SpyLord: Some of you would like a detailed explanation of the origin or how the Force came about. George will explain a little more about the Force in Ep 1, but expect most of what we will learn about the Force to come from the novelization of Ep 1. George is going to include a lot of information that he does not have time to address in the movie in the novel in order to entice you to buy the novel. Here are some mythological underpinnings about creation that may have a bearing on George's idea of the Force:
Creation Stories, myths that explain the origin of the universe, or cosmos. Creation forms one of the principal themes of mythology throughout the world. Most creation stories assume the eternity of matter or even of the world itself. However, these myths hold that the world in its precreation state was uninhabitable and had to be organized either by the action of cosmic forces or by creator deities. Some creation myths reflect the environmental circumstances of a particular culture.
Creation mythologies explain the actual formation of the world by a variety of processes. These processes include the sacrifice of a primal being; a struggle between supernatural powers; the union or fusion of elements, particularly water and earth; the incubation of a cosmic egg; and the utterance of a divine word. In myths that credit primary creation to gods, these deities often become hazy, remote figures in later mythology; stories often recount their overthrow by their own offspring.
Many mythological accounts ascribe creation to impersonal agents rather than to individual deities. Mythologies also frequently include the creation of a pantheon of related gods. Many creation myths focus on the idea that primal elements were made distinct from one another during the act of creation—for instance, the separation of light from darkness. In others, the raw material for making the world derives from a specific source, such as mud or a primordial being.
Cosmogonic myths generally culminate in the creation of humankind, after which the mythic cosmos comes to resemble the world of human experience. In mythic history, the earliest era of the world is usually the closest to perfection—a Golden Age or Garden of Eden—with later phases showing the progressive degeneration of the world as it grows distant from the original creative impulse. The earliest human beings are often thought to have been of extraordinary stature and longevity and to have been much closer to the gods than are present-day human beings.