The idea of a nature’s stepping into an inanimate item, an animal, or an individual, is a tremendously ancient and honorable belief, having prevailed because the start of the development of faith. This doctrine of nature control is nothing more nor not as much as fetishism. The savage will not worship the fetish necessarily; he very logically worships and reverences the spirit resident therein.
In the beginning, the nature of a fetish had been considered to be the ghost of the dead guy; afterwards, the larger spirits had been designed to live in fetishes. (more…)