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Phoenix Friends of C.G. Jung was formed in 1984 as a non-profit educational society to share our common interest in the depth psychology of Swiss psychiatrist Dr. Carl G. Jung. In addition to our Dream tending group, we bring in speakers for lectures and workshops to provide growth and individuation. Group membership includes a discount for all meetings and workshops. For more information about our group or to join, please visit www.phxjung.org

Upcoming events (2)

The Persona: Finding the Face of Authenticity with Susan Negley (ticketed event)

$35 for members and $45 for non-members. The persona can be regarded as the outward face we present to others and the social mask that helps us navigate and meet the requirements of the outer world. Nonetheless, this outward face can become problematic if one becomes too identified with the persona or does not seek to look beneath the surface of the mask in search of the real self. According to Jung, “The persona is a complicated system of relations between individual consciousness and society, fittingly enough a kind of mask, designed on the one hand to make a definite impression upon others, and, on the other, to conceal the true nature of the individual”.

Jungian Analyst Susan Negley will explore Jungian concepts in relation to the Persona. Through the use of a series of sketches created by artist Mark Smith, Susan will present ideas associated with this public face (persona) or role a person presents to others. This presentation will address both the necessity of the outward face, but also the problems faced by the “not-I’s” or rejected parts of the personality behind the mask. Jung’s theory of the personal Shadow that stands on the other side of the mask will also be discussed. The meaning of the mask is particularly relevant in our current climate given the persona or mask is associated with the “conformity” archetype. Moreover, since the mask conceals our real self, elucidating the face behind the persona becomes especially important to our culture and essential during discussions on politics and identity.

Susan Clements Negley is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in San Antonio, Texas. Susan is a faculty member and training director for the Texas Seminar of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. A graduate of the Cordon Bleu Cooking School in Paris, her first career was as professional chef. Her lectures explore the entire opus and alchemical kitchen of the personality.

To register for this event please go to www.phxjung.org

Initiation, Individuation, and Cultural Change w/ Michael Meade (ticketed event)

$35 for members and $45 for non-members. Join us for a presentation by renowned storyteller, author, and scholar Michael Meade, D. H. L.

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