Allan Kardec

Back to the menu
43. After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. * There he was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.) Then a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus. As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. They kept the matter to themselves, discussing what “rising from the dead” meant. (Mark, 9: 2 to 10).

* The Mount Tabor is located at Southwest of the Lake Tabarich, and 11 km Southeast of Nazareth; it is approximately 1000 meters high.

44. The reason for this phenomenon can be found in the properties of this same perispiritual fluid. The transfiguration (explained in chap. XIV, n° 39) is an ordinary circumstance enough, which, in consequence of fluidic-radiation, can change the appearance of an individual; but the purity of the perispirit of Jesus has given to his spirit an exceptional brilliancy. As to the apparitions of Moses and Elijah, they can be accounted for in the same way as similar ones (chap. XIV, from item n° 35 on).

Of all the faculties which have been revealed to us in Jesus, there is not one which is outside or beyond the conditions of humanity, because they are gifts of nature; but, by the superiority of his moral essence and of his fluidic qualities, they attained with him proportions above that of the common. He represented to us, aside from his carnal envelope, the state of pure spirits.

Related articles

Show related items