Energy flows in patterns. Those patterns define the mass and shape of objects, their motion and interaction. To influence the energies that underlie all things, one must understand those patterns and ply the energy into the patterns needed to produce the desired effects.
Patterns are formed as diagrams, glyphs, drawings, words... Patterns are formed as music and words. Patterns serve as mnemonic devices to access and shape the energy that underlies everything. Ways to push and pull energy. Patterns are the cornerstone of everything.
Devices designed to tap into that power are arrayed with patterns in the form of symbols and lines, acting as conduits of energy, akin to the web of wiring and circuit tracings of electronics and the bits of hardware punctuating their patterns.