Incidents in My Life
Douglas D. Home
University Books: circa 1960's. Later printing. Hardcover in dust jacket. Near fine.
In 1852, Home first demonstrated self-levitation. Witnesses watched in astonishment as he rose a foot or more above the floor. When they tried to hold him down, they too were lifted off the ground.
He was able to elongate his body by as much as 11 inches.
In a demonstration he did many times, Home could hold white-hot embers in his bare hands. He was even seen to plunge his hands and his face into a hearth fire, "moving it about as though bathing it in water." His skin showed no signs of injury whatsoever.