T_L You got dropped from my list of friends because of computer error. This is to assure you that it was not of my doing. Any other friends of mine who see this note: Please re-instate me, if I have been dropped from yours.
Define 'Animism'. What about it attracts you as a religion?
Animism is what is generally practiced within Shamanism. Since I'm actually for the use of sacraments I tend towards this 'category'. Basically, its the belief that the Great Spirit (corny I know) can be seen in all things.
eg. Just because plate techtonics and orbital paths feel very alien to us, doesn't mean they werent created from the same process. Animism is kind of the Gaia hypothesis, but without the focus being entirely on the Earth.
I'm glad you got in touch with Stanley Krippner, thats a bonus if ever there was one.