I believe that the concept of Eden is that we all were created and existed in the 'Source'. Along the way our ego removed us from the 'source' and we existed materialistically from that point on. The mythological impact of the story of Eden has a moral message about the importance of trying to find the 'source' or rediscover the 'source' again.
This is based on the usual spiritual shedding the ego kind of theology.
As a side note, whatever happened to Eden representing the origin of mankind? I mean, does it hold the secret of whether we are extraterrestrial in origin? Or will it reveal that we are much older than previously thought?
[Edited by thegreatimposter on 06-28-2003 at 09:45 am]