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 Holy Dead.

coming out," to passing gates and gateways,
and doors and staircases. Nay, the very titles
employed, whether in the written or the
masonic record, point directly, though secretly,
to each other. Where else, if not in these
chambers, so jealously concealed, the like of
which not even the later pyramids contain,
shall we look for the Hidden Places, the
master of which is claimed for its own master
V the "Book of the Dead"? Again, hun-
dreds of years before the date of the prin-
cipal papyrus containing those writings, as
early as the twelfth dynasty, the inscription
°D the coffin of Amamu, buried in the sacred
C1ty of Abydos, makes a similar allusion, and
shows that the secret places determine the
order of the Ritual. "Thou hast not gone
dying, thou hast gone living to Osiris.* Now

More correctly written Ausar ; but in this and other
sacred names I have kept the older spelling, not as being
m any way preferable in itself (which it certainly is not),
out in order to avoid introducing a fresh and not abso-
lutely necessary element of unfamiliarity.
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