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Jediism - The philosophy and ideology


Jediism - The philosophy and ideology

This is a place to discuss Jediism. I myself have not been on the path for long so am still learning as there is much to learn. There are many aspects to Jediism.

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Jediism is a real-life religion

"Every act has both good and evil results...the best we can do is to 'lean' towards the light"
--Dr. Joseph Campbell

What is Jediism?
Jediism is a term inspired by films created by Mr. George Lucas. However, Jediism is not fiction. Our ways are based on ancient wisdom as well as modern philosophies. Our ways are modern adaptations of Taoism and Buddhism. We encourage activities that cultivate physical and mental health, such as martial arts and meditation. It is not required to be a warrior to be a member of the Order of the Jedi.

From: The Order of the Jedi

What Jediism is NOT:

Jediism is nothing like the "church of Jediism", this organization merely borrowed the name.

Jediism is NOT a Star Wars roleplaying community, as such, Jedi do not require toy lightsabers or Star Wars clothing.

Jediism is NOT an alternate name for your current religion. (see Jedi realism)

Jediism is NOT syncretist nor is it an inter-faith initiative. (see Jedi realism)

Jediism is NOT a Star Wars fanclub.

Jediism is NOT a theistic religion. this means Jedi do not belive or worship any deity, and that the Force, a central aspect of Jediism, is in no way interchangeable with any deity you may currently be worshipping.

From: The Jediism Way

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A Comprehensive look at Jediism

Started by Strata. Last reply by Red Heron Dec 7, 2010. 3 Replies

I know very little about this path, but when Wulf started this group it intrigued me.  So I went looking for more information on the beliefs of Jediism and the history behind the religion.  This is…Continue

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Comment by Wulf Thorsson on November 27, 2010 at 15:30
Sorry have not posted anything new, been busy with everything going on. Hope everyone has a great weekend
Comment by Shawn on November 15, 2010 at 21:44
My favorite by far, is the history chapter.. it goes into great depth as far as the actual philosophy and it's origin etc. My favorite on the start:

The word Jedi is actually found in Hebrew, and is a male name that means “beloved by God”. The word was used in an Americanized fashion for the film in the 1970s, so that George Lucas could keep it access-ible to the public.
There are claims that the word comes from the Japa-nese jieitai, and from the Chinese jo dai, but these ideas seem to lack fundamental links to George Lu-cas or his creative process. Mr. Lucas is fairly tight-lipped about the actual origin.
Comment by Wulf Thorsson on November 15, 2010 at 18:34
I know there are some online temples that say they are based out the US but none of them are close enough to me.
Comment by Braeden on November 15, 2010 at 12:56
I wish we had Jedi temples in america, they have them in Europe, it is totally unfair! Its harder than finding (real) BTW covens in america, ugh!
Comment by Shawn on November 15, 2010 at 1:34
I'm the same, Wulf.. I've talked to Strata briefly, but outside of minor SW lore, I know nothing of your actual path... Looking forward to hearing more :)
Comment by Strata on November 14, 2010 at 20:55
YAY!! Awesome! I know absolutely NOTHING this path so I am very excited about this group!! :)
Comment by Wulf Thorsson on November 14, 2010 at 18:50
Jediism shares basic ideals with many other religions, the Code of Chivalry, and spiritual aspects of some martial arts. In spite of holding different views and having different interpretations of the abundant material, the Jedi share a set of core values essential to their path; the Force. However, as there is no set path in Jediism, the nature of the force is open to interpretation. The Force is what most Jedi believe everything comes from and is what everything returns to. The Force does not require prayer, worship, or other such actions as some other religions might, though most Jedi practice some forms of meditation. Most Jedi choose to focus on the Force through one or more of the three widely accepted spiritual aspects: the Personal Force, the Living Force and the Unifying Force. Some Jedi also have adapted to all three. All are welcome to share their ideas and opinions.

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