In episode # 85, Dr. Reese breaks down how George Lucas taught eastern spiritual wisdom through the story of star wars and the Jedi. In this talk, you will find out where the concept of the force comes from, who influenced the Yoda character, where the Jedi robes come from, where the tradition of having a master comes from and how Obi Wan Kenobi was able to come back from the dead. Plus, we find out if a human can actually acquire the same powers as a Jedi Knight. Can we make objects levitate?
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Dr. Reese (00:00:18):
So did you know that the Jedi are real welcome to episode number 85? And of course, as I do every five episodes, it's our time to have a talk one on one, this topic of the Jedi has come up all throughout this podcast. It's come up many times with guests, perhaps the biggest one w was with Dr. Gabriel cousins. It's pretty clear that this series of star wars is way more than a science fiction story. George Lucas, the creator obviously had Eastern influences. It's pretty vivid that he wanted to teach the Western world lessons and he did it through Hollywood science fiction. If you think that star wars is just some silly science fiction movie, you are very mistaken at the time of this recording. Star wars spans 11 movies and four series all on of course, Disney plus it's just this long 60 year story. And what George Lucas did essentially is he took politics and government and war and freedom of people. And he created a soap opera that's true to life and he twisted it with science fiction and made it a galaxy instead of just the planet. And then he created a subplot throughout about these Jedi and Sy who operate with the force and the force is what most people would call God. There's a lot to learn here. It's all there.
Dr. Reese (00:02:39):
So in order to fully understand star wars and the Jedi, we have to understand the force. This is the concept that George Lucas introduced to us in 1977, when the first movie came out in that movie, which is episode four, keep in mind, the story was released out of order and still is to this day. But in this movie, when Luke Skywalker is inquiring about this force, this mystical force OB won Kenobi tells him
Dr. Reese (00:04:33):
The force is what gives a Jedi, his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together. Very, very important. Understanding here, essentially what he's saying is electricity. Now In later in the star wars story in the clone war series, we find out that there's two forces <laugh> there's living force and cosmic force. And the cosmic force is what gives birth to the living force. Daoism in ancient. China has gotten this completely, right? The yang and the young, the black and the white
Dr. Reese (00:05:45):
And Daoism. This living force is called Chi it's Chi. It flows through us. It's this electrical energy that flows in us to the trees, to your dog, to the deer in the backyard, to the clouds, everything that's alive. It's an energy that flows through us. The cosmic force would be called Dow. That's the great father that gives birth to this energy field in Christianity. It's translated as the father and the holy spirit or the holy ghost. The holy spirit is the she it's the living force. And then the father is the Dow. God is the do or the cosmic force as it's called in star wars. So this is a very important understanding in episode 38, Santo, pinache broke it down, scientifically <laugh> magnetism, magnetism, electricity, and di electricity. So, you know, maybe I'll just play a clip and let him tell you. Instead of me,
Santos Bonacci (00:07:09):
The development is very, very limited. So they are dealing with electric electricity because they can only, uh, relate to the vibration wave. They're not relating to the radiation wave, which is back of and superior to the vibratory wave. The radiation wave is pure. The vibration wave in theology is described as IPU. It's the God of, uh, the IPU world. Mm. So you are probably differentiating electricity from magnetism, which is what I do. And if you are well, then that's correct. That's the correct way to do it. Magnetism is superior to electricity. It is the mother of electricity. Mm. It is 10 billion times more powerful than electricity. Thank you. Far day and Maxwell and Stein, Mets, and all the greats. Uh, it is a radiation wave. It is pure white light. It has no vibration to it. It does not decay. It is forever expanding. It is radial, hence radiation, uh, and electricity is a hybrid, but it is responsible for producing all of the material world. Mm. Magnetism does not penetrate into the material world. It is providing the energy for it. It's providing the radial pressure. And then the vibration, which is a transverse wave. That is what creates the illusion of time and space because you've got wave amplitude and wave length. Wavelength is time, wave amplitude is space and only electricity can do this. So the materialists, their primary mode of seeing the universities through electrical eyes vibration.
Dr. Reese (00:09:10):
Yeah. Now Santos, would you say that when we go deep into meditation and, and some of us can become self realized as the term sometimes is enlightened, is this why light light can be seen by people that reach these states?
Santos Bonacci (00:09:32):
Yeah. Yeah. White light is pure light. It is the other half of the yin and yang, which is black and white. Black light is dial electricity. White light is magnetism mm-hmm. So even though white light is a, a pure light. It is divine. It is, uh, creative. It is God light. Yes. Nonetheless, the black light is the true light of our, uh, resting source because white light is motion. And if you go to the white light, as they like to talk about in, uh, the afterlife experience, well, this will only bring you project you back. It's a projecting light. It projects you back into motion into the world of motion. E everything in this world is in flux, right? It's always moving. You see everything, all the atoms
Dr. Reese (00:10:38):
Santos Bonacci (00:10:39):
Yeah. Animation animal means soul and white light is the soul. It animat so, and animal can <affirmative>. So an animal comes from soul, which we are, we are animals because we are animated by white light, black light black, white light will bring us back into rest. And black light holds the, uh, the key to its modality. If you look at the word black, you remove the, uh, the B and then you have the word lack because there is no lack in black light. It has everything. And it's, and that's the light you go back to when you remove the L. Now, now you have the word back because you go back to the black light. If you remember that, you'll find that the true teachers of transcendental science always taught, do not go to the white light. It's good light. It's beautiful light, but it's the light of projection. It's light of
Dr. Reese (00:11:52):
So there's that clip and Santos has been studying for years. And you know, he's a, he's a top world, class researcher and experimenter. So, uh, what I get out of that is electricity makes up the material world. It's, what's behind it. It's the atoms. It's the energy behind the cells behind the form. But it's powered by magnetism, which is the white light. And this would be the force in star wars. It's the pure white light, the radiation wave it's animation. So in star wars, when a force sensitive person is trained, they can use the force to their advantage. And of course, in the, in the science fiction story, it's them picking up rocks and moving them around, or, you know, anytime a Jedi fights a, uh, a droid, you know, a robot they're gonna win because they're up against metal so they can move the material world. A Jedi can move the material world by using the force. A robot stands no chance against a Jedi. It stands a big chance against a regular human <laugh>, even with guns and sores, but not against a Jedi, cuz a Jedi can take their hand project, the force to that, close their hand and just take droid and throw them up against a wall. Even if they're 20 feet away, they can use the force to their advantage.
