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I.5.5 Forms of religion in tribal and peasant societies-naturism

  1. As per Max Muller, naturism is the earliest form of religion.
  2. It may comprise a large number of ideas which are sharply opposed to “science,” and which may be in themselves mythological, or poetical, or even mystical.
  3. The earliest people had an attitude of awe or love and reverence towards the different objects of the nature.
  4. Belief in nature gave rise the concept of inherent power in sun, thunder, trees and so on.
  5. This started the worship of nature.

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