On the progression of what might be called
limbs uponthe tree of proper occult lineage, such bodies, groups and orders hadspontaneously appeared and decayed by the moment. Indeed, it was onlywhen such hardened practices and outlooks, if we are to peer within theannals of history, had gained a relative following and acknowledgmentthat they had later been declared as crystallized nodes within thesteadfast unfolding of the occult impulse at large. This is only half ofthe story, however, as any such
had by counterpart notonly founded itself on what had come before (which is more of anatural process than forced event) but had held some connections tothose individuals who had manifested the bodies of data by which anysubsequent collective had followed and founded itself upon.This illustrates nothing more but for the standing upon theshoulders of previous giants, of which all occult orders or experiments,and popular or not, are thereby guilty of and guided by. Indeed, it isnaught but the natural progression of amorphous, idealized forms andrelevant ideas which any practitioner might utilize as the agent ofpersonal change, fulfillment and ultimate result.Thereby, one may already be familiar with the
tree of occulttradition
which is held at the forefront of Peter Carroll
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. This tree, which we shall again present upon the nextpage, illustrates a natural progression of familial lineage, which eachprior form in some ways lending the building blocks for what willbecome the next form, given at times, a hundred or more years inbetween their periods of historical emergence. It is not often that acompletely unique derivation emerges via some unforeseen orunacknowledged source, if at all. All nodes resonate from the former.