- "The Force is the light, the Force is the dark. Jedi choose the light, for all it reveals."
- ―C-3PO reading a passage from one of the texts
The sacred Jedi texts were a collection of eight bound books and scrolls dating back to the dawn of the Jedi Order. By 34 ABY, Luke Skywalker had collected the texts and stored them in a uneti tree near the first Jedi Temple on the aquatic planet of Ahch-To. They were said to contain ancient scriptures, including the Aionomica, Chronicles of Brus-bu, Rammahgon, and the Poetics of a Jedi lost Jedi wisdom, and abilities, including Force projection, also known as Similfuturus, and Force healing. They describe the tenets and history of the Jedi, and give specific guidance to those studying the path of the Jedi. Future students were encouraged to add to the books over millennia. At least one of the books included a passage on how the Jedi chose the light side of the Force. The texts also had a visualization of the Chain Worlds Theorem, or Vergence Scatter, which was a representation of the World Between Worlds.
Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, after feeling a dark disturbance in the Force in 21 ABY[source?] and tracking Ochi with Landonis Balthazar Calrissian, added his writings about what he thought of this disturbance in the texts.
Shortly after the destruction of Starkiller Base, Rey encountered the long sought-after Luke Skywalker on Ahch-To and was drawn to the texts after failing to convince him to return to aid the Resistance. He explained to her that the texts, like him, were all that remained of the Jedi religion. After Rey left the planet in hopes of redeeming Kylo Ren, Luke attempted to burn down the ancient tree along with the texts, and was aided in the endeavor by the Force spirit of Yoda, though Rey had already taken them with her aboard the Millennium Falcon, unknown to Skywalker. Shortly afterward, the protocol droid C-3PO assisted Rey in translating the texts.
Texts[edit | edit source]
The Rammahgon[edit | edit source]
The original Rammahgon was said to have been destroyed over 5,000 years before the Battle of Yavin, but Luke Skywalker found it on Ossus. The book contained at least four precepts, each of which told a story of the universe and the Force. The four stories conflicted. The Fourth Precept was a poem that described battles between gods. The Rammahgon also contained astronomical information, especially concerning Exegol, which included hyperspace lanes, warnings of "deep space dangers," and information on the Galactic Barrier.
The cover of the Rammahgon was made of a red clay that was formed from interstellar gases. The spine and pages were made of uneti wood. At least part of the book was written in Coremaic; other parts were written in protobesh cartouches.
The Aionomica[edit | edit source]
The Aionomica were two volumes (known as Aionomicum I and Aionomicum II). They were assembled by Jedi Master Ri-Lee Howell and detail early accounts of "explorations and codifications of the Force."
The Chronicles of Brus-bu[edit | edit source]
The Poetics of a Jedi[edit | edit source]
Poetics of a Jedi was a book written by the Jedi Master Lyr Farseeker. A copy of it was among the eight books that Luke Skywalker managed to collect during his search for ancient Jedi scriptures, and were later passed down to Rey.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The sacred Jedi texts first appeared in the 2017 film Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi, the second installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. They also appeared in its sequel, Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition audiobook
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: A Junior Novel
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: A Junior Novel audiobook
- The Last Jedi Read-Along Storybook and CD
- The Last Jedi: Rey's Journey
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi Graphic Novel Adaptation
- The Last Jedi Adaptation 1
- The Last Jedi Adaptation 4
- Poe Dameron 28
- Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Expanded Edition
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Expanded Edition audiobook
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: A Junior Novel
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: A Junior Novel audiobook
Non-canon appearances[edit | edit source]
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
- The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 72 (Highlights of the Saga: Luke's Journey in the Force)
- Star Wars: Destiny – Spark of Hope (Card: )
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
- Star Wars: The Secrets of the Jedi
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Galactic Guide
- The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
- Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection
- "The Saga of Rey" – Star Wars Encyclopedia