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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132 The Mystery of the Heavens. [Ch.

as to preserve but not to betray this trebly
hidden masonic key, the double throne of
Isis and Osiris, pointing not improbably to
a yet more secret staircase within.

Even this does not exhaust the fulness of
this prolific symbol ; but it gives a clue be-
yond its own immediate recess, and connects
the Chamber of New Birth with the luni-
solar Chamber of the Orbit, just as the New
Birth itself connects Rusta with Aahlu; the
place of Initiation with that of Illumination.
For in the same ascent in the Chamber of
Divine Birth, we have the five divine birth-
days, which make up the sacred interval of
the solar year. Immediately above is the
great throne, crowning the lunar chamber,
and masonically expressing the Egyptian
" Hep-Tep," or crowning festival of comple-
tion-beginning ; as the chamber which it sur-
mounts represents the territory of both Death
and Birth—the "Completion-Beginning" of
mortal Immortality. By the over-lappings

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