As with The Seven Veils of Seth, this novel also overlays animism
with the symbolism and mythology of the monotheisms in presenting the worldview to which the desert is central.
Rane Willerslev (2007) is one of these critics, who outlines his problems with Durkheimian approaches in his work on Siberian animism
While fetishism turns the given nature into a lifeless world where only the useful is animated, traditional animism
and Christian pneumatology perceive the intrinsic value of all beings in their specific environments.
In 2005, it was estimated that 70% of Hmong Americans retained the traditional beliefs of animism
/ ancestor worship (Pfeifer & Lee, 2005).
, Relatedness, Life: Post-Western Perspectives.
They are "part of the problem," a point that reoccurs through out this book, while the solution is a purified vision of animism
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It includes animism
, Brahmanism, and beliefs in ghosts and spirits.
Their manufacture and use punctuated all important life events--from pots made to encourage twin births to pots made as surrogates of deceased ancestors, to shrine altars made of clay back when animism
still guided the lives of the Ouatchi, to beautiful blackware pots of the Zulu women, floating on tiny bases, used to brew and serve beer to ancestors.
Smaller religions, such as Animism
, Native American spirituality, and Scientology are also discussed.
Samulnori is a modernized staged adaptation of p'ungmul nori, a ritualistic celebratory event with origins in shamanism and animism
They were converted from animism
to Christianity by British missionaries a century ago, but a small number claim to have kept an ancient connection to Judaism.
Osundare's poetic canvas is framed in large measure by the mythic cosmos of the Yoruba whose religion and metaphysics are rooted in animism