Gesserit

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Weirding Way - Origin of The Name
... The phrase bene gesserit is Latin ... Dune, Brian Herbert's 2003 biography of his father, the younger Herbert speculates that the name "Gesserit" is supposed to suggest to the reader the word "Jesuit" and thus evoke ... Like the Jesuits, the Bene Gesserit have been accused of using casuistry to obtain justifications for the unjustifiable ...
Bene Gesserit
... The Bene Gesserit ( /ˈbɛniː ˈdʒɛsərɪt/ BEN-ee-JESS-ər-it) are a key social, religious, and political force in Frank Herbert's science fiction Dune universe ... Acolytes who have acquired the breadth of Bene Gesserit abilities are called Reverend Mothers within the organization's ranks ... nature and misunderstood powers, the Bene Gesserit are loyal only to themselves ...
Weirding Way - Powers - Acute Observation and Truthsay
... Bene Gesserit are trained in "the minutiae of observation", noticing details that the common person would miss in the people and environment around ... with their analytical abilities, this "hyperawareness" makes the Bene Gesserit capable of divining secrets and arriving at conclusions that are ... in air currents or the design of a room might allow a Bene Gesserit to detect hidden portals and spyholes minute variations in a person's vocal inflection and body language allow a Bene Gesserit to deeply ...
Lucilla (Dune) - Chapterhouse Dune
... manages to escape Lampadas, a center for Bene Gesserit education where she had served as vice chancellor, before it is completely destroyed by the Honored Matres ... refuge with an underground group whom she knows will be sympathetic to the Bene Gesserit Jews ... The Bene Gesserit — with their memories of the past — were not deceived, and have developed a relationship with the Jews ...
List Of Dune Planets - Chapterhouse
... Chapterhouse is the planetary base of operations of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood in Heretics of Dune, over 5000 years after the events of Dune (when the Bene Gesserit ... the only known source of the all-important spice melange – the Bene Gesserit begin to terraform the surface of green Chapterhouse into a desert in order to breed ... Hiding from the dreaded Honored Matres, the Bene Gesserit keep the location of Chapterhouse secret and shield the planet behind a wall of no-ships ...