Dune – Gom Jabbar


“Ever sift sand through a screen?” she asked.

The tangential slash of her question shocked his mind into a higher awareness: Sand through a screen. He nodded.

“We Bene Gesserit sift people to find the humans.”

Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam meets young Paul Atreides and introduces him to the concept of the Gom Jabbar test. You are either human, or an animal; the Bene Gesserit can only allow you to live if you’re the former. From Frank Herbert‘s Dune.


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