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The man who could fly : St. Joseph of Copertino and the mystery of levitation / Michael Grosso.

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Mooresville PL - Mooresville 282.092 GRO (Text) ON-ORDER GROSSO NONFIC In process -

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  • ISBN: 9781442256729
  • ISBN: 1442256729
  • Physical Description: xi, 251 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-237) and index.
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Part I: The man and his marvels. Life and times ; A new force ; The case for Joseph's levitations ; A complement of talents ; The mystic -- Part II: Steps toward understanding. Reconnoitering explanations ; Joseph as performance artist ; Speculations on the physics of levitation -- Part III: Concluding reflections. The parapsychology of religion: a new science of spirit?
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Michael Grosso delves into the biography of St. Joseph of Copertino, a Dominican priest known to levitate, to explore the many strange phenomena which surrounded his life and develops potential physical explanations for some of the most astounding manifestations of his religious ecstasy.
Subject: Joseph, of Cupertino, Saint, 1603-1663.
Christian saints > Biography.
Consciousness > Religious aspects > Catholic Church.

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