Welcome to ~The Gorean Cave~ . . . I am Fogaban.
This may not be the first Gorean website you're looked at. And, of course, it may not be the only Gorean website you look at.
Many other sites talk of the Gorean Saga, the Chronicles of Counter Earth, but they may not tell you the truth. Other sites may show what looks like a quote but provide no book reference.
Here at ~The Gorean Cave~ I provide what the books say -- and then support it with book number and page.
Seriously, why else would you search the net for Gorean information if you did not want to know the truth?
Obviously, all credit goes to John Norman as the original author.
I have simply compiled sections of his text into different groups and categories.
Caste of Builders
You might expect an extensive collection of Gorean knowledge to be provided and maintained by one of the Caste of Scribes.
However, I am of the Caste of Builders.
You may find it silly that I would make such a claim. So I will just say, you'll either understand this or you won't. And I'll make no excuses if you don't.
Instead of being the librarian here, I consider this as a place I have built where those who seek the truth may come to learn.
All my work here, I have done for you.
Buy The Book
~The Gorean Cave~ is NOT a substitute for the books themselves.
Find them, buy them and read them.
I've even made it really easy for you. Search the links on the right.
Now, as you read what you find here, you can have your own copy of the book I reference. Find the page, read the quote yourself and then read the surrounding text too. *
You will then realize that this is the most accurate source of reference material anywhere.
By The Book
Most other Gorean websites are nothing more than deposits of what has been read elsewhere - and not what the books actually say. This only adds to the glut of misinformation.
The uninformed, overwhelmed by the sheer volume of this misinformation, cannot help but believe it to be true. They think, "This must be correct. So many different sites say so."
But is it really the truth? Is it really By The Book?
The slave position of 'Karta' is one perfect example of something that has propagated across countless Gorean websites:
This is nothing more than blatant make-believe.
In what I provide here, I did not copy from another website.
Just a sample of truths you will find within these pages . . .
* Due to different publishers, printings, font sizes and words per page, my page references may not align exactly with the book you have.
I wish you well,