Updated for Thaumcraft 4.2 If you quickly want access to all the aspects, with a minimum of manual aspect combining, then read on. This Mini-Guide does not cover anything added by other mods. Depending on your modpack, there might be better ways to get to an aspect. It doesn't matter which item/block you choose for discovering an aspect. For every newly discovered aspect you will gain a flat bonus of two research points. (I believe the bonus used to be item-dependent) Pro-Tip: Go scan some Bedrock! It's worth a lot of Research Points. Start by combinig Aqua and Terra in the "Research Table" to get Victus. There is no easy way to scan for Victus (at least that I know of) and it is a prerequisite for a lot of other aspects. While you're at it, combine Aer and Aqua to make Tempestas, the weather aspect, it's not a prerequisite for other aspects but since you can't scan the weather, you'll have to combine it anyway. (Weather you like it or not) Now, scan these items and blocks in order: Torch --> Lux Coal, Coal Ore --> Potenia Grass Block --> Herba Trapdoor --> Motus & Arbor Chest, Bowl --> Vacuos Glass Block --> Vitreus Potion of weakness --> Mortuus & Praecantatio or alternatively: Research: (Victus + Perditio) --> Mortuus Any Shard, Mossy Cobble, Chiseled Sandst. --> Praecantatio Chicken --> Volatus & Bestia Soul Sand --> Spiritus & Vinculum or if you not have been to the nether yet: Skeleton Skull, Zombie Head --> Spiritus Amber --> Vinculum Paper --> Cognito Rotten Flesh --> Humanus & Corpus Wheat, Bread, Apple, Carrot, Potato --> Fames & Messis Flint --> Instrumentum Obsidian --> Tenebrae And then you can scan the rest (no particular order necessary): Any one block tall vanilla Flower --> Sensus Wool --> Fabrico & Pannus Spider Eye --> Venenum (and also Sensus) Snow, Ice --> Gelum Milk Bucket --> Sano Any Hoe --> Meto Any Pickaxe --> Perfodio Arrow --> Telum Leather, any Armor --> Tutamen Hopper, Cinnabar Ore(has also Venenum) --> Permutatio Fence Gate --> Machina & Iter Iron Ingot, Iron Ore --> Metallum Gold --> Lucrum Zombie, Skellington --> Exanimis Ender Pearl, Blaze , Obsidian Totem --> Alienis Slimeball --> Limus Tainted Goo --> Vitium (and also Limus) Ethereal Essence (any Aspect) --> Auram Old Thaumcraft 4.0 Guide: Spoiler First, research these in order: Torch --> Lux Stone, Cobble --> Saxum Coal --> Potenia Bedrock, Bowl --> Vacuos Research: (Aqua + Terra) --> Victus Seeds --> Granum Gras --> Herba any Wood --> Arbor Trapdoor --> Motus Iron Ingot, Ore --> Metallum Potion of weakness --> Mortuus & Praecantatio or alternatively: Research: (Victus + Perditio) --> Mortuus Mossy Cobble, Chiseled Sandst. --> Praecantatio Chicken --> Volatus & Bestia Soul Sand --> Spiritus & Vinculum Paper --> Cognito Rotten Flesh --> Humanus & Corpus Flint --> Instrumentum Wool --> Fabrico & Pannus Cake (Item) --> Fames, Messis & Sano or alternatively: Apple --> Fames & Messis Milk Bucket --> Sano (not a requirement for other aspects) Obsidian --> Tenebrae Then research these (no particular order necessary): Snow, Ice --> Gelum Blaze, Obsidian Totem --> Alienis Diamond --> Lucrum & Vitreus or alternatively: Gold Ingot --> Lucrum Glas --> Vitreus Slime --> Limus Fence Gate --> Machina & Iter Ethereal Essence --> Auram Zombie, Skellington --> Exanimis Spider Eye --> Venenum, --> Sensus Any Hoe, Farmland --> Meto Arrow --> Telum Leather, any Armor --> Tutamen Any Pickaxe --> Perfodio Tainted Goo --> Vitium Research: (Aer + Aqua) --> Tempestas Anybody (who sees some value in these guidelines) is free to include them in their own Guide, repost them, or do whatever they want with it.