The ultimate guide to levitation provides would be levitators with idea on how to levitate.
Levitation is a form of psychokinesis, and reportedly allows people to lift themselves, or other objects up into the air, seemingly, by the power of thought alone. People who claim to have levitated tend to have been under the influence of a rapturous state of being, such as a trance, shamanism, or similar spiritual practice.
Levitation has been documented in Hinduism, Buddhism, and later on made reference to in the bible. These days people are more likely to associate levitation with David Blaine, Copperfield or poltergeist hauntings.
Apparently levitating involves utilizing Universal energy, otherwise referred to as prana or ki. To be able to levitate, individuals need to be able to harness universal energy and then use it to lift themselves freely from the ground into the air.
Medium Daniel Douglas Home was said to have been seen levitating out of a window in 1868, although, of course, there is no proof of this incident, apart from word of mouth. He was said to have levitated, on and off, over a forty year time span, and could make furniture and other objects levitate too.
# Levitating for real
As far as we know, there is no evidence that levitation can really be achieved. Still, there's no harm trying, as long as you realize that most reports of levitation in the past have been proven false, or there hasn't been enough evidence to support them scientifically.
It's probably best to begin by attempting to levitate a small object, such as a paperclip or pebble to begin with. Its been said that the best way to achieve this goal is to meditate your focus onto the object you wish to levitate, and then visualise your spirit, or energy, mixing with the object, before using the power of your mind to lift it.
However, according to reports of supposed, 'actual' levitation in history, you'd probably be better off achieving a state of rapture in order to levitate. Rapture has been described as being, "carried away by overwhelming emotion." When people have said to have levitated in the past, they were generally in a state of rapture created by worshipping God, or from focusing and blending with the universal energy.
In religious terms, a state of rapture occurs when a persons physical body can actually ascend into heaven, and only those who have awakened their minds can achieve such a thing. Thus levitating gets a little more complicated than thinking about blending spiritually with a stone. It requires would be levitators to awaken their mind first. Doing so means working with your pineal gland.
The pineal gland, also known as the pineal body or third eye, is an endocrine gland located in the vertebrate brain. It produces melatonin and is associated with the sixth chakra. An awakened pineal gland is said to allow people to achieve mystical powers, including the ability to levitate.
To activate your pineal gland, or third eye, it's necessary to achieve a higher state of consciousness, via activities such as yoga, meditation and visualisation. OBE's, or out of body experiences, are possibly a sign that you're getting there, although an awakened third eye, and so a rapturous state of being and possible levitation, may take years of practice. That's if it's possible at all.
Those of you who are willing to give it a try, good luck to you. The rest who are either disillusioned or disappointed may like to work with illusion. It's far quicker.
# Levitating via illusion