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 Seal of God. 207

protection (xxxiii.-xli.), the body raised in in-
corruption (xlii.) acquires in every limb and
every feature the seal of God. His hair,
from which the light glows forth in streams,
is as " the hair of Nu," the sacred Nile glow-
ing with the streams of life ; his countenance,
shining as the sun, is radiant as the face of
Ra ; his eyes, glorious as are eyes of Athor,
gleaming with immortal beauty ; his fingers
are as the Uraei, the insignia of the royal
power; his feet burn with the fire of the
Creator-Spirit Ptah ; his humanity is as the
humanity of Osiris, the incarnate God. " There
is not a member of him," says the Ritual,
" which is not divine."

Resplendently beautiful as is the astral body
assumed by the new being, he is not yet pre-
pared for initiation ; but fresh trials still
await him as he approaches the granite block
which obstructs the descending passage. His
self-dominion, the head of his glory, may be
taken from him; he may incur the second
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