Jedi Mind Tricks
Every Star Wars geek has sat in front of a table and stared hard at a glass of water. We slowly close our eyes and exhale deeply. Then we gracefully extend our arm and focus on the glass of water – pretending that our light-saber is caught in an ice patch. We nerds are practicing the Jedi Mind pull.
Of course, people everywhere wish that they could move objects using mind control.
Now new mind control technology, although elementary compared to the au naturale art of the force, could bring us one step closer toward unlocking some of the mind's latent abilities. We are learning more about the ways in which focused energy from the mind holds the unbridled potential for creation.
This technological advancement does nothing to instruct us how to apply the mastery of these unfolding scientific understandings to serve the collective. Luckily, we have Star Wars and the example of the Jedi Knights, those ascended spiritual masters who use mind control in order to bring balance.