Dr. Reese (00:13:31):
Okay. But then there's something giving birth. There's something backing up magnetism. And from what Santo says, that's DIA electricity, which is the black light, the source. Now this is backed up by vRAN. We've had V ran and enlightened master on this podcast twice. And he has said that when he rests in his beingness, it's pure black. It's, it's what, Goana the Budha referred to as nothingness. And even though it's black, you're surrounded by a love and a bliss, a feeling of love and bliss, but your body is gone. Uh, this is also backed up with the episode I did with Peter Panag gore who had two near death experiences. And in his death, he describes going into a blackness, but again, it was loving and compassionate. So it sounds like there's a source and there's a force and the source is black and the force is white. And in star wars, again, this is called the living force and the cosmic force.
Dr. Reese (00:14:48):
Now in the story star wars, what happens is some children are what's called force sensitive. In other words, even as a baby, uh, their parents or their family are noticing that their, you know, they have powers. So to speak, the force is strong with them as they would say. And so we see this in the very popular star wars series, the Mandalorian, we see it with grok. What most of the world calls baby Yoda. <laugh>, he's a baby. And he he's four sensitive. There's this classic scene to me in, in the Mandalorian where this kid doesn't wanna give Grau a cookie <laugh>. So grow goo gets upset. And he's like, okay, well I'm gonna take the cookie. So he reaches his hand out. The cookie comes right to his hand. He eats it <laugh> and he's just a baby. He can't even talk. And he's an immature being, right?
Dr. Reese (00:15:53):
He can't even talk. He's a toddler. He had a little temper tantrum and he took the cookie by using the force. So this is a good example of how the force is portrayed in this science fiction, star wars story gro go, AKA baby Yoda needs to be trained in order to become a Jedi. In other words, you're not born a Jedi you're born forced sensitive. And from what we can tell it is genetic. The way it's described in the story is there's these elements inside of us called medical S and when your medical orient count is high, you're forced sensitive. This is what Spencer Clayton calls junk DNA. And that's actually in the next episode, episode 86, we talk about that. So some people have a high medical count also in the Mandalorian. Uh, the bad guys are trying to get baby Yoda because they want his blood. They want his medical Oran count, cuz they're gonna use it for something bad. Okay. But you know, Groo taking the cookie, he's wielding the force.
Dr. Reese (00:17:20):
And that's why someone like grok is, um, a danger. And, and they say that and the Mandalorian, they say that like he needs to be trained because if he gets angry, he's gonna use the force and he can hurt people. So he needs to be trained so that he doesn't hurt people. When you get angry or scared and you use the force, that's what they call the dark side. And when you go to the dark side that's and the story is no good. When the Mandalorian brings Grau to a, so Katano, she says, I can't train him. He's like why? And she says, because he has a strong attachment to you. He look little Groo looks at the Mandalorian as a father figure, that's the attachment. And that attachment will make him scared or angry. If something happens to the Mandalorian, that's what happened to Annigan Skywalker when he turned to Darth Vader.
Dr. Reese (00:18:23):
And this is a huge lesson in attachment. And of course in mysticism and inner peace, we try to get rid of our attachments as best as we can, you know, but we'll come back to that. So yeah, in the story, it seems to be a genetic thing. In other words, Luke Skywalker had, he was forced sensitive because his father was Ankin Skywalker. Right? And so it does seem to be a genetic thing as far as the story goes. So what happens is, uh, the Jedi come and look for these four sensitive children because they want them to become a Jedi. So let's talk about that. A Jedi is a mystical warrior. Someone that's forced sensitive and they become part of an elite group in star wars. Like what the Navy seals are to America. They're an elite group of warriors that do their best to keep the peace.
Dr. Reese (00:19:40):
And they're a unit of the government. That's what the Jedi are. And star wars, their adversaries are what's called Sy. And there's only two of them. And the Sy are again, force sensitive people, but they use it for bad. They use it for their own way and to get more of a dictatorship society. But the overall term that's used in the star wars stories is a force Wheeler. Yielder. In other words, someone that can use the force to their advantage is a force Wheeler. If they go be a Jeti or they go be a Sy that's, you know, that's a different label, but they are a force Wheeler. And there are characters that you run across in star wars, in the clone wars, in the rebels series that they're not Jedi or Seth, they're just a force Wheeler. And there's also, You know, mystics who aren't Jedi and they, they don't wanna use their force powers. They just wanna live in peace. So it's important to understand that a Jedi is a warrior, a mystical warrior, and a Sy is their adversary. But overall, the term is called a force Wheeler. And in real life, a force Wheeler would be called a magician <laugh>. And I'm not talking about David Copperfield.
