Lili Taylor's Bookshelf
By C.G. Jung
I didn't know where to begin with Carl Jung, because his work has had such an impact on me. I've used what I've learned with my acting, with dream analysis, and to help me understand other human beings. Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist who once collaborated with Freud. As I understand it, Freud believed that a lot of our problems were related to sexual repression, but Jung, who eventually parted ways with Freud, had a broader understanding of the unconscious. I think his work is very much about becoming whole, becoming conscious. One way of doing that is to see what's going on in the dark, in our unconscious. I'm never going to get to all of it, but through his techniques, I can begin to acknowledge and start to move through some of it.