As reported in Book 2 of the series Omar Khayyam’s Secret, subtitled Khayyami Millennium, Khayyam’s birth occurred on June 10, AD 1021, at Neyshabour’s Sunrise, and the closing of the circle of his coming and going was closed at the completion of his 102nd year of age on his birthday in the year AD 1123. The interval between the millennium of Omar Khayyam’s birth on June 10, 2021, and his Passing’s ninth centennial on his birthday in 2023 provides Iran and the world the possibility of two years of deserving celebration for him.
“… there was one, and only one, date between years AD 1018 and AD 1055 that definitively fulfilled all the requirements of Khayyam’s reported horoscope …. This date was, in the Gregorian calendar, June 10, AD 1021, at sunrise, Neyshabour’s time. It was nearly a four minute period from 4:43:56 a.m. to 4:47:55 a.m. exactly at sunrise.
“… [moreover,] we do not have to absurdly borrow a “Muharram 12th” trick from a mistaken date of passing clearly intended as (also a mistaken) date for birth in Rashidi Tabrizi’s Tarabkhaneh to set an exact date of passing for an astronomer and calendar reformer genius that was Omar Khayyam. He deserves better.
“My findings can provide us with an opportunity for establishing a textually-reliable date of passing on his birth date, one that closes the “circle of coming and going” of his life. The dates of his passing would be as follows: June 10, AD 1123 (Gregorian), Khordad 20, 502 SH (Persian solar) …
“… a significantly new door has opened for Khayyami studies now for understanding the life and works of Omar Khayyam. In my view, this discovery is bound to change everything we have read and known about Khayyam over the past millennium since his birth, discovering new things about him, and about what truths he wished to convey, secretly or not, to humanity through his synoptic writings. We have now entered a completely new, unchartered territory in Khayyami studies.…” — From the inside
About the Series Omar Khayyam’s Secret and its Book 2: Khayyami Millennium
Omar Khayyam’s Secret: Hermeneutics of the Robaiyat in Quantum Sociological Imagination is a twelve-book series of which the second volume is subtitled Khayyami Millennium: Reporting the Discovery and the Reconfirmation of the True Dates of Birth and Passing of Omar Khayyam (AD 1021-1123). Each book is independently readable, although it will be best understood as a part of the whole series.
The second book is simultaneously published with the first and third books of the series, respectively subtitled as follows: New Khayyami Studies: Quantumizing the Newtonian Structures of C. Wright Mills’s Sociological Imagination for A New Hermeneutic Method and Khayyami Astronomy: How Omar Khayyam’s Newly Discovered True Birth Date Horoscope Reveals the Origins of His Pen Name and Independently Confirms His Authorship of the Robaiyat.
In the overall series, the transdisciplinary sociologist Mohammad H. Tamdgidi shares the results of his decades-long research on Omar Khayyam, the enigmatic 11th/12th centuries Persian Muslim sage, philosopher, astronomer, mathematician, physician, writer, and poet from Neyshabour, Iran, whose life and works still remain behind a veil of deep mystery. Tamdgidi’s purpose has been to find definitive answers to the many puzzles still surrounding Khayyam, especially regarding the existence, nature, and purpose of the Robaiyat in his life and works. To explore the questions posed, he advances a new hermeneutic method of textual analysis, informed by what he calls the quantum sociological imagination, to gather and study all the attributed philosophical, religious, scientific, and literary writings of Khayyam.
To explore the Omar Khayyam’s Secret series’ questions, Tamdgidi first needed to solve a century-old puzzle in science, one that he reported in his work Liberating Sociology: From Newtonian Toward Quantum Imagination: Volume 1: Unriddling the Quantum Enigma (2020). Having laid that groundwork, in this series he advances a new hermeneutic method of textual analysis in quantum sociological imagination to study all the primary attributed works of Omar Khayyam.
In the second book of the series, Tamdgidi lays down an essential foundation for the series by revisiting the unresolved questions surrounding the dates of birth and passing of Omar Khayyam. Critically reexamining the manner in which Omar Khayyam’s birth horoscope as reported in Zahireddin Abolhassan Beyhaqi’s Tatemmat Sewan al-Hekmat (Supplement to the Chest of Wisdom) was used by Swāmi Govinda Tīrtha in his The Nectar of Grace: Omar Khayyam’s Life and Works (1941) to determine Khayyam’s birth date, Tamdgidi uncovers a number of serious internal inconsistencies and factual inaccuracies that prevented Tīrtha (and, since then, other scholars more or less taking for granted his results) from arriving at a reliable date for Khayyam’s birth, hurling Khayyami studies into decades of confusion regarding Khayyam’s life and works.
