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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The Pyramid of Light, [Ch.

ing our greatly increased knowledge of the
sacred writings, than when the hieroglyphs
themselves were undeciphered. Yet, strange
to say, prominently as these mysteries stand
out in every matter that relates to ancient
Egypt, no one has hitherto thought of collat-
ing the masonic secret of the monument with
the doctrinal secret contained in the mysterious
books of Thoth, to whom the origin of Egyptian
wisdom is attributed.* Such an omission is
the more singular, because indications are not
wanting on either side to hint at the con-
nection. That Khufu (miscalled by the
Greeks, Cheops) should have adopted the
pyramidal form in the hieroglyph of his name
is not surprising, as he was the monarch under
whom the building was erected. But it is not
perhaps unworthy of notice, that the form of
the Pyramid enters into the hieroglyph of the

* M. Maspero courteously informs me that the same
idea lias occupied himself, but that he has not pub-
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