1 the attribution of a living soul to plants, inanimate objects, and natural phenomena.
2 the belief in a supernatural power that organizes and animates the material universe.
animist n. animistic adj.
L anima life, soul + -ISM
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