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 Image of the Deity. 95

eternity, the self-existent Deity is always
secretly reflected in his creatures. Accord-
ingly each phenomenon of nature conveyed to
them a corresponding manifestation of the
divine personality, and according to the Eitual
it was the Deity indwelling in the soul, which
confers upon the man the power of perceiving
these relations. " I am perception," we read,
" the imperishable soul." In the noonday
glow of the sun they beheld the splendour of
Ra ; in his setting the death of Osiris ; in the
new dawn his resurrection as the incarnate
Horus; in the glowing fire the creator-spirit,
Ptah; in the harmonious proportions of the
universe the Eternal Wisdom, Thoth, " the
mind and will of God;" in the starry firma-
ment crowned by Alcyone and the Pleiades
(the sacred bull and attendant cows) the in-
effable beauty of Athor,* the living tabernacle
of the sacred Light.

* Properly Hat-hor, The House of Horus, the Risen
God of Light.
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