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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166 The Mystery of the Depths. [Ch.

of the XIth dynasty (at an inch to ten thousand
years), and the quarter radius the forty-five
inch cubit of the IVth dynasty (at an inch to
a thousand years). It would seem therefore,
that a table of the cubits employed by the
architects of those early times would represent
a general system of cosmic measures, the scale
being marked off upon the axis of the earth,
the sole standard of immutable space, and
the ratios of the different cubits being pro-
portional to the immutable time-periods of
the heavenly bodies. And thus, when the
film is brushed away which the dust of ages
has cast over these relics of antique science,
their aspect remains no longer lifeless and
repulsive ; but we recognize in them the
glowing insignia of universal truth, the gems
from the azure depths, sparkling with the
lustre of intrinsic light.

No sooner do we apply this key to the
Book of the Master, than a series of concealed
significations begins to unclose. The famous
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