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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slanting wall so as to point downwards to
the foundation, and separating the upper
section of the passage where the Departed in
the Ritual is bereft of every faculty except
that of motion, from the more advanced por-
tion where his mental faculties are gradually
restored to him. Continuing the long descent,
we arrive at an aperture in the western
wall, and passing through the opening thus
disclosed mount gently into a kind of grotto
at the bottom of the Well, a square per-
pendicular shaft, with footholds cut in the
precipitous sides. Into that chamber of the
Deep "Waters the postulant descends on
the Western side, as the sun at the close of
day goes down into the Western waters, and
bursts forth in splendour on the hidden world.
From the top of the shaft a level passage runs
to the place of the divine birth mentioned in
the Ritual, the Chamber of the Moon, where,
according to Egyptian teaching, Osiris each
month renewed his birth. In that chamber,
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