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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212 The Initiation of the Postulant. [Ch.

the soul, new-born in the sacred type of the
image of the Queen. Now thus the senses
themselves become so essentially divine, that
the departed pays worship to his own faculties.
" I have adored Touch and Taste," he says
later on ; for touch and taste are the channels
whereby is communicated to man the food of
immortality. From that Secret Chamber, the
regenerate soul comes forth glorious as the
day (lxv., lxvi.), and "opening the door"
(lxvii.), once so carefully concealed, comes
forth in full radiance to the fields of Aahlu
(lxviii.-lxxii.), the territory of illumination :
to take its seat (lxxv.) upon the lower throne
above the head of the Well, between the
Chamber of the Orbit and the Chamber of
the Shadow. " The gates of heaven open to
me," he says ; " the gates of earth open to me."
That solemn enthronization being witnessed
by the postulant in the depths below; lie
remembers that the time of ordeal draws near,
and after praying, as instructed beforehand,
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