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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VI.] The Land of Eternity. 201

yet be imparted, the Divine Teacher directs
him, when the mystery of new life is accom-
plished, to retrace his steps to the Passage of
the Heavenly Horizon; and, after entering
and coming forth from (xii., xiii.)the Chamber
of Ordeal, to approach once more the Lintel
of Justice. For then, and then only, can he
set foot upon the threshold of justification,
when " the stains have been burnt from his
heart" by the raging fire (xiv.).

On the fifteenth course now high above the
horizon of the earth, our eyes (two courses
higher than our feet) already face the double-
arched gateway defined by the pole-star, the
outer entrance of the secret places revealing
the path of the Horizon of Heaven. And
similarly in chapter xv. the departed comes
towards the land of Eternity. " May I pro-
ceed," he continues, " as thou dost, without
halt, like thy holiness, Ra, thou who hast no
Piaster, great traverser of waters, with whom
millions of years are but a moment." Then,
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