The Beginning History of Freemasonry in Iran According to Jafar Golshan

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Bro_Vick, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Bro_Vick

    Bro_Vick Moderator Premium Member

    Latest news out of Iran is that a session was held on 1 January 2012 (the article says 2011, but that is most likely a mistake) to discuss a release of a compendium regarding "The Beginning of Freemasonry in Iran" in Tehran. It appears that it outlines the beginnings and dealings of Freemasonry within the Shah's regime. You can read more about it here:

    The Beginning History of Freemasonry in Iran

    Because this appears to be approved for release by a tightly controlled theocracy, I am skeptical of any historical fact, and more about mud slinging and justification of the persecution of Freemasons during the Islamic revolution.

    I have contacted the author and am trying to secure how to purchase or obtain the volumes discussed in the article, even if they are in Persian (heck, I will translate it, if need be).

    As many of you who know me know that I am very much interested in the practices of Freemasonry in Iran, and welcome any information on the subject.

    As this develops I will be sure to share it.

    -Bro Vick
  2. jwhoff

    jwhoff Premium Member

    Thanks brother. Of course Persia was the home of the Magi and much of the world's treasure of learning we lost in the tragic fire of Alexandria, Egypt. The country is seeped in history and was a leader in learning through the time of the Sultans. It was once the world's shining example of both learning and toleration.

    Truly, let us all hope the religious fanaticism the people now suffer under will not last. Too, let us take note of just how far a great, learned people can fall. There are parallels that must not be ignored.

    I look forward to your findings.

    God speed.

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