People have asked me how it was that this thing happened to me. It seems so difficult to get one's mind around the likelihood that such things really happen let alone accept that it can happen to someone you know. I guess it's only natural to wonder. But the fact is that for me it was a pre-determined thing.
Most people have heard the quote from the Old Testament about the "sins of the father." Although I don't get into religion often here, this quote has bearing on what I was taught. It is my understanding that the dedication of my fore bearers to Satan gave the cult access to me.
Those sins were passed down from generation to generation with each faced with the consequences of that old behavior. Those sons and daughters were subjected to all sorts of vile assaults because they were "promised" by those before them.
I have clear memories of my mother, a brother and my grandfather involved in this ugliness. In the midst of those memories are references to those before them. Enough references for me to believe that this could be traced back to roots in Europe. Others around me seemed to have the same kinds of roots.
There seemed to be a caste system almost built into the workings of the organization. It reflected where those different participants came from as well as their rankings in the group. Those too followed through with the generations.
I also recall that once a family had ties, even if those ties had been broken, they could be re-established by their descendants walking on forbidden ground. To experiment or dabble with the supernatural in any form immediately leaves one open to assault if one's ancestors have given themselves over within their lifetime.
That generational connection keeps the eligible recruits lined up wondering what they did to encounter such trouble. Not knowing that old family members were participants is not grounds for exemption. If there was a commitment anywhere within the preceding four generations (I believe this number is correct.) any and all of the family is susceptible to assault.
Those are the rules..................as I remember them.