Skywalker is a direct translation of the word Shaman out of the Tungusic, which is where Siberian shamanism comes from. So these heroes that are being instilled in the heart of the culture are shamanic heroes. They control a force which is bigger than everybody and holds the galaxy together.”

“I think that it was J.B.S Haldane who said the world may not only be stranger than we suppose, it may be stranger than we can suppose…I think that the character Yoda describes a sort of shamanic character.”

– Terence McKenna