Held captive from birth in the punishing pit of man’s unconscious, a dark place of menace, horror and tears, the author’s tale of triumph and transcendence adds a new page of inspiration to the book of life. Awed as a teenager by the compelling and fearless example of South African leader Nelson Mandela, the author masters fate with her own brand of strength—an integrity, determination and dignity born of an unconquerable soul. Filled with unconditional forgiveness for the error of her own ways, once free, she challenges the unnatural segregation of the natural world into light and dark, strategically uniting the polarities of aspiration and fear in her greatest accomplishment.