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Behind the Seen: Contemplating the Relationship Between the Persona and the Self

October 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm MDT


According to Jung, the Persona is an image—a social mask—that helps us meet the universal need for relationship to the outer world. This presentation will explore the necessity and usefulness of the Persona but also the conditions under which the Persona becomes a problem. We will use a series of charming and intimate cartoons created by Texas artist Mark Smith to explore Jung’s theory of the Persona.

Jung’s theory of the personal Shadow stands on the other side of the mask. It becomes the face of the “not-I” or the rejected aspects of the personality. The Individuation process is the integration of these parts of ourself and the vehicle for the manifestation of the Self and the archetype of wholeness. Particularly relevant at this time in our culture, Persona becomes important to our discussions of politics, gender, social roles, and authenticity.

SUSAN CLEMENTS NEGLEY is a Jungian analyst in private practice in San Antonio, Texas. A graduate of the Cordon Bleu Cooking School in Paris, her first career was as professional chef. Susan is the Training Coordinator for the Texas Seminar of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She gives lectures on the alchemical kitchen as well as her newest project, the Persona. Correspondence:


Registration is now Closed.
Everyone who paid will receive a Zoom link via email on Friday, October 8th
after 3:00 pm Mountain Time. 

The Zoom Room on Saturday is limited to 100 people. This program will be recorded. A link for the recorded video will be sent by the following weekend to everyone who paid.

NOTE: If you paid for CEUs, they will only be awarded if you
attend the LIVE program.


October 9, 2021
10:00 am – 1:00 pm MDTw
$20 – $35
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