I have written about this before – sun worship, the basis of Christianity, probably all religions. Satan and Christ are merely two sides of the same coin, sunrise and sunset. In fact, the Egyptian version of “Satan” was even named “Set.” Light and darkness fought one another each day. People feared the darkness and worshiped the light.
The “occult”is merely a set of rituals that are built around worship of darkness instead of light. It is no more creepy than crucifixions and virgin births, ritualistic human sacrifices and pretend cannibalism.
People like their ceremonies, superstitions. They like to dress up. Really gullible people really believe in the myths. So what if some meet in caves and dream of images of blue horses with flaming red eyes while others have massive buildings and an anthropomorphized celestial body progressing through twelve constellations, turning water into wine and walking on water? It is all different shades of the same symbols.
It is important to keep a strong grip on reality. Priests and priestesses have no real power, do not intercede between us and our deities, and do not need our money. There are no miracles or curses, and no matter how sacred (or secret) a ritual, is it still nothing more than superstitious play. If people get together and sacrifice animals at this late date, they need a good dope slap, maybe even a fine and some time in jail to get their bearings back. Stop it!
The reason the “occult” has such a foul odor about it is because it is a hiding place for Intelligence operatives. Son of Sam was an Intel psy-op buried in a Satanic cult. Charles Manson was a tool of Intelligence, and his “family” were employees who were part of CIA’s Operation Chaos, charged with infiltrating and destroying the antiwar movement. The grisly murders were fake*, Manson is not in prison. The trial was fake. It was all a psy-op.
So get a grip, folks. We do have people among us who are fucking with us, creating wild myths designed to scare us, manipulate us, distract and misdirect us. They have been at it for centuries. They are Intelligence operatives, operating all over the globe. Their job is to keep the hoi polloi in line. We need to keep our feet on the ground, and understand that the sun is a celestial body, not a deity.
My favorite book (as if anyone reads!) on this subject is the late D.M. Murdock’s The Christ Conspiracy. She wrote a lot about astrotheology, but unfortunately used over-dense prose with too many footnotes and citations. But this work was her most accessible, in my view.
*The LaBianca murders were real, but were a copycat mob hit. LAPD decided to fold them in with the fake Manson murders just to “solve” them.