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Robert Neale

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Robert Neale

Cover of Genii (1994)
BornRobert Edward Neale
June 23, 1929
Mount Clemens, Michigan

CategoriesBooks by Robert Neale

Dr. Robert Edward Neale (b. 1929) is an Amateur magician, puzzler and origami expert.


Neale is well known for mental magic. He became interested in magic after seeing a Tarbell show when he was ten.

Neale earned degrees from Amherst College and Union Theological Seminary in New York. At the later institution he received his Ph.D. and became Professor of Psychiatry and Religion for a time of 24 years.

Religious training provided him with new possibilities for understanding magic, but following the rule always keeping magic and religion separate. Bob Neale is interested in occult, fortunetelling, eyeless vision, hypnosis, and also practiced self-hypnosis. He became well known for mental magic and for folding paper into magical forms. [1][2]

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  1. M-U-M, Vol. 93, No. 10, March 2004 “Robert Neale: Imagination at Play”, p.28
  2. Genii 1994 September, Vol. 58, No. 1, “Much Ado About Me”, p.19
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