Only a Sith Deals in Absolutes – Freemasonry & Star War’s shared symbols and allusions
Presented by Michael Jarzabek
Friday, January 5th 2018
In 1977 George Lucas gave a mythology to a generation that needed one desperately. 300 years earlier, Freemasonry did the same thing. Preston used the books that he printed in his shop as fodder for the lectures he wrote.
George Lucas, inspired by Joseph Campbell, used ancient mythology to craft the greatest science fiction trilogy in history (we’ll forgive him for the Ewoks). Preston, improving on what he found, made Freemasonry deeper if not more meaningful. It cannot be disputed that his improvements helped make Freemasonry the most influential Fraternal organization in the world. The similarities don’t stop there. Many common symbols and allusions are shared among the two not the least of which is the Widow’s Son. We’ll explore this and many other shared symbols and allusions.
“May the force be with you”….
Michael Jarzabek is currently Chairman of the Lodges of Instruction Committee for the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts. He is a Past Master of Brigham Lodge in Ludlow Massachusetts as well as a Past District Deputy of the 28th Masonic District. He was raised in Eastern Star Lodge #44 in North Windham, Connecticut in June of 2002. He has been published in the Trowel Magazine, Living Stones Magazine, and the SCRL Fraternal Review.
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