The man felt that the rock was animistic; he felt that it had a soul.
Animistic Sentence Examples
His world-conception is highly animistic. He feels the thrill of life everywhere, in plants, earth, stars, the total universe.
This animistic tendency is a marked characteristic of primitive Man in every land.
The Maoris ate their enemies' hearts to gain their courage, but to whatever degree animistic beliefs may have once contributed to their cannibalism, it is certain that long before Captain Cook's visit religious sanction for the custom had long given place to mere gluttonous enjoyment.
With the rise of species, deities and the cult of individual animals, the path towards anthropomorphization and polytheism is opened and the respect paid to animals tends to lose its strict animistic character.
All over the world agricultural peoples practise elaborate ceremonies explicable, as Mannhardt has shown, on animistic principles.