"Animism, the Seed of Religion" is a 1905 treatise on the subject of animism by English writer Edward Clodd. Animism is the religious belief that creatures, objects, and even places have an innate spiritual essence, and can even arguably be considered to be alive. This fascinating volume explores the history and development of this theory while linking it to the origins of religions the world over. Edward Clodd (1840 - 1930) was an English writer, banker, and anthropologist famous for his various and notable literary and scientific friends. Other notable works by author include: "The Childhood of the World" (1872), "Jesus of Nazareth" (1880), and "Nature Studies" (1882). Contents include: "Brain in Animal and Man", "Man in the Making", "Animal and Human Psychology", "Naturalism; or, Conception of Power Everywhere", "Animism; Or, Conception of Spirit Everywhere", "Theories of the Nature of Spirit", "Spirits in Inanimate Things", "Fear of Sequence in the Object of Worship", "Absentee Gods", etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition for the enjoyment of readers now and for years to come.