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How to Levitate Yourself and Objects

History of Levitating Oneself and Objects

Levitation has been around for hundreds, if not thousands of years. It isn't just David Blaine's invention, nor is it David Copperfield's. Saints like St. Joseph of Coupertino and St. John of the Cross have been known for their flying skills, and holy men from India and Africa are also known to be adept at floating and soaring aloft under their own power. It is said for example that Saint Thomas Aquinas once rose up into the air while he prayed in church, witnessed by two of his fellow Brothers. And we all know the story of Peter Pan with his magic fairy dust.

But levitation can be practised by anyone, not just the elect saints and story-book characters. It is a skill that will stand you in good stead if you take the time to acquire this handy, helpful trick.


Asian girl levitating in yellow dress

Asian girl levitating in yellow dress

Levitation techniques are many and various and performed with effects on spectators and witnesses that can only be described as having been due to a miracle believed to be inspired by God Himself. Or at the very least, if it is successful, the movement of rising even five inches off the ground, a solid evidence of supernatural means.

--Citation Unknown

Man levitating while walking across street.

Man levitating while walking across street.

Uses of Levitation

The Art of Rising Off the Ground (or A.R.O.G. for short) can come in handy in a number of situations:

--to get that out-of-reach book on the top bookshelf.

Don't go get a stool and risk falling off it! No no! Just magically levitate yourself to the tome you need safely and efficiently.

--to save a kitty stuck in a tree. why call the fire department? they are busy catching up on their sleep at the firehouse.

Just levitate and try and grab 'said kitty' yourself.( Let's hope your 'Mr. Wiskers' will not be startled by a flying man in his bathrobe.)

--to escape a mugger. don't endanger your life and don't give him your wallet just to appease.


just levitate and watch his reaction as you float to the local precinct to report him!

--having a beach party? Why go for stale jokes and dorky impressions of Dick Cheney singing 'My love does it good?

Instead, levitate over your friends. It will go over much better I assure you.

--got a bad back from sleeping on a hard, cheap mattress, but your husband can't afford a new one? No problem!

Rise Up and sleep on the softest substance known to science...air.

Man levitating car into the air over a lake

Man levitating car into the air over a lake

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The Specifics: How to Levitate

So let's get down to brass-tacks. But let's do it carefully--those tacks can be sharp!

How does one rise up, defy gravity and fly about inches off the ground without effort and without filling your pants full of helium?

How do you get your body to rebel against the law of gravity ?

What is this coveted secret knowledge that will permit you, you earth-bound boundling to unbind and boost yourself into the stratosphere, should you so choose to go that far?

Here's how:

1. Raise your consciousness using your favourite consciousness-raising technique.

2. Levitate by raising yourself off the ground.

3. Levitate slowly at first,so as not to loose control. Just a few feet off the ground should do it the first time.

(note: If you find you are loosing control, try tying yourself to the bedpost to avoid accidents.)

Asian girl levitating in restaurant.

Asian girl levitating in restaurant.

Things to try

--try pointing your focus at another object. Try something lite like a playing card. See if you can just make it ruffle a bit then when it does, levitate it up and down and see if your dog tries to chase it.

If so you might try the dog next. But be careful. You don't want your doggy floating accidentally out the window. Might startle Mrs. Olivetti next-door to see your Pekingese floating past her window when she is having her morning crumpet.

For Husbands

--now if you are beginning to feel more confident, try this. When your wife comes in to see why you are not pounding together another bookcase for her, or out raking the leaves, just focus on her feet and make them do a little 'samba' in double time. See if it doesn't make her forget all about the bathroom tiles she wants to re-grout or the shopping trip she wants you to take with her to buy purses. This may just have put it out of her mind!

For Wives

Hubby making advances at times when you are not feeling 'amorous'? Just do this.

Focus your powers and levitate him into a cold shower.

Guaranteed to put him off while you get a good night's sleep!

Asian girl levitating over her bed while using laptop

Asian girl levitating over her bed while using laptop

Object Levitation

--Can you levitate heavy objects? Why not? I do it all the time. The trick is to forget it's heavy. Remember in the world of anti-gravity, everything weighs the same, except for Oprah Winfrey when she is not on a diet.

Try letting your force flow toward your car, for example, and see if you can send it down to the nearest gas station where you can call and tell the attendant to fill it up with regular and you will pay him later.

