I'm curious to know what people think of this in a focused discussion. The threads I have read so far deal with Jedi in the context of the fictional Star Wars universe, of course. I would like to know what kind of elements people might identify from the real world which might serve as a basis for creating or developing a Jedi order. In particular I am interested in what might be realistic and actually achievable in the following categories: 1. Education 2. Primary and Secondary Skills 3. Weapons and Equipment 4. Legal, Ethical and Moral frameworks 6. code Of conduct 7. Social Organization Aa. Ranking system b. Table Of Organization c. Constitution d. by-laws 8. Doctrine 9. Ceremonies and Observances 10. Venues Several Orders in History drew their inspiration from fiction and popular myth. I have heard repeatedly about such groups forming or being recognized but have never talked with anyone from any such group. I figure this site is as good a place as any to put the question. What are your thoughts? It seems I skipped No. 5. above. Well, maybe someone can fill it in.