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3/14/2003

Mentat Chant

Filed under: — Posted by the Fantasist during the Hour of the Hare which is terribly early in the morning.
The moon is Waxing Gibbous

I made a mistake!

I was going through my blog and noticed that I made a mistake in a reference to the Javacrucian Chant and where it originated. I said that it was based on the Litany Against Fear, but it’s not. It is, in fact, based on the little chant that the Mentats do when they drink the “juice of Sapho”, which is what gives them their legendary speed of thought.
That goes like this:
“It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the
juice of sapho that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire
stains, the stains become a warning. It is by will alone I
set my mind in motion.”

As big a fan of the Dune books by Frank Herbert as I am, I’m really rather embarassed that I missed that! I guess it’s time to read the series again!!

Oh, and don’t forget, Sunday, March 16th, the SciFi Channel is playing their original move Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune. Before that, they have their previous original movie, Frank Herbert’s Dune on again! Get those VCRs ready!!

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