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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I-] The Ritual and the Masonry. 1 i

name, says the Egyptian Ritual, " is Light,
Great Creator." And that path which the
Ritual gives in writing, the grand Pyramid
of Light materializes in the masonry.

In the double symbolism of Pyramid and
Ritual lie both the chief difficulties of de-
cipherment and the strongest evidence of their
correspondence. For as the departed in his
progress was to become united in the fulness
°f intimacy with his Creator, so it was neces-
sary that he should progress in the knowledge
°I the mysteries which envelop alike the
spiritual and the material creation. To know
Osiris in his forms of manifestation was the
secret of power, to " understand Osiris in
all his names, Osiris in all his places," con-
ferred the crown of illumination. But in
the attainment of that infinite knowledge
there were many stages which must be
traversed by the finite mortal, many grades
which must be achieved by the holy de-
parted, when the mouth of the tomb, the
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