Who am I?
I have always been interested in how language, stories and imagination can give us a sense of the meaningfulness of our lives. Having started my studies in the natural sciences, I quickly reverted to languages and literature as my more natural path and passion.
My upbringing had a strongly religious character, and yet I found that my own way led me to separate from any established creed in order to balance the scientific skepticism with what seems an innate knowledge of connectedness. I completed my Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Emory University (Atlanta, USA) in 1995, and I teach in this field at the University of Glasgow. A focus on fairy tales and mythology led me to the work of C.G. Jung, whose insights into the symbolic nature of our psychological make-up helped me find a way to live this symbolic life rather than just talk about it in an intellectual way.
Dr Laura Martin
(B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
Advanced Candidate with the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists