i've never seen anyone genuinely levitate and i;ve never seen any videos of anyone doing it. somebody must have filmed somebody doing it by now, without camera tricks, if it was real.

so where do all these stories about people being able to levitate come from?

asked 03 Oct '09, 18:27

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Just because you have not experienced it does not mean it doesn't exist. I did it a lot in my youth and then got bogged down experiencing the human condition. It is a simple matter of thrust similar to rockets, if you keep pulling your spiritual self [energy] towards your head, the force and can raise the body. To answer your question, it comes from having been done. Blessings, Sandy


answered 04 Oct '09, 22:36

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please show me how to do it!

(06 Oct '09, 14:22) eziospags

Just because you have not experienced it does not mean it doesn't exist -- Doesn't mean it does exist either.

(13 Sep '10, 21:47) Vesuvius

@Vesuvius, the moment a thought about something exists, that something does exist. After the thought has been thought, it's now only about who is in vibrational alignment with it to perceive it

(19 Sep '10, 07:30) Stingray

@Sandy- you say to pull spiritual energy upwards ... do you know that the quantity of electromagnetic force (EMF) that the planet earth receives from the cosmos is exactly equal to the quantity of EMF that it sends out to the cosmos ? In other words the two forces are in dynamic vertical equilibrium.

(12 Jan '12, 09:58) blubird two
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Even myths have traces of truth ... and these particular stories spring from truth ... try pranayama ( breathing practices ) under old masters; they may not do the 'trick' for U but U will certainly learn how to levitate.


answered 04 Oct '09, 18:05

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After watching as a young child, about 6, an actor meditating on tv, I got intrigued, went to my bedroom, closed the door and with the electric light blaring down on me sat in the position I just saw, stared at the wall and told myself, OK I am meditating. Next thing I knew I physically left the floor, about an inch or two, it couldn't have been more, got me so terrified I ran to my mom and even then, knew it was freaky, so I chose to say instead that I tried to meditate and felt like "my soul left my body". My mom went on cleaning the kitchen and said a distracted OK.

Needless to say this experience stopped me from wanting to have anything to do with meditation or self-exploration, only recently, after the loss of a baby did I start to meditate and I have yet to take off physically :) Thanks and blessings, namaste


answered 13 Sep '10, 07:38

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Comes from crazy people!


answered 13 Sep '10, 16:09

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I've been investigating this subject for some years now. I haven't come across anything crazy about it or the people who study it. http://www.inwardquest.com/questions/3175/the-possibility-of-advanced-technology-thousands-of-years-past/3200#3200

(13 Sep '10, 19:24) Stingray

@Stingray: I totally believe ANYTHING is possible. I also read that entire post and your answer. However, there is always a trend in culture to pretend to posses these things when they don't. When a person can levitate in out time, it will not be a mystery or question.

(13 Sep '10, 23:19) Back2Basics

Does Fire Walking also comes from crazy people?

(14 Sep '10, 02:52) Inactive User ♦♦

@Vee: I don't think they are crazy because they are not claiming to walk on fire, they just do it. It is crazy to walk on fire but they are not crazy, they are actually doing it.

(14 Sep '10, 16:06) Back2Basics
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My guess, religion, curiosity followed by imagination. As they say "imagination" will get you everwhere."*

Have you heard of the American tv show The Flying Nun starring Sally Field? Then check out the original flying nun, St. Teresa of Avila.

Check out flying or levitating saints such as St. Francis of Assisi or St. Thomas of Aquinas or St. Joseph of Cupertino or the Patron saint of magicians, Don Bosco.

Both Christians and Hindus have stories of levitation. I'm pretty sure Muslims and other religions do also.

BTW, St. Joseph is the Patron saint of flying and pilots and I wondered why. What is the story there. I'm sure many ppl wondered where they got the idea for the flying nun.


answered 21 Jan '23, 20:51

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edited 24 Jan '23, 22:35

I have wondered about this as well. Example: you see a film like The Exorcist supposedly based on real events and one thing a demon does is levitate its host. I know most get scared of that and say oh that is evil powers that is how she is levitated. Well if evil could do it so could good do it so I don't as much place my belief that it is because of this being is strong. There has to be something unknown to most people that this can be done. It is a simple matter of knowing how. If you don't even know the first thing about it, it is impossible to you.

I have heard of saint Hillarion that levitated in church. Now that was not "evil powers" but good and so that shows this is not a good or bad thing, it is just a skill or result of some field.

There is a story of a guy that supposedly invented a flying platform based on geometry, he said he found that the hexagon had an ability to nullify gravity. He found this from a bee hive and later from wings of bugs when he looked under the microscope he saw the same patterns from the cells, so he built his platform based on that. I don't know if that is just his story or he actually did it, it made me think maybe flying carpets of the ancient stories was based on the same patterns sewen into the carpets.

I saw a story Tibetan monks levitated rocks using sound.

Then there was the story of Daniel Douglas Holmes that supposedly levitated out of a window using meditation.

So this is an interesting topic and I think there may be multipal ways but most know none of them.


answered 12 Dec '23, 21:51

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Wade Casaldi

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