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Love, Sex, Fear, Death: The Inside Story of The Process Church of the Final Judgment
     

Love, Sex, Fear, Death: The Inside Story of The Process Church of the Final Judgment

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by Timothy Wyllie (Editor)
 

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The Process Church of the Final Judgment was the apocalyptic shadow side of the flower-powered ’60s and perhaps the most notorious cult of modern times.

Hundreds of black-cloaked devotees, often wearing a satanic “Goat of Mendes” and a swastika-like mandala, swept the streets of London, New York, Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, and Toronto,

Overview

The Process Church of the Final Judgment was the apocalyptic shadow side of the flower-powered ’60s and perhaps the most notorious cult of modern times.

Hundreds of black-cloaked devotees, often wearing a satanic “Goat of Mendes” and a swastika-like mandala, swept the streets of London, New York, Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, and Toronto, selling magazines and books with titles like Fear and Humanity is the Devil. And within the group’s “Chapters,” members would participate in “Midnight Meditations” beneath photographs of the Christ-like leader.

Celebrities like Marianne Faithful, James Coburn, and Mick Jagger participated in Process publications, and Funkadelic, in its Maggot Brain album, reprinted Process’ “Fear Issue.”

Process’ “Death Issue” interviewed the freshly-imprisoned Charles Manson leading to conspiracy hysteria in such books as Ed Sanders’ The Family and Maury Terry’s The Ultimate Evil. A lawsuit against Sanders’ Manson book led to the removal of its Process-themed chapter by Dutton.

Love, Sex, Fear, Death is the shocking, surprising, and secretive inside story of The Process Church, which was later transformed into Foundation Faith of the Millennium, and most recently as the Utah-based animal sanctuary, Best Friends.

Included will be text by Timothy Wyllie, a formative member of the Process and Foundation Faith organizations; interviews with other former Processeans; rare reproductions of Process magazines; never-before-seen photographs; and fascinating transcripts from holy books and legal actions.

The special limited edition will be hardcover, signed, numbered, and slipcased, and it will include a facsimile edition of the notorious “Death Issue.”

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"It is an unglamorous saga of indentured panhandling, Dumpster-diving, child neglect, public-access proselytizing, and Heathers-level Machiavellianism—detailing the insidious banality of evil more convincingly than Process theology or Maury Terry ever could."—LA Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932595376
Publisher:
Feral House
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Timothy Wyllie was one of the first members of the Process Church and art directed the decades ahead of its time Process magazines. Wyllie says it required years to "decompress" from this one of a kind cult experience. Wyllie has also written two brisk-moving books on angels and spiritual intelligences. Since his influential collection, Apocalypse Culture, was first released in 1987, the award-winning writer Adam Parfrey has been credited for discovering and revealing the inner workings of cults and unusual pop culture histories. With "Love, Sex, Fear, Death," Parfrey has captured the cooperation of primary players in the most secretive and talked about cult of our time.

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Love, Sex, Fear, Death: The Inside Story of The Process Church of the Final Judgment 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
june-atkin--studios More than 1 year ago
Timothy Wyllie writes the story of "The Process Church" with both objectivity and insight. In both long-shot and close-up he takes the reader into an experience that transcends his/her previous imprints of attraction and aversion. This intense "Oh Wow"! and "Oh No"! story is told with clarity, wit and an eye for detail, a chimera of the sixties and seventies from another angle and through another filter. The book is brilliantly edited by Adam Parfrey. Complex, many-layered material is organized into three parts to offer the reader options for spontaneous exploration. Understanding deepens by dipping into the three segments at will. First; the recollections of Timothy Wyllie and other Process members. Second; excerpts of The Process Church's scripture, written by Robert De Grimston, spiritual leader. Third; excerpts from The Process Magazine" in which writing and illustration and highly avant-garde layout perform their Psychedelic Sans Drug Dance. In the cult the cream of talent rose rapidly and was readily used to profit the community. At an age impossible in conventional publishing, young Timothy was a major force in creating a magazine that, sold on the streets by the theatrically costumed Processeans, brought major revenue to sustain the community. "Lucy (was not) in the Sky with Diamonds," but the black, white and red graphics of the magazine revealed another psychic climate, The Jehovan - Luciferian - Satanic union. I recommend bathing in the stunning graphics every once in a while to color Wyllie's story and also referring to the Robert De Grimston material, which presented as an entity has saved Timothy the labor of elucidating the Process Doctrine in detail in his unfolding story. Wyllie reveals the psychological climate within the cult and the challenge of establishing The Process across Europe and the United States. All Processeans were on a constantly ascending learning curve, sometimes demanding raw survival skills. Living within the community required the development of selfless intimacy with others, and the emotional flexibility of balancing on the shifting sands of the ever-changing values and demands of the leaders, who Wyllie paints from many angles in diverse media. Out of the fertile soil of revelation and devastation, Timothy and his companions bring forth a rich and mutant crop.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Process Church Truely is a lovely Subject I learned much about my God Patterns or if you just want to get to know the 60's better this is good book to read the author writes about different subjects these days though and it also includes 2 page comic section with pictures of the groups and peolple within the Process Circle one of which was i have to say was the most useful i even discovered i had family who played some part in some of those circles and on top of that it also includes a paper said to have been contributed by Charles Manson about Death which should be most interetsting to people who want to know more about the Manson Mythos.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago