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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IV.] The Gate of Everlasting Day. 141

the new birth of the soul, and thus supplies
the key to the whole creed, or iu its own
words gives " The Entrance on Light in one
Chapter," a passage occurs which appears to
refer to this dawning of another age. "The
twenty-four are passing," it says, " until the
sixth. He remains in the Gate." In the sixth
hour that is to say, reckoning from midnight
(as Professor Renouf has shown to have been
the custom), the march of the stars is stayed,
and the sun enters the Gate of a new cycle ;
in the same way as for the regenerate soul
the night is past, and he enters the Gate of
Everlasting Day.

That the date in question was the true
epoch of the institution of the Kalendar, to
which all astronomical allusions are to be
primarily referred whether in the Ritual or
in the Pyramid of Light, is confirmed by a
simple explanation which is thus afforded
of a very marked peculiarity (and apparent
anomaly) in its use. As is well known, the
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