Where do these "powers" come from?
The second peculiarity of Geller's telekinetic TV experiments that drew the scientists' attention was the unusual thermal effect found in the broken screwdrivers that had moved by themselves into another room. The microscope examination of the place of rupture showed that they were not broken but rather cut with a powerful thermal ray like a laser beam. Such thermal effect would have required a powerful laser appliance. Yet CPW do not need technical devices, as they master energies capable of changing the structure of matter on the molecular or even finer levels.
Having studied telekinesis in laboratory experiments that made tricks and falsifications absolutely impossible, many serious scientists of the best research institutes of Great Britain, America and Germany have come to the same conclusion as was made by professor John Taylor who "came to know for sure" that in all cases analysed by him he "was faced with a qualitative change in matter produced by perfectly new methods. As modern physics does not know any powers capable of such effect, the main task now consists in finding out their nature".
Let us stress once more that telekinesis (changing the shape and place of metallic things before the eyes of many spectators) is performed in the presence but not by the medium, and very often even without his knowing. Here are some illustrations.
U. Geller's classmate Josef Charles tells the story of their meeting in 1974 in New York: "We were having dinner in a restaurant chattering about our carefree school years. Uri was relishing fruit salad when his spoon suddenly began bending. Throwing it on the table he said: 'You see the nuisance that vexes me each time when I eat?' The spoon went on bending until it was broken in two". The unexpected deformation of things in his hands persecuted the boy from his early childhood. This is what he writes: "Once mummy gave me delicious mushroom soup. At first I ate dipping white bread into it, then took a spoon. I am a lefthander and was holding the spoon with my left hand. Mummy was standing at the kitchen-range. I took a spoonful of soup and was carrying it towards my mouth. Suddenly the spoon broke in my hand in two. <…> Now imagine that all this happens to you. You are eight or nine, you are having your soup, and your spoon suddenly brakes, splitting the soup on your lap. What would you feel? And if this happens thirty or forty times a year, as was in my case, I think you'd start (mildly speaking!) being nervous".