On The Reincarnation Of An Egyptian Pharaoh:
And the Sphinx looked down with a
As it gazed on the form that it knew.
When it thought of the glory, that once had been,
To him who was now so small.
Yet the smile was kind, and it seemed to say,
"My son, thou shalt know one day,
For see, ‘tis the lot of many like thee
To have lost all their earthly sway.
‘Tis well, my son, that thy soul should pursue
The way that thou once did profane
With all thy troubles and all thy doubts
Thou art more than in days gone by.
‘Tis a marvellous thing to think that I
Should have stayed on the spot of my birth,
To have looked on thee in thy former power,
When thy Princes did tremble the Earth.
But now, O my son, as I gaze on thy face
(For my gaze doth travel afar)
I see the light that was lacking before
And I rest. Thou hast opened the door."
22 March, 1925.
From The Book of Truth And The Teachings Of Osiris,
H C Randall-Stevens (El-Eros).