The examples from this last group illustrate Frazers distinction between contagious magic and imitative magic.
First let us examine the simpler and more important case of imitative magic.
The acts appear to be simply procedures of imitative magic, customs sanctified by long usage.
Collins believed that this was imitative magic of a familiar kind, done to secure success in the chase.
imitative magic is based on a belief which obtains general currency that the effect resembles the cause which produces it.