Wednesday, 22 July 2009
The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience
Frow Uri Gellers Blog::
Try this Pyramid Power experiment, and amaze yourself:
Take a piece of paper. Cut a square about two-and-a-half inches on each side, and fold it from top to bottom. Open it up again. Fold it from side to side and open it up again. You now have a square piece of paper creased into four smaller squares. Fold it from corner to corner, open it and fold it along the other diagonal, corner to corner. Now you have a square divided into eight triangles. Pinching it along the diagonals, push it into a star shape.
Take a needle and a little ball of Blu-tac. Stick the eye of the needle in, so the sharp tip points straight up, and place the paper pyramid on it like a hat. The needle’s point should be at the centre of the paper where the creases meet, without piercing it, so the pyramid balances. A light breath or a touch of the finger will set the pyramid spinning smoothly.
Here’s the amazing part. Without touching it or breathing on it, simply by cupping your hands around it, you can make the pyramid spin. This is not air currents or body heat or sleight of hand. It is psychic power.
Put your paper spinner on a desk or table and seat yourself in front of it. Bring your open palms towards the star. Curl your fingers around the spinner. Stare at it and breathe evenly and lightly. Gently will the pyramid to turn. Urge it silently with your mind. Focus on it and persuade it.
For 30 seconds or so it is likely that nothing will happen. Then the pyramid may start on its axis, very slowly, probably in an anti-clockwise direction.
Incredibly, about 60 per cent of readers will be able to perform this feat of psychokinesis. It isn’t anything occult or magical – it’s just science that nobody knows how to explain yet. Many readers will find they don’t get a result immediately, but success comes after two or three days of attempts. So keep trying!
I believe that the hands are our bodies’ strongest psychic conductors. That’s where our life force flows most powerfully. Learn to channel it through the simple spinning pattern of the pyramid spinner and you could feel enormous physical benefits.