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The Journey of Luke Skywalker: An Analysis of Modern Myth and Symbol

By: Steven A. Galipeau

$36.00

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.

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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 Jung’s 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.

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Publisher:Open Court
Edition:1st Printing Edition
Binding:Paperback
Volume(s):1
About the Author:Steven Galipeau is a Jungian analyst in private practice and executive director of Coldwater Counseling Center in Studio City, California. A member of the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, he is a frequent lecturer in the intersection of Jungian psychology and popular culture. His previous articles and books include Transforming Body and Soul: Therapeutic Wisdom in the Gospel Healing Stories (Paulist Press, 1990).
Product Dimensions:6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
Pages:324
Publication Date:February 28, 2001