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Ahead Publishing House (imprint Okcir Press)

Okcir Press (est. 2002) is an imprint of Ahead Publishing House (APH, est. 1991) and a publishing conduit for the working papers and titles of OKCIR: the Omar Khayyam Center for Integrative Research in Utopia, Mysticism, and Science. Okcir Press is the publisher of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge.

Okcir Press also publishes other works that advance the inspirational, intellectual, and practical aims of OKCIR, as broadly defined in its mission statement and in the editorial perspective of Human Architecture. These generally include works—academic or non-academic, fiction or non-fiction, prose or poetry, textual or graphic—which demonstrate serious efforts in seeking personal self-knowledge and transformation within increasingly global and world-historical frameworks. Okcir Press is especially interested in publishing critical self-explorations that involve comparative / integrative engagements across utopian, mystical, and academic movements emergent from philosophical, religious, and scientific discourses—East and West.

The origins of the name "Ahead Publishing House" goes back to its creator's interest since decades ago in establishing a press in the name of his father, the late Mohammed Tamjidi, who was called "Ahad" since childhood. Ahad in Persian (and Arabic) means "one" and "united" or the one who has achieved unity in himself, and perhaps with the one whom he loves—at least in his son's spiritual and familially desired interpretation of it. The affinity of the name "Ahad" in Persian and "Ahead" in English inspired the naming of the publishing "venture" in honor of Ahad, who tried in his entrepreneurship to be ahead of his time and peers. With all the love and passion for meaningful and educated hard work he inspired in his son, dedicated to Ahad and his living memory is this Ahead Publishing House or خانه نشر احد.

"Okcir," while being an abbreviation for the name of the research center for which Okcir Press (as an imprint of Ahead Publishing House) is a publishing conduit, is also a pun on 'elixir' (in Persian, 'ekcir', or اكسير ), the water of everlasting life. May OKCIR creator's parents, Mohammed (Ahad) and Tayyebeh Tamjidi love and live forever in his memory and the the memory of those who know of and remember them.

For more information about Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, please click here. For OKCIR's publications to date, please visit here.

Correspondence Address: Ahead Publishing House (imprint Okcir Press), P. O. Box 393, Belmont, MA, 02478, USA.

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Submissions: Okcir Press does not accept unsolicited manuscripts at this time until further notification.



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