Alice Anne Parker Severson
Alice Anne is an award winning filmmaker, whose seven short films have been honored at the Cannes Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, The Venice Biennale, at a one-person show at the Whitney Museum of American Art and at a retrospective at The Pacific Film Archive. Two of her films are included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute and a sold-out one person show of her films was banned by the Honolulu Academy of Art in 2001.
Her first book, Understand Your Dreams, has been continuously in print since 1991. A metaphysical adventure novel, The Last of the Dream People, was published in 1998. She has recently completed a memoir: How I Became a Psychic and survived the completely gorgeous insanity of this place. . . and a thriller, Crimes of Pleasure.
Alice Anne is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Hunter College in NYC and holds a Masters Degree from Columbia University. She has taught at Rutgers University, The School of Visual Arts, The University of California at Berkeley, and for six years was a Professor of Humanities at the San Francisco Art Institute. During the 1960's she traveled with Ken Kesey and the Merrie Pranksters, and was briefly incarcerated in the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Ward for the Criminally Insane.
Actually, crazy in Bellevue came first, then Kesey and the Pranksters. Oh, she was charged with grand larceny around the same period, but didn't do time.
Identified by Honolulu Magazine as Hawaii's best known psychic, Alice Anne Parker trained with Dr. Thomas Maughan, Chief of the Ancient Order of Druids in the United Kingdom. She currently resides in Hau'ula, Hawaii, where she offers residential workshops at her home, Buddha-Buddha, a former Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Center, writes obsessively, and works with an international clientele including politicians, movie stars, and neighbors in Hau'ula.