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Spoon bending is a hot topic and a reader, Shannan Rohde, has written in the previous article about bending spoons, How to bend a spoon using your mind, about his spoon bending experience. Many other readers asked him to provide them pictures and detailed instructions. Below are his instructions plus some pictures of him and the bent spoon.

Everyone is encouraged to try. If you succeed please send your mail and photos to and I will post your success stories and photos on this website as well.

Your age should not have anything to do with it actually. I will give you a step by step on how I did it and hopefully you should be able too as well. I am 36 years old, but I have been “Sensitive since I can remember”. The steps to bend a spoon:

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Update2: There’s now a video of Shannan doing the bending. See it at: Spoon bending video

  1. Go in your drawer and pick out 10 or so spoons. And lay them out on the table. Use your feeling and let them tell you which spoon will bend. (I know it sounds funny but this is what I did the first time).
  2. When you feel you have the right spoon and mind you pick one that is fairly thin to start out with.
  3. Hold the spoon vertical and look at it and ask it to bend. Or say you will bend for me. Really believe it.
  4. Start your meditation. Breathe in and breathe out. Breathe in energy from the universe and imagine it as a golden ball above your head.
  5. Breathe out negative feelings and put the recycled air into your solar plexus. (The energy)
  6. Keep doing this for about 15 breaths while massaging the spoon just below the bowl of it.
  7. Make your self lightheaded while really concentrating on your breathing and producing energy and thinking the spoon will bend..
  8. Then at the point of when you feel you’re ready with all thoughts clear except the spoon get ready
  9. Look at the spoon for about 2 seconds and think you will bend for me, while still breathing, breathe faster and hype yourself up..
  10. Look out the window or at something for about 1 second and start to bend the spoon, and say very loud BEND! BEND! BEND! (really get into it) you will notice that the spoon becomes like rubber.
  11. Your spoon will feel like rubber and it will bend for you.
  12. After you have bent the spoon around two or three times, lay it down and wait about 1 min. the spoon will harden again.

I have noticed that the more people that are around you the collective energy will help you get there more. Make a lot of noise laugh I did this the other day and it was my fifth spoon and it felt like rubber. Have them touch the spoon before bending it.

You have to believe the spoon will bend. Tell yourself you have done this a million times already. After you have a spoon bent, keep it around you and whenever you have doubt look at it and remember that you did this and you can do this again.

You will bend the spoon, I promise.

The photos I have enclosed it of my fourth spoon bending. And yes there is a little physical force behind it, but not enough to bend it like the photos I send you. You will do this. I promise and it does take practice. The secret is in the meditation. You are transferring energy to the spoon and making it apart of you, like bending your finger.

Non of these photos were photoshopped except to reduce the size to 640 by 480.

Thank you,
Shannan D. Rohde
“Medium in Training”

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Snannan has also sent some photos and a description of them. First, some photos of the bent spoon. Notice how it is twisted three times.




Now, some photos of Shannan bending the spoons. His wife has photographed them. The photos have some anomalies in them. Shannan has 2 possible cause for them:

  1. That the camera had flaws in it
  2. That what you see is the energy (psychic or Metaphysical)



Look closely at the this one and you can see the energy start to spark on the spoon, it is reddish.

Shannan believes this to be a 4d multi-dimension capture. The photo of him on the right is not torque the spoon but him intensely saying BEND! BEND! BEND!



For additional psychokinetic exercise see Jar and Pendulum psychokinesis exercises

Further discussion on spoon bending is in the forums at Spoon bending discussion.





  1. Someone’s been down the magic shop…

  2. Excellent blog here! Also your site loads up very fast!

    What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your
    host? I wish my site loaded up as fast as yours lol

  3. Poop! I think im the only one hose tried this for two days and still cant do it. Dammit!

  4. When I first saw a spoon bending trick I thought what a miraculous thing this is. Reading this article was so much fun. Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. i tried, at first i thought it was ridiculous, but when i tried, it actually was surprisingly easy to bend it, and surprisingly hard to un-bend it after a few moments. ill try tomorrow with a thicker one

  6. Yeh its called, slow shutter speed dual flash high ISO and shoot at night and hey presto you all now know how to set your camera to take this photo. Shannan, i have no doubt that you can bend spoons, but don’t bullshit a photographer! i take photos using this technique almost every day.

  7. yes it worked as instructed….main thing is that it did worked for e at first time only….i was really surprised to do it…can we perform this activity on other metals also….?

  8. I have taken a “Theory of the Mind” class and basically we bent the spoons with two fingers. Try that! Its an amazing exercise. The mind does all the work and there is no force. If the spoon has cracks its not bent with the power of the mind.

