The sacred designates what is to be set apart, valued, and held important, as opposed to what is mundane, common, or profane. It is governed by what Rudolf Otto called in his classic study, The Idea of the Holy, the mysterium tremendum fascinans. The axis mundi became a sacred center for the telling and retelling of traditional myths, stories, and legends dominated by timeless archetypes. Personal and historical time could be taken up into the archetypal story governing its meaning, which in the end is timeless, cosmic, and absolute. Narrative theology finds its origin in this notion that stories and only stories can shape our human experience since that experience itself is narrative. Spiritual presence in sacred model of the sacred resides in whatever we discover our life can be centered around meaningfully. Its point of entrance into our being is through what we come to value, cherish, or treasure as sacred to us.