Dr. Reese (00:21:20):
I'm talking about a human being who taps into this power with extreme discipline and ritual, and is able to start doing things that you can't even imagine. Now, can they do everything that a Jedi or SI or force Wheeler and star wars can do? No, because there's creative freedom. George Lucas has creative freedom to Create a science fiction movie. Um, but a Jedi is the combination of a magician, A medium and a mystic. I think I'm gonna do a whole episode on these three S because they're really important to understand, and they get a bad rap, you know, especially with Christianity, Christianity is afraid of everything. <laugh> that isn't Jesus, Even though Jesus was a magician and a mystic
Dr. Reese (00:22:27):
But so A mystic, A magician and a medium are all slightly different. But together with a science fiction, twist Their Jedi In the clone wars animation series. It was revealed that the main bad guy, Um, pal patine, the Senator who became the chancellor, who was really a Sy Lord behind the scenes, he manipulated the whole thing. Um, kind of like he turned it from a democracy to a dictatorship, But he was a Sith Lord behind the scenes. And it's revealed that he does magic. Like he does actual rituals. And, you know, that's something you don't see in the movies. That's why the clone wars is so important to the story. You can't know, star wars without the clone war series at all. So that's why I say it. There's magic involved In this whole thing. And there are magicians in this world. A mystic is slightly different. A mystic doesn't really use magic. A mystic is, you know, the Buddha, you know, the, a mystic is O show or Gersh or Jesus, a mystic. You wouldn't recognize a mystic if you ran into them at Walmart. Remember when I told you the story about me meeting the blue antelope in episode number 20,
Dr. Reese (00:24:21):
I didn't even know what a mystic was when I met him. But a mystic is someone who Through the practice Of contemplation meditation, openness, present moment Begins to merge with This nothingness, this blackness that we spoke about, and it it's ex it it's about experience and not
Dr. Reese (00:24:52):
Belief. It's about dropping beliefs and just going off of experience and finding a great inner piece, a great acceptance, but a mystic doesn't care about magic. A mystic doesn't care about mediumship. Mediumship is someone who's born with the gift. And perhaps it's the Pineo gland. You know, the third eye where they can communicate with either the dead or spirits or what have you. And, you know, they're psychic. They can see the future a little bit. So, uh, a medium isn't a mystic, a mystic is more of a lifestyle. A mystic is a practice of inner peace. It's mysticism. It's almost like its own thing. Its own its own religion without the praying and uh, this, that and the other. But people get confused with magic. It's not magic. Magic is something different. That's when someone's trying to play around and hack into the system, you're trying to hack into the force, so to speak and have it your own way. Um, You know, the law of attraction could be considered magic cuz you're using your imagination to, you know, make your desires, come to life And mediumship, you know, There's nothing a medium can really do. Like that's their gift and their curse. I've never met someone who, you know, becomes a medium at 30 years old. No, you meet a medium. They'll tell you they're having experiences. When they're eight years old, nine years old, like it's, it's just with them and they gotta figure it out.
Dr. Reese (00:26:39):
And so Jedi do have images and visions and premonitions. And so you could call that mediumship. So again, all three S um, because the mysticism part is their philosophy and we'll get into all the quotes later on. But a Jedi's philosophy is very mystic. It's very Jesus, very Buddha, very O show, very Gersh. It's very GE and roomy. It's very, don't let your thoughts betray you, you know, it's, it's, it's real. It's the real practice. It's everything that I've been trying to portray to you for 85 episodes and how to find inner peace. Hmm. So something else that's portrayed in the Jedi culture in the star wars culture, which is very real, is the term master. Now, master is not something you hear here in the Western world. We don't use the term master. We don't like the term master. Now maybe because that term was also used with slavery, African American slavery, but master means something different to Eastern culture here in the west. We have reverends ministers, pastors, rabbis. We don't have masters, but what a master is in the Eastern tradition is a human being who has become enlightened self-realized they've merged with the nothingness and now they become a teacher. They take on disciples. Of course, the most famous story of this is Jesus, the Christ, and also Goma the Buddha. They were masters that had disciples. And in the scripture, you see the disciples refer to them as master.
Dr. Reese (00:28:51):
It's important to understand that an Eastern tradition typically master is the occupation. It's also sometimes called guru. It's an occupation, that's the job. There's still a mystic. The mystic is the underlying label. The chances of a magician or a medium becoming a master as a teacher or guru is slim. And furthermore, you can be a mystic and not become a master or guru. A perfect example of that is, again, back to episode 20, when I met the blue antelope, he was not a master. He did not have disciples. He was a wandering guy, a wandering mystic who went from Ashra to Ashra and you know, he didn't really want to teach Now, mystic doesn't have to become a teacher if they don't want to. A lot of them are up into Himalaya and mountains or they're in a monastery or perhaps they're a monk, you know? So, But some feel called, especially if they're a good communicator, they feel called to teach others. And so they take on the occupation To be a master. You have disciples and you have the responsibility To help wake them up so that they can be where you're at. Like the Buddha said, be a light unto yourself.
Dr. Reese (00:30:32):
It's like a master is a candle and the light is burning. And all the disciples are candles that aren't burning. And the job, the occupation is to get that flame onto the other candles So that everyone can walk with inner peace and acceptance and gratitude and love and understand the divine. Now the other way, the term master can be used in the spiritual sense is someone who has mastered their inner self. In other words, they've graduated, so to speak. So in star wars, you'll hear the word master a lot. Anakin Skywalker calls, OB one can Obi master. They both call Yoda master. Sometimes they say yes, master Jedi. So in star wars, it essentially becomes like becoming a doctor.
Dr. Reese (00:31:35):
It's like, if I'm talking to a doctor colleague them saying yes, Dr. Reese and me being like, yes, Dr. Jones, no doubt. I understand. How about you, Dr. Smith? You, you know what I'm saying? So in star wars, that's what it's like once you graduate and become a Jedi master, they now use the term master to refer to each other. Sometimes in spiritual tradition, you might have a master who takes on one disciple and that could be called apprentice ship. And this is also very much used in the trades. If you're studying to become an electrician, you'll become an apprentice of a master electrician, right. Or a carpenter whatnot. So this is very much used in real life. In star wars, George Lucas created a fictional term called Padawan. And that means a learner, Jedi and apprentice. So akin Skywalker was the Padawan of OB one Kenobi.
Dr. Reese (00:32:37):
And eventually he became Jedi master. And then he took on an apprentice and a soca tunnel became the apprentice of Anakin Skywalker. And so it continues. And then you have someone like Yoda who became what they call grand master Yoda. And he was basically the head of the Jedi council. And he was the oldest and the wisest, his species was like 800, 900 years old. So yeah, he became grand master Yoda. And so yeah, the term master is used a lot in the star war story. And that is totally Eastern tradition. There's nothing Western about that. When the original movie came out in 1977, again, George Lucas had the subplot of the force in the Jedi. The mysticism part was the subplot to the soap opera. And you know, the design is for a family movie, which it is and people bought toys and posters and it became a phenomenon. He had three year olds, you know, doing Halloween dressed up as Chewbacca or something. So, but it's a very, uh, intelligent design to have this subplot. And George Lucas wanted a guru, a master figure in the original movie. And so he created OB one Kenobi who took on Luke Skywalker as his disciple. So to speak student
Dr. Reese (00:34:20):
At this point, George Lucas didn't really know he was gonna continue the story, cuz you never know if a movie's gonna do good or not. So he ends up killing off OB won Kanobi <laugh> for dramatic purposes. When they ended up making the second movie called the empire strikes back, he needed to create another guru to help loose Skywalker. And so that's when he created Yoda. Yoda is a small green creature and he, he, George Lucas made him that to make appealing the kids and he made him talk funny. He talked backwards, right? And that made the wisdom cuz he knew he was gonna give out big time wisdom, Eastern tradition, wisdom. In fact, Yoda is blatantly borrowed from the Buddha, Buddha, Yoda, Yoda, Buddha. Okay. And so he covers up the wisdom and makes it more interesting by having a green character that talks backwards <laugh> than the next thing to understand is that masters will play tricks. It's part of their occupation. So when Luke Skywalker goes to the DAGA bus system to find Yoda because he wants to train, what did Yoda do? Yoda played a trick on him. Yoda acted like he was just some weird green creature hermit and Luke pushed him off like, Ugh, just find me Yoda, please. He had no patience and Yoda was testing him.
