To begin with, Star Wars is a mythos of an ancient aliens nature as it tells the tale of that which occurred “long ago, in a galaxy far, far away.” Well, long ago there existed high technology.
Do not be confused into thinking that Star Wars as a sci-fi series about high tech and space battles. That is merely the fictional vehicle via which an occult agenda is promulgated.
Behind every mystery religion, secret society, magickal group, occult cults—by any other name—there are certain shared concepts. For example, they all hold that there is not a personal God (in the Judeo-Christian sense) but an Energy, a Life Force, Ki, Chi, Qi, Prana or, as it is known in Star Wars; the Force.
In the original Star Wars movie, the Force is explained thusly:
“…the Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together…A Jedi can feel the force flowing through him.”
Via certain spiritual practices one can tap into this Force and employ it towards one’s will; good or evil, benevolent or malevolent. This dichotomy is parsed as white magick vs. black magick, alchemy vs. sorcery or, as it is known in Star Wars; the Jedi vs. the Sith.
Jedi and Sith refer to two secret societies who employ the Force so as to battle each other. An interesting ethical tension comes about within the mythos as both the Jedi and the Sith consider themselves to be the good guys and the other side as the bad guys. Within the Star Wars cosmology, as it where, there is no resolution to this tension as the Force is, indeed, impersonal and thus, amoral (or a-ethical).
A Jedi known as Anakin Skywalker turned to “the dark side” of the Force, as the Jedi subjectively call it, and became a Sith Lord; Darth Vader. When Vader was imposing upon one of his underlings he was told that his “sorcerers ways” did not scare him—well, Darth Vader used the Force telekinetically choke the dude.
And here we come to something that is oh so very common in modern day anti-hero / death of the hero stories. We are made to believe in a false dichotomy, a choice between two and only two options. From Star Wars to Breaking Bad (see the article “Breaking Bad” symbolism) we are made to believe that when someone, seemingly, ends up in a certain situation they will either perish or, and here is the key, do the wrong thing for the right reason. Thus, we have entire generations being taught that doing wrong, evil, sin, etc. is perfectly acceptable as long as you can justify it.
Anakin Skywalker the Jedi becomes Darth Vader the Sith for a “good” reason, keeping in mind that good and bad are relative terms within the Star Wars mythos; love. He turned to the “dark side” when he was told by a Sith Lord that by doing so he could develop the ability to heal his loved one.
There are also concepts of necromancy and ascended masters within the mythos as, for example, when Obi Wan Kenobi passes away, he can not only speak into Luke Skywalker’s mind but appear to him as a type of specter. But not only can Kenobi, and those who have attained his level, speak to one’s mind; he can manipulate the person into actually acting against their own wills. Jedi can, and do, take over other’s minds to force them into a certain set of actions. In real life this would be considered black magick sorcery—and this is the supposed good guy Jedi doing it.
The Sith have a planet sized device called the Death Star and once the Jedi Rebels destroy it, Luke Skywalker see the manifestation of a, by then, deceased Jedi Master Obi Wan Kenobi, Jedi Master Yoda and Sith Lord Darth Vader. So, apparently, the Star Wars mythos is universalist; all are “saved” and thus, end up in the same place, the same realm of afterlife existence—although, the mythos may have played off of the idea of Vader repenting in the end and actually fighting a Sith Lord in order to save his son Luke Skywalker.
There are also elements of transhumanism within the mythos, as is standard with visions of high tech, as Anakin’s body is devastated in a fight and has to live out the rest of his existence within a bubble, as it were, within a high tech full body suit.
In fact, at one point Kenobi had told Luke that Vader had betrayed and killed his father. So, either the story was not fully developed at that point or Kenobi dichotomized Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader as the Sith Vader, whom he became, symbolically murdered the Jedi Skywalker.
Moreover, Luke Skywalker is told by the dead Yoda to spot thinking and just let the Force act through him; he becomes a passive vehicle via which an entity is to act, he is the channeler for a walk in (a human sausage casing which is filled in and used by another entity).
An interesting attempt at a criticism of the Sith was made by a Jedi Master called Obi Wan Kenobi who, while fighting a young Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader, replied to something Skywalker / Vader had said by noting, “Only a Sith deals in absolutes.” Well, of course, the statement “Only a Sith deals in absolutes” is, itself, an absolute statement.
Now, in the Star Wars movie Phantom Menace we have the Jedi seeking people with high levels of midichlorians in their blood. As it turns are these generic markers determine who has high susceptibility to the Force and thus, can be, as in the case of Anakin Skywalker, be recruited as a child and trained to use it.
Many Star Wars fans have stated sentiments such as those expressed by Charlie Jane Anders:
“midichlorians sucked…midichlorians were a terrible idea…a clumsy retcon that screws up an explanation we already had.”
This is because the mythos went from the Force being “an energy field created by all living things” which “surrounds us and penetrates us” and “binds the galaxy together” to something to do with genetics.
Again, as Anders notes:
“All of a sudden, instead of there being an energy field…there are little microscopic life forms inside of the Jedi…What do the microscopic entities have to do with the galaxy-wide life force?”
Well, such fans get so wrapped up in the fiction that they never see the underlying facts, the worldview philosophy behind the tale.
The midichlorians are indicative of the divine right of kings; the real life concept that monarchs and patriarchs have a God given right to rule and this right has been bequeathed upon individuals via—and here comes the specific reason for the testing of Anakin’s blood—their bloodlines, their genealogy, their genetics.
As occultists will tell us; we all have innate abilities and just need to learn how to tap into them, express them and use them. Yet, there are those gifted few who have much more potential to tap and use—Anakin is such a person.
Moreover, we have a play on the record of Jesus when the Jedi masters who test Anakin’s blood ask his mother, Shmi, who his father is and she states:
“There was no father. I carried him, I gave birth, I raised him. I can't explain what happened.”
Of course, as these things go; Star Wars fans argue this point and propose various theories.
There is much to consider but the bottom line is that whilst watching TV shows or movies one must be constantly vigilant as to what is being asserted between the lines, in the form of symbolism, as a worldview philosophy.
Nothing is on screen by accident rather, someone writes a script, the script is edited, experts in lighting, color, framing, etc. get together and put on a show. By the time it is on screen it is easy to forget that they are on a set wherein everything was set up.
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