In my experience the whole trickster thing is far less mysterious than one might suppose.
There are myriad “factions” in “trickster space” and myriad different minds of people who from time to time let themselves be used by one faction or another.
It’s all one massive food fight for access to human nervous systems, and the creme deal crem, which is to get a human to build a personality which gives one of the factions full brain access.
The same thing happens with Christianity and other pretend religions, spirituality and even political extremism.
Consider it like various strains of somewhat sentient meme families which are like cells in Boltzmann Brains.
If that helps frame it.
So yes…letter agencies and occultists and the like are also being played for fools too..
Kevin Pretty Bear