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  Darth Skuldren
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So I went to amazon and searched for The Jedi Path, but my search brought up some other books that caught my eye. There was one title Jedi Manual Intermediate, The Path of Truth. I checked it out because I'd never heard of this book before and was wondering what it was. Go figure, it's a book about that Jedi Religion cult, or rather a book by them. They've got one or two other books as well with bad reviews. I know we mentioned this Jedi Religion in a thread somewhere else, but I wasn't aware that they actually had books. Figured I'd mention it.


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I don't know if you guys know this, but in Britain we have a consensus where the government sends out a form where you fill out your occupation, ethnicity, religion etc and in 2001 some people filled out their religion as Jedi. Now, this makes me think; claiming you are a "Jedi" doesn't alwaysy have to mean "I have magical powers and I can travel into outer space" I thought it could simply mean Jedi as a congregation based around a love for Star Wars.

Just a disclaimer: I'm not involved in any SW cults or groups or anything (unless you count this), I'm quite a quiet fan.
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The first negative review on Amazon seems to be because it's not canon and the second negative review seems to be because it contradicts the Bible.

I saw a similar book on Amazon a while back and I'm guessing it's a different one because this one was published this year, and I think it's interesting both from the perspective of gaining insight into the Force and Jedi philosophy in the SW universe through extrapolating information in the films and novels, and also as a way to become introduced into Taoist and Buddhist ideas through something you can relate to (Star Wars).


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DannikJerriko wrote:
I don't know if you guys know this, but in Britain we have a consensus where the government sends out a form where you fill out your occupation, ethnicity, religion etc and in 2001 some people filled out their religion as Jedi. Now, this makes me think; claiming you are a "Jedi" doesn't alwaysy have to mean "I have magical powers and I can travel into outer space" I thought it could simply mean Jedi as a congregation based around a love for Star Wars.

Just a disclaimer: I'm not involved in any SW cults or groups or anything (unless you count this), I'm quite a quiet fan.


At the last census about 30% of the population put Jedi as a religion which is a crazy amount. I think its hilarious though.
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I don't know the exact numbers, but there were enough in both Canada and the States (possibly UK too) that it now qualifies as an official religion on the cencus (cenci?).

I'm almost curious to get this book to see what exactly is in it.


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Darth_Henning wrote:
I don't know the exact numbers, but there were enough in both Canada and the States (possibly UK too) that it now qualifies as an official religion on the cencus (cenci?).

I'm almost curious to get this book to see what exactly is in it.


I think I can probably imagine what it would be in it. Not interrested in that kind of stuff.
If the need arises I'll just pick up my copy of Jedi vs. Sith TeGTTF or The Jedi Path. Wink
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Lord Ree'dius wrote:
Darth_Henning wrote:
I don't know the exact numbers, but there were enough in both Canada and the States (possibly UK too) that it now qualifies as an official religion on the cencus (cenci?).

I'm almost curious to get this book to see what exactly is in it.


I think I can probably imagine what it would be in it. Not interrested in that kind of stuff.
If the need arises I'll just pick up my copy of Jedi vs. Sith TeGTTF or The Jedi Path. Wink


Sounds like a better option
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