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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v.] The Principle of Life. 147

CHAPTER V.

THE MYSTERY OF THE DEPTHS.

Light is the first principle of created life.
There is no life without growth; there is no
growth without light. Colour, perfume, savour,
every varied object of sense vanishes if light
be absent. Each beam is a separate celestial
gift, direct from the hand of the Creator; as
m the bas-relief on the tomb at Thebes, dis-
covered by Mr. Stuart, where the diverging
rays form a pyramid of light, and to each cay
w attached a hand of blessing.

Universal too, as is the necessity for light
m living nature, equally extended is its mani-
festation in the form of motion. Wherever
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