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Animism and the More-Than-Human

4 min

What is animism in today's world? And why do I use the term "more-than-human" ? Do I hate humans? Your questions answered.

What is Animism in Today's World?

I am a modern animist before anything else. For many people this is a foreign term, or they only understand it from the former usage of the word from racist early anthropologists who wanted to demarcate the "primitive superstitions" of indigenous peoples that they studied.

In more recent times this word has been reclaimed and revitalized as a movement that returns us to the commonality of all indigenous peoples: that of relationship with the world both human and more-than-human, seen and unseen.

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