Basics of Magic-Walter Ernest Butler

But the philosophy which underlies magic is the philosophy which appears in the Indian “Vedanta” the philosophy of “Monism!’ In this philosophy God and His Universe are seen to be one and the same. But this, it will be said, is Pantheism pure and simple. It would be if we were so foolish as to regard Nature as the whole of God. We do not only hold the idea of His being in and through His Universe, but also we believe He transcends it.