August 22nd, 2015

I Think I Might Be An Animist

Animism (from Latin anima, "breath, spirit, life") is the worldview that non-human entities—such as animals, plants, and inanimate objects—possess a spiritual essence.
Animism is used in the anthropology of religion as a term for the belief system of some indigenous tribal peoples, especially prior to the development of organized religion.  Although each culture has its own different mythologies and rituals, "animism" is said to describe the most common, foundational thread of indigenous peoples' "spiritual" or "supernatural" perspectives. The Animistic perspective is so fundamental, mundane, everyday and taken-for-granted that most animistic indigenous people do not even have a word in their languages that corresponds to "animism" (or even "religion"); the term is an anthropological construct.

Animism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Simone Weil, The Last Cathar?

“The good is… the motion by which we break away from ourselves as individuals… to affirm ourselves as true men, that is, as sharers in God…”  -- Simone Weil

“God is proven and posited by right action, and in no other way… One must deserve to believe in God.” -- Simone Weil.

Simone Weil, The Last Cathar | Tsem Rinpoche

If any man thinks he slays. and if another thinks he is slain, neither knows the way of truth.  The eternal in man cannot kill.  The Eternal in man cannot die - The Bhagavad Gita 2:19 (Juan Mascaro, translation)
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