    • im 12 im not athletic or buff way so ever i focused and did i simply its no fake if a 12 year old can do it the hell u can too

  9. Wow you’re all lame hahahaha

  10. thanks Shannan!!!! just did it and it works!! i twisted 6-7 times effortlesly… tried to do it again whithout concetrating and it was impossible. to all the sceptics: open your minds.. its all about physics and human evolution… have a great day!!!

    • COOL!

      How did you do it?

      I have a bad headache after did it..

      And the reason I reply this to you is because you’ve posted the LATEST comment, and you did it right..

      Cool dude, reply me!

      Thanks 🙂

  11. Yes this is true. I can do it myself. The spoon becomes soft and then you bend it. You are creating the energy and focusing it into the spoon. Then you bend and twist EFFORTLESSLY!

    Try it. If you can’t do it at first, try again. To bend a spoon into loops like that, takes alot of effort. I do it effortlessly because with the mind I have manipulated the the spoon (it become like rubber), it then soon after hardens again.

    Remember, we and everything around us is energy. Including spoons. It’s not magic, it’s physics!

  12. Shannan,

    After 3 tries, I finally bent the spoon. But I am unsure if I bent it with my mind or physically. I bent the part where the handle connects to the circle bit of the spoon half way, making an ‘L’ shape. I would like to know if I actually did it, or just did it with pure force.

    Also, I would like to know your first time that you bent the spoon. Was it just a bend, or did you manage to twist the spoon?

  13. correction. “five people you will meet in heaven”.

  14. i have read a book called “conversations with god” and the book just blew me. i got so into it that the book led me to things like spoon bending. shannon i am a seeker of the truth but right now i’m so very confused. i am actually trying be one of the collective consciousness. i hope my “contacting” you would lead me to my goal. i want so much to be a part of the change. i hope that my reaching out to peoples like would lead me to enlightenment.

    • Just by doing research on the subject and other things like minded as we are, you are already taking two more steps towards enlightment. I have seen that movie and thought it was very nice as well. May I recommend the movie “% people you will meet in heaven”. This was also a very good movie and read. and if you Meditate (Which you should be doing) May I recommend “The illuminated Chakras”. (

      Very good for Enlightment. I watch it everyday and when I meditate I just follow what I have seen and Memorized from it. It really does help.

      Peace be with you, and we both know the truth.


    • I had a vision of two white peaks, water, and the silhouette of a person. I randomly grabbed some books from the New Age section of the library, my vision was the cover of Conversations with God! I am not shitting you.

      • Books come to us when we are ready to receive happens !

    • i am 14 and black i have done it

      • Does color have anything to do with it? why mention that?

  15. There is nothing in it that indicates he was kidding, and it is on a site that seems to take itself seriously. Joke or not, there are some people who do this and seriously think they are bending a spoon with the power of the mind.

  16. Yes. I completely understand your response Shannan. They will yank this thread if you admit you are not serious.

    LOL. After that response, however, I must say you have made me consider that there is an outside chance that you are actually serious about your supernatural abilities. If that is the case I hope I did not offend you in any way, as you seem like a nice guy, but I can bend spoons in the same manner quite easily (cheap ones) without any supernatural ability and if you are using supernatural ability “You are doing it the hard way!”

    Yes, I would love to see a spoon twisted without being physically touched in the process (including heat, magnetism or other natural means). I assume that is what you mean by “just my mind”.

    If you can indeed do that you deserve monetary compensation for being the first ever. You WOULD be the first ever, correct? If not, who else has done such a thing beyond a shadow of a doubt under the conditions of a scientifically controlled experiment? I would love to see you succeed, write a book, sign a movie deal for the rights to tell your amazing story, etc. etc.. Maybe you are the ONE!

    Peace be with you my friend.


    • Thank you for the kind words Shane. I hope that I can achieve this as well, I think the only thing holding me back is the ego, and belief system. I have to over come those obsticles.

  17. …of course “demonstarted” in my last post was a typo. I meant “DEMONSTRATED” lol.


    • Acually Shane I am Psychic like eberyone in this world including the skeptics. Most of all tho I am a Medium. Soon I will be posting a new video of spoon bending but with just my mind. I have been working on developing this skill and I am getting close.

      What people say on this post regardless if it is positive or negitive, all that matters is that people watch and absorb what they see. It is all that takes a human mind to expand there awareness. Even if it is just a micron.

      Peace be with you,

      P.s. I have and never will charge for my service. A true Psychic just wants to help and advance the human race.

