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into my animist beliefs
is more spirit in what you call inanimate object than you do.
Well naturally formed things any way.
Its not as silly as the west likes to suppose.
the west can cope with tree hugging just about.
but on the whole regard crystal heads as loonies..
its not really loony it just takes an inappropriate form.
Many mountineers die on say the eiger....so naturally the mountain has a spirit, remote beautiful waterfalls have spirit, great rivers have spirit, they connect with us or allow us to connect....if you need it in modern reductive humn society terms.....an injun worships the rocks.....we laugh.....but hundreds of irish navies died blasting tunnels in britain....uranium is hidden in rocks and the wqhole world was in mortl fear of it....people kill for diamonds and emeralds.....they have blood on them....our whole society is based on extracting the magical propertied that are hidden within rocks....yet are not immediately apparent....you may laugh from the position of your classroom taught knowledge, but consider that if people did not originally think that rocks held hidden spirit, would any humans have ever experimented or used them so........we are all animists really it is what makes us human and it is what makes us quest, believing there is stuff beneath the surface.
I've been listening quite a bit to JB's new album with your monologue on it. interesting stuff.