socraticcoyote

Sith Happens

In Uncategorized on May 17, 2005 at 2:25 pm

Is anything better than the anticipation?

I hope Lucas hits a home run with Revenge of the Sith. But it seems to me that in many ways right now is the very best time for Star Wars fans. The anticipation is just wonderful. I feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas. I will be at the 12:01 show with my two sons, and then at the 7:45 show that night with my wife, two nephews, and other family members. What a great ride it has been!

Yesterday a friend of mine showed me a movie poster he bought several years ago for two-hundred dollars. On the bottom it says Revenge Of The Jedi. Totally awesome. One of the holy grails. I think there are only a few hundred of these in existence. His talking Yoda is cool too!

The Jedi have a lot of problems. I think this movie will show that, for whatever reasons, the Jedi missed a lot of obvious stuff, and that knowing the Force does not necessarily bring wisdom. Sith happens.

And speaking of Sith, and knowing that Lucas is writing, somewhat at least, from a Joseph Campbell worldview, I think there is a lesson here that has universal psychological reality. What we deny and repress always comes back with a vengence. As a therapist I see it every single day in my practice, and I see it in my life and the lives of my friends. God has arranged the world so that our darkness never stays hidden for very long. No matter what our darkness is, whether it is an addiction, an attitude, a character quality, or something we have done, if we try to push it away, it always, always, always comes back. 100 percent guaranteed. Knowing this is the beginning of wisdom. We must acknowledge our darkness, we must embrace our darkness, and we must expose our darkness to God and to others. This is the ONLY path to healing. This is the only path that will bring balance to the Force.

So, the saga concludes. What great fun. I have grown up on these stories. I am sorry to see them end.

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  1. I’ve heard rumors that Lucas is consideringmaking the next three movies also. Dealing with Luke and Leias kids.

  2. I don’t think so. Lucas is done with Star Wars. He once said that Star Wars has been, in some ways, like a tar baby. He just hasn’t been able to let go of it. Until now.

  3. Lucas says many things at many difffrent times. He also once said he wouldnt take episodes 4,5 &6 to dvd. But he has.

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