The Jedi are a monastic, spiritual, and academic organization in the fictional Star Wars universe and date back to at least 25,000 years before the destruction of the first Death Star. Their order mostly consists of teachers, philosophers, diplomats, and warriors who value knowledge and wisdom above nationality. Their traditional weapon is the lightsaber, a device that emits a blade-like controlled plasma flow. The fictional organization has inspired a nontheistic new religious movement in the real world, Jediism.