Between the ordinary dualistic body and mind that came about as a result of evolution, and the state of the perfected Siddha, there is Spiritual and Yogic Transformation. This is the way that material evolution and the lower nature is transcended. Transformation can lead to the state of Realisation and Liberation. But alternatively there is also the higher path of transmutation of this world, which involves the metamorphosis and Divinization of the psycho-physical as well as the spiritual being.
Such a metamorphosis is more than just transformation. It is the transmutation from one state of being to another. A coming into being of something new. The archetypal paradigm in the nature kingdom is the caterpillar that becomes a butterfly, but there are many other such examples. In Egyptian mythology the scarab beetle is chosen instead of the butterfly, but the basic idea is the same.
Esoterically and occulty, it refers to the transition of one state of existence to another, usually higher one, and ultimately to immortality, the divine transmutation of the individual, and ultimately of the universe.
|Links - Metamorphosis
Metamorphoses - by Ovid (43 b.c.e- 17 c.e.) written 1 c.e..
The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka
"the story of a young man who, transformed overnight into a giant beetlelike insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alientated man....The Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the most widely read and influencial works of twentieth-century fiction."
META-M-ORPHEON - intended to build a bridge between Europe (Italy) and Asia (China) on Arts, Literature, Psychology & Communication. Includes some quotes from different authors.on metamorphosis (in Italian)
Metamorphosis - Who Knows What Lurks in the Inner Lives of Men?
"In 1993, a group of men came together to create a book that revealed the inner lives of men -- Metamorphosis:Transformation in Action. The men featured within these pages represent a cross-section of "ordinary" men -- engineers, carpenters, teachers, laborers, executives, ministers -- sharing experiences that are often extraordinary, and always authentic. Authors of other books describe how men think and feel; this book is men thinking and feeling. The contributors to this book have reached deep inside, to a place we all share....
This WWW site offers a sample of what's in Metamorphosis. It will be updated on a periodic basis, presenting an ever-changing cross-section of the book's contents..".