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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238 The Illumination of the Adept. [Ch.

admitted to the highest honour of the court,
the justified takes his place in the very line of
direct approach ; while around and above him,
the measureless expanse is filled with rank
beyond rank of spirit-ministers. " He has
passed his billions," we read, " the circle of
flaming ministers is around him. His bless-
ings follow him. ' Come,' says Truth ; and
he approaches her Lord."

At that gracious word of Truth, the abysses
of mystery reveal their most secret depths.
First, the Chamber of the Shadow is lit by
the irradiating brightness ; and the Illu-
minate discerns the nature of sin viewed in
the light of truth. The Seven Halls of Death
(cxliv.), each measured by its cycle of eclipse,
lie open to him who has looked upon the face
of God; and each name of mystery betrays
the form of darkness. "Babbling" Malice,
that delights in " overthrow ; " " Fire-faced "
Anger, "leaping on a sudden to the front;"
Envy, the " Eater of Dirt; " Hatred, silent and
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