and social constitution of that remarkable
nation, illustrating, in point after point, pecu-
liarities which hitherto have appeared to be
anomalies, appear to me to be strong con-
firmation of the principle I have set forth.
More striking still, the religions of other
nations of the ancient world become suddenly
luminous when held up to the Light of Egypt.
And as chord after chord is struck, the full
diapason of the creeds responds.
A singular circumstance, which may illus-
trate this remark, arises from the necessity
of expressing the secret analogies between
the references to the Light, which abound
in the Ritual, and the Hidden Places of the
Grand Pyramid, the " Light" of the Egyptian
world. For in dealing with the ideas thus
masonified, so to speak, in that mysterious
structure, I have been led, or rather compelled,
to employ phrases and symbols current among
the Masonic brotherhood of the present day,
such as Grand Arch, Purple Arch, Eoyal Arch,