See if he doesn't oblige you just to reward you for giving him such an impressive performance? (If he doesn't you can make your car drop again and again on the bell-hose until he gives in.)

levitating a joker card over the palm of a hand

levitating a joker card over the palm of a hand


How to Levitate a Card Without Anything

Levitating a card, while it is tricky, is not as difficult as levitating, say, a 4-ton-elephant-who-has-just-eaten-his-weight-in-peanuts. For one thing, a card is lighter. For another, the card won't start freaking when he looks down and realizes he is floating five feet above the ground and he is scared of heights!

Cards are not only light, but they are more available than a four-ton elephant. So to practice on one is, at least, easily accessible.

I suggest the following:

1. Lay the card face down on a table. (If you lay it face up it will see what you are doing and might start getting nervous about this whole thing. For this reason I advise a card like a King, who will get a kick out of floating in the air, as opposed to a Queen, who will start to ask you questions, such as: 'what in world are you doing? why aren't you out cutting the lawn, or doing something sensible with your time?'...etc. etc.)

2. Pass your hand over the card all the while CONCENTRATING on it, and sending it message: 'arise...levitate...Leviossa!' (see Harry Potter; latin words of Hermoine, magic spells, levitation)

3. If the card starts to move, even the slightest amount, even if you are not sure but think it might have, you are succeeding. Rinse and repeat.


--don't do office levitation. it can get distracting and you may find your boss asking you to levitate down to the nearest unemployment office.

--watch out for low ceilings.

--don't levitate over open waters. if you fall asleep you may wake up with wet pants.

--ladies! don't levitate unless you are wearing sports-shorts under that mini-skirt. Suffice it to say you would be 'showing off' more than just your power to fly.

--always wear a bicycle helmet when flying.

boy levitating over his bed in his bedroom

boy levitating over his bed in his bedroom


Levitation can produce: dizziness, nausea, butterflies, heartburn and osmosis.

Levitation should NOT be practised by women who are pregnant or intend to become pregnant, people suffering from fear of heights, the elderly, golfers with a lousy putting stroke, stamp collectors, insurance salesmen, people who vote Republican,Aliens,Swedes and citizens of New Jersey.

girl levitating in bedroom while looking through clothes-closet

girl levitating in bedroom while looking through clothes-closet


LegendoftheChamps on October 20, 2020:

Also, another thing. You should try to levitate small objects before you go big. If you feel a tingling energy sensation you are getting it. Just keep trying!

LegendoftheChamps on October 19, 2020:

I could levitate since I was 8. There’s no age limit. Try to imagine yourself levitating, and meditate. And most importantly, you have to relax, you can’t levitate getting frustrated each time you can’t do it. Hope this helps. PS I’m 12 right now.

Natalii on October 14, 2020:

I tried this all

doesn't work

D Shannahan from Everywhere Man! on October 30, 2016:

had some pretty badass levitating flying dreams. time to apply it to the 'real world'

Blue Wings on October 27, 2014:

somebody plz help me! I have tried everything! I'm so desperate that I have looked up how to meditate, just to make sure i was doing it right! and i was, ps.

Blue Wings on October 27, 2014:

I'm 13 and I can't do this. I've tried for forever, and I think its because I can't raise my consciousness? I hope I'm not to late, or to young. I also agree with DoubleRainbow. please reply soon.

DoubleRainbow from United States on May 08, 2014:

I just have a tip for everybody:

The only boundries a mind has, are all imaginary

And I do believe if you are young you can do this, because the young mind is very impressionable and if you learn at a young age that it is possible and you can, then I believe you have a better chance of learning. Am I wrong? Please correct me if I'm wrong :)

Thank you :)

DoubleRainbow from United States on May 08, 2014:

Okay, so I woke up around 2 last night (dog licked my face and woke me up) and I had my eyes closed, and I just though how cool it would be to levitate. I though I heard a noise so I opened my eyes and I was about 3 inches off of my bed. As I looked down, I slowly started to fall back to my bed, but I managed to keep in the air for about 2 minutes. I have always believed in this, because the only limits our minds have, are imaginary. I'm only 13. And I was wondering what other things should I try to increase my mind power and some ways to clear my conscence. Could you help me please? I would be very grateful

Jolagos on January 20, 2014:

I take note that you have had to explain multiple time now, but you have no idea what you've started... Just try to use smaller words if possible it tends to help those of us who aren't Einstein's successors :D. I also might add your other piece on this was really awkward... "legs split? nose in the fridge? is this literal?

note: I really hope im not too late since the last post was 18 months ago...

