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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26 The Pyramid of Light. [On.

fire; while beyond that terrible chamber a
small passage leads to nothingness. Resuming
our exploration of the edifice, and coming forth
from the place of ordeal, as the Initiate, now
become the Adept, turns back and avoids the
place of annihilation ; we remount the Passage
of the Horizon until, at a little distance
below the scored line, we come to a granite
gate, or portcullis, built in the roof. This
great gate, which originally was totally hidden
by masonry and was only discovered by the
falling of a stone when Al Mamoon was forcing
his entrance into the pyramid, stands at the
threshold of the Secret Places. Not only was
the whole gate carefully hidden, but the lower
portion of the passage within was blocked
with enormous stones, still unremoved, and
perhaps irremovable. So even now the Lintel
is still hidden, and admission is only effected
through a hole forced by violence in the wall of
the passage above the blocks ; while a precisely
similar difficulty is experienced by the adept
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