Bill suggests that he and Virginia defuse possible "sexual transference" by having sex with each other as part of the study. Virginia has trouble telling Bill that she cannot accept his proposal, but Bill informs her that Scully has cancelled the study because he found out they were monitoring couples having sex. Bill believes it was Ethan who told Scully and fires Virginia on the spot for sleeping with him. Bill moves the study to a brothel with the help of Betty, but he and the participating prostitutes are arrested shortly after. Meanwhile, after being rejected by Virginia, Ethan tries to replicate their sexual liaison with other girls, but to no avail.
Virginia coaxes some reluctant prostitutes to rejoin the study, and Bill temporarily takes her back to work with him, but refuses to commit beyond the day-to-day. Bill and Virginia continue working at the brothel but Bill grows increasingly frustrated with the conditions. Betty recruits some men for the study but Bill is nonplussed to learn they are homosexual prostitutes. Haas takes the case of a woman carrying quadruplets but Scully reassigns it to Bill. Bill drops the homosexual men from his study on the grounds that they aren't "deviant" but "deviate", and uses information gleaned from one of them, Dale, to blackmail Scully into allowing the study back into the hospital.
Libby learns she is pregnant.
With the study back in the hospital, Bill and Virginia recruit new participants on campus. Virginia has a one-night tryst with her ex-husband, George, who appears at the hospital, having signed up as a study participant.
Bill begins sleepwalking, possibly due to anxiety. Libby's attempt at playing matchmaker with Virginia and Ethan doesn't go smoothly. Masters snaps at Virginia's son at a dinner party, which disturbs Libby, who witnesses this. When Bill and Virginia expand the study to include couples, they discover that the nature of sex is affected by the participants' attraction to one another. Austin is asked to participate in the study again, but is disappointed that his partner is not Jane, and cannot achieve an erection. This angers him, and he demands that the findings be thrown out and that he be paired with no one else, as Jane will only have sex with him as part of the study, due to the fact that Austin is married.
Bill experiences anxiety about becoming a father. Ethan is worried about dating Barton Scully's daughter, Vivian, but she reassures him that they were meant to be together. Libby suffers a miscarriage, a loss that leads Barton to begin reconcile his relationship with Bill. Virginia deals with her son Henry's resentment and rebelliousness.
Bill delivers his stillborn daughter, and later shares a moment with Johnson, during which he breaks down in tears. In the aftermath of the miscarriage, Libby and Bill vacation in Miami, but Masters is drawn back into his work by a sexually adventurous couple next door, while Libby bites off more than she can chew when she tries to open a dialogue with them.
Virginia enlists Jane in an effort to debunk Freud's theory that a vaginal orgasm is more mature one than a clitoral one. She also accuses him of conferring legitimacy upon Johnson because of his sexual attraction to her. Langham finds an unlikely cure for his sexual dysfunction in Barton's wife, Margaret.
Bill realizes that it is a disservice to call Virginia a "secretary", and says she will now be called his Research Assistant. He will also hire a secretary to help them both, which will allow Johnson to focus on the study.
The Master, The Lover, and Me
Virginia informs Bill that female participants in the study have shown or reported that they can orgasm without genital stimulation, and when Masters expresses skeptism at this, Johnson disrobes, attaches the electrodes to her body, and induces him to help her show this to him, initiating a sexual relationship between them.
Virginia tries to find a new secretary. Bill tries to balance the study and his affair with his home life. Austin continues his sexual relationship with Margaret Scully, while Barton Scully is stabbed by a trio of gay-bashing thugs while waiting in a car cruising for gay sex. Feeling he can't be seen at a hospital, he tries to treat himself, but Masters intervenes and stitches him up.
He comes home to catch Margaret in her infidelity, but his indifference to it hurts Margaret, who believes him to be cheating on her with other women. Though Barton insists there are no other women, and that she is everything to him, a hurt Margaret concludes that he does not find her sexually attractive any more.
Meanwhile, despite the fact that Bill has decided to give up trying for a baby, Libby asks Ethan to continue with the infertility treatment, in fear that without a child, Bill will grow bored of his life and run away with another woman. Tyler Bensinger Teleplay by: Bill and Virginia decide that the best way to record their study findings is to film them, but to do so they have to hire a cameraman. Johnson redoubles her efforts to get a college degree, but when she learns that Dr.
