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Thee Psychick Bible

4.12  ·  Rating Details ·  216 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth (TOPY) will be remembered for its crucial influence on youth culture throughout the 1980s, popularizing tattooing, body piercing, "acid house" raves, and other ahead-of-the-curve cultic flirtations and investigations. Its leader was Genesis P-Orridge, co-founder of Psychick TV and Throbbing Gristle, the band that created the industrial music g ...more
Paperback, 544 pages
Published November 9th 2010 by Feral House (first published July 23rd 1994)
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Michael William West
Dec 05, 2012 Michael William West rated it really liked it
Not really a cover-to-cover read. It's a beautiful publication, however, and there are some interesting essays and passages on the occult and modern Satanism. A lot of puerile rambling, also, and thee spellings ov words in an affected way as such quickly accelerates from curious to irritating. I'm kindly disposed towards Genesis P. Orridge nonetheless (not least my Psychic TV records).
Michael Kelly
Apr 10, 2014 Michael Kelly rated it really liked it
There's a lot of excellent material in this thick tome. Genesis' own words are inspired and inspirational. I don't agree with him on everything (I don't buy into his definition of time, for instance) and the affected spelling can grate after a while, but it's well worth reading, absorbing and putting into practice. It only loses a star because some of the supporting material by other writers makes for very dry reading and is occasionally incoherent or simply loopy. The good far outweighs the bad ...more
Nov 25, 2009 Steve rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Oh, Good Lord! The precious "occult" spellings, lack of originality or insight make this trying reading. P-Orridge is a popularizer and a bad one. Stick to Robert Anton Wilson if you want this kind of insight.
Liz Worth
Oct 25, 2013 Liz Worth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: occult, memoir
I definitely recommend that anyone interested in shifting their perspectives to check this book out.

This is way more than I expected it to be. It's a teaching on urban shamanism, DIY magick, revolution, evolution, and life from one of the most innovative artists of our time.
Warren Moeckel
What a crock of shit.
Rosario Spatola
Apr 03, 2016 Rosario Spatola rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: open minds, practitioners of magick, Psychic TV Fans, occultists, not curmudgeons
Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth was an organization founded in 1981 that lasted for ten years, it started as an extension for the Industrial band Psychic TV, but later morphed into an international artistic collective to introduce the practice of magick in everyday life. The Temple dedicated itself to guiltless self-expression, demystifying religious thought, destabilizing social constraints, and accomplishing one's goals to reach their full potential and individuality through discipline and shari ...more
Michel Ortega
Nov 15, 2016 Michel Ortega rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
as it is ... so it be
Taylor Ellwood
Feb 24, 2013 Taylor Ellwood rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: magic
In this book you'll find a collection of TOPY essays including the Grey Book and other materials not previously published publicly, as well several previously published essays that are fascinating in terms of the biographical information provided, and also a one-sided perspective on Genesis and TOPY's falling out. I enjoyed reading this book a lot, and found the various texts to be informative and useful as it applies to my own magical work, especially as applied to the cut-up methodology and it ...more
Colin Paylor
Jun 23, 2014 Colin Paylor rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is the paperback edition of Thee Psychick Bible.
unsure why its credited as written by Jason Louv as the hardback edition is written allegedly by genesis p orridge.
The book is a series of essays and occult psychobabble and those looking for enlightenment will be disappointed and out of pocket.
its essentially a book that will only be of interest to the dwindling number of fans of the obscure music band PSYCHIC TV.
Cale Stobbie
Jun 28, 2015 Cale Stobbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

One of my most favorite books. Recommended for any Psychic TV fan, so much more will make sense. Id also believe this book could be interesting to a lot of other readers, Please don't think ov this book as a book on the band. Yes there is plenty ov information on the band but it really touches base on THEE TEMPLE OV PSYCHIC YOUTH in a way you could say the point of the band.
Jul 26, 2011 cristina is currently reading it
Recommends it for: anyone enchanted by the occult, social phenomenon like cults and P-Orridge's fans.
Recommended to cristina by: I found it online.
So far some glimpses of brilliance, on the other hand, possesses something doesn't connect with a reader that thinks by himself/herself.
May 06, 2014 Richard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
to say this was insightful in places but lacked focus would be kind of obvious to anyone familar with topy- ptv or genesis, but yeah. i wish there were more.
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Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (born Neil Andrew Megson 22 February 1950) is an English singer-songwriter, musician, writer and artist.

P-Orridge's early confrontational performance work in COUM Transmissions in the late 1960s and early 1970s along with the industrial band Throbbing Gristle, which dealt with subjects such as prostitution, pornography, serial killers, occultism, and P-Orridge's own explo
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“You are despicable and such cowards that you won't even share your dead bodies with the Earth, but put them inside wooden and metal coffins to "protect" them. From what?” 1 likes
“The world of “magick” is, nine times out of ten, a world where people can hide their deep-set insecurity and personal damage behind illusion, constructed identities and claims to privileged knowledge, power or spiritual status. A gaudy carnival magic show, conducted with props that have long since begun to disintegrate with age, that seems to function only to distract people from the real magic that is occurring all around them, in every facet of their lives, every day of their lives. While the rituals and magical techniques of the Temple seem overly simplistic in comparison with the loftier Qabalahs, tables of correspondences and secret formulae of “high” magick, they have one thing which high magick quite often forgets: a concrete function.” 0 likes
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