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Animism and its Evolution

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Even though Animistic beliefs are there in many parts of the world, these beliefs govern the daily lives of People of Southeast Asia. Local spirits are named neak ta in Cambodia, inhabit almost every farm, home, river, road, and large tree. The Thais usually refer to these spirits as phi, and the Burmese as nats. Even the shortest visit to this part of the world will make one familiar with the ever present ‚Äúspirit houses‚ÄĚ that serve these tutelary spirits. When people construct a home or start a business, for example, they must make offerings to the local spirits; otherwise these beings may cause bad luck for the humans. This paper deals with what is Animism, whether Animism can be accepted by all or it can not be accepted by all.

 

 

            Animism is the dogma that every natural thing in the world has a soul. If you believe in animism, you believe that ostriches, cactuses, mountains, and thunder are all spiritual beings. Animism comes from the Latin word anima, meaning life, or soul. Animism is the idea that all things like animate and inanimate possessing a soul or an essence. First created in 1871, animism is a key feature in many ancient religions, especially of native tribal cultures. Animism is a primary element in the growth of ancient human spirituality, and it can be identified in

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