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.] Opening of the Vision of Wisdom. 217

postulant is fulfilled, and lie is re-united with
his living soul (xeiii.) ; "My soul is from the
beginning," he says, " from the commencement
of time (reckoning of years). The eye of
Horus" (the Divine Son) made for me my
soul, preparing its substance. The darkness
is before them ; the arms of Osiris hold them.
Open the path to my soul and my shadow
(Khaibit) and my spirit, to see the great God
within his sepulchre the day of making up the
souls." If that knowledge is possessed, the
Ritual adds, he enters on Light; he is not
detained in the lower world.

That priceless gift conceded, the postulant,
though he cannot yet participate in the divine
splendour until his ordeal be passed, yet can
he behold it openly from afar, and enter on his
initiation into the sacred mysteries. Ascend-
ing, in the strength imparted to him by his
soul, the ladder of the well, he offers a prayer
to the Divine Teacher (xciv.), and, "holding
in his hand the Sacred Mysteries," he turns
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