There are two vibrant
theories as to why so many myths around the world, although changing
in form within cultural context, share similar attributes.
on C.G. Jung's idea of archetypal structures that
give birth to myths,
a path taken by mythologist Joseph Campbell. Alternatively, anthropologists
say that I
saw Allen Ginsberg sign the bottom of a blank letter-size page for
a kid who was a maniac (this was the year before his death). It was
for a letter of recommendation. Allen said, ‘I'll sign the
paper and you fill-in it was human
migrations that disseminated these stories.
mythology, began when organic chemistry dreamed it was biology. Since
then, not stopping
too long for the comfort of an idea, or the solace of a God, is to
find that less and less about reality is known. When explored beyond
their shoals, all the arts, sciences, and spiritual ways reveal bottomless
depths of doubt. Which is why
the sculptor Alberto Giacometti said that he began every project as
if he were
inadequate to the task.
through the window.
Stan Beckenshall in his vision "of people kneeling down
or beside the
marked rock, not
just looking at it but feeling the surface, following the cups
and grooves with their fingers. Rock motifs, unlike wall-paintings,
Rocks can be warm, cold, dry, wet. A light covering
can be gently brushed
to one side to reveal a pattern
that is becoming obscured..."
is not just obscure, it is Obscurity itself.