Usage examples for levitation

  1. He lifting her,- no marvel in this; and she- by a magic power of levitation at which she never ceased to wonder- sustaining him. – A Modern Chronicle, Volume 6 by Winston Churchill
  2. When you have actually accomplished test No. 4, you see yourself accomplishing the " hand levitation test- No. 5. In other words, you use each step to enhance a greater receptivity for the following progressive test. – A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis by Melvin Powers
  3. In this connection, it seems to me, considerable significance attaches to the following bit of evidence contributed by Lord Crawford with regard to the London levitation I saw the levitations in Victoria Street when Home floated out of the window. – Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters by H. Addington Bruce
  4. Seeming levitation possesses them, and an invisible force takes them whither gravitation, their usual holder, would not let them go. – Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam
  5. " I certainly do not believe in these childish mysteries," responded Miller, " and it is strange to me that men like Sir Oliver Lodge and Sir William Crookes should believe in slate- writing and levitation and all the rest of that hocus- pocus." – The Shadow World by Hamlin Garland
  6. It's some natural law, I presume,- gravitation or levitation which is it? – Clover by Susan Coolidge
  7. A man rising into the air would be an objective miracle if it were admitted that this levitation was as real as the flight of a bird, and very strong evidence would be necessary to make us believe that such a movement had really been executed. – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  8. If the process is at all parallel with psychokinesis, or with levitation he stared at Malone, as if daring him to say that it wasn't- if that parallel exists, then the subject is mentally limited by his own physical strength. – The Impossibles by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  9. In the good old times it did not need the genius of a Maskelyne to do a " levitation trick. – The Dominion of the Air by J. M. Bacon
  10. The desire has only been gratified a very few times in that kind of dream called levitation when one rises and floats above the earth without effort and is like a ball of thistledown carried by the wind. – Far Away and Long Ago by W. H. Hudson
  11. Well, the upshot was, I joined the society, became a member of the Executive Board, was made a special committee on 'physical phenomena'- that is to say, slate- writing, levitation and the like- and set to work. – The Shadow World by Hamlin Garland
  12. While history as a whole, from the Cro- Magnon man to the twentieth century, does certainly suggest a great ascent, it has not been an automatic levitation – Christianity and Progress by Harry Emerson Fosdick
  13. Notice this also: when levitation accompanies the flight, it is on one side only that you make an effort to fly. – Dreams by Henri Bergson
  14. But first the manifestations in daylight consisted of raps and tiltings of a table; afterwards, when the lights were turned out or turned very low, spirit voices, touches of spirit hands, spirit lights, spirit- born flowers, floating musical instruments, and moving about or levitation of the furniture. – Occultism and Common-Sense by Beckles Willson
  15. Scene One, the dramatist announced in the voice of a mystic who has at last shaken himself free from earthly clogs and is about to achieve levitation – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
  16. At the top level, a first- class adept could utilize that Power for telepathy, psychokinesis, levitation teleportation, and other powers that the commander only vaguely understood. – Despoilers of the Golden Empire by Gordon Randall Garrett
  17. The only faculties of significance remaining in his neutral somatic state were those which were absolutely necessary for civilized life- levitation to avoid being disturbed by gravity, the focus for personal privacy, the construction of food. – Fair and Warmer by E. G. von Wald
  18. But this explanation is not simple enough for Philostratus, and so he presses into service all the memories of Damis, or rather travellers’ tales, about levitation magical illusions and the rest. – Apollonius of Tyana, the Philosopher-Reformer of the First Century A.D. by George Robert Stowe Mead