It's against my programming to impersonate a deity." ~C-3PO
I was watching Return of the Jedi last night and I had this weird feeling that it was all true, at least, from a certain point of view. The deflector shield was built on Endor (Eden, the Garden State) and it represents our collective ego. This deflector shield is keeping out Cosmic Consciousness, and deflecting it away. We threw ourselves out of paradise. At it's core, the shield is our ego, but the ego has a way of becoming a super-ego, and so we get a collective expression of our egoic fears, which is now involving so many threats I can't even keep track. The U.S. Military has set itself up as a "threat assessment" operation and well, how many threats ARE there to the ego? All these military analysts sitting around all day, imagining new terrors... It's like we put H. P. Lovecraft in charge.
In a way, this is all Fundamentalist Christianity/Scientology, since L. Ron Hubbard imagined earth as a prison that our spirits were thrown into by the evil Xenu, and yet, I suspect this "prison" is of our own making. We've made our own deflector shield, and it's made a Death Star, and it's bloody well keeping out anything or anyone that might have anything decent or constructive to say. You get the choke hold if you mention that maybe if we all just stopped competing against one another, then maybe the giant SUV wouldn't be necessary, or the huge bank account or the defending ballistic missiles, etc. etc. etc.
In the same way, our Id is entirely personal, but she is also building a Super-Id. So when we see National Geographic presenting vivid images of alien invasion, you wonder if maybe something is up. The Id missile?
I think the whole experience of sync is to warm us up, get used to the idea that what we think is intimately connected to what we experience. We might feel compelled to accept our own godhood, and accept what that really means. I know, I know... it goes against our programming to impersonate a deity, being the good protocol droids we are.
Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said , Ye are gods? ~John 10:34
Mr. Deity resembles George Lucas, of course.