Interesting subject and excellent reply.
To add a little bit..."Whenever things seem to happen that contradict our logical conclusion, we tend to think of magic and mystery"
I'd say people first rationalize by irrational means how such things can happen and be allowable yet still fit within their established set of knowns. Things they believe are true.
Some think of magic and mystery in a religious sense perhaps as the theists do. Firstly in matters of perception it seems people fit things into their way of thinking. When that repeatedly fails eventually they may go in other ways.
The earth due to humans self involved way of looking at things was considered to be the center of the universe by Europeans and most asians for thousands of years(mt Sumuru) when the obvious perceptable evidence was it was not. Even today science seemed reluctant to admit other habitable planets present anywhere other then in our particular galaxy. So perhaps outward denial is the first response.
Just to add for your consideration.
"This order considers that progress can be achieved more rapidly during a single month of self-transformation through terrifying conditions in rough terrain and in "the abode of harmful forces" than through meditating for a period of three years in towns and monasteries"....Takpo Tashi Namgyal.