Adam, ad’-am (Heb.)–red; ruddy; reddish; firm
GodSpeedVersion™ The first movement of mind in its contact with life and substance. Adam also represents the generic man, or the whole human race epitomized in an individual-man idea. Eve is the feminine aspect of generic man, outwardly manifest: “male and female created he them. ” If the ego, or will, which is man, has adhered to wisdom faithfully and has carried out in its work the plans that are idealized in wisdom, it has created a harmonious consciousness. Adam in the Garden of Eden is symbolical of that consciousness. Adam in his original creation was in spiritual illumination. Spirit breathed into him continually the necessary inspiration and knowledge to give him superior understanding. But he began eating, or appropriating, ideas of two powers–God and not God, or good and evil. The result, so the allegory relates, was that he fell away from spiritual life and all that it involves.
Eve, eve (Heb.)–elementary life; life; living. The first woman: “And the man called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living” (Gen. 3:20).GodSpeedVersion™ Love, or feeling, in individual consciousness. The I AM (wisdom) puts feeling into what it thinks, and so “Eve” (feeling) becomes the “mother of all living.” Feeling is Spirit, which quickens. Woman symbolizes the soul region of man and is the mother principle of God in expression. Back of the woman (feeling) is the pure life essence of God. Adam and Eve represent the I AM identified in life substance. They are the primal elemental forces of Being itself. Eve is very closely identified, as elementary life, with absolute life, God.