entrance impassable by the postulant until the
soul is restored to him. Then, if we indicate
the image of the Well itself, shining in its
own living but invisible waters, as seen by
the soul from above, just as the Creator looks
down on His own image in the universe, we
obtain the symbol of the " Ank," or mirror
Ank, Svmbol of Created Life.
of life. So, if we represent the descent
traversed by the Initiate from the Head of
the Well to the Opening into the Chamber
Sceptre of Ptali, Spirit of
Opening from Well of Life to
Chamber of Divine Fire.
of the Fiery Ordeal, we have the Sceptre of
ftah, the Spirit of Divine Fire. And, if