‘The Menace Dan Brown’ Author Dimitar Nedkov: Freemasonry in Bulgaria Didn’t Happen the Right Way
Maria Guineva - May 28, 2010
Exclusive interview of Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) with Dimitar Nedkov, top Bulgarian expert on Freemasonry.
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Dimitar Nedkov was initiated into one of the first Bulgarian Blue Lodges shortly after the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe in the early 1990s. He is an active participant in the restoration of Freemasonry in Bulgaria and has served as Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Bulgaria. Nedkov is a Mason 33 Degree (the highest), co-founder of the Supreme Council, 33C of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, member of the International Academy of the Illuminati in Rome, former Grand Orator of the Grand Lodge of the Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons in Bulgaria. An avid Masonic scholar, he is the author of “The Freemasons Returned to Bulgaria” (1998) and “The Third Millennium of Freemasonry” (2000). One of the founders of the Masonic magazine Svetlina (Light), he is also the web master of www.freemasonry.bg.
Recently, the expert in Freemasonry took a stab in fiction and, for the first time, wrote a novel, titled “33 The Menace Dan Brown,” unveiling the secrets and rituals of the Masons, their initiation oaths and some real events from the life of the Bulgarian Brotherhood.
Nedkov says that he wrote the book quickly but thought about its messages for 10 years. He heart the word Freemasons for the first time when he was 26 and a college student and had studied the secrets of the Brethren since then. Nedkov often explains that only after plowing deeply in the truly secret archives of the Freemasons, he realized the history of Freemasonry is the real history of the human kind. He proclaims his book a challenge to Bulgarian Freemasons and a demand for change because, as he says, the Brotherhood in Bulgaria did not happen the right way.