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In a religious context, transfiguration, from Latin transfiguratio, is the experience of momentary divine radiance. The most famous account of transfiguration is the transfiguration of Jesus.
In the Judeo-Christian scriptures and traditionEdit
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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.
The assumption of Moses apocrypha offers a detailed account of the assumption and transfiguration of Moses.
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 wholeEdit
In Christian eschatology, eternal life is said to be the transfiguration of all of humanity.
In other religions and spiritual traditionsEdit
Ramalinga Swamigal (1823 – 1874) is said to have obtained 'an alchemized Light body'.
Gurdjieff's Fourth WayEdit
Transfiguration of demonsEdit
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