The Process Church of the Final Judgment emerged from the 1960s London Counter Culture. Its founders, two former Scientologists, Robert de Grimston, and Mary Ann MacLean, combined a weird mix of Satanism, Scientology, Sex, and Christianity, mashing it all into their own thriving business that became a famous global Cult.
The founders had met while both were enrolled in the Church of Scientology, which was operated by the former secret society member of the Ordo Templi Orientis’ (O.T.O.), L. Ron Hubbard. As a result, they would incorporate several of Scientology’s techniques, such as the E-meter, into the Process teachings early on.
As I explained in my article, Rocket Scientist Jack Parson’s and Scientology’s Ron Hubbard’s Satanic Adventures, Hubbard had learned black magic while in Aleister Crowley’s O.T.O. that he used later to invent the Church of Scientology. The Process Church was just another manifestation of the same Satanic stream that created the O.T.O. and then helped from some of the ideas for the Chruch of Scientology.
Hell, even these magicians knew that when something works, copy it, change a few teachings, and tenants, repackage it with a new name, and you can create a Cult that makes you appear to the profane like some sort of genius or even Satan himself.
The Process Church of the Final Judgment members walked around in black robes with hoods with Goat of Mendes patches preaching the coming Apocalypse, and that humanity was evil – the spawn of the Devil. They also liked to have dogs. Very big and mean dogs. Real hell hounds.
Their message was gloom and death mixed with sex, which was the opposite of the flower power generation and tie-die flower power’ resistance that became the main message for the 1960s peace movement.
The Process ran a London coffeehouse known as Satan’s Cavern as they befriended celebrities and popular musicians who would not only become their students and patrons, they would be the largest distributors of their hateful ideologies around the globe which helped create a global “Satanic State of Mind.”
A 1973 article in the Toronto Star along with a photo of the Process Church members performing an open Satanic ceremony in a public library with its original caption explains my concept simply. It reads;
“The Process Church of the Final Judgement; opens its Sabbath Assembly every Saturday night to the public. Under a silver cross with a red serpent coiled on it; a symbol of unity to Processians; Father Lars addresses the group with Mother Hathor seated (right). Processians believe Christ and Satan must be unified.”
Like the O.T.O., and the Church of Satan, the Process Church of the Final Judgment targeted ignorant celebrities. Everyone knows that is where the damn money is at. However, their main niche would be making magazines and courting musicians who would be instrumental in spreading their propaganda to millions of their fans—people who would do and copy just about anything that their idols did. This is just marketing 101 – chapter 1.
The Process Church’s first magazine, The Common Market issue, was printed and sold on the streets of London and also distributed to each member of the House of Commons (UK Parliament). Their propaganda proved to be very influential to other cultural provocateurs and revolutionaries at the time — including the cult leader and convicted killer Charles Manson who had also preached the end of the world had personally contributed an article he had written to the “Death” issue of The Process magazine.
The leaders of the Process Church would also regularly commune with various celebrities such as The Rolling Stones singer, Mick Jagger, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, and John and Michelle Phillips, who in 1965 co-founded the iconic vocal group the Mamas and the Papas. Their ideologies would also influence the underground music scene with bands like Skinny Puppy and had access to enter people’s living rooms and their children with their own T.V. shows.
You will find that many of these Satanic sects, like the Process Church had purposely infiltrated popular culture via the music scene and even Hollywood with underground cable T.V. shows.
Author, Adam Parfrey, had written;
“The Process Church of the Final Judgment officially changed its name and its gods in 1975, but even today the original group enjoys cultural influence. It’s screeds were reproduced as linear notes for two Funkadelic albums; Skinny Puppy had an album called Process complete with an anti-vivisection lyrics, a prominent Process Church concern.
Process rituals were appropriated and valorized by Psychick TV and Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth (or TOPY), and the Process’ misanthropic bombast appeared on the pages of my Apocalypse Culture compilation.” (Love Sex Fear Death: Rarely What It Seems, pg. 7)
The Process Church was active in San Francisco, in the Haight-Ashbury areas of California, during the mid-1960s. They can also be connected to Charles Manson, whose Manson Family house was set up at 636 Cole, just a few blocks from the Process Church San Francisco headquarters, at 407 Cole Street.
