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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202 The Initiation of the Postulant. [Ch.

as he bends his head towards the entrance of
the Pyramid and gazes on the dark passage
now open within, " I proceed to heaven," he
says ; :< I kneel among the stars." And at the
conclusion of the chapter he learns the words
to recite when his sun is setting, and he kneels
with his hands towards the land (of the un-
seen), " 0 height of Love, thou openest the
double Gate of the Horizon."

With these sublime words of thanksgiving,
the instruction of the catechumen comes to a
close ; sufficient knowledge having been im-
parted to direct his course as postulant to the
places of Initiation and Ordeal, until which
point be passed he can look no further into
the mysteries. In the following chapter (xvi.),
as we ascend the last course before (pitting the
outer light, the divine voice is for a season
hushed; and the Eitual silently offers three
pictures for our contemplation. On one of
these the sole object presented is the sacred
Scarab, a symbol of the Eternal One, the
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