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

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After interviews have been compassed with long foresight we must be tormented presently by baffled blows, by sudden, unseasonable apathies, by epilepsies of wit and of animal spirits, in the heyday of friendship and thought.
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 cassendras should now accept that the government is well on top of the situation and will do all it can to revive the 'animal spirits' in the economy," he said in a subsequent tweet.
He added: "With global policy stimuli at a 2.5-year low, the onus is on the Fed, European Central Bank and People's Bank of China to restore animal spirits."
While animal spirits are running high today, analysts suspect global trade worries will remain an undercurrent.
Warmongering can ignite animal spirits. They can just as easily explode.
This has the corollary effect of raising the rate of return on investment, which reinvigorates the rich's animal spirits, rendering government intervention successful and unneeded ...
33) Indicators that guardian animal spirits have power include their ability to speak to humans, change into human form, and travel through elements that are not their ordinary environment (like a fish who flies or a bird who can fly through the ground).
Third, this cocktail of a booming economy, subdued inflation and huge tax cuts is lifting the animal spirits of US consumers and businesses.
Dubai has done a tremendous job in putting in the "hardware" into place; what is now left is the activation of "software" -- the revival of animal spirits in order to trigger the next phase of economic growth.
And popular sentiments, or 'animal instincts' or as John Maynard Keynes called them, 'animal spirits' are woefully ill informed, emotionally combustible and easily misled.
In my work, expectations - or so-called animal spirits - are a new and independent fundamental that determines the steady-state unemployment rate.
ANIMAL spirits in investment markets have evaporated over the past few weeks, with Turkey suddenly claiming the limelight as a posterchild for a mismanaged emerging market economy, whose weaknesses have been exposed as they have become the latest focus for American diplomatic ire, expressed through commercial penalties.