Uri Geller rose to fame as a psychic - who could bend spoons using just the power of his mind
and his hands and fingers. Strangely for someone using the power of his mind, he still had to touch the spoon, key, fork etc.
Presumably the power of his mind was meant to travel out of his fingers into the spoons to bend them.
Tellingly, he could never bend things that couldn't otherwise be bend by hand, or by for example using a table or a chair to bend them against. So if he was using the power of his mind, he was bending spoons the hard way. All of which makes me wonder how he has continued to make a living of of a rather feeble collection of conjuring tricks.