Exploring Faith & Spirituality in Star Wars
The mysticism of Star Wars is perhaps one of its most heralded themes - and it also parallels the ‘real world’ in a great many ways. In designing the concept of the Force, George Lucas borrows bits and pieces from a variety of very-Earthly faiths, and religious beliefs.
The team continues our macro series this week also, by taking a closer look – and sharing personal journeys – about faith and spirituality! You won’t want to miss this episode! Listen to the full conversation here, and weigh-in with your own thoughts in the Comments!
Also on this week’s episode, we talk about all the latest goings-on in our favorite galaxy far far away! From a Marvel prequel mini-series comic coming for Jedi: Fallen Order, new vintage games debuting shortly (exciting!) and Alphabet Squadron pilots back stories to episode IX being edited on the fly, it was a good week for the Star Wars newsroom!
News Stories For the Week:
Closer Look: Exploring Macros Themes: Faith & Spirituality In Star Wars
How might the theme of FAITH & SPIRITUALITY be portrayed in Episode IX?
Let’s first talk a little bit about the definition of “theme”
Faith vs. religion vs. spirituality
Let’s talk a bit about FAITH & SPIRITUALITY - beyond Star Wars - what makes this so compelling?
To what extent is FAITH & SPIRITUALITY based on POV?
Regarding Star Wars so far…
What are some of the most compelling examples of FAITH & SPIRITUALITY within Star Wars?
Why is this compelling?
How does this particular instance of FAITH & SPIRITUALITY impact the saga as a whole? How might the saga be different without this instance?
Where might we see this theme play out in Episode IX?
How might this impact the ST storyline?
How might this impact all of the films to this point?