Profile: Robert Francis Rubin

A dedicated father of two and a devoted husband to his loving wife Sarah Salcedo-Rubin, Robert Francis Rubin started out as a practitioner of the esoteric in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he was first introduced to the practice of magick and psychic sciences at the young age of 12. He later moved to the Philippines, where he founded his own circle of practitioners and aficionados, where he’d instruct and learn from this group of would-be students. With over twenty years of experience and hundreds of students trained, he is now the leading Tarot authority in the Philippines.


He has also authored a book, called "Defensive Occultism", where he outlines various procedures and methods that can help readers protect themselves from negative supernatural effects and also helps improve their spiritual investigating, among others. As of this writing, he is currently hard at work on his second book, The Intuitive Within, which he hopes will help readers understand the personal topic of finding one’s true self in these somewhat constrictive modern times.


Robert has moved up the ladder to become one of the leading experts and foremost names in all things paranormal in the Philippines, and led to him being selected as one of the four lead paranormal investigators for GMA 7's Misteryo, handling topics ranging from possession to witchcraft and many others in between. He was also featured in TV shows such as MARS; Imbestigador; Matanglawin; Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho; Gandang Gabi Vice Ganda; Bandila; as well as regularly guesting on Magic 89.9's Boys' Night Out.


Due to his efforts and with the help of countless like-minded others, he was able to transform the image of the intuitive and esoteric arts in the Philippines into a respectable one, and one that connotes professionalism; A far cry from its original reputation that painted all things paranormal as something negative and nefariously intended. Though the struggle to give the community respect from certain religious institutions is still an ongoing one, it’s hard to deny the fact that it was thanks to Robert’s efforts that much positive ground has been gained and a lot of progress in terms of how the public views magick, esoteric practices, and all its related topics has been achieved in ways not many thought was possible in a country as conservative as the Philippines.


With undergraduate degrees in the fields of Mass Communication and Political Science, as well as a Master's Degree in Conflict and Reconciliation Studies under his belt, he was also granted certification under the Tarosophy International Tarot Association. Robert is also an internationally certified hypnotherapist after training and undergoing certification with Karsten Kuestner.


He presently operates out of the Mysterium Learning Center in Quezon City, where he regularly conducts his readings and holds monthly lectures on Tarot and Intuitive Development.