I had wondered where the tradition of a flying carpet had come from. I now understand that Hindu meditation combined with Islam is essentially the way of the Sufi. So it all comes back to meditation practice and what is called GOD realization.
So far so good. We also know that exceptional physical performances can be generated through such practice. However i also know that meditation is all about learning to work successfully with our spirit body. Yet we have also come to understand that our spirit body is physically real and is formed from second tier matter which also carries the majority of all gravity that we perceive.
Thus it is plausible that the meditative mind is able to set up a resonance able to either push out such second tier matter or alternately to usefully impose order on it. Thus the mind may well be able to manipulate gravity.
In fact a carpet would actually facilitate doing just that. It provides two clear horizontal directions as well as an up - down direction associated with the Earth's gravity.
Whoever thought that it could be possible to make sense of flying carpets? Now we need someone to actually do this in front of a film crew.
The Levitating Sufis of Senegal
—Part Two: A Miracle of Haji Bektash
by Qutub Sarmouni
The Bön adept went slowly floating up Mount Kailas, while Milarepa just sat there demonstrating the Mahamudra Meditation. But as the Bön adept approached the peak, he saw Milarepa waiting there already, seated in meditation, while down below he was observed suddenly disappearing. The Milarepa miracle was obviously more advanced than mere levitation as such! Impressive, hey? At any rate, like Padma Sambhava before him, I, Milarepa, impressively upheld Vajrayana Buddhism against Bön.