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1. (Alternative Belief Systems) the belief in a universal soul; the attributing of souls to inanimate objects or phenomena
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) the doctrine proposing the existence of psychic phenomena
the doctrines concerning the second of three Gnostic orders of mankind, those endowed with souls and free wills, savable through the right use of the latter. Cf. hylicism, pneumatism.See also: Philosophy