Very detailed. Very wordy and many, many, many footnotes.
I can appreciate what JBP tried to do and how he was able to so while trying not to lose the interest of the reader. It is well put together but it does get pretty intense and begins to drone a bit about topics which had been covered in previous chapters. I don’t think I’ve ever read Jung and understood what he meant 100% of the time. I can, however, understand what JBP is trying to get the reader to understand by using his alchemical teachings. Very interesting. Very informative. Very transformative, if applied and understood correctly.
I believe in myself a lot more than I did before I began reading this book but only because I understand the difficulty of life and my capacity to overcome obstacles, so long as i apply myself and simply learn to live through the uncertainty of life without becoming cynical or over indulgent.