Buddhist and Taoist Influences Underpinning the Star Wars Universe

When the one with george lucas The space saga about a fledgling rebellion of Jedi Knights fighting the evil Galactic Empire hit theaters in 1977, few could have imagined it would become one of the most successful movie franchises in history.

There were many influences in mythology and lore that director Lucas created for the Star Wars universe. Some cite Joseph Campbell’s study of mythological archetypes, The hero with a thousand faceswhile others point to the films of the acclaimed Japanese director akira kurosawa.

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