The Magic of Light presides over life and death because it has to do with laws and principles whereby self-conscious states of mind initiate and determine subconscious reactions. These reactions make for life or for death, according to the patterns which self-consciousness for- mulates and passes down to the subconscious plane.
Every true magician knows that all his practice has a mathematical, geometrical basis. By the aid of occult geometry he has traced nature to her concealed recesses. He uses geometrical formulae and diagrams in his practical work.
Finally, though he knows himself to be above nature, he understands that his operations succeed to the degree that his thought, word and action transmit faithfully the powers of the plane above him. The greatest magicians know themselves to be no more than channels for the Life- power, clear window-panes through which the light of wisdom within the house of personality streams forth into the objective world.- PFC