Let me, please add that in the same city of San Francisco, nearby was the Satanic High Priest Anton LaVey’s Black House, which was used for many years as a place of initiation into the Church of Satan – established and formally incorporated in the State of California around the same time in 1966.
Author Peter Levenda wrote in his book, Sinister Forces;
“A key element in Terry’s thesis is that the Process Church of the Final Judgment is alive and well, and involved in nefarious activity stretching from drug-running to child prostitution to murder. This was also asserted in Ed Sanders’ study of the Manson Family, The Family. Sanders was successfully sued (in the United States) and references to both the Process and the O.T.O. — so prevalent in the first edition of his book –were expunged by the time the book was republished. (This was not so in the United Kingdom, where the courts decided in favor of the publisher and author.)
However, Terry recounts in The Ultimate Evil his discussions with Sanders concerning these cults. Terry makes no bones about mentioning both the Process and the O.T.O. in The Ultimate Evil, and has evidently resisted any legal attempts to get him to change his story.” (Sinister Forces Book III, Peter Levenda, pg. 196)
When the Police were investigating the Manson Murders, they suspected a possible connection between the Family’s leader, Charles Manson, and the Process Church. When they questioned Manson if he knew Moore, he responded: “You’re looking at him. Moore and I are one and the same”. The Process Church included an article written by Manson in the 1971 Death issue of its magazine.
Since the early 1970s, author and founding member of the folk outfit the Fugs, Ed Sanders, said the Process Church was connected to the Manson cult in his book The Family. The district attorney’s prosecutor of the Manson family, Vincent Bugliosi, the prosecutor of the Manson trial, later stated in his book Helter Skelter that Charles Manson may have been ideologically influenced by the Process Churches teachings, which is the main premise of this book, “The Satanic State of Mind.” Bugliosi had written;
“From about April through July 1967, Charles Manson and his still fledgling family lived just two blocks away, at 636 Cole. In view of Manson’s curiosity, it appears very likely that he at least investigated the Satanists, and there is fairly persuasive evidence that he ‘borrowed’ some of their teachings.
“In one of our conversations during the Tate-Labianca trial, I asked Manson if he knew Robert Moore or Robert DeGrimston. He denied knowing DeGrimston, but said he had met Moore. ‘You’re looking at him,’ Manson told me. ‘Moore and I are one and the same.’ I took this to mean that he felt they thought alike,” Bugliosi wrote.
He further said, “Not long after this I was visited by two representatives of The Process, a Father John and a Brother Matthew. Having heard that I was asking questions about the group, they had been sent from their Cambridge, Massachusetts, headquarters to assure me that Manson and Moore had never met and that Moore was opposed to violence. They also left me a stack of Process literature.”
Bugliosi concluded, “The following day the names’ Father John’ and ‘Brother Matthew’ appeared on Manson’s visitor’s list. What they discussed is unknown. All I know is that in my last conversation with Manson, Charlie became evasive when I questioned him about The Process.”
According to the author, Michael Newton, Charles Manson had learned various psychological techniques from the Process Church to use on his followers, called “The Family” who used to hang out at the “Devil House” in San Francisco.
“In 1967, hanging out around a San Francisco landmark called the ‘Devil House,’ he started rubbing shoulders with a morbid cult from England called the Process Church of Final Judgment. As one’ family’ member described the scene for author Ed Sanders: ‘The Devil House people said it was a religious order, and it went under many ancient names, one of them being the Champions of Life, another one being the Final Church of Judgment.
The Final Church is the name Manson chose for the church he would eventually found.’ Aside from its name, Manson also borrowed his concept of ‘The Fear’ from Process spokesmen, along with the cult’s program for recruiting outlaw biker gangs to ‘terrorize society’ on the eve of Armageddon.” (Raising Hell pg. 239)
The Process Church has also been linked to other murderers like Michael Carr, who was a suspected member of a Satanic Cult and an alleged high-ranking Scientologist in Clearwater, Florida, and the New York area with the serial killer, David Berkowitz, who was also known as the Son of Sam.
