What Scientists Say About Uri Geller
Michael Crichton on PK
“but other magicians, such as James Randi, claim that spoon bending isn’t a psychic phenomenon at all, just a trick.”
“but I had bent a spoon, and I knew it wasn’t a trick. I looked around the room and saw little children, eight or nine years old, bending large metal bars. They weren’t trying to trick anybody. They were just little kids having a good time.”
This feature is just one ludicrous example showing to what extent some scientists, magicans and writers indulged in, to explain how Uri Geller demonstrates his telepathic abilities.
Incidentally, “New Scientist” is known to be a very serious scientific magazine.
Professor Victor Weisskopf physicist who studied under Niels Bohrr worked on the A bomb and over saw the development of European atom smashers.
“I was shocked and amazed how Mr Geller bent my office key at MIT while I was holding it. The sturdy key kept bending in my hand; I can not explain this phenomenon I can only assume that it could relate could relate to quantum chromo dynamics”.
From George Edward Pake, appointed to the President of the United States Science Advisory Committee and the inspirational creator and Sounding Research Director of the Xerox Corporation, Palo Alto Research Centre Parc and member of the American Physical Society “I met Mr Geller while he was being studied at SRI during our conversation he demonstrated his mind reading techniques and plucked out of my mind an image I was thinking of, it was very impressive”
Jack Sarfatti – PhD, Physicist “My personal judgement as a PhD physicist is that Geller demonstrated genuine psychoenergetic ability at Birkbeck which is beyond the doubt of any reasonable man, under relatively well-controlled and repeated experimental conditions. “.
“I have spent my life in neuropsychiatry and have been interestedin strange mental states and odd phenomena for a number ofyears. I first met Uri three years ago and was able to watch him bend a spoon on a colleagues’s outstretched hand. I tooka spoon from the table. Uri did not touch it, I put it on my colleagues’s hand and asked Uri to bend it. Uri ran his finger above the spoon and stood back. Nothing happened. We expressed some dissapointment, still watching the spoon. He said, Wait and Watch. Slowly, as we watched, with Uri standing well away, the spoon started to curl in front of us, and within four minutes the tail of the spoon had risen up like a scorpions sting. I then took the spoon, the first time I had handled it since I put it there, and sure enough, it remained a normal spoon with a marked bend. “Dr.Peter Fenwick. MB, BChir, DPM, FIRCPsych
Dr.Fenwick is a senior lecturer at the institute of psychiatry,London, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at John Radcliffe infirmary in Oxford, and Honorary consultant in Neurophysiology to Broadmoor Special Hospital. He has published numerous scientific papers on brain function and also several papers on meditation and altered states of consciousness. His most recent book is “TheTruth of Light”. Dr. Fenwick is also chairman of ths scientific and Medical network, a group of doctors and scientists seeking to deepen understanding in science and medicine by fostering intuitive as well as rational insights.
“I was in Scientific laboratories at Stanford Research Institute investigating a rather amazing individual Uri Geller. Uri’s ability to perform amazing feats of mental wizardry is known the world over. We in Science are just now catching up and understanding what you can do with exercise and proper practise.Uri is Not a magician. He is using capabilities that we all have and can develop with exercise and practise.”
“After the Geller work, I was asked to brief the director of the CIA, Ambassador George Bush (Later to become President of the United States), on our activities and the results. In later years during the Brezhnev period, I met with several Russian scientists who not only had documented results similar to ours, but were actively using “psychic” techniques against the U.S. and its allies.”
Dr Edgar D. Mitchell S.C.D. (Apollo 14 Astronaut and 6th man to walk on the moon)
I can attest to the same type of incident, but in a different venue. I was with Uri when he held a session in the US Capitol. With few exceptions, only Congressional members and their staff were there. Uri wanted to talk about how the Soviets were exploiting Jews with psychic ability. This was based on his interviews with many people who had left the Soviet Union and gone to Israel. The group asked him to bend something. While he wanted to address the problem, he did agree and ask for a spoon. One was finally found in a guard’s coffee cup. Uri bent the spoon with minimal contact. He then laid it down on a chair about three feet in front of me and went back to talking. As he talked, the spoon continued to bend and fell on the floor. I still have the spoon.
Former Staff Officer
National Security Agency
and Part of the Army’s Intelligence
and Security Command (INSCOM)
“Geller has bent my ring in the palm of my hand without ever touching it. Personally, I have no scientific explanation for the phenomena.”
