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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indicates, when applied to the disc, the same
degraded and idolatrous conception, since it
substitutes a material and visible object for
that Truth which in the older worship was
spiritual, interior, and unseen. And thus,
under the succeeding monarch, while the word
Aten was preserved, the offending title, Khu,
was sedulously obliterated.

In the masonic record therefore, the House
of Osiris, we have a key to the whole politico-
religious constitution of the country—a key
which none could imitate, none could alter,
none destroy; which no man could compre-
hend unless initiated, nor any forget or mis-
take, who had once received illumination.
Accordingly, in that masonry we find the
originals of many of the mystic symbols,
whereby the priests so expressed the divine
and the royal authority as to be intelligible L

to those and those alone who had been initiated g

masonically. Thus, if we draw the groove of (J

the orbit in the Chamber of the Splendour, with 3


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