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ANIMISM

OR,

THOUGHT CURRENTS OF PRIMITIVE PEOPLES,

BY

GEORGE WILLIAM GILMORE

BOSTON MARSHALL JONES COMPANY

1919

 

PREFACE

I. THE ANIMISTIC STAGE OF CULTURE--THE CASE STATED

II. THE DISCOVERY OF THE SOUL

III. THE SOUL'S NATURE

IV. THE EXTERNAL OR SEPARABLE SOUL

V. PARITY OF BEING

VI. BELIEF IN "FREE SPIRITS"

VII. "FREE SPIRITS"-THEIR CONSTRUCTION AND ACTIVITIES

VIII. LOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF PARITY OF BEING

IX. DEATH NOT ALWAYS REGARDED AS INEVITABLE

X. THE CONTINUED EXISTENCE OF THE SOUL

XI. MODIFICATIONS OF THE IDEA OF CONTINUANCE

XII. CONDITION OF THE DISCARNATE SOUL

XIII. THE HOME OF THE SOUL

XIV. DESCENSUS AVERNI

XV. WORSHIP

XVI. RESIDUA OF ANIMISM

XVII. LITERATURE TO WHICH REFERENCE IS MADE IN THIS VOLUME