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Cometan is an autodidactic philosopher and author who founded the Astronist religion in his adolescence after receiving an intense series of ideas and revelations about humanity’s future in space, resulting in the formation of a new belief system and cultural tradition known as Millettic/Astronic culture. Cometan became a self-taught philosopher and theologian, and his ideas about the primacy of The Cosmos as the source of our spirituality, faith, and knowledge distinguished Astronism from other belief systems. His newly discovered astronomically-themed beliefs and concepts were codified in the Omnidoxy treatise (2019) as the founding text of his religion, Astronism, which is classified as an organized philosophy. Cometan is also the creator of the Jesse Millette franchise, which he began at the age of fifteen and has grown through his entrepreneurial skills. Cometan is credited with inventing thousands of new words as a result of his development of Astronism and the creation of the Jesse Millette character; he is a prolific neologist and writer.
Childhood and the Early Years
- Cometan was born on July 1, 1998, in the City of Preston, Lancashire, England, to Sean Taylor and Louise Counsell. His father owns a vending machine company, and his mother owns a hair salon and a property. Both have a strong entrepreneurial streak. Cometan’s moniker refers to the astronomical phenomenon of a comet and was inspired by the young philosopher’s establishment of Astronism, his own religion/philosophy.
- Lucia Richardson (born 1989), Kieran Taylorian (born 2007), Charlotte Sophia (born 2007), Kent Taylorian (born 2008), Zara Taylorian (born 2008), Jay Taylorian (born 2009), and Edie Taylorian are Cometan’s siblings (b. 2011).
- Cometan’s parents divorced when he was four years old, and his two sets of grandparents helped to raise him, relieving some of the strain. Irene Taylor (1932-2015), his maternal grandmother, was a devout Roman Catholic, and the young Cometan spent much of his childhood traveling to different churches across the North of England because his grandmother wanted him and his two close cousins to one day become priests. This deep religiosity from a young age may have sparked Cometan’s adolescent interest in philosophy and theology, which led to the establishment of Astronism.
- Cometan’s personality remained flippant despite being described as reserved and exhibiting strange behavior in his later childhood, such as lying about events that had never occurred. His parents enrolled him in a variety of hobbies after he expressed an interest, but he only stayed for two weeks at each, including drama school and karate. Cometan had nothing to devote himself to, so he frequently resorted to activities and hobbies in which he participated alone. His only consistent hobby was piano playing, which he began when he was ten years old and continues to this day.
- The extent to which Cometan’s parents’ divorce affected him is reflected in his literary works, particularly because, despite Jesse Millette having an almost perfect life, his parents were divorced in the stories, as the Jesse Millette character remains retrobiographical to Cometan’s life.
- On his fifteenth birthday, Cometan had the inspiration to create the Jesse Millette character, which was quickly followed by the creation of The Five Millettarian Characters. Not long after this, Cometan began to receive his first revelations about the development of a philosophy to correspond with his literary works, with the initial name of this philosophy being Millettism, which is how it is still officially referred to, but is now more widely known as Astronism.
- Cometan’s philosophy did not truly develop until he was seventeen, when he experienced a series of intense revelations, or what he called personal inspirations, that involved many new concepts, beliefs, and words flooding his mind on a daily basis. It was during this time that Cometan began and intensified his authorship of the Omnidoxy, which organized thousands of ideas to culminate in the formation of Astronism.
- After dedicating himself to the founding of Astronism and the creation of the Jesse Millette franchise, Cometan’s entire identity changed. He finally had two difficult vocations to complete and commit himself completely to.
- From the age of 18 to 21, Cometan studied business and marketing at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), intending to apply what he learned there to the context of his new religion. He invented and thought about issues like conceptual value and the commercialization of religion and philosophy. His intention was to found a new institution that would have complete and undisputed ownership of Astronism, its beliefs, and all of Cometan’s philosophical works.
- Parallel to the philosophical works, Cometan worked tirelessly on the publication of the Jesse Millette stories in order for them to become a fully-developed franchise with extensive commercial potential.
- Cometan had finished the first edition, known as the Original Cometanic Edition of the Omnidoxy, which was 1.25 million words long in total. Cometan’s authorship of the Omnidoxy made significant contributions to metaphilosophy by attempting to understand the nature of philosophy and the future role of philosophers in the world. Not only had Cometan established his own religion, Astronism, but he had also established a new philosophical tradition known as the Astronic tradition of philosophy and religion, which was similar to the Abrahamic and Dharmic categories.
- Cometan, who did not seek to establish a new religion, championed the combination of religion and philosophy for the establishment of Astronism, which resulted in Astronism becoming the first organized philosophy.
Personal Life, Family, and Relationships
- After his parents divorced, Cometan became very close to his two grandmothers and cousins, and he spent the majority of his weekends as a child at the home of his paternal grandparents.
- His paternal grandmother was a devout Roman Catholic who was extremely protective of her grandchildren, especially Cometan and two of his other cousins, to the point where Cometan later described her house as cult-like.
- Cometan has stated that he was a “unknown identity” until the age of fifteen, when he had the idea for Jesse Millette. He had never committed to any hobby, had few close friends, and had a generally unhappy personality up until that point.
- Cometan, a well-known Armenophile, felt an immediate affinity and curiosity for Armenia’s history and people after learning about the country during his formative autodidactic years. This eventually led him to meet a young woman named Liana Tiratsuyan, whom he met in person almost a year later in December 2018 at Zvartnots International Airport in Yerevan’s capital city.
- Cometan’s first love, Liana Tiratsuyan, was born in Meghri, southern Armenia, but when he wrote about her in the Omnidoxy, he mononymised and astronised her name, and she became the Astronist figure of Cosma. Cometan’s interactions with Cosma during their long-distance relationship laid the groundwork for Cometanic love, which is a discourse dedicated to Cosma.
- Cosma’s role in the founding of Astronism is debatable, but she is credited with giving Cometan the idea of naming the Armenian version of the Omnidoxy, the Omniadaran, after the Matenadaran, which they visited when Cometan first visited Armenia in December 2018.
- Cometan has seven brothers and sisters. Lucia Richardson (born June 1, 1989), Kieran Taylorian (born February 6, 2007), Charlotte Counsell (born August 20, 2007), Kent Taylorian (born July 17, 2008), Zara Taylorian (born July 17, 2008), Jay Taylorian (born September 17, 2009), and Edie Taylorian (born September 17, 2009). (born February 27, 2011). Although their contributions to the founding of Astronism are unclear, Cometan credited Kent Taylorian with inventing the belief in transtellation, which refers to the soul’s transmigration to the stars after death; this remains a major school of Astronist eschatology.