The Dharma of Star Wars

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ISBN 10 : 9781614292869
Pages : 176 pages
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Download or read book The Dharma of Star Wars written by Matthew Bortolin and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-11-10 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Is Yoda a Zen Master? Is the story of Luke Skywalker a spiritual epic? The answers, as well as excitement, adventure, and a lot of fun, are here! This revised and expanded edition of The Dharma of Star Wars uses George Lucas’ beloved modern saga and the wise words of the Buddha to illuminate each other in playful and unexpectedly rewarding ways. Matthew Bortolin writes an inspiring and totally new take on this timeless saga, from A New Hope through Revenge of the Sith and television's Clone Wars. Great fun for any Star Wars fan. Includes instruction in The Jedi Art of Mindfulness and Concentration and The Padawan Handbook: Zen Contemplations for the Would-Be Jedi.

The Gospel According to Star Wars

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Publisher : Presbyterian Publishing Corp
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ISBN 10 : 9780664231422
Pages : 234 pages
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Download or read book The Gospel According to Star Wars written by John C. McDowell and published by Presbyterian Publishing Corp. This book was released on 2007-01-01 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: McDowell explores the many spiritual themes that weave throughout the six films and shows the moral and spiritual complexity of the movies. The author contends that George Lucas, creator of the series, did not intend for his films to be mere entertainment.

Finding the Force of the Star Wars Franchise

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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN 10 : 0820463337
Pages : 332 pages
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Download or read book Finding the Force of the Star Wars Franchise written by Matthew Kapell and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2006 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Textbook

Fan Phenomena: Star Wars

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Publisher : Intellect Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781783200979
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Download or read book Fan Phenomena: Star Wars written by Mika Elovaara and published by Intellect Books. This book was released on 2014-05-14 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In October 2012, the Walt Disney Company paid more than $4 billion to acquire Lucasfilms, the film and production company responsible for Howard the Duck.

Identity Politics in George Lucas' Star Wars

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ISBN 10 : 9781476662862
Pages : 209 pages
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Download or read book Identity Politics in George Lucas' Star Wars written by John C. McDowell and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-03-04 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: George Lucas spoke about the didactic role of cinema and about his own work being presented through the "moral megaphone" of the film industry. A considerable body of scholarship on the six-part Star Wars series argues (unconvincingly) that the franchise promoted neo-conservatism in American culture from the late 1970s onward. But there is much in Lucas' grand space opera to suggest something more ideologically complex is going on. This book challenges the view of the saga as an unambiguously violent text exemplifying reactionary politics, and discusses the films' identity politics with regard to race and gender.

Star Wars vs. Star Trek

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ISBN 10 : 9781440525766
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book Star Wars vs. Star Trek written by Matt Forbeck and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2011-04-18 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Could a Jedi knight use his light saber to deflect a beam from a phaser? Which aliens are cooler: the Cardassians or the Chazrach? Have any Federation ships ever made the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs? And most important, in a fight between the Empire and the Federation, who would win? Ever since Princess Leia's starship hovered into sight on the silver screen, fans of Star Wars and Star Trek have been debating these questions. Now, side by side, they can line up aliens, technology, story points, weaponry, and heroes from the two great science fiction/fantasy stories of our age. For fans everywhere, this volume offers detailed information about both universes, as well as trivia, quizzes, quotes, and information drawn from these two iconic settings. So phasers on stun and light sabers at the ready! It's time for the duel to begin.

Sex, Politics, and Religion in Star Wars

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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780810885158
Pages : 194 pages
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Download or read book Sex, Politics, and Religion in Star Wars written by Douglas Brode and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2012-07-02 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1977, Star Wars blazed across the screen to become one of the highest grossing and most beloved movies of all time, spawning an unprecedented merchandising phenomenon. It was followed by two sequels and three prequels, all of which became blockbusters. Comic books, novels, graphic novels, and magazines devoted to the films added to the mythology of George Lucas’s creation. Despite the impact of the franchise on popular culture, however, discussion of the films from a scholarly perspective has not kept pace with the films. In Sex, Politics, and Religion in Star Wars: An Anthology, Douglas Brode and Leah Deyneka have assembled a provocative collection of essays exploring some of the more intriguing aspects of the Star Wars phenomenon. Contributors to the volume tackle such hot topics as race and racism in the Star Wars galaxy, Judeo-Christian and Eastern religious themes, homosexual romance, and philosophical and political implications—both earthbound and otherworldly. These essays interpret the Star Wars universe from a variety of perspectives—including feminist and Freudian—offering insights from writers who bring a new passion to the subject. A companion volume to Myth, Media, and Culture in Star Wars, Sex, Politics, and Religion in Star Wars is an authoritative anthology incorporating scholarly analysis with engaging insights. It will engross readers, both fans and scholars alike.

