Magick and the Force.
I’d like to apologize to all of you for writing
another one of “those” papers.
I was watching Godzilla, (hey! I like to broaden
my knowledge base and stay sophisticated.)
Anyway, I decided to watch the original StarWars.
(See? I’m getting smarter and smarter.)
While watching this classic Sci-fi movie, it occurred
to me that the philosophy of the Force and
Magick weren’t all that dissimilar.
The FORCE was created by George Lucas in the 1970’s,
for his first StarWars movie. Magick , on the other hand,
has been with us since man reached ‘sentience’.
So how can they be compared, you ask?’
In an interview on YouTube, he (Mr. Lucas) explained
that the FORCE was a faith, not a religion,
I see a distinct parallel between the two beliefs.
(Magick and the Force.)
The FORCE is presented to us as surrounding us,
penetrating us and working through us.
To practice is to learn humility. You trusting
the wisdom of the Cosmos, don’t doubt or argue and
stop assuming that we know what’s best,
stop assuming that is a truth.
The Force works through nature, through us,
everything around us is connected.
(A Passage from the) Tao Te Ching
If you mold clay into a bowl,
the empty space becomes useful.
Cut out door and windows for the house,
the holes make it useful for windows and doors.
In other words:
The value comes from what is there.
The use comes from what is not there.
Ergo, empty your mind and self. (Meditation?)
If we throw out our assumption of the possible
and impossible, we are capable of miracles.
Everything is connected. Nature, the Universe,
and the Cosmos
StarWars, a new hope. George Lucas
Tao Te Ching
FYI: Scientology also came from a Sci-fi author but developed into a religion. And like all new and aggressive religions, it’s members became and at this time remain fanatical.
Garnet (does it again)