Heretics of Dune Setting & Symbolism

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The Atreides Manifesto

The "Atreides Manifesto" appears anonymously, calling into question every religion based on science while declaring that the universe is magical and transient. Because that is the essence of the hidden "Shariat," the Bene Tleilax embrace it and look forward to the "powindah" (non-Tleilaxu) expending great energies trying to suppress it, knowing that this will only further empower the words. The document is the work of the Reverend Mother Darwi Odrade, a descendent of Siona Atreides, written at the direction of the Reverend Mother Superior Alma Mavis Taraza. It has the intended effect. The Rakian High Priest Tuek collapses and reports that both the Ixians and Fish Speakers are upset by it. Tuek laments that the terrible document claims that God and his works are human creations - something no high priest can let go unchallenged. By contrast, the Tleilaxu Master of Masters, Tylwyth Waff, says...

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