Tat Tvam Asi wrote:
It's not just the light of the world, it's the Virgin birth, life of miracles, death, resurrection, ascension, second coming, 12 followers, walking on water, crown of thorns, references to the numbers 30 and 33, coming both before and after John the baptist, telling the disciples to follow the sun into the house of Aquarius, Dying on the cross of the zodiac etc. etc. etc.
Go through them one by one. Let's take a look. Quite a few of the things above also refer to aspects of mystical psychology.
I know quite a lot of Kabbalah and a reasonable amount of Gnosticism + Alchemy, the principle mystical traditions that emerged from the Bible. Any good Kabbalist or any good Gnostic will tell you, finally it is about one thing and one thing only. You have fallen from what the Hebrews call Ha-Shamaim
, the divine realm, and these texts are created to help you get back. That's it, plain and simple. Some of the notions and principles have foundation in solar worship but to say Jesus is the sun is 90% idiocy. Yes, there's a 10% where Jesus has the attributes of a solar deity. But he is, in principle, an embodiment of the logos, a messenger sent by God to communicate with the ego.
I haven't read Manly P Hall. I heard he was a nice guy but that he was not involved in real "inner school" work. I studied with the school founded by Dr Paul Foster Case.
What I know is that for every person becoming involved with Astrotheology there must be 100 becoming involved with Kabbalah, esp since the mid 90s when it came out of the closet.