Book:TM-Sidhi Yogic Flying unique form of personal development useful for salesmen.


Vincent J. Daczynski

Chapter 13

Experiencing Levitation

In 1978 I was extremely fortunate to have been able to attend a six-month-long intensive research study into consciousness as the field of all possibilities conducted by MERU in Switzerland. About 1,800 people from 37 countries attended this special study. Among the enrollees were some of the world's most distinguished and respected scientists. The primary disciplines represented were physics, biology, physiology, medicine, sociology, education, management, agriculture and psychology. Most enrollees, such as myself, were there for personal development, but also served as research subjects.

We were separated into smaller, more manageable groups and located in many rented hotels around the city of Interlaken. Men and women had their separate accommodations, except married couples who were housed at the couples' accommodations. The group I was in consisted of 186 course participants. Batteries of psychological and physiological tests were administered with extensive EEG studies made to log brain wave activity before, during and after the performance of various siddhis. Of particular interest was the study of the phenomenon of levitation.

When the time came for us to learn to levitate, none of us really believed we would do it. I knew intellectually that levitation was humanly possible. But could I do it? I have to admit that, although I hopefully anticipated being able to levitate, my doubt that I would really levitate was very strong. I believe that this feeling was shared by most, if not all, of the other participants. After we received instructions in levitation, called "Yogic Flying" by our instructors, we were all to come together as a group the following day for an actual practice session with our instructors. I could not wait to get to the meeting hall the following morning.

Next morning, when I entered the hall, I realized that when we were told by our instructors that we would do Yogic Flying they must have been serious since the meeting hall was made devoid of all chairs and furnishings, and was lined, wall-to-wall, with eight-inch thick foam rubber padding. The room quickly filled at the appointed time with all of us anxious doubters. We sat scattered around the room and began practicing as instructed. Almost immediately the instructors shot up off the foam. Then, like popcorn popping, students throughout the room began lifting off. There was much laughter and expressions of joy as people lifted off the foam. As I continued with the practice I suddenly felt a surge of buoyancy accompanied by a feeling of bliss. And up I went. The experience was momentary. There was a slight forward thrust during the hop and I came down about three feet in front from where I lifted off. Then, up I went again, and down I came. And up again, and down again. Boing! Boing! Boing! With each lift-off I experienced a momentary hovering and a great feeling of freedom as I broke away from the pull of gravity. It was very exhilarating to say the least.

During my college years I was a member of a skydiving club. My experience of Yogic Flying was much like the experience of weightlessness I had when I reached terminal velocity during skydiving. However, instead of the accompanying adrenalin surge I had in skydiving, I experienced bubbling bliss as I popped around the room doing my Yogic Flying practice.

Initially, there was some traffic congestion and a few minor accidents as we haphazardly sprung up into the air in all directions. After the initial novelty of the Yogic Flying experience we instinctively learned control and maneuvers; right turns, left turns, and no arms or legs flaring during lift-offs. The group organized itself quickly and we were now "Yogic Flying" around the room in an orderly fashion. Guys were racing each other around the room, playing tag and having a grand time with their newly discovered ability.

"Hey guy, this sure beats jogging!" one fellow exclaimed as he bounded past my left shoulder making a perfect landing in the foam several feet in front of me.

"Show off," I retorted. Then, I easily thought of the Yogic Flying instruction, determined to beat him. Boing, boing, boing, boing, boing - I spontaneously and without effort, just by mental intention, made a series of hops leaving him behind. Like the Wright brothers, we did not fly far. We did not fly very high. Neither did we fly for very long. But we flew.

There are various stages of Yogic Flying. The initial stage is "hopping." The second stage is "floating," and the final stage is "flying." So far, no one has been noticed to achieve a stage beyond hopping. The unfoldment of these stages is dependent upon the extent to which a meditator is able to sustain his awareness at the level of the unified field, the level of Transcendental Consciousness, that most fundamental level of life where all the laws of nature reside. It is by maintaing one's awareness at this very fine level that one is able to influence the laws of nature to gain support of those laws whereby anything is possible. That is why the unified field is called the field of all possibilities; from that most fundamental and powerful level anything is possible.

A sequence of photos depicting Yogic Flying is on display at local Transcendental Meditation centers. Also, a thirty-minute color video tape called Yogic Flying is available from Maharishi University of Management Press, Fairfield, Iowa 52557-1115. Maharishi is joined by world famous magician Doug Henning, Dr. John Hagelin, Dr. Keith Wallace, and Dr. Bevin Morris in explaining how Yogic Flying takes place and its profound benefits for the individual and society.

The ability to levitate or perform any of the other superhuman abilities is not abnormal. It is the result of the unfoldment of one's normal faculties. Persons who lack full use of their mental potential look upon the more highly developed individuals with astonishment and awe, and label such highly developed individuals as "superhuman." The reality is that anything less than full normal use of mental potential is subnormal. The label "superhuman" is a relative one. What is considered extraordinary today will surely become average and commonplace tomorrow. Have we not seen this occur throughout recorded history? The consciousness of the masses always trails that of the few advanced thinkers in society. Today every elementary school child takes for granted the common knowledge that was considered to be the most profound and advanced thought of yesterday.

Years ago only a few daring thinkers had the courage to proclaim that the earth was round, not flat. Also, initially, only a few persons dared to state the earth revolved around the sun. Not long ago almost everyone knew for sure that it was not possible for man to build a flying machine. And just two years before our nation landed a man on the moon newspapers reported statements by some scientists that a manned trip to the moon was impossible. They said we could not build a spaceship large enough to carry the amount of lead shielding that would be necessary to protect the lives of the astronauts from the radiation belt through which they would have to pass. Repeatedly, myopic schools of thought have been shattered by the leadership of the advanced thinkers of their time. Progress goes on in spite of the inertia of the conditioned thinking of the masses.

How is the TM-Sidhi technique, Yogic Flying, applicable to the field of sales? The intent, of course, is not to develop light-footed salesmen who float into their clients' offices, or who take shortcuts by flying out of tall buildings to their parked cars below. The Yogic Flying and other TM-Sidhi techniques have a serious application in selling as you will discover in the next chapter. How creative are you? Based on what you have read in this book thus far, can you think of how the practice of Yogic Flying and other superhuman abilities have a practical application in your sales profession? The following statement by Maharishi provides a hint:

The performance of siddhis, which in the days of ignorance were termed superhuman powers, is not something superhuman. Everything is within the normal range of man's ability. To handle the whole of cosmic life is within the range of everyone's own nature, because it is the same nature ... Until now the philosophy of fulfilling desires was to struggle ...Now we have to awaken mankind to a new philosophy of life ...I am reminded of a successful businessman in America sitting with his eyes closed, who proclaims success in his activities by closing the eyes and practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique. This is the changed face of success. Success lies in handling nature, and nature is one's own nature. The more you are able to handle yourself, the more you are able to handle the world.

See the point?

For Sales' Sake Meditate!

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