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By Murray Stein
"Carl Jung's work on being conscious is really relevant to me and my life right now." At 52, MacDowell says she has become more introspective and is drawn to the analyst's theories because "he has a spiritual side. And I love the way he analyzes dreams." This summary of Jung's most important ideas can be a heavy read, though. "I have sat down and actually tried to read it through all the way. But my brain starts to get exhausted. I can only take so much at a time. But as I'm reading it, I am more aware of myself, my dark side and my light side. I can make better choices. I'm more attuned to what's important. I think I've got a lot of work to do. I'm far from being finished."
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