We have long known that the objects of our palpable sense experiences can be
influenced by choice -- both conscious choice and unconscious. This is a
demonstrated fact that does not require that we believe some force within us
reaches out and touches the universe. I address a pragmatic relationship
between belief and what we identify as "real." All of our judgments carry a
heavy burden of ancestral beliefs to which we of the Bene Gesserit tend to be
more susceptible than most. It is not enough that we are aware of this and
guard against it. Alternative interpretations must always receive our
-Mother Superior Taraza: Argument in Council
While Odrade, Waff and Sheena continue on their journey through the desert towards the remnants of the Shield Wall, Odrade thinks back to earlier in the day before this venture when she was waiting for Sheeana and Waff. The priest Albertus had been sent to her to inform her that Sheeana had been delayed. She deduces that she is in danger of being assasinated upon a signal from Albertus and confronts him with this. She berates him to the point of nearly groveling and he asks for her forgiveness. She sends him away as messanger to his people, their survival depends on how well they obey her.
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Paul of Dune was so bad it gave me a seizure that dislocated both of my shoulders and prolapsed my anus.