chapter  XXVII
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One important item in the mystical allegory is the descent of the soul, or, better still, of the Divine Spark, from God and its entry into the material uni­ verse, which is represented by a fall from light, an expulsion from Eden, or some similar incident which depicts the soul as an outcast, wandering, lost and miserable, among strange surroundings, but ever seeking to return whence it came. If, therefore, the Hung ritual is at all a complete mystical allegory, we may expect to find traces of this idea somewhere in the ceremony. This we do in the Traditional History, where there are clear indications of that part of the allegory which may best be described as, the Loss of Eden.