From the pinnacle of the cosmos descends the Holy Falun ("Law Wheel") King. His radiant presence brims here with redemptive grace. Layered tiers of different hues underfoot portray different planes of existence through which the hallowed figure travels, forming, with each step of his descent, an oath-bound entourage of divine helpers. As the descent progresses, once-pure crystalline skies give way to darkness and heaviness as the earthly world is neared. Basic to Falun Gong is a belief that the universe is fundamentally good, and populated by beings endowed with numinous qualities.