Quick, hide the cutlery, Uri Geller steps up for questioning
Uri Geller’s spoon-bending antics of the 1970s rocketed him to fame but also opened the door for a string of unusual jobs.
The 54 year-old’s career has spanned wiping KGB computer files, tracking serial killers and even attending disarmament negotiations to influence delegates with positive thought waves. He has also been coach to Premier League footballers, industrialists and Formula One drivers.
Have you ever had a proper job?
‘Kind of … I was a male model in the late 1960s. And I was a paratrooper during the Six Day War.’
What did you want to be as a child?
‘Famous. And loved by my parents, especially my father, who was separated from my mother.’
You are perhaps most famous for bending spoons – but which aspect of your work are you most proud of?
‘Helping people develop confidence in their own abilities, especially the mind’s positive power to heal the body.’
You are heavily involved in the Internet – is this the way forward…?
‘Sure. It’s going through a backlash, but mass communication is going to change the way we do everything – especially the way people work and interact with employers … the future is unlimited and I love that.’
What is your ambition?
‘To keep having fun.’
What motivates you to work?
‘The desire to have fun!’
Who would you like to have a working lunch with?
‘Ariel Sharon for some serious peace talking.’
What’s your best piece of advice for our job seekers?
‘Do what you love. When you love your work, you become the best worker in the world.’
Further information: Confessions of a Psychic and a Rabbi, by Uri Geller and Shmuley Boteach, is published by Robson Books. Read Uri’s online novel, Nobody’s Child, at www.uristory.com Visit him at www.urigeller.com and e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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"There is no spoon!"
"The world needs your amazing talents. I need them"
"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."
James Randi (In an open letter to Abracadabra Magazine)
Sir Elton John
"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"