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  • Yet the boy fitted the ancient prophecy so precisely.
  • He dreams with the Fremen—of prophecies and messiahs.
  • My Lady, when one has lived with prophecy for so long, the moment of revelation is a shock.
  • They’ve a legend here, a prophecy, that a leader will come to them, child of a Bene Gesserit, to lead them to true freedom.
  • Of course, the prophecy left certain latitude as to whether the Mother Goddess would bring the Messiah with her or produce Him on the scene.
  • "The Mahdi will be aware of things others cannot see," went the prophecy.
  • The wisdom of seeding the known universe with a prophecy pattern for the protection of B.G. personnel has long been appreciated, but never have we seen a condition-ut-extremis with more ideal mating of person and preparation.
  • He tells us that a single obscure decision of prophecy, perhaps the choice of one word over another, could change the entire aspect of the future.
  • =========================== Prophecy and prescience—How can they be put to the test in the face of the unanswered questions?
  • What of the harmonics inherent in the act of prophecy?
  • Consider: How much is actual prediction of the "waveform" (as Muad’Dib referred to his vision-image) and how much is the prophet shaping the future to fit the prophecy?
  • Jessica thought about the prophecy — the Shari-a and all the panoplia propheticus, a Bene Gesserit of the Missionaria Protectiva dropped here long centuries ago — long dead, no doubt, but her purpose accomplished: the protective legends implanted in these people against the day of a Bene Gesserit’s need.
  • =========================== This Fremen religious adaptation, then, is the source of what we now recognize as "The Pillars of the Universe," whose Qizara Tafwid are among us all with signs and proofs and prophecy.
  • Thus was the prophecy made true that the Lisan al-Gaib might be both dead and alive.
  • It is pleasant to think that Bomoko understood the prophecy in his words: "Institutions endure."
  • IJAZ: prophecy that by its very nature cannot be denied; immutable prophecy.
  • IJAZ: prophecy that by its very nature cannot be denied; immutable prophecy.
  • A sighing whisper of awe passed through the crowd, and Jessica heard the words: "The prophecy — A Bene Gesserit shall show the way and a Reverend Mother shall see it."
  • Kynes’ thoughts were overwhelmed at last by the words of prophecy: "And they shall share your most precious dream.
  • =========================== On that first day when Muad’Dib rode through the streets of Arrakeen with his family, some of the people along the way recalled the legends and the prophecy and they ventured to shout: "Mahdi!
  • And she said: "You spoke of your Reverend Mother . and I’ve heard words of legend and prophecy.
  • She said: "The seeress who brought you the legend, she gave it under the binding of karama and ijaz, the miracle and the inimitability of the prophecy—this I know.

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  • The prophecy came true.
  • It was a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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