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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218 The Initiation of the Postulant. [Ch.

his opened eyes successively in the three
directions which we saw indicated by the hiero-
glyph of the divine Initiator Thoth. First he
gazes down " the opening where Thoth is," the
Chamber of the Shadow, now no longer closed
to his view, though not yet accessible to his
person; and he beholds the secret Wisdom
which gives to Truth its splendour (xcv., xcvi.),
the countenance of the Divine Teacher, whose
voice instructed the catechumen, and whose
power protected the postulant. Then, as his
eyes grow clearer, he offers a prayer to Anup
(xcvii.), the starry guide, who has led him
thus far towards his heart's desire; and, turning
towards the Chamber of the New Birth, he
discerns the Bark of Ba (xcviii.-cii.), the
vessel of God, foretold to him before his entry
on the path by the Divine Teacher—the vessel
which shall bear him safely across the Deep
Waters. Even while he looks, the whole
interior of the building is lit with a sudden
glow ; and the masonry, pourtraying each por-
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