Our collective psyche

I took a story telling class last week and was struck by how often the teachers referenced Star Wars. They assured me that it was a phenomena of the story—that through the arc of the story Star Wars was designed to engage our spirit, to challenge us and our vision of who we will become.

This week, the NY Times came out with an article discussing toddlers' relationship to Star Wars, a movie they most likely have not seen. The second article (from the same day) focused on a group of adults that are helping others train to find their inner Jedi. The movie is more than a shared myth, more than common place; it takes up that space in our hearts, the place where knowledge of good and evil live.