Ever since my family took me to watch a David Copperfield performance when I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated by magic and illusion. I’ve been drawn to finding ways to make the impossible become possible.
Magic is all around us, all of the time, even if it’s not the kind of magic portrayed in Hollywood films. Our ability to perceive (and even use) the forces of magic depends on our willingness to be open. Or so we’ve heard.
The most fascinating form of magic? Levitation.
This clip from Discovery Channel’s The Supernaturalist, which shows magician Dan White meeting up with a Buddhist monk in Nepal, has us wondering if levitation is at all real, and if so, how the hell do people do it?
It may very well be just some camera tricks, especially considering all the cut scenes. Then, you have the monk positioned near a wall of prayer flags. Would it be more believable if he was situated in the center of the room?
Psychics, magicians and other brilliant frauds have been scamming society for centuries using their elaborate trickery. But how does one pull off levitating? Is this monk displaying pure magic?
Watch the video above and decide for yourself.