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In Freud's letters, he expressed a belief that random numbers were telling him messages about his life. When he was assigned a phone number ending in 62, he wrote to his friend Carl Jung that it was plausible to suppose that the other figures signified the end of my life, hence 61 or 62. Suddenly method entered into my madness. The superstitious ...


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No, they are not. They are the product of confirmation bias, magical thinking and often deliberate fabrication (as pointed out in the comments, there can of course be psychological and psychosomatic effects). The Wikipedia page about the Hope Diamond details many examples of deaths incorrectly linked to it, individuals who embellished the story of the curse ...


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