The House of the Hidden Places

W. Marsham Adams

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The House of the Hidden Places is a book by W. Marsham Adams, first published in 1895. During the 19th century, numerous attempts were made to unravel the mysterious internal structure of the Great Pyramid of Giza. However, amidst this speculation, Adams took a different approach by linking the blueprint of the pyramid to the recently translated Egyptian Book of the Dead. According to him, this ancient text portrayed a symbolic journey of the soul through the afterlife, serving as an allegory of initiation and a precursor to Masonic rituals. Surprisingly, his theory gained significant attention from scholars and esoteric researchers upon its initial publication. Nonetheless, the lack of scholarly support posed a challenge to its wider acceptance. Moreover, a considerable chronological gap of approximately a thousand years existed between the construction of the Great Pyramid around 2500 BCE and the earliest versions of the Book of the Dead, dating back to 1500 BCE. While Adams hinted at profound Masonic themes in both the Pyramid and the Book of the Dead, it is important to note that he himself was not affiliated with any Masonic group. Despite these complexities, Adams was ahead of his time in some aspects, particularly in his belief that the Egyptians originated from Africa, contrary to the prevailing belief that they were of Asian descent.

This book has 42,998 words, 63 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1895.

Production notes: This ebook of The House of the Hidden Places was published by Global Grey on the 13th May 2018, and updated on the 4th June 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'Bride of Belus' by Henri-Paul Motte.

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