Animatism



the attribution of consciousness to inanimate objects and natural phenomena.
Historical Examples

animatism, the animation theory of seemingly inanimate nature, is a further subdivision which also includes animatism and animism.
Totem and Taboo Sigmund Freud

What truth there was in that doctrine is fully covered by animatism.
The Origin of Man and of his Superstitions Carveth Read

noun
the belief that inanimate objects have consciousness

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