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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II.] The Grand Arch. 65

the Ritual calls it, is the Throne of the Cataract.
Behind it, the low gate leads through the
narrow channels to the chambers of the South
with the hidden chambers in the height,
crowned by the Grand Arch which dominates
the whole interior of the building ; as the
gate of the Nile leads beyond the cataract
to the Southern land of Poont and the long-
hidden source of the river, where the land of
Khent, beneath the Southern apex, imaged
the celestial land of Khent, or Khent-Amenti,
mentioned in the Papyrus of Amamu, the
Interior Habitation of God in the supreme
heaven. At the junction of the upper and
lower chambers is the upper mouth of the
Well, forming a key to the secret interior,
just as the city of Memphis with the house
°f Osiris itself was the secret key to the
constitution of the double kingdom. There
too the lesser passage from the secret Cham-
ber of Divine Birth, the " Chamber of Isis,"
" the Light of the Hidden Nile," unites with

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