How Do I Find Out About my Elfae/Otherkin Tribe?

November 1, 2018
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“. . . . in the long run the ultimate connection will be the feeling you have for each other — the sense of simpatico, the realization of kinship and kindreth. But there are other things that you can use to discover more about them.”

First, it always helps if you start with examining yours’elf. You are a member of that tribe so they are like you. So, begin by looking at yours’elf, particularly examine what you feel about yours’elf, what you imagine about yours’elf, for much of our elfin faerie natures are buried in our subconscious, in the Collective Unconscious that is shared by all our kindred, and which we inherited from the ancestors, and which can often be best accessed by trusting our own intuition about ours’elves.

If you like or are drawn to this or that, then, it is very likely that so will your people. It is not that you are all exactly the same, surely. For elfae sorts are eccentrics by our very natures, but still tribes of elves and packs of pixies, and flocks of faeries wearing frocks, and conspiracies of unseelie, surely have much in common with each other. Of course, it is true that you are unlikely to recognize your people merely by their appearance. Although, that can be an aid. You can see a particular folk wearing this and that style and think, hey, I love that style, and know by doing so that you are related to them somehow. Yet, in the long run the ultimate connection will be the feeling you have for each other — the sense of simpatico, the realization of kinship and kindreth. But there are other things that you can use to discover more about them.

You may very well ask: What is your magic? For it is likely you have some magic in common. In fact, magic is something nearly all elves and elfae have in common, although the particular types and forms of magic may vary from tribe to clan. We are nearly all of us enchanters of some sort, but some of us practice healing magic, while others emphasize sorcery, shamanism, druidism, witchcraft, wizardry, ceremonial magic, necromancy or necromagery or any one or number of numerous other magic technologies. In that way, we are somewhat like doctors and other professionals. Some doctors are general practitioners, others are pediatricians, optometrists, surgeons and so on. And even then, there is subdivision. Some are brain surgeons, some heart surgeons. While all doctors tend to get the general medical education, most tend to specialize in time. So do we, as elfae, tend to specialize in the types of magic we do. Which doesn’t mean there aren’t general practitioners out there, or individuals with several specialties, but merely that magic is so vast one can be a jack-of-all-trades, as the saying goes, or a true master of a few. Knowing our magic tells of something of our people.

You may also ask about your preferred element (water, fire, air, earth, spirit, metal. etc.) or where would you prefer to live, etc. Most elfae have fairly definite feelings about the environment they prefer to live in. Some are wood elves, some are mountain elves, river or ocean elves and so forth. In many ways, that will get you close to your tribe. If you would find them, certainly knowing where they might be or wish to reside can prove to be a great help. Likewise, you can examine your preferences for your favorite tree or flower, gems and crystals, or totem animals. It is also very helpful to imagine what fictional elf or fairy folk you might be most like. These preferences of your own are also all hints as to what others in your elfae or otherkin tribe might be drawn to and are part of the fabric of your magical narrative.

It can take years to find our people. Seeking here and there in the world, on the internet, ever hoping to encounter those with whom one will truly feel attuned. So use your magic. If you have not found your kin as yet, then it may help to create something you like, perhaps a bit of elfae art or music, and share it as widely as possible. If you like it then others of your tribe will most likely feel attuned to it as well and be drawn to it and you. By doing so you are using the essential skill of all elfae to use enchantment magic to find your kindred. Remember, they are as attracted to you as you are to them. And every moment that you spend searching for them, they are looking for you as well.

And If I feel that I’m some sort of Otherkin but don’t know what kind, what should I do?

First, you should trust your instincts, intuitions, imagination and really, in this instance, your desires. We Silver Elves have been asked from time to time by various folks what sort of elf or faerie or other they might be and we have, as much as possible, resisted telling them what they are, because what they truly are depends almost entirely upon their own wishes. We have opinions, of course. But for the most part, unless someone really urges us to share our impressions and observations with them, we keep them among ours’elves. And no matter what our opinions may be, it is still up to the individual to decide and declare through action what they truly are. It is not our business to tell you who you are but your right to tell us who you are.

