How many of us have the courage, the understanding and the wisdom to really know, let alone live our destiny? Edinger qoutes Jung (CW17,par296) as saying, "A man can make a moral decision to go his own way only if he holds that way to be best. If any other way were held to be better, then he would live and develope that other personality instead of his own" (p. 26) Sounds like a Koan of sorts, yet if one is truly striving to individuate, "blindly pursuing our way," we may eventially be on the "Road to Dasmascus." What to do? We need guides, "Old Wise Men and Women." A Yoda or two to interpret the symbols, the numinosum...this book is like bumping into Yoda in the deep part of the forest, when conflicts are almost too much to bare.
I must sometimes grit my teeth and slog through Edinger to discover his pearls of wisdom. Not this time. This work I found quite accesible, the material thoroughly digested, well laid out and clearly explained. My copy is already massively underlined and dog-eared. (I'm presuming you'd have some knowledge of Jung before reading this book.)