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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2io The Initiation of the Postulant. [Ch.

Lack in time a day may be, yesterday was
always before it. " I am the Dawn," lie
continues, " the Light of the Second Birth,
the Mystery of the Soul, Maker of the gods,
by whom are fed the hidden ones of heaven."
So in the inscription on the coffin of Anches-
Ra-Neferab—that is, of her " whose life was
the Sacred Heart of Ea "—we read concerning
Isis, that is, she " who opens for thee the
secret places by those mighty names of thine.
Thy name is Infant and Old Man, Germ and
Growth, Son of Heaven, who makes the road
for thee according to his word. Thy name
is Everlasting, Self-Begotten, the Dawn, the
Day, the Evening, the Night, the Darkness.
Thy name is the Moon, the Heart of Silence,
the Lord of the Unseen World." And on
another part of the coffin of the same holy
queen, the spirits of Annu, called in the Ritual
the " secret birthplace of the gods," are invoked
as those " who preside over the sacred birth."
With the new birth of the soul comes also
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