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**#13 Correspondence between the 10-tree and the 64
hexagrams**

Replacing each of the ten Sephiroth in the Tree of Life by another Tree of Life generates ten
overlapping Trees of Life with **64** 'Sephirothic levels' (SLs). **64** is the
number value of *Nogah*, the Mundane Chakra of the Sephirah Hod, signifying mental activity and
communication (see Table 1). **21** SLs (denoted by black dots) line the left-hand
Pillar of Judgement, **21** SLs (denoted by white dots) line the right-hand Pillar of Mercy
and 22 SLs (denoted by blue dots) line the central Pillar of Equilibrium. **21** is the number
value of EHYEH (אהיה), the Godname of Kether.

Compare this with the 8×8 array of hexagrams that form the basis of the ancient Chinese I Ching
system of divination. It consists of **64** hexagrams. 22 blue ones line two adjacent sides and a
diagonal, **21** black hexagrams form a right-angled triangle on one side of the diagonal and
**21** white hexagrams form a right-angled triangle on its opposite side. The hexagram (Chien) in
the top left-hand corner of the table is a pair of "Heaven" trigrams: . This hexagram corresponds to the first SL, namely,
Kether of the tenth Tree of Life. The hexagram (K'un) in the bottom right-hand corner is a pair of "Earth"
trigrams: . It corresponds to the last SL, namely, Malkuth of the
*first* Tree of Life, whose Mundane Chakra is the planet Earth. The **15** blue
hexagrams on adjacent sides of the I Ching table correspond to the uppermost **15** SLs on
the Pillar of Equilibrium. The remaining seven blue hexagrams on the diagonal correspond to the lowest seven
SLs on this pillar that belong to the two lowest Trees. This **15**:7 division of hexagrams
reflects a 8:2 division of 10 overlapping Trees.

**Superstrings**

In terms of superstring theory, the 10 Trees represent dimensions of the 10-dimensional space-time that this theory
predicts, the lowest Tree denoting the dimension of time. Therefore, the two lowest Trees of Life denote time and a
large-scale dimension of space — the so-called "longitudinal" dimension, along which distance along the length of
the superstring is measured. The eight highest Trees of Life represent the eight so-called "transverse" dimensions
— the dimensions of space perpendicular to the superstring at any point along its length. So the
**15**:7 division referred to above reflects the primary division of superstring space-time into the
eight transverse dimensions, the longitudinal dimension and time. The same pattern manifests in the 10 superstring
dimensions and the I Ching table of hexagrams because the former constitute a holistic system represented by the
latter and —*par excellence* — the tetractys (see here). YAH (יה), the (older) Godname of Chokmah,
prescribes this division because its number value is **15**.

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