- Levitation -
FROM: David Blaine Street Magic - ABC TV Show
***Web-Site Up-Dated May, 2002***
is a phenomenon of psychokinesis (PK) in which objects, people, and animals
are lifted into the air without any visible physical means, and float or
fly about. The phenomenon has been said to have occurred in mediumship,
shamanism, trances, mystical rapture, etc.
Some cases of levitation appear to be almost spontaneous,
while spiritual or mystical adepts
are said to be able to control it consciously.
Street Magician: David Blaine
David Blaine was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 4, 1973.
Encouraged by his mother, Patrie White, he became a master of
magic. At the age of four, he saw a magician perform magic in a
subway and he decided to get his first trick from a Disney shop,
the pencil through the card.
At ten his family moved to Jerseyville, New Jersey,
He began to get
interested in acting as a teen. He traveled to Manhattan
everyday to go to an acting school he attended. He did a few
commercials and small appearances on soap operas.
When he was 16, he
for his doctor who immediately took him in for
examination. At 17, he moved back to New York by him self and
lived in Hell's Kitchen, a place which quickly tests your mettle.
David started performing at rich parties. He performed to people
such as Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Arnold Schwarzenegger,
David Geffen, Mike Tyson and Madonna. He became real good friends with Robert De Niro
and Leonardo De Caprio.
He made a tape of his magic and sent it in to ABC.
They were astonished and requested an interview.
When they saw his magic first-hand, theyjumped at the chance to make a special.
David produced David Blaine: Street Magic. The special reaired September 14, 1997.
David Blaine has been in some other specials
including Oprah Summer Magic and Late-Night with Conan O'Brien.
On April 5, 1999, David Blaine Buried himself Alive for a week under six feet of Plexiglas tank
filled with 4000 pounds of water, an attempt no other magician has tried, to promote his new
special: David Blaine - Magic Man. After he got out, he was on Conan again, and The Rosie
Apparently he lost 24lbs. Even Regis mentioned him on his show.
Houdini's granddaughter approved it.
While in his glass coffin, he outlined a new publicity stunt for his next
special. The stunt turned out to be freezing himself within a 6-ton block of ice
in New York City on November 27, 28, and 29, in the year 2000.
He withstood 62 hours within the ice block, but was visibly shaken, emotionally and
Per David's Official Web Site (See Link Below) his next major stunt will entail
standing atop an 80 foot pole for almost 2 days!
"Sorry I have not been to active on my web site.
I've been so busy working on my next stunt (training).
What it is. Vertigo.
I will be Standing on an 80 foot pole For Almost 2 days with Nothing Connected to me.
If it's windy and I fall - Goodbye.
The circumference (diameter?) of the pole will be about 13 inches so my toes are on edge.
At the end they will put boxes around the base of the pole and I will jump 80 feet down
and hopefully live then hopefully Walk Away.
Recent News of David Blaine's new stunt:
Story filed: Thursday May 02, 2002
Click to Link to ET story
Excellent Links to David Blaine Info:
David Blaine's Official Web Site
David Blaine Magic Man - Message Boards
About.com list of David Blaine Links
Magic Directory's Web Page on David Blaine
Levitation Photos and Video of possible Levitation Trick
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