Tribute of G.O.A.O. the author of "Prophet"Khalil Gibran
The Grand Arab Orient Ecumenical giving the name of Khalil Gibran its Respectable Lodge for Study and Research at the East St. Cloud (92210 – France ) pays tribute to Freemason that the author of "Prophet" was. Recall indeed that in 1908, Gibran spent two years in Paris and attended the Masonic circles of the capital, and in 1910 he moved to New - York and was initiated into a lodge in New York.
After this stay Gibran then returned Boston.Il advocated the creation of a literary and political association whose purpose is to gather the scattered forces of the Syrian emigrants in the U.S. and planning to emancipate the Middle East enslaved under the yoke Ottoman.
This Association was founded at the beginning of February 1911 and baptized under the name "Golden Links" that could be translated as "The Golden Ranges" in which each member was the link. Most of its members were Freemasons. Among the objectives of this Association were: "Secularism and Independence from Great Syria ".
It must be said that Gibran was surrounded by friends Freemasons as Amin al-Rihani, Ibrahim al Yaziji, Jamil al-Maalouf, General Giuseppe Garibaldi, Garibaldi little son of the famous pioneer of Italian unity (also a Freemason ), Annie Besant and Krishnamurti Freemasons and the Theosophical Society Presidents derived from Freemasonry ...
Gibran was treated following the publication in Egypt of his book "Wonders and Curiosities" edited by Youssef al-Boustani, by the Jesuit Father Louis Cheikho (author of a book about the Freemasons in Syria) to:
"Mason had in his heart the germ of the irreligious.