What is a Jedi?
The Official Star Wars Fan Blog writes, “A Jedi was a devotee to the ways of the Jedi Order, an ancient order of protectors united by their ability to harness the power of the Force. Adhering to a doctrine that favored the light side of the Force, the Jedi aspired to attain a state of inner tranquility through calmness and meditation while avoiding emotions affiliated with the dark side of the Force, such as anger and hatred. Nevertheless, Jedi philosophy did not forbid a Jedi from acting in self-defense or in the defense of others. To that end, the weapon of a Jedi was the lightsaber, a blade composed of pure energy and different colors such as blue, green, purple or yellow.”
If you want to learn more about what a Jedi is check out starwars.fandom.com. If you haven’t already seen the movies the description above should be enough for you to get the idea.
What are the Djed Pillars?
According to the Brooklyn Museum, “The djed-pillar can perhaps be understood as the backbone of Osiris, or that of the deceased associated with him. The Egyptians recognized the importance of the spine and saw it as a symbol that kept Osiris, the resurrected god, intact and able to function. Spell 151e of the Book of the Dead refers to the djed-pillar amulet as “the magical protection of Osiris,” and spell 155 was recited over this amulet as it was placed on the throat of a mummy. As a hieroglyph, the djed-pillar denotes the more abstract concepts of stability, endurance, and rejuvenation.”
Ancient History Encyclopedia also explains, “The Djed Pillar Festival was held annually at which an actual djed pillar was built and raised by the local priesthood on the first day of the harvest season. Raising the pillar may have originally symbolized the grains rising from the earth but, in time, came to represent the god Osiris returning from the dead.”
4 Things That Prove The “Jedi” In Star Wars Was Inspired By The “Djed Pillars” In Ancient Egypt
- There is a clear and obvious resemblance between the word “Jedi” and “Djed”.
- The original lightsaber used in the first Star Wars movies, even the newer versions, looks strangely similar to the shape of the Djed Pillars.
3. The entire backstory of Star Wars is based on raising up the Jedi to restore balance in the universe. In Egyptian mythology, when the Djed Pillar is raised Osiris returns from the dead. Those who understand the metaphysical symbology behind the mythology understand that Osiris, Lord of the Underworld, is symbolic to the subconscious mind. In other words, by raising the ‘Djed Pillar’ (the energy contained within your spine) you can overcome the wretchedness of your conscious mind, allowing the most powerful force within yourself, the subconscious mind, to tame the animal nature of your human condition and restore order in your universe.
4. The creator of Star Wars, George Lucas, has often expressed how he turned to ancient mythology and religions for inspiration. Basically taking ancient concepts and redefining them for the purpose of creating the themes, storylines, and characters in the Star Wars movies.
The Art of the Jedi is knowing the Force in all its Forms.
The second phase of the Intensive will awaken the Body. Discover methods for building up charge in the Body, raising the Kundalini and applying it for magical, martial, or sensual purposes. Move energy through each part of your Body, and focus it to heal, clear, or release Force. Become proficient in holding states of Yang or Yin, balancing the Body, and allowing real Power to emerge in your movements through proper grounding and relaxation. The Body of the Jedi is true Temple.
The third phase of the Intensive will expand the Consciousness. Step outside the physical, and recognize the way that Consciousness acts and interacts in other Dimensions. Identify and focus your Consciousness on the Etheric and Astral Planes, and explore techniques for enhancing your awareness, enabling higher-sensory perception, and remote viewing. Develop the fundamental skills for lucid dreaming, teleportation, and accessing causal realms. The Consciousness of the Jedi contains all Locks, and holds all Keys.
The word Wizard comes from those who held the Staff of Power, which was called the WSR (Wassar). Ausar was the Life Force within creation,
his backbone the Djed, or Djedhi, hence the “Force” of the Jedi Knights of Star Wars. Ausar was called SR, or ASR (Ausir), as well as Wassir. The Wasser staffs were electrical conductors of power, hence the Wizzards were Wassirs or Osiris’ using WSR Wands for their Hex’s (hexagon), in Egyptian Heku.
The main tenet of the Star Wars universe is completion of the circle or finding the balance between good and evil. It is a metaphor for knowing whether you are on the wrong side and whether you are becoming destructive.
Ironically enough, the idea of completing the circle with ritual and of finding balance in awareness was known in ancient Kemet as raising the Djed.
The purpose of the Meditation was to preserve order and repel chaos. In order to do this there first had to be an effort to raise this “awareness’” or “Djed.” Those that did this were known as “Djedi.”