Alright, here's a really esoteric non-lore question:
Does anyone have issue #13 of Star Wars Galaxy magazine?
It has an interview with Tom Veitch and Daniel Wallace which I am interested in the details of. I have the following passage from it:
"From my point of view, I think it's profoundly important to 'penetrate the dark side and learn its secrets.' That's the hero's main task, in fact--not simply killing off his enemies. A personality that is divided into warring opposites must somehow become whole and complete. Carl Jung would call it 'integrating the Shadow.'
"The three existing Star Wars films are about the battle of the hero and the Shadow in the form of the dark father. If there are ever to be filmed sequels to the current trilogy, it would be logical and mythologically satisfying to somehow depict 'integrating the Shadow.' In psychological terms, that would be inevitable, as part of the process of reunification of the galaxy and the re-emergence of the Jedi Knights. If the dark side is simply suppressed, pushed into the unconscious, then it will surely rise again."
As an aside, the person that furnished me that quote also stated:
"As for Vergere's Sith status, I can't speak in any official way about that, but I think it was left purposely ambiguous as a compromise between those who loved and hated Vergere's ideas. IMO, Vergere's teachings in Traitor don't closely parallel those of Lumiya throughout Legacy of the Force, and that should make us suspicious of Lumiya's claims concerning her."
Wow, reading my PM inbox for an old username I abandoned years ago is enlightening to what I used to enjoy about Star Wars.
"Trust not the words of a poet, as he is born to seduce. Yet for poetry to seize the heart, it must ring with the chimes of truth.”
“The world is understood through metaphors. Language is a metaphor-system. Mathematics is a metaphor-system. All real-world schools of magic and religion revolve around the understanding of vast metaphor-systems, symbols as they relate to concepts."
"See, the thing is, everything everyone tells you is a lie. The truth is always bigger than the words we use to describe it."