animatism definition

  • noun:
    • A belief that every animate and inanimate items are infused with a typical life force.
    • The belief that all things are pervaded with a life-force offering each inanimate item a consciousness or personality, however a soul as in animism.
    • That as a type of animism where items and phenomena tend to be vaguely regarded as having personality and will-power, but not as possessing separable souls.
    • the attribution of consciousness and character to natural phenomena like thunderstorms and earthquakes and objects such flowers and rocks

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