Veteran Israeli spoon-bender Uri Geller has denied falsifying his psychic powers, after being accused by magicians of relying on “tricks and stunts” for his hit TV show.
The star, who claims to be a paranormalist, is auditioning for others with similar powers on Israeli programme Uri Geller Looks For A Successor, but he has come under fire for allegedly lying about having genuine psychic powers.
Israeli illusionist Dandi Asraf says: “Obviously everything is tricks and stunts. There are no supernatural powers. There is no magic – it does not exist in this world.”
The Israeli Society For Magicians also expressed concern and is due to meet to discuss the show, warning the audience against believing in the so-called ‘miracles’.
The society’s president Dalia Peled added: “The society hopes and believes the public understands that this is an entertainment programme and that the acts performed in the show are not done so with the help of supernatural powers.”
But Geller has hit back at the criticism, insisting, “I keep my powers mysterious. The cynics and magicians who have come out against me have done a great job worth millions. It has made Uri Geller more mysterious and has created a mystical aura around me.”
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