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an·i·ma·tism ( n -m -t z m). n. A belief that all animate and inanimate objects are infused with a common life force.

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Belief in spirit beings. (Tylor). – Often found among peoples who see themselves as part of nature.
The stages described by them can be listed as those of animism, animatism, of Religion. I etc.
University of Central Florida
Robert R. Marett's theory of animatism (2004), a practice attributed states that the powers in animatism differ from Tylor's spirits (Marett 2004: viii, 135.
Cultural Variations in the Concepts of Sickness and Health
punished by God. Folk concepts of the supernatural can be classi- fied in two main categories known as animatism and animism.
The Nasca Culture: An Introduction
is based on the belief that man and nature are related in an active, sacred relationship (Townsend 1985).

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Hunter-Gatherers' Religious Beliefs
It is also believed that many early human societies, including hunter-gatherers, practiced animatism. This is a belief that all objects, whether animate or inanimate, such as animals, trees and rocks, possess an impersonal supernatural power.

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Animatism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Anthropology of Religion: Common Elements of Religion
Sep 12, 2008 Animatism is a widespread belief, especially in small-scale societies. Initially, animatism and animism may seem to be the same thing.
animatism - definition of animatism by the Free Online Dictionary
an·i·ma·tism ( n -m -t z m). n. A belief that all animate and inanimate objects are infused with a common life force.
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