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  Spoon bending - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spoon bending is the common name for the deformation of objects allegedly by paranormal means, either without physical force, or by a force that would normally be insufficient for that effect.
This is because skeptical demonstrations of spoon bending through normal force fall far short of the manipulations achieved at spoon bending parties, such as buckled spoon bowls, spoon handles twirled into spirals, and other evidence of metal plasticity.
In the film The Matrix (1999), hero Neo watches a boy bending a spoon with his mind, then he is warned not to try to bend the spoon, because it is impossible; instead, Neo should realize that there is no spoon — so it is not the spoon that bends, it is the observer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Spoon_bending   (637 words)

 RealityShifters | How to Host A Spoon Bending Party
Uri held my spoon up in front of him as he stood facing the audience of some hundred people in the room, holding my spoon in one hand by the cup part as he gently stroked the UPPER side of the handle with his free hand.
Bend!" Once intimidated by being shouted at, the spoon can be rubbed gently between your fingers, and pretty soon it will bend.
It's been said that spoon bending requires "relaxed inattention", in the sense that it's better to not get too preoccupied with worrying about whether your spoon is bending.
www.realityshifters.com /pages/articles/spoonbendingparty.html   (745 words)

 Uri Geller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In one or several brief moments of distraction, a "psychic" magician can physically bend a spoon unseen by the audience, then gradually reveal the bend and thus create the illusion that the spoon is bending before the viewers' eyes.
Geller was unable to bend any cutlery during a 1973 appearance on The Tonight Show where the spoons he was to bend had been preselected by Johnny Carson.
However, the cameras got footage of Geller from angles he wasn't expecting, and so it is clearly visible in the video that he bends the spoon on the table as he gets up, and uses force to bend it, whilst claiming to to have done it psychically.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Uri_Geller   (2775 words)

 Bent Spoons by Annah
While she didn't just "look" at these spoons and have them distort, she was able to take each piece of cutlery and with one finger easily bend it like taffy.
Spoon bending is on my list of things to learn and do -- though from the perspective of shamanism as healing activity, spoon bending, while a fun display of power, is really just a parlor game.
Annah is a fused glass artist and one of her goals is to cause her glass elements to fuse together, via spoon bending energy, with her hands.
www.urbanshamanism.com /CloseUpPages/BentSpoonsCU.html   (615 words)

 Spoon bending: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Parapsychology is the study of the evidence involving phenomena where a person seems to affect or to gain information about something through a means not currently...
(then gradually reveal the bend and thus create the illusion that the spoon is bending before the viewers' eyes.
The spoons usually bend at the point where the bowl met the handle, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sp/spoon_bending.htm   (434 words)

 Dean   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
I decided in advance that the only bend I might find interesting would be of the bowl of a spoon, because to do this without tools and/or leverage is beyond the capability of most people, including myself.
Examination of the bend reveals it to be clean and smooth, with none of the characteristic cracking or discoloration that appears in spoons that are forced to bend using tools.
This bend was not due to a conjuring trick or to enhanced strength that can potentially arise in certain dissociated states.
www.deanradin.com /spoon.htm   (306 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Archive Search
It is difficult to think of a more useless ability than spoon bending.
There was one peer-reviewed journal article concerning spoon bending, in Nature in 1974, which could not report any psychic metal bending.
Spoon bending is a simple party trick that anybody can learn.
www.guardian.co.uk /Archive/Article/0,4273,4088938,00.html   (221 words)

 Skeptical Journalist on Geller
Bending spoons is Geller's trademark, but there are lots of ways to do it.
In a one-on-one situation, the simplest technique is for the "psychic" to bend the spoon with his hands when you're not looking.
By gradually revealing the bend -- by slowly moving his hands away or by twisting the spoon around -- the psychic gives the illusion that the object is bending before your eyes.
psychicinvestigator.com /demo/GELRSKP.htm   (1974 words)

 Uri Geller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Spoon bender Uri Geller is lending his talents to the noble task of mending Wayne Rooney's foot.
He often turns his back on the viewer, or says that the spoons need to be moved in front of other metal objects for the magic to work, or held underwater, or provides similar explanations that give him the opportunity to divert attention away from the bending.
His standard method is to bend the spoon where the bowl of the spoon meets the handle, where it requires the least pressure to do so.
www.gay-village.wikiverse.org /uri-geller   (1397 words)

 The Magic Cafe Forums - Spoon bending
The best spoon bend I have ever seen was by a street magician in Florida using a method shown on 'magic secrets revealed.' I'm sure you can find a copy of the show somewhere.
Spoon bending does actually use a lot of different old methods, all very easy to be caught out.
PSI Series 4, while it includes a neck bend, tine bend and a twist, they are not explained as part of a close-up routine, but mearly used for a "bag method" where each is bent as they are dropped into a bag.
www.themagiccafe.com /forums/viewtopic.php?topic=84628&forum=5&18&start=0   (1380 words)

