The spark of life, container of consciousness, body of light . . . these are all phrases describing the eternal soul. According to Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki, there is a way to create and use a similar, yet temporary, body of light that holds consciousness-what philosophers call a "pearl of great price."
Differing from etheric, auric, and astral bodies, the body of light can be used for various kinds of magical work. This book offers many methods for building a light body and using it in ritual, visionary work, pathworking, astral projection, and shapeshifting. There are practical techniques for using the body of light in color magic, to contact an incorporeal inner planes teacher, and to attune with the divine. Ashcroft-Nowicki also discusses the history of light beings, their evidence in the bible, and their impact on literature, art, and poetry.