Light as a feather, stiff as a board


Levitating Reagan The game often called "Light as a feather, stiff as a board" is most often strongly associated with ghosts, the paranormal, demons other odd things. This is mainly due to the portrayal of levitation in Hollywood horror films such as The Craft, The Exorcist and Ghostbusters II where a possessed person can be seen levitating up in the air on their own. But what is it really? The most common thought by most teenagers and other young people is that ghosts or something else supernatural and spooky is somehow picking up the person and levitating them up in the air, in some cases this may be the case - but the usual case is just a simple party trick that anyone can do.

So you want to know how to do the trick huh?

Most common version which doesn't really work - but it's the one always shown in movies.

Place a person on the ground - lying down - keep this person relaxed and still.
Arrange a group of people around this person - preferably one at each end - one either side.
Each person place two fingers of both hands under the edge of the person lying on the ground.
Everyone closes their eyes - and let the chanting begin
The most common chant is "Light as a feather, stiff as a board".
This chant can be repeated until a relaxed, soothing atmosphere is reached (approximately 20 chants is usually necessary).

While reaching an agreed number of chants - or when feeling the others lifting the person up - join in and lift together! or give it a go on the count of three - one two three UP!!!!
If this is done right you should be able to levitate the person on the ground upwards quite high,.............well you should..........but it doesn't always work (as you've probably already found out).

This levitating trick is really quite scientific and not paranormal in nature it has to do with HUMAN DIAMAGNETISM GRAVITY ANTENNA LEVITATION, you can read Richard LeFors Clark's book on this and you might gain a better insight into levitation and how to make it work for you and what's behind it.

Some of the information below is taken from Richard LeFors Clark's book.

Diamagnetism is essentially a magnetic-neutral zone existing between a north and south magnetic field, which can be exploited for purposes of levitation.
Ok Ok - I hear you saying "Just tell us how to do it" - without going into the deep and meaningful scientific explanations which you can read about in Mr Clarks book, the basic thing you need to do to make the levitation work for you is:

levitation diagram1. Have 5 people and a steady chair ready, willing and able to help you in your levitation trick.

2. Decide who is going to be the person you levitate - put that person in the chair -
tell them to sit down, shut up and hang on :).

3. Sit the chair to face due West (sometimes this will work with the chair facing due North - if nothing happens try changing the position).

4. Stand 4 people around the chair in a square i.e. 2 people behind the shoulders and two at either knee (see diagram).

5. The person who is going to be levitated must sit relaxed, with both feet together on the floor, hands in lap.

6. All four participants surrounding the person in the chair should now extend their hands out with fists clenched except two fingers. Palms down, the person beside the shoulder places his or her fingers under the armpit - the person beside the knee places his or her fingers under the knee (you get the idea) - together everyone should try to lift the person in the chair first off before you do anything. You should find that you cannot do it.

7. Try again BUT THIS TIME........ - Everyone place their hands one on top of the other upon the chair sitters head - press down slightly (don't cave the poor persons head in) - no two hands of the one person should be touching each other i.e. one hand of each person on top of the other. Lay your hands as if you would heal this person in the chair! - In unison count to ten - on the count of nine remove all hands QUICKLY together and place under the person in the chair (under armpits and knees), on the count of TEN lift and UP THEY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

If you keep counting you should easily be able to hold the person up in the air while you count and lift down again slowly. GIVE IT A GO!!!!!!!!!

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