Don’t Live In A Galaxy Far Far Away? You Can Still Be A Jedi

You can be a Jed Knight.  But this is serious business, so no slackers or halfhearted attempts.  Years of focused training, strict adherence to the Code and official ordination upon completion of the trials are required.  If you live in a galaxy far away, you can simply apply to your local chapter of the Jedi Council for this certificate.  But if you live in the Milky Way, your best bet is by way of ULC.  But first let’s talk about the steps you must take leading up to the final trials and ordination.

First the Code

The Code is your life, and you must never stray from it.  You must memorize this mantra and live by it:

There is no emotion, there is peace.

There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.

There is no passion, there is serenity.

There is no chaos, there is harmony.

There is no death, there is the Force.

Self-Discipline is Your Master

You must not allow emotion and attachment to cloud your judgment.  For most cases, this will require you to forgo romantic relationships and strong ties to friends and family.  Doing away with material possessions is also mandatory to free yourself from attachment.  A Jedi owns little more than he or she can carry.

Responsibility Will Rule Your Life

You will be a guardian of life and peace.  You must respect all life forms and protect the oppressed.  However, the good of the whole comes before that of the individual.  If you must let one perish, even the closest of friends or family, in order to preserve the lives and well-being of the many, this is your duty.

You Must Train

You will not be considered for the five final tests to achieve full Jedi Knighthood without many hours (and sometimes years) of focused training.  Your first task will be to construct your own light saber.  You must then hone your skills with this weapon until it becomes quite literally a part of you.  The trials will test skill, self-discipline, and knowledge.  The five tests are as follows:

ñ  Trial of Skill

ñ  Trial of Courage

ñ  Trial of the Flesh

ñ  Trial of Spirit

ñ  Trial of Knowledge

After fulfilling these tests you must be officially ordained by the Council.  As stated above, if you cannot reach the Jedi High Council, you must receive your ordination from their representatives at ULC.  Only then will you be recognized as a full-fledged Jedi Knight.  May the Force be with you.

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