Friday, June 01, 2007

Who is Uri Geller?

Uri Geller is one of the world's most investigated and celebrated mystifier. Famous around the globe for his mind-bending abilities, he has led a unique life shrouded in debate, controversy and mystery. He is also related to Sigmund Freud.

He was studied by scientists who worked with Albert Einstein and the world's most prestigious scientific magazine, Nature, published a paper on Uri's work at the Stanford Research Institute in the U.S.A - a unique endorsement, and an irrefutable proof that his skills are genuine. His work with the FBI and the CIA has ranged from using Mind Power to erase KGB computer files and track serial killers, to attend nuclear disarmament negotiations to bombard and influence the Russian chief negotiator with positive thought waves so that they would sign the Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty. Uri also spoke for a group of US Senators and National Security Executives in the high-security room in the Capitol Building in Washington. For decades this aspect of his career was too confidential and controversial to discuss.

Recently Uri has helped to negotiate an amicable agreement between the Palestine Red Crescent and Israel’s Magen David Adom: "Uri Geller did not just help break the ice with the skills that have made him famous - a considerable number of bent spoons line the road that led to this agreement," said Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey. "He has also played a pivotal role in helping everyone focus on the main objective and overcoming differences over secondary details at key junctures," she told the assembled dignitaries. Later on in Geneva he read a speech from the organization pledging to address Syria's humanitarian concerns to a 192-nation conference to approve a new Red Cross (Red Crystal) emblem that enabled Israel to join the movement after nearly six decades of exclusion.

Uri has lectured to the directors and CEOs of large multinational companies such as Henkel, The Prime Minister's Conference, Novartis, Mizuno, Sony, Rolls Royce, Hallmark and many more. He was also invited by PriceWaterhouseCoopers as a speaker to the 2004 World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, along with such dignitaries as Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney and Steve Forbes. In 2006 Uri lectured to the heads of Reuters in Jerusalem and also to the heads of Google Europe. In 2007 he motivated Balderton Capital at their Annual CEO Summit in London.

A vegetarian and fervent promoter of peace, Uri has used his intuitive notions to successfully detect oil and precious metals. This has provided him the freedom to help others. He is the motivational Mind Power coach to Premier League footballers, industrialists, Formula One drivers, boxers and racing cyclists, Uri cycles 15 miles daily on his exercise bike.

Uri Geller is mentioned in AT LEAST 1,250 DIFFERENT books.

Uri's artistic skills began during his early childhood. A ’pupil’ of Salvador Dali, whom he knew well, Uri's drawings, paintings and artworks have been exhibited in major galleries and museums in the U.S.A., Europe, Japan and Israel. His pottery, crystals, glass and natural rock crystal jewelry creations are in great demand worldwide. Uri’s drawings ARE featured on both Belinda Carlisle’s and Michael Jackson's latest albums. Uri Geller has designed the logo of the most successful boy band in the world ever N*SYNC.

He has also met great artists such as Andy Warhol, Picasso, Peter Max and John Lennon, whom he befriended.

Uri's tireless dedication to charitable work and humanitarian projects led to his appointment as the Honorary Vice-President of the Royal Hospital for Children in Bristol and of the Royal Berkshire Hospital, close to his Thames-side mansion. Uri is a patron of Climb For Tibet together with the Dalai Lama . On numerous occasions, he has given awards on behalf of His Royal Highness Prince Philip - The Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace and St. James Palace and lectured at the United Nations for international delegates. He is the father of a twenty-five year old daughter and a twenty-six year-old son, the owner of two dogs and the author of fifteen best-sellers, including the novels and Dead Cold, the latter having been listed as a contender for the Golden Dagger Award by The Times in the U.K.

His television series The Successor which premiered in Israel early 2007 to historical record breaking ratings will now be launched world-wide. Currently showing in the United States (live primetime) on NBC is the popular series Phenomenon together with artist Criss Angel following similar format (which Geller creates) for ProSieben in Germany January 2008 as well as in Holland, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Russia and Japan.

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