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A Shaman of the Whills was a holy member of the Ancient Order of the Whills, having knowledge of the Force.


One such shaman discovered a method to defy death by retaining one's consciousness in the Force upon death, and shared this secret with Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn. Jinn then passed the knowledge on to Yoda which he passed on to Obi-Wan Kenobi, who would later use this knowledge to vanish while battling Darth Vader.

It was said to be accomplished only through compassion and love, thus the Sith would never be capable of it. However, other ways for eternal life had been discovered, and the most known example is the Sith Lord Darth Plagueis who had discovered how to influence midi-chlorians to create life and live eternally.