So, I'm having difficulty with an Order of Hermes character that likes using Mind magick. My specialty sphere is Forces, and I'm having a tough time combining the two to create magical effects. (My character has Forces 1 and Mind 2.) I've read the descriptions and sample magical combinations written at the end of each Sphere rank, but it seems as though Mind and Forces are incompatible — or, more appropriately, have little synergy between them.
Note that we're gaming in the Victorian Era, so rotes such as "I get a hold of the information that's stored in this flash drive" using Forces • Mind • are not going to be useful to me, but they're welcome anyway.
To sum up, we've got Mind & Forces (I'm only going till level 3, since above that the powers start being ridiculous):
•: Sense Thoughts (but not read yet), Sense Emotions (and determine some basic principles - but not to whom the emotion is directed an what it is - only in a positive-or-negative sense), Sense Powerful Resonance, Mind Shielding (only rudimentary), Improve Computational Skills, Improve Memory, Improve Concentration, Aura Reading.
••: Read Surface Thoughts, Sense Memories Associated with Objects, Scan Emotions, Determine Resonance (including drawing out memories attached to it), Send Emotional Impression, Mind Shielding, Mind Cloaking, Alter Aura.
•••: Telepathy, Surpass Language Barrier, Project Illusions, Create False Thoughts, Mental Attack, Control Thoughts during Sleep and Dreams, Enter Dream Realms, Contact Dream Minds.
•: Perceive Forces (sense, where they emanate from, where they go, determine intensity).
••: Control Minor Forces (divert a force, change its quality, control its dispersion).
•••: Transmute Minor Forces (convert forces into ther types, shift their intensity radically, create a force from nothing, banish a force into oblivion).
Rotes from Sourcebooks
Mentions I could find between the two spheres: It's only one and it's located on page 165, under Transmute Minor Forces: [..]he can transmute a pure idea into a construct of force[..].
Branding the Heart: Forces •• Mind •• Artisan's Handbook p52
Dream Drama: Forces •• Mind •• Order of Hermes Tradition Book p64
Feedback: Forces •• Mind ••• Digital Web 2.0 p115
Focus the Blow: Forces • Mind • Akashic Brotherhood Tradition Book p63
Possess Flame: Forces •• Mind •••• The Spirit Ways p88
Sneaking Shadow: Forces •• Mind •• The Book of Shadows p139
Tune Psychic Radio: Forces •• Mind • The Book of Shadows p140
Spark of Inspiration: Forces ••• Mind 1 •