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OTHER WORDS FROM animisman·i·mist, adjectivean·i·mis·tic, adjective
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Instead, Dido might have engaged in small, everyday spiritual acts similar to those we see in animism, where spirits reside in all things rather than a handful of powerful deities.What archaeologists got wrong about female statues, goddesses, and fertility|Annalee Newitz|February 10, 2021|Popular Science
This was a new and sophisticated republication of savage animism.The Necessity of Atheism|Dr. D.M. Brooks
Hence Animism, Totemism, and their numerous subsidiary developments.Theism or Atheism|Chapman Cohen
Animism, an′im-izm, n. a theory which regards the belief in separate spiritual existences as the germ of religious ideas.
This represents a particular form of animism, for the soul of the ancestor is thought to become a god.
The sacrificial object is regarded as having a soul, quite in the sense of early animism.
British Dictionary definitions for animism
Derived forms of animismanimist, nounanimistic (ˌænɪˈmɪstɪk), adjective
Word Origin for animism
Cultural definitions for animism (1 of 2)
Cultural definitions for animism (2 of 2)
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.)