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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64 The House of Osiris: [Ch.

blocks at the lower end of the Chamber of the
Shadow, to the throne at the upper end of the
Chamber of the Splendour, where he received
the crown of illumination, there are exteriorly
forty-two courses; so that they form the en-
velope of that Double Hall of inner Truth.
And as the lucid river itself imaged the
stream of the " celestial Nile," so also was the
course of that river imaged masonically in the
hidden places in the House of Osiris. Upon
the walls of the Chamber of the Splendour was
sculptured the orbit of our planet among the
sevenfold company around the solar throne,
the orbit which measures the rise and fall of
the life-giving waters of the Nile. Along the
roof descends the stream of sculptured rays,
thirty-six in number, corresponding to the
thirty-six decades of days in the orbit of the
Egyptian year. At the upper or Southern end
of the chamber, as at the upper or Southern
end of the kingdom, beneath the Royal Arch of
the Sevenfold Ascent, or " Burning Crown," as
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