(I wrote this before, but it bears repeating. Let no one insist that you need his or her benediction or approval. You may build your own bridge to the Holy Supernal Will. I did so, and so have many others. All men and women are regal, if they so will. They need only realize it, and behave accordingly.)
In his commentary to Blavatsky’s The Voice of the Silence, Crowley wrote:
“The Brothers of the A.’.A.’. refuse none. They have no objection to any one claiming to be one of Themselves. If he does so, let him abide by it.”
This quote indicates that one may come out of no lineage and forge a connection with the Supernal Order itself. Also there is the following passage from The Confessions, p.657:
“Many people may go through the ordeals and attain the degrees of the A.’.A.’. without ever hearing that such an Order exists.”
Now, this quote shows clearly and unequivocally that direct physical lineage is unnecessary. One might attain the very same lofty states of realization without ever learning of the Great Order or its methods at all. Some actualization of Genius is all that is really needed.