What is Gor

shibari-12What is Gor?

What does it mean to be Gorean?

The answers to these questions have been endlessly debated and still there is confusion and disagreement.There are many answers to these questions,some simple and some complex.The answers will also vary based on your own perceptions and viewpoints.In different contexts,your definition may also vary.The anwers are important to anyone who truly desires to understand Gor,live according to the Gorean philsophies,or role-play by the books.Im not going to try to provide defintive answers in this essay.I am only going to provide an overview and some guidance to the relevant issues surrounding the answers to these questions.

The simple answer is that Gor,also known as the Counter-Earth,is a fictitious planet that is supposed to be in the same orbit as Earth,but on the opposite side of the Sun.Thus a Gorean is simple a person born in the world of Gor.Gor is a barbaric world,ruled by steel and concerned with honor.It is primarily a male dominated world where slavery is an ancient and universally accepted institution.   The overseers of Gor,the Priest-Kings,are technologically advanced aliens who monitor and protect Gor.The Priest-Kings have transported numerous people from Earth to Gor over a period of thousands of years.They have also restricted Goreans from using many forms of technology even surpasses that of Earth.For example,Gorean Physicains have created the Stabilization Serums,a cure for aging.Such a cure would be priceless on Earth.

But usually when someone online says that they are Gorean,or are acting Gorean,   they do not mean that they were actually born on Gor.They are basically stating that they are acting as a person would act who was born on Gor,that they are acting within the customs and conventions of Gorean culture and society.Some of these Goreans may only engage in role-play.Some  may introduce elements of Gor into their lifestyle.And some may even do both.And their definitions of what it means to be Gorean will differ,sometimes drastically.

The world of Gor is detailed in a series of books written by John Norman.Norman is a pseudonym for John Lange, a university profesor,who currently lives in New York.Additional books may eventually be published in this science-fiction series.The series includes the followed books.

1.Tarnsman of Gor                                                                                                                     2.Outlaw of Gor                                                                                                                          3.Priest-Kings of Gor                                                                                                                 4.Nomads of Gor                                                                                                                         5.Assassin of Gor                                                                                                                        6.Raiders of Gor                                                                                                                          7.Captive of Gor                                                                                                                          8.Hunters of Gor                                                                                                                         9.Marauders of Gor                                                                                                                    10.Tribesmen of Gor                                                                                                                 11.Slavegirl of Gor                                                                                                                      12.Beasts of Gor                                                                                                                          13.Explorers of Gor                                                                                                                    14.Fighting of Gor                                                                                                                      15.Roque of Gor                                                                                                                          16.Guardsman of Gor                                                                                                                17.Savages of Gor                                                                                                                        18.Blood brothers of Gor                                                                                                           19.Kajira of Gor                                                                                                                           20.Players of Gor                                                                                                                        21.Mercenaries of Gor                                                                                                               22.Dancer of Gor                                                                                                                        23.Renegades of Gor                                                                                                                  24.Vagebonds of Gor                                                                                                                  25.Magicians of Gor                                                                                                                   26.Witness of Gor                                                                                                                      27.Prize of Gor

28.Kur of Gor                                                                                                                              29.Swordsmen of Gor                                                                                                                30.Mariners of Gor                                                                                                                     31.Conspirators of Gor

32.Smugglers of Gor

33.Rebels of Gor

Most of the books can be fond on Amazon.