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New Year is a fantastic time to activate your psychic energy. It’s a time when your heart and mind are eager to seize hnyflower1headon positive images. That’s the time to make maximum use of your psi-power. Here’s a great New Year’s resolution you can adopt: “I am going to be open to new ideas, new opportunities and new friends in 2003!” You’ll be amazed how good things flow from your positive new frame of mind.

These are my New Year’s resolutions:
Keep laughing and smiling; Learn more about ethical investments; Be open to every idea, however outrageous; Listen more than I talk.
The biggest challenge is the last one. But in 2003, I pledge to keep my ears as open as my mind!
Happy New Year to all readers of this page.

Psychic Challenge

Let’s have a seasonal psychic challenge! I want to try something
I have never attempted on this page before – telepathic tasting! Just close
your eyes and imagine something delicious and Christmassy on your taste buds. Now look at the pictures: What am I eating? Is it 1. Christmas pudding 2. Christmas cake 3. Mulled wine 4. Mince pie

When you can taste the answer send your vote.

Results next week !

Psychic Challenge

Which of these distinctive voices am I beaming out to you this week ?

1. Winston Churchill, Tony Blair, Stephen Fry, Laurence Olivier.

Last week, one in three callers correctly guessed that I was transmitting Winston Churchill’s distinctive voice.

Psychic Challenge
This week I want to explore my
theory further and prove that it’s even easier to send music by telepathy than it is to transmit images.
All the classic tests of extra-sensory perception use images, such as the famous stars, circles and squares used on Zener cards. But what the scientists often forget is that ESP in the real world is usually focused on sound, not sight.
A spoken phrase or an unexpected noise is more likely to trigger deja-vu than
anything I see. And my memory is very much affected by sound, especially music – a snatch of song or a few notes half-heard on the radio can whisk my mind back to a long-forgotten incident, so vividly that I almost relive it. Today I’ll be humming a tune again – but this time it is a classical melody rather than a pop song. Study the four faces pictured. One of the pictures should immediately trigger a melody in your mind.
If you are on my wavelength, you should sense the same tune that.


25 per cent of you rightly picked The Queen. And, interestingly, 29 per cent selected Marilyn Monroe. Thatcher and Dietrich scored 23 per cent each.

Psychic Challenge
THIS week there are TWO chances to win in my Psychic Challenge. You can test
the power of colour – in black and white!
See if you can tune in to which of the four colours – Pink, Blue, Yellow or
Orange – I am trying to transmit.
Look at each word in turn and imagine the colour that it suggests. You can
also try my dowsing test too – and hold your hand over each word in turn as
you imagine those colours at their most intense. If you feel a burst of heat
or a tingle in your palm, that should be the colour I am trying to transmit.

We had a phenomenal response to my Psychic Challenge last week, with nearly
40 per cent of callers correctly divining that I was thinking of the colour
orange. I believe colours are very easy to transmit, because they make a
vivid impression on the mind.XXXX Earl, of Gillingham, Kent, was one of two winners last week. XXXX says: “I tried dowsing, exactly as Uri said, and held my hand over each
colour in turn. When my hand passed over the word ‘orange’ I felt a heat on
my hand. It was absolutely amazing.”
The other winner was xxxx Lomax, of Higher Tranmere, Cheshire.

Psychic Challenge
So this week I’m making it harder for you! Here
are pictures of four black-and-white animals! Hold the palm of your hand
above each in turn: when you feel a tingle of electricity or a burst of heat,
you should have found the one that’s in my mind. This ‘dowsing’ is perhaps
the easiest psychic talent of all. There is no prize this week, save the
satisfaction of knowing just how psychic you truly are. I would to record the
number of votes for each of the images. When you feel you know which animal image I am transmitting, call the number
underneath the relevant picture.

1. Zebra 2. Dalmatian 3. Magpie 4. Penguin

Last week’s result: 1. Zebra (22%); 2. Dalmatian (34%); 3. Magpie (18%); 4.
Penguin (26%)

WHAT a fantastic response to our new-look Psychic Challenge last week! One in every three callers correctly guessed that I was transmitting a black
and white image of a Dalmatian. By itself, such a result is excellent, as
chance would suggest just one in four callers would get the correct answer.
But when we look at this result as the latest in a string of amazing correct
results from Mirror readers it is more phenomenal proof that you really can
tap into your own innate psychic ability – if only you can relax enough to
let it happen.

