It is interesting to note that the words "sentence" and "sentencing" are closely related.
When someone gets verbally and judgmentally sentenced, the receiver of the sentence sensorially absorbs the implications of that sentence into his/her being and retains them… even after the sentencer has moved out of sight and out of mind.
Thus these kinds of sentences and sentencings have a far and wide range of remote control.
As to sentencing: even when the original passers of judgmental sentences have passed away, the transferred sentences remain in effect, they linger long…
Sentences like this have the same characteristics and consequences as curses or spells.
Could it be that curses and spells work on the same principle as the verbal sentencing just described?