One way to the experience of the Self is by means of our psychopathology, since an archetypal strand of the Self is found within it. We can carry our own wounds with the realization that they both derive from the Self and are healed by the Self. Our struggle now is for conscious participation in this process rather than for vicarious sacrifice; each individual must make his or her own sacrifice as demanded by the Self.
~Lionel Corbett, The Religious Function of the Psyche (pp. 110-11)