7 FORBIDDEN Force Abilities Banned By the Jedi Councilagosto 18, 2022
Force powers were the manifestations of a Jedi, Sith, or other Force-adept’s connection with the Force, an energy field that bound everything in existence. These powers were supernatural abilities not described by science. The powers were usually taught by Force-using organizations, but there were examples of individual, self-improving methods of learning to use the Force. There were many kinds of Force powers, but not all were available to a single person, since some of them required a deep connection with one side of the Force and others were secret. Also, as a side note, it should be taken into account that the Force is not “magic,” nor does it have specific “spells” or “powers,” and they are far more interrelated than the list might suggest. Alternatively, the Force was used as a form of magic by users such as the Witches of Dathomir, Nightsisters, Mind-witches, and users of Sith magic and Sith alchemy.
The Force had a range of powers that functioned in accordance to fundamental attributes that were cardinal in nature, and categorized by the way in which a user was able to focus on the Force while using an ability. The aspects of the Force were divided into Control, Sense, and Alter by the Jedi Order. Under these three themes were several core abilities, that could be expanded upon and changed, depending on the user. Stemming from the core ability were several different ways to manipulate the Force, some of them mainstream within the Jedi and Sith teachings, others personally developed and unique.
The Jedi Order’s teaching method began with the aspect of Control, taught to Jedi Initiates as a way to open their minds to the Force and establish a base point for further development. The theme of Control was centered on the ability to control one’s own mind and body, as self control was the starting point for all Jedi teachings. Control allows Jedi to exist in harmony with nature. Development of these skills would continue throughout a Jedi’s life, as the basics of all other disciplines of Force use began here. One of the most well known side-effects of mastering the discipline of Control was prolonged life and the avoidance of decay.
Three main abilities were centered around Control: tutaminis, curato salva, and altus sopor. These three umbrella abilities incorporated many of the abilities Jedi used throughout their service to the Republic.