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29. Religion / A. Polytheistic Religion / 1. Animism

[belief that many spirits inhabit parts of nature]

3 ideas
The heavens must be full of gods, controlling nature either externally or from within [Plato]
It is mad to think that what is useful to us, like lakes and rivers, are gods [Sext.Empiricus]
Animism is belief that every part of nature is aware and feeling, and can communicate [Harari]