Posts Tagged ‘magic’

Fenomen with Uri Geller

March 29, 2011

The concept has been repeated in other countries like the US, Germany and Netherlands and now it’s come to Sweden. Unfortunately.

Uri Geller wants to find the next Swedish mentalist in Fenomen which is broadcast on Kanal 5. It’s absolute NONSENSE. It’s fake and I hope people can see it.

I happened to be sitting in the audience for the first live show, making sure I was clapping when supposed to, looking happy and skeptic.

The reliability of the tricks, magic or whatever it was can really be questioned. One of the contestants had been injured earlier in the rehearsal. So it’s all rehearsed. It doesn’t fall in to them naturally.

They use celebrities to help with the tricks, which all seemed to be following instuctions and playing into the act. If they had just picked random people from the audience, that would’ve been something.

I had never heard about this Uri Geller before but he’s a sucker for attention, saying he was going to walk up and down the bleachers to sign his autograph or if anyone wanted to take a picture with him. Didn’t see many who gave him much importance when he actually did it.

He does seem to be a cuckoo head claiming he’s got supernatural powers. He asked if people had brought their broken watches and appliances with them and a few had. With his and everybody’s mental power these broken items were going to be fixed and work again. Even people at home were asked to get their stuff to the TV set.

My friend had a watch with her and guess what? It didn’t start to work. It simply needs a battery change, I’m sure. And the people in front of us, their watch didn’t start working either.

All right, this might sound contradictory, but I do believe supernatural powers are possible. Telepathy between twins. Female intiution.

I just don’t believe in Uri Geller and this show. I might have to watch the other episodes to have a good laugh or who knows, I might change my mind.

The Alchemist

February 6, 2011

It’s magical and at times you will forget that it’s fiction. Actually, I was probably hoping, really wishing for, that some of it was reality.

Still, it’s a wise story about a Spanish shepherd boy on a journey through the North African desert to fulfill his destiny. He meets many wise men along the way and the love of his life.

I read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho for the first time for about ten years ago and remembered that it was the best book I had ever read. At least one of the best. I was about 17-18 and had no idea what my destiny was. At the time I probably thought I knew.

I still don’t really know what my destiny is but I like to think that I have a better idea of what it could be.

A while ago I found an abandoned bag with books near a train station and picked up The Alchemist. I had forgotten what it was really about. I’m sure it was a sign that I should read it again.

Santiago, the shepherd boy learns to see the signs and understand them. The story will open your senses. At least for a while. Until then follow your dreams. But when you search for it, it may take you far away for you to later realise that it was around the corner.

Next time my memory fades I hope to have found a copy of The Alchemist in Portuguese. It’ll be interesting to read it in its original language. Like films that are dubbed, are always different when you hear the actors real voices.