Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Genesis P-Orridge goes for the gold

Literally. It's disappointing. What I'm referring to is his essay in the very good book about The Process Church of the Final Judgment put out recently by Feral House. Genesis was a very big Process booster, but in this little essay his interest in it is sanitized and made more acceptable to the public at large. For example, he completely ignores and downplays his interest in the intersection between The Process and Charles Manson. This was one of the reasons that he was interested in The Process in the first place, even though everyone and their brother denies that there was a connection between the two. Not only that, but he integrated both Process and Manson material into Psychic TV, playing a sample of Manson saying "I was a Beatnik, not a Hippy" over and over during performances, sometimes referencing the Process in the same show, other times doing things like chanting the names of the Process gods over and over again (Satan, Lucifer, Jehovah, Satan, Lucifer, Jehovah). But times seem to have changed and his interest in Manson is now relegated to just another cult leader that he was interested in.

An indication of what's to come? Possibly, because a collection of writings called "Thee Psychick Bible" is going to be reissued by Feral House within 9 months. I say a collection of writings instead of a collection of his writings because the original "Psychick Bible" was a reissued series of TOPY associated writings that weren't all written by him, but by a lot of other people, that he then took credit for.

It'll be interesting to see if "Thee Psychick Bible" is going to be a McDonalds version of all of this or if will be truly controversial.

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