What is ANIMISM?

Written by Pam MS, NCSP | Fact checked by Psychology Dictionary staff 

1. a belief that all natural things, for example, volcanoes, clouds, and trees possess living spirits and souls. 2. a belief that spirits that do not have a specific form exist - for example, ghosts. See also animistic.

ANIMISM: "The individual who believed in animism believed that the tree had a soul and could be hurt in the same way as humans."

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