Buddhism is a non-theist religion (no god figure) based on the philosophy of non-dualism (which 99% of people have never heard of) yet one of the central concepts in Buddhism is that the mind can and does influence reality.
The mind can slow down or speed up the apparent passage of time -
1. Faster - When people zone out at work they find what seemed like 15 minutes is often 2 hours.
2. Slower - People in car crashes and heightened senses of alert experience time running in slow motion.
Now to an atheist, material reductionist person who believes theres an external reality independant of their mind they brush this off as a trick off the mind. Learn a different philosophy like non-dualism and you reach a different conclusion.
If the mind does alter the flow rate of time depending on how much information its gaining from the environment per second then because of the link between time and gravity in Einsteins Relativity the mind can warp gravity.
Theres your force for moving objects using the mind. A trance localised to one side of an object which alters how much information received from that area per second can alter the gravity there moving the object.
Buddhism phillosophy is most enlightning
Once you have it's background, some of the other philosophies are accentuated or the differences between them become more reconciled and you understand why some misconceptions arise about the other philosophies that turn into a seperate religion only emphasizing some of the aspects.
"We also have neuroscience to explain how the mind processes information, no need for magical thinking."
(quoting a Mr sceptical ego or "nefesh" here)
Anything not understood is said to be foolish magic LOL
Neurobiology shows by the microcosm how the macrocosm process works on a larger scale and most do not comprehend it. It's ALL about consciousness. The observer and the object or just like you said with the clock are intimately related! They don't really exist without the other IMO.
Consciousness or subconscious directs the energy to neurons which connect with the body to think, breathe or move etc. This force is carried through the neurons. Universe creates a body that creates a platform of life which gives raise to a consciousness and comes back down to the smaller individual cells. The goal of the created consciousness should be to raise up in the form of that "energy" which is contained and passed through the neurons. It contains the real life of the consciousness and being that rises or descends, goes within or expands without.
When you read some old manuscripts of philosophies with symbolism literally, they make NO sense to someone who doesn't know the symbolic keys used. One I discovered on the anatomy part of the body and soul subject was facinating to me when I discovered the seperate book of keys to understanding the ancient literal writings, It was the lesser known companion book to the old writing.... "star" is a substitute for neuron or "messenger of the consciousness" when it came to man's physical body and other symbolic "astrology " actually referred to pineal gland, thymus, blood, bones etc. The soul teaching parts were very much like the Buddahist philosophies! Some symbology here included that the Sun in the part of the text was really consciousness and the Moon subconsciousness.The Cosmic Universe parts of the ancient teaching was very much about time and creation cycles and their relativity to time and light and "electromagnetic fields" that "Being" evolves its conscious self on different levels, within and without the time dimensions. Numerology formulas and Pi seemed alot like a modern computer program and of the physical elements! It was like reading a modern quantum physics book of theories and alot of general relativity!
Some people have no clue what history and philosophy really offer. When you read both you can learn and build on them and avoid the same mistakes that men have made before.
Some people get insulted when they hear the word "worthy" student mentioned by many traditions, but it really only means an open mind that understands the symbology and has the peaceful reconciled conscious attitude state of mind to appreciate the real teachings. If you read it literally with out the key or without the state of mind, it is mumbo jumbo magic.