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tiredofbuttons
11-10-2010, 06:09 PM
Q: New Dreadlords? Via True Power? What are limits of True Power? When did we see it used before?

RJ: Access to the True Power is a matter of wanting it and the Dark One letting you. NOT black cords. In Prologue to The Eye of the World, we saw Ishamael use the True Power to Heal insanity. The One Power can not be used to Heal insanity. True Power used at Shayol Ghul will fry you instantly.

Wonder if Nynaeve healing insanity was a Brandon thing or just a mistake by RJ. Or if we haven't heard the last of it.

morat'corlm
11-10-2010, 06:17 PM
Either a Sanderson error or the insanity caused by the taint isn't insanity in the traditional sense, but rather (as Nynaeve perceived it) the taint pressing against parts of the brain so as to trigger various insanities. Which is kind of hair-splitting, to be honest, but RJ's been known to do that in the past. And the difference between a neurochemical imbalance caused by ordinary biological reasons and one caused by the essence of Shai'tan building up in your brain is a fairly thick hair, as these go.

tiredofbuttons
11-10-2010, 06:23 PM
Either a Sanderson error or the insanity caused by the taint isn't insanity in the traditional sense, but rather (as Nynaeve perceived it) the taint pressing against parts of the brain so as to trigger various insanities. Which is kind of hair-splitting, to be honest, but RJ's been known to do that in the past. And the difference between a neurochemical imbalance caused by ordinary biological reasons and one caused by the essence of Shai'tan building up in your brain is a fairly thick hair, as these go.

He was talking about insanity caused by the Taint. Since LTT was healed by Ishy with the TP. Yet Nynaeve healed insanity caused by the taint. So I think it is just an inconsistency.

metaphor
11-10-2010, 07:00 PM
He was talking about insanity caused by the Taint. Since LTT was healed by Ishy with the TP. Yet Nynaeve healed insanity caused by the taint. So I think it is just an inconsistency.

Not really. Nynaeve didn't heal insanity. She removed the taint that caused the insanity. It's more akin to removing compulsion than to healing.
Nynaeve herself makes that point.

Terez
11-10-2010, 08:39 PM
From the wording, that's Erica Sadun's report, right? There have been a lot of questions from that particular report. I think maybe she paraphrased overly in some parts.