StarWars: Darth Plagueis.
Ok over all people know me as an occultist. I have spent the bulk of my life reading books on magick, sorcery and other topics related. Every now and then I cycle a fictional book into my reading rotation to give my mind a break from absorbing too much technical information. However I was lucky to have my attention drawn to this book when I was visiting a rather run down book store near my home..
I have been studying the Polarities of energy, between the shifts of Dark and Light within the esoteric practice for years and be it due to dogma, or popular thought I was always led to believe that the “Darker” sides of magick were in effect “evil” “wrong” or “Corrupt” Now although fictional what I loved about this book was the fact that the story represents a unbiased perspective of being ‘Apprenticed” to the Dark Side of the force. Several points that were validating to me wast the fact that this story helped me realize that we are beings of both Light and Darkness and if we attempt to “Cage” and contain our inner darkness for too long we will find ourselves at the mercy of it eventually.
One quote I particularly liked was the Saying where “Brute force is no longer the path to victory, and that true power will be expressed in enterprise and politics" Or something to that extent. Although there were certain things that I gawked out (Especially the rule of the Sith being that the Apprentice must slay the master) I did give my proverbial Dark Side the well needed face time necessary to understand it fully due to the story within this book. And thus I am more at ease with it than ever before..
Again this is a FICTIONAL book. but the look into being a Sith Apprentice was in fact nothing less that enlightening. And I would highly recommend it to those who need a better perspective on their own “Dark Side of the Force”
5/5 stars For sheer brilliance