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The Uri Geller story is not an easy one to tell, and Jonathan Margolis does an excellent job. In fact, when you really think about it, he's done a mind blowing job!
Margolis had already written a biography on Uri, URI GELLER: MAGICIAN or MYSTIC? and it is certainly understandable that there would be some repetition. But Margolis does indeed include a lot of new information particularly in regards to Uri's link to the CIA. And that is a real an eye-opener!
As it turns out, Targ & Puthoff and their work at SRI studying Geller in the early 1970's under very strict protocols was being funded by the CIA. According to the story they (the CIA) were not upset with the disinformation concerning Geller because it helped them, in a sense, protect their cover. So what we have is a bifurcated situation whereby those in the know realize that Uri Geller's abilities are real, while at the same time there are
a whole host of naysayers who claim he's a fraud.
Many moons ago, when I interviewed Ingo Swann, another superpsychic who worked for the CIA in remote viewing experiments, he told me that, in fact, the CIA was actually funding the skeptical groups to achieve this very end, namely to cloak their real work.
When you really get into studying the amazing abilities of Uri Geller, as the book points out, you enter a minefield because Uri doesn't just read minds and bend keys and spoons, he also is somehow responsible for objects appearing and disappearing, that is to say teleporting, and Margolis gives many examples involving many VIPs. That is perhaps the most disturbing element to this book, because if we really study the abilities of a superpsychic we enter a world ultimately so bizarre that it becomes truly incomprehensible, and in that sense, very disturbing because this ultimate "reality" threatens the "reality" that all of us accept as the norm. That is why John Hasted's wife began to freak out when teleportation was taking place in their house when Geller was around. Hasted was chairman of the Department of Experimental Physics as Birbeck College. It is also why Arthur C. Clark totally reversed himself, first believing that he saw Uri psychokinetically bend his key (in the presence of others such as Arthur Koestler). The "real" world Clark had lived in was threatened. Rather than adhere to the possibility of a wider view of reality, he retreated.
My one major criticism with the book has to do with Margolis's description of Andrija Puharich, a scientist I knew rather well. Margolis can't have it both ways. He can't criticize Puharich's insistence on an extraterrestrial link responsible for Uri's abilities, and in that sense denigrate Puharich's watershed biography of this amazing man, and then do essentially the very same thing himself!
Margolis also makes the mistake of stating that Puharich was a Serb. He wasn't. He was Croatian which to this group of people is a huge difference. Puharich was also in no way shape or form involved in disinformation which Margolis suggests towards the end of the book. Quite the opposite. Puharich's writings are filled with theories of how to explain psychic phenomena (e.g., see BEYOND TELEPATHY). In fact, the CIA tried to control Puharich's output but they were unable to. What Andrija told me with regards to this situation, was that he felt like he was sitting in the dentist's chair but he had his hands around the dentist's testicles.
Margolis touches on some theories as to how Geller psychokinetically bends metal, but this part of the book is very slight. For a more in-depth discussion of the theoretical implications I suggest my own book TRANSCENDING THE SPEED OF LIGHT whereby I discuss a clear theory which suggests that Geller's mind is interfering with what traditional physicists call the Higgs boson, the particle that gives matter its mass. In reality, the Higgs boson is not a particle at all, but rather a process of ether absorption by elementary particles. This theory, derived from Tesla's Dynamic Theory of Gravity is linked to Einstein's dream of Grand Unification, namely a way to unite Gravity with Electromagnetism. The idea is, simply, that matter (elementary particles such as electrons and protons) are absorbing ether all the time (Gravity/Higgs Boson) and converting that influx through particle spin into Electromagnetism (Grand Unification). So, in the case of Geller's metal bending, if his mind is interfering with this process of ether absorption by the elementary particles in the key or spoon, the integrity of the metal is diminished and the object begins to bend. This theory also explains why some of these keys bend upwards against gravity, if indeed Geller is blocking this ongoing process. Psychokinesis is an extreme case, but the fact of the matter is, every time we have a thought that involves physical action, we involve, in a sense, mind over matter. I have a thought to pick up a pen. That thought in the mind must be converted into physical action, so a mental process does indeed interact with atoms in the physical world all the time. PK is apparently an advanced extension of this everyday process. The point here is that instead of spending time trying to call Geller a fraud, scientists would be better served to accept that psychic phenomena exists and take the next step to try and figure out what is really occurring.
Uri Geller's very presence on our planet at this time certainly brings to mind the biggest questions that face us. What are humans? How did consciousness arise? What are the religious implications? And are we being monitored or "nudged" by some higher intelligent presence? No matter what the answers to these heady questions are, one thing is for certain for me. No matter what has occurred around Uri Geller, e.g., telepathy, psychokinesis, teleportation, these events must follow Natural Law. With that premise and with an open mind, our understanding of the true nature of reality, the fundamental structure of space and the role of consciousness in the space/time continuum will advance accordingly. New vistas will open up and we will gain yet a greater understanding of the true mystery of our being.
THE SECRET LIFE OF URI GELLER is an excellent text not to be missed! There is no more bizarre story or our time than that of the life and accomplishments and genius of Uri Geller.
Marc J. Seifer, Ph.D., has known and worked with Uri Geller for almost 40 years. Uri has written the introduction to Dr. Seifer's book WHERE DOES MIND END? For a complete discussion of potentially how Uri Geller's mind interacts with matter see TRANSCENDING THE SPEED OF LIGHT: CONSCIOUSNESS & QUANTUM PHYSICS by Marc J. Seifer.