from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The worship of ghosts or spirits; belief in the survival of a conscious spirit after the death of the body, and acts of propitiation to appease it: one of the most wide-spread and persistent of primitive cults.
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Animistic conceptions may enter into the worship of ancestors and heroes; but other ideas are so essential that they cannot be regarded merely as modifications of soul-worship.
Indians and the Persians; in the study of soul-worship among the
Again, soul-worship and ancestor-worship are not identical, and with many tribes much attention is paid to conciliating the souls of the dead where ancestor-worship is unknown.
She was quite aware of it, with her intense soul-worship of all beautiful things.