Star Wars

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Star Wars’ mysticism borrows heavily from Taoism philosophy and concepts.

The Force with its dark/light side comes from the concept of duality in the Tao. The light and dark balance each other.

This yin and yang inspires the ideas:

  • Darth Vader has the seeds of goodness inside of him
  • When a powerful good rises, a powerful evil necessarily does as well
    • Anakin (Darth Vader) has a son just as powerful as himself. Luke’s light is indivisible from Anakin’s darkness.
  • The seeds of each other’s opposite lives within each of them.
    • Anakin finds redemption at the end of Return of the Jedi.
    • Luke succumbs to his darkness in The Last Jedi.
  • Rey rises out of nowhere to match the darkness that arose in Kylo Ren.
  • “There are always two: a master and an apprentice”