Dr. Wernher von Braun (NASA scientist & father of the Rocket – U.S.A.)
Following that he was seven years on the staff of the M.I.T. physics department, continuing his research at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and the Volcani Research Institute with labs at the Hebrew University. He is the Author of Genesis And The Big Bang (Bantam Doubleday) The Science of God (Free Press of Simon & Schuster; and Broadway Books of Bantam Doubleday) “Uri appears to have concentrated energy. What makes me accept Geller at face value is that unlike a magician, he does not have a bag of tricks. He bends spoons. The one he bent with me peering over his shoulder continued to bend even after he placed it on the ground and stepped away. The Talmud claims there are two types of “magic.” One is the “catching of the eye,” an optical illusion. The other is the real thing, a mustering of the forces of nature. With Uri, I opt for the latter, though he claims he has no idea how these are mustered”.
“Geller altered the lattice structure of a metal alloy in a way that cannot be duplicated. There is no present scientific explanation as to how he did this.” (This is the first research related to parapsychology conducted at a US Government facility to have been released for publication by the US Department of Defence).
Eldon Byrd (US Naval Surface Weapons Centre, Maryland – U.S.A.)
“We feel that if similar tests are made later, enough instances of this kind will probably accumulate, so that there willbe no room for reasonable doubt that some new process is involved here, which cannot be accounted for or explained in terms of the present known laws of physics. Indeed, we already feel that we have gone some distance toward this point.”
Prof. David Bohm and Prof. John Hasted (Professors of Physics, Birkbeck College, University of London, England)
David Bohm is the author of Wholeness and the Implicate Order and worked with Albert Einstein.
“In an interesting interview for Free Inquiry magazine, April 2000, Arthur C. Clarke surprisingly stated that he has his own door key that was bent by Geller. Furthermore, he indicated that he does not rule out the possibility of all sorts of remarkable mental powers. He went on to say that there are even things like telekinesis etc, summing up by proclaiming that there are many things we do not know about.”
The most famous Anthropologist in the world Margaret Mead suggests Geller may bereal “psychic”
From a filmed interview at the Museum of Natural History NewYork, February 18, 1974″…Then there is another problem, that I think is very important to realise, and that is that everywhere in the world almost,where one has sensitives that are put in a public position, that is, they may be diviners, they may be seers, they maybe theatrical performers – but whenever an individual with particular powers is put into a conspicuous position, we have a tendency to find trickery also. Now this does not mean that the sensitive is only a trickster, but it does mean that sensitives are very doubtful of their own powers, of the reliability of their own powers.
For instance, Geller will not perform if he feels hostility from the audience. If he were a performer who was being paid, he might feel that he needed a few appurtenances (props) to make it work so this curious association between various forms of magicianship with sensitive behaviour occurs in many parts of the world. It doesn’t mean that the sensitive does not believe in his powers. It does mean he doesn’t trust them very thoroughly, and he feels that certain conditions could disrupt them.”
“The evidence based on metallurgical analysis of fractured surfaces (produced by Geller) indicates that a paranormal influence must have been operative in the formation of the fractures.”
Dr Wilbur Franklin (Physics Department, Kent State University – U.S.A.)
“We have observed certain phenomena with the subjects [including Geller] for which we have no scientific explanation. “
“As a result of Geller’s success in this experimental period, we consider that he has demonstrated his paranormal, perceptual ability in a convincing and unambiguous manner.”(The results of these experiments were published in the respected British journal Nature,Vol. 251, No. 5).
Dr Harold Puthoff and Russell Targ (Stanford Research Institute – California, U.S.A.)
“Laser physicists Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff of Menlo Park’s Stanford Research Institute admit their kind of research invites chicanery and trickery. They have taken special precautions, they said, to conduct the Stanford Research experiments under doubly strict laboratory conditions.”
“Under these conditions, they said, no magician has beenable to duplicate through trickery the psychic feat performed by Geller and others. Some won’t even try.“
Los Angeles Times, Monday July 28, 1975
“Based on preliminary investigations of Uri, I cannot establish fraud. The powers of this man are a phenomenon which theoretical physics cannot yet explain.”
