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Animism (frae Laitin animus, -i "soul, life")[1] is the warldview that non-human entities (ainimals, plants, an inanimate objects or phenomena) possess a spiritual essence.[2][3][4]

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  1. Segal, p. 14.
  2. Stringer, Martin D. (1999). "Rethinking Animism: Thoughts from the Infancy of our Discipline". Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. 5 (4): 541–56. doi:10.2307/2661147.
  3. Hornborg, Alf (2006). "Animism, fetishism, and objectivism as strategies for knowing (or not knowing) the world". Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology. 71 (1): 21–32. doi:10.1080/00141840600603129.
  4. Haught, John F. (1990). What Is Religion?: An Introduction. Paulist Press. p. 19.