Well, Darius, that just reveals the limited reach of your mind. Arcturus is a philosophical allegory, a post-Nietzschean Pilgrim's Progress. The inadequacy of successive perceptions is the point- all, ultimately is illusion, facade and suffering. 20th century Gnosticism? A multidimensional Zen mandala? Probably both, and more.
Look elsewhere for phasers or lightsabers.