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I propose that the Rorschach test might serve well as such a method for investigating religion, spirituality, psychological structure, and cognition. In addition, it might bring some clarity to the debate between the decontextualists and the constructivists. In this essay I discuss three unique Rorschach studies that, in my view, represent an important step toward such a psychology of religious experience and examine their implications for Forman's decontextualist thesis.

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The Innate Capacity: Mysticism, Psychology, and Philosophy


Robert K. C. Forman


The Swami and the Rorschach by Diane Jonte-Paace, 1998, reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press.

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