Most of us have all seen David Blaine doing his levitation trick. We all know the mechanics of how it is done. It's not a mystery anymore.
In this trick he lifts himself off the ground, what seems like a few feet. Of course this is just a magician's trick. But in reality, levitation is a localized form of teleportation.
There are many Biblical examples such as; the walking across the Sea of Galilee by Jesus and Peter. Others that have been recorded levitating were; St. Teresa of Avila, St. Francis of Assisi, and St. Joseph of Cupertino. There are many more.
Lets dissect the well documented case of St. Joseph's. He was known as the 'Flying Friar' and was witnessed levitating by Pope Urban VIII. One day as he was walking past a church construction site, he noticed the workers were having a hard time placing a heavy iron cross on top of the steeple. It is said, St. Joseph rose 'like a bird into the air,' effortlessly lifting the heavy cross, setting it into place. Apparently, at other times he'd fly around quite regularly crying out and waving to the surprised public below. So disruptive was he that he was eventually barred from attending worship service altogether.
Father Alonzo de Benavides, in 1622, wrote to the Pope and to Prince Philip IV of Spain asking who the hell preempted him, in his mission to convert the Jumano Indians. The Jumano Indians had said, they gained knowledge of Christianity from a 'Lady in Blue' a European nun had visited them in the past, long before the white man and left them crosses, rosaries, and a chalice which are believed to have come from Mary of Agreda. This Lady in Blue apparently had teleported herself over 500 times to the New World between 1620 and 1631. She was eventually condemned as a witch for being able to levitate.
St. Ignatius Loyola was said to hover a few feet off the ground as he meditated. St. Adolphus Liguori rose in the air in front of his congregation at Fogga in 1777. Passitea Crogi, a nun was witnessed travelling considerable distances a few feet off the ground.
The phenomenon of levitation is not exclusive to the Catholic religion. A man named Daniel Home, the man that could fly, was a medium, said to have levitated in front of Emperor Napoleon III and Mark Twain. This list is never ending also, one of the most recent and most astounding feat of levitation is Coral Castle, in Florida, almost as much a mystery, as the building of the pyramids.
A magician's trick? Maybe, but I wouldn't rule out a little help from the divine.
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