Crux Aeterna, is based on the image of the 8 pointed Rosy Cross adopted by Aleister Crowley for his order of the OTO (Ordo Templi Orients) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology_and_the_occult
which was also adopted by Hubbard and the church of scientology.
In fact, the whole premise of the story was loosely based on the fact that Hubbard, and the head of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena California, Jack Parsons, were roommates for a bit an avid Satanists (you can't make this stuff up) and tried to get their own satanic Lodge going with Crowley's blessing. When Crowley heard from them he told them to never associate their names with his and that they were just buffoons playing with forces they didn't comprehend. Shortly after that, the idea for Diabetics was born in Hubbard's mind.
The Rosy cross actually comes out the Rosicrucian Order en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Cross
which has much deeper roots than even Crowley, going back to templar knights and crusades, mixing eastern philosophy, jewish mysticism and christian beliefs. In the story imagined for the record, the cult leader uses all these symbols to give his cult legitimacy.
Full disclosure, while NOT a satanist, as you may have gathered, I am a rather mystical person. I don't follow a magical practice like some of my friends, but I do healings, on a very, very small scale, and I am sometimes asked to reach out to people in Comas. I know this is a bit weird. (Actually healing is misleading, no one really can "heal", only bring people in pain some comfort). For instance while my father was in his last days and the pains were too much even for the morphine to care, I would spend an hour or two with him so that he could at least sleep. You're totally welcome to roll your eyes at me, but that was the only was he could sleep towards the end, and whether I had anything to do with it or not was irrelevant as long as he felt that it helped him. So the esoteric connection with the work comes from that aspect of my life!
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