Contemporary Rorschach Interpretation

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APPENDIX A
Rorschach Protocol
I
1. (10") I see this female figure. Do you
want to know why? She sort of has her arms up
and she has sort of an omnipotent air -- like this
(gestures with her arms). [laugh]
(?)Right in the center. (?) Just a fact . . . it
looked like a dress on -- a long dress the way it's
formed, it's a woman. Probably more than
anything, it's the dress.
2. 4 ghost-like figures. I could go on and on. (?) Under the arms and around the
waist -- 2 on each side. Not upright. (?) com-
pletely white and they look like they're
robed -- like a sheet over them, a long sheet.
Not very distinct features.
3. On top of the shoulders are 2 hawk-like
birds perched on the shoulders. There's more
but it's boring.
(?) Above the shoulders; beak and wings.
They're also huge -- as big as she is.
II
This looks a lot more organic to me. Several
things.
4. 30" First thing I saw -- 2 huge bear-type
figures. Mammoth-sized, huge. Sort of touch-
ing each other. Boy, there's a lot of stuff on the
bottom!
(?) large and black. (?) furry-looking and
stocky, furry legs and a huge body and furry
arms. Shape looked like a silhouette of a bear.
5. The lower part looks like a vagina. It
does! That's what it looks like.
(?) The red part. The body of the butterfly
is the vagina. It was red. Bloody red; female
menses. (?) The shape is just like it: openings
and so on.
6. It also looks like a butterfly -- a monarch. (?) 2 sides were . . . it looked like a monarch
butterfly with a few speckles. (Monarch?)
Monarch is the closest, especially the top part.
7. Up on top -- it looks like jungle masks.
Not delicate -- very barbaric. You can see eyes,
nose, mouth.
(?) In the red. They're barbaric -- not very
defined. The eyes are black, the mouth is
whitish. Carvings like a totem mask.
8. In between the bears -- it looks like a pool
hall light, like above a pool table
(?) Between the 2 bears. White. The shape
of it and the tassel hanging.
9. I see something else. If you look in a
completely different way, it is a face -- The red
on top is his eyes, the lamp is his nose, the
vagina or butterfly is the mouth and the bears
are the cheeks.
(?) If you look at it completely different
way, the whole instead of parts. The other
picture (Card I) looks a lot more like a cardinal
than a hawk -- much more, in fact.
III
How are these made? Random?
10. I see these 2, I would call them female
figures -- it looks like high heels, it looks like
breasts, although the faces look more like
bird's faces -- the beak.
(?) 2 black areas. (?) High heels and pro-
truberances in the chest area. Not very femi-
nine faces -- a beak.
11. In the middle I see sort of a bow tie. (?) It just does.
12. Lots of birds here. 2 eagles flying thru
the air, carrying something in their mouth.
Reminds me of the dove and the story of
Noah's ark. That's the main thing, lots of other
things, but . . .
The white area. It could be a dove because
it could have something in the mouth.

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