Author Randall Fitzgerald discussed the role of luck in our lives based on his interviews and personal research. He recounted a phenomenal streak of luck he had gambling on slot machines at an Indian casino near his home. Fitzgerald said he tapped into his own radar system for sensing which machines were "pregnant" and ready to pay off.
In one instance, he described seeing a hypnagogic image of three 7's on a slot machine, which propelled him to drive to the casino, where he subsequently won big on the specific machine he saw. The evidence suggests that the human body can act as a receiver of precognitive information, he explained.
Fitzgerald sees gambling as metaphor for life, and considers luck to be an energetic force. In the case of beginners luck, he found several factors at play: a lack of attachment, a sense of excitement, and no habits of mind. Bad luck can be related to habitual ways of thinking, such as the "self fulfilling prophecy," he noted. He recommended meditation as a valuable practice for tapping into intuition at the deepest level. Fitzgerald also offered analysis of listeners' tales of luck.