BLK Celebration 2019 – Dr Chris Giudice

We are excited to announce a presentation for BLK Celebration 2019

Dr Chris Giudice

will deliver

And the Phoenix is Reborn: Some Historical Notes on The Process Church of the Final Judgment

“CHRIST said: Love your enemies.
CHRIST’s Enemy was SATAN
and SATAN’s Enemy was CHRIST.
Through Love enmity is destroyed.”

Robert de Grimston

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What had begun as a small self-psychotherapy group in the heart of swinging 60s London, turned out, in time to be one of the most influential new religious movements: the literature on the Process is increasing year by year, and the influence of Robert and Mary Ann de Grimston’s creation has influenced fringe culture in a massive way, from Psychick TV to Sabbath Assembly, from the New Processean Order to reprints of de Grimston’s most popular books. Turn on, tune in, drop out: in this lecture, Chris Giudice will provide a historical overview of the Process’s development, from Scientology splinter group to Animal Shelter NGO, from the psychedelic 60s to the burn-out experienced in the 70s. The four archetypes of Jehovah, Jesus, Satan and Lucifer will be analysed and explained, as will the different shock tactics employed by the Process to draw more followers in their ranks.

Chris
Dr Chris Giudice is an independent scholar, who has lectured widely on subjects ranging from 19th and 20th century occultism, to psychedelic new religious movements, to occultism in politics and avant-garde cinema.
Having obtained a BA in Classics from the University of Oxford, he went on to achieve an MA in Western esotericism at the University of Exeter and a PhD in Religious Studies at the University of Gothenburg.
For ten years he was the lead singer of eso-neofolk band The Green Man, publishing 3 albums and 1 ep and touring extensively across Europe. He is now leader of the industrial project Rosy Cross & the Children of Ra Hoor Khuit and is working on his debut album.
Chris is a member of La Société Voudon Gnostique, and is currently working on a volume on Ludwig Klages’s Lebensphiosophie in relation to JJ Bachofen’s concept of Matriarchy (Mutterecht), and its possible practical applications.

This year’s BLK Celebration will be held in Orlando, FL on Nov 1 & 2. For details, please click HERE

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Brian Butler Performs Aleister Crowley’s “The Bartzabel Working”

We had the privilege of meeting artist Brian Butler at the 2011 Esoteric Book Conference, and again as he came back to town to curate a film festival. Whether it be his evocative films or the ceremonial music performances of Technicolor Skull (w/Brian on guitar/electronics, and the legendary Kenneth Anger managing the theremin and visuals), Brian’s vision and execution is stunning. He should be on your list of artists to watch moving forward.

Earlier this month, Brian and friends conducted a public performance of Aleister Crowley’s The Bartzabel Working. This ritual evocation of Mars entered both occult and tabloid history as it was performed by Jack Parsons as a curse on Church of Scientology-founder L. Ron Hubbard (If you are unaware of the story behind this, and the dawning of the Babalon Current, you need to hit the library.)

Bartzabel Working by Brian Butler from Brian Butler on Vimeo.

Here are some great photos of the ritual, captured by Luke Gilford – http://purple.fr/diary/entry/kenneth-anger-and-brian-butler-s-technicolor-skull-debut-at-l-etrange-festival-paris

Photo from The Bartzabel Working by Luke Gilford

Photo from The Bartzabel Working by Luke Gilford