Dr. Reese (00:36:11):
He's playing a trick. Are you going to call Yoda a liar? <laugh> and that's what people don't understand. So they look at some of the tricks that masters have played O show played tricks with his roll Royces Gersh played tricks. Bohi Dharma played tricks. Baba ne Carol played tricks. They've all played tricks throughout the ages. This is what they do. They shock you into awakening. They shock you into a lesson. And that's what Yoda did with Luke when they met <laugh>. So you can see how borrowed the Eastern traditions are. George Luke has borrowed these themes. He even paid tribute to Daoism by naming one Jedi master Cogan gin, which is oddly similar to Quan and Tai Chi to practices. So Daoism, Buddhism, Zen, all, you know, tantra, all very prevalent in star wars <laugh> and then you gotta ask, how do you make this big, beautiful, spiritual story without the influence of Jesus, the Christ.
Dr. Reese (00:37:39):
And so he borrows that theme too. Akin Skywalker, who you meet in episode one as a little like eight or nine year old boy, he doesn't have a father. His mother told KGON gin that she just woke up one day pregnant. Okay. When KGON ran a test on his medical orient count, it was the highest he's ever seen. They had a prophecy, the Jedi had a prophecy of a chosen one that would bring balance to the force. And so Cogan believed that Ankin was the chosen one. So he, he got Ankin outta slavery cuz he was a slave, brought him to the Jedi council and the Jedi council agreed that he would go into training to become a Jedi.
Dr. Reese (00:38:39):
This is sort of a borrowed theme from Jesus chosen one Messiah savior, no father imaculate conception. So the other heavy theme and star wars that's borrowed from Eastern tradition is duality. Duality means there's negative forces and positive forces and they live in harmony. They can't live without the other. It's a balance duality essentially is your opinion as well. You know, we see this in politics, Republicans versus Democrats. We see it in religion, you know, Christianity versus Islam. Um, this is duality. And so when you become enlightened, when you become a self-realized human, when you become one with nothingness, you rise above duality. You don't see things as typically right or wrong. They just are. And Buddhism is called suchness. It's just suchness.
Dr. Reese (00:39:50):
So you know, the Jedi and the Sy are the duality in star wars, the light in the dark, in the newer star war films that came out just over the last few years, Supreme leaders Oke makes mention of this in the movie. He says the darkness rises and the light to meet it. So he touches on some truth. There you can't have one without the other. There is no light without darkness. There's no enlightenment without some sor there's no insight without suffering. Also in the new films, an older wise, Luke Skywalker, who's now a hermit. He becomes a hermit on an island, right? Similar to master Yoda. So now, uh, it's revealed that there are texts, ancient texts of the Jedi order scriptures. And this is a big part of Eastern tradition or all religious tradition to have eras and eras and decades and centuries of knowledge and reports of what's happened.
Dr. Reese (00:41:03):
History, go Toma the Buddha Sutra. And there's a lot of ancient texts and Tibet. I mean there's tons of em, the Tibetan book of the dead. I mean, it's, it's ridiculous how many ancient texts there are, but that is another comparison that the Jedi are real, that the, you know, the ancient text, something else that I feel is important to this recording is to talk about Zen, the tradition of Zen, because it's prevalent in the star wars story. For those that don't know, Zen is a tradition created by master bohi Dharma about a thousand years after the Buddha, about about 500 years after Christ and Zen is essentially a hybrid between Buddhism and doism and Zen is very, I'll use the word strict, you know, when I had da Z uh, Dianne Roshi on this podcast, a Zen master, you know, I said, could, could one compare Zen as the Navy seals of spirituality and he, he kind of agreed.
Dr. Reese (00:42:17):
Yeah, it's, it's, it's a lot of discipline. You know, it's a lifestyle and simple. They took all the hoopla on Buddhism and doism and they simplified it and created a very sit down and meditate and walk and meditate type of culture. So Zen is very relevant in the star wars movies, especially with the robes, you know, look closely at the robes, um, from EV episode one, two and three in the clone wars, you know, in the beginning, uh, look at the robes OB one Kenobi is wearing GaN gin, young Ankin Skywalker, um, mace window, very Zen, like also what Zen like is the cones. A Zen Cohen is almost like a one to three sentence riddle. It's, it's a poetic riddle that takes a lot of introspection and mindfulness to understand. And again, uh, myself and Roshi, we talk about the Cohens in our episode together.
Dr. Reese (00:43:32):
Um, but in star wars, there are some Cohens they're not super deep obviously to show they, they need to appeal the children. Um, but the one that stands out is when Luke Skywalker is on the Dega bus system and he's training with master Yoda, but his ship is stuck in the swamp and he can't get it out. And Yoda's like, you use the force to get it out. And he's like, all right, I'll try. And Yoda looks at him and he says, no, try not do or do not. There is no try. You see, that's like a coin, it's a paradox because what he's asking Luke to do is impossible. Whether one succeeds or fails at the task, you have to try first. Right? <laugh> so he's making Luke think he's making his mind twist up there. And that's what a Zen Cohen does too.
Dr. Reese (00:44:29):
Have you ever heard one hand clapping, but he's just trying to get Luke into the present moment focus and to develop confidence, faith <laugh> right. And, uh, you know, this, this little Cohen comes up later on in the rebels series as well. And uh, Canan training Ezra, Bridger, you know, he used it with him and I made mention of, you know, him hearing it from Yoda and everything. So it is cool to see the story expanded on like that. But yeah, it's a little colon to make you think, like, you know, the sound of one hand clapping and speaking of the rebels series, which is very important to the story of star wars, it's like 40 episodes, you know, animation series and you know, one of the parts that's cool in there where they expand the force is Ezra. When they had to make a long jump, him and Kaan would tag team help each other out and Ezra would jump and then Kaan would use the force to make his jump longer is like an assist, you know, like in basketball, an alley or something.
