Oshun Auset I found and bought a wonderful book today on Animism - Respecting the Living World. Graham Harvey. I especially like his 'take' on academia and his open mindedness.
His book is concerned with 'new animism', in respect to the religious cultures such as Ojibwe, Maori, Aboriginal Australian and eco-pagan, (included in his book) considering the linguistics, artistic, ecological and activist implications of these worldviews and lifeways.
It is fascinating to me because I have always despaired at how little inclusion the natural animal world has in most religions.
When I have digested a bit of the content, I'd like a chat!