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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Grand Cycle, so also does the measure of the
base-circuit; the number of times the cosmic
unit is repeated in that circuit, defining the
number of solar days in the Grand Cycle, and
consequently also the number of the solar
years in the cycle of Sothis.

It seems, therefore, not unreasonable to
conceive that before the casing-stones finally
shut up the secret, the relations of the sun and
moon to the position of Sothis and of the
pole-star should have been correlated with the
courses of the Pyramid in the manner above
described; and thus a starting-point for all
the motions of the earth, whether in relation
to the moon, the sun, the equinox, or the
stars, have been registered unalterably in the
masonic light.

To measure the motions of the earth how-
ever is the commencement, but only the
commencement, of the universal scale. That
which we need for the Mystery of the Depths
is nothing less than the span of solar or
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