But in fetichism, though it undeniably has a part, it is not prominent, and not often formal or public.
fetichism, M. Rville also says, is logically a later belief.
Accepting his statement that fetichism is ubiquitous, we have the most powerful a priori argument that fetichism is primitive.
Dread of these leads to worship, fetichism, and animism, the beginning of religion.
The details of this stage in the religious worship known as fetichism will be considered in the following chapters.
The constraint of spirits by fear or violence is characteristic of fetichism.
The phenomena of fetichism, therefore, are always historically and psychologically secondary.
Again (p. 351), 'Totemism' (as opposed to fetichism), 'is a deification of classes.'
Among the country folk, the "inaka" of Japanese parlance, fetichism is seen in its grossest forms.
The human mind in its infancy turns instinctively to fetichism.
In certain perversions of the sexual instinct, the person, part of the body, or particular object belonging to the person by whom the impulse is excited, is called the fetish of the patient. [E. Morselli in "Baldwin Dictionary of Philosophy," 1901]Related: Fetishist (1845; psycho-sexual sense from 1897).
fetishism fet·ish·ism (fět'ĭ-shĭz'əm, fē'tĭ-)
The act of using a fetish for sexual arousal and gratification.