Cometan is an Astronic philosopher and founder of the Astronic tradition of religions and philosophies within which Astronism is categorised.
Cometan (born Brandon Reece Taylor, July 1, 1998; Spanish: Kometan) is a British novelist famous for creating the Spacefaring World franchise which was first introduced through the Jesse Millette mystery stories which Cometan had started writing from age fifteen.
Cometan is the first Astronic philosopher as the founder and organiser of the Astronic tradition of religions and philosophies. These trace their lineage back to the astronomical religions practiced during the Stone Age. Cometan is also the founder of Astronism, a new religion or philosophy based on a unique cosmocentric worldview not found in earlier religions.
Cometan founded his religion of Astronism through his authorship of its founding book known as the Omnidoxy. Cometan received an intense series of revelations and ideations about the future of religion and the role of space exploration in humanity’s existential purpose. This caused him to formulate the cosmocentrism worldview that makes Astronism so unique. Cometan considered space exploration as something to achieve on religious grounds rather than just for economic and political oneupmanship.
To Cometan, that which he calls The Cosmos, which is space itself and all the planets, stars, and galaxies, is a whole entity that is animate and alive and something to be revered. It was the immense size of the Omnidoxy that has marvelled the world with the Omnidoxy extending to 1.3 million words in length. The prolificness of Cometan’s writing ability during his adolescence demonstrated his higher calling and vocation as the chosen person to found the Astronist religion.
Cometan would dedicate his life to the furtherance of Astronism and he would become an exponent of space activism, the first public figure to advocate for space exploration on religious grounds, and he has also become prominent debater and public speaker for various causes such as religious persecution.
Cometan Childhood & Early Years
Cometan was born Brandon Reece Taylor on July 1, 1998 in the City of Preston in the county of Lancashire in England to Sean Taylor and Louise Counsell, both of whom are of English ethnic descent. Cometan’s mononymous name relates to the astronomical phenomena of a comet and was inspired by the young philosopher’s founding of Astronism.
Cometan has seven siblings: Lucia Richardson (b. 1989), Kieran Taylorian (b. 2007), Charlotte Sophia (b. 2007), Kent Taylorian (b. 2008), Zara Taylorian (b. 2008), Jay Taylorian (b. 2009), and Edie Taylorian (b. 2011).
After a tumultuous relationship, Cometan’s parents separated when he was four years old, after which his grandparents stepped in to shield the boy from the realities of his mother and father’s arguments. His maternal grandmother, Irene Taylor (1932-2015), was a devout Roman Catholic and the young Cometan spent much of his youth travelling to and from different churches and Catholic organisations as his grandmother wanted him and two of his closest cousins to become priests.
Posthumously, it would be speculated that Irene had become a member of the lay Catholic religious organisation, Opus Dei, due to her strong adherence to Traditionalist Catholicism and due to her connections to the Latin Mass Society. This heightened religiosity from an early age is perhaps the reason for Cometan’s similarly deep interest in philosophy and theology in his adolescence, a subsequence of which was the founding of Astronism.
Often described as reserved and exhibiting strange behaviour in his later childhood, such as lying about events that had never occurred, Cometan remained introverted in his personality.
His parents took him to numerous different hobbies after he showed an interest, but he would stay no more than two weeks at each including drama school and karate. Cometan had nothing to dedicate himself to and often resorted to activities and hobbies whereby he participated alone. The only hobby that he did stick to was his piano playing which he began when was ten years old and classic music remains one of his primary passion outside of his religion and his writing.
The extent of the effect that Cometan’s parents’ separation had on the writer is demonstrated in his literary works, especially due to the fact that despite Jesse Millette having an almost perfect life, his parents were also divorced in the stories as the Jesse Millette character remains retrobiographical to the life of Cometan himself.
The life of Cometan changed forever when, on his fifteenth birthday, he thought of the idea to create the Jesse Millette character which was quickly followed by his creation of The Five Millettarian Characters. Not long after this, Cometan began to receive his first revelations about the development of a philosophy to coincide with his literary works, the initial name of which was Millettism and this remains the official name of the religion today despite it now being much more widely known as Astronism.
Not until the age of seventeen did Cometan’s philosophership truly begin to develop for it was from this age onwards that he received a series of intense revelations, or what he termed as personal inspirations, which involved many new concepts, beliefs, and words flooding his mind on a daily basis. It was during this time that Cometan’s authorship of the Omnidoxy began and became most intense which organised the thousands of ideas to culminate in the formation of Astronism.
Cometan’s whole identity changed after becoming dedicated to the founding of Astronism and the creation of the Jesse Millette franchise. He finally had two challenging vocations to work towards the manifestation of and committed himself to them completely and utterly.
Cometan gained a first class degree in Business and Marketing at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) from age 18 to 21 and intended to apply his knowledge gained from that degree to the context of his new religion. He invented and considered questions such as conceptual value and the commercialisation of religion and philosophy. His intention was to establish a newfound institution that would hold full and undisputed ownership over Astronism, its beliefs, and all the philosophical works of Cometan.
In parallel to the works of philosophy, Cometan tirelessly worked on the publication of the Jesse Millette stories to become a fully-developed franchise with extensive commercial potential.
