|"Are you a cat, or a dog person?"|
I hate questions like, "are you a cat, or a dog person?"
|There is something otherworldly to me about cats|
|An advert I saw last week in a local TV guide from the newspaper|
It's not to say I don't like dogs as pets and animals, as I find all animals spiritually fascinating on some level in their own right.
|My son's dog Frodo|
Animism (from Latin anima, "breath, spirit, life") is the worldview that non-human entities—such as animals, plants, and inanimate objects—possess a spiritual essence.
"Many anthropologists ceased using the term "animism", deeming it to be too close to early anthropological theory and religious polemic.
However, the term had also been claimed by religious groups – namely indigenous communities and nature worshipers – who felt that it aptly described their own beliefs, and who in some cases actively identified as "animists".
It was thus readopted by various scholars, however they began using the term in a different way, placing the focus on knowing how to behave toward other persons, some of whom aren't human.
As the religious studies scholar Graham Harvey stated, while the "old animist" definition had been problematic, the term "animism" was nevertheless "of considerable value as a critical, academic term for a style of religious and cultural relating to the world."
|A.I ? Inanimate birds...good luck with them|
|Rune Soup blog|
Animism can be said to be the experience of being part of the living biosphere (or even the whole "animate" universe)"
Elementals & Animism
It's not to say that all those spirits don't come from the one great overriding spirit in my view, but you have to play the ball from where it lay in the great cosmic golfing game you find yourself playing in.
The Secret of 'The Revenant'
|An advert I saw in the same Queensland magazine the dog and cat ad above came from|