Henry More was a Platonist philosopher at Cambridge. Inspired by Keplers’ work of “ancient science fiction” titled Somnium More wrote a poem titled Insomnium Philosophicum which was published in 1647.
In this work More depicted his astral body departing his physical form to fly into space, rowing “with mine own arms in liquid sky” for fans of the cult movie of that name.
In addition to the known planets More’s astral body encountered a planet half-covered in mold and half-covered in light generated by a secondary sun beyond Jupiter. This massive world was called Pangaion and the inhabitants of the light half were illuminated (appropriately enough) humanoids while the inhabitants of the darkened, moldy half were vile creatures of spiritual darkness.
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