Jolagos on January 19, 2014:

please tell me that you're serious about this whole levitate thing. this has been a life long goal for me and its not working. could you at least try to explain to me the steps... please I beg of you!

Woody Marx (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 25, 2012:

Turn down your air conditioner. Wear rubber-soled shoes. Those will help your efforts.

Kimber Wagner from Edmond, Oklahoma on July 25, 2012:

When it tried to levitate the card I heard

Little pops and felt cold air over the card. What does this mean?

Woody Marx (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 07, 2012:

Aiman: I do believe you are too young to levitate! Wait until you are older. And if you insist on it, make sure to wear a bike helmet!

Aiman rahim on July 06, 2012:

And one more thing... Mr Marx, can we do it while sitting or legs crossed? I would be appreciated if you could answer

Aiman rahim on July 06, 2012:

Hi there woody... I'm 12 and haven't discovered my talent yet.. Maybe I could be sumthin... So I'm trying levitation... Could u explain to me in a way a 12 year old can understand?

mattinblack on February 02, 2012:

Hi Woody, Matthew here. Just like to say there is a website called if you want to look up levitation there also


Matthew Scott

CoolSkids McNay on December 20, 2011:

Dear woody I would like to know when your raising your concioussness page will com out please reply bye.:)

p.s. if you could cna you post a video of you levitating because it is my only dream to levitate

Woody Marx (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 19, 2011:

flea: I'm afraid you have to learn to 'read between the lines' with my advice. What is it that you are missing that I have not stated or have not explained fully? Fill-in those parts with the so-called bailing-wire of the mind and you may get some results.

Above all remember this: levitation is a state of mind.

I hope that helps.

flea20010 on December 17, 2011:

I just can't get it what does it mean to Raise your consciousness?

Woody Marx (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 28, 2011:

cool: thanks for your feedback !

CoolSkids McNay on November 26, 2011:

Dragon Ball Z is my favorite show and i saw that episode i have been trying to fly like videl and goten and the other Z fighters but i cant seem to get the flow of my energy controled i fell asleep last time i tried so i guess i drained all my energy trying to fly

mattinblack on November 10, 2011:

Hi Woody, Matthew here, thanks for the comments you made about raising your consciousness 6 months ago. I don't know if you know this, but do you watch Dragonball Z? Episode called Videl's Flight. There was a episode where it had Videl, Gohan's Girlfriend started to learn to fly. Is there any way that you or I can harnness that from a cartoon and use it in real life?

Like to hear from you soon

Matthew Scott

PS This email would be easier,, so I would know that this is you on my email. I really use the windows live email account for internet use only.

CoolSkids McNay on November 06, 2011:

i am trying it wont work but i will never stop until i get it so if you have any wise knowledge to raise my confidence and lift my self off the ground please tell me i must know

ANZA on August 25, 2011:

can u guide us with simple words plz I am waiting faor u I hope u will guide me

Zerllen169 on August 16, 2011:

how can i raise my consciousness? can u please give an example of raising your consciousness? is it thinking of your hobby or something? please help.. thanks... :)

Zerllen169 on August 16, 2011:

how is the first step?? can u pls explain more? i dnt quite understand it..

favian on August 06, 2011:

i am tryimg to float but i am not able to raise my conciousness or my self off the ground

Gina Reyes on August 05, 2011:

what do you mean by raise your sonciousness?

anonymous on August 05, 2011:

I just levitated to the moon, died, and my corpse came back down & got hit by an airplane. FML. I'm suing.

hi on August 05, 2011:

how do you lift yourself off the ground

hi on August 05, 2011:

how do you raise your consiousness properly

david on August 02, 2011:

thank you...but i need that hub asap

Woody Marx (author) from Ontario, Canada on August 02, 2011:

david: You are probably not raising your consciousness properly. I hope to write another Hub about this to give more detail. As soon as I can float down from the ceiling.

david on July 31, 2011:

I have tried to levitate...but i jus dont get it , plz plz help

Abbie on July 31, 2011:

So this is the real deal what is consciousness I told my friend I believe I can do this and if I do I'll be able to finally do something she can't do

Woody Marx (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 31, 2011:

Abbie: That's your problem kid. You cannot expect to cry and levitate. You must laugh. Like in the Mary Poppins movie. The more they laughed the more they floated to the ceiling. It's one possibility anyway. I don't guarantee everyone can do it. You may have to be satisfied watching others like David Blaine and enjoying their magic.

Abbie on July 30, 2011:

Help please pleAs pleas I need help Ive cried for days how do I raise my consciousness help and is this True tht u can actually levitate if so how I mean I have been crying. Help please please

hi on July 30, 2011:

as in lifting yourself

hi on July 30, 2011:

how do you raise yourself off the ground

hi on July 30, 2011:

how do raise your consciousness

Woody Marx (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 16, 2011:

mikayla: it is possible you are not doing it right. You have to start from the beginning and make sure you do each step in random order so that the ions and protons that create the light-effect of reversing gravity do not become entangled and cause you to actually stay anchored to the ground. You might want to use a spatula to pry yourself off the floor and give yourself a 'lift' that way.

mikayla thomas on July 16, 2011:

what do you mean by lift your shelf off the ground because i dont undersand what you were trying to say there plz plz plz plz put a comment in here with just a little more detail ... plz :)

Woody Marx (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 29, 2011:

jordan: ask Matthew above. He seems to know the trick.

jordan27 on May 28, 2011:

could you tell me exactly how to livitate beacause i really want to do this. Email me at

Woody Marx (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 08, 2011:

Matthew: I will get right back to you as soon as I come down from the ceiling...have been stuck up here for days....

Matthew Scott on May 07, 2011:

Hi Woody Marx. I am very intrigued by doing levitation.

In my last paragraphs I have tried to do your suggested ideas but is there something I am missing to doing it right?

When I am focusing on a object in my own time, I say "Levitate" in my mind. I do this for about 5-10 min max but I see the floor move a bit but not say for example a pillow.

COuld you please reply to this email as soon as possible so you could teach me to raise my consciousness so when I take my son to Helensville, I could be in the car flying in NZ instead of waiting in traffic.

person on April 25, 2011:

what do you mean by lift yourself of the ground?

Woody Marx (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 24, 2011:

Shin: Actually I was approached by United Airlines and they offered me ten million dollars if only I would NOT publish this Hub, but being the man of principle that I am, I refused. Hubbers deserve to levitate and I am the one to show them how to do it! Three cheers for me! ;)

Shinkicker from Scotland on February 20, 2011:

Have the airlines read this Woody? They won't appreciate you trying to put them out of business LOL

Thanks for a very funny Hub

icecold on January 10, 2011:

does it work?im not sure if i should try....

robby on December 16, 2010:

how do you really "raise your consionsnes"?

fluffy kins on November 26, 2010:

i dont understand how do you levitate

michael on October 17, 2010:

what does lift your self off the ground even mean?

Mercredi on September 28, 2010:

Wow! Before I read this hub I had no idea that levitation is so fun and easy!

Woody Marx (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 06, 2010:

Lilly: read my upcoming Hub on My Levitation may decide not to try it. At any event, if you do, be careful!

Lily on September 06, 2010:

I'm not sure if this is real. i want to try it but i don't know how to raise my consciousness. I'm only 11.

jojo on September 05, 2010:

wow i just lifted 4 feet off the ground!!!!!

corina on August 11, 2010:

amazing! i just flew to nebraska to visit my great aunt betty! ;)

Ashe on July 31, 2010:

So, is it truly possible to levitate WITHOUT illusion? I believe in it, and truly TRULY want to learn.

peyton on July 30, 2010:

wow wow wow

Samuel on July 24, 2010:

What do you mean by "to levitate, lift yourself off the ground."? Do you have to jump?

Top Dog on June 27, 2010:

Please help I do not get what you mean can you please word it easier to me?

Top Dog on June 27, 2010:

I don't get it? I s this real. I have always wanted to do this but I do not know if it is real.I tryed mabey I was not doing it right. I'll keep trying.Please help me.

sk8rdude123 on June 16, 2010:

i just tried to levitate and i ended up lifting multiple objects at once!

Paul Comer on June 05, 2010:

Hi my name is P.J and i just came across your site and had some questions that i need answered. I've had dreams where i was levitating and i've had these dreams for years. How do i raise my consciousness to a point to be able to levitate. Email me anytime please I feel like i have the ability to do it, i just feel like i'm missing the knowledge on how to raise my consciousness.

Thanks my email is

FARHAN on May 20, 2010:


mattinblack on March 04, 2010:

Hi there is Matthew here. I am wondering how to do levitation also how to levitate objects. I have been doing as you have suggested:

1. Raise your consciousness using your favourite consciousness-raising technique.

2. Levitate by raising yourself off the ground.

3. Levitate slowly at first,so as not to loose control. Just a few feet off the ground should do it the first time.

(note: If you find you are loosing control, try tying yourself to the bedpost to avoid accidents.)

