Resources and References
As part of our commitment to education, we offer a selective list of books, movies, and other resources that we have found to be of value as we created and maintained our own structured relationships.
You may notice that these are not the usual title listed on other sites dedicated to the creation of alternative lifestyle relationships. It did not seem that we would be adding to the overall educational awareness by duplicating such efforts. These resources are frequently "vanilla" in origin and are indicative of the wealth of resources available to us if we only slightly broaden the scope of our inquiries.
The mini-reviews of these resources has been provided by Instructors and Staff who have actually read or viewed the items.
"Vanilla" Books about Leadership:
Developing the Leader Within You by John C. Maxwell
The Servant: A Simple Story about the True Essence
of Leadership by James C. Hunter
The World's Most Powerful Leadership Principle: How
to Become a Servant Leader by James C. Hunter
Obedience to Authority by Stanley Milgram
The Rule of Saint Benedict - This is an interesting read in that it describes the structural foundation for Monastic societies in Medieval Europe. It may not seem related to our lifestyle, but it addresses many of the issues we need to address - how to build a successful community (Household); how to lead with humility; how to recruit and integrate new members; how to maintain harmony; how to maintain order; how to create and maintain a consistent scheduled existence; how to be productive; how to apply discipline. And, while Sir Stephen does not arise at 3am for prayers, he does admire the spiritual basis for the community.
"Vanilla" Books about Service:
Rose: My Life In Service by Rosina Harrison.
Gentlemen's Gentlemen by Rosina Harrison
The House Servant's Directory by Robert Roberts
A Butler's Life: Scenes from The Other Side of the
Silver Salver by Christopher Allen
The London Ritz Book Of Afternoon Tea by Helen
Butlers & Household Managers: 21st Century Professionals
by Steven M. Ferry
The Complete Servant by Samuel & Sarah Adams
The Footman's Directory and Butler's Remembrancer
"Vanilla" Books of Interest about Relationships
The Surrendered Wife by Laura Doyle
Fascinating Womanhood by Helen Andelin
A Book of Courtesy: The Art of Living with Yourself
and Others by Sister Mary Mercedes
The Rituals of Dinner: by Margaret Visser
Martine's Hand-book of Etiquette, and Guide to True
Politeness by Arthur Martine
Books About Spiritually Based Submission
Liberated through Submission by P. B. Wilson
The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace
A Woman After God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George
The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian
The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
Always We Begin Again by John McQuiston II
Beautiful in the Eyes of God by Elizabeth George
Proverbs 31 - It showed to me what an "action slave" is all about. Practical skills for daily life.
Lifestyle Training and Etiquette Books
Miss Abernathy's Concise Slave Training Manual
by Christina Abernathy and,Training With Miss
Abernathy (a workbook for erotic slaves and their Owners) by Christina
Screw the Roses Give Me the Thorns by Molly Devon
& Phillip Miller
The Bride Wore Black Leather...and He Looked Fabulous
by Drew Campbell
SlaveCraft: Principles, Skills and Tools by, "a
grateful slave" (Guy Baldwin)
Basic Black: Home Training for Modern Times, by
Karen Grigsby Bates & Karen Elyse Hudson.
Books and Items of General Interest
Inside the Victorian Home by Judith Flanders
52 Ways to Say Grace - Running Press A deck cards with spiritual quotations gathered from many cultures and many times. Take a pause before your next meal and introduce a moment of quiet contemplation before you begin to eat.
Military Manuals and Protocols for Officers - Sir Stephen acknowledges that he has not read these, but knows that they have been of use to many other Masters.
Master/slave Relations: Handbook of Theory and Practice by Robert J. Rubel, PhD
Manual Creation: Defining the Structure of an M/s Household (Paperback) by Machele Kindle (Author), Master Fire (Author) 4 Reviews 5 star: (2) 4 star: (0) 3 star: (1) 2 star: (0) 1 star: (1) › See all 4 customer reviews... 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
is an art won by training and habituation.