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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One chapter and one chamber yet remain—
the chapter of Orientation, and the Chamber
of Grand Orient beneath the Secret Places
of the Most High. " Awake, awake, Osiris ! "
so sing the mourners to the beloved departed,
now glorious in the House of Light, and
united indissolubly with the divine Being ;
" awake! see what thy son Horus hath done
for thee. See what thy father Seb hath done
for thee. Raised is the Osiris." " I have
opened the doors," replies the Osiris-soul, " 1
have opened the doors. . . . Well is the Great
One who is in the Coffer. For all the dead
shall have passages made to him through their
embalming," when their body in the flesh shall
be raised in incorruption. Again and again
is celebrated the Mystery of the Open Tomb.
As the eclipsing planet which moves nearest
to the sun crawls like a tortoise across the
face of that orb, defacing it for a moment
by its own darkness, and then is swallowed
in the radiance, so also death, that dark spot
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