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Carl Jung use of Inkblots in High School

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C.G. Jung Letters, Vol. 1: 1906-1950

To Franzizka Bau mgarten-Tramer

Dear Dr. Baumgarten-Tramer, 21 November 1942

Many thanks for kindly sending me your paper “Zur Geschichte des Rorschachtests,”1 which I have read with pleasure.

Inspired by Justinus Kerner’s Kleksographien, I made a whole collection of inkblots back in my high school days, because these irrational configurations stimulated my fantasy activity so delightfully
that they often afforded me day-long enjoyment.

I was therefore particularly amused when I heard that Rorschach was using the same technique to determine psychic peculiarities, which was doubtless a fruitful undertaking.

I look forward to further papers from you.

Yours sincerely,

C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. 1, Page 323.