George Lucas Shalt Be the Whole of the Law
Originally, I was trying to have the story be told by somebody else (an immortal being known as a Whill); there was somebody watching this whole story and recording it, somebody probably wiser than the mortal players in the actual events. I eventually dropped this idea, and the concepts behind the Whills turned into the Force. But the Whills became part of this massive amount of notes, quotes, background information that I used for the scripts; the stories were actually taken from the Journal of the Whills.-George Lucas
Lucas treads more into The One True Will in an almost Crowley like fashion:
Because their form is totally unknown, and since the Whills were an early concept of the Force, some fans have speculated that the Whills are of spiritual substance more or less like Wisties and probably immortal. However, this is unlikely to be true, as Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith: Illustrated Screenplay and The Art of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith both have Qui-Gon Jinn stating that he knew of only one Shaman who had achieved immortality. However, Qui-Gon also states in the Revenge of the Sith novelization that immortality is a possible end-result for working with the Whills’ teachings. Since the journal was composed in 104 ABY, it’s possible that the events explored in the Star Wars: Legacy were not part of the narration. In fact, it is unclear to what extent the narration covered the history of the galaxy as we know it. The idea of Jinn learning the secrets of immortality from a Shaman of the Whills was later contradicted by “Voices” from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which indicated that he had learned from the Force Priestesses, but his training was incomplete.-wookipedia
There seems to be deeper truth in these mythologies, and this is why they are comparable. Synchromysticism is my shamanic tool for investigating the pages of comics, and film, and making it all coherent in a new mystical framework. I have no answer for those who wish to jump to judge my opinions as simply coincidence, or those assume a grand human conspiracy. Those who desire easy answers miss out on the feeling of awe found when discovering the connections, regardless of how they happen.
Kylo Ren, a warrior for the Empire, like some reborn Templar or Roman soldier, who knows this mystery is just beginning:
In the old Marine Corps commercial, from when he and I were growing up, the sword literally makes lightsaber sounds.
Star Wars and Jung
I think Jung would have liked the Jedi type, valiant, driven philosopher, at one with life and nature, and that which is called the Force.
But Jung may have run into the same larger problems that a contemplative and truly meditative Jedi might if he examined the details of Star Wars. Who is “good” between the Empire and a terrorist from desert landscape, fighting (back) against those who sent clones (drones) to murder his adopted parents, leading him to eventually becoming another fundamentalist crusader.
Originally, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was going to be titled “Shadows of the Empire.” This at least lends the Jungian context of a shadow-self needs to be integrated. As in learning both sides of the force; not “good” and “evil,” but both serpents climbing the spine invigorating and awakening our true spiritual power.