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.
Contribution to Book
The Swami and the Rorschach: Spiritual Practice, Religious Experience, and PerceptionReligious Studies
Document TypeBook Chapter
PublisherOxford University Press
Chapter ofThe Innate Capacity: Mysticism, Psychology, and Philosophy
EditorRobert K. C. Forman
Citation InformationJonte-Pace, Diane. "The Swami and the Rorschach: Spiritual Practice, Religious Experience, and Perception." The Innate Capacity: Mysticism, Psychology, and Philosophy. Ed. Robert K. C. Forman. New York: Oxford UP, 1998. 137-60.