When we interviewed Uri Geller, it turned out that he had a gift for me. When I told him I had cancer, he gave me a suggestion: he said I should meditate every morning and visualize my brain healing. So, I started. How to go about this? I don’t know what the cancer might look like. I thought that I would visualize a healthy brain.
But that isn’t what came into my mind. Far from it, for some reason, a missing compact which I hadn’t seen in years was what floated into my mind’s eye. I figured, well, I tried for something big—healing—but I got something kind of silly instead.
As you know (or maybe you don’t) Uri is noted for causing things to materialize in odd ways. In one incident, he was having lunch at the Stanford Research Institute with our mutual friends Dr. Edgar Mitchell and Dr. Russell Targ, when he noticed something hard in his ice cream. He took it out, asking what it might be. Edgar thought it was vaguely familiar. Then, a few minutes later, they found another piece on the floor. When the two were fitted together, they turned out to be a tie clip that Edgar had lost years before.
Something similar once happened to Whitley. Many years ago, we had a small motorboat which we used on the Hudson River. He was tying it up one night when he fell into the water. When he surfaced, it turned out that he’d lost his glasses. They were old, with a badly repaired fret, so it wasn’t much more than an annoyance. He got new glasses a few days later and we forgot the incident.
One morning a couple of years later, we woke up in our apartment in New York City, and there were the glasses lying on his bedside table, complete with badly-repaired fret.
What this sort of thing may mean I don’t know, but I do know that things like this occasionally happen to people—and often when they are around Uri.
I went into the bathroom to get dressed. I opened a drawer and there, incredibly, was the compact I had just been visualizing! I open that drawer every day and so does Whitley, and the compact was absolutely not in it. Not for years. But there it was, and here it is right now in my hand.
Now, where do I take this? It’s as if the reappearance of the compact has told me that there is real power in visualization. I intend to keep meditating and visualizing, and see where I can go with it. So, thanks, Uri!
Some people are capable of real magic, it's that simple. In fact, when we had the Huffington Post's Weird News editor Lee Spiegel on in 2011, he told an amazing story about Doug Henning, who had learned some real magic just before he died. Subscribers can listen to that show by clicking here.
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