Robin Robertson has spent a life-time bridging the worlds of psychology,
science, business and the arts. He's been a clinical psychologist, university
professor, writer and lecturer who has published eighteen books and more than two
hundred articles in either psychology or his hobby field of magic. Before
becoming a psychologist, he was a vice-president of software development
for a large insurance company, and for the last thirty years, he's also been
a consultant to a multi-employer pension plan. He has separate
undergraduate degrees in mathematics and English literature, as well as
an M.A. in counseling psychology, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
Robin's books, often on Jungian psychology or the relationship
between psychology and science, have gone through multiple printings,
new editions, and foreign translations. Since 1986, he's been a writer,
editor, columnist and editorial board member of the Jungian journal
Psychological Perspectives (a beautiful journal that speaks not
merely to specialists, but to everyone who loves Jung.)
For years, he was heavily involved with the applications of chaos theory in
psychology as a writer, editor, speaker, and officer of the "Society for
Chaos Theory in Psychology and the Life Sciences." He's also been a consulting editor and contributor for the cybernetics
journal Cybernetics & Human Knowing (a journal that looks at deep
issues about the nature of reality).
He is a life-time amateur magician, and a member of the Order of
Merlin of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, who has published
or co-published six magic books and many original effects.
Click here: Robin's
Paperback Books Paperback
Kindle Only Books
4th of July Special!
From June 29th - July 3rd: "Jung and Frodo"
Assortment of Robin's Books and
Sample chapter from Beginner's Guide to Jungian
Chapter 3 - Dreams (no illustrations)
Sample chapter from The Shadow's Gift
5 - The Dark Side (no illustrations)
Sample chapter from Jungian Archetypes
Chapter 9 - Logic's Tower of Babel (no Illustrations)
Sample chapter from Indra's Net
A selection of other works
"Computer Viruses and the Human Mind" (on Dynapsych -
see link to full site on paper)
"Number as Archetype" (on
"Evolution of Jung's
Archetypal Reality: Psychology & G.
Spencer-Brown's Laws of Form" (Psychological Perspectives #41)
"One, Two, Three . . .
Continuity: C. S. Peirce & the Nature of the Continuum" (C&HK, 8:1-2)
Psychological Perspectives (Jungian journal)
I've been associated with Psychological
Perspectives in several capacities for many years. Many of my
best articles have been published here. Some have been republished
in my Kindle volume: Inner Voices. My Kindle book Frodo's
Quest was originally serialized over two years in
Cybernetics & Human Knowing
A journal of second-order cybernetics,
autopoiesis, and semiotics. Many issues feature Louis Kauffman's
column "Virtual Logic," which deals with G. Spencer-Brown's "Laws of
Form," Kurt Godel's Proof, and many other interrelated issues. I'm a
consulting editor and have published several papers here.
Robertson: Handle With Care
Robertson: Card Modes (1983)
Conspiracy, Vol. 1 (2003)
Conspiracy, Vol. 2 (2003)
from Coal (2004)
eBook versions of
all 3 vols. available at
Killer Koncepts (2004)