Animism
Animism (from Latin animus "soul, life") is the worldview that non-human entities (animals, plants, and inanimate objects or phenomena) possess a spiritual essence.Animism is used in the anthropology ...
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Bwiti Harp music. Iboga ceremony, Gabon
Captivating music from initiation. Ngombi! Bwakaye! Bassé!!!
Anthropology of religion
Anthropology of religion is the study of religion in relation to other social institutions, and the comparison of religious beliefs and practices across cultures. Modern anthropology teaches that ther...
Psychology of religion
Psychology of religion consists of the application of psychological methods and interpretive frameworks to religious traditions, as well as to both religious and irreligious individuals. The science a...
Serer religion
The Serer religion, or a ƭat Roog ("the way of the Divine") is the original religious beliefs, practices and teachings of the Serer people of Senegal in western Africa. The Serer people believe in a u...
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Yōkai
Yōkai (妖怪, ghost, phantom, strange apparition) are a class of supernatural monsters in Japanese folklore. The word yōkai is made up of the kanji for "bewitching; attractive; calamity" and "apparit...
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Positivistic animism
Positivistic animism hypothesis states that some animistic memes belonging to determined culture and natural environment can be confirmed by positivism. These memes are therefore called positivistic a...
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Tosa Obake Zōshi
The Tosa Obake Zōshi is a Japanese yōkai emaki. Set in the Tosa Province (now Kōchi Prefecture), and 16 sections about yōkai in total, its creation period has been determined to be from the Edo period...
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Celtic nature worship
According to classical sources, the ancient Celts were animists. They honoured the forces of nature, saw the world as inhabited by many spirits, and saw the Divine manifesting in aspects of the natura...
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Tapu (Polynesian culture)
Tapu, tabu or kapu is a Polynesian traditional concept denoting something holy or sacred, with "spiritual restriction" or "implied prohibition"; it involves rules and prohibitions. The English word ta...
Heiau
A heiau is a Hawaiian temple. Many types of heiau existed, including heiau to treat the sick (heiau hōʻola), offer first fruits, offer first catch, start rain, stop rain, increase the population...
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Hantu Raya
Hantu Raya in early Malay animism, refers to a supreme ghost or demon that acts as a double for a black magic practitioner. Like the Toyol it has a master. In Malay folklore, it is a spirit which is s...
Folk Hinduism
Folk religion, sometimes also termed popular belief, consists of ethnic or regional religious customs under the umbrella of a religion, but outside of official doctrine and practices. Folk religion ha...
Pelesit
Pelesit is a Malay term for an inherited spirit or demon which serves a master. It is found in early Malay animism.
The Pelesit is reared by a woman as a shield for protection, guidance, and most ...
Ijun
Ijun (いじゅん) is a Shinto-derived religion founded by Takayasu Ryūsen (1934-) in Okinawa. This modern religion started in 1972 and in 1980 became registered under the Religious Corporations Law (Sh...
Nyūdō-bōzu
Nyūdō-bōzu (入道坊主) are yōkai first known in Tsukude, Minamishitara District, Aichi Prefecture (now Shinshiro), and then also in Fukushima Prefecture; Kurikoma, Kurihara District, Miyagi Prefecture (now...
Serer maternal clans
Serer maternal clans or Serer matriclans (Serer : Tim or Tiim; Ndut : Ciiɗim) are the maternal clans of the Serer people of Senegal, the Gambia and Mauritania. The Serer are both patrilinea...
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Soulcatcher
A Soulcatcher (Haboolm Ksinaalgat, 'keeper of breath') is an amulet (Aatxasxw) used by the shaman (Halayt) of the Pacific Northwest Coast of British Columbia and Alaska. It is believed that all soulc...
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Kaharingan
Kaharingan is a folk religion professed by many Dayaks in Kalimantan, Indonesia.The word means life, and this belief system includes a concept of a supreme deity—although this may be the result of th...
Sansuma Khunggur Bwiswmuthiary
Sansuma Khunggur Bwiswmuthiary (Bodo: संसुमा खंगर बासुमतारी born 1 January 1960) is a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Kokrajhar constituency of Assam. He is an Independent...
Malaysian Chinese religion
Shenism (the Han Chinese ethnic religion or shen 神 worship) in Southeast Asia plays a dynamic role in the lives of the Chinese populations that have settled in the countries of this geographic region,...
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