[Secrets XXXI]

[1] Adam has life on earth, and I created a garden in Eden in the east, that he should observe the testament and keep the command. [2] I made the heavens open to him, that he should see the angels singing the song of victory, and the gloomless light. [3] And he was continuously in paradise, and the devil understood that I want to create another world, because Adam was lord on earth, to rule and control it. [4] The devil is the evil spirit of the lower places, as a fugitive he made, he made Sotona from [5] the heavens as his name was Satomail, thus he became different from the angels, but his nature did not change his intelligence as far as his understanding of righteous and sinful things. [6] And he understood his condemnation and the sin which he had sinned before, therefore he conceived thought against Adam, in such form he entered and seduced Eva, but did not touch Adam. [7] But I cursed ignorance, but what I had blessed previously, those I did not curse, I cursed not man, [8] nor the earth, nor other creatures, but man's evil fruit, and his works.