Tag Archives: animism

Resurrecting Dionysus

Note the typically religious man — a form of decadence? The great innovations are, one and all, morbid and epileptic; but are we not leaving out the religious man who is pagan? Is the pagan cult not a form of thanksgiving and affirmation of life? Must not its supreme representative itself be a defence and […]

The Animism of Hunter/Gatherers

Excerpted from Primitive Man as Philosopher by Paul Radin.  An American Indian, pursued by the enemy, took refuge in a cave where he could easily defend himself against direct attack but where escape was apparently completely cut off. This particular individual was not religious. He had during his lifetime had so little interest in getting […]