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Upon completion, the converted sandworm bile was regurgitated by new Reverend Mother or collected from perspiration on her skin. The chemical collected then officially declared the Water of Life.
Since its inception, the taking of the Water of Life could only be conducted by women appropriately trained in prana/bindu. Any man who had tried died. Bene Gesserit plans had it that the culmination of their breeding program would result in a male Bene Gesserit who could successfully convert the Water of Life. This man would be the Kwisatz Haderach. In 10193 AG, Paul Atreides was the first male to succeed in converting the Water of Life, in a process that kindled new and immense powers in the young Atreides Duke. Before, and even after this attempt, many men had attempted the process and died. Paul had consumed only one drop of the bile, and it had put him into such a deep coma that he was believed dead. After three weeks, however, he emerged, having successfully converted the bile into the Water of Life. Along with it came many powerful abilities, such as perfect prescience.
originally posted by: crankyoldman
2,246 medically preserved fetal remains found at the home of former (deceased) South Bend abortion doctor. He lost his license in 2015 after performing an abortion on a 13-yr-old. He had performed abortions on girls as young as 10. via.fox59.com... via @fox59
At what point does a/the pattern emerge?
With any hope of plausible deniability over the Jeffrey Epstein scandal dissolving, MIT President L. Rafael Reif is facing down his own illustrious institution and alumni as current and former students call for him to step down.
originally posted by: liveandlearn
a reply to: Diaspar
Sadly, I do find him believable and it confirms what we all suspected these agencies really are at the core.
Still, the interview was shocking and I am feeling it internally. May need a bit of tranquilizer to calm me down.
Just sent it to my family members. his story needs to be heard.
In 1949 Herbert and his wife moved to California to work on the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat. Here they befriended the psychologists Ralph and Irene Slattery. The Slatterys introduced Herbert to the work of several thinkers who would influence his writing, including Freud, Jung, Jaspers and Heidegger; they also familiarized Herbert with Zen Buddhism.
He was a distant relative of the controversial Republican senator, Joseph McCarthy, whom he referred to as "Cousin Joe."
Herbert believed that governments lie to protect themselves and that, following the infamous Watergate scandal, President Richard Nixon had unwittingly taught an important lesson in not trusting government.
Herbert deliberately suppressed technology in his Dune universe so he could address the future of humanity, rather than the future of humanity's technology. Dune considers the way humans and their institutions might change over time.
The novel is set in a distant future when humans are part of an interstellar civilization called the ConSentiency composed of many species. One, the Taprisiots, provide instant mind-to-mind communication between two sentient minds anywhere in the universe, and the Caleban provide "jump-doors" (which allow instantaneous travel between any two points in the universe).
originally posted by: cherokeetroy
a reply to: Diaspar
I'm listening for the 2nd time but the interviewer is so #ing distracting. I hope someone makes a transcript, it would be easier to dissect the info. maybe I'll do it...