Psychic Challenge

Today, I am asking you to let your ‘inner-child’ help you discover your psychic power.

Here are pictures of four classic children’s TV characters!

[1. A Clanger 2. Bagpuss 3. Postman Pat 4. A Teletubby

Now, try to empty your mind of any pressing problems for just a minute or two. Then hold
the palm of your hand above each image in turn to see if you can pick up the
burst of psychic energy I transmitted as I wrote these words. I will continue
to transmit my chosen character’s image at periods throughout today. When you
feel a tingle of electricity or a burst of heat, you should have found the
one that’s in my mind. Don’t just guess. If you feel nothing, try again, and
try to relax as much as you can. This method is called ‘dowsing’ and I
believe everyone has the ability to discover this gift within themselves.
When you feel you know which character I am transmitting, call the number
underneath the relevant picture.

Last week’s Psychic Challenge conjured up one of the oddest results ever. It
was normal! What I mean is that the responses were close to what probability
would suggest. And anyone who has been following our experiment will know how
rare that is. I was thinking of number 1, a Clanger which 27 per cent of
callers guessed. But the second choice, Bagpuss, attracted 28 per cent of
votes. Postman Pat and the Teletubby managed 21 and 22 per cent of votes
This result may have had less to do with telepathy than the powerful strength
of childhood memories. Perhaps the little kid in us doesn’t always want to be
telepathic, it only want to put in a vote for its favourite character. Or we
could just be a nation of cat-lovers!

Psychic Challenge
I would like to test your psychic test of smell…
Many clairvoyants never “see” spirits – they hear their voices. Think about
how we traditionally imagine ghosts: they have misty, indistinct shapes, but
the noises they make come through loud and clear!
Have you ever found yourself thinking of a loved relative, and sensed their
presence so strongly you could smell their favourite soap or catch a waft of
their favourite tipple? My father died a quarter of a century ago, but
sometimes I sense his spirit… and distinctly smell his aftershave! In my kitchen today, I will have a bowl filled with one of the four foods
pictured: 1. Chopped onions; 2. Strong grated cheese; 3. Crushed garlic or 4.
Curry powder
Every so often, I’m going to take a long breath and let my head fill with the
powerful aroma – and send it telepathically to you.
Can you pick up the scent? When you feel you know, call the number underneath
the relevant picture.

Last week: 1. Onions (38%); 2. Cheese (20%); 3. Garlic (21%); 4. Curry (21%).

We achieved a remarkable result last week when I set a very smelly psychic
challenge and asked you to name the scent I was sending telepathically.
Nearly four out of every ten callers correctly psychically smelt chopped
onions (Option 1) which I was transmitting.
That is a stupendous result – way, way beyond what chance would suggest –
and further evidence that these psychic tests work best when the outer senses
and the inner senses are working in harmony.
I am convinced that our extra-sensory perception is even sharper with sounds
and smells than it is with visual signals. When your intuition contacts you,
it will often be in sounds, not images. Think of that “small, still voice of
conscience” – it’s not a “big, colourful picture of conscience,” is it?

Psychic Challenge
Many people who had no idea they were psychic have taken decisions that
changed or saved their lives because they “heard a voice” – most commonly a
warning from a loved one who has passed over.
And what about people who bravely follow a religious vocation? Nobody ever
“ saw the photo of God” – instead they “heard the call of God”! So this week’s challenge is audio-friendly. Pictured are four famous
1. Paul McCartney 2. Elton John 3 Bob Dylan 4. John Lennon.

I will be humming a tune by one of them throughout the day. Look
at the pictures and let your mind relax. Each of the photos should trigger
songs in your head. But I will be thinking of only one tune all day. Usually
I suggest dowsing to help you discover the correct answer. Dowsing works, but
music can also send a shiver up your spine or down the backs of your arms. If
you get either of those signals, the chances are that you really have tuned
in to me today.
When you feel you know, call the number underneath the relevant picture.

