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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to the Chamber of Grand Orient; " the West
opens " to the Entrance of the Well; " the East
opens " to the Chamber of New Birth, with its
Eastern ascent of the regenerate senses ; " the
Northern and Southern Chapels open," the
Ante-chamber and the Place of Grand Orient,
the Northern and Southern chapels of the
inner house. Here, too, is the " crossing of the
pure roads of life," of which the coffin of
Amamu speaks. Behind are " the roads of
darkness," which the departed in the Ritual
once prayed so earnestly that he might pass.
In front lie the fields of Aahlu, the blessed
country where the justified executes the works
which he is privileged to do for Osiris.

A burst of triumph greets the justified,
when having accomplished the Passage of the
Sun, he enters the Chamber of the Orbit, the
Hall of Illumination. " The deceased," we
read, " passes through the Gate of the Gateway.
Prepare ye his hall when he comes. Justify
his words against the accusers. There is given
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