Cometan’s creation of the Spacefaring World franchise incorporated various Astronist beliefs and prophesied humanity’s inevitable future in a cosmocentric society. Cometan became the first person to base his rationality for space exploration on religious grounds. Cometan also considered the future of religion to be based on commercialisation and he foresaw the resurgence in popularity of long-persecuted astronomical religions. Cometan founded and organised the Astronic tradition of religions which included all astronomical and nature religions and would come to stand alongside the Abrahamic and Dharmic religious groups.
Cometan became a prominent advocate for space exploration on religious grounds and has said that he intends to dedicate his life to the dissemination of Astronist beliefs and ideas to become the newest world religion. Cometan is also a lexicographer, encyclopedist, diarist, and neologist who is responsible for creating thousands of new words as part of the founding of Astronism and his creation of the Spacefaring World fictional universe.
“My faith is strongest when the night sky is clear.”
“World, do what you wish with my philosophy, but remember, it will always be mine.”
“Do what is unexpected of you.”
“The Omnidoxy will reveal my philosophy to the world, and it shall encapsulate its ideas forevermore.”
“Your faith should prove itself to you.”
“I have fallen in love with The Cosmos and all of the possibilities it does hold.”