As reported in Book 3 of the series Omar Khayyam’s Secret, subtitled Khayyami Astronomy, Omar Khayyam’s ‘tent-maker’ pen name originated in the master astronomer, philosopher, mathematician, and poet’s horoscope heavens. Discovery of a long-neglected signature Khayyami quatrain that has the historical Omar Khayyam’s true birth date horoscope accurately etched in its lines proves his composition of a 1000-Robaiyat divan magnum opus.
“The discovery of Omar Khayyam’s true date of birth (AD 1021) and the reconfirmation of his true date of passing (AD 1123) in this series so far were made possible by deciphering the clues given in Khayyam’s birth horoscope. …
“It was thanks also to the horoscope that we discovered a textually reliable explanation for his pen name, “Khayyam,” and, … were able to discover for the first time a hitherto neglected and non-“wandering” Khayyami quatrain that has Khayyam’s astrological signature imprinted directly in its lines and can therefore be regarded as a long-sought after, self-authenticating, signature robai composed by our historical Omar Khayyam.
“And, finally, it was as a result of all the above that we were able to consider it possible that a second quatrain reporting its composer’s having reached the age of one hundred could be regarded as a robai authentically traceable to the historical Omar Khayyam. …
“… Such a collection of Robaiyat, as a lifetime’s project, would then be not just a pastime preoccupation, but central to the life of a Khayyam seeking to know and see God’s Love as the meaning of existence. It also served as a way of balancing and integrating the knowing and feeling and sensing aspects of the knowledge needed in search of God’s truth and meaning of existence. To find a way to not just know but also see, would challenge merely intellectual knowledge that is amply supplied in a native’s Sun-Mercury Cazimi-stitched array of Air Triplicities. The collection would be the work of Khayyam’s Venus, in Sextile aspectation with the Moon, to pursue the hidden work on himself needed as arising from the geometry of his natal chart….” — From the inside
About the Series Omar Khayyam’s Secret and its Book 3: Khayyami Astronomy
Omar Khayyam’s Secret: Hermeneutics of the Robaiyat in Quantum Sociological Imagination is a twelve-book series of which the third volume is subtitled 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. Each book is independently readable, although it will be best understood as a part of the whole series.
The third book is simultaneously published with the first and second 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 Millennium: Reporting the Discovery and the Reconfirmation of the True Dates of Birth and Passing of Omar Khayyam (AD 1021-1123).
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.
Omar Khayyam’s true birth date horoscope, as newly discovered in this series, is comprised of a dazzling number of Air Triplicities sharing a vertex on a Sun-Mercury Cazimi point on the same Ascendant degree 18 of Gemini. Among other features, his Venus, Sextile with Moon, also plays a lifelong, secretively creative role to intentionally balance his chart. These features would not have escaped the attention of Omar Khayyam, a master astronomer and expert in matters astrological, no matter how much he embraced, doubted, or rejected astrological interpretations.
In this third book of the series, conducting an in-depth hermeneutic analysis of Khayyam’s horoscope, Tamdgidi reports having discovered the origins of Khayyam’s pen name in his horoscope. The long-held myth that “Khayyam” was a parental name, even if true, in no way takes away from the new finding; it only adds to its intrigue.
Tamdgidi’s hermeneutic analysis of Khayyam’s horoscope in intersection with extant Khayyami Robaiyat also leads him to discover an entirely neglected signature quatrain that he proves could not be from anyone but Khayyam, one that provides a reliably independent confirmation of his authorship of the Robaiyat. He also shows how another neglected quatrain reporting its poet to have aged to a hundred is from Khayyam. This means all the extant Khayyami quatrains are now in need of hermeneutic reevaluation.
Tamdgidi’s further study of a sample of fifty Khayyami Robaiyat leads him to conclude that their poet definitively intended the poems to remain in veil, that they were considered to be a collection of interrelated quatrains and not sporadic separate quatrains written marginally in pastime, that they were meant to offer a life’s intellectual journey as in a “book of life,” that the poems’ critically nuanced engagement with astrology was not incidental but essential throughout the collection, and that, judging from the signature quatrain discovered, 1000 quatrains were intended to comprise the collection.
Oddly it appears that, after all, “The Khayyam who stitched his tents of wisdom” was a trope that had its origins in Omar Khayyam’s horoscope heavens.
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 3: 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
Published by: Okcir Press (an imprint of Ahead Publishing House) • Belmont, Massachusetts • First Edition: June 1, 2021
400 pages • 6×9 inches • Includes references, illustrations, bibliography, and index
Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN): 2021906826
ISBN-13: 9781640980143 (hard cover with dust jacket: alk. paper)
ISBN-13: 9781640980150 (soft cover: alk. paper)
ISBN-13: 9781640980167 (ePub ebook)
ISBN-13: 9781640980174 (PDF ebook)
CITATION: Tamdgidi, Mohammad H. 2021. Omar Khayyam’s Secret: Hermeneutics of the Robaiyat in Quantum Sociological Imagination: Book 3: 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. Belmont, MA: Okcir Press.
Omar Khayyam’s Pen Name Roots Found, Authorship of 1000-Robaiyat Divan Confirmed