Posted by: White Cranes | April 21, 2014

Animism: Or, Thought Currents of Primitive Peoples (Forgotten Books)

Animism (from Latin anima, “soul”) is the belief that souls inhabit all or most objects. Animism attributes personalized souls to animals, vegetables, and minerals wherein the material object is-to some degree-governed by the qualities which compose its particular soul. Animistic religions generally do not accept a sharp distinction between spirit and matter, and they generally assume that this

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