Last week’s result: 1 Paul McCartney (19%); 2 Elton John (27%); 3 Bob Dylan
(10%); 4 John Lennon (44%)
I asked for a big result last week – and wow! You delivered it. One of our
best-ever responses, with an amazing 44 per cent of all callers correctly
tuning in to the music power of John Lennon.
I was transmitting his classic hit, Imagine.

Whenever I see Lulu, she looks younger and more energetic that ever.

She’s a tiny woman but she packs a psychic punch like Lennox Lewis. We met in London lulu
the other day, for the opening of Kelly Hoppen’s new store.
As soon as I heard Lulu’s buoyant voice – “Darling!” – I knew my mental
batteries were going to be supercharged. And I was right, because you can’t
be with this woman for even a few seconds without feeling that the world is a
brighter place. People always laugh when she’s around: she energises
everybody with a frivolous spirit. There is no doubt in my mind that this is
why Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley love working with Lulu on Absolutely
Fabulous! When I asked her, teasingly, how she managed to stay in such
fantastic shape, she told me in two words: “Positive thinking.” And she’s
the high-energy proof that we really can live happier, more fulfilling lives
if we simply tackle everything in a positive frame of mind. Being positive is all about seeing the best in everyone and everything. Find
the sunshine in whatever you do, and greet everyone with a happy face. It’s
amazing how the positive energy which you radiate is reflected back tenfold,
repaying you for your smiles.
Some people scoff when I say I believe that positive thinking can actually
help to keep our bodies healthy. When I look at Lulu and laugh with her, I am
certain I am right.

Hundreds of emails and letters have flooded into my office since the BBC screened my biography, Reputations – and almost all are focused on one brief incident in the show: the 11:11 synchronicity.

I was explaining to the interviewer how the number 11 recurs not only in my life but in the lives of millions who are 11-o'clockin tune with their psychic energy. Instants later I turned round and saw a digital clock was flashing up 11:11.
That’s much more than coincidence – it’s synchronicity, the term coined by Carl Jung to describe moments when the whole universe seems to work in harmony.
So many of you were astonished to discover that 11:11 was significant for me, because the number keeps appearing in your own lives. Here’s what one young woman named Ria told me: “Nearly every time I check the time, it always seems to be 11 minutes past the hour. My mum says it’s a coincidence but it has got to the stage now where I need answers. Every time I see 8.11 or 9.11 on the clock my heart momentarily stops as I register yet again that the number 11 is trying to feature in my daily life.”
Don’t be alarmed: this isn’t scary. I believe the number 11 acts as a portal to higher consciousness – be aware of all those synchronicities and you will start to be more aware of your psi-energy. Think of it as a cosmic wake-up call.

Silly Science

Silly me! Two weeks ago I declared in the Mirror that most scientists were deluding no one but themselves with their hawkingnonsensical fairy tales – and now the World’s Greatest Scientist, Professor Stephen Hawking, has gone and disproved the existence of God.
That does leave me looking a little stupid, doesn’t it? Hawking’s theory is all to do with the Fifth Dimension, which sounds
like a bad Seventies dance troupe, but is actually a serious mathematical concept.
We all know the three dimensions – length, breadth, depth – and Dr Who fans will remember that the fourth dimension is Time. So what’s the Fifth? The Fifth Dimension is a kind of hyperspace, which we puny humans cannot sense. It’s where Hawking’s famous Big Bang began.
The universe, says the Prof, exploded out of the Fifth Dimension. I expect this explains all sorts of things. The Fifth Dimension is where odd socks and Biros vanish to; it’s where George W. Bush’s extra votes came from; it’s where Roy Keane keeps his
Obviously, there’s no need for God when we’ve got the Fifth Dimension. It’s invisible, it’s all around us and we must accept the
word of High Priest Hawking that it is there at all – sounds like a typical tinpot cult guru’s deity to me.
As most people who have real religious convictions know, God is not ‘invisible’. We don’t have to take anybody’s word for God’s existence – we sense the force of universal love in everything we do, say and experience.
However, if you fancy cheating in this week’s Psychic Challenge, just take a peek into the Fifth Dimension. I’ve hidden the
answer there.


