Animism, the Seed of Religion

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Read Books, 2006 - Religion - 100 pages
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Originally published in 1905, this is a detailed look at the development of belief and religion. Contents include: Prehuman Elements in Religion; Brain in Animal and Man; Naturalism or Conception of Power Everywhere; Nature of Spirit; Spirits in Inanimate Things; Objects of Worship; Absentee Gods; Maleficent Spirits; Benevolent Gods; Tree and Animal Worship; Stone Worship; Water Worship; Deification and Worship of Ancestors; Bibliography. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Obscure Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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An old book, but still a good read. Some of the views, wording, and examples may be old fashioned and unheard of for wording (such as using the words ’savage’ and ‘privatives’ to describe groups of ... Read full review

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