People and Persons by Nicholas Haney

This is the second part of our ongoing exploration of animism and shamanism. I want to return your attention to the definition of animism I used in the first post on this blog. That animism is;

“the idea that the world is full of persons (most of which are non-human), and that life is lived in relation with others.”

I want to draw your attention to the first part of this definition; that the world is full of persons. You might be wondering what I am talking about when I refer to persons in an animistic context.