Q & A
May 25th 1998
Volume 88 No. 21
SPOON-BENDING psychic Uri Geller, an Israeli who now lives near London, has put his supernatural powers to work for England’s team. He says that last month he planted “magic crystals” on the field in Marseilles, where England will play its World Cup opener against Tunisia on June 15 and that he recently spent an hour infusing the World Cup trophy with positive English energy. (“I even bent it a little!” he says.) We probed his psyche about the upcoming tournament.
SI: If you can bend spoons with your mind, why can’t you bend free kicks into the goal?
Geller: I can, and many times I do. I’ll stand by the pitch, activate my abilities and bend the ball into the net. SI: Right. Tell me, those magic crystals are really just Sea Monkeys, aren’t they?
Geller: No, they’re 40-million-year-old rock crystals from Brazil.
SI: So that’s why Brazil is so good.
Geller: That I don’t know. But I can say that when Italy’s Roberto Baggio missed the penalty kick in the last World Cup to give Brazil the title, it was because 70 million Brazilians were using their telepathic powers against him.
St: How will the U.S. players do?
Geller: They will quality for the second round. If they use me, they’ll go beyond that.
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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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"The man is a natural magician. He does everything with great care, meticulous misdirection and flawless instinct. The nails are real, the keys are really borrowed, the envelopes are actually sealed, there are no stooges, there are no secret radio devices and there are no props from the magic catalogues."
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"The Geller Effect is one of those "para" phenomena which changed the world of phusics. What the most outstanding physicists of the last decades of this country colud grasp only as theoretical implication, Uri brought as fact into everyday life.."
Dr. Walter A. Frank. Bonn University - Germany
"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"