Episode 19: Lara Newton

Lara Newton, M.A., L.P.C., is a senior Jungian analyst in private practice in Denver, Colorado.

She received a master’s degree in English literature before beginning her analytical training at the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich. After returning to the United States, she earned a master’s degree in psychology before completing her Jungian training with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.

Her thesis for the 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 culminated in her book, Brothers & Sisters: Discovering the Psychology of Companionship.

Lara is a founding member of the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado, an independent training society and member of International Association for Analytical Psychology. She helped to usher in their independent training program, and became the first Director of Training for the organization, a position that she continues to hold.

She currently serves as president of the C.G. Jung Society of Colorado, an organization dedicated to bringing lectures and presentations related to Jungian psychology to the general public.

Lara’s interests include Celtic Mythology and Irish literature, and she continues to study Jung’s work on alchemy. A focus for her has been the female alchemist Maria Prophetissa. She has studied, taught and written about fairy tales from all cultures and has presented lectures and workshops on these and other topics both locally and internationally. 

Her most recent publication is an article in Spring Journal #79: Irish Culture & Depth Psychology titled, “Deirdre of the Sorrows.” She is currently working on a book of interpretations of fairy tales from a collection that was “rediscovered” and translated a few years ago – Original Bavarian Folktales: A Schönwerth Selection. 

This interview was recorded on June 15, 2016. It runs for one hour and 19 minutes and is 74 MB. You can listen to it right here in your browser or download the MP3 file to your computer. It is also available on iTunesStitcher, and now Google Play Music.

Special thanks to Peter Stuart Lakanen for editing this episode.


Linda Schierse Leonard, Ph.D. Jungian analyst

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

C.G. Jung Institute Zürich

Mysterium Coniunctionis {Collected Works vol. 14} by C.G. Jung; paragraph 359 on how water “kills and vivifies”

The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats

John Hill Jungian analyst

Goddesses In Everywoman: Powerful Archetypes in Women’s Lives by Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., Jungian analyst

The Wounded Woman: Healing the Father-Daughter Relationship by Linda Schierse Leonard, Ph.D., Jungian analyst

Jungian Feminine Psychology & Adolescent Prostitutes by Lara Newton Ruddy & Dr. Mitchell M. Handelsman,  Adolescence Vol. XXI, No. 84, Winter 1986

Joseph Wheelwright, M.D. Jungian analyst

The Summons of the Soul James Hollis’s 2012 lecture at The Jung Center in Houston

 C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado

Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts

International Association for Analytical Psychology

ISAP The International School of Analytical Psychology in Zürich, Switzerland

Brothers & Sisters: Discovering the Psychology of Companionship by Lara Newton

Nancy Cater Spring Journal Books

The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm; contains Brother & Sister

The Solar Myths and Opicinus de Canistris by C.G. Jung, Notes of the Seminar given at Eranos in 1943

The Psychology of the Transference by C.G. Jung

2016 Jung Midnight Sun Conference June 24-26 in Fairbanks, Alaska

C.G. Jung Society of Northern Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska

Mysterium Coniunctionis by C.G. Jung; paragraphs 110-133 on Sol

John Todd, Ph.D. Speaking of Jung, Episode 18

Deirdre of the Sorrows by Lara Newton

Structural Forms of the Feminine Psyche by Toni Wolff {free scan}

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Axiom of Maria Blog post by Lara Newton

Alchemical Studies by C.G. Jung; contains The Visions of Zosimos

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Read the FOLLOW-UP NOTES BY LARA NEWTON in our Blog section.

This episode is dedicated to Laura’s brother, Mark, and Lara’s brother, John.