      • Looking forward to seeing mind-only bending. I tried that this morning and the spoon seemed to sag a little but no real tangible result. I have seen physically tangible results with other things in the spirit world but never direct no-hands PK. I have multiple friends who have said they have PK success but I’ve never asked them for a demo. One gave me a dried pea to practice with. Hehe

      • Shannan, I have seen many people in spoon bending parties bend the spoons but have never done the deed my self. You have evidently been able to bring about the required mental conditions without the party atmosphere.
        As your commenters illustrate even your very upfront exhibit of bending does not convince all. This unfortunately is the attitude of the scientists in academia. I am interested in changing this and believe that you could help. I would like to discuss this with you. My phone number is 571 313 8371

  18. LOL. Ok. Ok. Enough. Please people just stop for a moment. I have read this entire thread of posts have any of you? I thought when Shannen told one poster in response to it all being satire that he was getting the idea from that point on people would catch on… but even some of the skeptics continued to write ridiculous rants as though this was serious. Once and for all Shannen is showing us how people do not think critically about unfounded claims. He is being given credit for psychic powers (by some) without even ever claiming to use his mind (without the aid of his hands). It is a rather humerous and yet sad example of how gullible people are. Sadly this proves Shannen could make alot of money selling “How To” manuals on psychic ability without ever having demonstarted any JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER PSYCHIC! LOL. It has been fun to read though. I would almost bet that even after this post people will continue to BELIEVE (the believers of psychic ability will think it’s real and so called “SKEPTICS” will continue to think Shannen is serious). Good work Shannen. Sad though is it not?


  19. I just bent a spoon! Thank you for the instructions. I used my hands but now that it is bent I see there is no way I can unbend it, it is solid. It was like bending aluminum but it is steel. Even if I used all my strength I might be able to do it, but after the meditation it did not require much force at all.

    Rubbing does not heat steel up enough to effect it flexibility. Anyone who has worked with metal knows it doesn’t budge until

  20. Wow this guy can bend spoons using the power of the mind…and um…his HANDS!

  21. dear Shannen,

    :)))))thanks for this. was looking for a long time for someone who can tell me how to do something more than walking,step by step:)
    always knew it can be done, its just that most of the peple get it as weird…anyway, Thanks and off I go to see if I got it :)))))

  22. Dear Shannen,

    Stop wasting cyberspace, doofus. You look like a fool and a half. How much money have you made this year tricking the gullible? I’ll bet you sleep just fine at night, too. Here’s a novel idea – Get a job.

  23. *shannan…i still cant do the spoon bending,nw i have try it 4 about a week but it still unsuccessful…plz help me Shannan…PLZ.,email me at…*

    • I was bored today looking up magic stuff and ran across this guys podcast on I read up on stuff of this sort for a while (metaphysics) in search for the reasoning behind stuff that I used to be able to do. After seeing his podcast I decided to try it out. And with my first try at it I was able to bend a spoon at least 4 around itself. With no problem…unfortunately it would be hard to explain to anyone else of the possiblity seeing that no one was around lol.

  24. My first time…5 secs of med…..1/2 turn…this worked

  25. someone post a video of themself bending a spoon the exact way and amount of times the man in the video bent the spoon. just to prove to us all that this such power does not exist. it will be a simple demonstration. find the weakest spoon if you must.

    you do not have to show your face.

    • Well, that would be rather pointless. If someone would show that, the reponse would be: he prepared the spoon to be easily bendable in advance. Which incidentally is exactly what you could say about the man we are talking about. You just can’t tell from a video. Or do you deny the possibility to have a prepared spoon which could bend easily WITHOUT magical powers?

      But honestly, do you really take the picture with double vision of the guy making an ugly face seriously? I’m convinced this guy is playing you all.

  26. someone post a video of themself bending a spoon the exact way and amount of times the man in the video bent the spoon. just to prove to us all that this such power does not exist. it will be a simple demonstration. find the weakest spoon if you must.

    you do not have to show your face.

    Update2: There’s now a video of Shannan doing the bending. See it at: Spoon bending video

    that is the video to which I am referring

  27. Alright. I have studied and studied this whole thing… and this is how and why it works:

    While you are “meditating” and rubbing the spoon, you are actually heating it up. The 15 breathes, look out the window, etc, are time eaters. I rubbed the spoon, gave it to my little 3 year old daughter and told her to bend. She bent it into a U shape. Its the heat. But if you get some people that buy into the power of the universe will bend a spoon BS, you are good. For smart people, not so good.

    • This guy gets it, its the mater of heating up the weakest point in the spoon and letting it just bend. Im thinking its friction and body heat.


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