Levitation 101

What do you do when you’re a little kid and you’re bored?  You join in a game of levitate the youngest sister, that’s what you do.  

In the vague shadowy recesses of my childhood memory, I remember a particularly gloomy afternoon with a thunderstorm booming overhead and fat drops of rain pelting down onto the roof and sides of the window panes.  There was a chill in the air and the room was dark, but none of us cared.  We were all participating in a levitation game with a group of our neighborhood playmates.  They were older than I was, more my older sister’s friends, really.  Our group held regular play sessions, collected together by a handful of overworked mothers simply wanting a little time to socialize with each other while their children played in the background, loosely watched and supervised.

Most of the kids in the group were older than me.  I was only there because they didn’t have enough fingers and needed me to assist them with their rainy-day past time, while they were all stuck indoors, bored with the rain, but unable to go outside and play.  I was only too happy to oblige because I knew this time, it was not my turn to be ‘IT’.

In a darkened corner of the house, away from the all-knowing glare of our mothers, I was told to stand in a certain spot and hold out my index finger so that I was lightly touching the youngest girl in the group.  She wasn’t much younger than I was, having been born only a couple of months after me, but when you’re four, even two months difference is a very long time.  And in any case, I was ‘IT’ the last time, so it was her turn that day to be ‘IT’.

Once all of us were in place, we sang our little levitation song, and then slowly lifted our fingers, and the little girl who was ‘IT’ slowly rose up from the floor where she was lying.  We continued to sing our song until we were given the signal to bring her back down to the ground again.  It all seemed a bit on the dull side to me, at that age, because it was no big deal.  We did it quite often, although I never bothered to figure out how it was done.  By the time I grew up and out of that neighborhood, I was no longer thinking about childhood past times, and the game receded from my memory, replaced by other more immediate concerns.

It wasn’t until I was an adult before I began to have flash backs and to remember the games we had played as kids, which got me to start wondering about them.  I couldn’t be sure of my early childhood memories; it might have happened, but it could also have been just a crazy over-excited imagination of a little child.  It bothered me sometimes, though, because I could still see flashes of lightning, thundering sounds of a heavy storm, and the levitation of that little girl.  Sometimes, in my dreams, I am the little girl that was levitated.  At other times, I am the one who is doing the levitation.  It all became one big blur, and as time went by, I simply ignored it.

It wasn’t until I was an adult that I one day, happened to stumble across  Richard LeFors Clark’swriting on levitation.  There it was, in black and white, the methodology of what I was doing as a child.  This was so amazing to me that I have kept a copy of it.  I am going to share this snippet of his work with you, in hopes you can find some understanding of the science of levitation.

Please enjoy.

HUMAN DIAMAGNETISM GRAVITY ANTENNA LEVITATION*

The principle of diamagnetism which underlies human-induced levitation and anti-gravity vortexes on the planet can be demonstrated simply in what I call the human gravity antenna. Diamagnetism (explained below) is essentially a magnetic-neutral zone existing between a north and south magnetic field, which can be exploited for purposes of levitation. As I will indicate below, there are many such “magnetic flow reversal points” on the Earth marked by Grid points.

An arrangement of five human beings can be used as a quadruple gravity antenna to perform levitation of the central person. The weight of the central person, the levitatee, does not matter nor is the lack of strength or size of the four levitators important. What is important is the form of the quadropolar positions around the central levitatee (See Diagram 1). Here are a few pointers to keep in mind.

First, the levitators should be positioned 45 degrees off the magnetic compass direction of north, south, east, and west for maximum effectiveness. Second, alternation of male and female sex of the levitators adds to the gravity antenna’s power. Third, the hand stack on the head of the central levitatee by the levitators should not have like-gendered (male/male, female/female) hands touching. Fourth, there’s no need to think of anything—just hold the hands stacked on the levitatee’s head for a count of ten. On the tenth count remove the stacked hands quickly and place one finger each on the four corners of the chair. The person in charge of counting says “lift” and up goes the levitatee. Now let’s examine this phenomenon I like to call “Party Levitation” in more specific and practical detail.

To do Party Levitation you will need five people, one to be levitated—henceforth to be called the levitatee— and four to do the levitating—henceforth to be called the levitators.

The levitatee sits in a chair and the four levitators stand around him so that they form a square. One levitator should stand to the levitatee’s left, and just behind his shoulder. Another levitator should stand in front of him and to his left, close to his left knee. The other two should stand on the right side of the levitatee’s body and in similar positions.

Now the object of Party Levitation is to make the levitatee’s body so light in weight that the four levitators can lift him several feet into the air using a single finger each. If the experiment is performed properly none of the levitators will feel the slightest resistance to their efforts. It will be as if the levitatee’s body has lost its weight entirely.

While the levitatee is sitting, the four levitators surround him in the manner indicated and place their hands, one atop the other, on his head, as if they were healing him by the laying on of hands.

The person who is going to float must sit relaxed in a straightbacked chair with his legs together, his feet on the floor, and his hands in his lap. The other four participants now stand two on each side of the seated party, one at each shoulder and one at the knee. Instruct all four to extend their arms and place their closed fists together, closed except for the forefingers which should be extended and touching each other along their lengths as shown. The person nearest the seated man’s left shoulder is now asked to place his two extended fingers, palms downwards, beneath his left armpit. Likewise, his opposite number inserts his forefingers beneath the right armpit, and again the other two respectively beneath the seated man’s knees.

Now invite the four assistants to lift the man in this position, using only these extended fingers. However hard they try, it is impossible. As soon as you have registered their inability to do so, ask them to stack their hands alternately, one on top of the other on the man’s head, in such a way that no person has his own two hands together, and then to exert a steady pressure downwards. As they keep this up you count to ten. On the count “nine”, they must withdraw their hands quickly from his head and resume their earlier positions with their extended forefingers. On the count of “ten” they must try again to lift the man with those fingers alone. This time he will go soaring into the air with no difficulty whatsoever.

*Taken from Diamagnetic Gravity Vortexes written by Richard LeFors Clark, PhD.  

 

5 thoughts on “Levitation 101

  1. That was very interesting! Thank you Taobabe, i wonder if you can perform this with five people that are not in the same room? I would be interested to try it at distance. Ps call it synchronicity or sth Else but last night i dreamt about à similar experience, i remember myself lyfting above à chair and then lavitating in sitting/meditating position.

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  2. I used to do this levitation trick, with my first memory from 8 years of age. My grandmother taught me and a few of my cousins. It can be done with less than 5 people. My grandmother and I lifted my great aunt when I was 8 years old. I moved out of state when I was almost 11 years old. I didn’t do levitation again until I was 13 years old during a visit from my grandmother, two of my cousins, and a friend of theirs. This is when I learned that my dad and mom also had previously done levitation. I love it! 🙂

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  4. It’s really not levitation because your “Lifting from Underneath” but strangely, it does seem to reduce the weight of the person being lifted.

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  5. Hi Lindsey
    Thanks for your response. To address your thought, let me be clear. We were not ‘lifting from underneath’. We were touching the sides of the person’s body with our fingertip. It may not be unassisted levitation, but it is still levitation, nonetheless.

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