There was even an occasion a decade or so ago when someone wrote a post on the internet claiming we had said they were this or that (we don’t remember what), which was utterly untrue because, for the most part, we don’t tell people what sort of other they are. We just don’t. However, if someone is totally lost and wants our opinion, we may offer it as a suggestion that they may proceed upon until they discover within their own s’elves what sort of elfae they may be. Their own reaction to what we tell them, whether they embrace the suggestion or not, in itself will tell them a bit about thems’elves.

Although, here we rather come to the crux of the matter. The question involves the fact that the person doesn’t know what sort of elfae they are. But the reality of Elfin and Faerie isn’t a matter of what you are but what you wish to be. And if you support that wish with action, which is to say the magic of living, or manifestation, of making it real in your life and in the world, that is what you are and what you will be. We are not simply the products of Faerie and Elfin, we are its co-creators.

Most folks think in terms of their ancestors. They are elven or faerie or whatever in their minds because they were born that way, which is to say created that way by some outside force, god or power. But we are elfae folk, we are others, we are magicians, enchanters and spell weavers and we are whatever we wish to be. We are not what others have made us, but what we make of ours’elves.

Now, this is not to say that others don’t have influence in our lives. This is surely true of our earliest beginnings. So, if you are asking not what you are but what you were, that is a different question. A question really that has to do with previous lifetimes. But in elven philosophy, you don’t have to remain ever the same, as some authors have mistakenly written about us that we are eternal but never changing. What doesn’t change isn’t eternal. Change and transformation are part and parcel of the eternal. In a certain sense, all elfae are shapeshifters, not only changing our bodies from lifetime to lifetime and surely aging, usually gracefully, within a lifetime, but changing our minds, our attitudes and our sense of being, which we ever strive to improve, uplift and make better. We attune ours’elves to Nature within and without so that all that we do is natural and thus easy.

So, the question here isn’t really what sort of elfae am I but what sort of elfae do I wish to be. What sort of spirit do I wish to manifest in the world. Although, the answer is generally found in our own inner being. Who do you wish to be? What sort of elfae or other sings to your heart and soul? What kind of elfae arouses your imagination? This is Faerie. This is Elfin. You can be whomever you wish to be. But you must enliven this wish with magic if you wish it to be true. If you wish it to be real, you must make it real by living it. So, who are you? What sort of elfae? Only you know for sure and only you can realize it, which is to say only you can make it real for yours’elf and therefore for others.

And, if you haven’t already, or if you’d like to do so again, take our elfae/otherkin type quiz on our Silver Elves website (http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfkin.html) and we will do our best to assist you in creating a magical narrative that will help you understand your elfae/otherkin type and tribe, a gift from us to you. For surely in understanding yours’elf and your others, you will grow closer still in the nether realms and drawn ever nearer in the world.

Fardas Lovur Tae Lan (Dancing toward the dawn),
The Silver Elves
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What Kind of Elf or Otherkin Are You?
And What is Your Elfae or Otherkin Tribe?

For years various kindred have asked us, the Silver Elves, to help them figure this out. You probably know if you are an elf, faerie, or otherkin but now we’ve created a questionnaire in order to help us and you create a narrative together about your specific people and your clan, their personal characteristics, magic, relationship to Nature, and interests. This is our gift to you (free), which we think will be a bit of fun for both of us. Give us five minutes of your time and we will give you a half hour to forty minutes of ours and send you your unique magical narrative. Simply follow this link and the directions on that page:
http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfkin.html

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Below, you will see that we have collected a list of all our Silver Elves articles so far on our blog sites on both WordPress and Blogspot. Our articles are sponsored by questions we have been asked about the Elven Way over the decades since 1975 by our elfae brothers and sisters as well as more recently on Facebook in our groups and private messages . If you have questions that you do not see answered here, then you are free to join one of our FB groups and ask your question or private message us on FB or just ask your question in the comment section of this blog article and we will be happy to do our best to address it in a future article. Also, we do have a question and answer book, The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, that has many more questions answered about the Elven Way and being an elf and you can go see the table of contents here to check if your questions are contained within this book.

