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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VII.] The Chamber of Judgment. 229

Truth in Splendour. Then, as he surmounts
each obstacle besetting the entrance to the
path which leads on high, and achieves the
triumph over Death, he beholds the long array
of the Judges of the Dead, the celestial powers
who take account of the moral actions of man-
kind, each supreme in his own province of the
holy land; and to each in turn the adept,
whose stains have been washed from his heart
in the furnace of the ordeal, pleads his inno-
cence of the sin of which that power is the
special avenger. Very terrible are the images
under which those heart-searching spirits are
presented—terrible as the moral effects of our
own transgression, when viewed by the inner
light of Truth. "'The Eyes of Fire/' the
passion which shrivels the intellect; the " Face
of Smoke," the pride that clouds the judgment;
the " Crackler of Bones," the sin which corrodes
the entire manhood, these and such as these
are the fearful insignia of the supernal powers.
Most terrible of all is the spirit " whose mouth
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