For those to whom a stone reveals itself as sacred, its immediate reality is transmuted into supernatural reality.
In other words, for those who have a religious experience all nature is capable of revealing itself as cosmic sacrality.
The animist understanding sees no part of the world as life-less, or inanimate. Stones and stars, trees and mountains, winds and waters…all are understood to be pulsing with a sentience both universal and also distinctly their own.
This awareness of all of existence being ensouled is held by those indigenous people who live close to the earth ~ and was one shared by all of our ancestral relations.