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.