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Uri Geller Spoon Blender : Magician, Psychic, Mystifier

Uri-GellerUri Geller born 20 December 1946) is a self-proclaimed psychic known for his trademark television performances of spoon bending and other supposed psychic effects. Throughout the years, Geller has been accused of using simple conjuring tricks to achieve the effects of psychokinesis and telepathy. Geller's career as an entertainer has spanned almost four decades, with television shows and appearances in many countries. Geller used to call his abilities "psychic," but now prefers to refer to himself as a "mystifier" and entertainer.

Uri Geller has created the Geller Effect. The car is his cherished custom-built 1976 Cadillac encrusted with approximately 5,000 pieces of contorted cutlery painstakingly riveted to the car's body. Some of his treasured pieces were owned, used or touched by famous personalities.car

Many have semi-precious stones and crystals imbedded in them in a most exciting artistic fashion. The bonnet's mascot is a rare rock crystal globe once belonging to the surrealist master Salvador Dali. In addition looking closely it can be seen that some cutlery is carefully arranged to form the signs of the many religions and the symbol of peace adorns the car.

Uri, who lives in Britain, bent some of the cutlery with brainpower and the rest were artfully shaped with his Israeli friend, sculptor Avi Pines, who used physical technical means. They spent over 6 months creating this masterpiece. The ornaments adorning the car include several originals which Uri has salvaged from his 35 year metal bending career. A number come from his personal celebrity collection. The word peace is incorporated into the design in several languages including Arabic and Hebrew.

British, Israeli, Arabic and Indian school children donated around 1,000 of the spoons and forks, The priceless Cadillac has moved from the prestigious Israel Museum in Jerusalem (from where Uri intends to drive to Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and even Iran in the cause for peace in the Middle East) to the American visionary arts museum in the United States, where it remained throughout the years 2000 and 2001. The car has also been displayed at the Jewish museum in London, England (1999). Currently it is the centrepiece of the Beaulieu National Museum in Great Brittan.

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