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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thou hast found the words of order, the mystery
of the secret places."

What a sudden significance, then, attaches
to the title " Ta Khut," " The Light," whereby
the Grand Pyramid, that monument of flame,
was known to the Pharaohs, when, turning to
the sacred papyri, we find the title of the
opening chapter to be the Pir M Hru, or
Entrance on Light—that is, not the light of
common day, which the deceased was quitting,
but, as is shown by the image of the setting-
sun, wherewith the descent of the tomb was
always associated, of the invisible Light of
the Unseen World, renewed for ever in the
splendour of Osiris. For the doctrine con-
tained in those mystic writings was nothing-
else than an account of the path pursued by
the just, when the bonds of the flesh being-
loosed, he passed through stage after stage of
spiritual growth, until initiated in the new
birth and illumined in the hidden life, he
became indissolubly united with him whose
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