Dr Friedbert Karger (Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Munich, Germany)
“Geller asked me to put my hand over a spoon supplied by me, we could all see the spoon clearly. Geller then put his own hand over mine and began concentrating. It was just as he stopped that we all saw the handle of the spoon begin to distort.”
Dr Edward W Bastin (Holds doctorate degrees in both physics and mathematics. He won an Isaac Newton studentship to Cambridge University, and for a time was visiting fellow at Stanford University, California)
“The bends in metal objects (made by Geller) could not have been made by ordinary manual means.”
Dr Albert Ducrocq (Telemetry Laboratory, Foch Hospital Suren, France)
“The Geller method of breaking is unlike anything described in the (metallurgical) literature, from fatigue fractures at-195 degrees to brittle fractures at +600 degrees C. Why is metal bending important? Simply because we do not understand it.”
Prof. John Hasted (Professorof Physics Birkbeck College, University of London, England)
“I have failed to conceive of any means of deception in the static PK tests with Geller, nor have magicians I have consulted.”
William E. Cox (Institute of Parapsychology, Durham,North Carolina – U.S.A.)
“Metal objects were bent or divided (by Geller) in circumstances such as to prove conclusively … that the phenomena were genuine and paranormal.”
Dr A. R. G. Owen (New Horizons Research Foundation,Toronto, Ontario – Canada)
“Thereis no logical explanation for what Geller did here. But I don’t think logic is what necessarily makes new inroads inscience.”
Dr Thomas Coohill (Western Kentucky University, PhysicsDept., Bowling Green, Kentucky – U.S.A.)
“The Geller Effect is one of those “para” phenomena which changed the world of physics. What the most outstanding physicists of the last decades of this century could grasp only as theoretical implication, Uri brought as fact into everyday life..”
Dr. Walter A. Frank (Bonn University – Germany)
“I have conducted research on Mr. Geller at Freiburg University’s laboratory. The results substantiated and proved my conviction and belief in his powers of metal bending. I have written extensively about his psychokinetic powers in my book Our Sixth Sense 1982 “
Prof. Dr. Hans Bender (Freiburg University – Germany)
” I tested Uri myself under laboratory-controlled conditions and saw with my own eyes the bending of a key which was not touched by Geller at any time. There was a group of people present during the experiment who all witnessed the key bending in eleven seconds to an angle of thirty degrees. Afterwards we tested the key in a scientific laboratory using devices such as electron microscopes and X-rays and found that there was no chemical, manual or mechanical forces involved in the bending of the key.”
Professor Helmut Hoffmann (Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Vienna, Austria)
“Through intense concentration, Uri was able to bend a 3/8″ cold rolled steel bar under controlled conditions, as he rubbed the topof it with his forefinger. I was sitting very close to him during this experiment. On another occasion, a radish seedsprouted and grew 1/2″ as he held it in his hand. I watched this very closely as well. ”
Jean Millay PhD. (Saybrook Institute U.S.A.)
“Uri is extraordinarily gifted in telepathy.”
Professor Erich Mittennecker (Professor of Psychology,University of Graz, Austria)
“Uri was tested in my laboratory at UCLA. During the experimentsin Kirlian photography and after hundreds of trials, he produced three extraordinary photographs in which flashes of energy were clearly visible.What wonderfully welcome sights they were! I have also tested Uri’s watch-fixing and metal-bending abilities. He has demonstrated these to me under controlled scientific conditions, in a most convincing manner”.
Dr. Thelma Moss (Professor of psychology at UCLA and one of the first U.S. researchers to experiment with Kirlian photography – U.S.A.)
“Uribent a strong heat-treated alloy bar held by myself and my assistant at each end. There was absolutely no pressure exerted by Uri while the bar was bending. All the controlled experiments I conducted with Uri have been described in Scienceset Avenir, No. 345, pp. 1108-1113.”
Professor Charles Crussard (Professor of Metallurgy, School of Mines, Paris, and Scientific Director of Pecheney, France)
“I put the spoon that Uri bent into my pocket and kept checking it every 3-4 minutes. It gradually bent to about 90 degrees in 15 minutes while in my own possession with no-one around me. The spoon was later examined by electron beam scattering. In my opinion, shared by my physicist colleagues, the phenomenon cannot be induced by our present laboratory means. It cannot be explained with our present knowledge.”