By the age of 21, Cometan had completed The Omnidoxy which remains over 1.25 million words in total length. Not only had Cometan created a philosophy, but an entirely new understanding of what philosophy was and the role of a philosopher in the world which in turn formed the wider Millettic philosophical tradition. Afterwards, Cometan founded and established The Institution of The Philosophy of Millettism which holds sole proprietorship over all aspects of Astronism, including sole copyright to The Omnidoxy and Cometan’s other philosophical works.
Not originally seeking to create a new religion, Cometan championed the combination of religion and philosophy for the establishment of Astronism, thus leading to Astronism becoming the first organised philosophy.
Family, Relationships, Personal Life
Cometan was born on 1st of July 1998 in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom and is now 20 years old. He is the son of Sean Taylor (Father) and Louise Counsell (Mother) who separated when their only son was just four years old.
Cometan was very close with his two grandmothers and his cousins after his parents’ separation and spent the majority of his weekends during his childhood at his paternal grandparents residence. His paternal grandmother was a devout Roman Catholic and extremely protective over her grandchildren, particularly Cometan and two of his other cousins, so much so that her house was later described by Cometan as cult-like.
Cometan has spoken of the fact that he remained of an “unknown identity” up until the age of fifteen when he had the idea for Jesse Millette. Up until that point, he never committed to any hobby, had few close friends, and held a generally unhappy personality.
Cometan has been graced by having seven siblings in total on both his father and mother’s side; Lucia Richardson (born June 7, 1989), Kieran Taylorian (born February 6, 2007), Charlotte Sophia (also known as Astria; 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 February 27, 2011).
- Cometan has played the piano since he was 10 years old,
- Cometan founded the philosophy of Astronism from the age of 15,
- Cometan began writing the Omnidoxy at age 17,
- The Omnidoxy took Cometan 5 years to complete,
- Cometan remains one of the youngest initiated Freemasons in history as he was initiated just two months after his 18th birthday,
- The idea for Jesse Millette and Astronism came to Cometan on the day of his 15th birthday,
- He chose the mononymous name Cometan due to his religious beliefs and his fascination with comets and other cosmical phenomena,
- He became the member of The Royal Institute of Philosophy at the age of 20.
- The Omnidoxy (2019) (founding text of Astronism)
- The Monodoxy (first disquisition of the Omnidoxy)
- The Duodoxy (second disquisition of the Omnidoxy)
- The Tridoxy (third disquisition of the Omnidoxy)
- The Tetradoxy (fourth disquisition of the Omnidoxy)
- The Pentadoxy (fifth disquisition of the Omnidoxy)
- The Hexadoxy (sixth disquisition of the Omnidoxy)
- The Septidoxy (seventh disquisition of the Omnidoxy)
- The Octadoxy (eighth disquisition of the Omnidoxy)
- The Nonodoxy (ninth disquisition of the Omnidoxy)
- The Decadoxy (tenth disquisition of the Omnidoxy)
- The Hendecadoxy (eleventh disquisition of the Omnidoxy)
- The Dodecadoxy (twelfth disquisition of the Omnidoxy)
- The Original Jesse Millette Series (mystery, detective fiction series)
“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.”
Real Full Birth Name : Brandon Reece Taylor
Professional names : Brandon Taylorian, Kometan
Mononym : Cometan
Profession : Philosopher
Age (As of 2019) : 20 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday : 1st of July 1998.
Birthplace/Hometown : Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Nationality : British.
Gender : Male.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign): Cancer.
Religion : Astronism.
Current Residence: Preston (Lancashire, England).
Famous for :
His sole authorship of the founding treatise of the philosophy of Astronism known as The Omnidoxy and for his creation of the fictional mystery detective, Jesse Millette.
Height (Tall) Feet & Inches: 5′ 10″. entimeters: 178 cm. Meters: 1.78 m.
Weight Kilograms: 64 Kg. Pounds: 141 lbs.
Biceps : 12 inches.
Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips) : 41-30-34.
Shoe Size (US) : 9.
Tattoo details? : None.
Eye Color : Blue.
Hair Color : Brown.
Family Parents : Father: Sean Taylor (b. 1970) Mother: Louise Counsell (b. 1970)
Kieran Taylorian (b. 2007) Kent Taylorian (b. 2008) Jay Taylorian (b.2009)
Lucia Richardson (b. 1989), Charlotte Counsell (b. 2007), Zara Taylorian (b. 2008) Edie Taylorian (b. 2011)
Grandfather: William “Bill” Warbrick (19
Grandmother: Hilda Warbrick.
Grandfather: Derek Taylor.
Grandmother: Irene Taylor.
Personal Life Relationship
Marital Status : Not yet married.
He was in a relationship with Liana Tiratsuyan, an Armenian university graduate, for 1 year and a half.
Girlfriend (Partner) Cosma (Feb 2018 – Sept 2019)
Daughter : None.
Graduate from the University of Central Lancashire.
College : Cardinal Newman College
Brownedge St Mary’s Catholic High School
St Mary’s and St Benedict’s Roman Catholic Primary School
1. University of Central Lancashire.
2. Cardinal Newman College.
Philosopher: Confucius and Buddha.
Composer: Komitas and Claude Debussy.
Author: Mildred Benson.
Singer: Elvis Presley.
Favorite video game : Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Dream Holiday Destination: The Bahamas.
Favorite Color : Gold.
Love to do:
Philosophising, Writing, Moviegoing, Reading, and Hiking.
Food Habits : Italian and Armenian Food.
Email Address : [email protected]
Official Website : www.cometan.org and www.astronism.org