The seeker has 4 consecutive stages in existence:
The state of living in the world of the source (transformation);
The state of being near the qualities of the source (transmutation);
The state of assuming the form of the source (transfiguration); and,
The state of being one with the source (transmigration).

In an orderly manner, each conquered stage releases the old and initiates the next step.
There are no shortcuts in the order of existence.

The stages are not in a linear way, they contain each other as a fractal reality. They dance within each other in the 7 great wheels.