Adams, Walter M.  
The house of the hidden places: a clue to the creed of early Egypt from Egyptian sources — London, 1895

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xii Preface.

the Star, the Open Angle (the princes of which
as well as the princes of the Circle, are men-
tioned in the Papyrus of Sinahit, of very high
antiquity), and other insignia of the craft.
Whenever therefore such expressions occur—
and they run necessarily through the entire
work—it should be remembered that they are
here designed to refer to the actual masonry of
the Grand Pyramid, and the analogous features
in the Ritual of ancient Egypt. At the same
time, whether any vestige of this secret doc-
trine of the Light may survive in the esoteric
doctrine of which those subject to Masonic
rules are not permitted to speak, is an interest-
ing question which naturally suggests itself,
though it evidently cannot be established by
open discussion.

The consideration however, which to my
own mind tends most strongly to confirm
the evidence of a connection between Pyramid
and Ritual is, I confess, of a somewhat personal
character. For in order to detect such an
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