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Arising in the mid-19th century at a time of great political crisis, when feudal Japan was opening to the West, Tenrikyō began as a rural cult based around Nakayama Miki, a shamanic figure who delivered her divine revelations in automatic writing and was said to perform miracles of healing.
The best part about the charming Mountain Home Inn—besides the views, the spacious, comfortable rooms with fireplaces or private decks, and the gourmet food—is its location.Trails heading out in various directions are literally right out the door: to the top of Mt. Tamalpais, down to Muir Woods, across the mountain to Stinson Beach, down through a pine forest to Mill Valley.
In her foreword to the 2004 edition of Mircea Eliade’s Shamanism, Wendy Doniger states that, ‘…myths (and, to a great extent, rituals) retold and reenacted in the present transport the worshipper back to the world of origins, the world of events that took place in illo tempore, in that time”.’³ There is, in other words, a rupture in everyday, linear time and its replacement with the ‘supratemporal’.
Each year, we publish two books: a spring anthology which follows in the line of our early issues, and an autumn special issue, whose editors get to play with other ways of making a Dark Mountain book, while pushing deeper into a theme on which this project touches.