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.J The Life-giving Waters. 209

the waters, in the inscription on the vase
of Osur-Ur (given in " Records of the Past"),
" to reunite it with the soul, that it may
henceforth be separated from it no more for
ever. The Resident of the West has established
thy person amid the sages of the divine Lower
Region. He giveth stability to thy body, and
causeth thy soul not to distance itself from
thee. He keepeth remembrance of thy person,
and saveth thy body now and for ever."

During this arduous preparation, while the
departed passes from earth in absolute weak-
ness to wage the prolonged conflict of light
and darkness, the imperishable soul, restored
to her native element, is born a second time
in the Chamber of the Queen of the Pyramid,
wherein was born the divine Osiris, at once
her Son, her Maker, and her Spouse. " I am
Yesterday," says Osiris, in the sixty-fourth
chapter, said to be almost coeval with the
Pyramid of Light; that is, "I am He who
was before time began," since, however far
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