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What Path Did You Follow on Star Wars Day!

 

The fact that Star Wars is widely regarded as a modern myth is no accident.  George Lucas was inspired by Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces.  In it, Joseph Campbell expands on Jungian "archetypes" and uses them as a road map to understand all myth and religion.

 

According to Campbell, all these stories are expressions of the same story pattern which he referred to as the Hero's Journey.

 

The Hero's Journey gave George Lucas, whose space opera script was spiraling out of control, the necessary focus he needed to complete the story he was telling.

 

Today, the Hero's Journey, and the struggle between the light and the dark continues with the journeys of Rey and Ren taking up their respective mantles.

Poll Results
  • You're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view. - Obi Wan Kenobi (36%)

    10/28
  • You do not yet realize your importance. You have only begun to discover your power. Join me, and I will complete your training. With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict and bring order to the galaxy. - Darth Vader (4%)

    1/28
  • Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force flow around you. - Yoda (14%)

    4/28
  • The force is not a power you have. It's a tension that binds the universe together...  That Force does not belong to the Jedi. To say that if the Jedi die, the light dies, is vanity. - Luke Skywalker (18%)

    5/28
  • Let the past die. Kill it if you have to. That's the only way to become what you were meant to be. - Kylo Ren (7%)

    2/28
  • Something inside me has always been there, but now it's awake and I need ... I need someone to show me my place in all this. - Rey (7%)

    2/28
  • Young fool. Only now, at the end, do you understand. Your feeble skills are no match for the power of the Dark Side! You have paid the price for your lack of vision. - The Emperor (7%)

    2/28
  • I Follow Some other Point of View!  Let us know in the Comments Below! (7%)
    2/28

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