They had a chapter operating in New York City in the 1970s when Berkowitz went on his terror spree, eventually being arrested in 1977, which I will discuss in an upcoming chapter. The Process Church was then operating under a new name – Foundation Faith, which coincidentally left New York the next year in 1978.
As author and researcher, Steven Snyder had written, “This association was further reinforced by the publication of Maury Terry’s The Ultimate Evil in 1987, a book that linked the Process not only to Manson, but also to the Son of Sam killings, the murders of Stanford University student Arlis Perry and New York vaudeville producer Roy Radin, Valentine’s Day shooter Fred Cowan, and so on.”
As Snyder notes, since the book, The Ultimate Evil was released in 1987, several great researchers have joined the investigation, including David McGowan, Adam Gorightly, and Peter Levenda have all connected The Process Church to a nationwide wave of crime, murders, and death cults like Henry Lee Lucas’ Hand of Death cult, Adolfo Constanzo’s Matamoros cult, the “Company” of Drew Thornton, the Atlanta Child Murders, and many others.
In the end, like most Satanic cults, jealousy among the leaders, scandal, and a woman scorn would cause the group to become disbanded.
While Robert de Grimston was the leader and participated in sexual rituals with other members, his partner, Mary Ann, allegedly, did not. She was said to be the most dominating personality of the two and jealous of his sexual rendezvous.
Eventually, the jealousy would boil over to Mary Ann becoming enraged when Robert suggested performing a ménage a Trois with one of their top female aids named Morgana. The couple soon split after that, and The Process Church of the Final Judgment would experience turmoil.
To remind you, the same fate happened to Jack Parsons when L. Ron Hubbard made off with his girl. He ended up losing his girl, money, and life in the end. It seems when you play with love, sex, and, more importantly, people’s souls, all hell breaks loose for many of these damned Satanists.
In 1974, Robert would leave his wife to be Mary Ann to live with Morgana in an apartment in New York City, and they divorced the following year.
The Process Church of the Final Judgment changed its name to The Foundation Church of the Millennium, and Mary Ann took over the sole leadership of the cult.
Many senior members of the group would relocate to New York, where they would purchase a large four-story building on First Avenue in Manhattan offering courses, classes, conferences, and Psychic Fairs. A true Satanic bizarre. They also had radio shows, frequent appearances on T.V., innovative conferences, and a magazine with a print run of 200,000.
Former Process Church member and author Timothy Wyllie had written;
“In retrospect, it is far easier to see how deliberate were her motives and taking over sole leadership of The Process, but in the fear and confusion of the moment, as we watched our two revered teachers ripping into one another, those of us close to the Omega went passively along with Mary Ann’s furious dismissal of her husband.” (Love Sex Fear Death: My Life Inside the Process Church- pg. 105)
In 1979, Robert gave up his hopes of running another Satanic organization and got a job. His wife, Morgana would become an attorney. They would live the rest of their lives in relative obscurity.
Next up, I have to tell you about the story of “Sympathy for the Devil” when Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones got punched in the face as he exited his charted helicopter.
Later that night as the Stones played on stage, a bunch of doped-up Hell’s Angels high on LSD and Meth hired as security guards beat the skulls in of many stoned drunk hippies, which ended with an African American being violently killed after getting stabbed multiple times. But that was after he pulled a gun on some members of the Hells Angels.
It was mayhem like you have never seen before.
Here is what happens when you combine Sympathy for the Devil, the Rolling Stones, doped-up Hells Angels, a bunch of crazy hippies, and some bad LSD and mix it all together in the 1960s for a blood ritual night of hellish fun in San Francisco, California – the unofficial Capital of Satanic America.
Moe is the founder of GnosticWarrior.com. He is a father, husband, author, martial arts black belt, and an expert in Gnosticism, the occult, and esotericism.