Magical thinking: the belief that one's ideas, thoughts, actions, words, or use of symbols can influence the course of events in the material world. "Magical thinking can be plotted on a spectrum, with skeptics at one end and schizophrenics at the other. People who endorse magical ideation, ranging from the innocuous to the outlandish, are more likely to have psychosis or develop it later in their lives."
An interesting article on Magical thinking. Most everyone does it in one form or another [psychologytoday.com]