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Magical thinking : reality or illusion.

@inproceedings{Subbotsky2004MagicalT,
  title={Magical thinking : reality or illusion.},
  author={Eugene Subbotsky},
  year={2004}
}
Magical thinking and magical beliefs We find it quite natural that our thoughts or words can produce effects in our mental world, or in the outer world: we can think of moving our hand and do it, we can ask for a favour and be granted it. What we would find surprising is if our thoughts, wishes or words produced similar effects in non-animate physical objects. We would not try to move a rock by just wishing it would move (‘thought over matter’ magic). Non-animate objects don’t suddenly acquire… 

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