As I start to speak of the matter of Home Stones, I’m reminded of the Old Gorean Saying, so I shall stand for in speaking of Home Stones, one speaks of matters of Honor.
Citizenship Ceremony, Swearing of Oaths.
“Young men and women of the city, when coming of age, participate in a ceremony which involves the swearing of oaths, and the sharing of bread, fire and salt.
In this ceremony the Home Stone of the city is held by each young person and kissed. Only then are the laurel wreath and the mantle of citizenship conferred. This is a moment no young person of Ar forgets.
The youth of Earth have no Home Stone. Citizenship, interestingly, in most Gorean cities is conferred only upon the coming of age, and only after certain examinations are passed.
Further, the youth of Gor, in most cities, must be vouched for by citizens of the city, not related in blood to him, and be questioned before a committee of citizens, intent upon determining his worthiness or lack thereof to take the Home Stone of the city as his own.
Citizenship in most Gorean communities is not something accrued in virtue of the accident of birth but earned in virtue of intent and application.
The sharing of a Home Stone is no light thing in a Gorean city.”
Slave Girl of Gor, Pages 394-395
Birthright is how the people of earth achieve their citizenship in most countries. China among others, have other requirements. Commonly the ↓ Read the rest of this entry…