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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122 The Mystery of the Heavens. [Ch.

when we refer to the course of the soul in the
Ritual, we find them to symbolize three succes-
sive stages of its progress; the fields, | ? ] ? I
of Aahlu, into which it comes forth from the
Chamber of New Birth ; the Enclosure, l_ _J
of the Hidden Lintel of Justice, the beginning
of Justification ; and the source of the Celestial
Nile, aw where it receives the crown of

For ordinary purposes and comparatively
short periods the reckoning of the Grand
Cycle suffices; but for long intervals the
correspondence is not sufficiently exact; the
real difference each year falling short of a
quarter of a day by nearly twelve minutes,
or the fifth part of an hour (less a certain
number of seconds). But the fifth part of
an hour will, it is obvious, in thirty years,
itself amount to six hours, that is, to a quarter
of a day; and accordingly, every thirty years
we find a special festival or Jubilee celebrated in
the Kalendar of Egypt: thus commemorating
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