Following up on this post where I looked a little more closer into the Elements of Harmony. I theorized that the Elements of Harmony present a fractal type relationship where they represent themselves in a kind of looping paradox. I also theorized that mixtures of the Elements can be made to make “Links of Harmony” which are magical forces of themselves. Less powerful because they are less pure, perhaps, but still magical forces that can be weld like the Elements themselves.
I’ve tried to come up with what each of the One-to-One Link would be. This is just first attempt, and is highly speculative, so take that in mind.
LINKS OF HARMONY
Magic/Friendship to Honesty: Creativity/Reason
Magic/Friendship to Loyalty: Camaraderie
Magic/Friendship to Kindness: Healing
Magic/Friendship to Generosity: Support/Guardianship
Magic/Friendship to Laughter: Coincidence/Spontaneity
Honesty to Loyalty: Trustworthiness/Restraint
Honesty to Kindness: Transparency
Honesty to Generosity: Fairness
Honesty to Laughter: Humbleness
Loyalty to Kindness: Leadership
Loyalty to Generosity: Forgiveness/Redemption
Loyalty to Laughter: Belief/Faith/Hope
Kindness to Generosity: Helpfulness/Self-Sacrifice
Kindness to Laughter: Relaxation/Listening
Generosity to Laughter: Indulgence
It’s kind of hard to separate some of these concepts from others, as lines become blurred (Camaraderie versus loyalty, for example.) This can be a fact that can be traced back to the Fractal nature of the Elements of Harmony—- they are elements of themselves, in that looping nature explained. So although every one is unique, it also contains traits of every other Element and Link. If you think about this in the terms of Ponies, you can think about it how Applejack bears the element of Honesty, but is also loyal and generous. Honesty is part of friendship, which is made up of parts including loyal and generous. To have a part, you must also have the whole.
In the movie Rainbow Rocks, I believe that Sunset Shimmer takes a strong hold of the “Forgiveness” (Loyalty/Generosity) link to obtain her magical state. If I were to choose a Link for her to wield, it surely would be Forgiveness and Redemption.
It is my hope to be able to utilize these Links of Harmony in a pop-culture pagan practice, as they are more wiedly than the purity of the Elements, but still posses the same magical power.
If you have any suggestions to add to the Links, please tell me! This is still a highly theoretical, new, and speculative idea I am working with. Also, I believe that Links can be combined in more combinations than just One-to-One, so if you have ideas for any combination, please let me know.