I am wondering how you can raise your consciousness with yourself and objects. My email is if you would like to comment about these things.


steven wager on January 30, 2010:

i levitated 5 feet off the ground right in front of everyone at school

desiree on January 02, 2010:

i cant do it i have tried for a month now and if i did levitate how would i get down

tyler osborn on December 24, 2009:

that was so exilerating thank you for the advice im an eleven year old and ive been trying to learn any real form of levitation for some years again thanks

mphozat on November 20, 2009:

Well I still need to see it to believe it

jujuju on November 18, 2009:

well it is true that if human can go to a high level of focus they will be able to levitate. trust me I'm a scientist studying on levitation and humans.

logan on August 13, 2009:

im new to this can i have some help??

Qeturah on June 09, 2009:

woody i need help can a 9 year do and also do you have to concentrate hard?

Chris on April 17, 2009:

Wow, I just made it one foot off the ground and raced my friend while she was in her car... I beat her =P

Levitation can be useful for getting places very quickly. I wish the rest of you luck, I"m off to set up a TV and Arm Chair on my ceiling.

what do on January 21, 2009:

what do you do to levitate the card

houdini on December 10, 2008:


armmy5678456 on October 16, 2008:

tried to levitate couldnt

chucky on October 09, 2008:

i've tried for ages on the trampoline do you stand or sit it is impossible

chucky on October 09, 2008:

i've tried everything i can't even get of the ground

Woody Marx (author) from Ontario, Canada on August 30, 2008:

Victoria: thanks for reading!

shayne: I'm afraid to say that not everyone can levitate. But don't be discouraged...maybe you can take up another playing bridge or running for the Govenor of California? Good luck!

shayne on August 26, 2008:

hey i dont get it iam trying my hardest it wont work

Victoria NTC on August 23, 2008:

Jean Paul Sartre talked about the contingency of life, so I would perhaps recommend you read his magnum opus on Consciousness and see if you can dig out the answer

Please, will you tell me where I may find this information?

Thank you!


Woody Marx (author) from Ontario, Canada on August 18, 2008:

William: I hope you have found a way to get down by the time I write this. ;0 If not I suggest you get someone to learn to levitate so they can bring you your meals up there! ;)

William F Torpey from South Valley Stream, N.Y. on July 27, 2008:

I'm working on it Woody, but I have a problem. I'm six feet off the ground, but I can't get down! Someone dial 911.

Naruto on July 11, 2008:

Gah, this isnt working out to well. Can I please get a deatiled step by step guide? Im having trouble trying to follow this....

Naruto on July 11, 2008:

Also, do I sit or stand doing this?

Naruto on July 11, 2008:

So a 12 year (Im not gifted) cant do it?

Woody Marx (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 11, 2008:

Naruto: Well those are excellent questions! I do think the answer to both lies in the mystical, extra-dimensional realm of cause and effect and the contingency of life in general. Jean Paul Sartre talked about the contingency of life, so I would perhaps recommend you read his magnum opus on Consciousness and see if you can dig out the answer. I cannot put it into a short paragraph, as it is largely an experiential or rather 'existential' understanding that one requires before one can ever hope to levitate with any degree of certainty.

I find that the higher the I.Q. the greater the potential for levitation.

Naruto on July 11, 2008:

Also, by "Levitate yourself of the ground", do we use our hands for that...?

Naruto on July 11, 2008:

Uhm, not to sound dumb, what does it mean to raise conscionunse? Is it to feel good?

Woody Marx (author) from Ontario, Canada on June 14, 2008:

Good for you Kenny! I knew you would be able to master it! ;)

Ashok Rajagopalan from Chennai on May 27, 2008:

Lol, Woody! Thanx for this light hub! I write this from my ceiling!

Woody Marx (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 15, 2008:

john: You never know when you might need it! thanks! :)

Joanie Ruppel from Texas on May 14, 2008:

I guess I never realized how handy levitation could be ;-)

I'll have to try your instructions sometime!

Woody Marx (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 14, 2008:

Write On!: thanks ! :)

Write On! from United States on May 12, 2008:

okay.... very funny:-)

Woody Marx (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 12, 2008:

mroconnell: thanks! :)

Annette: The pictures are the most fun to find. Glad you liked them.

Ann Martin on May 12, 2008:

Pretty damn hilarious. For someone like myself who likes looking at the picture, this article was rathr nformative!

Ryan OConnell from California on May 11, 2008:

haha, hilarious

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