 

A Complete List of Our Silver Elves Blog Articles (with links) on the Elven Way, Elven Magic and Enchantment, Elven Lifestyle and On Being An Elf

Section 1: “First Questions” Often Asked About Elves

What Does It Mean To Be An Elf and Follow the Elven Path?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2017/09/14/what-does-it-mean-to-be-an-elf

Is the Elven Way a religion?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/is-the-elven-way-a-religion

How Do I Find Out About my Elfae/Otherkin Tribe?
And If I feel that I’m some sort of Otherkin but don’t know what kind, what should I do?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/how-do-i-find-out-about-my-elfae-otherkin-tribe

Can We Become Elves?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/04/14/can-we-become-elves

Is There Anything that All Elves have in Common?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/10/is-there-anything-that-all-elves-have.html

If You are Elves, Why Don’t You Have Pointed Ears?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/07/if-you-are-elves-why-dont-you-have.html

Are Elves Indigos?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/10/are-elves-indigos.html

Do People Who Believe They Are Elves Suffer from Schizotypal Disorder?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/08/do-people-who-believe-they-are-elves.html

Why Do We Call Ourselves The Silver Elves?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2018/02/why-do-we-call-ourselves-silver-elves.html

What’s the Difference Between Elves and Faeries?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2018/07/whats-difference-between-elves-and.html

How Does an Elf Live in a World of Normal Folk?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/07/how-does-elf-live-in-world-of-normal.html

 

Section 2: Elven Magic

What is Elven Magic?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/08/what-is-elven-magic.html

What is Rainbow Magic that The Silver Elves Often Speak About?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/what-is-the-rainbow-magic-that-the-silver-elves-often-speak-about/

How Often Do Elves Do Magic?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/05/19/how-often-do-elves-do-magic

Do Elves Do Ceremonial Magick?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/07/do-elves-do-ceremonial-and-ritual-magic.html

What Do the Silver Elves Think of Using Reiki in their Magic?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/09/what-do-silver-elves-think-of-reiki.html

 

Section 3: More About Who the Elves Are

Did all Elves Come from the Stars?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/08/20/did-all-elves-come-from-the-stars

Is Being an Elf a Matter of Blood of Genetic Heritage?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2017/07/01/is-being-an-elf-a-matter-of-blood-of-genetic-heritage

Are we Born to be Elves? And So If Elves are Born Elven, Are Orcs Born to be Orcs as well?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/07/are-we-born-elves.html

What Say The Silver Elves About the Difference Between Seelie and Unseelie Fae?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/01/17/what-say-the-silver-elves-about-the-difference-between-seelie-and-unseelie-fae

Are All Elves Beautiful? And Are all elves thin?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/07/are-all-elves-beautiful.html

Are Elves Healthier than Other People?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/08/are-elves-healthier-than-other-people.html

Do Elves Age Less Quickly Than Normal Humans?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/08/do-elves-age-less-quickly-than-normal.html

Do Elves Sweat?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/10/do-elves-sweat.html

Are all Elves White?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/08/are-all-elves-white.html

Are Elves Always Androgynous?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/09/are-elves-always-androgynous.html

Do Elves Have Enhanced Senses?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/08/do-elves-have-enhanced-senses.html

Are Elves Hypersexual?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/10/are-elves-hyper-sexual.html

Is There a Point at Which One Is Too Old to Be an Elf?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/08/is-there-point-at-which-one-is-too-old.html

 

Section 4: Elven Awakening

What Does it Mean to Awaken to Our True Elven Nature?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/awakening-to-ones-elven-true-nature

Once an Awakened Elf Are You Always an Awakened Elf?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/07/once-awakened-elf-are-you-always.html

How Do You Gently Awaken a Sleeping Elf Kin?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2018/05/how-do-you-gently-awaken-sleeping-elf.html

Does One Have to be Brave and Courageous to Enter Elfin and Faerie?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/07/20/does-one-have-to-be-brave-and-courageous-to-enter-elfin-and-faerie

 

Section 5: How The Silver Elves Are Alike and Different From Other Spiritual Practices

What’s the Difference Between Elves and Pagans? And Do The Silver Elves Follow an “Elven Faith?”
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/whats-the-difference-between-elves-and-pagans

