Wilhelm Reich – Dune mentat, comparison

I seek questions that form the best images

Doing this, you never thought of yourself as clever, that you had the formula to provide the solution. You remained as responsive to new questions as you did to new patterns.Testing, re-testing, shaping and re-shaping. A constant process, never stopping, never satisfied. It was your own private pavane, similar to that of other Mentats but it carried always your own unique posture and  steps.

– Frank Herbert, Chapter House Dune, p. 74, New English Library, London (1985)

Then consider this:

Theologian Robert S. Corrington emphasizes Reich’s unusual thinking power in his 2003 Reich biography. He considers Reich to have had an almost unparalleled ability to synthesize knowledge from vastly diverging fields “simultaneously maintaining several seemingly incompatible conceptual horizons in one expanding categorial and phenomenological space, while also making continual reconstruction and reconfigurations that correspond to an expanding phenomenal data field.”[1]. Corrington asserts that while Freud at best could work out one or two categorial horizons simultaneously, “Reich […] could hold a number of horizons in his mind while reshaping each one under the creative pressure of the others, […]producing a rich skein from the game strategies of (1) transformed psychoanalysis, (2) cultural anthropology, (3) economics, (4) bioenergetics, (5) psychopathology, (6) sociology, and (7) ethics.[