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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rotation of the earth on its axis, and its
revolution around the sun, on which rested
the ancient kalendar of Egypt. The "Lord
of the Orbit" (Neb Sennen) was a title of the
Egyptian monarch. And in the Pyramid we
find the orbit, together with many other
phenomena masonically expressed on the walls
of the magnificent and unique upper Chamber
of Ascent. Similarly, another great astrono-
mical conception, viz. the horizon, runs not
only through the "Book of the Dead," but
through all the funereal imagery of the
country, as in the " Sai-an-Sinsin," or " Book of
the Migration of the Soul ;" and in that of
Queen Anchnes-ra-neferab and other papyri.
What horizon then is the " horizon of heaven,"
to which such mystery attaches, and what is
lts apex, the Grand Zenith of the celestial
dome ? We have no such general concep-
tion, and consequently our ideas of the celestial
Mechanism lack something of simplicity. But
appose that on the day of Equinox, the equal
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