A household name in his native Netherlands, Ramana has performed for Queen Beatrix and has been honoured in India with the Golden Cloth award, the highest cultural honour ever given to a westerner.
"This is an art," Ramana said.
Watch a video report from Reuters, on Ramana's levitation in front of White House:
Ramana's repertoire also includes "flying" up to 10 metres above ground, mind reading and other forms of Indian street trickery. Link 1, 2