Muad'Dib gave us a particular kind of knowledge about prophetic insight, about
the behavior which surrounds such insight and its influence upon events which
are seen to be "on line." (That is, events which are set to occur in a related
system which the prophet reveals and interprets.) As has been noted elsewhere,
such insight operates as a peculiar trap for the prophet himself. He can become
the victim of what he knows -- which is a relatively common human failing. The
danger is that those who predict real events may overlook the polarizing effect
brought about by overindulgence in their own truth. They tend to forget that
nothing in a polarized universe can exist without its opposite being present.
-The Prescient Vision, by Harq al-Ada
Leto stands at a palmyrie contemplating walking into the desert forever, how easy that would be. The sandtrout have penetrated into ever organ, changing him and he changes them. The new breed of greedy Fremen remind him why he must not. Paul comes to him and Leto tells him he faces a difficult choice. Paul remarks that he thought Leto had already made all the choices but Leto reminds him of that trap. Leto is no longer relying on pure vision but vision management. Leto must go meet Farad'n and asks Paul to preach in Arrakeen once more with himself as his guide. He tells him he will not return. Paul agrees.
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