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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20 The Pyramid of Light. [Ch.

proof of the truth of those astronomical
relations, wherein their mystical religion was
embodied. Hence when we read in the
Ritual, of the " Good Paddle of the North the
Opener of the Disc," we recall at once the
narrow paddle-shaped passage widened at the
entrance towards the North, which opens the
sacred interior to the outer universe; the
pointer of the dial which sweeps through
space, indicating perennially the position oc-
cupied by each successive star, which for a
brief period of centuries keeps watch before
the pole.

Taking in our hands now, the sacred writ-
ings of the Pir M Hru, let us approach the
masonic Light; and opening the book at the
first chapter, where Thoth the Eternal Wisdom
commences to instruct the catechumen freed
from the corruption of the body, let us with
him penetrate the interior of the building,
and take such a preliminary view of its secret
places and their analogues in the Ritual, as
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