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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the Illuminate after full probation. Here,
then, was the problem which lay before the
first Hir Shesta, the " Master of the Secret,"
the originator of the " wisdom of the Egyp-
tians ;" to express, but in expressing to conceal,
to veil, but with a veil of light, the mysteries
of the Deity ; to choose such symbols as would
without betraying their nature convey their
living energy, their illuminative power, and,
above all, their illimitable endurance. No
ordinary image, it is clear, no mineral, no
animal, no plant, no man, could suffice for an
expression such as this. Only the orbs of
heaven, obeying in their lustrous course the
laws that know no change, could fulfil the
required conditions. Alike in the pictured
and the masonic record the path of the just is
traced amid the shining worlds, and his pro-
gress measured in the terms of celestial

A remarkable instance is that of the orbit
of the earth, involving a knowledge of the
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