I am excited. I have finished posting over 400 species in The Compendium. The entries provide detailed information about the properties inherent to each species, based on thirty properties described in its own file (found in The Compendium top menu), and which plant components are used. This list is followed by unique anecdotal material. All of these species have many other uses beyond ritual and spiritual applications (food, clothing, medicine, shelter), and are described in detail in Ancestral Airs. I felt Ancestral Airs needed The Compendium as a companion so that ritual healers, shamans, and spirit handlers could find a concise reference for plants suitable to their practices.
In the blog I named Miscellanea Magica you will find many appendixes that were originally featured in The Compendium. So far I have posted 13 Spirit Gardens that list ecologically harmonious collections of plants that include all thirty ritual properties. There are 7 files called Species by Habitat with Property Numbers. These entries guide you through making substitutes in Spirit Gardens, and also illustrate which species have the most number of properties. I am in the process of posting the files on Clan Magic. To date you will find 18 Women’s Tree Clans and 12 Animal Clans. It will take me a few more days to post the remaining animal clans and the numerous societies. These files tie specific affinities to the ritual plants that best support those affinities.
The Compendium for Spirit Handling is a complex and comprehensive work that I felt should be given away because I believe in my heart of hearts that this old knowledge belongs to everyone.