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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94 The Hidden God. [Ch.

immaterial force impressing itself upon matter,
our whole conception of dynamical science is
wrong from the beginning. And reason itself
becomes the mockery of reason ; for there is
not an achievement of the engineer, not a pre-
diction of the astronomer, not an application
of the mathematician, which does not prove
the truth of a principle radically false. So,
on the other hand, no philosopher can long-
maintain any substantiality as underlying the
phenomena around him, who does not recog-
nize them as the expression of creative thought
impressing itself upon created matter ; nor can
poet or artist present new types of character
unless he is gifted with the supreme power
of the imagination, the faculty of perceiving
and defining the unexhausted forms of human
personality potentially existing in the sole
creative mind. For genius is the power of
giving form to potentialities.

Pursue Egyptian theosophy in which direc-
tion we may, the things of time speak ever of
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