 Paranormal News -- Your Source for UFO and Paranormal Related Information
The utensils are twisted into every imaginable configuration: spoons with their handles twirled into spirals and bowls buckled over, forks with their tines bent down to the handle or wrapped around each other like strands of ivy.
He doesn’t tell you to bend it with your mind; he tells you to put pressure on it but not enough to bend it with your hands--and then add energy to it from your mind.
After bending a spoon, you’re left with a bizarre feeling--almost as if you had just done something you know is impossible, but it can’t be a trick, because you just did it.
www.paranormalnews.com /eyefriendly.asp?articleID=817   (2695 words)

Yet in my seminars, such belief systems quickly change, because once you see someone else bend a spoon with the power of their mind, you know you can do it too.
When you bend a spoon with the power of your mind, you’re simply concentrating energy to affect the energy molecules in the metal.
Track 2 of this CD is the “Altered-State Spoon Bending Session.” When you’re ready to begin, close your eyes and do two or three minutes of very deep breathing.
www.dicksutphen.com /html/bendmetal.html   (1263 words)

 Spoon Bending
In the spring of 1985, I was invited to attend a spoon bending party.
We were supposed to choose a spoon from the pile and to ask the spoon, "Will you bend for me?" If we didn't think the spoon would respond, we should toss it back in the pile and choose another.
Bend!" Once intimidated by being shouted at, the spoon was to be rubbed gently between our fingers, and pretty soon it would bend.
www.uri-geller.com /mct27.htm   (1177 words)

 Mind Bender DVD - Chad Sanborn :: magic tricks
Spoon bending is usually an effect requiring a great deal of skill and practise.
I expected a few different spoon bending techniques (there is only one) with the other illusions as a bonus.
I only bought this for the spoon bend so the other two effects were a bonus for me. The Holy Grail coin routine is very slick and he makes it look so easy.
www.magictricks.co.uk /prodshow.asp?code=316&RevDisp=showall   (874 words)

 Spoon Bending
And he promises, you don't have to go to all the trouble of a party to learn to bend a spoon.
After getting me to mangle a series of progressively bigger spoons as if they were made of Plasticine, he had me coil up the handle of a huge, heavy-gauge cooking spoon into a tight corkscrew that looked as if it had taken an hour on an engineers's bench to create.
When you pick up an object like this and you intend it to bend, and you know that where you pay attention is where the energy goes, then the energy is going to go there.
www.cyberphysiology.com /spoon_bending.asp   (1602 words)

 Spoon Bending
Dimitri contended that everyone had these abilities but they were latent and that by using techniques designed by him, one could master these powers.
Dimitri's signiture feat was his ability to bend a metal spoon by holding it between his thumb and forefinger and concentrating on it.
Shows were given free of charge and attracted small groups of the curious where Dimitri used dim lighting and showmanship not normally seen behind the iron curtain to win over skeptics.
www.freakopedia.com /Freakjr/spoon_bending.htm   (250 words)

 Spoon-bending - How Uri Geller really does it!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Note that the spoon will not bend where he strokes it - it bends exactly where he holds it.
Geller strokes the spoon with one or two fingers - giving the impression that he is really not touching it.
His hands are gripping the spoon in a perfect way to bend it...
www.skepticreport.com /psychics/urispoon.htm   (373 words)

 Spoon Bending
Because spoon bending obviously must have some ordinary explanation, since a hundred people from all walks of life were doing it.
And it was hard to feel any sort of mystery about it: you just rub the spoon for a while and pretty soon it gets soft, and it bends.
Crighton concludes that spoonbending requires a "focused inattention." "You had to try to get it to bend, and then you had to forget about it." He also notes the same kind of non-belief even after witnessing it: "In fact," he goes on, "this sense of boredom seems to me often to accompany 'psychic' phenomena.
www.fmbr.org /editoral/edit03_04/edit2-oct03.htm   (621 words)

 Welcome to MichaelCrichton.com
Of all the things I wrote about, spoon bending seems to stick in the rationalist throat.
More than seeing adults bend spoons (they might be using brute force to do it, although if you believe that I suggest you try, with your bare hands, to bend a decent-weight spoon from the tip of the bowl back to the handle.
But to see a little kid of 8 or 10 running around with a thick bar of aluminum that he has bent-not a lot, but enough so that if you roll it on a table, it doesn't roll flat-is to realize that whatever is going on, it's not brute force.
www.crichton-official.com /travels/travels_books.shtml   (434 words)