The Myth Awakens

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ISBN 10 : 9781498246262
Pages : 196 pages
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Download or read book The Myth Awakens written by Ken Derry and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2018-09-13 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens made a strong impression on fans. Many were excited by what they saw as a return to the spirit of George Lucas's 1977 creation. Others--including several white supremacy groups--were upset and offended by key differences, most notably the shift away from a blond, blue-eyed, male protagonist. When the film was finally released, reactions similarly seemed to hinge on whether or not The Force Awakens renewed the "mythic" aspects of the original trilogy in ways that fans approved of. The Myth Awakens examines the religious implications of this phenomenon, considering the ways in which myth can function to reinforce "traditional" social and political values. In their analyses the authors of this book reflect on fan responses in relation to various elements of (and changes to) the Star Wars canon--including toys, video games, and novels, as well as several of the films. They do so using a variety of critical tools, drawing from studies of gender, race, psychology, politics, authority, music, ritual, and memory.

The Jedi in the Lotus

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Publisher : Arktos
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ISBN 10 : 9781907166112
Pages : 188 pages
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Download or read book The Jedi in the Lotus written by Steven Rosen and published by Arktos. This book was released on 2010 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Jedi in the Lotus is the first-ever examination of the Star Wars universe from a Hindu perspective, illuminating many hitherto undiscovered aspects of the background and meaning of the widely acclaimed film series. We are shown how its creators were influenced by the famed mythologist, Joseph Campbell, whose reading of the ancient Indian Epics, the Ramayana and Mahabharata, can be seen throughout the Star Wars films. This book also demonstrates how the metaphysical understanding of the Jedi Knights and the divinity conceived of as 'the Force' have resonances with teachings passed down by Hindu gurus and mystics for centuries, and how fantastic worlds and technology similar to that of the Star Wars universe were described in myths that are millennia old - and may even have had some basis in reality. Finally, The Jedi in the Lotus shows us how the Hindu traditions at the basis of Star Wars offer an alternative vision to the purely materialistic, soulless world of modernity. Steven J. Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa) is an initiated disciple of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. He is also founding editor of the Journal of Vaishnava Studies and associate editor of Back to Godhead. He has published twenty-one books in numerous languages, including the recent Essential Hinduism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008); The Yoga of Kirtan: Conversations on the Sacred Art of Chanting (FOLK Books, 2008); and Krishna's Other Song: A New Look at the Uddhava Gita (Praeger-Greenwood, 2010). 'In conclusion, I can only say that The Jedi in the Lotus is a breakthrough book when it comes to understanding the mythic depth of the Star Wars epics. Steven J. Rosen uses his masterful grasp of the Eastern traditions to explain the secrets of the most successful film series ever. This book also shows us why Joseph Campbell loved the wisdom tales from India, and, for those who found the Star Wars adventures memorable, this is a truly illuminating book.' - Dr. Jonathan Young, from the Foreword

Eastern Approaches to Western Film

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ISBN 10 : 9781350113305
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Download or read book Eastern Approaches to Western Film written by Stephen Teo and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-07-11 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Eastern Approaches to Western Film: Asian Aesthetics and Reception in Cinema offers a renewed critical outlook on Western classic film directly from the pantheon of European and American masters, including Alfred Hitchcock, George Lucas, Robert Bresson, Carl Dreyer, Jean-Pierre Melville, John Ford, Leo McCarey, Sam Peckinpah, and Orson Welles. The book contributes an “Eastern Approach” into the critical studies of Western films by reappraising selected films of these masters, matching and comparing their visions, themes, and ideas with the philosophical and paradigmatic principles of the East. It traces Eastern inscriptions and signs embedded within these films as well as their social lifestyle values and other concepts that are also inherently Eastern. As such, the book represents an effort to reformulate established discourses on Western cinema that are overwhelmingly Eurocentric. Although it seeks to inject an alternative perspective, the ultimate aim is to reach a balance of East and West. By focusing on Eastern aesthetic and philosophical influences in Western films, the book suggests that there is a much more thorough integration of East and West than previously thought or imagined.

Mindful America

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780199827817
Pages : 281 pages
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Download or read book Mindful America written by Jeff Wilson and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2014 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jeff Wilson explores the diverse ways in which the Buddhist-derived practice of mindfulness meditation has been applied in American culture.

Buddhism and American Cinema

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Publisher : State University of New York Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781438453514
Pages : 275 pages
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Download or read book Buddhism and American Cinema written by John Whalen-Bridge and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2014-07-31 with total page 275 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discusses both depictions of Buddhism in film and Buddhist takes on a variety of films. In 1989, the same year the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a decade-long boom of films dedicated to Buddhist people, history, and culture began. Offering the first scholarly treatment of Buddhism and cinema, the editors advise that there are two kinds of Buddhist film: those that are about Buddhists and those that are not. Focusing on contemporary American offerings, the contributors extend a two-pronged approach, discussing how Buddhism has been captured by directors and presenting Buddhist-oriented critiques of the worlds represented in films that would seem to have no connection with Buddhism. Films discussed range from those set in Tibet, such as Kundun and Lost Horizon, to those set well outside of any Buddhist milieu, such as Groundhog Day and The Matrix. The contributors explain the Buddhist theoretical concepts that emerge in these works, including karma, the bardo, and reincarnation, and consider them in relation to interpretive strategies that include feminism, postcolonialism, and contemplative psychological approaches. John Whalen-Bridge is Associate Professor of English at the National University of Singapore. Gary Storhoff (1947–2011) was Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, Stamford and the author of Understanding Charles Johnson. Together they coedited The Emergence of Buddhist American Literature, American Buddhism as a Way of Life and Writing as Enlightenment: Buddhist American Literature into the Twenty-first Century, all also published by SUNY Press.

