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  1. animatismnoun

    the attribution of consciousness and personality to natural phenomena such as thunderstorms and earthquakes and to objects such as plants and stones

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  1. animatismnoun

    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.

    Etymology: 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"

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  1. Animatism

    Animatism is a term coined by British anthropologist Robert Marett to refer to "a belief in a generalized, impersonal power over which people have some measure of control". Marett argues that certain cultures believe "people, animals, plants, and inanimate objects were endowed with certain powers, which were both impersonal and supernatural." Mana, Marett states, is a concentrated form of animatistic force found within any of these objects that confer power, strength, and success. To various cultures, animatism and mana are visible through the successes and failures of these various objects. Success equals a high amount of animatism, or mana, whereas failure is the result of animatism, or mana, being lost.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of animatism in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of animatism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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