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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III.] The Divine Counterpart. 93

counterpart in the Divine Idea, a sacred
" type " of which the festival is celebrated in
the Ritual, and which is masonically expressed
within the niche of the Chamber of New Birth.
Hence it was that the ideal counterpart
possessed such divine sanctity, and the monarch
offered sacrifice to his own double. For in the
intelligible, no less than in the mechanical
world, the expressed form is ever the counter-
part of the impressed force ; while conversely,
in the mechanical world, the material form is
due to an immaterial motive-power. For can
any mathematician define the very nature of
force, otherwise than as that which sets matter
in motion ? But if force be that which sets
matter in motion, it cannot itself be material,
if the fundamental law of motion be true that
matter at rest remains at rest. Unless, there-
fore, the motions of the material universe—
and it is of the motions of the heavenly bodies,
and not merely of their existence that the
Ritual continually speaks—be the result of an
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