Animatism meaning

ănə-mĭ-tĭzəm
A belief that all animate and inanimate objects are infused with a common life force.
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The belief that inanimate things have consciousness or personality.
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The belief that everything is pervaded with a life-force giving each inanimate object a consciousness or personality, but not a soul as in animism.
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Origin of animatism

  • Originally coined by British anthropologist Robert Marett to refer to "a belief in a generalized, impersonal power over which people have some measure of control"

    From Wiktionary