☝ Introduction.

Welcome dear readers to the world of sainthood.

This is a collection of Roman Catholic individuals that are reported to have had the stunning ability to rise into the air in spite of their weight. Most of them are mentioned as such in the Roman Catholic Encyclopedia, but traces have also been found in other literature present in the Central Library of Amsterdam, the University Library and one or two in the Gnostic Library.

The pages within this blog appeared first as a small booklet:

Saints can sometimes be recognized even at an early age. Some boys and girls are not merely good, they are spectacularly good, making their parents doubt whether they are actually angels. Saints are often social activists or rebels or even entertainers.

These people who could see the future, make flowers bloom out off season, defy natural death and cure the ill, took the place of God as an accessible and tangible source of power.

When Christianity became the accepted religion of the Roman Empire, martyrdom no longer made a saint recognized as a saint, it was replaced by the concept of self denial, and virginity. In a society where people suffered from starvation and illnesses, those who willingly pursued physical deprivation and suffering seemed to be Athletes of God. Starving and suffering, they could go for hours, or even days without the normal signs of life. Dead to the world they lived in God.

Gregory Rasputin said Church Elders would undress prostitutes to look at them, but there would be no physical contact. Thus the saints would become more refined in their feelings. It is a strange concoction of Scoptophilia (sexual gazing) and Angelophany (meeting angels.) He himself went round St. Petersburg visiting women in brothels and even at the royal palace, to practice. This notion seems to originate with Simon Magus, and the divine temple prostitutes. Holy brothels were common in Babylon, Syria, Greece, Persia and India, where the ritual of Heiros Gamos was performed.

The people presented here seem to have suffered religious ecstasies that resemble epileptic seizures. There is neurological evidence for the existence of regions in the brain that deal with religious feelings. The god module, as it is named, can even be stimulated electrically to induce people to feel the presence of God. My guess is that they suffered from Temporal Epilepsy, but I cannot explain how hundreds of spectators saw these levitations occur, especially with Saint Joseph of Cupertino there were many witnesses. But examine for yourself, if you will, the short biographical material that accompanies the pictures of flying saints in this selection.

Here are some links for further research:
-Karlheinz Deschner.
-God Module.
-Google directory of Saints.
-Roger Tory Peterson.
-Tibetan levitation
-Biological levitation.


☝ Saint Alphonsus Liguori

born: Marianella, sept27, 1696
died: Nocera die Pagani, aug 1, 1787

He was a lawyer who after an unsuccessful trail became a priest. When he visited a hospital he saw a strange light and the house began to shake and he heard a voice saying; 'Leave the world and give thyself to me!'

It was God.

Alphonsus became a hard liner, a moralist. As a bishop he ordered prostitutes to be buried on the garbage dump and had 'frivolous' engravings destroyed. He was always in trouble, people did not like him, he had fights with Popes and moved from one crisis to the next. When Pope Pius the 4th put and end to his career, he suffered depression, anxieties and evil temptations.

Alphonsus wore chains round his ankles and wrists and a cross full of nails on his chest and back. He would hit himself until he bled in a old cave and saw Mary appear naked before him. He wrote the most famous book on Maria ever written; 'Gloria di Maria'.

His hobbies included riding, fencing, playing cards and the opera.

Distinguisable features:
Wingspan: 1,72 m
Weight (approx): 41 kg
Range and distribution: Italy
Color: red and white tunic.
Special Features: a pen.

☝ Saint Catherine of Siena

born: Siena 1347
died: Rome april 29 1380

Doctor of the Church and patron saint of Italy.

She was the 23rd child of Jacopo Benincasa. She saw angels as clearly as ordinary people. Aged 7, after a vision of 'Christ in glory' she promised her virginity to Him. To show her determination not to marry, she cut off her hair. Her family was furious, but Jacopo ordered her to be left alone and allowed a room for prayer.

She mystically married Jesus and seems to have actively seeking humiliation. This included highlights such as drinking drinking cupfuls of cancerous puss from a sick woman that abused her.

Catherine got the Pope to move back to Italy from France. In 1378 the Great Schism began and devastated Catherine. She had a seizure and died.

Distinguishable features:
Wingspan: 1,62 m
Weight (approx): 44 kg
Range and distribution: Italy
Color: white and brown tunic.
Special features: ring, stigmata, lily.

☝ Christine of Stommeln

born: Stommeln, 1242
died: Stommeln, nov 6, 1312

She had a vision of Jesus, and went into a convent where she spent much time in prayer. She often suffered convulsions and was assaulted by the devil. She was suicidal and got stigmata that poured out blood each year at Easter. The sisters of the convent thought she was crazy and threw her out. She was not made a saint. The scull of dead Christine showed little dents that supposedly corresponded to the crown of thorns.
Distinguishable features:
Wingspan: 1,53 m
Weight (approx): 46 kg
Range and distribution: Germany
Color: white and black tunic and red stigmata
Special features: none

☝ Saint Eleanor Girlani

born: Trino, 1460
died: Mantua, jan 25, 1494

She planned to become a Benedictine nun, but her horse did not agree and refused to carry her there. Apparently this wise animal at a later date did not disapprove of going to Parma so Eleanor became a Carmelite nun there.

She lived her religious life so intensely that, even though still here on Earth, she 'lived as if absorbed into Heaven'. She was gifted with ecstasies and levitation.

Distinguishable features:
Wingspan: 1,51 m
Weight (approx): 45 kg
Range and distribution: Italy
Color: brown and white tunic.
Special features: a pigeon

☝ Saint Francis Fasani

born: Lucera, aug 6, 1681
died: Lucera, nov 29, 1742

Also known as Anthony Fasani, a priest and teacher of philosophy, who when praying sometimes rose above the ground. He thought the fastest way to become a saint was trough laughter.

Distinguishable features:
Wingspan: 1,76 m
Weight (approx): 83 kg
Range and distribution: Italy
Color: black tunic and beard
Special features: none

☝ Saint Francis Xavier

born: castle of Xavier, april 7, 1506
died: on the Isle of Sancian near China, dec3, 1552

Apostle of the Indies and Japan.

After completing his philosophical studies in France, Xavier received the degree of Master of Arts and was a lecturer on Aristotelian logic, physics and metaphysics. He then turned to theology. In 1541 he went to the Indies and Japan.

Apparently a hardworking man, he was a tremendously successful missionary, courageously dined with head hunters, washed scores of lepers in Venice and baptized 10.000 children in a single month.

He spoke many languages and died in China when he contracted a fever.

Distinguishable features:
Wingspan: 1,70 m

Weight (approx) : 72 kg

Range and distribution: Spain, Italy, India, West-Indies, Japan.

Color: black tunic and beard

Special features: a bell, a torch, a globe or cross and lilies.