Don’t Take The Force With You

It was 1967 and according to the hit musical Hair, it was “The Age of Aquarius.”  That song was the number one pop single for six weeks, and all over the nation, schools were teaching their students the song by the same name.  Few knew what the song meant, but that didn’t seem to matter because it was popular.  I remember the day the choir director passed out the sheets of music with that song, and I remember telling her that I couldn’t sing it.  Of course she didn’t know why, and honestly I wasn’t sure I knew why.  I just couldn’t sing the song.  We came to an agreement that I would just pretend to sing.  Unfortunately the words plagued me and would stay in my mind hours after choir practice.  I later understood it was about a coming astrological age of love, light, and humanity.  Little did I know that at that moment we were facing a new age not of embracing love, light and humanity, but one that would attempt to extinguish the love, light and humanity of Jesus.  It rankled in my spirit.  It was an age of superhero’s and space travel complete with aliens and ghosts, foretelling what was to come.

Ten years later came “StarWars,” directed by George Lucas.  I was attending Bible school at the time and movies were frowned upon but for some reason someone thought that “Star Wars”  compared nicely with Christian beliefs.  To my understanding this was the first movie the school allowed students to go see.  (One of my friends actually saw it fourteen times that fall.)  My boyfriend, Fred, who is now my husband, took me on a date to go see the special movie the whole world was talking about, promising a special effects movie with a brilliant storyline.  I spent the whole movie with my fingernails digging into Fred’s arms.

When I left the theatre, I was seething inside, not from fear but anger.  The first words out of my mouth were, “that was the most demonic thing I have ever seen.”  I’ve never watched a “Star Wars movie since that day.  The “Age of Aquarius” was upon us in full force.   According to Mary Holmes, a philosopher, and founding member of the faculty of the University of California, Santa Cruze,  “The Return of Aquarius depicts spiritual transformation in imagery that combines the mythology of astrology, alchemy, the Tarot, a Hasidic tale, and Christianity.”  Watching “Star Wats,” I  had just witnessed the blending of all the mythologies, along with Christianity bundled together in a nice little package.  The phrase that was on everyone’s lips as they left the theater was, “May the FORCE be with you.”

According to Emily Shkoukani,  a jr. creative executive at Lucasfilm, “Whether intentional or not, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker seemed to usher in an age of the occult in Star Wars with its Sith Eternal back in 2019.”  She goes on to say about the Nightsisters of Dathomir, from The Clone Wars, “While recent stories continue to explore the occult, there’s precedent from prior storytelling that paved the way. The mystical Nightsisters of Dathomir are the epitome of the occult, dabbling in witchcraft and mysticism. These women had a profound connection to their world and its dark energies, using it to channel their magic to cast spells, perform rituals, and even brew potions.”

Star Wars movies are not  benign, happy movies. They are pure witchcraft, filled with all kinds of satanic innuendos,  spirit guides, and potions.  You name it Star Wars is full of witchcraft.  Darth Vader and Obi Wan Kenoby are both followers of the “old religion” known as Wicca, with Obi Wan becoming a Spirit guide to Luke Sky Walker, guiding him from a spirit world of dark witchcraft.   The movies are filled with pantheistic Hinduism, declaring that the light and dark side of the force is actually one.  Vader, Obi Wan and yoga become spiritual masters who become Luke’s spirit guides.

Many good Christians believe Star Wars to reflect Christianity.  They see the dark and light side of the force being the same as good and evil.  However it more closely resembles Gnosticism, Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Eastern meditation, occultism, and moral relativism. telepathy, telekinesis, mind reading, and spiritism.  To group Christianity with all of this is to say, all religions have a light and dark force.  Christianity is nearly the same as the rest.  All people have both a good and bad nature.  Everyone can find God in their own way by controlling the force within.  There is no need for Jesus,  the cross, His blood, or redemption.  It is the Force that is in you, control it and you will be the victor!

Returning back to what Mary Holme said, “The Return of Aquarius depicts spiritual transformation in imagery that combines the mythology of astrology, alchemy, the Tarot, a Hasidic tale, and Christianity.”  The world has accepted a new religion, The Force.  It is one that strips Christianity of its power to redeem, and has replaced it with one that accepts everyone without the need for salvation.  Those who worship at the feet of The Force, can name every character from the StarWars movies.  They sing or hum the theme songs from memory.  Their children sleep with the images of the ones they want to emulate the most.  Is the Force a false religion! You bet it is!

Revelation 18:23

And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

Emily Shkoukani is a jr. creative executive at Lucasfilm who helps to maintain the lore and continuity of the Star Wars galaxy.”

David Hall, an American Christian apologist, speaker, radio commentator and author. Founder of The Berean Call. The Star Wars Force- Recycled Witchcraft Through Entertainment