Here's an amazing paragraph about the origin of the Christian star of Bethlehem
From:The Paradoxes Of The Highest Science
by Éliphas Lévi, 1922
In one of the secret books of Merop--a book antedating Christianity, three Magi are shown as seeking the lost wisdom of Zoroaster in order to save mankind from maya,--ignorance. A star appears, a six-pointed star, and leads them to the cave where Zarathushtra's Book of Wisdom is buried.