Poema Podcast

Episode 16 | Hope Awakens: The Spirituality Of Star Wars (#GeekSpirituality)

December 15, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens this week. And today is the beginning of an occasional series called 'Geek Spirituality - where I & others explore the connections between spirituality & the stories told comic book movies, sci-fi classics like Star Wars & Doctor Who & others. Today I begin with the world of Star Wars. 

Firstly, I talk the spiritual awakening our culture is looking for & why this will help make the movie a success. 
Second, I explore the deceit and power of fear - a powerful motif in the Star Wars universe - and the path it can lead down. This leads me to share how, as in Star Wars, love and hope always triumphs - and how this applies in a world where fear is causing violence, war and exclusion of refugees, and potentially some religious groups.

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