Dr. Reese (00:45:51):
So, you know, these four sensitive people in the story have the power, um, or the ability to really move things. And going back to the swamp, you know, when Luke can't get the spaceship out of the swamp Yoda eventually does. And it's kind of a lesson of, well, look at Yoda, he's like two foot tall. He's this little, and at this time he's old, he's on the verge of death and he lifts it out of the swamp, but Luke can't. And so, you know, there's a lesson there and, but then we have to ask ourselves, well, can we as human beings, if we tap into this Chi, this force, this magnetism, can we make things move with our magic? Can you lift something small across your room? Like say a plastic cup or up or a wallet? My answer, I don't know, never seen it, never heard of it.
Dr. Reese (00:47:07):
However, I have heard stories of very, very highly enlightened mystics who can levitate themselves, these mystics and yogis. They typically can levitate during meditation about a foot or two above where they're sitting, you know, and return to the Jedi. The movie, Luke Skywalker makes C three PO in his chair, levitate <laugh> I, I think that's for sci-fi purposes, you know, making a spaceship come out of a swamp or making somebody float all, you know, across the way or the scene I told you about earlier when baby Yoda also known as Groo takes the cookie <laugh>, you know, from two feet away, like gimme my cookie <laugh>, but levitation I've definitely heard about, you know, it was reported that Goam, the Buddha was caught flying at one time. Of course, that's an ancient report, you know, a thousand years later, you know, when master bode DMA brought Zen created Zen in China, he also taught them Kung Fu that's how the cha monks no Kung Fu and it's reported that he would make long jumps where he is kind of floating, not necessarily flying, flying, but like floating, you know, it's kind of like you see in the movies.
Dr. Reese (00:48:45):
And so that, that was definitely reported of these Jedi, like jumps. Of course, we have all sorts of mystical things that Jesus, the Christ did the alchemy of turning water into wine. Although there, this very well could be a metaphor of enlightenment and transformation. And of course there's the most perhaps mystical of the mall, which was Krishna from the Hindu tradition and Krishna, even as a child, he was performing all sorts of magic and he was using it for good too, to protect his, you know, his area from the bad guy, so to speak. And maybe Krishna's the first Jedi, of course we don't know if he's real, but the reports are unbelievable and they actually have a cartoon. You can go on YouTube and look up little Krishna. They have cartoons for Hindu kids, Indian kids. So the magic that Jedi and Sy use in the star wars stories, more than likely it's exaggerated for science fiction story purposes. But there have been reports in ancient times of, you know, these great beings being able to perform some, some acts that are unbelievable. I have however, seen a man with my own eyes, put his hand up against some newspaper and light it on fire with just his hand. No, no matches, no lighter, nothing.
Dr. Reese (00:50:30):
It's just the Chi the energy, he heated it up. And that's, that's the ancient, you know, Daoism Of using your own energy, The force, if you will. Okay. Here's another thing that we have to discuss from star wars Force ghosts. Okay. Now we learned in the second movie, the empire strikes back back in 1980 or whatever it was that O OB one Kenobi came back from the dead to talk to Luke Skywalker. And of course on screen it's, you know, it looks like a hologram is the way that George Lucas shot it and created it. But the bottom line is he came back to talk. This is actually a real concept. You might be surprised to know they're called ascended masters. Some people might call 'em spirit guides in the story. OB one already has acquired this skill. If you wanna call it a skill, just a higher consciousness. He learned it from Yoda and Yoda learned it from Quan. I'll explain that in a, in a second, But in the original star wars movie, OB one knows That when he dies, he's gonna still be able to come back and help Luke. He knows that.
Dr. Reese (00:52:06):
So he allows his death to happen. And the classic scene when OB won is fighting Darth Vader And Darth Vader is about to kill co OB one. OB one says to him, if you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine. <laugh> and that's what happened. Darth Vader struck him down. So how does this relate to real life? Have you lost your mind, Kevin <laugh> well, if you go back to the episode with Dr. Robert Morris, the first one episode 49, we talk about this. And Dr. Morris has lots of experience with these spirit guides with these ascended masters. Okay. It's been talked about for ages, ages, and ages In order to become an ascended master. The understanding is that this person needs to become enlightened as a human first, before they die. This is discussed in detail in the next episode with Spencer Clayton.
Dr. Reese (00:53:26):
And he explains that these masters, they die and they go into the five D the five, the fifth dimension, and then they're able to come back and help humans. You know, those that want to be helped. So George Lucas has borrowed this concept, which is very esoteric, very deeply spiritual concept, cuz it's not just a ghost. It's a guide. That's different. That's different than the ghost. And Golans boo Halloween stuff. This is beyond paranormal. This is more spiritual. Uh, this was very prevalent in the work of Paul Twitchel and the ancient practice of Eck and car. When OSHA was dying, he claimed that the Buddha Goma, the Buddha himself came and visited. And speaking of the Buddha, when he was dying, he claims that beings came to him back then they called him Davis de V VA, D E V a S Davis, sometimes called angels as well.
Dr. Reese (00:54:48):
Many people have seen angels talk to angels. Jesus to Christ came back right away after his death talked to his disciples, not right away, but you know, in, in a short period of time, it was described as an luminous being, which is how George Lucas portrays OB one, talking to Luke, right? And later on in the newer movies, Yoda talking to Luke. So astrol projection and ascended masters is a theme in the star wars story. So I wanna dive deep into this, but in order to do that, I gotta go back to the clone wars, the series, and explain to you what happened to Yoda. And we have to translate that to enlightenment, which is something we've been talking about. I've been talking about with you for 85 episodes on this podcast, go back to the VI shrimp episode of enlightenment in the clone wars.