DePaul's Basic Anatomy class is a requirement, DePaul refuses to give her class credit for her work with Masters, though she later concedes that Johnson is one of her better students. Ethan and Austin, both unsure in their relationships, convince each other of the merits of being a married man. Barton later tries to tell her that Dale is the pimp who supplies him with prostitutes, while also expressing heartbreak at her infidelity. He subsequently attempts to renew his relationship with his wife, and vows never to cheat on her again, but this does not change the fact that Margaret now realizes that he has never been sexually attracted to her, and wants a divorce.
Barton purloins drugs from the hospital and asks Dale to help him with aversion therapy to change his sexuality but Dale refuses. Ethan and Vivian become engaged. Libby faints during a dance lesson and learns she has become pregnant again. Bill and Virginia decide to film external bodily reactions in the study, and hire a filmmaker named Lester to film Jane masturbating. Vivian wants a Christian wedding, and after Ethan reveals he's Jewish, he agrees to convert to Christianity.
She tells him that he needs to resolve the problems in his marriage. Ethan tells Vivian that he will not convert to Christianity and breaks up with her. Jane sees the footage of her masturbation study, and, displeased with seeing her orgasm "from the outside", refuses to allow it to be used. Professionally presented and some beautiful descriptions.
Denise, I knew your story was going to be centered, and I was not disappointed. You write with a reverence and passion, clearly and concisely, casting a full-spectrum light on questions difficult to answer, and answer them you do. Your story reminds me of "Autobiography of a Yogi", by Paramahansa Yogananda. I am so pleased you wrote The Letter.
This work is a practical guide to personal and collective spiritual wholeness. It illumines the eternal quest for truth. Through the insights of the Adepts and Masters and through the author herself, the book reveals modern esoteric teachings of the Ageless Wisdom. Denise courageously shares her spiritual journey with candour, gentle humour, and enough intimacy that we get a glimpse of her innermost self.
This helps recall the divine mission that belongs to each of us. I truly loved reading this book. This is an important book. For most of us, spiritual journeys and spirit beings have remained out of reach. This has now changed with Denise McDermott-King's book, which I believe will rank amongst the groundbreaking books of spiritual awareness.
- Dark Seed.
- Master's Girl: What it's like inside a master and slave relationship?
- Security Officer Training: Customer Service Excellence;
- Picturesque Jamaica?
- Love Has Driven Me Sane.
Now, if we so desire, we can go on a spiritual journey accompanied by spirit beings while still in human form. If you are a spiritual seeker this book will take you on a captivating journey. Sharing a personal experience with an unknown audience is a daunting task, and you have met the challenge head-on by taking your readers on a journey to the inner recesses of your being. The narrative runs at the speed expected of contemporary, yet exudes the power of an earlier style of writing appropriate to the subject, which probably explains the passion, commitment and sincerity jumping out of it.
A psychologist, even if he made mince-meat of the experience, would be hard put to explain the sheer coherence and beauty in the writing! The spiritual aspects will always be subject to contestation, but that is good. I feel enriched by having read it. I hope it ends up in an anthology of spiritual experiences. Denise - You describe the experience of a personal Epiphany. In spiritual terms something momentous - indeed world-changing happened - and from then on nothing will be the same as it was before. In temporal terms, James Joyce adapts the manifestation as: In The Prelude, by William Wordsworth, there is reference to "the spots of time.
This experience you wish to share with as wide a readership as possible. I personally admired it. Your book is inspirational and the quotations most apt. You share your experiences with masterful eloquence and forceful believable narrative that the reader is ready to write his or her own 'Letter'. Your book will be published and it will be a success because within each of us there is a thirst that will be quenched by your words.
I Back this book a million times. You had me glued from Chapter 1.
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Second, for writing this in the first-person narrative. Most Best-Selling authors will tell you in their memoirs as also in the myriad of 'How to Successfully Write' books, at least one chapter is devoted on how writing in the first person is a very difficult task and should be left only to established and proven writers.
Today you have proved them wrong. The truth is you wove me into your plot. The possibility of being connected personally with these Adepts you encountered, took me to a place I had not encountered before. This is not a fable.
She trusts Master Joe will always look out for her best interests because he wouldn't want to break his toy. Because I trust him to know that that's the best thing for me right now. Signout Register Sign in. The Feed home Latest News. What it's like inside a master and slave relationship. Previous Next Show Grid. Previous Next Hide Grid. Master and Slave relationships are a form of BDSM in which one person gives themselves entirely to the other. The pair say it's all about making Master Joe's life easier.
Kim enjoys being spanked by Master Joe with the paddle.