Propaganda And The Holy Writ Of The Process Church Of The Final Judgement
Publisher: Feral House
The Process Church of the Final Judgement inspired fear and devotion amongst London’s swinging set. The Process Church magazines, published between 1967-1971, the celebrated thematic magazines of the notorious Process Church of the Final Judgment cult were created to be hawked on the street in order to raise money and attract like-minded adherents to their unorthodox Gnostic theology.
Printed in order of their first appearance, the Sex, Fear, and Death issues are here reproduced in their entirety. The first edition of this collection published in 2009 now sells for over a thousand dollars.
The magazines reproduced in this book are lionized as being decades ahead of their time in terms of the sophistication of its art and design. The cult was also attacked for including in its Death issue a contribution by Charles Manson. This inclusion led the dark-robed cult to be characterized as a sinister death cult.
Included is the original introduction by Adam Parfrey and by the magazine’s original art director, Timothy Wyllie. Parfrey contextualizes the meanings and impact of the magazines on the world at large.