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Source: Kaique Rocha

 

Most scholars agree that animistic views were common among ancient foragers. Animism (from ‘anima’, ‘soul’ or ‘spirit’ in Latin) is the belief that almost every place, every animal, every plant, and every natural phenomena¬†has awareness and feelings, and can communicate directly with humans. Thus, animists believe that the rock at the top of the hill has desires and needs. The rock might be angry about something….

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