"The "Bottomless Pit" chamber outlined in Aquarius is quite well marked, and really suggests such a place as the Subterranean Chamber of the Great Pyramid, for the wavy line of stars at the southern extremity of that group marks the bottom, while two upright lines of stare constitute the two walls. Within this chamber and a little above the heads of the Cynocephali, there is a starry figure much resembling the head of the god Set in one of his forms, that one representing him as having the head of a goat. Upon a very clear night this object can be seen distinctly outlined, and was very evidently the source from which sprang this particular form of the god. Their characterization of the god Set as a being similar to the Christian prince of evil, Satan, lends added significance to this object, for He Is Apparently Shut Up In this starry bottomless pit. This fact can not but greatly interest us in the light of that scriptural statement, "And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled;" (Rev. xx:l, 2, 3.) As a symbol, we see him apparently locked up in the starry bottomless pit, and evidently receiving all those of the ill-fated dead who are unlucky in passing through this region or who miss their way, falling where the Cynocephali are ready to devour them.

The Cynocephali are certainly in evidence, and their position among the other figures corresponds exactly with that in which the Egyptian represented them. We detect three of these heads here and find them to be as represented, or two facing west and the other one east. The one farthest east, which is more distinctly marked than the others, has been seen as bidding the evening boat of the sun god-speed, in one of their representations of it. It is not strange then, that the ancients, both Egyptians and others, placed such great value upon this animal. This arrangement of the stars at their feet resembles The Net Or Lattice Work That the Egyptian represented them as using to catch the ill-fated victims. (Cf. "History of Egypt," by Maspero, Vol. I., pages 274-85.) The particular point or region closely associated with the end of man and the universe, we would locate somewhere between Aquarius and Virgo, while it seems to be closely identified with Aquarius and Capricornus in particular. The scriptural lake of fire mentioned in Revelation appears to be located in this region, and perhaps is identical with that feature known as the "Stellar Floor," which is seen immeasurably distant and beyond the Galaxy. This feature of the heavens, as viewed in our great telescopes, much resembles a great lake of fire of perhaps eternal extent, and is pierced by dark openings or holes through which we apparently look into "outer darkness." No star or even a ray of light is seen through these dark openings, although subjected to a photographic plate of all night exposure. This is a very significant fact in the light of scriptural teaching; for a lake of fire is destined to be the fate of all who fail to pass the judgment successfully. It is located in the region of Sagittarius and Scorpio, and will certainly prove a very interesting study when we shall have succeeded in constructing more powerful telescopes than are available at present, for we do not doubt but that these symbolical markings upon the face of the heavens are connected in a material way with the destiny of the universe.

One sun by day, by night, ten thousand shine, And light us deep into the Deity; How boundless in magnificence and might! - Young, "Night Thoughts".