First Book of Adam and Eve
The "Bright Nature" Of Man Is Taken Away.
1 Then Adam cried and said, "O God, when we lived in the garden, and our
hearts were lifted up, we saw the angels that sang praises in heaven, but now we
can't see like we used to; no, when we entered the cave, all creation became
hidden from us."
2 Then God the Lord said to Adam, "When you were under subjection to Me, you
had a bright nature within you, and for that reason could you see things far away.
But after your transgression your bright nature was withdrawn from you; and it
was not left to you to see things far away, but only near at hand; after the ability
of the flesh; for it is brutish."
3 When Adam and Eve had heard these words from God, they went their way;
praising and worshipping Him with a sorrowful heart.
4 And God ceased to commune with them.