Dr. Robert Edward Neale 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.
Robert Neale, the creator of the origami models in this book, started paperfolding in 1958. He is a retired teacher of the psychology of religion, and has served as president of The Friends of the Origami Center of America. He lives in Vermont.