Over the last 20+ years, thousands of people from the around the world have come together to explore and develop Sith Realism.
Over that period, dozens of different branches of thought have been developed by multiple different groups. The internet is a fickle mistress though and most of those sites no longer work, so I’ve collected every lecture I could find in the hopes this knowledge will never be lost again.
r/SithOrder as it stands today, is a splinter group that developed from a Reddit group set up to explore the idea of fleshing out the fictional Sith into a real-world philosophy and power base. Interestingly, they developed completely separately from the rest of the force realist community.
The Fatum Operandi was founded by Satelle after they felt they had outgrown the trappings of force realism during the Second Dynasty.
Click to see full Fatum Operandi Archive.
The Sithist Cabal is founded by Seti, in response to disillusionment with the Force Academy after a number of members were banned.
Draconis, the founder of the Order of the Sith and a Head of the Dark Aspect, was a prolific writer, including writing his thoughts in a number of different blogs.
The New Sith Order
Founded by Darth Sanguinus, The New Sith Order is a semi-active forum dedicated to exploring Sith philosophy.
- The Sith Ideology
- Sith Spirituality
- Unity in The Force
- The Page and its Symbolism
- Death and the Afterlife
The Sith Holocron
Founded by Darth Silus, The Sith Holocron was a blog and forum dedicated to creating a philosophy for the Sith as envisioned in the fiction.
- Why Be Sith
- Overview of the Sith
- Alpha Male
- Self Control
- Right Seeing
- The Windswept Mountain
- Breath Meditation
- Shroud of the Dark Side
- Silosian Fables
Order of the Sith
The Order of the Sith, founded by Draconis, is one of the oldest still-running Sith Realism communities in the world.
Dark Jedi was a blog detailing the thoughts of Seti, one of the Heads of the Dark Aspect at the Force Academy.
A blog contributed to by a number of Masters of the Dark Aspect:
The Force Academy is one of the oldest and most active Force Realism communities in the world.
Editor’s Note: The tradition at the Force Academy is for each new leader to reorganise the training system, which has led to the separate training systems being referred to as separate dynasties.
- A Thought Towards Destiny
- Lesson 1: The Dark Knight
- Lesson 2: The Armour
- Lesson 3: The Sword
- Lesson 4: Your Emotions Betray You
- Lesson 5: Ethics of a Dark Knight
- Fear, Hate, Sith.
- Traits of the Dark Warrior
- Lessons from the Bear
- The Universe
- Mundane Reality
- The Path of Darkness
- The Sword of Darkness
- The Awakening
- Waking Up
- Mental Warfare
- Moor’s Meditation Added by Kronos
The Second Dynasty later became the Fatum Operandi.
Darkness and Individual
- Mindfulness Lecture 1: Overview
- Mindfulness Lecture 2: Mindfullness on the Airfield
- Mindfulness Lecture 3: On Truth
- Meditation Lecture 1: On Meditation
- Meditation Lecture 2: Living Meditation
- Meditation Lecture 3: Aum
- Strategy Lecture 1: Force Perspectives
- Strategy Lecture 2: Three Lessons
- Strategy Lecture 3: The Chess Pieces
- Strategy Lecture 4: The Chess Board
- Strategy Lecture 5: The Unseen Warrior
- Strategy Lecture 6: Mission Tactics
For whatever reason, to my knowledge the Fourth Dynasty kept the curriculumn of the Third Dynasty.
Matters of the Mundane
Codex: Standing Up
- Codex: Chapter I
- Codex: Chapter II
- Codex: Chapter III
- Codex: Chapter IV
- Codex: Chapter V
- Codex: Chapter VI
- Codex: Chapter VII
The Interregnum was period of inactivity for the Dark Aspect in which there was no Head, so a self-led training programme was put in place.
- My Name is Fight
- Violence, Militancy and Purpose
- Lessons from the Kingfisher
- Shades of Dark Do Dances
Some of the Heads of Aspects also had their own blogs where they explored their thoughts:
As the community grew from nothing, many of those who would be Sith existed first on Jedi platforms. I’ve gathered all the relevant dark aspect material below:
The Temple of the Jedi Arts
The Temple of the Jedi Arts was built around the idea of learning real lessons from the mythos of Star Wars, including being the first site to explore Sith Realism.
- The Dark Side Itself
- How the Dark Side can Seduce
- The Force
- Fighting the Dark Side
- Challenges of the Dark Side
- The Unseen Warrior
- Alert Mind, Ready Body
- Heating/Cooling Technique
- Clarity and Control
A role-playing forum that also explored what it would mean to follow a darker path.
- The Force
- The Dark Side
- The Focus of the Dark Side
- Who Shall Succeed?
- Oath of the Dark Side
- A Dark Apprentice
- Ways of the Force
- Dark Side Tenets
- The Sith Empire
- The Entity
- The New Enemy
An RPG site that grew into something more. For most, this was the beginnings of the Force Realist community.
- Path of Darkness
- Nature of the Force
- A Jedi’s Greatest Ally
- The Nature of the Dark Side
- Aspect of Light and Dark
- Kyp Durron’s Tale
- Calming Breathe Technique
- Jedi Meditation – Basic Technique
- A Jedi’s First Battle
The general opinion is that Jedi Lore was the first site to take the fiction from a realistic stand-point, to try and gleam real life lessons from a fictional source.
Unlike its other, more RPG focused sites, the Jedi Academy helped lay the foundations of Force Realism as we know it today.