Professor George Egeyly (Physicist, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Central Research Institute for Physics, Budapest – Hungary)
“Your coming to the University of California, Berkeley and conducting your demonstrations was instrumental in setting up the conditions for me to bring together the group of forty physicists to start and conduct the Fundamental ‘Fysiks’ Laboratory that met weekly from 1974 to 1979. The purpose of the FFL was to explore the nature of reality and the use of physical models to explain the space-time attributes of consciousness and remote connection models of Bell’s Theorem. The key is that psychokinesis and psi in general, related powers of the mind, can be studied with the scientific method and you have had a key influence on scientists in their research and knowledge of PK and you have been instrumental in getting people to explore the power of the mind. The purpose of life, and scientific exploration is to learn what is.”
Dr Elizabeth A. Rauscher (Theoretical physicist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley -U.S.A.)
“Science is at last recognising that quantum mechanics and relativity do predict some form of information laws, which may go a long way towards explaining the effects surrounding Uri , one of the most powerful men alive today.”
D. Robertson BSc. (Physicist and metal bending researcher-England)
Professor Victor Weisskopf physicist who studied under Niels Bohrr worked on the A bomb and over saw the development of European atom smashers.
“I was shocked and amazed how Mr Geller bent my office key at MIT while I was holding it. The sturdy key kept bending in my hand; I can not explain this phenomenon I can only assume that it could relate to quantum chromo dynamics”.
“Uri, as a psychic genius, has been able to demonstratethe repeatability of controlled scientific psychic experiments.Thereby he has proved the reality of psychic phenomena (such as telekinesis, clairvoyance and telepathy).”
Professor P. Plum, MD (Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, University of Copenhagen, former chairman of the Danish Medical Research Council – Denmark)
“In our presence and in the presence of numerous eye-witnesses, Uri demonstrated the following telekinetic effects: he bent at our request metal keys and teaspoons, the spoonsbending to an angle of 90 degrees over a period of five minutes after his influence had been exerted on them. Before the eyes of those present he germinated a radish seed to a small sprout in 8 minutes. He reproduced target pictures exactly to the nearest millimetre (square, triangle with a dot in the centre, etc.) and also wiped the information from an IBM cassette. He also correctly described a dome-shaped building that formerly stood in the Moscow river basin, the destruction of which was linked to the name of Stalin.”
Professor V. G. Lukes (Director of the Ministry of Health Protection of the Russian Federation, Institute of Traditional Medicine, Moscow – Russia)
A. A. Karpeyev (Deputy Director)
R. Yu. Volkov (Department Head)
A. P. Dubrov (Chief Scientific Collaborator)
“The telepathy experiment was conducted under the following conditions; there were 6 people in the laboratory; 2 engineers from the factory that makes thermography (they are both graduates of Tokyo Denki University), 2 student assistants, myself and Mr. Geller. Under no circumstances could Mr. Geller have seen my drawing before the experiment was all over. Only after Mr.Geller drew the image that he received was my drawing revealed”.
Professor Yoshio Machi (Dept.of Electronics, Tokyo Denki University – Japan)
“Ihave had more than fifty years experience with psychics and would-be psychics. From having observed Geller bend a volunteered latchkey under excellent conditions, and from having studied Mr. Geller’s record of tests under various auspices, I have not the slightest doubt that his psychicabilities are genuine.”
Jule Eisenbud M.D. (Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center- U.S.A.)
“TheYale key at no time left our sight from the moment it was removed from the key ring and placed on the typewriter frame to the time when the splined end had bent upwards. Our attention was not distracted and the key was not altered in position, accidentally or otherwise. We were all looking carefully for magician’s tricks and there were none. Everything occurred exactly as I have described. As a result of this personally witnessed experiment in clear unequivocal conditions I am able to state with confidence my view that Mr Geller has genuine psychic capability. ”
Prof. Arthur Ellison (Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering, City University London – England)
“I have personally witnessed and experienced on two occasions the metal bending abilities of Uri Geller. These experiments were conducted under rigorous laboratory conditions. In these two experiments the thick steel rod I was holding and observing carefully bent, and continued to bend, in my own hand. One rod bent to 90 degrees during a period of approximately six minutes while I was holding it. The other steel rod bent after Uri stroked it and continued bending on a glass table without anyone touching it. The steel rods were provided by myself. I consider the Geller effect to be a phenomenon which should be studied seriously by science. ”
“A scientist would have to be either massively ignorant or a confirmed bigot to deny the evidence that the human mind can make connection with space, time and matter in ways which have nothing to do with the ordinary senses. Further, he cannot deny that these connections are compatible with current thinking in physics, and may in the future become accepted as a part of an extended science in which the description ‘paranormal’ no longer applies, and can be replaced by ‘normal’.”