Last week’s column drew my biggest ever mailbag – including many emails from angry readers who insisted my darwinclaims about an ancient map were ‘unscientific’. I can tolerate the current vogue for worshipping scientists, until people start pretending that science ‘proves’ that God does not exist.

There is a growing core of dangerous fundamentalists who preach the doctrine of Darwin and deny the spiritual aspect in everything. Evolution is all, they insist. Then they start spouting a creation myth called the Big Bang that any child will instantly see to be utter tosh.

This is how it goes:

“Once upon a time all the energy and atoms in the universe were crammed together into a speck so small it was much tinier than

even one atom. This speck exploded, and all the universe poured out and rushed away in every direction, faster than the speed of light “The universe gelled into stars and planets, and blobs of life bubbled up out of nowhere. The blobs were very small, but every generation got bigger and stronger, so that eventually the blobs had astoundingly complex minds, and morals, and spirits … except for the blobs that became trees, or birds, or just stayed as blobs.”

It’s nonsense. It’s sheer hogwash. It’s quackery. And it’s a serious case of the Emperor’s New Clothes, because anyone who dares point out that Darwinists are charlatans is at risk of virulent ridicule.

Of one thing I am certain: in 20 years the barmy Big Bang theory will have been replaced by some other scientific theory that will be even madder.

120 million years BC

An extraordinary map discovered by Russian archaeologists appears to prove an intelligent civilisation visited Earth din120 million years ago, when dinosaurs still roamed the planet.

Professor Alexandr Chuvyrov of Bashkir State University uncovered the stone slab, which he calls the Map of the Creator, as he searched for traces of prehistoric human migrations from China.

The map is a 3D aerial photograph of the mountains around what is now Ufa, a city 60 miles east of the Urals in the Russian Federation’s state of Bashkortostan. Modern maps of such accuracy, the professor insists, are possible only with satellite technology. The relief has not been manually made by an ancient stonecutter. It is simply impossible. It is obvious the stone was machined.” he map reveals a giant irrigation system, with 12 dams each 10km across. No trace of the earthworks now remains, and no known ancient civilisation could have created either the dams or the map itself.

The stone itself is up to half a billion years old Radiocarbonic analysis and uranium chronometer scanning appear to show the carving was made 120 million years ago. hat figure turns everything we know about prehistory inside-out. Dinosaurs were not wiped out until 65 million years ago.

No serious scientist currently bleieves humans co-existed with dinosaurs So what civilisation was capable of Space Age cartography and ndustrial irrigation projects? I believe it could not have been human.

Art of the possible

bonoSome things cannot be changed, can they? You’ll never be ten years younger than you are today; I won’t ever levitate, and there will always be millions of families in the world’s poorest countries who don’t have enough to feed their children.

“Cannot be changed”? Hold on! There are a few people – insanely stubborn, furiously zealous – who insist on turning these

negatives inside out. I have boundless admiration for Bono, the Irish singer who is using his international megastardom as a weapon in the crusade against poverty and starvation.

By the sheer force of his belief in justice and morality, Bono has forced world leaders from George Bush to the Pope to rethink

their complacency about starvation. Bono has just returned from a triumphant mission to Washington where President Bush pledged five billion dollars for aid.

Bono doesn’t care whose arm he has to twist. “I’d have lunch with Satan if there was so much at stake,” he says, “Millions of lives are being lost for the stupidest of reasons: money.”

That kind of determination is unstoppable. When it hits a reality roadblock … reality has to back down.

We can all learn from Bono’s example. Self-belief is the key.

When you’ve got it, nothing can bar your way. Demonstrate this limitless human power to yourself by declaring, “I am psychic! I can feel the force!” Now tackle the Psychic Challenge – you know you can do it!

And if you want to attempt rejuvenation through Mindpower – you can do that too. As for levitation… who knows what I can do if I really believe?


To sharpen your telepathic prowess, hold a crystal in your hand. The energy field which surrounds and flows throughcrystal007[1] your body will find focus in the geometric perfection of the crystal’s faces When I say that crystal’s are the batteries of the earth, this isn’t some New Age mumbo jumbo. Look inside your digital watch – crystal powers it. That’s why it’s a ‘quartz’ watch. There are crystals in your computer, even crystals in your car. Some scientists believe a spinning crystal forms the Earth’s core. Others have calculated that the universe’s invisible dimensions lie on angled planes which combine into … you guessed it, aninfinite crystal.

