In Chapterhouse Dune, one of the encyclopedia exposita entries at the beginning of a chapter is (boldface mine):

Our household god is this thing we carry forward generation after generation: our message for humankind if it matures. The closest thing we have to a household goddess is a failed Reverend Mother—Chenoeh there in her niche.

—Darwi Odrade

While I am aware that maturing humanity is a central goal of the Bene Gesserit, I cannot remember any other mention of the Bene Gesserit’s message for humanity in Frank Herbert’s books. I might have missed something though and I’ve not read anything not written by Frank Herbert. Thus my question is: Is this message ever mentioned again or are its contents elaborated?

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    I don't think this is a literal message, as in a single pithy revelation. I think it's the accumulated wisdom of the BG sisterhood--everything they've learned (or decided) about what it means to be a mature humankind. As such, the "message" amounts to everything we know the BG (and, incidentally, the Tyrant) actually cared about. Nov 30 '15 at 18:25
  • Here is another analysis of BG: "The basic rule is this: Never support weakness: always support strength. - The Bene Gesserit Azhar Book, Compilation of Great Secrets" - books.google.com/books/about/…
    – Hydra119
    Feb 9 '17 at 1:24
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    I've thought the Bene Geserit were their own message. They wished all "humans" to be as "human" as they were. Feb 8 '19 at 17:23

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