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Robin Robertson, Ph.D.

Psychologist, Consultant, Magician, Writer 

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Robin Robertson has spent a life-time bridging the worlds of psychology, science, business and the arts. He's a clinical psychologist, university professor and writer 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 twenty years, he's 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 bibliography

Aeon Byte 2010 Interview

Aeon Byte 2012 Interview

[Note: there is some choppiness in the middle of the 2012 Interview]

Heart of Wellness Interview with Robin

                        Paperback Books               Paperback + Kindle

Kindle Only Books


 

All Robin's Earlier Books and Translations

 


Sample chapter from Beginner's Guide to Jungian Psychology

Chapter 3 - Dreams


Sample chapters from The Shadow's Gift

Chapter 5 - The Dark Side (no illustrations)


Sample chapters from Jungian Archetypes

Chapter 9 - Logic's Tower of Babel


Sample chapter from Indra's Net

Introduction


A selection of other works

"Computer Viruses and the Human Mind" (on Dynapsych - see link to full site on paper)

"Number as Archetype" (on Dynapsych)

"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)


Important Links

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. They will be collected in a Kindle book to be published soon.

Cybernetics & Human Knowing (journal)

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.


Magic Tricks

Magic Books:

Robertson: Handle With Care (1964)

Robertson: Card Modes (1983)

Duffie/Robertson: Card Conspiracy, Vol. 1 (2003)

Duffie/Robertson: Card Conspiracy, Vol. 2 (2003)

Duffie/Robertson: Diamonds from Coal (2004)

       eBook versions of all 3 vols. available at PeterDuffie.com or Lybrary.com

Duffie/Colombini/Robertson: Killer Koncepts (2004)


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