Dr. Kit Pedler, (Head of the Electron Microscopy department,University of London:)
“Everything worked, I don’t understand it. However, I can not say I accept his powers in toto. It would be accepting his theories against all the proven theories of science.”
Professor J. Juritz, (Head of the department of physics, University of Cape Town:)
“Uri is genuine. I have been prepared to accept mental telepathy but his metal bending has me foxed. ”
Mr Michael Hamerton, (Engineer, department of physics,University of Cape Town:)
“I do not understand. What has happened today has left me completely mystified. ”
Dr Wynchank, (department of physics, University of Cape Town:)
“It is not easy to explain how Uri has changed my life. As an author, psychologist and scientist, I am keenly aware of his appearance on the world scene caused a revolution in the fields of quantum physics and consciousness. Uri as a light giver, is telling us to wake up our minds to the great abundance we have inside. If there is more to life than the visible world, then it is through Uri and others like him that the world opens up to the greater dimension of untapped possibilities. He is a living symbol of the potential future evolution of the human race. ”
Marc Seifer PhD. (Psychology Lecturer, New York, Authorof over 70 publications – U.S.A.)
“I am a Psychiatrist with 30 years clinical experience, a conjurer with a wide knowledge of “magic” and someone who has investigated paranormal phenomena and found them wanting in the past.
Uri gave me demonstration of spoon bending. I could find no evidence of trickery nor the use of gimmicks. The fact that the spoon continued bending after he had handed it to me, for my mind, puts the event beyond rational explanation be it scientific or a feat of conjuring. He also demonstrated two examples of thought transference first accurately reproducing a geometric figure I had drawn and second and perhaps more significantly transmitting to me a figure and a colour.
As a life long sceptic I must record my total astonishment at these feats and testify my witness to a truly inexplicable and unique phenomenon. ”
Dr. Lawrence Ratna (Consultant Psychiatrist – England)
“I held a heavy key between my thumb and forefinger. The key began to bend – too slightly to be perceptible – after Geller rubbed it lightly with one finger. The key was then placed on the desk and it continued to bend slowly for several minutes until it reached about a 20-degree angle. There was no obvious way the key I supplied could have been switched. Geller had no chance (by slight of hand or other trickery) to bend the key by force. And he didn’t have a laser up his sleeve, assome have suggested. ”
Dr. Robert J. Trotter (Science News vol 104 USA)
“What I saw Geller do in the laboratory was a truly mind-blowing experience. . . He manifests an extreme case of some unusual power, capacity or energy, which I believe is genuine”
“Personally, I can tell you that I consider what I saw with you as truly mind-blowing experiences which cannot be overlooked and should certainly be made common knowledge once we have established it.”
Zvi Bentwich MD (Background in the fields of medicine & immunology – KAPLAN HOSPITAL; Affiliated to the Medical School of the Hebrew Universityand Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel. These tests were conducted at the Weizmann institute in Rehovot.)
“Uri Geller knows the power of thought and has been both courageous and generous in demonstrating and sharing the fruits of that knowledge with millions around the world. His persistent light has brightened a dark era (thankfully now coming to a close) in which “scientific” orthodoxy became so immersed in matter as to lose sight of mind.”
Neville Hodgkinson, former social policy correspondent, The Times, and medical and science correspondent, The Sunday Times, London. Author, Will To Be Well – the Real Alternative Medicine (Hutchinson, 1984), and AIDS:The Failure of Contemporary Science (Fourth Estate, 1994).
“I have always felt that you are able to perform the phenomena ascribed to you, at least under favourable conditions, and was happy with your success at the November conference inSeattle.”
WILLIAM A. TILLER Ph.D., Professor. Stanford University, Department of materials science and engineering.
“Attempts made to replicate this type of fracture in conventional ways were unsuccessful.
ANTON WEST, Ph.D., Expert in fracture of materials, Department of Materials science and engineering Stanford University California:
Uri with Brian Josephson
Brian Josephson, Welsh born physicist shared the Nobel Prizefor Physics in 1973 for his discovery of the Josephson effect.
