Subuh, Pakh

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Subuh, Pakh Gender: M
Muhammad Subuh Sumohadiwidjojo
born on 22 June 1901 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Semarang, Indonesia, 6s58, 110e25
Timezone LST m106e48 (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 29°47' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 07°31 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 16°15'

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Pakh Subuh
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Dutch Indonesian spiritual leader with an Islamic background, given a spiritual vision and a Messianic message as his Call. He founded Subud, a form of Islamic mysticism in which the supplicant is initiated by means of the "latihan," a kind of meditative communal submission to divine understanding. During the latihan the devotee is "opened," an experience which may be expressed in silent meditation, in dancing and movement, in speaking in tongues or whatever form the applicant wishes to employ, but a method of communion that involved surrender.

He died on 23 June 1987, at age 86.

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Source Notes

Astrology Quarterly 3/1960 quotes Hussein Rufe, "Life of Subud," given as "dawn". The time of 5:00 a.m. is given in his “Autobiography” [1], where Pak Subuh writes: “Through the grace of Almighty God, mother gave birth safely at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday Wage, the third day of Maulud in the year of Dhal, 1831 — or June 22nd, 1901.”

Because the Indonesian word subuh means dawn in English, there may be a mythical element in the claim that he was born 'at dawn'.


  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Mystical experience (Given a Call)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ eastern (Islamic background)
  • Vocation : Religion : Spiritual Leader/ Guru
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection