BEHIND THE SEEN: A Contemplation on the Relationship
Between the Persona and the Self
a Zoom Presentation by
Susan Clements Negley, Jungian analyst
Saturday, November 6, 2021
10 AM to 12 PM
Cost: $10 Members; $15 Non-members
For participants interested in CEUs, contact Monica Daigle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to Jung the Persona is an image - a social mask - that helps us meet the universal
need for our 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.
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 a professional chef. Her
diploma thesis, “The Coniunctio Gastronomique: A Study in the Process of Individuation in Culinary
Terms,” charts the mythic and alchemical underpinnings of this journey from the professional
kitchen to the symbolic kitchen, the Psyche. 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 on the Persona. (correspondence: email@example.com)