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Levitation Levitating

Ernest Wood in his book Yoga says, “Levitation, or the rising of the body from the ground and its suspension a few feet up in the air above the seat or couch, is a universally accepted fact in India. I remember one occasion when an old yogi was levitated in a recumbent posture about six feet above the ground in an open field, for about half an hour, while the visitors were permitted to pass sticks to and fro in the space between. Princess Pena Choki, second daughter of the Maharaja of Sikkim, related, regarding her uncle: He was the most extraordinary man I have ever met. I remember that when I was a little girl he … did, what you would call exercises in levitation. I used to take him a little rice. He would be motionless in mid-air. Every day he rose a little higher. In the end he rose so high that I found it difficult to hand the rice up to him. I was a little girl, and had to stand on tiptoe … There are certain things you don’t forget.’”

These are quotes from books, and unfortunately I have not witnessed anything like it myself. But in dreams it is a different matter. Dreams of levitation are quite common and usually are the result of uplifting feelings, often of a religious nature. They usually indicate the dreamer has touched a level of consciousness that has given them such dreams. Levitation should not be confused with flying in dreams. Sometimes it indicates that the dreamer has broken free of the sense of just being a physical body.

An explation that is the cause of many levitating dream is that the dreamer is having a hard time, and so dreams of getting away from the difficulty.  See FlyingLevels of Awareness in Waking and Dreaming

Of course the person’s attitudes create much of what one dreams, so if a person had a sense of themselves being special or ‘above’ ordinary human beings, it could also result in levitation in one’s dreams.

 Example: I was floating on the very tender tips of a tree in a sort of effortless levitation. The tree was about 30 feet high and was standing in what looked like walkways near a shopping mall. One walkway was rising so it came to about halfway up the tree. A few people gathered to look at me and wonder how it was possible for me to maintain my position. At first they thought it must be a publicity stunt and were wondering where the cameras were. But as nothing happened in that way it led them to question further. Suddenly one of the people watching – I think it was a woman – suddenly realised it was not a trick or to do with publicity. She realised that this meant it was possible for a human being to do this, and was immediately floating beside me. Shortly after that another person was with us, floating effortlessly. Then there were several more, until there were about six of us in a circle at the tree tip. We reached out to each other and held hands, then we lifted upwards, climbing to an enormous height, leaving a trail of smoke behind us as a sign for people to see from miles away.

Example: I am a worshipper in a group, gathered together in one accord, in praise and supplication. I am lifted up, levitated, floating above the heads of the assembly. From within I am moved, as by the spirit, to sing a beautiful Polynesian chant. It is clear and lovely, and signified the spirit is entering the assembly. Prior to this we were only praying for the spirit, now we had contacted the spirit.  Then suddenly I was rushed upwards at great speed until I was unconscious. Then just as suddenly I was rushing downwards and came with such force that when I landed on the courtyard of the assembly a force shot out of me and etched letters into the statue of a man fixed on a wall in front of me.

Useful Questions and Hints:

Did you feel and sense of inspiration in the dream?

Have you in fact been levitating – lifting up your emotions of thoughts beyond normal?

Did I realise anything new during the experience?

See ASCBeing the Person or ThingTechniques for Exploring your DreamsEdgar Cayce



-Emma 2017-01-24 1:53:50

Hi, my dream is a little frightening. I was arguing with my dad in our house. The dream had a dark and gloomy feel. My mom in the room as well looking at me terrified and helpless along with my dad who was right in front of me. They were worried for me, concerned. I was so angry that i began to levitate over my father yelling at him and this scared he and my mother horrifically. It was an absolute nightmare so horrible that i think of this dream from time to time to afraid to tell them I had this dream.

Can you interpret this for me?


    -Tony Crisp 2017-01-24 10:18:41

    Hi – I am going to halt from answering your posts – the reason is that in so many of your post I give the same information to. That is because most posts do not realise the difference between dreaming and waking life. It makes a great difference.

    So, most of what I put in answers is my attempt at explaining what dreams are really about. It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/questions-2/#Summing it would help me, and hopefully you too.


    Levitation in dreams is often a way of escaping from the situation. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/masters-of-nightmares/


-Donna Boyle 2017-03-04 19:09:37

Fabulous! Thank you. So happy for ME!!!
“Sometimes it indicates that the dreamer has broken free of the sense of just being a physical body.”
I’ve been doing the ‘work to bring me home to myself’ for some time. I’ve had many hovering and flying dreams over the last 20 years. This morning was my first levitating dream. Your comment above is EXACTLY what I’ve been experiencing. LOVE IT. Thanks again, Donna


-Mia 2017-04-01 1:30:07

I frequently levitate in dreams. It is my ‘clue’ that I am dreaming. A few times, I have woken in the night to go to the bathroom, and have tried to levitate just to check and see if I am dreaming; sometimes I levitate, and realize I had a false awakening. When this happens, I say, “yes!”. Love waking up in a dream.


-Mrs Pal 2017-04-05 4:45:17

I often dream of levitation and floating and flying. All this happens amidst of chaos. Theres apocalyptic event and i need to help my family members and theres no hope and suddenly i am flying or levitating like an angel, arms streched and slowly rising above, higher and higher and from there peacefully i see the beauty of sun and stars. In real life i am stayathome mom. Some family memebers need fulltime care so i chose to leave job and take care of them. But people have mixed feelings about it. Now i crave for respect, freedom and peace. That’s the reason i guess.


-Sp 2017-04-05 6:46:14

Sometimes i dream that i’m dead and know it and haunting a building and observing people in it.


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