Sarmoung Brotherhood

There has been a great deal of research and speculation about the Sarmoung Brotherhood. It is claimed to be a Sufi brotherhood, but that would mean it began some time after the death of Mohammed (632 AD). Gurdjieff suggests it was founded in Babylon around 2500 BC.

J. G. Bennett suggested that the word “Sarmoung” was an Armenian pronunciation of the Persian word  “Sarman,” meaning either “he who preserves the doctrine of Zoroaster” of simply “bee.”

The bee symbolizes the collection of “honey” (wisdom) with the aim of preserving it for future generations.

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