(anthropology) The belief that everything is pervaded with a life-force giving each inanimate object a consciousness or personality, but not a soul as in animism.
The soul or animating principle of a living thing, especially as contrasted with the animus.
the attribution of consciousness and personality to natural phenomena such as thunderstorms and earthquakes and to objects such as plants and stones
(Jungian psychology) The inner self (not the external persona) of a person that is in touch with the unconscious as opposed to the persona.
Animatism is a term coined by British anthropologist Robert Marett in the context of his teleological theory of the evolution of religion. It refers to .
‘a belief in a generalized, impersonal power over which people have some measure of control’;
(Jungian psychology) The unconscious feminine aspect of a person.
(Jungian psychology) the inner self (not the external persona) that is in touch with the unconscious