DragEgusku wrote:And what does it mean, in your opinion? I'm really curious, as I'm not a native English speaker.
It is easy for the man to face ( look at )
the place where the OM is. It doesn't say it can access
the OM. Those are two different things.
I find it a rather convenient interpretation. Paul talks about men and women as mirror images: "For the
woman, the situation is reversed." I understand the phrase as follows:
A man finds little difficulty facing that place within
himself where the taking force dwells, but it's almost impossible for him to see
into the giving force without changing into something other than man.
A woman finds little difficulty facing that place within
herself where the giving force dwells, but it's almost impossible for her to see
into the taking force without changing into something other than woman.
In this context, the words "to look at" and "access to" seems interchangeable. Of course, it could be only an impression.
But if only females can have OM, then this trait should be sex-linked (100% female). This would explain why there are no males with OM (0% cases), but it contradict the existence of Paul and Leto, because it contradicts the assumption that this is a sex-linked trait. I already said it.
Simply put, there can be no male KH, because it cannot have OM (if it's a sex-linked trait). Perhaps it would be simpler and clearer if the KH were a woman. But Frank chose something else, and I try to understand why.
If this is not related to sex, then there should be mens with OM. But Frank did not write anything about it. It is a mystery, in this case: logically they should exist, but they are not mentioned anywhere. And this aroused my curiosity.
D Pope wrote:
DragEgusku wrote:Maybe some men have discovered techniques for accessing OM
without having the need of the water of life.
In other words, the same can be achieved in different ways.
Maybe they do not even need a drug for that.
Therefore I think that there should be men with the male OM.
If you're writing an inter-quell, yeah! That should mesh seamlessly with
water-worms, magic BG acolytes, and sword masters who've no clue how
to lead a few troops.
It does not jibe so well with Dune.
I'm not writing anything. I only have some ideas. I read some of the prequels/sequels (those that have been translated into Romanian). One word describes these best: boring. They have almost nothing in common with the original books. If I would write in that style
, I would say that mens can have OM just by praying to the gods of the depths. They just pray and receive "the access codes" to their OM.
"Join us and you will be blessed by the gods and you can unlock your OM! What agony, what spice, what training? Those are just for losers!"
I'm just kidding, if you have not you realized it yet.
More seriously, what I meant to say is that if there are men with OM, they could discover different methods of access. The Agony is not the only method, nor the water of life. Duncan and Miles are two examples. They have accessed their past lives without the Agony. Everything I do is to extend this to other possible cases.