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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VI.] The Uncreated Light. 191

flesh and live, that in the ancient creed of
Egypt, as in that of Christendom, the holy
dead was to be at last united, person with
person, and indissoluble bond. No language
less universal than that of faith can enable us
to express this sublime belief. For in no other
creed do we find that man never loses his
individuality which is yet united personally
with the Deity in so intimate an unity, that
in the Ritual the Osiris-soul can with difficulty
be distinguished from the Osiris-Godhead.
"The sun is worshipping thy face;" says
Osiris in the Ritual, to the soul new born into
the divine existence; that is to say, the very
splendour of creation, the source of light and
life to the visible world, bows down in worship
before him who has become a participator in
the divinity of its creator. "He is I, I am
he ;" the soul responds, almost in the actual
Words of the Gospel.

Long and manifold was the process where-
'Jy> in the teaching of Egypt, the human
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