“The roots of the Hocus Pocus essay actually come from a detailed chapter outline I wrote for another book that I proposed to HarperCollins in 2006. I asked Peter [Levenda] if he could hook me up with his editor [Peter Hubbard] there. He gave me the guy’s email address, and I sent a 1-page query to the editor. The guy wrote back saying he was interested and wanted to see a detailed outline with sample chapters. I sent these to him. I never heard back from him. A few months later, Papal Magic came out. It followed my outline almost exactly."
“[W]ell, it took me a while to figure out what happened. After I didn’t hear back from the editor, I just forgot about the book proposal completely. I interviewed Peter for the radio show. Everything seemed kosher. He didn’t tell me about Papal Magic when it came out. I found it myself at the book store one day. And in fact, even when I read it, I noticed some similarities with what I had written, but I actually assumed that I had sent the proposal after Papal Magic was published, or after it was in production. I thought maybe that was why the publisher hadn’t gotten back to me–because he already had a book about the same subject in the works. Until one day I was came across the original emails I sent. I checked the dates of the emails and the dates of Papal Magic’s publication. And I looked at the chapter outline I had sent, and compared it with the book. In some cases entire paragraphs are almost identical. Then I realized what had happened.
Tracy R Twyman
What was the occult power of the Holy Spirit wielded by both Jesus and John? How did they obtain that power? Was it passed on to the priests of the Catholic Church through St. Peter? Can this power be used for evil purposes, or to command demonic spirits? What was the Black Mass? Has the Church ever been infiltrated by Satanists? These topics are dealt with in Tracy R. Twyman’s book Hocus Pocus: The Magical Power of St. Peter. From the author of The Merovingian Mythos, Solomon’s Treasure, and Mind-Controlled Sex Slaves and the CIA.