New Thinking Allowed with Jeffrey Mishlove

Jason Reza Jorjani, PhD, is a philosopher and author of Prometheus and Atlas, World State of Emergency, Lovers of Sophia, Novel Folklore: The Blind Owl of Sadegh Hedayat, and Iranian Leviathan: A Monumental History of Mithra's Abode.

Here he explains what "novel folklore" is and why it is needed in any authentic renaissance movement. Sadegh Hedayat has sometimes been mischaracterized as an advocate for the restoration of Zoroastrianism in Iran. This discussion of Jorjani's exegesis of The Blind Owl reveals the much more complex vision that Hedayat had for the evolution of Iranian civilization. The discussion treats questions such as reincarnation, taboos, and social customs.