There are many ways to view the world, and a deeper level of reading The X-Files demonstrates that Chris Carter is creating art. A televised metaphor for the Year 2016, using conspiracies, enlightenment, adoption, metaphysical imagery, and relationships, the revival serves as a canvas for stirring everyone's own personal issues as Carter sends out his twilight, or in some cases, such as above, obvious messages. Never go with your first reaction to The X-Files. Wait for it to show you its soul.
Christopher Loring Knowles of the Secret Sun, notes the following on Facebook:
Descent into the Underworld - Noora ("Light") descends to communicate with Shiraz.
If you didn't get Babylon, you should investigate the ancient Mystery religions, which are at the core of X-Files Mythology. Chris Carter upped the ante in a way I never thought he would by making what was always implicit totally explicit. The Mystery religions were based on the use of hallucinogens like magic mushrooms, all deified Mother goddesses (Mulder's revelation about "Mother Love") and had as their central myth the "descent to the Underworld".
From the Wiki: "The descent to the underworld is a mytheme of comparative mythology found in a diverse number of religions from around the world. The hero or upper-world deity journeys to the underworld or to the land of the dead and returns, often with a quest-object or a loved one, or with heightened knowledge. The ability to enter the realm of the dead while still alive, and to return, is a proof of the classical hero's exceptional status as more than mortal. A deity who returns from the underworld demonstrates eschatological themes such as the cyclical nature of time and existence, or the defeat of death and the possibility of immortality."
In Greek mythology, Styx is a deity and a river that forms the boundary between Earth and the Underworld (the domain often called Hades, which also is the name of its ruler). The rivers Styx, Phlegethon, Acheron, Lethe, and Cocytus all converge at the center of the underworld on a great marsh, which sometimes is also called the Styx. According to Herodotus, the river Styx originates near Feneos. Styx is also a goddess with prehistoric roots in Greek mythology as a daughter of Tethys, after whom the river is named and because of whom it had miraculous powers.
Mulder confronts the Mysteries.