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Is ‘manifesting’ dangerous magical thinking or a formula for success?

By Elle Hunt

21 Apr 2022 · 13 min read

Diana Celestine was let in on the secret about 10 years ago. Then an IT consultant in Charlotte, North Carolina, she’d made a passing comment to a friend lamenting the state of her love life – something along the lines of “I’ll probably never get married”.

Celestine had just been joking around. But her friend stopped her, deadly serious.

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