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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.

Mircea Eliade

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.

© shen chökyi 2013