The afternoon workshop furthers our discussion for understanding and internally reclaiming the absent mother. We examine the many meanings of mother’s absence symbolically through a typical dream series. We also discuss a fairy tale as so many begin with her absence. The tale shows us the general psychological condition and what it takes to correct and fill in the personality. Applicable to people of various backgrounds and eras, their messages are like that of the psyche--timeless.
Susan E. Schwartz, Ph.D. was trained at the Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, and has a degree in Clinical Psychology. She is a member of the New Mexico Society of Jungian Analysts and gives lectures and workshops worldwide. She has a chapter in Perpetual Adolescence: Jungian Analyses of American Media, Literature and Pop Culture, and several articles on Sylvia Plath in the online journals Plath Profiles and Depth Insights. Her private practice in Jungian Analytical Psychology is in Paradise Valley, AZ.