The Postmodern Sacred

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ISBN 10 : 9780786492824
Pages : 194 pages
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Download or read book The Postmodern Sacred written by Emily McAvan and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2012-10-09 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From The Matrix and Harry Potter to Stargate SG:1 and The X-Files, recent science fiction and fantasy offerings both reflect and produce a sense of the religious. This work examines this pop-culture spirituality, or “postmodern sacred,” showing how consumers use the symbols contained in explicitly “unreal” texts to gain a secondhand experience of transcendence and belief. Topics include how media technologies like CGI have blurred the lines between real and unreal, the polytheisms of Buffy and Xena, the New Age Gnosticism of The DaVinci Code, the Islamic “Other” and science fiction’s response to 9/11, and the Christian Right and popular culture. Today’s pervasive, saturated media culture, this work shows, has utterly collapsed the sacred/profane binary, so that popular culture is not only powerfully shaped by the discourses of religion, but also shapes how the religious appears and is experienced in the contemporary world.

Welcome to the Rebellion

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ISBN 10 : 9781789043686
Pages : 184 pages
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Download or read book Welcome to the Rebellion written by Michael Harris and published by John Hunt Publishing. This book was released on 2020-06-26 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What does it mean that our most popular modern myth is a radical left story about fighting corporate authoritarianism? From its roots in the 1960s new left, Star Wars still speaks to millions of people today. By design, the saga mirrors our own time and politics. A real empire of corporate domination has arisen within weakened and corrupted republics. Now it threatens our existence on a planetary scale. But, the popularity of Star Wars also suggests that if we tell the right stories, we can Welcome to the Rebellion many more people to fight for a better world...

Sacred Matters

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ISBN 10 : 9781458731746
Pages : 322 pages
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Download or read book Sacred Matters written by Associate Professor of American Religious History and Culture Gary Laderman and published by ReadHowYouWant.com. This book was released on 2011-02 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Widely praised in hardcover as a fascinating and important addition to religious and cultural studies, Sacred Matters reveals the remarkable ways that religious practices permeate American cultural life.In a country where references to God are as normal as proclaiming love of country, support for the military, or security for the nation's children, religion scholar Gary Laderman casts his eye over our deeply hidden spiritual landscape, questioning whether our conventional views even begin to capture the rich and strange diversity of religious life in America. A compelling read, Sacred Matters shows that genuinely religious practices and experiences can be found in the unlikeliest of places-in science laboratories and movie theaters, at the Super Bowl and Star Trek conventions, and in Americans' obsession with prescription drugs and pornography. When devoted fans make a pilgrimage to Graceland because of their love for Elvis, Laderman argues, their behavior doesn't just seem religious, it is religious-enacting a well-known ritual pattern toward saints in the history of Christianity. In a dramatic reframing of what is holy and secular, Sacred Matters makes a powerful and illuminating case that religion is everywhere-and that we have barely begun to reckon with its hold on our cultural life.

Hinduism in America

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ISBN 10 : 9781474248488
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book Hinduism in America written by Jeffery D. Long and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-08-06 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Read the story of two worlds that converge: one of Hindu immigrants to America who want to preserve their traditions and pass them on to their children in a new and foreign land, and one of American spiritual seekers who find that the traditions of India fulfil their most deeply held aspirations. Learn about the theoretical approaches to Hinduism in America, the question of orientalism and 'the invention of Hinduism'. Read about: · how concepts like karma, rebirth, meditation and yoga have infiltrated and influenced the American consciousness · Hindu temples in the United States and Canada · how Hinduism has influenced vegetarianism · the emergence of an increasingly assertive socially and politically active American Hinduism. The book contains 30 images, chapter summaries, a glossary, study questions and suggestions for further reading.

Cipher Dios

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ISBN 10 : 9781257793600
Pages : 207 pages
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Download or read book Cipher Dios written by Khepri Rising and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2011-06 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now for the first time ever you can glimpse behind the curtain of the cinematic holy of holies into the cascading labyrinth and its proverbial minotaur. Cipher Dios presents for the first time ever, an interpretation which links the movie to the spiritual movement for which it as a diamond's prism is set. Look into the meta-historical meta-identies of a work which ties the story of Star Wars into everything from the city of Akhenaten to Alexander the Great to the Tree of Life and Pope Pelegius II. Well researched, and carefully written, this book is a tour de force piercing into the armor of the mysterious mosaic which is George Lucas's masterpiece. Unveiling and revealing, pages turn themselves in this thriller of exotic intrigue. Quest into the heart of Star Wars, the center of god, and reveal the mystery of your own connection to the infinite and the divine.