The following text can be found here: http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/fbe/fbe005.htm
The information presented is a look into chapters 1-7 of The Scrolls of Adam and Eve, aka, The Forgotten Books of Eden, along with commentary.
So we know the gist of the story. Adam and Eve broke the commandments. They had to leave the life that permeated their being and they had to come to live in a strange land…
2.2 And when they came to the opening of the gate of the garden, and saw the broad earth spread before them, covered with stones large and small, and with sand, they feared and trembled, and fell on their faces, from the fear that came upon them; and they were as dead.
2.3 Because–where they had been in the garden, beautifully planted with all manner of trees–they now saw themselves, in a strange land, which they knew not, and had never seen.
God then directed them to a cave that became known as the “cave of treasures.”
4.3 And as they came to it Adam wept over himself and said to Eve, “Look at this cave that is to be our prison in this world, and a place of punishment!
4.4 “What is it compared with the garden? What is its narrowness compared with the space of the other?
The cave was a blessing to them. However, after having come out of the garden, their state of mind changed. Their bodies changed and their perception changed. While living in the presence of God and in the presence of the angels in the garden of heaven, their life force flowed and peace permeated their being.
Now, in this world, their life is limited. They will bear many hardships as a result of breaking the commandments. They acknowledge their mistake and regret the choices they have made. They see that it has led them into error, into darkness, into punishment, and into death. This is a time of hardship and pain.
5.1 Then Adam and Eve entered the cave, and stood praying…
5.2 And as they prayed, Adam raised his eyes, and saw the rock and the roof of the cave that covered him overhead, so that he could see neither heaven, nor God’s creatures. So he wept and smote heavily upon his breast, until he dropped, and was as dead.
5.3 And Eve sat weeping; for she believed he was dead.
5.4 Then she arose, spread her hands towards God, asking for mercy and pity, and said, “O God, forgive me my sin, the sin which I committed, and remember it not against me.
5.5 “For I alone caused Thy servant to fall from the garden into this lost estate; from light into this darkness; and from the abode of joy into this prison.
God strengthened their life force and gave them comfort.
6.4 And the Lord said unto Adam and Eve, “You transgressed of your own free will, until you came out of the garden in which I had placed you.
6.5 “Of your own free will have you transgressed…so that I deprived you of the bright nature in which you then were, and I made you come out of the garden to this land, rough and full of trouble.
6.6 “If only you had not transgressed My commandment and had kept My law, and had not eaten of the fruit of the tree, near which I told you not to come! And there were fruit trees in the garden better than that one.
There is a lot of esoteric meanings woven into this. Perhaps the fruit trees are anagogical.
6.7 “But the wicked Satan who continued not in his first estate, nor kept his faith; in whom was no good intent towards Me, and who though I had created him, yet set Me at naught, and sought the Godhead, so that I hurled him down from heaven,–he it is who made the tree appear pleasant in your eyes, until you ate of it, by hearkening to him.
So Satan led Adam and Eve astray. He somehow made Adam and Eve CHOOSE to do what they did. He didn’t force them to do it. He made sure that it was their choice. What exactly they did is not broken down in detail.
As we grow in this world from childhood, we go from a childlike state of innocence into a different brain wave frequency as we experience self identity. Some suggest that the fruit of the tree gave them knowledge of something they were instructed to avoid. This knowledge in and of itself changed their conscious frequency and as a result they were commanded to “get down” as the recitation recites. Others suggest that it was sex. Adam and Eve were forbidden to do it at this point in their lives and Satan lead their newly formed innocent minds astray. Perhaps both suggestions have truth in them.
It is important for us to acknowledge and understand that all human beings have an avowed enemy seeking to destroy us. He is not just a character from the story books. Accordingly he is a being “from heaven” but “cast down” on earth with a vengeance. Instructions have been given. It fair play. If we follow the commandments we will be safe.
6.8 “Thus have you transgressed My commandment, and therefore have I brought upon you all these sorrows.
6.9 “For I am God the Creator, who, when I created My creatures, did not intend to destroy them. But after they had sorely roused My anger, I punished them with grievous plagues, until they repent.
6.10 “But, if on the contrary, they still continue hardened in their transgression, they shall be under a curse for ever.
7.1 When Adam and Eve heard these words from God, they wept and sobbed yet more; but they strengthened their hearts in God, because they now felt that the Lord was to them like a father and a mother; and for this very reason, they wept, and sought mercy.
7.2 Then God had pity on them, and said: “O Adam, I have made My covenant with thee, and I will not turn from it; neither will I let thee return to the garden, until My covenant of the great five days and a half is fulfilled (5,500 years on earth).”
7.3 Then Adam said unto God, “O Lord, Thou didst create us, and make us fit to be in the garden; and before I transgressed, Thou madest all beasts come to me, that I should name them.
7.4 “Thy grace was then on me; and I named every one according to Thy mind; and Thou madest them all subject unto me.
7.5 “But now, O Lord God, that I have transgressed Thy commandment, all beasts will rise against me and will devour me, and Eve; and will cut off our life from the face of the earth.
8.1Then Adam wept and said, “O God, when we dwelt in the garden, and our hearts were lifted up, we saw the angels that sang praises in heaven, but now we do not see as we were used to do; nay, when we entered the cave, all creation became hidden from us.”