Saturday, 4 October 2008

The Star Wars muse

Just as dreams are a negative of the stresses we're presently undergoing, fantasy is the template of how we will act in the future. Our choices are created and molded by fantasy and myth, esp our self-image.

My favorite series for deep thought is Star Wars. (And yes, as you may have guessed, Yoda remains my favorite character of all time - he's based on a real Zen teacher.:)

The story of Star Wars is actually lifted from Akira Kurosawa, a Japanese film-maker's extraordinary work on Samurai warriors (most of the Westerns/cowboy movies of the 60s and 70s are copies of the same source).

More to follow on the positive use of Indian mythology in Drona.

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