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The most famous account of transfiguration is the Transfiguration of Jesus.
- 1 Instances in the Judeo-Christian scriptures and tradition
- 2 Instances in other religions and spiritual traditions
- 3 References
Instances in the Judeo-Christian scriptures and tradition
Transfiguration of Jacob
Transfiguration of Enoch
In the Book of Enoch, when Enoch returns to Earth, he tells his children that although they see him as the earthly, human Enoch, there is likewise an angelic Enoch (Metatron) that has stood in the Lord’s Presence.
Transfiguration of Elijah
Transfiguration of Moses
The assumption of Moses apocrypha offers a detailed account of the assumption and transfiguration of Moses.
Transfiguration of Mary
Lumen Gentium states that the Immaculate Virgin [...] was exalted by the Lord as Queen of the universe, that she might be the more fully confirmed to her Son, the Lord of lords and the conqueror of sin and death.
Transfiguration of humanity as a whole
In Christian eschatology, eternal life is said to be the transfiguration of all of humanity.
Instances in other religions and spiritual traditions
Ramalinga Swamigal also known as Swami Vallalar (1823 – 1874) said to have obtained 'an alchemized Light body'.
Gurdjieff's Fourth Way
Transfiguration of demons
In demonology, some high-ranking demons, such as Lucifer, are said to have been able to shapeshift in order to deceive people.
- E.J. Thomas, The Life of Buddha, p245; EW Hopkins, The Message of Buddhism to Christianity, The Biblical World, Vol. 28, No. 2 (Aug., 1906), pp. 94-107
- P.D. Ouspensky, In Search of the Miraculous, USA 2001, pp 324f., ISBN 0-15-600746-0
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