About a year ago, I wrote Occult Lineages within the Traditional Roman Catholic Movement as the result of information I came across in passing, which in turn led to a deep rabbit hole spanning virtually all lines of apostolic succession within the “small box” Traditional Roman Catholic Movement.
When I first wrote the monograph, I was kind of emotionally-charged. I had had bad experiences within the Trad Movement (read: I found myself at the wrong end of the purity-spiraling), and this information was a hand grenade demonstrating that nobody in the Movement was as “pure and perfect” as they made themselves out to be. If anything, they all possess lineages that belonged to people the Movement considered anathema – homosexuals, occultists, freemasons, Gnostics, and some lineages derived from pedophiles – long before the Traditionalist Roman Catholic Movement inherited them.
To my mind it was like throwing wood on the perpetual bonfire of the Traditionalist fear of “occasion for scandal” and I was more than happy to do it, even while pointing out that any scandal from the lines’ originators does not necessarily transfer to those priest or bishops ordained by these people.
Okay, enough emotional stuff. I have to admit my time in the Trad Movement has likely impacted me for the rest of my life, and anyone who’d been there can tell you recovery is not easy. It’s a visceral kind of thing that’s difficult to describe to anyone who’s not experienced it, though I suspect there are parallels within other movements on both the extreme Left and Right of the religio-political spectrum.
So without further ado, I present to you the .pdf version of Occult Lineages within the Traditional Roman Catholic Movement, for better or for ill. The book is still available for sale in both Kindle and Paperback formats, but now why would you have to?