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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preparation which awaits him when the last
glimpse of earth is hidden from his sight.
Thus we learn how (ii., hi.)* after death, the
departed comes forth into the light of immor-
tality, even as the sun when he sets, bursts
forth in radiance on the world which is hidden
from our view. Then, since the departed
cannot yet bear the judgment of interior
justice, he is warned beforehand (iv.) that
when he has commenced the descent, he must
" pass the Road above the Earth," the ascend-
ing passage concealed by the Hidden Portcullis
behind the fourth exterior course. And behind
that secret portal in the vignette illustrating
the chapter, we descry the face of the Unseen
Teacher, that countenance of which the holy
dead, when initiation has begun, shall pre-
sently be strengthened to bear the distant but
unveiled vision. Before that lintel can be

* If these numbers be placed on a print of the interior
of the Pyramid, in the order here indicated, they will show
wow the titles here assigned to the different parts are
obtained from the Ritual.
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