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.