“I think Uri is a magician, but I don’t particularly believe that he is using trickery. I believe there are psychic abilities.They don’t accord with any science we have at the moment, but maybe some future science will back them up with theories.”
Brian Josephson, Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics, 1973.
General remarks on PK by scientists
MARSHALL GILULA, MD., Coconut Grove, Florida, Psychiatrist and Neurologist:
“Validation techniques in the PK area are complicated with curious paranormal phenomena and psychological elements of human beings.”
PROF. J. B. HASTED, Physicist, Birkbeck College, University of London:
“PK may have practical application for healing. Because of its unpredictability it will need to be an adjunct to orthodox treatment.”
STANLEY KRIPPNER, Ph.D., Humanistic Psychology Institute, San Francisco, California:
“Muchis to be learned, and perhaps a better understanding of psychokinesis would be one more piece of the jig-saw puzzle in the understanding of the complexities of the mind.
M. J. MARTIN, M.D., Rochester, Minnesota, Psychiatrist:
“When a young child shows musical or athletic promise, we have an extensive and integrated system of family support, peer support, role models and institutional encouragement. It is my hope that we will develop extensive cultural programs for the cultivation of psychic abilities and their practical application in areas of benefit to humanity. . .if humanity survives, such a development is inevitable.”
JEFFREY MISHLOVE, Ph.D., John F. Kennedy University:
“The average human being uses only 10 percent of his mental capacity…”
DR WILLIAM JAMES (considered the father of modern psychology)
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Journalist Bernard Levin CBE, “I believe in your powers”
Quotes from other significant sources
ON 19/9/01 I tuned into the Spanish television programme “Tiempoal Tiempo” and had the marvellous experience of placing a teaspoon on the television set. Following your instructions the spoon jumped from the set and remained in the direction of the screen. I was surprised and after this experience no doubts about your mental powers remained to me. Famous Spanish Painter Anthoni Marsal
Joyce Jillson – Astrologer who was linked with the White House, “Uri’s powers are awesome, I have experienced them myself.
Describing Uri , the late Jack Paar, host of the ‘Tonight’ Show:
Uri was one of the most amazing interviewees I ever had.
Read excerpts from Thomas Bearden’s book ‘Excalibur Briefing’ for a physicist’s perspective of The Geller Effect
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas E. Bearden (US Army, Retired) Ph.D., was formerly senior scientist and department manager of a major aerospace company where he directed the design and production of expert systems (artificial intelligence) applications for the US Army command and control systems.
From the Times, Higher Education 2002, Book Review of ‘The MindMade Flesh: Essays from the Frontiers of Psychology and Evolution’, by Nicholas Humphrey of the London School of Economics, as reviewed by Keith Sutherland:
“One of his special gifts is in the imaginative reconstruction of past minds via the medium of the historical record and through modern parallels. Examples in this book include an attempt to understand the miracles and psychology of Jesus via a comparison with Uri Geller; a claim that Palaeolithic man was autistic (by comparing cave paintings with the work of autistic savant Nadia); and an attempt to understand the minds of medieval jurists via the records of animal trials and executions. All fascinating stuff, and Humphrey’s reconstructions are often very persuasive.”
Describing the powers of Uri Geller Dayan Gavriel Krausz said:”God gave us powers we do not understands. Healers have powers in their hands which can miraculously heal people with invisible energies; it is one of the mysteries of the world.” RT.REV. HUGH MONTEFIORE We have heard some very interesting things. I particularly want to thank Uri Geller for being so honest. Who would have thought that he started his career when drinking soup at the age of four? Who would have thought that he was once a male model? And to send a woman Prime Minister to the loo and to be commended by her. We had a woman Prime Minister who referred to me as “That perfectly dreadful man in Birmingham.” How different from Israel! What moved me most about this very interesting book was that when Uri Geller used his psi ability for self-aggrandisement, it nearly sent him around the bend. He spoke about his fear of committing suicide. This is a gift of God. Now he uses it to help others, including at a children’s hospital. That is surely the best use. I am very grateful to him for making that point and for explaining how the extraordinary powers that some people have, but most do not, can be used. We have all heard Uri Geller. No doubt we have all seen him on television. But to see him in the flesh and to hear him speak so honestly about his life has been an experience for all of us.
