We are excited to announce a presentation for BLK Celebration 2019
Dr Chris Giudice
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
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.
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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