first question you may have about this book is: Why another one
on magical correspondences? After all, there are already a number
of such books plus many others contain lists and tables so why this
First of all, I wanted to correlate as much information as possible
and present it in a way that is well-organized, straightforward
and easy to use as a companion to the many books on Wiccan and Pagan
ritual and spellwork. Entries are cross-referenced and indexed,
and organized by categories and subcategories, making it quick and
easy to find what you need.
my aim is to move away from the idea of rote tables and into the
concept of a web where the correspondences we use are not only associated
with an intention but also with each other. This book looks at why
correspondences are more than objects on which to focus intent,
and how they are fundamental to how we think.
correspondences unites our ideas, beliefs and energy, providing
our rituals and spellwork with deeper meaning as we unite our individuality
with a larger purpose. As Pagans we speak about the web of life
and once we discover the interconnections among magical correspondences
we can see that they provide a structure upon which we can weave
our intentions as well as our lives. We bring correspondences to
life by thinking in terms of a web. This not only allows us to expand
the links of attributes, it also allows us to personalize the way
we use magical correspondences.
serve as links to the past that allow us to connect with ancient
myths and deities as well as the folklore handed down from not-so-distant
centuries. For all our modern-day sophistication, we find relevance
in these associations because they draw us more closely to a profound
sense of where we belong in this world.
there are many correspondences that we have learned through ritual
and study, we also need to find the combinations that work best
for us. Above all, I like to encourage individual exploration. Become
familiar with the deities, plants and things that interest you,
such as the tarot or Celtic ogham, and you will find many reasons
behind the interrelationships of correspondences. You may also forge
new ones that hold special meaning for you. In this way you can
weave unique and powerful magic.