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Does anyone know anything about Animism?

  1. tgopfrich profile image80
    tgopfrichposted 6 years ago

    Does anyone know anything about Animism?

  2. Jackie Lynnley profile image89
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 6 years ago

    It is the belief that spirit of some sort is in everything from a rock to a cloud, every little thing! So if a rock breaks in two that would be two spirits...in bits...ever how many bits there is-is how many spirits.

  3. Joseph041167 profile image60
    Joseph041167posted 6 years ago

    Animism means that you have a soul and spirit giving you life. There is a spiritual reality that goes beyond, and cannot be explained away by just physical, chemical, electrical processes of the body. There is a part of you that lives on after death, or consciousness can be separated from the brain and body. Skeptical people believe that the physical is all there is, everything can be explained in those terms. When you die it is eternal anesthesia, nothing more. Originally, in ancient times, people were animist, they believed in a non-corporeal soul and spirit. Unfortunately, we have never, and may never be able to absolutely prove that. I hope this helps, and I hope I got it right, research it to make sure. Animism may apply more to non-Christian shamanism, but do not quote me on that, I am not real sure about it.

  4. mintinfo profile image75
    mintinfoposted 6 years ago

    Animism comes from the word animate. It refers to anything dynamic in nature. That is what Spirit is, animated. It was the religion of the indigenous people of AfRAka before their consciousness was hijacked and replaced with Christianity and Islam.

  5. NiaLee profile image61
    NiaLeeposted 6 years ago

    It is the belief in spirit everywhere in nature: trees, earth, water, statues and other objects. It is practiced a lot in Africa. Benin is the capital of it, then you can find it everywhere in Sub Saharan Africa

  6. tlcs profile image44
    tlcsposted 6 years ago

    Hi there, all I can tell you is what it states in my dictionary and that is:-
    'belief that natural objects possess souls'.
    Intriguing....

  7. Daughter Of Maat profile image96
    Daughter Of Maatposted 6 years ago

    Animism is a fundamental belief in witchcraft and many of the pagan religions. The idea is every thing has a spirit that can communicate. Rocks, trees, mountains, roads, animals etc can all communicate with another spirit that is willing to listen. I actually just wrote a hub about witchcraft and it's belief in animism... interesting timing! big_smile

 
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