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Forming, re–forming
and de–forming the Animus.

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My name is Tereza,
there is no information hidden in this sentence.

If I take into account Carl Jung’s theory about Persona, I could say that my Self is composed of four layers.

My name is Tereza,
speaking plainly, I want to tell you a story about the last layer of my psyche called Anima/Animus.

Anima/Animus stands as the base of all one’s actions, it represents the deepest unconsciousness, basic impulses, general instincts which govern one’s behavior. It is not easy to observe.

My name is Tereza,
let me guide you through my personal Catharsis on the topic of Selflessness. Please notice, being Selfless in this thesis doesn’t necessarily mean caring for others with no expectations, but the narration of one’s empty Self.

Now you might be asking, why did I become interested in losing my Self? I sincerely felt the urge to turmoil and the selfish pursuit of pleasure so deeply. Not escape nor one’s hate, rather the purification of one’s nature.

My name is Tereza,
correct me if I’m wrong: one is one’s Design. Living in the Era of shared information, Era of multi-social media, one now can (re)-form, (re)-shape, (re)-design, altogether adjust one’s Self; one tries to fit within the parameters of current society.

This Catharsis has materiliazed into a Magazine full of observations, experiments, short stories, definitions, research, thoughts of others, interviews, and analysis.

My name is Tereza,
I like the idea that we are all created from the mother earth, I’m one and one is me, as well as one is anything else on this planet. The influence is mutual. It might be a common fluid state of being that leads us to these thoughts, it might be our own humanly narcissism.

With what animal one will identify when removes one’s Ego? I want to find out what would happen to one when one would be able to enter one’s inner world. In fact, I’m curious to meet my Animus/Anima, curious to reach the moment of Nothingness in me.

My name is Tereza,
I’ve constructed The Egoless manifesto, I’m trying to live within the rules, it seems a difficult task. I’m investigating if one’s Nothingness could achieve its Fullness.

According to Jung, the Pleroma is the totality of all opposites. In Christianity, it means to fill up an empty thing or to complete an incomplete thing, else the state of fulness or completion, the fulfilment, the full amount. Is it possible to design one’s own personal subjective Pleroma?

My name is Tereza,
I know I’m repeating myself, however, this is the last time I’m saying it to you. From this moment on, I will try to act as an Egoless person.

Now you might be asking, what did I find?

My name is...

That’s enough for now!


In my work, I deal with the identity of the Self and its position in society, specifically on impersonating myself, yet still functioning as a person. Nowadays, in the information age, the Self–society relation is formed by influxes of given and received data. We have time and space to deal with the form of ourselves; we live in a realm where we feel pressured to design our identity in order to survive, online or offline, we articulate ourselves through short extracts from reality. The online existence enriches but also disrupts our mutual perception.

The concept of Self‑design is elemental to my thesis. I base this study on a desire to express myself more genuinely and present a more real version of myself in the world; I was only able to do this via the removal of my narcissistic Ego. The primitive effort to find a balance in simple animal beings, through which I try to seek answers, was my means to me undesigning my Self.

Through this act, one can come back to one’s body, which behaves animally, physiologically, or mechanically in all aspects. With what animal one will identify when removes the parts of Self that are affected by social impact? Through my investigation, I have found that the search for Self‑harmony is to be an inclusive one, otherwise, it merely becomes the destruction of culture.

Please, don’t mistake me for someone who would like to escape nor someone who hates one’s Self. This observation is more about the purification of one’s nature, analysis of the possible Selflessness in 21st century society.