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“Just Let It In…?”

“The Force… It’s calling to you. Just let it in…”

When I heard the last two lines of the new Star Wars trailer, I just thought, “Wow… It’s all coming together.”

And yes, I will admit that to write this post, it takes a considerable amount of effort to squelch my inner fan boy, and not gush over how cool the new movie actually looks, or how bad a** it is to see Harrison Ford resuming the mantle of Han Solo, or how basically just watching that trailer was itself more satisfying than any of the prequels in their entirety… (oops, okay, no FURTHER gushing, beyond that.)

But in all seriousness, from what small plot points can be gleaned from the trailers, it really does seem to me that the message of Mysticism inherent in the entire SW franchise is really taking center stage in this final trilogy.

From what I can surmise, it appears as though our beloved “galaxy far, far away” is once again being threatened by totalitarian forces with Empirical aspirations, led once again by some black-clad Sith lord, wearing a mask, with a scary voice…(not exactly what you’d call originality there, but hey) It seems that one of the main characters is a stormtrooper (redesigned for the umpteenth time) who apparently abandons his post and joins up with what looks like the same 70’s-color-schemed (yay!) Rebel forces.

Then, good ol’ Han is explaining to the young Rebels that, “It’s true. All of it… The Dark Side. The Jedi. They’re real…”

Sounds like the GFFA has mostly forgotten about the magic and mystery of the Force-wielding Jedi, and in this movie, we get to watch them rediscover it. (Okay, I realize that this isn’t some genius-level investigation on my part, since the title of the movie IS “the Force Awakens”, after all…)

But all you need to do to get the case in point here, is apply this to our time, our own galaxy. It is all, of course, propaganda of the purest sort, playing upon the nostalgia of Gen-xers like myself, and the now Star-Wars-saturated-generation of my children as well.

Carl Teichrib refers to this phenomena as the “Era of Re-enchantment”, the amazing fact that indeed today we are observing our popular culture continue to veer away from the meaninglessness of Post-Modernism, (which itself was a reaction against the raw materialistic void of Modernism…) and is now in the middle of coming full circle, returning BACK to the mysticism and paganism of bygone centuries, mixed in with our modern technology of course.

And this is precisely what Star Wars always has, and continues to, embody 100%. Ancient mysticism, set in a high-tech world. It is about synthesizing what for a long time was perceived to be two fairly non-symbiotic elements, bridging that gap that had for a long time held strong in the realm of fiction, between pure “Science Fiction” with it’s robots and warp drives and aliens, and “Fantasy” with it’s magical wizards and powerful swords and endless connotations towards ancient Mythology.

So, sigh… As much as the inner 7-year-old in me just wants to revel in the rebooted Wookie howls, and light saber clashes, and the goose bumps I actually did get when in the new trailer, the orchestra started to play “bum buuum, buuum, bum ba buuuum, buuuuuuum….”, I have to steel myself, and step back, and remember the very LYING message that is still being trumpeted here, and probably more so than ever before.

Yes, “the Force IS calling to us”, more and more all the time. That “Force”, however, is not the power that comes through the Holy Spirit. It is not the Force which can raise the Dead, or heal the sick, or set men free from the bondage of their own sin. It is a lying Force. It is the same power once wielded by the magicians of Pharaoh’s court, and the girl in the Book of Acts who told fortunes, before the demons in her were cast out…

It is the “Force” which I really do believe the Devil is trying to entice the entire world into desiring, as a part of the final Great Deception, which somehow will all be tied into the Mark of the Beast system and the coming One World Religion and everything else. Ancient Occult magic meets modern technology indeed…

It is only going to keep “calling to us”, more and more and time progresses, but friends, we most certainly, unequivocally, do NOT want to “just let it in”…

Happy Exploiting-Childhood-Nostalgia-In-Order-To-Teach-Gnostic-Philosophy Day…

Apparently today is international “Star Wars Day”…

The above items are all that remains of my once embarrassingly large collection of Star Wars memorabilia. Like many other “X-ers” whose elementary years took place in the 80’s, I was captured by the SW bug.