Dr. Reese (00:55:50):
There's so many gems, but perhaps the biggest one is season six. I believe it is when Yoda is visited by qu John qu gun who had died a few years before and master Cogan is, is Cogan. Gin is saying I'm still alive after death through the cosmic force. And this is when Yoda it's revealed to Yoda that there's two forces, there's cosmic force and there's living force the Jedi, no living force, but to know cosmic force is something different. That's without body in doism, this is the Dow and the Chi <laugh>. Um, in episode 38 with Santo's BCI, he broke this down for us. Scientifically, if you go back to that episode and check it out, you can connect the dots. There's always two forces call. You don't have to call it force. If you don't want to divine substance God and Christianity, right? It's the it's God and the holy ghost or holy spirit, but there's always two and Judaism, our mystical Judaism Kabala you have the Shaina, the Shaina is the feminine force. Um, and some Indian traditions, you have the Kini. So there there's all these things that match up. But regardless you, this, this teaching is revealed to Yoda and it stands out because Yoda is 900 years old. He's the oldest and wisest Jedi of the mall. So this is showing that Yoda doesn't know everything.
Dr. Reese (00:58:02):
And Kagan G is saying, come to the Dega bus system. The force is strong here. So Yoda goes to the Dega bus system. This is huge in star wars because this comes back later on and empire strikes back where Luke Skywalker finds Yoda to be trained in the force at like 20 years old. So this explains how Luke Skywalker became so powerful at a, at a late age. Usually a Jedi is trained at a young age, but he's like 20 years old, but he's going to master Yoda in the Dega bus system, which is where Quigong gin brings Yoda. Then he instructs him cuz Yoda's baffled. He's like, you're dead. How can you be talking to me? And he's saying, because I was taught through the cosmic force by so and so. So he instructs Yoda to go to another planet that nobody's really ever heard of.
Dr. Reese (00:59:06):
So Yoda goes there and he's greeted by these beings who kind of float around it around and they tell Yoda that he has to conquer himself and know his true self in order to become free. And Yoda is like, I'm Yoda. What are you talking about? <laugh> I'm clear, I'm clean. And they're like, oh, okay, well go, you know, go in this cave or go in this, whatever it is Yoda goes in there and he's greeted by the dark side of himself. He's greeted by his dark side, this little beast. And he has to fight this beast. And finally he defeats the beast and he east and these beings show up and they congratulate Yoda and say, Yoda, you have killed your hubris. And Yoda's baffled cuz he is like, I thought I was clean. I thought I was perfect. You know? And he's finding out that he's not the next stage of training is he has to go into another tunnel or whatever you wanna call it. And he has to face Projections. And so he comes across count Duku who was his old apprentice who turned bad and he had to face, um, a soca who, you know, he screwed up earlier and MIS trialed her. And he, and he came across others that have died. And at first he was tempted to associate with them and then he realized you're not real. This is a projection.
Dr. Reese (01:01:06):
So by realizing that you get great power, this is what I'm talking about. This is why the Jedi are real. This is why this story is real. This is what really happens. When you go through the enlightenment process, it's a detox because your mind projects, images, it's projecting images now as you're living and it will, when you die on your deathbed, that's why they say, if you die before you die, you'll never die. Because I, because if you go through the enlightenment process now, whether you're 30, 40, 50, 60 years old, whatever, you're gonna go through this detox process. This is what go Toma. The Budha went through underneath the tree. This is what Jesus, the Christ went through in the desert. It's a detox process and you might see demons or you might see, uh, whatever it is. That's the pattern of your mind. You're gonna see if you truly hate someone. You're gonna see them. Uh, if, if you're addicted to sex, you're, you're gonna die horny. If, if you're obsessed with, um, a certain TV show or a celebrity, you're gonna see them. Um, if you're really into Jesus, you're gonna see Jesus. If you're really into Buddha, you're gonna see Buddha, the mind projects, and we have to get it to stop projecting long before we die. Some people refer to this as an ego death, ego death. This is explained brilliantly in the famous book, the Tibetan book of the dead.
Dr. Reese (01:02:51):
So this is the star wars version of that. So Yoda is going through his enlightenment process and this is mind blowing for the viewer because we all thought he was the oldest and wisest Jedi. He's a Sage, but he's not enlightened. Yes, he's for sensitive. And he can use the force
Dr. Reese (01:03:19):
And yes, he's wise, but he's not fully enlightened because if you're fully enlightened, then you wouldn't be a warrior. In fact, there's another episode. And I think it's just a few episodes before the one I'm talking about with Yoda where another, there's another big reveal that on this planet, I forgot the name of it. And I guess it doesn't matter, but there's these beings and they actually use the word mystics when describing it. They say there's mystics that are forced sensitive, but they're not warriors. And so right there, I think it's Yoda. That explains it. He's explaining to the viewer that, yeah, we're my mistakes. The Jedi are mystics, but we're not fully enlightened because we're warriors. Because if you're fully enlightened, you have a great compassion and love. You're not gonna be able to be a warrior. <laugh> This is a huge message inside of star wars, inside of the clone wars, animated series. So many gems, You have to face your dark side, the shadows within you. You do. I do. We all do. And when we do that inner work and it is work, it doesn't just happen. You have to put in work. This is described in the episode I did with ROSK the Zen master. This is in the episode with Dr. Gabriel cousins. I it's in many episodes. We've been talking about this on the podcast for week after, week after week. And it's brilliantly broke down with shins and young, who
Dr. Reese (01:05:18):
I did an episode with. And we talked about the detox process and he breaks it all down very vividly. And so they've taken this story of enlightenment and they've given it to Yoda. And these two episodes in season six detail Yoda going through this enlightenment process. And when he's done, he will know that death is only the beginning. And from a story standpoint, this is huge because it comes back. It comes back and, and uh, the empire strikes back, which is probably the most famous star wars movie. It came out in the late seventies or whatever. This is how Yoda and OB one Kenobi end up coming back as what they call force ghosts. And if they weren't able to come back as force ghosts, then they wouldn't have been able to lead Luke Skywalker Through his process and bring in balance to the force and defeating Darth Vader and the emperor. Cetera, The force ghosts represent ascended masters. Once you become enlightened. And this is talked about in the episode, junk DNA, which is next episode, 86, you pay attention to Spencer Clayton. We talk about ascended masters. We also talk about the medical medical S that's the DNA inside all humans with the great potential,