Tamdgidi then shares in the book the detailed account of his own discovery of Khayyam’s true date of birth for the first time, a finding that eluded Khayyami studies for centuries and is bound to revolutionize the studies for decades to come.
He then turns his attention to the task of definitively establishing the true date of passing of Omar Khayyam. Conducting an in-depth, superposed analysis of Beyhaqi’s Tatemmat Sewan el-Hekmat (Supplement to the Chest of Wisdom), Abdorrahman Khazeni’s Mizan ol-Hekmat (Balance of Wisdom), Nezami Arouzi’s Chahar Maqaleh (Four Discourses), and Yar Ahmad Rashidi Tabrizi’s Tarabkhaneh (House of Joy), amid other relevant texts, Tamdgidi succeeds in firmly reconfirming and further discovering, in a textually reliable way, not only the year, the season, the month, and the day, but even the most likely time of day at which the poet mathematician, astronomer, and calendar reformer died as a solar centenarian, completing his 102nd solar year age.
Strange is that these discoveries are made just in time as we approach the first solar millennium of Omar Khayyam’s birth date on June 10, 1021, at sunrise of Neyshabour, Iran, and the ninth solar centennial of his passing on June 10, 1123, on the eve also of his birthday, closing the circle of his life’s “coming and going.”
The interval between the millennium of Omar Khayyam’s birth on June 10, 2021, and his Passing’s ninth centennial on his birthday in 2023 provides Iran and the world the possibility of two years of deserving celebration for him.
About the Author
Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, Ph.D., is the founding director and editor of OKCIR: Omar Khayyam Center for Integrative Research in Utopia, Mysticism, and Science (Utopystics) and its journal, Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge (ISSN: 1540-5699), which have served since 2002 to frame his independent research, pedagogical, and publishing initiatives. Tamdgidi holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology in conjunction with a graduate certificate in Middle Eastern studies from Binghamton University (SUNY). He received his B.A. in architecture from U.C. Berkeley, following enrollment as an undergraduate student of civil engineering in the Technical College of the University of Tehran, Iran. Besides his currently in progress work published in the book series Omar Khayyam’s Secret: Hermeneutics of the Robaiyat in Quantum Sociological Imagination (Okcir Press), he has previously authored Liberating Sociology: From Newtonian Toward Quantum Imaginations: Volume 1: Unriddling the Quantum Enigma (Okcir Press), Advancing Utopistics: The Three Component Parts and Errors of Marxism (Routledge/Paradigm) and Gurdjieff and Hypnosis: A Hermeneutic Study (Palgrave Macmillan). Tamdgidi has published numerous peer reviewed articles and chapters and edited more than thirty journal issues. He is a former associate professor of sociology specializing in social theory at UMass Boston and has taught sociology at SUNY-Binghamton and SUNY-Oneonta.
Omar Khayyam’s Secret: Hermeneutics of the Robaiyat in Quantum Sociological Imagination: Book 2: Khayyami Millennium: Reporting the Discovery and the Reconfirmation of the True Dates of Birth and Passing of Omar Khayyam (AD 1021-1123)
Published by: Okcir Press (an imprint of Ahead Publishing House) • Belmont, Massachusetts • First Edition: June 1, 2021
332 pages • 6×9 inches • Includes references, illustrations, bibliography, and index
Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN): 2021906827
ISBN-13: 9781640980068 (hard cover with dust jacket: alk. paper)
ISBN-13: 9781640980075 (soft cover: alk. paper)
ISBN-13: 9781640980082 (ePub ebook)
ISBN-13: 9781640980099 (PDF ebook)
CITATION: Tamdgidi, Mohammad H. 2021. Omar Khayyam’s Secret: Hermeneutics of the Robaiyat in Quantum Sociological Imagination: Book 2: Khayyami Millennium: Reporting the Discovery and the Reconfirmation of the True Dates of Birth and Passing of Omar Khayyam (AD 1021-1123). Belmont, MA: Okcir Press.
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