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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226 The Illumination of the Adept. [Ch.

of the celestial guide, who conducts us to the
" Gate on the Hill" (cxvii.); the lintel hidden
in the roof far up along the Passage of the
Star. In remounting the ascent the adept
once more "enters and comes forth" (cxx.)
from the Gateway of the Well, that he may
again receive strength for the coming judg-
ment. And as he approaches the hidden
portcullis, which now he is called upon to pass,
where sits in person the Eternal Wisdom, he
recites for himself (cxxi.) the unforgotten
words wherein the Divine Teacher warned him
of the hour now drawing near of entering into
(xiii.) judgment and of issuing from thence.
Arrived at the hidden portcullis (cxxii., cxxiii.),
carefully concealed within the roof, that
arduous " Gateway reserved for the Gods,"
the divine Osiris-souls, the gateway which
none can enter, except " after coming out"
from the place of initiation, obstruction meets
him at every step. Alike in the Ritual, and
in the building, each portion of that most
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