Nature worship


Nature worship

Nature worship is a vague term used to describe a diverse variety of religious, spiritual and devotional practices found in a broad spectrum of spiritual traditions. While the term can sometimes have pejorative connotations, it can be an accurate description for some kinds of religious practice. Falling under the bracket of "nature worship" are both those practices which revere nature on Earth (IE: the Biosphere), the cosmos and wider universe, or both.

Religions which practice forms of nature worship are primarily of a pantheistic and/or animistic bent, though they are also found in polytheistic and other pagan religions where deities are viewed as the embodiment of natural forces.

Common to most forms of nature worship is a spiritual focus on the individual's connection to the natural world and reverence towards it.

Forms of nature worship

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  • nature worship — nature worshiper. 1. a system of religion based on the deification and worship of natural forces and phenomena. 2. love of nature. [1865 70] * * * ▪ religion Introduction       system of religion based on the veneration of natural phenomena for… …   Universalium

  • Nature worship — Nature Na ture (?; 135), n. [F., fr. L. natura, fr. natus born, produced, p. p. of nasci to be born. See {Nation}.] 1. The existing system of things; the universe of matter, energy, time and space; the physical world; all of creation. Contrasted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nature worship — n. worship of natural forces, phenomena, etc …   English World dictionary

  • nature-worship — naˈture worship noun 1. Worship of the powers of nature 2. Naturism • • • Main Entry: ↑nature …   Useful english dictionary

  • nature worship — noun a system of religion that deifies and worships natural forces and phenomena • Hypernyms: ↑religion, ↑faith, ↑religious belief * * * nature worshiper. 1. a system of religion based on the deification and worship of natural forces and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • NATURE WORSHIP —    the worship of the forces of nature conceived of as personal deities …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • nature worship — reverence for nature, nature cult …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nature worship — na′ture wor ship n. a religion based on the deification and worship of natural phenomena • Etymology: 1865–70 na′ture wor shiper, n …   From formal English to slang

  • nature worship —  Природы культ …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Nature — Na ture (?; 135), n. [F., fr. L. natura, fr. natus born, produced, p. p. of nasci to be born. See {Nation}.] 1. The existing system of things; the universe of matter, energy, time and space; the physical world; all of creation. Contrasted with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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