I’ve been looking at the Tipheret ring puzzle, and thinking about the significance of “32path” and the “22path” that appears in the puzzle.
I think path refers to the number of paths from Kether to Malkut, since this was the path traveled in the rising(?) of the Sephiroths. (Refer to updates below).
I think the reduced number “22path” in the puzzle is related to this in some way.
If you look at the coloured circles, each of them match up with a ring on the Sephiroth tree, but with the Daath ring (currently unclickable) and the Malkut ring missing.
I think the 22path refers to the number of paths available with those nodes removed (I’ll need someone to confirm), and I think the “inverse” of that would give us the password… but I’m not sure. (As a side note, I tried “1path” to “33path” and none of them were the passwords, nor was “daathmalkut” or “malkutdaath”). Perhaps someone wants to double check me just in case though…!
Someone might want to recreate the Sephiroth tree in some kind of network diagram (with nodes and relationships) and then calculate the paths from Kether to Malkut to verify my guesses.
I hope those deductions help someone crack the code!
Update 2017.07.03, 12:25am KST – I did a google search of “22 paths sephiroth tree” and “32 paths sephiroth tree”, and 32path refers to “The 32 Paths of Wisdom”, while 22 path refers to “The 22 Paths of the Tree of Life”. Let’s use this to find the solution!
Update 2017.07.03, 12:31am KST – Found this useful information:
The Tree of Life is formed from 32 paths: ten objective paths known as the sefirot and 22 subjective paths that connect pairs of sefirot together. Each path has a number, with paths 1-10 being the sefirot themselves and the remaining paths being numbered 11-32. The Tree of Life is shown above with the subjective paths highlighted. Judaic Kabbalah often employs a Tree with a slight variation in path placements, but esoteric tradition is fairly consistent in presenting the Tree as above.
There is a natural tendency to view the Tree as a series of discrete objects rather than as the unified, undifferentiated whole it actually is, and the paths allow us to begin the process of reintegrating the Tree by exploring the relationships between pairs of sefirot. A thorough understanding of two sefirot and the path between them creates a new unit of understanding that can then be put together with other such units. A solid grasp of the sefirot is required before any path may be usefully meditated upon and followed, and a path is realized through study, visualization, empathy and guided meditation. Thorough knowledge of the sefirot linked by the path and the correspondences of the path itself are an important part of this process.
The 22 paths numbered 11-32 correspond to many things, the most notable of which are the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet and the 22 cards in the Major Arcana of the Tarot. The 10 paths numbered 1-10 (the sefirot) are embodied in the Minor Arcana of the Tarot when the Tree is considered in the Four Worlds. The Tarot and the Kabbalah discusses the relationship between the 78 cards of the Tarot and the Tree of Life, and includes a diagram showing the attributions of the paths.
It is up to serious seekers to explore for themselves the values, characteristics, uses and implications of the paths. Important attributions of all 32 paths are available here: click on the relevant sefirot in the Tree of Life above for details of paths 1-10, and follow any of the links below for information about individual paths from 11-32.
– Stellar Twinkles