Mitch Horowitz
1 min readApr 16, 2020

Thank you man — yes, I think that’s a fair way to put it. Mental causation is ever-operative. Just like what we call the placebo effect is ever-operative. But intervening factors simultaneously exist. The problem, as I see it, is when we conceive of life as subjected to one mental super law. Because the placebo effect is demonstrably true, for example, I wouldn’t expect it to govern all of medicine — although it’s always a factor. I address this in my article, “Is Magick Necessary?” Thanks for your thoughtful read.

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Mitch Horowitz

"Treats esoteric ideas & movements with an even-handed intellectual studiousness"-Washington Post | PEN Award-winning historian | Censored in China