The Number 22: Properties and Meanings
is a Schröder Number
is a Centered Heptagonal Number
is a Hexagonal Pyramidal Number
is a Pentagonal Number
can be Partitioned
can be Partitioned
can be Partitioned 12
times with each term no larger than 2
can be Partitioned 52
times with each term no larger than 3
can be Partitioned 136
times with each term no larger than 4
can be Partitioned 255
times with each term no larger than 5
can be Partitioned 391
times with each term no larger than 6
can be Partitioned 522
times with each term no larger than 7
can be Partitioned 638
times with each term no larger than 8
can be Partitioned 732
times with each term no larger than 9
can be Partitioned 807
times with each term no larger than 10
can be Partitioned 863
times with each term no larger than 11
can be Partitioned 905
times with each term no larger than 12
can be Partitioned 935
times with each term no larger than 13
can be Partitioned 957
times with each term no larger than 14
can be Partitioned 972
times with each term no larger than 15
can be Partitioned 983
times with each term no larger than 16
can be Partitioned 990
times with each term no larger than 17
can be Partitioned 995
times with each term no larger than 18
can be Partitioned 998
times with each term no larger than 19
can be Partitioned 1000
times with each term no larger than 20
can be Partitioned 1001
times with each term no larger than 21
is the smallest number which can be expressed as the sum of two primes in three ways.
is the maximal number of regions
into which 6
lines divide a plane.
The sum of the totient function for the first eight
integers is 22
The maximal number of regions into which a plane can be divided by 5
In this pattern the sum of each pair of numbers connected by a line sums to a prime number.
The pattern is symmetrical both horizontally and vertically and uses the consecutive numbers from 1
) + (3
can be partitioned 22
Twenty-two is the number of writable regular polygons in an Euclidiean circle: 3
. These are twenty-two of the twenty-four dividers of 360
, the two first, 1
, not defining polygons.
The Chemical Element
Titanium has an atomic number of 22
head is constituted of 22
for the cranium and 14
for the face.
Major Arcana of the Tarot: The Fool, Magician, Priestess, Empress, Emperor, Hierophant, Lovers, Chariot, Strength, Hermit, Fortune, Justice, Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, Devil, Blasted Tower, Star, Moon, Sun, Judgement and World.
The twenty-two channels linking the ten "Sephiroth" between them in the "sephirotic Tree" of the Kabbalah.
The Word of God is at the 22
th level of conscience. The cosmic conscience would subdivide indeed into 24
dimensional or spiritual levels. The maximal conscience level, the 24
th, would be attributable only to the God-Father and the 23
th level would be considered as being an energy protective area surrounding the level 24
. The 22th level of conscience would be also that of the antique Elohim also named the 24
According to S. Doucet and J.-P. Larosee, the man is composed twenty-two evolutionary bodies gathered in four categories: subtle body, energy body, galactic body and temporal body. Each one of these 22
bodies is formed of 1296 "partitions" that they call circumferences, vibrating each one at a precise frequency. This number 1296 is called "Energizing number", since it is the product of 12
(Cosmic number) and 108
(Universal number). By multiplying 22 by 1296, they obtain the total number of 28512 circumferences composing the 22
evolutionary bodies of the man, that is according to them the number of the man and also that of Infinite Energy.
Several old alphabets had twenty-two letters: Chaldean, Sabean, Roman, Copt and Hebraic. The letters of the Hebraic alphabet are divided into three mother letters (Aleph, Mem, Shin), seven double letters (Beth, Guimel, Daleth, Kaph, Phe, Resh, Tau) twelve simple letters (He, Waw, Zain, Heth, Teth, Yod, Lamed, Nun, Samekh, Ayin, Tzade, Qoph).
According to saint Yves of Alveydre, the primitive alphabet of all the humanity, at the period of "Ram" (adam alphabet or "Watan"), would have comprised 22
According to Bambaras, the totality of mystical knowledge is contained in the symbols of the first twenty-two numbers.
The Gita enumerates the following Virtues
as Daivi-Sampat or divine qualities: fearlessness, purity of heart, steadfastness in the Yoga of Wisdom, alms-giving, self-restraint, sacrifice, study of the scriptures, austerity, straightforwardness, harmlessness, truth, absence of wrath, renunciation, peacefulness, absence of crookedness, compassion to living beings, non-covetousness, mildness, modesty, absence of fickleness, vigour, forgiveness, purity and absence of envy and pride. All these Virtues
are manifestations of the 4 fundamental Virtues
may form this geometric pattern:
According to Jainism: the 22
kinds of suffering.
The solid Greek cubical cross is composed of 22 squares, corresponding with the 22 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet.
The Year 22 AD
In the year 22
AD the Red Eyebrows defeated the main Chinese imperial army at Liang.