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Animism vs. Animistic

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Animismnoun

A belief that spirits inhabit some or all classes of natural objects or phenomena.

Animisticadjective

Of or pertaining to animism.

Animismnoun

A belief that an immaterial force animates the universe.

Animisticadjective

Of or pertaining to animism.

Animismnoun

(dated) A doctrine that animal life is produced by an immaterial spirit.

Animisticadjective

of or pertaining to the doctrine of animism

Animismnoun

The doctrine, taught by Stahl, that the soul is the proper principle of life and development in the body.

Animismnoun

The belief that inanimate objects and the phenomena of nature are endowed with personal life or a living soul; also, in an extended sense, the belief in the existence of soul or spirit apart from matter.

Animismnoun

the doctrine that all natural objects and the universe itself have souls;

‘animism is common among primitive peoples’;

Animism

Animism (from Latin: anima, 'breath, spirit, life') is the belief that objects, places, and creatures all possess a distinct spiritual essence. Potentially, animism perceives all things—animals, plants, rocks, rivers, weather systems, human handiwork, and perhaps even words—as animated and alive.

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