The works I have done, you can also do and much more.”
We read in the canonical gospels of the Christian religion that Jesus Christ performed many miracles witnessed by hundreds of people.
So-called miracles do not happen contrary to natural laws, for even God cannot violate his own laws. As St. Augustine himself pointed out: “Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.”
Most, if not all of the so-called miracles performed by Jesus, can be explained from the point of view of psychic powers or phenomena which can be done by anybody who truly and sincerely believes in him. For as Jesus himself said in John (4:12): “Very truly I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do, and in fact will do greater works than these.”
Of course, I don’t think the majority of Christians in the country or elsewhere will agree with this interpretation, because they believe only the official interpretation of the Church is the correct one. They are, of course, entitled to their opinion.
Some of the remarkable psychic abilities displayed by Jesus are telepathy, precognition, teleportation, levitation, materialization, telekinesis and reviving the dead. But let me discuss only levitation.
Levitation is commonly defined as “the action of rising or causing something to rise and hover in the air without any physical support.”
Reversing one’s polarity
I’m inclined to see levitation as the “ability or power to reverse one’s polarity in relation to earth, and thereby rise.” Defined this way, levitation then is not against the laws of gravity and magnetism.
The power of Jesus Christ to levitate was demonstrated when he walked on water, as witnessed by his disciples who were on a boat.
This is how the gospel of Matthew (14:22-32) related the story:
“When evening came, he (Jesus) was there (on the mountain) alone, but by this time, the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying. ‘It is a ghost!’ And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, ‘Take heart, it
is I; do not be afraid.”
Then Peter asked if he could also walk on water, and Jesus asked him to come out of the boat, and he did. After taking a few steps, he panicked when he saw the waves and he began to sink. Jesus pulled him up, saying, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”
Levitation is not really as rare a phenomenon as many people think. In the history of the Catholic Church, there were many saints who were recorded to have levitated. St. Joseph of Cupertino was the most famous.
But there were many others, including St. Theresa of Avila, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Alphonsus de Liguori, St. John the Wonder Worker, etc.
In modern times, St. Padre Pio, the Capuchin monk, is world-famous for levitating, aside from many other psychic powers he displayed.
Another was the British medium, Douglas D. Holmes. There were numerous instances when hundreds of people saw him levitating. Even the world-famous Swiss psychologist, Carl Jung, reported witnessing Holmes levitate a few feet away from him a number of times.
The Catholic Church considers the power to levitate a sign of sanctity. Thus, the ability or power to levitate is not a miracle, but an innate power of the human mind.