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WHAT IT IS TO BE A GOREAN MASTER
by Dktah Warrior


Gor ... to understand what it is to be a Master of Gor one must understand Gor.... Gor is a harsh land, a planet made up in the mind of author and sociologist, John Norman. Mr. Norman spent many years in study of the Roles of men and women in society and painted a picture of a society that allows and caters to the most basic instincts of men and women. Not just a mans fantasy, but a scientifically proven display of the true desires and wishes of both men and women. Mr. Norman spent many years in the developing these roles that people play in life and placed men and women in the role that most fits there strongest urges. For men it is to be in control, to garner respect from women in all ways, to take and hold a woman as a possession for his pleasure and his desire, to own her heart fully. Captured, to have her submit to his need and his will. For women it is Just the opposite, to be owned and possessed as a object, to be made into a tool of pleasure for the man that owns her, a strong confident powerful unafraid man. A man that knows what pleases him, a man that is fully willing to take it without regret and without concern for anyone but himself and his pleasure. The women desires this more than anything, to be so fully desired that a man is willing to own her and show his ownership proudly with a collar or brand. To know that she is sultry and desirable, to know that she is the woman that brings fire to his heart and loins.


Why is it that these traits are such a strong draw to the human animal? These traits embody the very base aspects of the human animal. They place no social restraints on the strongest sexual urges for both the man and the woman. They allow each to play out the roles that, if society fell to its knees and the old story of nature ruled, only the strong survive. This is what mother nature intended for men and women. This is what made man the dominate animal on the planet. This is what society has deemed to be not acceptable for civilized people. Man is still, and always will be an animal, domesticated or not, man is an animal and to be happy he must answer the call of his blood.
So what does it take to be a master of Gor? It takes a man not afraid to be what nature intended him to be. It takes a man who is confident secure and who knows just what pleases him and will not settle for less than this. It takes a man who knows what is right always and will stand up for this always. To be a Gorean master, one must be first a man. To be Gorean takes a man.


THOUGHTS ON WHAT A MASTER IS, FROM A SLAVES VIEWPOINT


To be a Gorean Master takes more then the ability to toss a ko-lar on the first woman who enters your Homestone. It means much more than "furring", and much more then "punishment". To be a Gorean Master One must have the ability to be a loving Guide, but stern; an Owner, but caring; and a Teacher with patience. A master must be willing to take a slave and mold her to what He wants, not caring for her needs. A Master may seem heartless, but he is also able to take up the responsibility of having a slave who he knows gives her all to please him, but also does not let that go to the extent where the slave ends up controlling him. He knows those limitations and honors that control in respect to safety and knows his slaves limits. He is strong for his slave, and though she may be nothing and disposed of at the blink of an eye, he knows the slaves which truly are there for his pleasure, not their own. It even says in Tarnsman of Gor, the very first book, that concern for a slave is out of place. slaves are nothing but property, like a sandal, a rock, a slave is nothing, does anyone ever ask a rock what they think or feel?
A Gorean master NEVER inflicts pain in anger. He is able to control his anger before he can control another. He allows the slave mistakes, knowing through these mistakes, she will learn and grow to be a better slave. A Gorean master watches other masters, learns from them always. As with a slave, a master never stops learning, for when he does, he no longer has the desire to be a master.


WHAT A MASTER NEEDS TO KNOW


1--Trust between a master and a slave is very important. Without trust, there is nothing.
2--Honor in himself, to know who he is and want that bad enough that no matter what, he remains true to his homestone, to the point of not even desiring another home.
3--Strength, to not fold when a slave cries, to not give in to a slaves whining, to be a master in every sense of the word and know that same slave will grow in her "lessons" if only he is strong first.
4--To know himself, to be able to take a stand and not back down if it is in his true mind.
5--Himself, not someone else, to have his own mind in what he wants and yet be willing to learn, admit, and accept, if wrong.
6--Need to know what he owns, his slave, to be willing to talk if problems arise.
7--Wisdom to understand the thoughts of a slave before she speaks them.
8--Maturity, to know that life isn't all sexual and to be a Gorean Master involves much more than that.
9--Humanity, to be willing to listen to his slave, and allow her to voice concerns which may inhibit the slave/Master relationship.
10-Compassion, to try to give the slave a chance, find out why she hurts or why she loves..to listen with an open mind, but not be led into becoming the slave.
11-Responsibility for what he himself and his slave does, and deal with it as need be done, with honor.
12-Courage to admit to his own errors.
13-Teacher, to help his slave learn what he wishes and needs without anger.
14-Patient, never taking anything out in anger upon his slave.
15-Guide, to lead his slave to learn the true meaning of what it is to serve.
16-Do NOT spoil, a slave will never see you in a respectful way if you constantly feel the need to "reward" her for every little thing she does. she will see you as weak. How can a slave grow if every little thing she does is rewarded? she grows from the punishment, at times she CRAVES the punishment to know you are the one in control, not her..its the way of a real slave...its how she was brought up and to try to turn her another direction, spoils all she has spent her entire life to learn. she does things because she is a slave, not because she expects "rewards". They become meaningless if used over and over. Give them, if you feel, very rarely....and your slave will crave it and then serve you better to get it.


