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Words related to animism

the doctrine that all natural objects and the universe itself have souls

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In mythology, trees are sometimes portrayed as the abodes of nature spirits.
These nature spirits can now be seen as God's helpers, much like Catholics have traditionally seen angels and saints.
The druids had a strong tradition of bringing greenery such as holly, ivy and mistletoe indoors, not as a welcome for friends but for the wandering nature spirits looking for shelter.
Shamans (priests and healers) freely mix Biblical figures with the nature spirits.
A primary source work of occult manuscripts, illustrated with black- and-white charts and diagrams, A Treatise on Angel Magic includes the hierarchies of fallen angels, evocation of the Nature Spirits, and John Dee's Enochian system of Angel conjuration.
As well as their many practical uses, certain trees were also believed to house nature spirits or a powerful spiritual presence.
Shinto defies simple categorization; it involves the worship of kami, which can be translated as gods, nature spirits, or spiritual presences.