She traces a route from early animistic beliefs
through Christianity to modern science, a trajectory that leaves people cut off from the idea of nature as alive and mythologically significant.
First, Candomble was appropriated as folklore, in a medical discourse which interpreted animistic beliefs
as sign of racial inferiority.
Popular Buddhism in Southeast Asia also reflects the importance of family and has incorporated animistic beliefs
Most citizens also retain some vestiges of animistic beliefs
and practices, which they have come to regard as more cultural than religious.
Within Thai Buddhism there is animistic beliefs
and practices, as we commonly see the worship of spirit house, spirit of the land, spirit of the trees, etc.