‘The Ornamented Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Embellished Special Edition’ book pages

114 FitzGerald quatrains are presented (4 are from his notes). There are large words on a beautiful background; could be printed as a poster; one or a few quatrains per page. Has amazing floral frames. An oil effect was used. This ’embellished’ edition adds great images on the right hand facing pages, illustrating the words that are on the left hand facing pages and this ‘special edition’ of it adds 88 more images throughout, making for the supreme treatment of the subject as my finest effort. 300 pages.

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‘Omar Returns Rubaiyat’ book pages

This ‘Omar Returns Rubaiyat’ subsumes what was the small ‘Persian Dreams’ Rubaiyat that described Persian lore and poetry, and builds on it, with Omar returning to his beloved “Moon of his Delight”, after traveling through the desert and noting the misinterpretation of some of his quatrains, which he states.

Omar resumes his commentary on the human condition, after he, as the Earth, and she, as the moon, exchange romantic verses pertaining to their attraction.

Since FitzGerald has long let the djinn out of the bottle, the quatrains herein fly very wild. There are many new quatrains, as well as some retransmogrifications from the Calcutta manuscript. The quatrains starting with “The lake is calm…” unto the end have been borrowed from Positor.

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‘The Ornamented Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Embellished’ book pages

This is my newest and finest Rubaiyat of Omar.

114 FitzGerald quatrains are presented (4 are from his notes). There are large words on a beautiful background; could be printed as a poster; one or a few quatrains per page.

Has amazing floral frames. An oil effect was used. This ’embellished’ edition adds great images on the right hand facing pages, illustrating the words that are on the left hand facing pages.

Lulu A4 8.3×11.7 coil bound      Amazon 7×10      Amazon 6×9

iBook      Lulu 9×7 (two merged images per page)


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The Fully Annotated Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

All 115 stanzas from the five editions are presented (5 are from the notes), with annotation, where needed, along with the root and/or related quatrain(s), if any (shown in italics), if good ones, behind FitzGerald’s renderings, as I’ve retransmogrified them from the manuscripts (or have ‘channeled’ a few of the like).

So, then, here, in one unification, we have the full trace of Omar’s ideas into and unto Edward’s masterpiece that has become known as the greatest poem in history.

Sad Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,
They all came, led by their tears and sorrow,
To mourn old Khayyàm: “Hail, cheer, and farewell!
You took from death All that life could borrow.”

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Summary of Five New and Glorious Rubaiyat Productions, Two Revisions, Two Joinings, and Several New Large Size Book Collections

Austin P. Torney has finally rendered/illustrated a Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam that he is completely satisfied with. It is subtitled Ancient Times, to differentiate it from his Resplendent version.

The Ancient Times scenes were arranged in animation software called ‘iclone’, from which the illustrated book pages and the accompanying 4K video production became.

The Ancient Times version breaks new ground, for Austin, in that all 114 of Omar’s unique quatrains transmogrified by Edward FitzGerald are illustrated, with 4K quality, with consistent character figures, who even have several changes of clothes, plus there are many extra facing-page images, usage of Persian-oriented fonts, and an interesting introduction contrasting the Sufi with the non-Sufi views.

Austin’s Resplendent version of the 114 quatrains has now been extended so that it also has every quatrain illustrated (still via DAZ3D and Poser).

Here is the new 4K capable video of the Ancient Times / Resplendent versions with book images added, some of which morph into motion:

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEg5K8Sx02s

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxDBbP9S7T8

Austin’s first attempt, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (2008), pretty much remains as it was.

Austin’s Omar Khayyam’s Bodleian Manuscript Retransmogrofication now has more illustrations in it, making for all 158 quatrains to be illustrated. It was ‘written’ by considering all the public domain renderings of the manuscript (excepting FitzGerald’s) to find common ground, with an attempt to toward more poetic formations.

There is also a joined Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam—with Austin’s Ancient Times version combined with his Resplendent version, made by interleaving them. The words are on the Ancient Times art so that the full art can be presented. It has many extra  pages and is called Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Ancient Times Resplendent. It’s glorious.

As for Austin’s own Rubaiyat style quatrains, his Austin’s Golden Rubaiyat Art Scapes lives on (made via DAX3D and Poser), but there is now another version, subtitled Persia Fumes, which also utilizes the ‘iclone’ method, and so it is a great satisfaction, too.


Austin’s Theory of Everything Rubaiyat and his Flowering Houris Rubaiyat have been slightly updated.

Austin has added two new Rubaiyats of his own original quatrains, Rubaiyat of Eternal Secrets and Rubaiyat of Rhymes and Reasons, in which Omar’s ponderings, romances, offerings, and adventures continue, in a more personal, conversational level, such as via discussions in a tavern or with his lady friend in the wilderness.

There is also a joined Austin’s Golden Rubaiyat—with Austin’s Persia-Fumes version combined with his Art Scapes version, made by interleaving them. It is called Austin’s Golden Rubaiyat Persia-Fumes Art Scapes. Super!

Finally, there are collections of similar-themed material, such as The Superlative Omar Khayyam Rubaiyat, The Complete Lore and Legends, and more.

Positor’s Rubaiyat Redux has been update as well.

The rest of Austin’s non-rubaiyat books have been updated, many of which utilize quatrains.

A new, more useful, compromise format between Amazon’s 6×9/8.5×11 cheaper but uncoated paper and PrestoPhoto’s extra price 13×10/14×11 coated paper is Lulu’s 9×7 size, with beautiful coated paper as standard, the 9×7 being large enough for full page details to be impressive, and so most of Austin’s books are now available in this format.

The same for Lulu’s larger A4(8.26×11.69) and 8.5×11 sizes, with the same fine coated paper, which can accommodate twice the amount of material as the 9×7 size, with only slightly smaller images, two to a page, some coil bound so they can open flat.

Many of Austin’s books have videos associated with them—to be found on ‘YouTube’ under ‘AustinTorn’, with some of them also referenced in this blog.

That should do it for me for quite a while.

Note: Austin is not really trying to sell books but just make them available for their permanence, for all of the books’ pages are revealed in his blog for anyone to look at anytime, in a large enough size, and besides, onscreen (and in videos or as an ibook) the images glow, which feature surpasses even a glossy book page.

Pandora’s Box of Truths—A Logical Theory of Everything

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I show that there has to be a causeless, primary, permanent Eternal Basis, with no option not to be, which must also be the Simplest possible entity, it necessarily without any point for it to receive any specific, set direction, which basis is essentially the so-called quantum foam of Possibility/Potential—being at heart only ‘noise’ in a duration, of/from which Space and a more productive information processing Time/Change system emerge, as well as matter, ‘now’, mass, forces, existence, and more, albeit these being secondary and temporary, along with the information processing going on to further form and maintain our entire finite universe as a computable reality, of more and higher composites, complexities, and emergences becoming, unto dissipation, and the whole Cosmos, too, as universes may happen in more instances.

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