Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens this week. And today is the beginning of an occasional series called ‘Geek Spirituality – where I & others explore the connections between spirituality & the stories told comic book movies, sci-fi classics like Star Wars & Doctor Who & others. Today I begin with the world of Star Wars.
Firstly, I talk the spiritual awakening our culture is looking for & why this will help make the movie a success.
Second, I explore the deceit and power of fear – a powerful motif in the Star Wars universe – and the path it can lead down. This leads me to share how, as in Star Wars, love and hope always triumphs – and how this applies in a world where fear is causing violence, war and exclusion of refugees, and potentially some religious groups.
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Hi, I’m James. I live near London. I’m a fan of good food, comic-book movies, & books. I love to write, and I coach other writers & creative people. Thank you for being part of my community. read more...