2020 has been a trying year for most of us and mental health and wellness have been at the forefront of many of our minds. Star Wars: The Jedi Mind proves to be a book that arrived right when many of us needed it.
It should come as no surprise that Star Wars can be a source of rich wisdom when it comes to being in tune with one’s self. After all, the tenants of the Jedi consist of many parallels with those who adhere to the self-mastery and discipline of yoga.
Amy Ratcliffe, a Jedi Master in her own right, guides readers through short lessons based on meditation, stretches, manifestation, breathing exercises, and self-care routines. Regardless of what you are going through, The Jedi Mind offers many practices and lessons that can be applied to our daily lives.
Each section begins with philosophical quotes from Star Wars characters and gorgeous illustrations by Christina Chung. The art perfectly compliments Ratcliffe’s tone of storytelling. The muted, natural, tones create a sense of calm and serenity that is perfectly paired with the lessons throughout the book.
If you live your life immersed in Star Wars and all things involved with that galaxy far, far away, you will want to pick up this book and embark on your own path to mindfulness through the Jedi way.
Star Wars: The Jedi Mind: Secrets from the Force for Balance and Peace arrived in bookstores everywhere on November 11th. You can also find Amy Ratcliffe’s delightful storytelling in From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back.
Maggie Lovitt is the Managing Editor of Entertainment at Wealth of Geeks where she covers her favorite topics: Star Wars and pop culture nerdery. She is also a freelance writer and News Editor at Collider. She has had bylines at Inverse, Polygon, and Dorkside of the Force. She is also a member of the Hollywood Critics Association.
When she is not covering entertainment news, she can be found on one of her numerous podcasts or on her YouTube channel. In her free time, she is also a novelist, screenwriter, actor, and member of the Screen Actors Guild.