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Words related to animism

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

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I believe it is impossible to express, to the life, what the ecstasies and transports of the soul are, when it is so saved, as I may say, out of the very grave: and I do not wonder now at the custom, when a malefactor, who has the halter about his neck, is tied up, and just going to be turned off, and has a reprieve brought to him - I say, I do not wonder that they bring a surgeon with it, to let him blood that very moment they tell him of it, that the surprise may not drive the animal spirits from the heart and overwhelm him.
For a time in sheer exuberance of animal spirit he raced swiftly through the middle terrace, swinging perilously across wide spans from one jungle giant to the next, and then he clambered upward to the swaying, lesser boughs of the upper terrace where the moon shone full upon him and the air was stirred by little breezes and death lurked ready in each frail branch.
The contract is for the development of the field of Animal Spirits NPO which provides for the construction of a new administrative center, the construction and operation of housing and assistance in case the exploitation of the castle in the park.
What analysts call animal spirits have received something of a knock.
Experiences from the Light: Ordinary People's Extraordinary Experiences of Transformation, Miracles, and Spiritual Awakening offers some fifty stories of adventures of light, including spiritual awakenings, near-death experiences, and more, and covers all kinds of stories, from an ill woman's story of how she came close to death to how animal spirits came to give comfort after friends were killed in an accident.
The 60-year-old stormed to power in 2012, pledging to revive the animal spirits of Japan's flagging economy with a blend of monetary easing, government spending and structural reforms to cut red tape.
But the animal spirits may be awakening as the equity cycle is moving into the growth phase, where accelerating macroeconomic growth and strong earnings growth could motivate companies to renew growth spending.
Are the animal spirits finally returning to the corporate world?
What many hope is that we are now seeing a return of the fabled animal spirits to UK consumers and businesses.
In many ways, what we are seeing now is the return of the fabled animal spirits to consumers and businesses.
There were strong performances from those in the human roles, but those playing the animal spirits showed an admirable ability to convey emotion and personality entirely through body language.
Animal Spirits with Chinese Characteristics: Booms and Busts in the World's Emerging Economic Giant
The origin of the Barongs is obscure, but the generally accepted theory is that they are derived from animal spirits, chosen by societies who seek their protection.
Japan's ageing population mutes the potential impact of both the wealth effect and animal spirits.
1) What defines or drives animal spirits is never defined, and this reviewer is not so sure that one can know in real-time what products, actions and results are stabilizing and those that are not.