THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Tuesday, January 25, 1972
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fer, Satan and Christ. We have, at
"Te Process this point in history, he teaches,
moved through periods of domin-
cde Gron started he Pro- ant Jehovianism and Luciferism
cess in London in 1963. Since then and we are now in the period of
his sect has grown to 'the point Satanism. In the year 2000 we all
where Processeans claim a world- will be destroyed, then, of course,
wide following of some 70,000 most- we will be resurrected in to what
Ly youthful souls. The number of Brother Barnabus describes as,
initiated members claimed is much "the new age." This new age, says
smaller, however, being some 300. Brother Barnabus non-committed-
Many of these 300 Processeans are ly, "will be completely the reverse
presently living in one of four of tis one."
Process Chapters located in To- While awaiting this new age,
ronto, Chicago, Cambridge, Mass., Processeans say they are engaged
and New Orleans. de Grimston in a variety of social welfare ac-
himself is living at a secret - tivities. The Chicago chapter, for
to newsmen - location said to be example, runs a free soup kitchen
"someY;here in Ontario." for the destitutes and wino's of
DE GRIMSTON, who is thirty- dingy Malison St., and a f r e e
five years-old, was born in Shang- store. Also, according to the Mas-
hai, China, according to a leaflet ter of the Chicago chapter, an ex-
distributed by The Process. The patriate Britisher who calls him-
handout continues, "He is of High self Father Mendes, Chicago Pro-
Anglican background and h a s cesseans, "visit hospitals and ment
studied religion, architecture and tal institutions," sometimes taking
philosophy. He is a visionary and musical instruments and playing
a prophet. The Process was born for the inmates, "and collect toys,
out of a series of prophetic visions for underpriviledged children."
given to him, in which he saw in Other Process Chapters are sup-
the state of the world and the suf- posedly undertaking similar ac-
fering of mankind, the inevitable tivities.
destruction that must eventuate IN ADDITION to these chari-
from this state and the birth of a table functions, The Process is
new civilization ruled by Christ also sending teams of Proces-
in Love and harmony rather than seans out on such jaunts as the
by man in feai and conflict. recent visit to Ann Arbor. Sister
de Grfimston teaches the exist- Carmel explains the trip here as
ence of foui Gods: Jehovah Luci- being "to visit people . . . tell
people about The Process, and en-
courage people to help others."
4!This phase, of what S i s t e r
Carmel calls "helping other peo-
ple," is a comparatively recent
development for The Process. In
* "their London days, Processeans
spent most of their time in jit- There are still two, more classi-
tery meditation, and ritualistic fications, explains Father Mendes,
services worrying about the End that of Superior, a rank attained
Now they seem to have conquered by perhaps only about 30 P r 0-
internal paranoia about the dooms- cesseans in the world, and Master,
day sufficiently to be able to go of 'whom there are only about a
out to the community. However, dozen world wide. The Masters,
despie their new willingness to be of whom Mendes is one, make all
more of a part of the broader so- the decisions for the Church, in-
ciety, The Process remains shroud- cluding who shall be promoted to
ed in mystery, and unwilling to what.
answer very directly when certain As for de Grimston, the leading
questions are put to them. light of The Process, he seems to
LIKE MANY religions, The Pro- have entered a state of semi-re-
cess has an elaborate hierarchy. tirement. He is, say Processeans,
The- way Father Mendes in Chi- "thinking" and living with his wife.
cago tells it, the initiates' advance With few variations, all members
up the ladder works something of the sect wear the same black
like this: hooded capes and silver crosses.
The initial rank of a Process Why? "Well," says Father Mend-
initiate is that of Acolyte. The es, "it identifies us as what we
status of Acolyte can be attained are." But just exactly what the
by anyone who attends a Process Process is is difficult to ascertain.
sabbath assembly and steps for- 'The name itself, according to
ward at the end of the service at Father Mendes, is of no real se-
the invitation of thepresiding mantic significance. "It just sort
priest to be blessed. After an in- of sprangup, almost through slang
tensive. one-week course, the en- usage," he says.
thusiastic Acolyte is eligible to be- SO WHAT is The Process, this
come ai Initiate. "There's a brief clan of future-oriented youthful
ceremony, a hymn and prayer, polytheists? Some would say an
brief blessing, perhaps another
hymn, that sort of thing," ex- opiate for the crazier masses.
plains Father Mendes. Others might simply shrug their
shoulders adsyta h n
There then opens to the Initiate shewrand say th 2 he end
two distinct courses of action. of the world by the 20 is n ot
Father Mendes describes them as really that unlikely; The Process
the "messenger line and the dis- is merely a theologicalinterpreta-
ciple line. On the disciple line n s a olcaust.
there's no rank beyond that of de srito pu, holocaust.
disciple. On the Messenger line deAnGrimstn the End coiets
there lies the opportunity to be- all is revealed, all lies a r e
come an I.P. and devote most of swept from the Universe, so
your time to the work of t h e that only the core of stark
chnrch," says the Father. "The reality remains, that is t h e
next rank is Minister and t h e n moment of truth, the moment
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