In the 12th century text Hikmat al-Ishraq (Theosophy of Oriental Light) the Iranian philosopher Suhrawardi lays out a conception of existence in terms of light. He declares all reality to be nothing other than light, which varies only in degrees of intensity.

At a recent exhibition of the American surrealist painter and photographer Man Ray at the Palace of Culture and Science there was a quote on the wall from the Man himself:

You've got to watch the light; it's the light that creates.

As a codicile to this Man Ray was also noted, in one of his essays, to have said:

To create is divine; to reproduce is human.

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