"A collective definition of myth composed of many theories might be framed by the following paraphrases:
Myths are stories, usually, about gods and other supernatural beings (Frye). They are often stories of origin, how the world and everything in it came to be in illo tempore (Eliade). They are usually strongly structured and their meaning is only discerned by linguistic analysis (Levi-Strauss). Sometimes they are public dreams which, like private dreams, emerge from the unconscious mind (Freud). Indeed, they often reveal the archetypes of the collective unconscious (Jung). They are symbolic and metaphysical (Cassier). They orient people to the metaphorical dimension, explain the origins and nature of the cosmos, validate social values, and on the physiological plane, address themselves to the innermost depths of the psyche (Campbell). Some of them are explanatory, being prescientific attempts to interpret the natural world. (Frazer). As such, they are usually functional and are the science of primitive peoples (Malinowski). Often, they are enacted in rituals (Hooke). Religious myths are sacred histories (Eliade), and distinguished from the profane (Durkheim). But, being semiotic expressions (Saussure), they are a disease of language (Muller). They are both individual and social in scope, but they are first and foremost stories (Kirk)."
Robert W. Brockway, Myth from the Ice Age to Mickey Mouse (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1993), p. 15.
Re: bankruptcy exhaustion and closure
The first six chapters of The Timepiece of Humanity were written in 1995, before the word chronosomatics was even 'invented', and they represent the first attempt at explaining the 'theory,' specifically where the idea came from. It's really only the second step in the overall process, the first step was the compiling of almost 500 notes on the subject between October 1994 and June 1996. A seventh chapter, "Chronosomatically Contemplating the Navel" was published online in 1999.
[The following is being stated both glibbly and seriously. Take your pick even.]
Recently inspired by Barney's Cremaster Cycle, chronosomatics is now being treated as sculpture, or is it relief painting? Certainly not as performance, at least not yet. Or is that really all it is?
Is it fact or is it fiction? Right now that doesn't matter, at least not to me.
B, can you explain further how "the mind hardly needs the body for reference?"
trivia quiz: In what issue of October does the phrase "a timepiece of humanity" occur? When I read that phrase I said to myself, "That's the perfect title for that 'theory' I have.
Back in January 1987, I bumped into an original copy of the Magna Carta in that building (the quondam Australian National Capitol).