"Many myths from different cultures describe the process of questing for the purpose of attaining a goal, manifesting a new dream, or finding a lost treasure. Most familiar to Westerners are the Arthurian legends, particularly the quest for the Holy Grail. The biblical story of Christ's journey into the wilderness for forty days and forty nights reveals the process of re-visioning, as does the Native American initiation tradition of Vision Quests. All cultures carry stories of sacred mountains, from Parnassus, the ancient mount of the Muse, to Japan's Mount Fuji, considered by the Japanese people to be the point of contact between heaven and the underworld. Climbing a mountain, spending solitary time in a desert, and going into the heart of a forest are frequent mythic themes that describe the processes of searching, seeking, and questing."