s fall takes place in people's consciousness. They lose their light and all memory of the celestial mark inscribed in them. They become like stones in which life has slowed to such an extent that they no longer have the force to produce thoughts and feelings. Life is a perpetual movement forward, and those who refuse to advance regress. They return to the unconsciousness of a stone, which is nothing more than a sleeping consciousness. All their physical and psychic manifestations become expressions of this petrified life."
Omraam MikhaŰl A´vanhov