Before I send a crystal from my personal collection to a Psychic Challenge reader each week, I energise the stone. I grip it in my fist and imagine energy radiating from my heart, down my arm, into my hand. Within seconds the crystal is hot, sometimes too hot to hold You can try this with any crystal. If yours gets hot too, you possess an energy gift which could be channeled into healing. You may literally have healing hands.


picture possible: Close-up on my eyes

Words come out of your mouth, expressions form on your face. So where do telepathic signals come from? And how do you receive them?

Questions like these could hold the key to show us what telepathy really is and how it works. I’ve always been convinced that it’s a ‘brain thing’ – the signals travel from mind to mind.

Human beings can pick up intuitions with their stomachs (gut reactions) and pour out emotions through their hearts (heart-to-heart) but telepathy is a mental energy. For me it works most strongly when I can gaze into someone’s eyes.

Mystics have always taught that a ‘third eye’ sits between your two ‘seeing’ eyes, just above the bridge of your nose. Stroke

that part of your brow and you will feel your mind slip into a state of relaxed alertness.

Brain scans reveal that most of our conscious thinking is done immediately behind the forehead – and that we experience religious visions there too. I suspect there’s a telepathic transmitter in the grey matter at that point.

Queen Mother

I was standing beside my wife in the bank, thinking about the funeral of the Queen Mother which takes place mumtomorrow.

I had been musing on the mysterious changes which overtake a soul when a human body dies. The Queen Mother, I am certain, has already been reunited with her daughter, Princess Margaret, and with her husband, King George – but until her loved ones, and the whole nation, have bid a fond farewell, I believe this grand lady’s spirit will be lingering on Earth.

WhenI glanced at the computer panel on the back of the cash achine at my elbow, it seemed to carry a cynical, sarcastic message. “END=0” read the display: the end equals zero. Once I had recovered from the surprise of being challenged in philosophical debate by a cash machine, I answered back telepathically. “You’re a machine, a primitive computer. When a human switches you off, that is the end – no memories, no consciousness, nothing.

“But we are immensely complex living creatures, spiritual and emotional beings, alive in ways which a machine could never comprehend. Even when our bodies are switched off, our lives continue on unimaginable paths.”

Perhaps you think I’m slightly barmy to argue with a cash machine. But the machine started it!

It’s easy to prove that humans are intelligent in dimensions a computer cannot reach – just try dowsing for this week’s psychic

challenge. Hold the palm of your hand over each of the four symbols above in turn: when you feel a tingle or a burst of warmth, you’ve

found the right symbol. You can’t do that with a PC!

New baby

My family has been watching the TV news with mounting horror, as events in the Middle East spiral out of control. babyMy wife and I were both born in Israel, and we have many friends – Jews, Christians and Muslims – in the towns and cities worst hit by violence.

The relentless focus on death and destruction provided by news cameras could drive the greatest optimist into fits of despair,

and it is important for us to turn off the coverage frequently and direct our thoughts onto positive targets. Helpless worrying does nobody any good, especially the worrier!

Thankfully, we heard wonderful tidings from Israel when we learned this week that Arab friends have received the gift they had

long prayed for – a baby boy. His name is Hassan, and he is a brother to three angelic little girls. This family are peace-loving, and abhor the violence every bit as much as I do.

Miracles like this happen literally every moment. According to the US Bureau of the Census, more than 250 babies are born

worldwide every minute. That’s 15,000 an hour, 360,000 a day. Every one of them filled with limitless hope and potential.

Baby Hassan is a naturally psychic being – for nine months his eyes have been closed, and his only sensations have been the

warmth and sounds of the mother’s body. Telepathy has been his sole means of communication and, as many mothers will confirm, an unborn child’s telepathic ability can be uncanny.

We all retain that power, but lack of use makes it weak Renew your contact with your own telepathic power right now by

tackling the Psychic Challenge above, and rediscover your inner baby!


On sunny days in springtime my favourite game is cloudbusting. I focus on a cloud and will it to dissolve into the cloudsblue. Not just to blow away, but to evaporate, melt, vanish.