Sir David Frost OBE
“In all the years I have known Uri – and we first met in the early 1970’s – I have been fascinated by his astonishing powers and the way they have excited the imagination of people the world over. Recently we worked together on television again and I was thrilled by the way a whole new generation of viewers responded to Uri’s extraordinary psychic talents.”
JudgeH. Lee Holden
“I was a Judge for many years in the United States and learned, from handling tens of thousands of cases, how to observe accurately, pay close attention to detail and to know when someone was not being honest in their words and actions.”
“When I first met Uri Geller over 25 years ago, I was as skeptical about his powers as anyone could be. After I observed him using the powers he posses, I realized he was 100% real. From bending spoons and keys, to sprouting seed, in his hand, to reading the minds of many of my friends he demonstrated an amazing and genuine gift. Most importantly my family and I began to practice and study what Uri had to say. Our lives changed dramatically and many “miracles” began to occur in our lives. Our dream of one day creating a family business, where we could all work together, is now a reality. Our books, videos, the products we have invented and the workshops that we conduct on the powers of the mind, body, and spirit have been greatly influenced by Uri Geller.”
URI GELLER CONFOUNDS HIGH-IQ SOCIETY
Mensa, the High IQ Society of Great Britain recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary. With over 100 events staged in just 5 days, MBM was asked to provide a selection of guest speakers and lecturers. We were delighted to arrange a visit by Uri Geller who dumbfounded society members by the use of his Mindpowers. In addition to his inimitable spoon bending, he caused compass needles to move, seemingly without reason, and seeds to germinate in the palm of his hand. Just as amazing, spoons and keys continued to bend after he put them down. How did he perform those astonishing feats? Well despite a camera projecting his actions onto a large screen, even an audience of some of the most intelligent brains in Britain couldn’t work that one out.
Captain Pat O’Sullivan – 1998,
The Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment England
“I have invited Uri Geller to our base and witnessed him bend a thick spoon that we provided, in front of dozens of people. What was truly amazing is the fact that the spoon continued to bend after leaving Uri’s hands.
Having been of a skeptical nature, I now believe that the human mind is capable of extraordinary accomplishments.”
Captain Red Blake FRAeS – 1999
Uri visited the flight deck today (1st October1999) on his way to see Michael Jackson in New York. We talked for some time about people’s perception of his remarkable abilities. Although viewed as Mystic or Magician, the co-pilot and I were impressed at his technical knowledge and found his own explanation had a significant scientific bias. He picked up an item of cutlery from a meal tray and within thirty seconds it had bent through 30°. He passed it back and I left it on the tray, where, during the next two minutes it bent a further 60° (as we watched). No one touched it. He also attempted to ‘guess’ a simplistic picture drawn on a piece of paper out of his view. Both of us thought of the picture – and incredibly he reproduced it exactly. Not only was the image correct, but it’s shape was the same size to within a millimetre. When you see this done ‘for real’ – you have to “believe what you see”. Capt. Red Blake FRAeS
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Jaime Licauco, Philippines, 2005 – Inquirer News Service:
“Uri Geller, a former Israeli paratrooper and entertainer, can bend metal spoons, coins and keys with his mind through telekinesis. He is also able to accelerate the biological process and make radish seeds sprout within minutes using only his mind. I saw him do this in Dusseldorf, Germany, in 1994. It was rather amazing!”
Dr. Desmond Morris, a world-renowned author, anthropologist and painter:
“The power that you have throws up some fascinating questions about the evolution of these special forces you are using, and I think that what we have to do is start looking at it in a new evolutionary way, so that we can understand whether it had some hidden un-thought function before there was worked metal. Maybe this is the way we found iron ore in the first place? Maybe human beings have a homing ability, maybe this is actually related to the homing abilities which rely on our response to magnetic forces?”
Riz Khan. A renowned and respected news anchor for BBC Radio and Television, and for BBC World Service News and CNN.
I’ve done more than 10,000 interviews since I started out as a journalist, and I was particularly lucky to have a huge list of significant interviewees over the years, from the Dalai Lama, and Nelson Mandela, to Antonio Banderas, and paranormalist, Uri Geller (still one of my favourites with his spoon-bending and demonstrations of mind-power!).
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“There is no spoon!”
“The world needs your amazing talents. I need them”
“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.”
Tannens Magic Blog
“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
“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”