A Solution To The Mystery Of Uri Geller
One of the most controversial books currently in print is URI: A
JOURNAL OF THE MYSTERY OF URI GELLER, by Andrija Puharich.
Puharich’s background is impressive. After graduating from Northwestern
University Medical School in 1947, Puharich completed his residency in
internal medicine at Permanente Hospital in California. In 1948, he
established the Round Table Foundation in Maine. There he conceived and
developed a series of experiments to enhance ESP in sensitives by means of
electronic systems. His subjects included Eileen Garrett, Dr. D. G. Vinod,
Peter Hurkos, and Harry Stone. In 1958, he moved his laboratory to
Carmel, California, where he continued his research and served as
consultant to industrial corporations, foundations, and universities. In 1960,
he moved to New York and founded Intelectron Corporation, with J. L.
Lawrence, to develop electronic systems for aiding hearing in nerve deafness.
After 10 years of research in this area, he held 56 patents for his inventions.
During this period, Puharich led several medical research expeditions to
Brazil to study the healer Arigo. It was while he was in Brazil that he first
became aware of UFOs, for he saw and photographed a number of them
there. In 1971, he went to Israel to investigate seriously the phenomena of
Uri Geller. He was able to confirm claims that these phenomena were
caused by Geller’s psychic abilities, and reported that Geller could actually
break metal by mind alone, communicate telepathically, and perform many
other seemingly impossible feats.
Shortly after confirming Geller’s abilities, Puharich subjected Geller to age-
regression hypnosis, and touched off a long series of incredible events. These
events make up the body of the narrative of the book, URI. Puharich
reports that he and Uri received dozens of communications from UFOs.
The method of reception was quite unbelievable: Puharich’s tape recorder
would run, by its own volition. When Puharich wo