THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD: My Memoirs of Being in Ordo Templi Orientis Between 1989 and 1993 by J. Edward Cornelius – Limited Edition Hardcover
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This book is 6×9, red cover, no dust jacket, 341 pages. Every book is a signed copy. There are only 200 hardback signed copies. Book is in new unread condition.
Published by Cornelius Press
From the publisher:
Changing of the Guard covers the extremely colorful, shocking, and at times hilarious events around two basic efforts of its author, J. Edward Cornelius, between 1989 and 1993. The first effort was to spearhead Ordo Templi Orientis’ (OTO’s) successful lawsuit against the City of Berkeley, California and Alameda County, California. The OTO sued these government entities for perpetrating a police raid motivated by religious intolerance against those whom they deemed “devil worshippers.” For those who don’t remember this time period in the United States, nervous Christians imagined Satanists performing human sacrifices in every backyard and basement—and of course they identified every occult or non-Christian group as Satanic. This was a time of mass-paranoia and witch-hunting, with tragic consequences for many of the falsely accused when Thelema Lodge, OTO and other locations in the Bay Area were raided during a botched police raid looking for drugs, guns and underaged runaways. Cornelius was one of several people who was arrested and who was instrumental in fighting and winning this morally important victory.