One thing that many people miss when trying to understand the variations of Jedi is that they are looking at it as a completely fabricated story, and not realizing that they are all a metaphor for ancient and modern mysticism. Looking at their roots within Alchemical Hermeticism, along with Hermes/Thoth and the land of Khem, is therefore important. For example, the Hermeticist Sir Isaac Newton coined the term “the Force” in his translation of the “Emerald Tablets of Thoth“.
There are light, dark, and gray oriented mystics (Jedi), and the orientation of each mystic mirrors how they perceive life as an individual. If they perceive both the light and darkness as aspects that are contained within themselves, then they are a gray mystic, but if they perceive either the light or dark as an external force that is not a part of them, then they will be a light mystic who has externalized their darkness, or a dark mystic who has externalized their light. The gray mystic perceives all within themselves, and are thus able to act fully from the inside-out, whereas a light or dark mystic perceives only half within themselves, and the other half as external to them, and they partially act from the inside-out, but are also partially motivated into action from the outside-in. Whereas both the light and dark mystics are still functionally connected to external authorities within an unnatural hierarchy, the gray mystics are sovereign and antonymous beings who are able to express themselves fully in the external hierarchy of life from within. One of the most famous modern gray mystics was the psychologist Carl G. Jung, who shared his Jungian Analysis as a means of internalizing both the light and darkness within; he called it “shadow work” and the “individuation process”.
The following video does not necessarily reflect our views on Gray Mysticism, but is a Star Wars fan’s description of the Gray (grey) Jedi: