In the beginning was created the Heaven and the Earth, and the Earth was without form, and void; and Darkness was upon the face of the deep. And Man was formed from the dust of the ground, and became a living soul;
and a garden was planted, eastward, in Eden.
And out of the ground grew every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the Tree of Life also in the midst of the garden, and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
And watching from on high, surveying the joyous scene, stands Lucifer, The Morning Star.
First-born Arch-angel, loved once above all others. Now fallen, through pride, and malice.
And he approaches Eve, the Mother of Mankind, masquerading as the wily serpent.
And of the forbidden fruit she eats... and knows.
“Her rash hand in evil hour forth-reaching to the fruit, she plucked, she ate; Earth felt the wound, and Nature from her seat, sighing through all her works, gave signs of woe that all was lost.”
And the Man ate of the fruit, and they knew the Knowledge of Good and Evil. And they were as Gods.
And their God knew of these things, and he drove them from the Garden.
And Darkness was upon the face of the deep.
And there was Winter in Eden.