What is the Difference Between the Elven Way and the Fairy Faith?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/09/09/what-is-the-difference-between-the-elven-way-and-the-fairy-faith

What’s the Difference Between Elves and Witches?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/what-is-the-difference-between-elves-and-witches

Is Christianity Incompatible with Being Elves?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/07/is-christianity-incompatible-with-being.html

Do Elves Believe in Past Lives?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2017/08/21/do-elves-believe-in-past-lives

What is the Elven Point of View about People Choosing their Lives before Birth?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/10/06/what-is-the-elven-point-of-view-about-people-choosing-their-lives-before-birth

Do Elves Interact with Genii Loci?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/do-elves-interact-with-genii-loci

Is the Sphere of Netzach Specifically Related to Elves?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/is-the-sphere-of-netzach-specifically-related-to-elves

 

Section 6: The Past and Future of Elves

Why Do We Elves Call Ours’elves the People of the Ancient Future?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2018/11/why-do-we-elves-call-ourselves-people.html

How Far Back in History do Elves and the Original “Elven Faith” Go?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/12/how-far-back-in-history-do-elves-and.html

Who Are the Shining Ones That the Elves Speak Of?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2018/08/who-are-shining-ones-that-elves-speak-of.html

Who Came First, Elves or Faeries?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/10/who-came-first-elves-or-faeries.html

Is It the Elf Star or the Faerie Star? And Who First Adopted the Seven-Pointed Star as the Elf Star and What Does It Mean?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/is-it-the-elf-star-or-the-faerie-star-and-who-first-adopted-the-seven-pointed-star-as-the-elf-star

What Will Happen to us if Humanity Destroys Itself?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2017/06/03/what-will-happen-to-the-elven-kin-if-humanity-destroys-itself

 

Section 7: How Elves Relate to Other People

How Do You Tell Your Family or Friends that You’re an Elfae Without Them Getting Upset?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2018/10/how-do-you-tell-your-family-or-friends.html

What Say the Elves About Living in the World of the Unawakened? And How Does an Elf Find Friends?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/living-in-the-world-of-the-unawakened

Where Do You Find Kindred Fae?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/finding-kindred

How Do You Deal with Individuals Who Pretend They Are More Spiritually Evolved or More Magically Adept Than They Really Are?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/08/how-do-we-elves-deal-with-individuals.html

Do Elves Hate Dwarves?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/08/do-elves-hate-dwarves.html

What do Elves Feel about Transgender Individuals?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2018/04/what-is-silver-elves-position-about.html

 

Section 8: Elven Lifestyle

Are all Elves Vegetarian?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/07/are-all-elves-vegetarian.html

How Do Elves Form Families?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/07/02/how-do-elves-form-families

Why Are So Many Modern Elves So Into Fashion?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/05/12/why-are-so-many-modern-elves-so-into-fashion

What’s the Elfin View on Wearing Fur?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/09/whats-elfin-view-om-wearing-fur.html

What Do the Silver Elves Think of People who Wear Fake Wings to be like Faeries?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/09/what-do-silver-elves-think-of-people.html

Are There Specific Elfin Holidays that the Silver Elves Celebrate?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/11/are-there-specific-elfin-holidays-that.html

How do Elven Communities Govern Themselves? Do They Have Kings and Queens?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/08/how-do-elven-communities-govern.html

 

Section 9: The Language of the Silver Elves: Arvyndase (SilverSpeech)

Do The Silver Elves speak Arvyndase (SilverSpeech)?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/07/we-are-often-asked-do-you-speak.html

How do The Silver Elves create the Elf Names they Gift to Others? And Does Knowing a Person’s True Name Really Give You Power Over Hir (him/her)?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/07/how-do-you-create-elf-names-you-gift-to.html

 

Section 10: What Oracles do The Silver Elves use?

