How [could] Moënghus take the Psukhe without knowing how it worked?

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« on: June 23, 2016, 12:29:55 am »
If I remember correctly, Kellhus understood how the Psukhe worked, that it was based on passion, simply by talking to Achamian about it on the road. How is it possible that Moënghus who went to Shimeh and worked with the Fanim could not understand how it worked before he agreed to have his eyes removed? Makes little sense for a Dunyain to agree to have his eyes plucked out so carelessly.
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2016, 12:39:28 am »
Did Kellhus understand it? Without a baseline for emotional intensity, how could he possibly understand it? The Dunyain our every bit as susceptible to neglect as we are--as we learn in many different ways through the books. If there's one thing they are, it's confident that their abilities surpass those of the worldborn. Does Kellhus believe in 'the power of love' or does he believe in belief in the power of love? Only hindsight bias makes errors of neglect seem obvious in retrospect: Moenghus had every reason to assume he eclipsed the worldborn in every way involving power, simply because he so manifestly did eclipse them.