View Full Version : Dune, Spice Melange

03-21-2011, 04:34 PM
I'm sure many of you have read or seen Dune. Me not yet! Here is a quote from the introduction of the film, speaking about the most precious substance in the universe, the spice Melange:

The spice extends life. The spice expands consciousness. The spice is vital to space travel.


It seems like the author talks about ormus here! Also the name "spice", reminds of salt, from where ormus is extracted.
He talks also about spice addicts and that the spice mutates them over generations. Sounds interesting novel to read.

solomon levi
03-21-2011, 06:25 PM
I haven't read it but watched the film. It was interesting. I made similar connections.
Also "melange" has the root mel = black as in al khem.
And the spice came from giant worms, ie serpents/mercury/Leviathan, etc.