From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
2. The belief that inanimate objects and the phenomena of nature are endowed with personal life or a living soul; also, in an extended sense, the belief in the existence of soul or spirit apart from matter. --Tylor.
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
31 Moby Thesaurus words for "animism": Berkeleianism, Hegelianism, Kantianism, Neoplatonism, Platonic form, Platonic idea, Platonism, absolute idealism, allotheism, animatism, form, heathendom, heathenism, heathenry, hylozoism, idealism, idolatry, immaterialism, metaphysical idealism, monistic idealism, pagandom, paganism, paganry, panpsychism, personalism, psychism, solipsism, spiritualism, subjectivism, transcendental, universal
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