Book Section: BACKMATTER — Including the Conclusion to “Omar Khayyam’s Secret” Series: Book 2: Khayyami Millennium — by Mohammad H. Tamdgidi
This book section includes the conclusion to and the back matter for 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), authored by Mohammad H. Tamdgidi.
The essay, titled “Conclusion to Book 2: Summary of Findings,’” offers a summary of the findings of the second book of the twelve-book series Omar Khayyam’s Secret: Hermeneutics of the Robaiyat in Quantum Sociological Imagination, authored by Mohammad H. Tamdgidi. The second book is subtitled Khayyami Millennium: Reporting the Discovery and the Reconfirmation of the True Dates of Birth and Passing of Omar Khayyam (AD 1021-1123).
The essay “Book 2 Preface: Recap From Prior Books of the Series,” served to provide the readers of this second book a brief background about the major findings of the prior boo of the series. In “Introduction to Book 2: The Dilemma and Significance of Omar Khayyam’s Dates of Birth and Passing,” he explained how in recent decades, an uneasy consensus has emerged in Khayyami studies and public media regarding the dates of birth and passing of Omar Khayyam: Thursday, May 18, AD 1048, and on Friday, December 4th, AD 1131.
In the first chapter titled “Contributions, Inconsistencies, and Inaccuracies of Swāmī Govinda Tīrtha’s Findings Regarding Omar Khayyam’s Dates of Birth and Passing,” he began by noting how, as a part of his book The Nectar of Grace: Omar Khayyām’s Life and Works, published in 1941, the Indian scholar Swāmī Govinda Tīrtha tried to resolve longstanding doubts about Omar Khayyam’s dates of birth and passing, his approach and findings subsequently contributing in a significant way to the uneasy consensus held today in the world regarding those dates. He demonstrated in the chapter that there is absolutely no defensible grounds for considering Wednesday, May 18, AD 1048 to be Khayyam’s birth date. For all practical purposes, Iran and the world are celebrating Khayyam’s birth on the wrong date.
The author devoted the second chapter titled “In Search of the Correct Gemini Degree: The Story of How Omar Khayyam’s True Date of Birth Was Discovered Shortly Before Its Imminent Millennium,” to a search for Khayyam’s true date of birth. He discovered that 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, including the degree of the Ascendant, when considering a degree of the Gemini in which the horoscope’s Cazimi/Ascendant conjunction must fall. This date was, in the Gregorian calendar, June 10, AD 1021, at sunrise, Neyshabour’s time. He therefore stated that, based on the findings, the renderings of the horoscope of Omar Khayyam as reported by Beyhaqi in his Tatemmat Sewan el-Hekmat (Supplement to the Chest of Wisdom) should be corrected to accurately state the Gemini degree to be 18.
The third chapter was titled “In Search of Omar Khayyam’s True Date of Passing: Superposing the Birth Date Findings With Beyhaqi’s ‘Tatemmat Sewan el-Hekmat’ And Khazeni’s ‘Mizan ol-Hekmat,’” the fourth titled, “Searching More for Omar Khayyam’s True Date of Passing: Superposing the Birth Date Findings With the Prevalent Manuscript Copy of Nezami Arouzi’s ‘Chahar Maqaleh,’” and the fifth and last chapter, titled “Omar Khayyam’s True Date of Passing Discovered and Reconfirmed: Superposing the Birth Date Findings With All “Tarabkhaneh,” “Chahar Maqaleh,” And “Tatemmat Sewan el-Hekmat” Accounts.’” In the course of the explorations the author discovered that not only a living contemporary of Khayyam, a close pupil in reverence, had in his older copies of his manuscript Chahar Maqaleh acknowledged Khayyam as the author of the Robaiyat, but also that by way of a superposed study of all the above sources, we can verifiably confirm, based on the most reliable texts, that Khayyam died, on a mathematically and calendrically precise day of his birth, June 10, AD 1123, closing the circle of coming and going of his life as not only a lunar, but also a solar centenarian, completing his solar age, 102.
Tamdgidi, Mohammad H. 2021. “BACKMATTER — Including the Conclusion to “Omar Khayyam’s Secret” Series: Book 2: Khayyami Millennium.” Pp. 255-304 in Omar Khayyam’s Secret: Hermeneutics of the Robaiyat in Quantum Sociological Imagination: Book 1: New Khayyami Studies: Quantumizing the Newtonian Structures of C. Wright Mills’s Sociological Imagination for A New Hermeneutic Method. (Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge: Vol. XV, 2021. Tayyebeh Series in East-West Research and Translation.) Belmont, MA: Okcir Press (an imprint of Ahead Publishing House).
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