# The Number 22: Properties and Meanings

Prime Factors of**22**=2x11.

**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.