The Book of Anger - (excerpts from Dark Empire).
The Emperor's "first empire" evolved from several
sources. Many Jedi secrets were revealed by trained
Jedi who capitulated to the Dark Side. Other secrets,
more ancient, were obtained from the Jedi Holocron. A
third source was the archaic magical concepts that
were known and used (and are still known and used) by
the most primitive peoples.
According to the Emperor, when the Force is sensed
and moved by emotion, from the very center of the
body, and meditated from the lower vital centers of
the being, it acts with the destructive power of a
storm... and the savagery of a beast.
Anger is considered the most potent catalyst to this
kind of power. And anger become rage, when channeled
through the "vital gate" in the center of the body,
can unleash absolutely unstoppable potency throughout
Add the exquisite control of a fine intelligence
standing watch over anger, and you have aggression
that can kill with precision, crush cartilage from
afar...or )he claims) murder opponents from a great
"Now you will experience the full power of the
In the Book of Anger, Emperor Palpatine describes the
origin of force storms:
"I have learned that Anger and Will joined together,
are the greatest Power."
"I have learned to mediate Anger and Will with clarity
and precision, and I have learned to open the hidden
reservoirs of Dark Side Power."
"Anger concentrated by Will in the vital center of the
body, creates a portal through which vast energies are
released - the energies of the Dark Side of the
"Standing watch with the mind, in my meditation of
Anger, I have slain my enemies from great distances,
through the Dark Side Power that permeates the Galaxy.
I have created lightning, and unleashed its
"Using this knowledge, I can unleash the Dark Side
energies that are all around us, even to shatter the
fabric of space itself. In this way, I have created
According to the Emperor, through a simple act of will
he is able to generate energy storms, vastly
destructive, virtually unstoppable. "Force Storms" he
What he also admits in his Book of Anger, is that he
is not able to completely control such phenomena, once
he has triggered their onset. However, in the years
since he wrote those words, the Emperor has continued
to perfect his Dark Side abilities, and he now boasts
to Luke that he has perfect control of his Force
Whether such boasts are true or not (they are not),
one thing becomes abundantly clear from the Emperor's
confrontation with Luke and Leia: these explosions of
chaotic fury - the "Force storms" - are no match for
the greatest power in the Galaxy!