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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66 The House of Osiris. [Ch.

the main current of the masonic river ; just as
in the vignette of the celestial Nile, a branch
of the stream pours into the main current,
from "Annu (or On) the secret birthplace of
the gods." From that point the masonic stream,
like the Nile at the same point, forks out into
a delta, one branch leading down to the
Hidden Lintel, the other forming the Well of
Life, in the territory of Rusta, wherein, as we
learn from another papyrus, was the tree of
immortality. And in the rock which bounds
the Chamber of the Horizon, and upon which
the house of Osiris is built, we recognize the
"Rock of the Horizon of Heaven," of which
the Ritual speaks.

Again, the very form of some of the hiero-
glyphs betrays a pyramidal origin. Thus if we
outline the junction of the upper aud lower
chamber, by tracing the roofdine of the Well,
below the roofdine of the gallery, with the
three rampstones in front, and the projections
of the upper and lower galleries at the place,

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