The first time I did this I was a boy, living on a kibbutz in Israel and missing my mum and dad terribly. I remember the rush of joy when the cloud disappeared – it was like a promise of better days to come.

A couple of years ago a music magazine contacted me to help make the sun shine on the Glastonbury Festival – famous for its downpours and quagmires. I spent the whole weekend cloudbusting, and the show enjoyed scorching summer sunshine!

Maybe you think it’s a mad idea, but have a go. It’ll put a smile on your face!

To warm up your psychic sense, try my weekly Challenge. I’m astounded by the accuracy of your responses: last week XX per cent of you received my telepathic signal correctly.

Stare at each sign in turn, and hold your hand above them to pick up a dowser’s signal – a sort of warm electric tingling above the correct symbol. Believe in yourself and the rest will follow naturally.


Picture possible: a model looking relaxed – head back, eyes closed, smilingrelaxing[1]

The best psychic results are always possible when you are relaxed. I know that whenever I have allowed tension to get the better of me – such as during live TV shows when I’ve felt my reputation was on the line – sheer nerves have blocked my powers. But when I’m stretche out in the sunshine, or lounging with friends, I feel invincible.

I want you to imagine you’re outside a restaurant in Rome with the person you love best in the world. The sun is glorious, the world is slipping by and you’re watching the wonderfully stylish Romans as they walk hand in hand or zip past on scooters. There’s a foaming capuccino in front of you and money in your pocket. Pure bliss, marvellous relaxation and alertness.


What a fascinating puzzle! Week after week my psychic challenge generates results which are almost impossible, from the point of view of dull statistics.

On average, all the symbols we’re using ought to be equally popular among all the Mirror readers who are zencardsenthusiastically joining this experiment. The symbols were designed by parapsychology pioneer Karl Zener at Duke University, North Carolina, in the Thirties by the way. They are simple, memorable and totally different from each other.

Every week, I stand beside the waterfall and pool in the Japanese garden behind my home. I’ve filled the water with thousands of crystals. Last week the rain stopped for just long enough to let me focus the experiment at precisely 11am – if it had still been coming down in buckets, I would have retired to the crystal-shaped conservatory to convey my telepathic messages to you.

I hold a copy of the paper in my fist, close my eyes and imagine I am staring down at all of Britain from space. Over that aerial photograph I impose this week’s symbol, burning it into the landscape.

Telepathy 2

Test your telepathy with your partner! Strip to your underwear, and kneel on the floor. Ask him (or her) to bring hishand palm close to the skin on your back, without touching you. Close your eyes, and try to sense the presence of his hand with your skin. Tell him to move it away and back again.

You could ‘feel’ it as feel an amazing, electric tingling. If your partner moves his hand in a slow circle, you’ll sense that too, at the top of your spine, or the base, or on one side.

Now swap places; let your partner decide when your hand is close to him. You could feel a powerful warmth radiating from your palm. Try lifting both hands above your partner’s shoulders – a psychic massage can be better than yoga.Warning: This game can create deep feelings of emotional and spiritual intimacy. Which may lead places …

Telepathy 3

Lots of you were only too eager to follow my instructions last week and get your clothes off for some ‘naked dalitelepathy’! You sent me mountains of email, and I’m delighted that so many of you experienced such dramatic results.

I know you are a truly psychic bunch, because the response to my challenge to win an ancient crystal has been phenomenal. But did you know crystals can actually be ‘telepathic’? In fact, any object with a rich history can be read like a book, when your mind is tuned in.

This psychic talent is called psychometry. Why not throw a psychometry party, and ask all your friends to each bring a valued object, something with strong sentimental meaning – dad’s old watch, gran’s brooch, a school tie.

Pick up one of these objects, without asking who brought it, and see what impressions flow through your brain. There’s no trick to this – just be open and responsive, and say honestly what comes to mind. Your friends may be astonished at how accurately their history unfolds.

Crystals are energy batteries, and I sometimes get massive telepathic jolts when I hold them. One of my favourites was given to

me by the madly eccentric painter Salvador Dali – you have no idea what pictures that creates!


Imagine how life would be if you were telepathic. You could sense what your partner was thinking without having to phrenlogoask – a great way to increase your emotional closeness.

