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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religious but of the political constitution of
the kingdom ; with ascending grades from the
Purple Arch of the Star defining the Sacred
Horizon of Rusta (or Eosetta) to the Royal
Arch of the solstice or limit of the solar seat
above the water throne of the cataract, and
beyond again along the Grand Arch of the
Celestial Meridian to the culminating point of
the sun at Equinox above the source of the
river, in the primaeval land of Poont.

As we stand before the portal of that
" Great House," the " Pir Aa," while we recall
the familiar title which the Pharaohs thence
derived, and as we contemplate the heaven
reflected in the blue waters of the river as it
Hows without, and its image masonically ex-
pressed in the path within, "the disc" seems
lifted " from the tomb," and we gaze upon the
unseen world. Egypt, for so many centuries
the land of the buried, has suddenly become
the land of the risen dead. And the message
which the long-silenced voice proclaims as
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