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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may enable us to study more deeply the two-
fold expression of that masonic mystery. Re-
citing chapter by chapter as we mount, grade
by grade along with the Catechumen of Light,
We approach at the fifteenth step a gateway
two courses yet above us, just as the cate-
chumen in the fifteenth chapter approaches
the " double gate of the horizon," the double
urched gate which points towards the pole-star ;
when he invokes " Haroeris the great guide of
the world, the guide of the souls in their
secret places, the light dwelling in the horizon."
f'i'om this point the first veil of secrecy begins.
feor so eifectually was the opening concealed
from the uninstructed eyes by a revolving
stone, that the position, once lost, was impos-
sible to recover; and for two hundred years
'dter passing under the barbarous Omar, the
'•uildiug remained impenetrable, until Caliph
AJ Mamoon, in the ninth century of our era,
Oiced an opening at random through the
solid masonry, and hit accidentally upon the
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