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Origin of animism
Examples from the Web for animism
But animism would seem sometimes to be used by Dr. Tylor in a wider sense, namely, as "a doctrine of universal vitality."Anthropology|Robert Marett
The worship of spirits he leaves entirely out of consideration; religion did not, in his view, begin with Animism.History of Religion|Allan Menzies
Parallel with the development of Religion, a change takes place in the emotions connected with Animism.The Origin of Man and of his Superstitions|Carveth Read
We call it Animism, Shamanism, and in a certain specific form, Fetishism.The Shinto Cult|Milton Spenser Terry
The assumptions of magic are therefore of older origin than the spirit theory, which forms the nucleus of animism.Totem and Taboo|Sigmund Freud
Word Origin for animism
1866, reintroduced by English anthropologist Sir Edward Burnett Taylor (1832-1917), who defined it (1871) as the "theory of the universal animation of nature," from Latin anima "life, breath, soul" (see animus) + -ism.
Earlier sense was of "doctrine that animal life is produced by an immaterial soul" (1832), from German Animismus, coined c.1720 by physicist/chemist Georg Ernst Stahl (1660-1734) based on the concept of the anima mundi. Animist is attested from 1819, in Stahl's sense; animisic is first recorded 1871.
The belief, common among so-called primitive people, that objects and natural phenomena, such as rivers, rocks, and wind, are alive and have feelings and intentions. Animistic beliefs form the basis of many cults. (See also fetish and totemism.)