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 Raising in Incorruption. 20


With the eighteenth chapter begins the
" Book of Performing the Days," that is, the
period of preparation for Initiation and Ordeal,
the due performance of which entitles him to
pass " the road above the earth " (xviii.), there
to receive the Crown of Justification (xix.,
xx.), when his victory is assured. As he pur-
sues the descending Passage of the Heavenly
Horizon, the reconstruction of the inner man,
the new creation to life immortal, slowly
commences (xxi.). One by one his faculties
are reawakened to spiritual life ; his mouth
(xxii.) is opened, that he may respond to the
teaching of the divine voice; his mind and
his name are restored (xxiv., xxv.) ; his heart
(xxvi.) is given back to him, and he knows
n° more the icy numbness of the paralyzed
affections. Gradually the new-formed body
gathers force and substance; that is to say,
n°t the natural body, which never bursts its
sacred swaddling-bands till wakened in the last
Chapter of the Ritual and the last chamber
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