65 entries in Illusions / Animation / Levitation
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
H. F. C. Suhr Mohammeds Sarg girl goes into coffin like box with glass side, legs removed and it floats, giant magnets at side of stage as presentational props
Nov. 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 5)
Chevalier Thorn Der schwebende Fakir
Feb. 1899
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 2)
Eduard W. Lufa Das frei in der Luft schwebende Mädchen on the floatation à la Robert-Houdin, removing the last stick
Nov. 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 11)
Undine person floats through the air, pepper's ghost
Feb. 1905
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 3)
Gag Floatation comic strip
1937 82
Theodore Annemann On Winston Freer's Dinner Table Levitation see also pages 514, 516, 520
Jan. 1940
The Jinx (Issue 76)
Hart Fisher Chix-Levitation chicken on board levitates
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944)
Billy McComb William Turns Gravity Upside Down board on two trestles with three bricks on top, trestles are removed and the rest floats, then board, lowermost and middle brick are removed one by one, still suspended in the air
1947 49
John Nevil Maskelyne Maskelyne's Levitation assistant levitates on a board in front of the magician
1965 89
Impromptu Levitation pushup on floor
June 1967 102
Glenn G. Gravatt Spooky Paper Floating / acrobatic cane with newspaper
1968 80
Theodore DeLand DeLand's Floating Skeleton
1974 22
Ed Balducci Impromptu Levitation with presentation angle by Martin Gardner (reaching up)
Related to July 1974 755
David Douglas Palladino Lift table sticks to hand, with ring
Magick (Issue 142)
John Nevil Maskelyne, The Levitation
1976 261
The Three Swords Suspension balanced on a sword
1976 271
Al Mann The Secret of the Ancients levitation off a chair, brief discussion on seance levitation
Inspired by
  • U.F. Grant's "Bodies in Orbit", 1963
1977 18
Karl Fulves Levitations on impromptu levitations
Variations 1978 1077
Marcello Truzzi, Martin Gardner Truzzi/Gardner Method solo levitation behind cloth
1978 1077
John Cornelius John Cornelius Method solo levitation behind cloth
1978 1078
Karl Fulves Karl Fulves Method solo levitation behind cloth in doorway
1978 1079
Stage Method solo levitation in the dark with glowing shoes and hands, shoes stick together
1978 1080
Karl Fulves Impromptu Levitation comment on the Balducci trick
Related to 1978
Interlocutor (Issue 16)
Looy Simonoff Looy's Sooperman one-man floatation behind cloth
Inspired by 1979 115
Juan Tamariz El Mago Contra las Tinieblas (Un Misterio en Blanco y Negro) script for broom levitation by Gustavo and Doris Lorgia
1984 43
Karrell Fox "The Rabbit Asrah" asrah levitation and vanish with rabbit
1986 135
Jim Steinmeyer Hot Air girl lies on three upright modelling balloon, two are popped and she "floats" on one balloon
1991 81
A Comedy Levitation secret is seen
1993 305
Alan Wakeling The Hindu Rope rope rises out of basket, then woman floats on it à la Broom Suspension, method not described
1993 313
Mike Caveney "The Levitation" on Carter's levitation
July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
Karl Fulves Things Go Bump "Unsolved Mysteries"
levitation illusion in which the person tumbles and just learns to levitate, posed as a problem
1996 77
Karl Fulves Introduction on Doug Henning, David Copperfield, Magic on television, self-levitations
Related to 1997 131
Michael Close "They All Float Down Here..."
  • Marketplace
self-levitation credit information
Related to June 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 10)
Andrew Mayne New Flight Plans
  • Letters
Related to Aug. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 12)
Michael Close Floats 'Em Jetsam
  • Marketplace
more comments on self-levitations
Related to Aug. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 12)
Dondrake The Flying Carpet Magicians levitates while sitting on flying carpet
1998 24
Dondrake The Hindu Rope Trick Rope levitates out of basket, boy climbs up, disappears in smoke, rope falls down
1998 25
Dondrake Floating Into and Out of the Body Girl levitates, gets absorbed into magician's body, then comes out of his body before floating down
1998 27
Dondrake Darwin's BlackArt Striptease Lady's clothes slowly float away from her body one by one into a basket, then clothes in basket vanish
1998 33
Gary Darwin Darwin's Exorcist Live! Woman brought on stage begins to get possessed by a demon, head floats around, body levitates etc.
1998 39
Hen Fetsch Der schwebende Magier Asra presentation
Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 1)
Ali Bongo Die schwebende Schrumpfmumie mummy floats up, changes into girl
Inspired by
  • Vanishing Ladies and other Magic, Norman Hunter
Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 4 & 5)
Karl Fulves Multi Lev "Problems"
three people levitate under cloak and vanish, posed as a problem
2001 211
Hiroyuki Sakai One-Man Self Levitation in box
July 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 7)
Al Baker Trilby Jr. person levitation
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 38 No. 12, Feb. 1940
2003 659
Andrew Mayne BroomFlight towel on broom, performer seems to levitate
2003 6
Andrew Mayne Airborne levitation on a chair, using large cloth
2003 8
Andrew Mayne Floating on the Edge floating on a staircase, using jacket to cover legs, shoes can be seen
2003 10
Andrew Mayne Mid-Air levitation on a stool, using backdrop and asssistant
2003 12
Andrew Mayne Suspension of Disbelief levitation of assistant laying on two chairs and covered with cloth
2003 14
Andrew Mayne The Street Levitation "Balducci" Levitation
2003 16
Karl Fulves Rug Rise "Problems"
performer floats over carpet which is pulled out, posed as a problem
2004 379
James Aubrey Crabe, Paul Osborne Aubrey's Asrah
  • Osborne Illusions
Feb. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 2)
Paul Osborne The Ascension Effect
  • Osborne Illusions
standing Asrah
Apr. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 4)
Jim Steinmeyer The Ethereal Suspension
  • The Language of Illusion
May 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 5)
Paul Osborne The Poor Man's Self Levitation
  • Osborne Illusions
behind banner that the performer holds up
Related to Apr. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 4)
Geoffrey Durham The Celebrity Floats Asrah-style levitation and vanish of person beneath cloth, how to construct props
2008 239
Jim Steinmeyer By No Means "Self-Levitation"
using The Bridge System and fake leg for self-levitation
2009 183
Jim Steinmeyer The Paranormal "Levitation as a Challenge"
with patter and four spectators on stage
2009 199
Hiroyuki Sakai One Man Self-Levitation standing in a box, mirror
2013 55
Jonathan Pendragon Staring at Wires
  • Panmagium
Nov. 2014
Genii (Vol. 77 No. 11)
Johnny Thompson The JT Asrah performed on large glass sheet
Inspired by
  • "The Flight of Venus" (Harry Houdini, Houdini's Escapes and Magic, Walter Gibson)
2018 189
John Gaughan The Martin Rabbit from Hat and Asrah Form
  • Chamber of Secrets
Dec. 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 12)
Andrew Mayne Anit-Gravity Machine self-levitation on top of an upright standing sheet of newspaper
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Dec. 2009
2022 906
Mike Caveney Caveney Reveals The Spirit Cabinet on Charles Carter's Spirit Cabinet, history and technical details
  • A Chair Possessed
  • Creating Katie King
  • Katie King Takes Flight
  • The Flying Gimmicks
  • The Final Bell
  • The Performance
  • The Routine
Also published here
  • The Final Conference Illusions, Mike Caveney
Oct. 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 10)