George Lucas’s Star Wars films have captured the collective imagination of the public, both in the United States and abroad. Many fans see Luke Skywalker’s quest – his conflicts and victories, his colleagues and enemies – as an all-encompassing modern-day myth. But what exactly does that myth symbolize and what does it say about our 21st-century psyche? Jungian analyst Steven Galipeau believes that the story speaks to our deepest psychological and spiritual dilemmas. From Princess Leia’s domination by Darth Vader (the feminine/masculine pairing) to the introduction of The Force (a parallel of Jungâs collective unconscious), from the Ewoks (nature and instinct) to the Stormtroopers (soulless technology), Galipeau shows how and why the movies’ themes and conflicts mirror our own.