Voyager Journal — history

Happy Birthday Hermann Rorschach!

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Today is the 129th birthday of Hermann Rorschach, the guy behind the famous ink blot personality test (weirdly, he also looks like our very own Robert, but that is for another kind of analysis!) Besides being a revolutionary Freudian psychiatrist and master of psychoanalysis, he also has deep roots in the creative arts. Rorschach had a extraordinary childhood, rich in intellectual, artistic and cultural stimulation. His father, a local art teacher, encouraged young Hermann to paint and draw. He was even koo koo for Klecksography (a Swiss childhood game of creating images out of ink blots). So much that he won...

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The Devil's Teeth

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Just 30 miles outside the Golden Gate, many San Franciscans don't even realize they are there. I had never heard of them until my landlady's son made mention of them. He told us that on clear days they were visible from our house on the hill, our castle in the sky, here in the Excelsior district. But as it was August and we were in the midst of full-on foggy season, I had to wait to catch a glimpse... From the first time I spied them, they totally captured my imagination. I could easily and readily see myself living out...

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