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Paul Huson
Paul Huson is a British-born author and artist currently living in the United States. In addition to writing several books about occultism and witchcraft he has worked extensively in the film and television industries.


Huson was born on September 19, 1942 in London, England, the son of the author Edward Richard Carl Huson and painter and motion picture costume designer Olga Lehmann.

Huson currently lives in Los Angeles. His partner and frequent collaborator is William Bast.

In 1955, Huson took a turn at acting, and appeared in Laurence Olivier's film of Richard III as Edward, Prince of Wales, one of the two Princes in the Tower.

From 1956 through 1959 he attended Leighton Park School, a Quaker school in Berkshire, England; from 1959 through 1963, he studied painting, theatrical design and film at the Slade School of Fine Art, University of London while studying the Western Esoteric Tradition with Dion Fortune's Society of the Inner Light. In 1965 he studied with students of the Stella Matutina and Israel Regardie.

From 1965 to 1968 he worked as an Art Director for BBC television and Columbia Pictures, UK, before emigrating to the United States, where he wrote Mastering Witchcraft (1970), a study of tarot symbolism The Devil's Picturebook (1971),Mastering Herbalism (1974), an introduction to parapsychology How to Test and Develop your ESP, two novels, The Keepsake (1981), and The Offering (1984), and a second work on tarot symbolism and tarot reading, Mystical Origins of the Tarot (2004). He generally illustrates his non-fiction books himself, and he has most recently designed a deck of tarot cards based upon his research, Dame Fortune's Wheel Tarot (2009).

From 1985 through 1987 he wrote and produced for television with William Bast The Colbys, a spin-off from the Aaron Spelling series Dynasty; The Colbys won the 1986 People's Choice Award. Huson also collaborated with Bast writing and producing a variety of other television series and movies, including Tucker's Witch, The Hamptons, Twist of Fate, The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake, Danielle Steel's "Secrets", Power and Beauty, and The Fury Within .

He is a member of the Authors Guild of America, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Writers Guild of America, west, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

1. ^ Internet Movie Database, "Paul Huson"
2. ^ Bast, William, Surviving James Dean, New Jersey: Barricade Books, 2006, ISBN 1-56980-298-X, pp vii, 289
3. ^ Internet Movie Database, "William Bast"
4. ^ Internet Movie Database, "Paul Huson"
5. ^ Clifton, Chas, and Harvey, Graham,The Paganism Reader, New York: Routledge, 2004, ISBN 1-56980-298-X, p. 170
6. ^ Internet Movie Database, "Paul Huson"

Further reading

* Clifton, Chas, Her Hidden Children: The Rise of Wicca and Paganism in America, Lanham, MD: Rowman Altamira, 2006, ISBN 0759102023.
* Contemporary Authors (Biography), Thomson Gale, 2004.
* Farrar, Stewart, Eight Sabbats for Witches, WA: Phoenix Publishing, 1988, ISBN 0919345263.
* Freedland, Nat, The Occult Explosion, New York: G.P.Putnams Sons, 1972, ISBN 0399109544.
* Gunther, Max, Wall Street and Witchcraft, New York: B. Geis Associates, 1971.
* Luhrmann, T.M., Persuasions of the Witch's Craft, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1989, ISBN 0-674-66323-3.
* Valiente, Doreen, The Rebirth of Witchcraft, London: Robert Hale, 1989, ISBN 0-7090-3715-5.
* Who's Who in Entertainment, Illinois: Marquis Who's Who, Macmillan, 1988.

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