After a series of great books, literally having Metaphysics fall on my head at the used book store, reading Arts and Academy, and reading posts, an idea has amalgamated and so I thought I would set it free to ruminate on the boards.
Thwarting, breaking, and perfecting Hermetic theory to eliminate the limit of Arcane Connection.
The theory is this: Using the concept of Plato's Theory of Forms, true name magic, first essences, ect. all those concepts of there existing a perfect abstract form of everything, finding the source of that perfect form or how to involve that source in your magic, and then attempting to exploit the true name/primal ideal form/mirror soul or spirit of the object.
An example of what it would mean. Say you have a room divided by a curtain that allows no species to be obtain from the exclusive sides, using the breakthrough, magi could upon knowing the true form of a dog, or of iron, or of the human mind, use that true essence as the Target of his magic. The Range is where my attempts begin to stumble (how does one limit what is affected when working on the core abstract form of something) although one could perhaps... well I will leave that part until I firmly grasp it.
hah ha! The difficulting in shattering the limits of Hermetic theory!
I am sure some of the books which I have not read may present a way around this, r perhaps deals with it properly.
Wait making the true form essence the Range and then leaving Target to be whatever ((I am still something of a novice, a novice's novice if you will, when it comes to Ars ethos)) would solve the problem. And was the intent of the breakthough from the start.
So comment, critique, lab partner assist?