The Israeli medium, made famous by his twists of teaspoons, claims to know the location of this mythical chest which would contain the Tables of the Law.
In the 1970s and 1980s, hardly a week went by without seeing Uri Geller wringing teaspoons and other utensils live on television by the sheer force of his thought. Prestidigitator, medium, contactee, telekineticist, model, spy … The hectic life and the alleged paranormal powers of the Israeli had made him the great star of the paranormal of that time to the point that a biopic directed by Ken Russel was devoted to him in 1996. With undoubtedly a slight hint of exaggeration on his extraordinary gifts since we see him twisting rifle barrels with a simple glance.
At 75, he’s been a bit scarce in the media in recent years, but he’s got more than one trick up his sleeve to bring the spotlight back on him. This is how, on January 4, Uri Geller tweeted this astounding news: “I know where the Ark of the Covenant is, I will find it, remember my words. It will be an earth-shattering historic tsunami and an archaeological and theological earthquake. The medieval soap factory that I found thanks to dowsing under the site of my museum gave me inspiration. “
Let us recall that the Ark of the Covenant is the chest which according to the Bible contained the Tables of the Law given to Moses on Mount Sinai by God Himself. It would have disappeared in the 6th century after the destruction of Solomon’s temple in Jerusalem. However, if it ever existed … As for the soap factory (or masbena) mentioned by Uri Geller in his tweet, it is about a factory dating from the Ottoman period discovered in Jaffa, the old city of Tel Aviv, during building the museum to his glory. The medium assures us that it is his intuition and the dowsing which revealed his presence to him under the foundations. An excellent trial gallop before setting off in pursuit of the Lost Ark.
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