Research Portfolio of Cometan
AN OVERVIEW OF PRESENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
The research interests of Cometan are divisible into four main subjects: human rights, philosophy of religion, origins of religion, and new religious movements. Each of these subjects encompass various subtopic areas of particular interest to Cometan, some of which he regards to be his specialties. For example, within his research of human rights, Cometan has a particular interest in freedom of religion or belief and within that, specialises in the field of recognition of religion or belief. Another example is Cometan's interest in the history and origins of religion, into which his theory on an Astronic tradition is categorised which is based on the role of astronomy in the origins of religion. This page on Cometan.org provides you with a brief overview of each of these four research interest areas (including a section at the bottom of the page filled with miscellaneous research items that still relate to religion) and Cometan's latest contributions to each of the fields so far as a means of demonstrating the scope of Cometan's research.
Human rights, religious freedom and space rights
Cometan specialises in the field of freedom of religion or belief (FoRB), contributing significantly to the subfield of recognition of religion or belief (RoRB). However, just as all fundamental human rights are interconnected, Cometan's research interests also extend to other human rights violations connected to that of religious freedom, including violations of freedom from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment, right to a fair trial, freedom from slavery and forced labour and freedom of association.
Another area of this field of research very important to Cometan, particularly based on his religious convictions pertaining to Astronism, is the upcoming field of space rights – the application of human rights law to the context to human spaceflight and extraterrestrial environments, an area with significant scope for Cometan to forge his scholarship in.
RoRB.org is indeed also a major resource presenting Cometan's work in the field of human rights.
Cover for the Participant Information Pack of Cometan's PhD Research
Cometan's book Recognition of Religion or Belief ( Coming in 2022)
Cometan's Institutional Dictionary of Freedom of Religion or Belief (2021)
Cometan's Doctoral Proposal for Religious Freedom & State Recognition of Belief (2020)
Philosophy of religion and belief systems
Prime among Cometan's interests within the philosophy of religion is the structure and function of belief systems, namely how the beliefs of different system (whether these be religions, philosophies or spiritualities) interact with one another to form a functioning belief system.
This branch of Cometan's research interests also includes the work he conducts regarding the religious lives of his Traditionalist Catholic grandparents Irene Mary and Derrick Taylor who Cometan has been working to beatify in the Catholic Church since 2020.
Cover of Cometan's work The Beatification Story (2022)
Cometan's The Theory of Dominationism (2020)
Cometan's Abrahamic Faiths Navigating the Modern World (2019)
The origins and history of religion
Of particular speciality to Cometan is the role that astronomy has been found to play . Indeed this sparked Cometan's creation of the theory of an Astronic religious tradition existent since the Stone Age. Combining research from the fields of archaeoastronomy, cultural astronomy and religious history, Cometan attempts to understand the significance of the night sky and its phenomena in how human religion and belief have taken shape.
Cometan's Master's Dissertation Astronomy in the Origins of Religion (2020)
Cometan's Epistemology of the Study of Astronomy and Religion (2020)
Cometan's Spiritualism's Impact on Contemporary Religion & Belief (2020)
Cometan's Islam in China and the Plight of the Uighurs (2019)
Astronism, space religion and NRMs
Of particular speciality to Cometan is the role that astronomy has been found to play
Official Cover of Cometan's Institiutional Dictionary of Astronism (2021)
Cometan's UK Healthcare Policy: Impact on Jehovah's Witnesses (2019)
Cometan's Scientology: Cult or Corporate Enterprise (2020)
Cometan's book Omnidoxy (2019), founding text of Astronism