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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92 The Hidden God. [Ch.

reflected in it? Since Egypt gives only the
symbol, but betrays no clue to the secret, the
great Master of mediaeval philosophy shall
declare to us that profound relation, which
alters not with the passing of ages. Accord-
ing to the teaching of Aquinas, the universe
exists in a twofold manner, first ideally in
the mind of God, and secondly materially
externally to him, so that in creation the
Almighty contemplates His own mind as in
a mirror. As a dramatist before he gives
living expression to his characters conceives
in his own mind their forms, their counte-
nances, their actions, passions, and conditions
of life, with all the details of their environ-
ment ; and as his work reflects the image
of the author's mind, so in the theosophy of
Egypt did the entire cosmos, embracing all
space, all time, and all orders of created being,
reflect a single thought in the mind of the

Man himself therefore had a "double" or
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