The Soul's Code
Excerpts - James Hillman
'Sooner or later something seems to call us towards a particular path. You may remember the 'something' as a signal moment in childhood when an urge out of nowhere, a fascination, a peculiar turn of events struck like an annunciation. This is what I must do, this is what I have got to have. This is who I am. If not this vivid or sure, the call may have been more like gentle pushing's in the stream in which you drifted unknowingly to a particular spot on the bank. Looking back you sense that fate had a hand in it'.
If I am the result of upbringing, class, race, gender, social prejudices, and economics. I am a victim again. A result.” says Hillman in The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling. The way he approaches it “Each life is formed by its unique image, an image that is the essence of that life and calls it to a destiny. As the force of fate, this image acts as a personal daimon, an accompanying guide who remembers your calling''.