• (n.) The doctrine, taught by Stahl, that the soul is the proper principle of life and development in the body. • (n.) 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 ...
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belief in innumerable spiritual beings concerned with human affairs and capable of helping or harming human interests. Animistic beliefs were first ... [22 related articles]
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animism, animist, animistic 1. The belief that things in nature, e.g., trees, mountains, and the sky, have souls or consciousness. 2. The belief that a supernatural force animates and organizes the universe. 3. The belief that people have spirits that do or can exist separately from their bodies.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: an′i-mizm Definitions: 1. The view that all things in nature, both animate and inanimate, contain a spirit or soul; part of many religious doctrines that a soul or spirit dwells within people and nature.
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Animism (from Latin anima "soul, life") refers to the belief that non-human entities are spiritual beings, or at least embody some kind of life-principle. Animism encompasses the beliefs that there is no separation between the spiritual and physical (or material) world, and souls or spirits exist, ...
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animism, belief in personalized, supernatural beings (or souls) that often inhabit ordinary animals and objects, governing their existence. British anthropologist Sir Edward Burnett Tylor argued in Primitive Culture (1871) that this belief was the most primitive and essential form of religion, and t...
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(Lat. anima, soul) The doctrine of the reality of souls. Anthropology: (a) the view that souls are attached to all things either as their inner principle of spontaneity or activity, or as their dwellers, (b) the doctrine that Nature is inhabited by various grades of spirits, (s. Spiritism). Biology ...
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Animism is the system of medicine propounded by Stahl, and based on the idea that the soul (anima) is the seat of life. In modern usage the term is applied to express the general doctrine of souls and other spiritual beings, and especially to the tendency, common among primitive races, to attribute ...
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In anthropology, the belief that everything, whether animate or inanimate, possesses a soul or spirit. It is a fundamental system of belief in certain religions, particularly those of some pre-industrial societies. Linked with this is the worship of natural objects such as stones and trees, thought ...
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1) Belief of many africans 2) Belief that all natural objects have souls 3) Belief that natural objects possess souls 4) Doctrine 5) Ism 6) Philosophical system 7) Philosophy 8) School of thought 9) Shaman's doctrine 10) Widesprea...
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