Rather than try to explain this book, I simply give it to friends and say "Read this!" Every one of them has been enchanted. It is so marvelously written that you find yourself stopping just to savor a particularly beuatiful line. It's a mesmerizing journey - impossible to categorize and full of imagery that stays with you. I can't think of a book I could recommend with higher accolades to any serious lover of good writing!
This book is thick with History. It is a fictional acount of Jung's practices in Switzerland with an amazing patient who has experienced lif "forever". The patient's journals recall Leonardao daVinci, Elisabetta del Giocondo (the Mono Lisa), Saint Teresa of Avila and many other significant figures of our past. Very interesting read.