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Published: 1st September 2021

Citation: Astronist Institution. (2021). Sapienism. Available: Last accessed [enter date e.g. 1st Sept 2021].


noun  Astroeschatology

the belief that forms of extraterrestrial life exist that supersede the intelligence of humans and from which humans may receive philosophical and religious wisdom, a belief which is central to many UFO religions.


Sapienist | ˈ seɪpɪənɪst | adjective & noun
Sapienistic | ˈ seɪpɪənɪstɪk | adjective
Sapienistically | ˈ seɪpɪənɪstɪk(ə)li | adverb


Astro-English: from Astronese, the adjective sapient is used here in its primary sense, namely denoting “intelligence”; indeed, the use of the suffix -ism denotes a formalised belief and in the context of the Astroeschatology, this results in the formation of the belief that “there does exist extraterrestrial life both below and beyond the current intelligence level of the human species.”

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