The litany against fear is an incantation used by the Bene Gesserit to focus their minds and calm themselves in times of peril. The litany is as follows:
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
Lady Jessica teaches it to her son Paul, who uses it when faced with Mohiam’s test of his ability to withstand excruciating pain.
Inspired by Frank Herbert’s Dune series.