I'm studying a text for translation and I'm unsure about my reading of the following paragraph.
I asked Nuit to write the rituals, the ordeals, and the law.
She bade me know that the ordeals may not be written, since each man must go through a furnace of his own kindling. The Rituals: some were fitted for all men: some are fitted to one person, each making his own; and also there are those whose virtue lies in the silence wherewith they are begirt.
I understand "bid" here is not "offer" but "ask", in general. But I can't go any more specific than that. What does "she bade me know" means?