That aspect of man or woman which is the counterfeit of true selfhood. The synthetic image is diametrically opposed to the Real Image of the Christ Self, which is the true identity of the sons and daughters of God.
For more information
Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Path of the Higher Self, volume 1 of the Climb the Highest Mountain® series, chapter 1.
Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Saint Germain On Alchemy: Formulas for Self-Transformation.