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 a personality test which involves the evaluation of a subjects response

 to ambiguous ink blots. This personality test was published in 1921 by

 Hermann Rorschach who was a psychiatrist from Switzerland.

 The interpretation of people's responses to the Rorschach Inkblot Test was

 originally based on psychoanalytical theory but investigators have used it in

 an empirical fashion. When this test is used empirically, the quality of the

 responses is related to the measurements of personality.

Throughout the 1940s and 1950s the ink blot test was popular among clinical psychologists but quickly lost popularity as critics claimed it to be too subjective. Variations of the ink blot test have since been developed such as the Holtzman Inkblot Test and the Somatic Inkblot Series.

"A great change of our psychological attitude is imminent, that IS certain, because we need more psychology, we need more understanding of HUMAN NATURE, because the ONLY REAL DANGER that exists is MAN HIMSELF. He IS the Great Danger and we are pitifully unaware of it. We know nothing of MAN, far too little. His psyche should be studied because WE ARE the origin of ALL evil coming. If you think along the lines of NATURE, then you think properly."

                                                                             Carl Gustav Jung.

FACE to FACE with Jung - BBC interview 1959 and I was 13 years old.

Filmed in Switzerland at his lakeside home near Zurich, Professor Carl Gustav Jung was viewed as the greatest living psychologist. Interviewer John Freeman found Jung, although an old man, as sharp and clear thinking as ever. It proved to be a timely encounter; Jung died 18 months later. (1959) 


It was Carl Jung who wrote in MAN AND HIS SYMBOLS ...

"The shape of 
the blot can serve as a stimulus for free association; in fact,

almost any irregular free shape can spark off the associative process.

Leonardo da Vinci wrote in his Notebooks: "It should not be hard for you to

stop sometimes & look into the stains of walls, or ashes of a fire, or cloud,

or mud or like places in which... you may find really marvellous IDEAS."

... and P D Ouspensky who proposed, in Chapter II: The Fourth Dimension

of A NEW MODEL of the UNIVERSE ... "In the figure produced by the ink

spread on a sheet of paper folded in two, the symmetry of all the points

was obtained because the points on one side of the fold came into contact

with the points on the other side. To each point on one side there

corresponded a point on the other side and, when the paper was folded,

these points touched one another. From the third rule formulated above it

must follow that between the opposite points of a four-dimensional

body there exists some relation, some affinity, which we have not

hitherto noticed. To each point there corresponds, as it were, one or

several others linked with it in some way unintelligible to us. That is, this

point is unable to move independently; its movement is connected with

the movement of other corresponding points which occupy positions

analogous to its own in the expanding and contracting body. These points

are precisely the points opposite to it. It is, as it were, linked with them,

linked in the fourth dimension. An expanding body appears to be folded in

different ways and this establishes a certain strange connection between its

opposite points."

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Comment by Michael Grove on March 5, 2023 at 11:47

Having now finally completed my reading of Ouspensky's Fourth Way, by Gerald de Symons Beckwith, since I first purchased same at the back end of 2015, I can certainly attest to it's Dr Francis Roles collective content [BE]ing a mirror of my own understanding of the very juxtaposition of  " separate ego & universal self " as the very basis      of my own Left-handed, mirror-writing, visual cortex dominant         pre-disposition, which I have made reference to in my Facebook Album entitled [BE]ing AWARE of AWARENESS [IT]self.  

Comment by gregory shephard on June 17, 2023 at 19:44

I SUGGEST we establish a 21 st century school of the 4th way today because there is no better time than Now to reflect on what Roles would do were he here now.

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