75-year-old Israeli-British Uri Geller proclaimed that he has actual psychic powers and is not just an illusionist.
The spoon bender claimed that every magic he had ever conducted such as repairing watches and reading minds was part of his psychic powers. Because of this, he had been called out as a fraud for misleading people with his tricks by a group of magicians.
Along with his many TV appearances, the magician is also an author who has published four works of fiction and eight works of non-fiction throughout his career.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, he has a net worth of $20 Million and owns a Cadillac covered in bent silverware donated to him by other celebrities such as the Spice Girls and John Lennon.
Here's what we know about the infamous self-proclaimed psychic.
75 (20 December 1946)
Tel Aviv, Mandatory Palestine (now Israel)
Performer, illusionist, self-proclaimed psychic
Father: Itzhaak Geller (Gellér Izsák) Mother: Margaret Freud (Freud Manci)
The Israeli-British Psychic Geller got his powers from Extraterrestrials
The Israeli-British TV host, author, and the 20th century's most influential psychic performer had suggested that his exploits are the product of extraterrestrial paranormal powers given to him.
Uri's influence on the virtual mentalist and psychic entertainment is still felt today. He is well-known for his unique TV acts, which include psychic spoon bending and other illusions. Geller's career as an artist has lasted more than 40 years, including appearances on television and live events throughout several nations.
The magician first began performing at Israeli theatres, public halls, auditoriums, military camps, and universities. In 1971, Geller met Andrija Puharich, a parapsychologist, who helped him go to the United States.
The very accomplished author with over 15 books rose to fame by showcasing what he claimed to be telepathy, dowsing, and psychokinesis on television. He performed tricks including bending spoons, describing concealed paintings, and stopping or speeding up timepieces. Geller claims he achieves these abilities by willpower and mental fortitude. This ability of his became known as The Geller Effect, and it made him famous.
Once, under hypnosis, Geller believed he had been brought to Earth from a spacecraft 53,000 light-years away by aliens. Later, Geller denied the claims of space imagination, although he still thought there was "a little chance" that some of his energies might be connected to extraterrestrial life.
The Magician's Personal Life - Wife and Parents details
Uri was born to Austrian-Jewish father Itzhaak Geller and Hungarian-Jewish mother Margaret Freud.
His father was a retired army sergeant major and he claimed that his mother is a distant relative of Sigmund Freud.
Geller married his wife Hannah, his long-time manager, in 1979 and has two children with her namely Natalie and Daniel Geller. When Geller renewed his wedding vows in 2001, Michael Jackson served as best man. Although in 2009, according to Jackson's former manager he was listed on MJ's enemy list.
Uri Geller is reported to be living in his hometown Tel Aviv in Israel since 2015. Just in 2021, he inaugurated the Uri Geller Museum in Old Jaffa, Tel Aviv, at 7 Mazal Arieh Street. The museum displays Geller's personal collection of art and artifacts accumulated over his career.
Details About His Psychokinesis And Telepathy Techniques
The self-proclaimed psychic who believes his power is of extraterrestrial descent is well known for conjuring tricks to simulate the effects of psychokinesis and telepathy.
His website gives the details about his 'powers' and various techniques as follows:
Dowsing – Finding the location of precious metals, minerals, and oil.
Bending, breaking, and softening metal and other solids with the power of the mind, e.g. spoons, keys, etc, more rarely plastic and glass.
Fixing broken watches and appliances, and using collective power, influencing Big Ben to stop.
Moving compasses with the power of thought
Erasing computer tapes and disks.
Sprouting, causing tiny seeds (mainly red radish) to grow a few centimeters in a matter of seconds.
Geller even threatened British Prime Minister Theresa May to use his powers against her through an open letter as reported by The Guardian in March 2019. The letter read, "As much as I admire you, I will stop you telepathically from doing this — and believe me, I am capable of carrying it out."
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