I've two questions for you. But first this what's wrong with this photos of levitation ?
It is clearly a trick, he is suspended above the ground by the means of a harness which is attached
to the handle. However, there is something wrong with your intent in pointing this out, in that are
you trying to say that all levitations must be tricks. That is like trying to point out one person that
lies and then generalizing it to everybody. The levitation of the Maglev trains is that a trick or an
actual application of a scientific principle? Is the experiment by the russian scientist, Eugene Podkletnov,
showing a spinning super conductor causes an object placed in its field to levitate, a
trick or the application of a scientific principle?
Similarly, levitation done by the Yogis through psychic means are using scientific principle,
but a science using a completely different ontology to science today, that understands reality
as a mind-stuff.
1. Have you ever thought what yogi's are doing to the fabric of spacetime when they levitate ?
Have you ever thought that this term "space-time" did not in fact exist before Einstein? Before Einstein reality
was thought to be just be fields of force. The variable of "space-time" was only introduced by Einstein to explain
relative frames of reference which the older Newtonian physics did not account account for. It is a theoretical
construct, but you are using term it as if it is a real thing. In quantum physics the term "space-time" is not even
used, because fundamentally there is no space and time, just wavfunctions which only manifest and take physical
form when they are observed.
The Yogis are operating from a level which goes even beyond quantum physics, to mental physics, where they realise
that fundamental or quantum reality is mind-stuff. It responds to the mind. The Yogi can directly play with the principle
of gravity, countering its effect, thereby causing levitation.
2. If levitation occurs, what keeps yogi's from flying off into space ?
I feel it's far better to be incredulous than credulous.
You're not really incredulous, because you have beliefs. You believe in
space-time for instance. I am neither credulous or incredulous, I am open
minded researcher, who investigates every possibility, collects data and revise
my paradigm of reality accordingly. I have in a single life time gone
through several paradigm shifts from outright materialist and atheist, to
newage, to secular and rationalist, to spiritual and existentialist, to idealist and theist.
I totally understand what paradigm you are operating from, because I've been there myself,
but I know you will move on from that paradigm eventually when your knowledge of reality
expands. It might be in this lifetime or another, but it will happen eventually.
I hate to preach, but I cannt stop myself out of love for my fellow beings. The sooner
you realise that your current conceptions of reality are actually beliefs and assumptions,
the more your mind will begin to open to other conceptions, and your knowledge will begin
to expand faster. A true skeptic is a seeker of truth and will keep seeking until they have
found the truth.