speaks of Isis as tliei ruler of the Pyramid ;
and a later inscription, that of Syene, calls
her also the "Mother of God," and identifies
her with " The Divine Sothis, the Star, the
Queen of the Heaven."
On the other hand, the sacred writings, or
Ritual of ancient Egypt, are full of allusions
which become vocal only when applied to the
Pyramid of Light. Such are the festivals of
the " Northern Passage " and of the " Southern
Passage," that of the " Hidden Lintel," that
of " Osiris, who dwells in the roofed house"
and in the " Pool of the Great House." So in
the Kalendar of Esne, we read of the "Festival
of the Sockets," and again of the " Opening of
the Doors," which is closely connected in the
Ritual with the " Chapter of the Orientation,"
and the raising of Osiris from the Open Tomb.
The whole progress of the Departed seems, in
fact, to take place in some kind of building.
The Ritual is full of references to his " Going
in" and " Coming out," to " Going in after