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Animistic Spirits

Postby BlackTail » Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:45 pm

Animism is a belief that all things, from living to non-living, have a spiritual side. Usually it is thought that there is a spirit for every rock, plants, animal, human, object in this world. Some people call these souls and others simply spirits. There are many religions that have animistic beliefs including Shinto, some forms of Buddhism, Paganism, and Christianity.

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To work with animistic spirits you start by communicating with them. Setting out small offerings to temp them out to play or even talking out loud can entice good favor with them. Most commonly, sharing energy with an animistic spirit can show favor and gain favor with them. In Shinto, great care is taken to pay respect to spirits so no bad luck is brought to the door step of any one person.

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As far as power, animistic spirits are only as powerful as the item, animal, or plant that they encompass. Don't misunderstand, looks are deceiving and a pebble in the right place can do as much damage as a spark in a mine. This is why being polite to any spirit is the best defense.
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Re: Animistic Spirits

Postby Symandinome » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:10 pm

this is the same premise that faery faith operates with.
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Re: Animistic Spirits

Postby BlackTail » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:21 pm

I love Shinto.
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