I Am Animist

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    Northern European Animism

    The majority of modern Norse Pagans focus on the major gods and goddesses of the pantheon. However, to the pre-Christian Norse, the world was full of spirits. The ground they planted their crops in and built their houses on was home to the landvaettir, spirits guarding the place...
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    1 Response Jan 11, 2012

    Peace, Love, And Happiness

    I felt as though I never really "fit" into religions.. And my heart always knew when I was getting one step closer. I studied a variety of religions and talked to people within them for 2 1/2 months; it had become almost obsessive. I needed to find a place I fit into because I...
    AliceLovesChristy AliceLovesChristy
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2010

    I Don't Believe It, But I Like It

    It factors into how i think about things. I've toyed with the idea ever since I was a kid. When I'm out in nature I often think of things this way. Actually i often think of things this way all the time. But let me be clear, I don't believe it's the reality. Just a fun game...
    anadude anadude
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 3, 2009

    The Only Way Life Makes Sense

    Before coming to Wicca about six years ago, I had never heard of animism.  I was surprised to learn that animistic belief dates back to the Paleolithic Age.  For me, the belief that every single thing in the world, whether alive or inanimate is what makes the world make...
    paperkit10 paperkit10
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Mar 27, 2009

    I Couldn't Believe Even Though I Knew.

    So, basically, ever since I was little, I have believed everything can feel, see, and hear everything I say, do, or feel. I believed this until I was about 12. I was told that I was acting like a little kid still and I needed to grow up, talking to things, acting like they were...
    worknplayhard13 worknplayhard13
    36-40, M
    Oct 20, 2012

    I am new to this idea

    but I am an animist atheist as of recently because the way I see it everything is energy and necessary for everything to survive so I believe that we are all part of everything and in a way some may consider energy as a spirit
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    Jun 9, 2014

    Thel Love Of My Life

    about 2 years ago my boyfriend MICHAEL "POOH bEAR" was murdered he was 50 and fantastic he was kind,loving,caring.benevolant,funny,angelic, and he's very protective and he's very defensive. He was around a crowd that is greedy scummy and a ball full of slime. The creep's name...
    gypsy5820 gypsy5820
    Nov 7, 2011

    Always Seemed Natural

    Animism for me is the belief that the universe is alive and that human consciousness is not the only intelligence in it. I'm not sure is the universe itself is intelligent or that it is alive in any self-aware way, like people are. But i do know that there are other types of...
    gb64 gb64
    1 Response Aug 16, 2010

    Why Are Bitter Ones Trying To Get Rid Of Animism

    WHY are so many trying to discredit ANIMISM odviously we follow a religion that's REAL. I recently saw on some other group where there were people that "ö just use belittling words "like "no more animist ,please " um THE ANIMISTS are staying and I WANT TO SAY TO THEM OH PLEASE...
    gypsy5820 gypsy5820
    1 Response Nov 7, 2011

    Why Can't We Speak Out More As Animist‚ Encourage Others To And Start A Youtube Thing

    WHY CANT  WE COME OUT MORE AS A ANIMIST I bELIEVE WE ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO COME  OUT AS ANIMIST but why are so many people so afraid to COME OUT AS ANIMIST AFRAID OF bEING RIDICULED "STAND TALL and STAND PROUD" i want to start a wall "where all of us ANIMIST and all who want to...
    gypsy5820 gypsy5820
    1 Response Nov 7, 2011

    From Hate And Fear To Peace And Tranquillity

    I spent my teenage years in a group of churches where people were constantly bickering and fighting behind each others' backs, and everyone was kept in place by the constantly preached belief that if you left, you would be out of God's favour. To me being at peace with those I...
    tratelle tratelle
    Jan 22, 2011


    When people think of animism, they generally think of people worshiping the spirits of springs, trees, and mountains. Most animists think the same way. For many who live in cities, this means they often feel isolated from the natural, more spiritual world. However, there are...
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    2 Responses Nov 25, 2012

    The Call

    I am an Animist, but it wasn't always a conscious belief. I had grown up in a loving, Christian home and had attended a Christian School for most of my earlier education, so I'm familiar with their system. I can remember being very young and feeling that something wasn't right...
    ElyonOrigin ElyonOrigin
    22-25, M
    Jul 29, 2012
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