October 17, 2017

About Lara Newton

LaraNewton(book)Lara Newton is a senior Jungian Analyst in private practice in Denver. She has been president of the C.G. Jung Society of Colorado (in Denver) since 1996. She is Director of Training for the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado.

Lara was introduced to Jungian psychology in 1974 while still an undergraduate English student, and she went on to get a masters in English literature before studying at the Jung Institute in Zurich (1980). She then returned to the states, completed a masters degree in psychology and resumed her formal Jungian training with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She graduated from that program in 1993.

Lara’s thesis for IRSJA was on the brother-sister relationship – she explored animus development in women who had been deeply affected by their relationships with their brothers. Work on that writing began in the late 1980’s, and has basically continued (with several interruptions), culminating in her book titled, Brothers and Sisters: Discovering the Psychology of Companionship.

Lara really enjoys analytic work. It is her central passion, closely followed by the scholarly pursuits of reading, writing and teaching. Her most recent studies have focused on Jung’s work with alchemy, the female alchemist known as Maria Prophetissa, and Celtic Mythology. She also loves to travel, and has a special fondness for Ireland and Switzerland, countries that were important in her early adulthood and remain close to her heart.

Lara considers that her personal life journey has been just as important as any study, both in the development of this book and in the development of her analytic strengths. Her early life was marked by a strong and sustaining relationship with her brother, and in her adulthood she has had the privilege of observing the development of a quite different, but equally strong, relationship between her son and daughter.