42. This phenomenon finds its natural explanation in the principles previously explained in chap. XIV, n°43.
Analogous examples prove that it is neither impossible nor miraculous, since it is in the laws of nature. It can be produced in two ways.
Jesus, although living, appeared upon the water under a tangible form, whilst his body was elsewhere. This is the most probable hypothesis. One can even recognize in the recital certain characteristic signs of tangible apparitions (chap. XIV, n° 35 to 37).
On the other hand, his body could have been sustained and weight neutralized by the fluidic-force which maintains a table in space without support. The same effect has many times been produced over human bodies.