Religion is a Science, so I've learned to meet people where they're at and ask the same curtiousy while handling me.
There is no Science without Magick. The Priestess Cults carried the mysteries thru time, until they also began teaching their sons. Some of Her sons called themselves Priests and taught in Her temples, others called themselves Scientists and tried to sever their divine maternal cords. Fastforward and now there is gross disconnect.... Scientists formed cults of empiricism and the Priests started destroying and re-building their Temples ontop of Goddess ancient sites. Then Goddess was removed and veiled; codified as 'Mary' and relegated to secrecy. And there she sits upon her throne.
The Science of Religion is largely based on psychology. Once we understand the significance of the Priesthood in relation to culture- that they are the repository of not only 'How To' communicate with the Spirit world, b.u.t. also they serve as living tomes of human data. Recall that once the priests were also Alchemist. As chemists and scientists they were also doctors- midwives and healers. Again, Religion is Science. All those books we often see in the background of cartoon depictions of witch's lairs and sorcerer's laboratories are filled with recorded data: spells, experiments, notable happenings, discoveries, and countless other need-to-know information. Books written by older Priests from older Orders from distant pastimes. Thus the power of access to (relevant) information. Those books and the underground Oral traditions of the Priestess-hood included human psychology and how people and groups of people behave.
Astrology is a perfect example. The Zodiac and Astrology is an ancient system of classifying and identifying personality traits.. Motivations.. So thanks to scrolls, books and word-of-mouth we know how to engage people based on the celestial bodies influencing their birth charts. Or based on their birth charts as it interacts with real-time placements of the planets and astroids. (And if you are one of those people that says, "Im a Virgo and I don't act like that" then perhaps a more detailed chart inclusive of more than your Sun sign will reflect more of your noticeable traits. Trust that Ive never met someone who argued their Readings once all the Planets and Houses are accounted for...) Which leads me back to my original point of this post. Religion and Science and meeting people where they are on this Eostre Grand Ceremonial Day.
Understand this: Easter is the most non-sensical holiday of all. For all intents and purposes, Jesus is a zombie. Like forreal. Ive heard folks say "supernatural"... I can live with that if they can live with necromancy. Which they wont, lol. They will most likely get mad and want to fight. Thats adept-level psychological skillz. To convince an adult that is otherwise rational and level-headed, that a man was raised from death after 3 days AND then create a mental space for that same "supernatural" person under the operation of God, therefore separate from other similar, magical creatures such as ghosts, zombies, vampires... High sorcery.
And because I recognize that there is more going on than simple fantasy. That most believers have completely stopped questioning this narrative and are on auto-pilot... Im not about to sever relationships because of a touch of mental illness. Which is what it is... I know its not nice. But to believe wholeheartedly in the Jesus resurrection myth as its told, when it makes no earthly sense and the story has conflicting information told by multiple witnesses that goes completely ignored? Hocus Pocus. The mind has been hacked and fractured with precision, making it susceptible to accepting such a miraculous story as truth. And Im beginning to understand that process as its encoded via the Tree of Life magik. Simply: Evil genius.
Let people live. "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the LAW." That means let people live. If they want to bang for Jesus, as long as it doesn't cross your threshold then who cares? Everything Aint For Everybody. The Priestess Orders were not the total population. The entire community lived in the exoteric realm and blindly participated in mass rituals, b.u.t. those women called into the service of Goddess were set apart. They were the ones with the esoteric knowledge of the mass rituals, the "How To." The Crones, the High Priestesses, understood the "Why." They were the ones initiated into the Science of Religion. They were the ones entrusted to peek behind the veils. And as Mothers and Lovers of their entire civilization, they managed (manipulated) society from a place of Order and Peace. And this is now missing.... This is now reawakening in us- the Love for our people merged with the gnosis of Spirit and psychology. The renegade Priesthood, as my High Priestess calls them, are beginning to lose their mindless minions because select bloodlines are coming back online. Google Indigo and Crystal Children. Then Google 'The Event.'
So say it once, "Jesus is a myth like Zeus and Medusa." If they say "What?" Then perhaps engage them to see if they are ready for the bridge. If not, leave them be. Don't be a damn troll... Remember Christians took a sacramental, blood oath to serve the Spirit of YHWH. Unless you finna deal with that contract, perhaps you should pick ya battles... 8