There were two trees in the garden of Eden, two trees that had a profound effect on mankind, one was the tree of knowledge, the other was the tree of life. When Adam was told not to eat of the fruit of the tree of Knowledge he was told that the consequence would be death, in fact, death twice.
If we assume that the tree of life gave Adam a connection to life, and as a corollary, the tree of knowledge gave Adam a connection to ‘knowledge’, then we suddenly come into line with some profoundly modern scientific research into the connection between consciousness and the unified field where there is now a proven linkage.
If we think of the trees as wireless transmitters, a concept unknown at the time Genesis was written, we can imagine Adam, with his mind connected to the tree of knowledge, and his heart connected to the tree of life. With the heart link ruling over the knowledge link because the tree of life is the spiritual link to Yah and the Tree of Knowledge is the physical link to Yah’s creation.