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A small head is also drawn in red ballpoint pen on the recto
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Dr Alan McGlashan was a well-known Jungian analyst who had himself been analysed by Carl Gustav Jung in the 1930s. He was also a poet, philosopher, broadcaster and historian of psychoanalysis. His sessions with his patients involved elaborate preparation both by himself and by them: they were often asked to prepare a written text about their dreams, but in the case of one patient he adopted a different strategy. This patient was a professional artist, and was therefore asked to produce drawings of dreams instead. The present drawings were the result. They can be seen to show much scope for analytical discussion between patient and analyst: there are roads, paths and railways, some of which pass though open spaces while others are blocked and others again interact with other routes at a different level, representing complexities that needed resolution
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Salvaged in August 2010, the six panels formed the walls of the shack of a vodoo (voodoo, vodou, vodun) practitioner in the town of Adjarra. The town is about one hour's drive from Porto Novo, the capital city of Benin, on a mud road towards the Nigerian border. The population attends a flourishing vodoo market where medical practitioners have dried animal parts, carved statuettes and other fetishistic items available for medicinal purposes. The paintings advertise the diseases and parts of the body which the practitioner claims to cure through sorcery and animal sacrifices that call upon the spirit world
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"A young woman with an active imagination contacts the FBI when her cat DC (Darn Cat) comes home wearing a wristwatch. She's convinced its the tip-off to crack a bank robbery and kidnapping case that has the authorities baffled. An allergic agent is assigned to "tail" the cat to find the hostage, and laugh (and romance) follows. "--synopsis of 'That darn cat!' on the IMDb (Internet movie database), 2016
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Ethel Cromwell non vaccinated, about 14. Convalescent. Admitted to hospital 19 January [?] 1896, discharged 18 April 1896