20TH November 1997
In a twist
Silver-tongued spoon-bender Uri Geller has fallen foul of the ever-so straight Advertising Standards Authority. It’s ruled that an advert for Geller’s Mindpower Kit – a tape, a book, an orange dot and a crystal “personally empowered” by the man himself – went a bit too far.
Never mind that the kit was offered to readers of Uri Geller’s Encounters magazine, a publication aimed at those of a paranormal bent. The no-nonsense advertising watchdog reckons that the offending advert – “use its energy and the rest of my kit to explore the potential of your own mind,” urges Geller – made unsubstantiated claims. Enough to make your hair curl.
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“Uri Geller gave an absolutely resonating talk on his life and career. He had every single magician in the room on the edge of their seats trying to digest as much information as they could. Uri emphasized that the path to frame is through uniqueness and charisma and that professional entertainers must be creative in their pursuits of success and never shy away from publicity.”
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James Randi (In an open letter to Abracadabra Magazine)
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“Eternity is down the hall And you sit there bending spoons In your mind, in your mind”
“I Have watched Uri Geller… I have seen that so I am a believer. It was my house key and the only way I would be able to use it is get a hammer and beat it out back flat again.”
“Better than watching Geller bending silver spoons, better than witnessing new born nebulae’s in bloom”