But can he manipulate this process? Can he cause The Magnificence to impart power to him by his thoughts, his desires, his emotions, his movements? Probably in a limited way. The Magnificence will not impart him with any knowledge asked for in any old way, whatever. No, either his questions have to be asked about a certain allowable array of subjects, or his questions need to be asked in a certain way.
He decides to experiment with the realm of smells. He decides to abandon the round and to plunge himself as deeply into this fetid area of abjection that the area -- the vision -- the environment -- allows him to go. Man the torpedoes; full speed ahead!