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Robin Robertson, Ph.D.

Psychologist, Magician, Writer, Teacher


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 nineteen 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 bibliography

I'll be presenting a workshop on Jung's Psychological Types at the Los Angeles Jung Institute on November 11, 2017. Click on the link below for more information:

Typology Workshop

I'll give everyone who comes a little wallet sized chart that translates the MBTI types into the normal Jungian types to quickly know your primary, secondary, and inferior functions. (Introverts on one side of the chart, extraverts like me on the other). I always have to use the chart myself.

Robin's Books for sale on

Most of the books listed are available in both Paperback and Kindle editions.

Just click on any particular book to see all editions and prices.

My most recent book is the paperback version of Inner Voices

(which is also available in a Kindle edition).


An Assortment of Covers of Robin's Books and Translations


Sample chapter from Beginner's Guide to Jungian Psychology

Chapter 3 - Dreams (no illustrations)

Sample chapter from The Shadow's Gift

Chapter 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


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. Some have been republished in my Kindle volume: Inner Voices. My Kindle book Frodo's Quest was originally serialized over two years in Psychological Perspectives.

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 or

Duffie/Colombini/Robertson: Killer Koncepts (2004)