From Prophets to Perception: The Origins of Rorschach's Psychology
Reviews the most creative period, 1916–1919, in the life of H. Rorschach during which he produced the manuscript of his projective test and wrote several articles on sectarian religious groups of Switzerland. It is suggested that these projects were related chronologically, thematically, and psychologically, and that Rorschach's study of J. Binggeli, an elderly mystic and founder of a gnostic sect, created the psychological conditions for his study of perception and personality in psychodiagnostics. Rorschach's study of inkblots and human perception may have originated from a dissertation in which inkblots were used to study imagination in children.
Jonte-Pace, Diane. "From Prophets to Perception: The Origins of Rorschach's Psychology." The Annual of Psychoanalysis 14 (1986): 179-203.