chapter  4
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Focus II: stone and tree

ByStone 58

Stone What a stone is Feelings about stones Personalising stones 60 Stones and permanence 6 1 Stone as the object of cult 62 What happens at stones Tree What trees are like Personalising trees 67 Notable trees What happens at trees Pagan tree and Christian objectors

Our religious focus now sharpens into those most focal of natural objects, the stone and the tree. These are the natural materials from which more advanced focal objects, the altar and the statue, are in due course made, and they encapsulate all the force of those later objects.