Philosophy and Sith Teachings

Liminal Cinema

Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.
-The Sith Code

At best the Sith teachings found throughout various Star Wars fictions have been a watered down patchwork of Callicles, Nietzsche, and Ragnar Redbeard. There is no ‘official’ canon definition, and my attempt at stitching together pieces into a coherent whole is simply that, my own attempt. This isn’t meant to be particularly serious or pedantic, only a fun exploration of putting Sith teachings into a larger philosophical context. As myth, religion, and social constructions are intended to be pragmatic, perhaps this too can have pragmatic uses if one so chooses to apply it.

According to the Jedi and the Sith, as well as primitive tribes across the galaxy, there is an immanent and…

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