This page describes the use of tables of correspondences in Kennexions.
It has often been remarked that the Glass Bead Game can find one of its roots in the Hermetic magickal tradition of correspondences. Actually, the practice of correspondences is worldwide, but of the texts available to us in English, the Hermetic (Western occult) tradition is the most familiar. I have discovered a way to employ the vast body of correspondences available to the researcher as part of the Kennexions game.
One of the hoariest tools for studying correpondence is the Table of Correspondences, which contains any number of columns and a fixed number of rows. Each column in the Table shows a particular "system," such as the planets, the Greek Gods, or plants and herbs, and each cell in a particular column represents an element of that system. The cells of each column are aligned so as to display corresponding elements in each system; that is, each row of the table may be thought of as representing a certain archetype which is embodied as a symbol or cell in each column. (See table below.)
The following table is broadly excerpted from 777, as compiled by Aleister Crowley:
PLANET ROMAN NORSE METAL PRECIOUS GOD GOD STONE ------ ------ ------ ------ --------- Saturn Saturn Frigga lead pearl Jupiter Jupiter Wotan tin sapphire Mars Mars Thor iron ruby Sun Apollo [N/A] gold topaz Venus Venus Freya copper emerald Mercury Mercury Loki mercury fire opal Moon Diana [N/A] silver quartz
This table is debatable and far from complete. Other compilators have shown other correspondences. One particular version would have to be chosen for a particular game, perhaps with footnotes citing particular authorities (777, the Sepher Yetzirah, the Golden Dawn flying rolls, or what have you). This is analogous to the process of OntologicalCommitment? in Mark Line's WaldzellGame?. Perhaps over time, one Grand Table of Correspondences would arise in the Game Archive.
Nevertheless, the table above makes sense in its general outline, and for the moment, that is all we need. For example, we can draw an old friend of a kenning analogy from it:
Sun Moon ------ :: ------ gold silver
This is enough to let us form four kennings (gold moon, sun silver, silver sun, and moon gold) and two difrasismo (sun and moon, gold and silver), as I have shown in earlier posts.
"Gold" and "Sun" are in the same row of our table, as are "silver" and "Moon". If we extend the kenning analogy to include all rows of the above table, we get
Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon ------ :: --------- :: ----- :: ------- :: ------ :: -------- :: ------ lead tin iron gold copper mercury silver
Reading the top row across, we obtain a sort of mega-difrasismo with not two but seven elements (Saturn & Jupiter & Mars & Sun & Venus & Mercury & Moon), and similarly for the bottom row (lead & tin & iron & gold & copper & mercury & silver). You might think of the first mega-difrasismo as "summing" to the term "planet", and the second as summing to "metal". By no coincidence, each column heading is a superset of the terms in that column: the meaning of the mega-difrasismo, or their tertium comparationes (hereinafter "TC").
One of the newest rules of Kennexions is that you can substitute the TC for any base-term of a kenning. For example, instead of saying "gold moon" for "Sun", which is a little obscure, we can now say "gold planet". We can extend this so that "Moon" becomes "silver planet" and "Mars" becomes "iron planet", which I think everyone will agree is clearer than, say, "iron Saturn."
Let's try getting a novel kenning from the table. "Thor" and "ruby" correspond, so we can say that:
ruby = Thor stone  = Thor among the stones  = stone of Thor 
Hm. Thor-stone. Kind of has a Skaldic ring to it, doesn't it?
As a first pass at a procedure, then, we can say that to get a kennexion from a table of correspondences, you take the following steps:
For further Tables, see 777 by Aleister Crowley and The Key of It All, volumes 1 and 2, a massive reference work by David Allen Hulse that shows correspondences between such disparate systems as the Tarot, the I Ching, Tibetan Buddhism, and Enochian magick. Well worth the $60.00 or so outlay.