A symbolic figure in Kabbalism
sect of Judaism
centring around mystical
interpretations of the "Torah"
) representing in essence a 3-dimensional image of the spiritual realm
in the form of a diagram
. This same diagram is also drawn in Gendou Ikari
's office. The figure is comprised of ten sphere
s linked by 22 paths
, and shows the route for humans
to attain the highest possible spiritual level
. It is said that this figure can be interpreted in various ways: as a step-by-step diagram for meditation
, a map leading to wisdom
, or a prediction of humankind
, etc. In episode 26' "Magokoro wo, kimi ni"
, the Eva
series form a giant Tree
in the sky
Source: The End of Evangelion : Glossary contained within The End of Evangelion - Theatrical Program.