That which submits rules
The Dune ring
is inspired by the book Dune, authored by Frank Herbert
The translation of the Hebrew phrase engraved on the ring is: "That which submits rules
" - A line taken from the book. These words hold the secret to true human enlightenment.
The hawk that appears in the center of the Dune ring is the emblem of the house of Atreides, from whom the "Qwitzat Haderach" emerges,
is derived. The hawk represents the higher self, the witness who always sees the entire scene, "The big picture" symbolizes the perception of the "Cosmic Thought".
The Dune ring's color combination of the green emerald stones mounted on a blackened surface represents the black and green flag of the house of Atreides.
The green emerald also symbolizes the center and compassion of the heart.
The inscription in Arabic writing on the Dune ring is a variation of Paul Atreides' Arabic nickname "Lisan il Gayeb", meaning "The language of the one who came".
About the Dune Book
The award-winning novel Dune, which became the bestseller Sci-Fi novel of all time was written in 1965 by Frank Herbert. It set in the distant future, where humanity lives among the stars as a feudal society, with noble houses controlling different planets, under the rulership of an emperor. The protagonist of the story is Paul Atreides, whose family house becomes in charge of the planet Arrakis (derived from the Arabic word Al Rakisa - The Dancer due to its celestial pattern). This is one example of how Herbert was able to weave endless details that make this fictional world a real one in the mind of the reader.
In this novel (and the next ones in the Dune series), Herbert tried to figure out what is the true purpose of the Cosmos, and though many readers read the story as a sort of a thrilling Sci-Fi novel it is much more than that. Herbert created a multi-layered plot with sub contexts tying together politics, religion, ecology, technology, human psyche, and philosophy
In order to emphasize his drive to understand the purpose of the cosmos, he used the metaphor of the “Spice Melange
”, the most precious substance in the universe, that exists only on the desert planet Arrakis and enable the one who consumes it to expand his consciousness and literally see the future. That is the reason that the control of Arrakis is a coveted and dangerous as the forces of the empire confront each other in a struggle for the control of Arrakis and its "spice".
Frank Herbert saw the universe as a living thing, as can be seen in the metaphor of Planet Arrakis as a living entity. The cosmos gains consciousness and awareness through evolution, in such a way, that throughout the ages the human being will gain such an awareness that he and the cosmic will become one. Herbert uses the term “Kwisatz Haderach” taken from the kabbalistic term “Kefitzat Haderech”
, the ability to be at different places at the same time. It also literally means “to shorten the way” or simply a “breakthrough” since the plot’s hero Paul Atreides becomes the next step in human evolution.