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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194 The Initiation of the Postulant. [Ch.

cavernous glooms of the lurid abysses. And
there, gazing backwards for uncounted ages, he
will trace amid convulsions and cataclysms in-
conceivable the " Lord of Law" and the "Words
of Order ; " as the huge mountain chains rise
higher and higher from the chaos, to prepare
the surface of the globe for the dwelling-place
of man. Before him next stretches the shadow
of the earth, that dim and vast expanse;
where the majesty of the open heaven is
enshrouded in night; and he perceives how
the conjunctions of eclipse are due to the
same power as the orbits of illumination, and
the hour of darkness is measured by the Giver
of Light. That shadow traversed, a yet more
awful vision, the terrible splendour of the
solar fount in all its fulness, bursts upon his
sight; and as he mounts the sevenfold ascent
of the planetary spheres, he gazes undazzled
on the stupendous jets and sprays of flame
that dart on a sudden thousands and myriads
of miles on high. Then far beyond in the

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