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 Elevation of the Intellect. 193

person, which, while still unreleased from subjec-
tion to the senses, the student of science makes
dimly through the intellect. For whoever
would understand the framework of the
heavens, the structure of man's sacred dwell-
ing place, must commence with the pole-
star, and tracing out the horizon of the
point of Equinox, which equally divides the
light from the darkness, must apprehend
how the axis of the earth is for man the
prime measure of space, and the standard
rule of the Depths. If he would learn the
secret of living form, the ocean will be his
teacher, as he passes from shore to profoundest
depths and fathoms the secret places of the
teeming waters. The measure of the celestial
orbits will be revealed to him by the moon,
as from that companion orb he watches the
dotation and the revolution of our planet. To
understand not merely the motion but the
evolution of our globe, he must dare the place
°f the earth's central fire, undismayed by the
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