Wisdom of Ancient Egypt. The sympathetic studyof this material may well prove an initiatory processtowards an understanding of that Archaic Gnosis.And, therefore, though these volumes are intended toshow those competent to judge that all has been setforth in decency according to approved methods of modern research, they are also designed for those whoare not qualified to give an opinion on such matters,but who are able to feel and think with the writers of these beautiful tractates.The following abbreviations have been used foreconomy of space:
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