 Spoon bending - ada yg pernah coba ?? - Kaskus - The Largest Indonesian Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Spoon bending - ada yg pernah coba ??
Ngomong2 gue kagum tuh ama ilmu spoon bending (bengkokin sendok, garpu, kunci, dll).
Gw ngak pernah coba pake spoon soalnya makan banyak tenaga otak.
www.kaskus.com /showthread.php?t=131574&page=1   (1183 words)

 Spoon Bending   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This is a spoon bending class and it's fun and somewhat silly.
However because of the Divine being that you are, spoon bending will help validate the enormous inner power that you have and that is yours now.
Please bring a heavy spoon and an open mind (wimpy aluminum spoons are not allowed for they won't prove very much).
www.herbshop.shoppingcartsplus.com /page/page/893535.htm   (87 words)

Uri Gellar, an Israeli magician, who claims psychic powers, often bends spoons, but other magicians, such a James Randi, claim that spoon bending isn't a psychic phenomenon at all, just a trick.
And it was hard to feel any sort of mystery: you just rub the spoon for a while and pretty soon it gets soft, and it bends.
The only thing I noticed is that spoon bending seemed to require a focused inattention.
www.crichton-official.com /features/features_spoonbending.shtml   (407 words)

 Uri Geller
Uri Geller is most famous for his claim to be able to bend spoons and keys with his mind.
He was supposed to demonstrate his ability to bend spoons with his thoughts and identify hidden objects, but he failed to even try.
Randi had worked with Carson's producer to change the spoons and metal items Geller planned to use, as there was a suspicion that Geller likes to work (i.e., soften) his metals before his demonstrations, as would any careful conjurer.
www.skepdic.com /geller.html   (1118 words)

 Jack Houck - PK Parties
When you are bending the kindergarten silverware, if you were simply to bend it over, the head of the fork or spoon would stop when it hits the handle.
Once someone experiences the metal bending, or sometimes by just seeing someone else's fork or spoon bend spontaneously, a "belief switch" occurs in them which can be useful in opening up their belief that other things might also be possible.
I simply told her that if she thought of a radio dial, bending metal was over on the left side, and to bend the plastic all she had to do was move the indicator over to the right side of the dial.
www.jackhouck.com /pk.shtml   (5688 words)

 Spoon Bending With Their Minds - A first hand account
I met William and David as they sat in a quiet corner amongst the drums and rattles from the music circle.The spoon bending course was just beginning and I felt the excitement in the air as I sat amongst these young masters.
They each held a standard hotel tablespoon as they were discussing how much fun it is to bend spoons or move objects with their mind and their feeling.
Yes, the two young boys were sitting on their meditation pillows, holding their spoons in between their thumb and forefinger and smiling as the sun shined directly on them through the window.
www.newconnexion.net /article/05-05/spoon_bending.html   (717 words)

 Bending spoons
Do you bend the spoon physically, or does the spoon bend from you mentally projecting it?
Spoon Bending 101 is still using your hands but you will notice a SIGNIFICANT difference when you do it - the spoon is hot and soft.
Even james can only do the fork thing without touching it on rare occasions when his energy is high.
www.newsforthesoul.com /lm-april43.htm   (71 words)

 sciforums.com - Spoon bending - what is it good for?
He purports to be able to bend a spoon just by concentrating on it.
The "grab it with both hands and bend" method of bending spoons is demonstrably faster than the "concentrate and rub" method.
Therefore if a cativated audience perceives a spoon to bend, then the spoon shall bend, if the audience are all skeptics or have their own delusion conspiracies then it won't.
www.sciforums.com /printthread.php?t=38810   (1086 words)

 Spoon Bending Magic DVD results - Magic DVD's the best way to learn magic!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Spoons: A quick spoon bending routine where a spoon is made to visually bend and then go back to normal at the end.
His close-up metal bending demonstrations, one of his specialties, are stunning and long remembered.
Spoon bending doesn't have to take complicated techniques or expensive gimmicks.
www.magicdvd.net /src.asp?src=Spoon%20Bending   (1238 words)

 sciforums.com - spoon bending
If you can bend a spoon with your mind, it means you can move/change other objects without touching them, on various distances (depending on your skill).
But, because we can do many things logically and physically -- like foreseeing the future by examining the course of events in stead of dreaming it, or bending a spoon with our hands -- I think what such abilities aren't necessary and we are evolving away from them.
Lets get real, why don't they bend 1 inch steel plate instead of that punny crap a spoon is made of if they really want to show off their so called mental abilities.
www.sciforums.com /showthread.php?t=43878&page=2   (1148 words)

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