The secrets of levitation: Did ancient civilizations know about this super power?

The idea of levitation, or the ability to float or defy gravity, has captivated humans for centuries. There are historical and mythological accounts that hint at their knowledge and fascination with levitation.

Did ancient people know the secrets of levitation? And is it possible that they applied these secrets to make imposing constructions? A technology that has already been lost in time and space? Is it possible that the great ancient civilizations like the Egyptian, Olmec, Pre-Inca and Inca deciphered the secrets of levitation and other technologies that have been marked by today’s society as impossible or mythological? And if they did, is it possible that they used these “forgotten technologies” to erect some of the most incredible ancient buildings on our planet?

There are dozens of incredible megalithic places on our planet that defy the capacity of our day: Tiahuanaco, The Pyramids of the Giza plateau, Puma Punku, and Stonehenge among others. All of these sites were built using incredible stone blocks weighing up to hundreds of tons – blocks of stone that our modern-day technologies would have enormous difficulty handling. So why did the ancients use huge megalithic blocks of stone when they could have used smaller blocks and achieved a similar result?

Is it possible that ancient man possessed technologies that were lost in time? Is it possible that they had knowledge that exceeds our understanding? According to some researchers, ancient man may have mastered the “art of levitation” that allowed them to defy known physics and move and manipulate colossal objects with extreme ease.

The Gateway of the Sun from the Tiwanaku civilization in Bolivia
The Gateway of the Sun from the Tiwanaku civilization in Bolivia © Wikimedia Commons

13.000 feet above sea level stand the incredible ancient ruins of Tiahuanaco and its incredible ‘Sun Gate’. “La Puerta del Sol” or Sun Gate is an elaborately carved structure that is composed of stone blocks that weigh over ten tons. It is still a mystery how ancient managed to cut, transport and place these blocks of stone.

Temple Of Jupiter In Baalbek Lebanon
Temple Of Jupiter In Baalbek Lebanon © Pixabay

The Temple of Jupiter located in Baalbek, Lebanon is another masterpiece of ancient engineering where huge blocks of stone were put together to form one of the greatest ancient sites on Earth. The foundation of the Temple of Jupiter contains three of the most gigantic stones used by mankind. The three blocks of the foundation together weigh 3,000 tons. If you wonder what type of vehicle would be used to transport them, the answer is NONE. But somehow, ancient man was able to extract the rocks, transport them and put them in the determined place with such precision that not a single sheet of paper could fit in-between them. The Stone Of Pregnant Women in Baalbek is one of the largest stones in existence, weighing 1,200 tons.

Egyptian pyramids
Egyptian pyramids © Flickr / Amstrong White

The Egyptian pyramids are one of the “mission impossible” constructions that have caused astonishment among all who have had the opportunity to visit them. Even today, no one knows for sure how ancient man was able to erect such wonderful structures. Conventional science has proposed that approximately 5,000 men were used for their construction, working for twenty years to build them with ropes, ramps and brute force.

Abul Hasan Ali Al-Masudi, known as the Herodotus of the Arabs, wrote about how the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids in the distant past. Al-Masudi was an Arab historian and geographer and was one of the first to combine history and scientific geography in large-scale work. Al-Masudi wrote about how the ancient Egyptians transported the huge stone blocks used to build the pyramids. According to him, a “magic papyrus” was placed under each of the stone blocks, which allowed them to be transported.

After placing the magical papyrus under the blocks, the stone was hit with a “metal bar” which caused it to levitate and carried along the path paved with stones and fenced on both sides by metal posts. This allowed the stones to move for about 50 meters after which the process had to be repeated in order to place the stone blocks where they needed to be. Was he totally targeted by Al-Masudi when he wrote about the pyramids? Or is it possible that like many others, he was simply amazed at their magnificence, concluding that the ancient Egyptians must have used extraordinary means for the construction of the pyramids?

What if levitation technology was present on Earth in the distant past and ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians, Inca or Pre-Inca people knew the secrets of levitation? What if levitation was not only possible in the past, but also today?

Levitating monk
Levitating monk © pinterest

According to Bruce Cathie, in his book ‘The Bridge to Infinity’, priests in a monastery high in the Tibetan Himalayas accomplished the feats of levitation. Here below are excerpts from a German article:

A Swedish doctor, Dr Jarl… studied at Oxford. During those times he became friends with a young Tibetan student. A couple of years later, it was 1939, Dr Jarl made a journey to Egypt for the English Scientific Society. There he was seen by a messenger of his Tibetan friend, and urgently requested to come to Tibet to treat a high Lama. After Dr Jarl got the leave he followed the messenger and arrived after a long journey by plane and Yak caravans, at the monastery, where the old Lama and his friend who was now holding a high position were now living.

One day his friend took him to a place in the neighbourhood of the monastery and showed him a sloping meadow which was surrounded in the north-west by high cliffs. In one of the rock walls, at a height of about 250 metres was a big hole which looked like the entrance to a cave. In front of this hole there was a platform on which the monks were building a rock wall. The only access to this platform was from the top of the cliff and the monks lowered themselves down with the help of ropes.

In the middle of the meadow. about 250 metres from the cliff, was a polished slab of rock with a bowl-like cavity in the centre. The bowl had a diameter of one metre and a depth of 15 centimetres. A block of stone was manoeuvred into this cavity by Yak oxen. The block was one metre wide and one and one-half metres long. Then 19 musical instruments were set in an arc of 90 degrees at a distance of 63 metres from the stone slab. The radius of 63 metres was measured out accurately. The musical instruments consisted of 13 drums and six trumpets. (Ragdons).

Behind each instrument was a row of monks. When the stone was in position the monk behind the small drum gave a signal to start the concert. The small drum had a very sharp sound, and could be heard even with the other instruments making a terrible din. All the monks were singing and chanting a prayer, slowly increasing the tempo of this unbelievable noise. During the first four minutes nothing happened, then as the speed of the drumming, and the noise increased, the big stone block started to rock and sway, and suddenly it took off into the air with an increasing speed in the direction of the platform in front of the cave hole 250 metres high. After three minutes of ascent it landed on the platform.

Continuously they brought new blocks to the meadow, and the monks using this method, transported 5 to 6 blocks per hour on a parabolic flight track approximately 500 metres long and 250 metres high. From time to time a stone split, and the monks moved the split stones away. Quite an unbelievable task. Dr Jarl knew about the hurling of the stones. Tibetan experts like Linaver, Spalding and Huc had spoken about it, but they had never seen it. So Dr Jarl was the first foreigner who had the opportunity to see this remarkable spectacle. Because he had the opinion in the beginning that he was the victim of mass psychosis he made two films of the incident. The films showed exactly the same things that he had witnessed.

Today we have made ‘technological’ advances that are making it possible to levitate objects. One such example is the ‘Hoverboard’ by Lexus. The Lexus hoverboard uses magnetic levitation that allows the craft to stay in the air without friction. In addition to the incredible design of the Hoverboard, we see the smoke coming out of it, this is due to the liquid nitrogen used to cool the powerful superconducting magnets that make its existence possible.

Is there a possibility that somehow, thousands of years ago, ancient humanity used a similar levitation technology that allowed them to transport huge blocks of stone without much difficulty?