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OCCULT USA: Process Church Sabbath Assembly Ritual at Anthology Film Archives, NYC

Posted by invizweb on October 1, 2009

The following press release from Adam Parfrey’s Process Media site:

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PROCESS MEDIA, FERAL HOUSE, AND S@1 present

OCCULT USA: THE PROCESS CHURCH OF THE FINAL JUDGMENT
RITUAL AND SALON
at Anthology Film Archives, New York City

*ONE NIGHT ONLY*
Featuring Genesis Breyer P-Orridge as the “Sacrifist,” Timothy Wyllie, Adam Parfrey, and The Sabbath Assembly band performing original Process Church songs
Sunday, October 4
8 pm

Read about the sold out Process Church Ritual and Salon shows in LA here, and a review of the Sabbath Assembly Band’s performance here.

Was The Process Church truly “one of the most dangerous Satanic cults in America”? Or were they an intensely creative apocalyptic shadow side to the flower-powered ’60s and New Age ’70s? Scores of black-cloaked devotees swept the streets of New York, San Francisco, London, Paris, and other cities selling magazines with titles like Sex, Fear, Love and Death, and a controversial theology proposing a reconciliation of Christ and Satan through awareness and love. Marianne Faithfull, George Clinton and Mick Jagger participated in Process publications, and Funkadelic reproduced Process material in two of their albums.

The inside story of this legendary group has at last emerged with Feral House’s LOVE SEX FEAR DEATH by Timothy Wyllie and other former members.

Tonight, to celebrate the recent release of LOVE SEX FEAR DEATH, Feral House, Process Media, and Sound@One present a simulation of an actual Process Church “Sabbath Assembly” ritual, featuring Genesis Breyer P-Orridge as the “Sacrifist.” Author Wyllie (Father Micah) will follow to discuss the cult and his time within it in a multimedia presentation. The Sabbath Assembly band, comprised of Robert A. Lowe (Lichens), Kyle Forrester (Crystal Stilts), Jex Thoth (I Hate Records), Laura Leontine, Sophie Gonthier (Anything Maria), and David Christian (of No-Neck Blues Band), will perform Process hymns and songs throughout. Join us!

$12

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 505-5181
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/

*ONE NIGHT ONLY!*
LIMITED SEATING
Check out excerpts of the Process Church book HERE.

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PROCESS CHURCH SABBATH ASSEMBLY RITUAL and SALON PARTICIPANTS

THE SACRIFIST
GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is an English performer, musician, writer and artist. He is best known for his confrontational performance work in COUM Transmissions in the late 1960s and early 1970s along with the industrial band Throbbing Gristle and the development of the TOPY (Temple of Psychick Youth). Later musical work with Psychic TV received wider exposure, including some chart-topping singles.

P-Orridge is represented by the New York gallery Invisible-Exports, and his one man show, “30 Years of Being Cut Up,” is currently on exhibit there through October 18. P-Orridge will be touring Psychic TV through Europe in November 2009.


THE SABBATH ASSEMBLY BAND

JEX THOTH – Singer of the band Jex Thoth, (I Hate Records) and Wooden Wand / James Toth (Rykodisc, Ecstatic Peace, etc).

DAVE NUSS – No-Neck Blues Band member, Sound at One records proprietor. Member of seminal 80s thrash band Angkor Wat (Metal Blade), later Angelblood (members of Gang Gang dance and artist Rita Ackermann), currently Under Satan’s Sun. Boredoms drumming events leader 07, 08, 09. Curator and organizer of Yahowha 13/Source Family first-ever East Coast appearance and first record in 33 years; curator of Source Family’s Magnificence in the Memory (Drag City, 2009).

LAURA LEONTINE – Bassist and singer. With trio The Assault since 2002, she’s toured the country, evolving from garage to pysch to what they term ‘folk-metal’. Her last performance was sans bass, as Stevie Nicks at the 19th annual ‘Night of A Thousand Stevies.’ Laura collaborates on dance tracks and film
scores with Michael Cohen under the name White Heat.

SOPHIE GONTHIER is Anything Maria from Marseille

KYLE FORRESTER is a member of Ladybug Transistor and Crystal Stilts

ROBERT A. LOWE
is Lichens.


THE AUTHOR

TIMOTHY WYLLIE is the author of LOVE SEX FEAR DEATH: The Inside Story of the Process Church of the Final Judgment (Feral House).
Wyllie was born in England at the height of the Second World War, attended British public schools and trained as an architect. He attended architecture school with Process Church co-founder Robert De Grimston, and later committed himself to joining the apocalyptic cult-commune.

Leaving the community in 1977, he devoted himself himself to the study of non-human intelligences.

This study led to his first book, now widely regarded as a classic in the field, Dolphins, Extraterrestrials & Angels, published in 1984 and still in print. Ask Your Angels, the book he co-authored with Alma Daniel and Andrew Ramer, has become an international bestseller and is currently translated into 11 languages.

LOVE SEX FEAR DEATH: The Inside Story of The Process Church of the Final Judgment
(Feral House), his most recent book, is his intimate exploration of the spiritual community that he had a hand in creating.

Timothy lives in a house he designed and built in the High Desert of New Mexico.


THE PUBLISHER AND EDITOR

ADAM PARFREY is the editor of LOVE SEX FEAR DEATH and is a farmer, screenwriter, author, editor, and publisher of Feral House and co-publisher of Process Media. Author of It’s a Man’s World, Cult Rapture, and editor of Apocalypse Culture and Extreme Islam. Subject of a feature documentary currently in production, Feral Man in a Feral Land directed by Hans Fjellestad and Ryan Page (Moog).


FULL TOUR SCHEDULE

10/3 Philadelphia
at Germ Bookstore
A talk and slide show with Timothy Wyllie and Adam Parfrey
and a live performance by the Sabbath Assembly Band

10/4 New York City
at the Anthology Film Archives
Sabbath Assembly Ritual and Salon with Timothy Wyllie, Adam Parfrey, the Sabbath Assembly Band, and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge performing as the Sacrifist!

10/31
Seattle
Location confirming soon. Stay tuned!

11/1 Portland
at Mississippi Studios
Sabbath Assembly Ritual and salon with Timothy Wyllie, Adam Parfrey serving at the Sacrifist, and a live performance by the Sabbath Assembly Band

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