Dr. Reese (01:06:55):
The cosmic force, the living force, the medical S they all come together And we can realize that we are not our bodies. We are not our minds. We're something else. And it won't be revealed to you until you die, but you can die before you die. If you're listening to this right now, understand that you can die before you die. And then you'll never die. It's called enlightenment. It's called self realization. Whatever you wanna call it, your original face. If you die. Now, In other words, your desires drop away. Your hubris drops away. All your attachments drop away and your mind stops projecting you're in heaven. The kingdom of heaven is within you. And this is all portrayed so brilliantly in the clone wars animated series. Another theme you see in star wars is meditation, right? They're always taught to meditate to be in the present moment. <laugh> and then there's the mysticism, the practice lifestyle of becoming a mystic, two things that are very prevalent in the Jedi culture and star wars is
Dr. Reese (01:08:22):
The saying your thoughts betray you. Hmm. It's very important because it's true. And if you start observing your thoughts, you'll see that your mind plays tricks on you. So one Jedi is reminding another Jedi, Hey, your thoughts betray, you careful be mindful. The other one is search your feelings, search your feelings. What these two phrases are is basically Vipasana. So what the Buddha taught 2,500 years ago, it's called being a witness. Also be a witness and watch your thoughts and watch your feelings. You can see everything. And this is a game changer. This is mindfulness. And this is the best part of the whole Jedi is these teachings. Cuz every teacher, every spiritual teacher out there is teaching the same thing. As what's in these Jedi movies, these Jedi culture is be present. Be careful of your thoughts. Be careful of your feelings. You can watch just watch it. Just watch. I, I recall episode four when OB one is training Luke and they're on the spacecraft and he's Got this little ball thing that floats and it shoots lasers at him, but he's got a block it with his lightsaber And then eventually OB one puts a helmet on Luke. So Luke, can't see,
Dr. Reese (01:10:05):
And he's training him to do it with just his awareness and not his physical eyes. That's a real training, Not the blue thing that floats and shoots lasers, but there's many traditions that teach You to do things with your eyes closed are blindfolded to heighten your awareness. I've seen traditions where you blindfold someone and you have them just walk from one side of the room to the other, touch the wall, touch the wall, keep doing it, Heighten your awareness. We see a lot of this type of stuff in martial arts, of course, martial arts come from the Eastern tradition. The thing that you should try and realize is that when you get your mind, your thoughts to surrender And you're no longer using that energy And awareness becomes aware of awareness. <laugh> as Viant would say on episode 77, You become what's called enlightened or self-realized. And when this happens, this opens up a channel for the divine, which in star wars would be called the force. And so your energy, your consciousness expands automatically. And when that happens, Things start to happen. A lot of mystics advanced mystics, won't tell you because it's just too supernatural. It just you'll just sound crazy.
Dr. Reese (01:12:09):
So it's one of those things that you just keep to yourself. But in star wars, they highlight, You know, they highlight this type of stuff. Of course they exaggerate it for story purposes. Okay. Let's move on to the best part. The lessons, The quotes Here's one from Yoda, truly wonderful. The mind of a child is It's an important quote. Jesus talked about Being childlike all the time. It's part of the inner peace practice that I laid out for you in the first 12 episodes of this podcast, child likeness, because a child has not been programmed completely. A five year old is less programmed than a 25 year old. A five month old is even less programmed than a five year old. We get programmed. We go to school, our parents pass down things. We start a religion. We watch tons of TV and social media. And we become programmed in our mind sets things in place. When you become childlike, it basically means you become unprogrammed. You have to unlearn Next quote, Adventure, excitement, a Jedi craves, not these things. Yeah. That's equanimity. Equanimity means your mind doesn't react. Whether it's something exciting or something, super things super down and sad or negative. You're a economist. Even Stephen.
Dr. Reese (01:14:11):
Here's another good one from master Yoda. Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering. <laugh>. Now this is straight Buddha right here. This is Buddhism 1 0 1, the Buddha and the four noble truths laid it out for us. He wrote the blueprint for every human being and the first noble truth is suffering is real. And we're gonna suffer in this life, but eventually he tells you, you don't have to because it's from the mind, let's go back to the quote. Fear is the path to the dark side. It leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Okay. Fear, anger hate all from the mind completely made up illusions from the mind. What you think is not real. You know this, if you close your eyes right now and you think of whatever your image of Bigfoot is in your backyard right now, can you close your eyes and do it?
Dr. Reese (01:15:35):
Yes, you can. Cuz your mind, your thoughts are powerful like that. You can envision it. You can envision something sexual. You can envision someone that's died talking to you. You can envision all this stuff. It's all fake. It's not real fear. Anger. Hate not real creating it with your mind. So the mind is creating. Suffering is essentially what Yoda is saying here. And of course it's taken from Buddha. Here's my favorite one. You ready? This is from empire strikes back. This is the late seventies. Yoda tells Luke luminous beings, are we not this crude matter? Food matter?
Dr. Reese (01:16:24):
That's the best. He's saying you are not your body. You're luminous being you're light your energy, your consciousness. You are not your body. We've been saying this for 84 episodes on this podcast and Ko Toma. The Budha said it 2,600 years ago now or so everyone's been saying it. We are not the body luminous beings are. We says Yoda, let's go to master OB one Kenobi. He says, be mindful of your thoughts an again, they betray you. Alright. We're back to the thoughts. Don't believe your thoughts. You're not gonna be able to shut your thoughts down right away. It's gonna take a long time, a lot of practice. But what you can do right now is to not believe your thoughts when a thought crosses your mind that, oh, I don't think I can do that. Don't believe it. When a thought crosses your mind, where you have a hypothetical conversation with a friend or a parent or something, don't believe it laugh at it. <laugh> silly mind putting out all sorts of projections. It's not real. It's fantasizing. It's dreaming. It's dreaming. And yes, society has programmed you to dream just when Nike commercials alone, everything's dream, follow your dream. <laugh> wake up, wake up next quote.
