I consider this to be a brother to Clarissa Pinkola Estes' "Women Who Run With The Wolves". It's deep stuff and, on a first (if slow) read through, I feel I've barely touched beneath the surface. Definitely one for the re-read stack! His commentary is erudite and wise of soul (and there's an interesting epilogue on the relationship between the oral tradition and the written word) but he tells his tales with a twinkle in his eye.
"Going into oneself and not meeting anyone for hours — that is what one must arrive at."
Except a book or two, you know! ?