Joseph-Antoine Boullan

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Joseph-Antoine Boullan

Abbé Joseph-Antoine Boullan (Saint-Porquier, Tarn-et-Garonne, 18 February 1824 – 4 January 1893, Lyon) was a French Roman Catholic priest who was later laicized, and was often accused of being a Satanist although he continued to defend his status as a Christian.

He was a friend and inspiration of the writer Joris-Karl Huysmans.[1][2] Huysmans with Henri Antoine Jules-Bois supported Boullan in a celebrated occultist feud with the Marquis Stanislas de Guaita.[3]


  1. ^ Liukkonen, Petri. "Joris-Karl Huysmans". Books and Writers ( Finland: Kuusankoski Public Library. Archived from the original on 8 June 2007. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help), Robert Graham Irwin, The Lust of Knowing (2006) p. 220.
  2. ^ Lucie-Smith, Edward. (1972) Symbolist Art. London: Thames & Hudson, p. 110. ISBN 0500201250
  3. ^ The Invisible Basilica: Gerard Encausse (Papus)