Dr. Reese (01:18:17):
If you define yourself by the power to take life, the desire to dominate, to possess, then you have nothing. That's good. That's good desire. Also another path to suffering because when you desire something, it's a goal. It's something ahead of you. And it may not happen. It's an expectation. And of course, to dominate and possess things, don't really matter. You know, you ever hear the phrase, you can't take everything you own with you to the grave. It's okay to have things, but you can't be attached to them. Here's a quick conversation that young OB one is having with his master Quan. He says, but master Yoda says I should be mindful of the future. And Quan says, but not at the expense of the moment. Remember your focus determines your reality. Concentrate on the moment. Feel don't think trust your instincts. <laugh> that's juicy. We're right back to don't believe your thoughts. When you stop believing your thoughts, you get more intuition, more instinctual, that gut feeling the third eye, you have to move away from your thoughts. They are your friend and your enemy. They're your friend. When you're solving a problem, like a practical problem, like you need to change the tire on your car on the side of a road, or you need to do some math or you need, you're doing a murder mystery game. <laugh> you're playing monopoly. Okay. Then use your mind practically, but stop dreaming. Stop fantasizing.
Dr. Reese (01:20:23):
Like Cogan says stay in the moment. If you take a walk and you're dreaming and you're thinking, and you're fantasizing, you're not in reality. You're missing the birds. You're missing the sky. You're missing the squirrels. You're missing the sounds. You're missing everything. Let's move on to the clone wars, the animated series on Disney. One of the best things. The best thing I think in the whole star wars story is this series easy is the path to wisdom for those not blinded by ego. Ooh. Yeah. Ego is our false self. This is our pride. This is our importance, right? I did a whole episode on ego episode, 12 or 11. I forgot one or the other ego blinds us. It starts around two years old, the terrible twos. And it's nice and crystallized by the time we're 13. And then we start suffering from 13 on, we just start suffering through the high school years. You know, the pimple ruins our life. <laugh>, you know, your, your first girlfriend or boyfriend breaks your heart. We go through this whole ego suffering and it continues to your death unless you change it.
Dr. Reese (01:21:53):
And if you're listening to this podcast and you must have a gut feeling that you wish to change it here's another good one. The best confidence builder is experience such a simple quote, but we're right back to the whole mystic definition. It's all about experience. Oh, here's a good one. Most powerful is he who controls his own power. Oh, that goes back to what I was saying about, if you do develop a power, if you do end up with psychic ability or you do, uh, end up levitating or you do end up, you know, having great mystical experiences, you may wanna keep it to yourself, keep it to yourself. Now, maybe you have one confidant you can talk to. This is where the master disciple relationship comes in, or at least having an awaken teacher that you can talk to and get confirmation. Here's another good one.
Dr. Reese (01:23:02):
The winding path to peace is always a worthy one, regardless of how many turns it takes. Now that goes with the entire podcasting. Peace is what you want to not be shaken where nobody can disturb you. Oh, here's a good one. Greed and fear of loss are the roots that lead to the tree of evil. Mm mm mm mm. Greed and fear of loss. We're talking attachment. We're talking about you being attached to something and you don't wanna lose it. Your house, your car attachment leads to the dark side, essentially. It's the theme. Okay. This is what OSHA was trying to send the message of with his rolls Royces in his diamond watches, he wasn't attached to them. You can take them away. It didn't matter. You don't be attached to the material. The material comes and goes. It's always, I permanent, always. I permanent.
Dr. Reese (01:24:14):
What did the blue antelope, the biggest lesson, the blue antelope gave me in 2012 at the Ashra. He said, your practice will protect you. <laugh>. So no matter what happens in your life, it could be the most crazy thing. It could be a hurricane blowing your entire life away. Your practice will protect you, or it could be something quote, unquote, good. You could, you know, when the lottery, your practice will protect you. So there's some good quotes from the star wars series. And there's more than that. There's novels, there's comic books. I mean the star wars universe is massive. And what they did was I don't think it was George Lucas. I think they brought in other people and he licensed it out and they created it. But the universe is huge. You could go back to Jedi Knight and Sy Lords from centuries before the star wars stories even start.
Dr. Reese (01:25:23):
They created a whole folklore. That's so deep and so intense that it, it, it mirrors real life. And when I say real life, I'm talking about the centuries and centuries of spiritual tradition of the mystics of the gurus, the masters, the saints, the monks, the sages, it's all there. And there's fanboys out there that are so in the star wars and they learn the whole thing. And they, they learn that, you know, this Jedi night from 1700 years ago, did this and that. And the lineage comes all the way up to Ankin and B you know, it it's this whole thing. And I would just say, if you are gonna put in the time and the effort to learn the whole Jedi slash Sy lineage, which is fiction, you might as well push that to the side and learn the real thing.
Dr. Reese (01:26:30):
You might as well learn about master Dogan and master bohi Dharma and Lazu and Zu and Gela Lalaine roomy and all the Kaballah teachers and the Zen masters, the I ch yoga Nanda, manly P hall, of course, in miracles, George Gersh, Don Juan Matus, the Tibetan book of the dead, the tigers Fang of Paul. Twitchel the secret of the golden flower. The Zoar coming all the way up to modern times with Roman Maharshi and NEM, Baba, Carol, and O show, and even Eckhart toll and sad guru and tick Notah Emett Fox and learn all the traditions, Hindu Buddhism, Daoism Christianity, Jan mystical, Judaism holism is Islam. It's all there. You can put the pieces together, you know, but Hey, if you wanna do the fun short version, then watch all 11 star wars movies and all four series. <laugh> the clone war series, the rebel series, the Mandalorian series, the resistance series.
Dr. Reese (01:28:14):
And of course, Disney is releasing more series <laugh>, you know, the Kenobi, the OB one Kenobi series is gonna be hugely popular. I mean, it's gonna be massive. And you know, this is a crash course on spirituality, on mysticism, on inner peace. And you can even watch them in order, right? Start at episode one, and you could go online and find the entire order. So that you're going in a timeline, cuz it's not done in a timeline in the cor. It's not linear. It's not shot linear. So or so, you know, that would be a crash course, but most people don't watch star wars and look for the lessons and look for the knowledge. They're just, you know, obsessed with the characters and, and caught in the story. But this is George Lucas is, uh, he's done something very special here and it's just kind of under the radar. But at some point you're gonna have to make a decision if you wanna start a practice or not. And that's what I hope this podcast provides for you. This podcast can be a part of your practice so that you can relax and become a Jedi.
Dr. Reese (01:29:39):
They, I thanks for listening to inner peace with Dr. Reese. If this episode opened your heart, feel free to share on social media and tell your loved ones. Also be sure to subscribe. So you never miss an episode until next time may peace be with you.