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  • n. Plural form of levitation.


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  • 'levitations' and 'elongations' of the person, and Mr. Home delighted to put red-hot coals on the heads of his friends.

    Mystic London: or, Phases of occult life in the metropolis

  • Houdini exposed the mediums' table levitations and other supposed spiritual effects as merely good tricks.

    American Wizardry

  • We see Claire Barclay's conundrums; Alex Frost's transformations of consumer packaging; Karla Black's spectral levitations; and a theatre of the absurd tableau by Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan.

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  • The outward signs of received grace — whether levitations or light — revealed to the other nuns the benefits of employing objects in their devotions that could be seen with the outward eye.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • * The town is named for Joseph of Cupertino, a slow-witted Italian saint known for his levitations.

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  • The ambiguous miracles on John from Cincinnati -- the sudden cures, the levitations -- convey a millennial air of deliverance but the mood of the show is post-millennial, laden with funk and fatigue and encrusted grudges.

    Sand Crabs: James Wolcott

  • Magicians have been tricking spectators with levitations for the better part of human existence.

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  • This fascinating book assembles more than 250 photographic images from the Victorian era to the 1960s, each purporting to document an occult phenomenon: levitations, apparitions, transfigurations, ectoplasms, spectres, ghosts, and auras.

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  • Naturally enough his miracles and above all the reports of his supernatural levitations attracted countless curious visitors.

    St. Joseph of Cupertino, confessor

  • The physical effects include inexplicable knocks, blows, movements, and levitations of objects.

    Experiencing the Next World Now


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