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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which crawls across the vision of the eternal
splendour, is swallowed in the resurrection of
Osiris-Ra, the Uncreated Light. Four times
is that Gospel of ancient Egypt proclaimed
in the chapter which bears the title of the
Orient. " The tortoise dies ; Ea lives ! "
Death is swallowed in Light; God lives for
evermore. " 0 Amen, Amen," so continues
that chapter of mystery, " Amen, who art in
heaven, give thy face to the body of thy Son.
Make him well in Hades. It is finished."

Thus ends the strange and solemn dirge oi
ancient Egypt. Once perceived, the intimate
connection between the secret doctrine of
Egypt's most venerated books and the secret
significance of her most venerable monument
seems impossible to dissever, and each form
illustrates and interpenetrates the other. As
we peruse the dark utterances and recognize
the mystic allusions of the Book, we seem to
stand amid the profound darkness enwrapping
the whole interior of the building. All around

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