HINTS


1. Be honorable, be proud of Your homestone and vow to its allegiance until You no longer have breath...and don't decieve it in the name of "lust" or personal hurt.
2. Allow a slave little, for then she will crave what You do given when YOU want it to be given.
3. Find a site with the books or read quotes from the books on how Gorean Masters are in there. It will help a LOT.
4. NEVER allow a slave to tell You what to do, because it then places You in a slaves debt...something which is VERY unMaster-like in Gor.
5. Do not allow a slave to get away with anything, for they will continue and it will get worse. Punish as needed, and do NOT be afraid of hurting the slaves feelings...she is NOTHING but Your property.
6. Treat a slave as You would a piece of wood. That is what she is equal to. Your honor is at stake if You ever allow a slave to Master You, instead of You Mastering her.
7. Think out and learn from Other Masters, punishment. What works, what doesnt, and dont be ashamed to learn more from Other Masters. They will not think less of You.
8. Respect is to the Master, nothing is owed a slave ever.
9. A slave is NOT a Free, do NOT treat her as one. If a TRUE SLAVE wished to be treated as an equal, she would be a Free, not a slave. This is what she craves and desires more than anything, control of the Master, and in return, she will bring honor and respect to Your name. If You are not strong in Mastering Your slave, she will become frustrated and not wish to please You any longer, knowing there are Other Masters who can and will treat her as a slave should be treated.
10. A Master is a real Man, in every way. He demands respect and honor regardless and will give His life for that.
11. Steer away from arguing with slaves or involving Yourself in their disputes. Same goes with FreeWomen, do not argue with Them, its not worth it.
12. Teach Your slave humility, until You do, You still have a spoiled subbie who does not respect You. Be strong and yet gentle, a difficult combination, but once met, brings the best of slaves out.
13. And last, do NOT be afraid to watch, read, ask questions and learn.


SCROLL QUOTES REGARDING BEING A MASTER


"An interesting contrast here is the Gorean master/slave relationship. Men tend to be extremely interested in things they own, and tend, usually, to be quite fond of them. Owned women do not form an exception to this general rule. The slave girl is commonly desired and prized by her master; she is one of his treasures. The Gorean master, interested in her and attentive to her, wants to know everything about her, in her emotions and feelings, in their feminine, lyrical detail. Conversing with a lovely slave is one of the many pleasures of owning her. It is almost impossible for a girl to keep her thoughts or feelings from her master. He knows her too well. Most girls are extremely responsive to their masters, and love them deeply, with that incredible love which can be known only by an enslaved woman, that love which a woman can accord only to a man who is her total master. Yet I would be remiss did I not mention that even the most vital, animate slave, delightedly conversing with her master, knows that at a mere snap of his fingers she may have to tear aside her garments and serve him as a chain slut. She is owned. Too, many slave girls are kept by men who are harsh and cold to them, who despise them as mere slaves. These girls, too, of course, must obey. They, too, of course, must perform perfectly for their masters."


FIGHTING SLAVE OF GOR, Pg. 99

"Excellent slaves are seldom beaten, for there is little if any, reason to do so. To be sure, such a a girl, particularly a love slave, occasionally desires to feel the stroke of the lash, wanting to feel pain at the hands of a beloved master, wanting to be whipped by him because she loves him, in this way symbolizing to herself her relationship to him, that of slave to master, her acceptance of that relationship and her rejoicing in it."


MAGICIANS OF GOR Pg. 124 & 125

"May I speak, Master?" asked the girl. "Yes," I said, as Marcus would not respond to her. This permission may be given by any free person and is effective, unless it is overruled by the true master."


VAGABONDS OF GOR, Pg.486

"The slave is totally subject to the Master in all ways, and in all things. She is his to do with as he pleases. She depends on him forher food and the merest scrap of her clothing, if any. She is subject,completely , to his discipline, to his abuse and his whip. She is owned, like a sandal or saddle. She may be slain even on a whim, if her master wishes"


BLOOD BROTHERS OF GOR.

"A slave girl is often very careful about meeting the eyes of a free man directly, particularly a stranger. They can be cuffed or beaten for such insolence"


MAGICIANS OF GOR.

"Code of Warriors emphasizing loyalty to Pride Chiefs and the home stone."


TARNSMAN OF GOR, Pg. 41

"The control of a girl's clothing, and many other things, such as her diet, chaining, name, whether or not her head is to be shaved, and so on, are all within the purview of the master. His power over the slave is unqualified and absolute."


MAGICIANS OF GOR Pg. 26

"I considered the unilaterally of the master/slave relationship. All power is with the master. This, of course, has its effect upon the slave. Let her strive to be such that her master will keep her."

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