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.
The Fatum Operandi was founded by Satelle after they felt they had outgrown the trappings of force realism during the Second Dynasty.
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 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.
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:
Order Supero Omnia
Thanks to Viperion for having the foresight to both save and share their archive!
r/SithOrder as it stands today, was 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 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.
Moor founds the Dark Aspect of the Force Academy, after helping to shape what the Force Academy would be.
Moor’s work is very spiritual and New Age focused.
After ousting Moor, Satelle becomes Head of the Dark Aspect at the Force Academy. To differentiate between her and Moor’s work, the Force Academy begins to have “Dynasties” when a new leader takes over.
Satelle’s work is focused on general self improvement, and accepting both sides of yourself.
The Second Dynasty later merged the majority of their work into the Fatum Operandi.
After Satelle left to focus on Fatum Operandi, Richard Irvine founds the 3rd Dynasty unopposed.
The Fourth Dynasty was led by Noel Vock, who believed in the strength of the pack rather than focusing on individual strength.
The Fifth dynasty was led by Kissed by Shiva, who led a return to a more mythical and magickal Dark Aspect.
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.
After the interregnum, Khaos took control of the Force Academy and founded the Sixth Dynasty.
Draconis, the founder of the Order of the Sith took over control of the Dark Aspect of the Force Academy, founding the Seventh Dynasty.
The Second Interregnum was a five year period where no leader was able to successfully implement a lasting training regime without being overthrown, before finally, Satelle took over the Force Academy.
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 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.