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Fosco Maraini - Secret Tibet - Princess Pema Choki’s uncle levitates

Identifier

024411

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Secret Tibet - Fosco Maraini [1951/2000, pg 52]

Princess Pema Choki, the daughter of a Himalayan maharajah, claims that as a young girl she would regularly visit her uncle, a famous thaumaturge:

‘He was the most extraordinary man I have ever met.  ...He did what you would call exercises in levitation. I used to take him in 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 tip-toe.  There are certain things you don’t forget!’

The source of the experience

Tibetan Buddhism

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Levitation

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

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