May 6, 2011

Isis became a slave during her search for Osiris

The first act of Return of the Jedi parallels with the Osirian mythos, with the ever-present echoes of the Contendings of Horus and Set. Leia again plays the part of Isis, Solo is Osiris, Chewbacca plays the part of Anubis, C3PO plays the part of Thoth. Jabba is Set to Luke’s Horus (the outer desert is the province of Set in the myths). The action opens back on the desert planet of Tatooine (Jedi repeats several plot points and visuals of the previous films). Han Solo is still entombed in carbonite and under the power of Jabba the Hutt.  [Read further: The Secret Sun]

The journey of Isis searching for the lost Osiris is a potent mythological image that can inspire a new approach to transforming anxiety into insight. The Isis myth can be used as a backdrop for soul transforming exercises to uncover and identify the hidden sources of anxiety in every day life. 

Anxiety to Insight 

Read transcript Anxiety: SBS Insight   or watch online


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