In 2004, CAW underwent a serious shake-up as a result of growing antagonism toward Zell from the president, Jim Looman, and the Ohio board of directors. In August
2004, the entire board of directors resigned en masse and issued a resolution to disband the church as of June 1,
2005. Looman died on October 3, 2004.
In May 2005, Zell revived the California corporate status of CAW and reinstated himself as president, with Morning Glory as secretary. Lance Christie, still director of ATL, took on a more active role. Taking advantage of the unique opportunity provided by the complete dissolution of the former structure, old and new members rallied to begin a complete evaluation and overhaul of the entire church, rebuilding it carefully from the ground up and incorporating lessons learned from decades of experience, triumphs and mistakes. Zell calls this "The 3rd Phoenix Resurrection of the CAW"—the first having been in St. Louis and the second in Ukiah, California.
During this same period, Oberon finally began writing books and created the online GREY SCHOOL OF WIZARDRY— possibly his most ambitious and far-reaching venture.
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