My Story by Uri Geller - Book
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This is the autobiography of, and the
first book by, the famous and controversial Israeli psychic known
throughout the world as the man who - apparently by force of will -
bends keys and spoons, who mends broken radios and stopped watches, and
who has demonstrated in controlled experiments at the University of
London, at the Stanford Research Institute, and elsewhere, staggering
extra-sensory powers. It is Uri's own story, in his own words, of his
incredible powers. 'It amazes me,' he says, 'every time these things
happen. I want to jump up and point them out to people.' And it also
tells of Uri's ambivalence about what he can do and about the enigma it
poses. 'I ask myself why does it have to be watches, keys, metals? Why
do they throw me symbols?'
Here, too, is the story of how Uri
came to raise his powers and of how they affected him. His was a normal
childhood (with loving though divorced parents, dogs, a dislike of
school, typically adolescent adventures), except that strange and
embarrassing things seemed to happen when Uri was around. He describes
an event in a 'magical mystery garden' when he was three or four. He
recalls his first telepathic and clairvoyant experiences: reading his
mother's mind, on several occasions sensing potential disasters,
shocking his school-teachers when he took tests and wrote compositions
('Many times mine was exactly the same as the guy's sitting five chairs
behind me'). He reveals a fantastic incident that occurred while he was
training in the Israeli Army and tells of his uncanny foreknowledge
about combat in the Six-Day War (he knew he would be wounded). And he
describes his first public appearance, an event that started a new life
for him, propelling him into international celebrity. Since then he has
baffled audiences and scientists everywhere.
URI GELLER: MY STORY
goes beyond anything written elsewhere about this extraordinary man. It
tells of Uri's experiments with distinguished scientists - tests that
verify beyond doubt the existence of his powers. It describes the
series of broadcasts in Europe-when psychic energies were transferred
from Uri to viewers in their own homes. It reports the strange and
apparently interrelated phenomena that began in Israel: voices speaking
from tape recorders, objects levitating or disappearing and
reappearing, encounters with flying saucers. And it ends with the
strangest event of all - one never before revealed - at once the,
epitome and the culmination of all that has gone before.
Uri Geller's autobiography is a story that staggers the mind.
PROFESSOR J. G. TAYLOR:
have tested Uri Geller in my laboratory at King's College, London
University, with specially designed apparatus. The Geller Effect-of
metal bending-is clearly not brought about by fraud. It is so
exceptional that it presents a crucial challenge to modern science, and
could even destroy the latter if no explanation becomes available.
DR. HAROLD E. PUTHOFF and RUSSELL TARG Stanford Research Institute:
We have observed certain phenomena with the subjects [including Uri Geller] for which we have no scientific explanation.
DR. DAVID BOHM and DR. JOHN HASTED Birkbeck College, University of London:
feel if similar tests are made later, enough instances of this kind
will probably accumulate, so that there will be 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.
he a fraud or a phenomenon as he bends metal by what he contends is the
power of his mind alone and performs telepathic feats with a
considerable degree of accuracy? The fact that even respected
scientists who have tested the 28-year-old Israeli under controlled
conditions, supposedly cheat-proof laboratory conditions, are asking
that question opens up a whole new bag of possibilities for an
adventurous mind." -Chicago Daily News
community has been put on notice 'that there is something worthy of
their attention and scrutiny' in the possibilities of extra-sensory
perception. With those words the respected British journal 'Nature'
called on scientists to join - or refute - millions of non-scientists
who believe human consciousness has more capabilities for real
perception than the five senses." -New York Times editorial
doubly strict laboratory conditions, Targ and Puthoff said 'No magician
has been able to duplicate through trickery the psychic feats performed
by Uri Geller and others. Some won't even try.' " -Los Angeles Times
hundred years ago we'd have burned Uri Geller at the stake. Now we put
him on the Johnny Carson Show. We've come a long way." -James Fadiman, Stanford University
About Uri Geller
Born: 20 December 1946
Known As: Paranormal celebrity famous for bending spoons Since the late
1960s, Geller has been known for his claims that he can bend spoons or
fix broken watches using the power of his mind. Geller's own web site
lists many other "scientifically unexplained" powers which he says he
possesses, including telepathy, dowsing, and causing seeds to sprout
with the power of his mind. While he has many doubters, Geller has
turned his claims into a successful career as a spooky and entertaining
Geller's first name is pronounced "oori" rather
than "yuri"... Geller has a long-running public feud with James Randi,
a magician who specializes in debunking the paranormal... Michael
Jackson was the best man at Geller's 2001 wedding... A former
paratrooper in the Israeli army, Geller fought in the Six Day War of
1967... Like Chuck Barris, Geller says he once was in the secret employ
of the CIA.
Pages 282 - Hardbound
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 07 May, 2008.