# The Number 22: Properties and Meanings

Prime Factors of

**22**=

2x

11.

**22** is a

SchrÃ¶der Number.

**22** is a

Centered Heptagonal Number.

**22** is a

Hexagonal Pyramidal Number.

**22** is a

Pentagonal Number.

8 can be

Partitioned in

**22** ways.

**22** can be

Partitioned in

1002 ways.

**22** can be

Partitioned 12 times with each term no larger than

2
**22** can be

Partitioned 52 times with each term no larger than

3
**22** can be

Partitioned 136 times with each term no larger than

4
**22** can be

Partitioned 255 times with each term no larger than

5
**22** can be

Partitioned 391 times with each term no larger than

6
**22** can be

Partitioned 522 times with each term no larger than

7
**22** can be

Partitioned 638 times with each term no larger than

8
**22** can be

Partitioned 732 times with each term no larger than

9
**22** can be

Partitioned 807 times with each term no larger than

10
**22** can be

Partitioned 863 times with each term no larger than

11
**22** can be

Partitioned 905 times with each term no larger than

12
**22** can be

Partitioned 935 times with each term no larger than

13
**22** can be

Partitioned 957 times with each term no larger than

14
**22** can be

Partitioned 972 times with each term no larger than

15
**22** can be

Partitioned 983 times with each term no larger than

16
**22** can be

Partitioned 990 times with each term no larger than

17
**22** can be

Partitioned 995 times with each term no larger than

18
**22** can be

Partitioned 998 times with each term no larger than

19
**22** can be

Partitioned 1000 times with each term no larger than

20
**22** can be

Partitioned 1001 times with each term no larger than

21
**22** is the smallest number which can be expressed as the sum of two primes in three ways.

**22** is the

maximal number of regions into which

6 lines divide a plane.

**22**=

1 +

4 +

7 +

10.

**22**=

4 +

5 +

6 +

7.

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 circles=

**22**
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 to

**22**.

**22**=

3 +

7 +

12
**22**=

3 + (

3+

4) + (

3+

4+

5)

8 can be partitioned

**22** ways.
Twenty-two is the number of writable regular polygons in an Euclidiean circle:

3,

4,

5,

6,

8,

9,

10,

12,

15,

18,

20,

24,

30,

36,

40,

45,

60,

72,

90,

120,

180,

360. These are twenty-two of the twenty-four dividers of

360, the two first,

1 and

2, not defining polygons.

The

Chemical Element Titanium has an atomic number of

**22**.

The

Human head is constituted of

**22** bones:

8 for the cranium and

14 for the face.

The

**22** 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

24th, would be attributable only to the God-Father and the

23th 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 Ancients.

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** signs.

According to Bambaras, the totality of mystical knowledge is contained in the symbols of the first twenty-two numbers.

**Hinduism**
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.

**22** 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.