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22 May 2006 @ 07:00 pm
Golden Path?  
Well, even if this place is relatively new and lacking members, I decided to take a chance and join anyway. I'll be happy to discuss regardless if it's just one person, if they (and I mean the moderator) feels the same way. I've never read the whole series through, just the first four books years ago so I thought this will be good for memory.

What was Leto II's golden path? What did he wanted to achieve in the end exactly? I'm not the most intellectual or the brightest person here so I'll need someone to spell it out for me. What I generally got was that he wanted a future that was beyond his prescient powers, I suppose.
--->just your modern renaissance child <---: made by wurlocke@ljserpentineheart on May 23rd, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
This was something that really was hard for me to grasp as well. But what I think the Golden Path is is a cycle of control and some what tyrannical decisions on Leto's part to teach the human race how to truly make long term decisions for the whole of the human race. It's not much but there's my two cents. I hope this has clearified some confusion.

and welcome to spicetrance

Rebeccaindelikatt on June 25th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
I found that the Golden Path was to be the survival of the human race. By repressing humanity for over 3000 years, Leto caused a person's natural tendency to explore to grow a hundred-fold. As such, when Leto died, humans exploded off into uncharted parts of the universe, thus securing their survival. At least that's how I read it.
Jakeinfinition on August 18th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC)
After reading God Emperor of Dune, I believed it was Leto's plan for humanity to escape prescience; humanity's future could remain unseen in case of the rising of another like Leto or Paul. However, after Heretics and Chapterhouse, I thought about it some more and realized that it may have been the foundation for the Scattering so that humanity would survive the unknown enemy from which the Honored Matres fled. Who knows?
Maybe the answer will come in the upcoming two books.