Kessel Runner, thanks for the thought on Obi-Wans "lying". I think you're right, I've never thought about that before. The truth, as Obi-Wan perceived it after piercing the veil, was that Anakin was dead. Well, not quite the truth, as it turned out in the end. On the similarity of qigong and Qui-Gon, this was indeed noted by several people right when EP I came out. Jedi Raziel/Darth Raze, this issue concerning the modernization of a philosophy is a difficult topic. On the one hand, I concede, it may be neccessary portray a philosophy differently to make it accessible to new generations and prevent it from getting buried forever. But there is great danger that in this process the teachings are modified to the extent that the core of the philosophy is no longer recognizable. I do not mean to imply that this is what happens in StarWars, for Lucas has always refrained from associating StarWars with one particular religion, and has done wisely so. Hopefully it succeeds getting some of the younger fans interested in eastern philosophy, or in philosophy in general, for that matter.