The Prototype


Within the Book of Mormon, the Tree-of-Life patterns match the kabbalistic ones, with one exception. The placement of the knowledge sefirah (11) comes after the kingdom sphere (10) instead of being surrounded by sefirot crown to beauty (1-6).  In 2008, I discovered this when I began reading the first few verses of 1 Nephi, chapter 1. It had a profound impact on me and eventually provided the prototype for understanding the Tree-of-Life patterns throughout the Book of Mormon. See the Prototype pattern and commentary by pressing A. Prototype button. Please also view the other essential selections.