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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146 The Mystery of the Heavens. [Ch.

earth with reference to four, and only four,
different standards; that is to say, in regard
to the stars, to the moon, to the sun, and to
the Equinox, the other relative motions of the
earth having no perceptible effect upon our
reckoning of time. All these standards, with
their respective measures and harmonies, were
known, as we have seen, to the Egyptians ;
and this accounts for the circumstance which
Dr. Brugsch has remarked, that at a very early
date the Kalendar of Egypt was kept upon
four different reckonings. All these standards
also, each with its spiritual signification corre-
sponding with the Ritual, we have seen
expressed in the masonry of the Grand Pyra-
mid. For to the architect of the Egyptian
Light, there was no celestial truth which was
not manifested in the motions of the celestial
orbs; nor was there any chamber among the
Hidden Places of the Great House which did
not secretly reflect the path of the just in the
mystery of the heavens.
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