Then after being too cool for it in Junior High and High School, the nostalgic flame was rekindled within me in my college days when wandering through a kitschy shop I came a came across a life-size cardboard cutout of Boba Fett that I absolutely had to have. Before the remakes had come out, it still felt like a somewhat “retro” little thing, and I began to find myself slipping in VHS tapes of the trilogy in order to help me fall asleep at night, the hum of lightsabers and artoo’s beeps providing a surprisingly effective white noise of nostalgic soundscape.

But soon my fondness for stiff-appendaged action figures and wookie growls started to wane, as George Lucas began releasing his “re-mastered” versions of the first three films. Brighter explosions and deleted scenes with CGI Jabba weren’t all that impressive from my perspective, but they still could not have prepared me for the wake-up moment right around the corner known as “Episode I”…

Instead of experiencing anything remotely similar to the suped up 70’s space flashback I had been hoping for, I sat in my seat at the Cinerama feeling like I was watching something made for six-year-olds, which of course, I was. The “epic backstory” everyone awaited turned out to be nothing more than redesigned Stormtrooper outfits, and some bizarre bits about midi-chlorians and a virgin birth of the “prophesied one”.

The nostalgia was dead, and it didn’t matter how many new colors or combinations the lightsabers kept coming out in. The gritty, realistic feel of shooting on real film, with miniature models and intricate puppets was replaced with overly-saturated hues of green-screen backdrops and CGI characters that left you shaking your head at how Ewan McGregor had to overact so badly while talking to thin air on the set.

But anyhow, that’s not the point. The magnificent let-down of the prequels was in fact a blessing in disguise for me, because it served to finally cut the Lucasfilm cord in my dorky fan-boy heart, and enabled me to finally be able to step back and eventually comprehend how the whole ridiculous franchise was about so much more than just the most massive toy/cross-promotion scam in entertainment history. What Star Wars effectively did make the precepts of occultism and gnostic wizardry cool, and embedded them in a pop-culture language that could be absorbed by the masses…

This is hardly news to some people, but for many others is still something I don’t think is very well comprehended. To get into all the embedded symbolism and Luciferian allegory would be far beyond the scope of this post, but there are scores of researchers who have dedicated themselves to exploring these topics in great depth out there, so it’s certainly not a difficult thing to look into for oneself.

Lots of great symbolism to be found, and of course now with the new movies about to start coming out, speculations about what kinds of new subliminal content and memes could be coming next. For me, I think probably one of the most basic and fundamental elements which pertains to gnostic eschatology and the whole “New World Order vs. Truthers” paradigm, is the concept of the “dark anti-Christ” figure/empire being defeated by the “Light” hero/rebels. In the first video above you even see them equating the Sith Lords and the Empire with guys like George Dubbya and the NWO. I personally believe this is the exact intention.

“Only Sith Lords deal in absolutes”… Younger Obi-Wan says this to Anakin just before their duel over a river of lava in Episode III, and it serves as about as perfect a summation of the New Age gnostic belief system being propagated in these movies as you could find. The net takeaway? If you believe in “moral absolutes”, you are actually following the “dark side”, the side of religious intolerance and Imperialistic war-mongering oppressors like the Bushes and Rockefellers and Clintons etc. Unless you have a more “evolved” consciousness, then you are a slave to the “Sith lords”.

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This type of dark/light conflation is at the heart of the Great Deception which will compel the world to embrace the “Man of Lawlessness”, as a perceived liberator, rather than some dictator. I too find it quite amazing that the name of the next Star Wars film is “The Force Awakens”, since a “grand awakening” or a “consciousness shift” is in fact the very thing that so many people who have bought into this whole Zeitgeistesque, New Age, Gnostic “truth movement” are constantly claiming is what the world needs to experience in order to throw off the shackles of the “evil empire”, the New World Order. They long for the day when there will be a mass awakening into some kind of “new humanity”, but in reality it will be the very opposite of what they are hoping for…

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