And you could tell when colleagues were trying to butter you up, or if they were lying to you outright. Best of all, you couldalways be sure of knowing how loved ones were feeling, even if they were half a world away.

The great news is, we are all naturally telepathic, and most of us use this unique mind-power without even being aware of it. Butlike all skills, it improves with practice.

I believe that in 2002 scientists will continue to come up with hard evidence that human minds can communicate silently with each other across great distances. In coming weeks in The Mirror, I’ll be revealing mind-blowing techniques to help you boost your telepathic mind-power.

Don’t worry be happy

My dogs are all worn out, from six mile hikes across the frozen fields around my home. But please don’t imagine I’m bobbytrying to walk off the effects of stage fright. Goodness me, no. Nervous? Moi? Not at all.

It just happens that this week I’ll be doing my first theatre shows in a long time, longer than I care to recall. I often do live shows, of course, at parties or in hospitals – and I’m often to be seen, doing my stuff on TV. But performing to camera is nothing compared with standing up on stage before several hundred people and working with an audience of attentive, often sceptical watchers.

Early in my career I regularly performed in theatres and nightclubs, and I’d often throw in some hypnotism to add mystery to the telepathy and psychokinesis which has come naturally to me since I was a child. But I gave up the hypnosis long ago – next week I’ll tell you why.

These shows will be different. I believe the key to joy in our everyday lives lies in positive thinking, and it’s this which I want to bring to audiences around the country on my tour. Positive thinking means finding the best possible outlook on every situation, which is why I admit I am relishing the nerves that are jangling as I prepare my new act.

New experiences keep us young. Whether it’s a holiday to a place we’ve never visited before, or a taste of some fresh menu or sport or challenge, a course of lessons in an unknown language or an armchair adventure with a great movie or book, we expand our minds with new experiences.

For me, the chance to step on a stage and do things, say things, reveal things which are new will be a rollercoaster experience. My aim is to suffuse myself in happiness before I walk out before the footlights, and to let everything brim out of my joy.

Positive thinking transforms worry into anticipation. It enables the mind to take control and transforms anxiety into action.

I keep hearing myself whistle a little song which has almost been my theme tune since Bobby McFerrin took it into the charts more than a decade ago: Don’t Worry Be Happy.

The human mind is a powerhouse of energy. When we worry, we’re burning enough energy to light up half a city. By thinking positively, we can channel that energy into happiness, and enjoy the shock of the new. I can hardly wait.


What’s this? I doodled it, but its meaning is hidden somewhere in my subconscious. I love to doodle and, since I doodlealmost always have a pen in my hand (unless I’m bending a spoon), I doodle on everything – napkins and tablecloths, books and newspapers, even walls and tables.

Doodling expresses emotions which are hard to define in words. It’s clear from this little drawing that I am bursting with energy right now … but why is that Jewish star at the centre? It’s Hanukkah time, the Jewish festival which overlaps with Christmas, so perhaps I’m feeling religious.

Or maybe that’s not a Star of David at all: maybe it’s me! The doodle might be saying ‘eye’ am a star.

And what about the hearts radiating from every point? There’s a heart inside each one, but five of the hearts are broken. Who are they for? I think I know … and I don’t think I’m going to tell you.

Doodling is a great way to reach the secrets in your mind Just relax and let your pen do the work. Try to disconnect your conscious mind from your fingers, and be surprised by what your hand traces. Many psychics believe that, when they slip into a hypnotic or rance state, other spirits are able to guide them – the words and pictures they create are known to parapsychologists as ‘automatic’ writing and drawing. Let your own spirit be your guide.

You won’t need any skill as a draughtsman to explore this experiment. Even if your drawings are bad enough to win the Turne Prize, there’s lots to be learned from them. Don’t judge your doodle on its artistic merits – it’s the spiritual clues that matter.

Lots of black, heavy lines usually indicate stress and anger, and plants and flowers are a common subconscious symbol of the need for growth. Walls can represent real-life obstacles, and clouds may mean confusion or simply happiness.

There are no hard-and-fast rules to what your doodles mean. see them as a psychic prompt, to give yourself hints from the core of your mind.


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