Shereshevsky, Soloman - If I imagine something is going to happen, it does
Type of Spiritual Experience
A fascinating and simple observation that shows how difficult it is to separate prophecy, inter composer communication and 'prayer'. If the inter composer communication between two people is good, then a prophecy may become reality because the subconscious messages are so strong.
Compare the tennis player Pancho Gonzalez.
A description of the experience
A R Luria – The Mind of a Mnemonist
To me there's no great difference between the things I imagine and what exists in reality. Often if I imagine something is going to happen, it does. Take the time I began arguing with a friend that the cashier in the store was sure to give me too much change. I imagined it to myself in detail, and she actually did give me too much – change of 20 rubles instead of 10.... of course I realise it's just chance, coincidence, but deep down I also think it's because I saw it happen that way... and if I don't manage to make a thing happen, it seems to me it's either because I got tired, or distracted, or because the other person's will was fixed on something else