—Elves and Tarot
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/09/what-oracles-do-silver-elves-use-part-1.html

—Elves and the I Ching
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/09/besides-tarot-what-other-sort-of.html

—Elven Runes (the original runes of the Silver Elves)
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/09/what-oracles-do-elves-use-part-3-runes.html

—Elven Geomancy
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/09/what-oracles-do-elves-use-part-4.html

—The Elven Star Oracle (an original oracle system of the Silver Elves)
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/09/what-oracles-do-elves-use-part-5-elven.html

—Other Original Silver Elves Oracles
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/09/what-oracles-do-elves-use-part-6-more.html

 

Section 11: Other Miscellaneous Questions About Being an Elf and Elven Perspectives

What Do Elves Think of Psychiatry, Psychology and Modern Therapists?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/08/02/what-do-elves-think-of-psychiatry-psychology-and-modern-therapists

What Say the Elves about the question ‘Does one need to suffer to learn compassion?’
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/06/17/what-say-the-elves-about-the-question-does-one-need-to-suffer-to-learn-compassion

How Does it Feel to Write from the Perspective of Elves?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2018/06/how-does-it-feel-to-write-from.html

 

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In Elfin Stay . . . . . .

In a darkened twilight world
The voice of spirit ancient hears
A laugh, a whisper, and a jest
That calls you to the final test.
Come within, it seems to say
Do not fear we’re here to play
And if you wish
We’ll show the way
And you at last
Can come and stay.
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What is the Elven Point of View about People Choosing their Lives before Birth?

October 6, 2018
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“In the long run, all limitations placed upon us in choosing another life, are our own.
It is our own soulful spirit that guides us toward its fulfillment and that chooses
a life most likely to lead toward enlightenment and elevation of our being.”

From an elven point of view, people do choose their lives before birth but there are a number of qualifying considerations of a limiting sort that affect this choice. First, of course, is Karma. Karma, first and foremost, limits our choices. It’s rather like going into a clothing store to buy a new outfit, but one only has so much money to spend, and thus one’s choices are limited. Also Karma requires us to pay back what we owe and thus it reduces the amount of possibilities, the choices we have for another life. Most of the really great lives and situations have been taken by those who’ve earned enough to select them and have the spiritual development to both deserve and embrace them.

When we speak about Karma as requiring us to repay what we owe, this is not so much an external principle to us but an inner one. As we rise in our spiritual development, we are compelled from our inner spiritual soul to repay what we owe, as the more developed we are spiritually, the more we wish to be united with all of life and love is our inner guiding principle. We expand our consciousness to understand on deeper and deeper levels that all spirits are equal in an essential fashion, all are expressions of the Divine Magic.

But this aspect of karma isn’t the only limitation upon us. We are also limited, or perhaps we could say we are afforded greater opportunities by our level of spiritual evolution and development. Obviously, the more enlightened we are, and the more developed we are, (and for elves and fae folk this also means our magical development) the wider the possibilities that are open to us. Enlightenment and magic well used are like money in the bank. The more evolved one is the richer they are in a spiritual sense and thus the greater one’s power to choose from a variety of possible life courses.

But here we run into another and a different set of limitations. Sometimes people choose lives that limit them, or burden them in certain ways for spiritual reasons. An enchanter may be born in a body that is not very good looking in order to develop the powers of enchantment of their personality. Bodhisattvas (Shining Ones) often accept limitations (the very fact that they are choosing to be born into a material body is one) out of compassion to help others. Some souls, out of love for others, take on the burdens, in part, of other people’s karma. They help them carry their baggage, so to speak, in order to uplift them. But mostly we gravitate toward those we love or with whom we have some karmic responsibility to work things out, which in the long run, always means developing the relationship between us.

And this brings us to two other very important points that bear upon one’s ability to choose one’s life before one is incarnated. The first of these is that most of us have yet to develop continuity of consciousness. Continuity of consciousness allows one to retain one’s consciousness and memories from lifetime to lifetime. If you can meditate so deeply that you sleep but remain conscious without thinking then you are there or approaching this state. Most of us, however, are nowhere near this level of development and many people only get bits and pieces of past life memories in their dreams rather than full continuity of consciousness, and our intuition may even fill in the blanks a bit to make a full storyline. However, even these fragments of our past life memories can be very useful to our self-awareness and give us inspiration to continue our meditations.

Without continuity of consciousness, the afterlife, or really the between life state, is rather like a dream. We are usually sort of semi-conscious in a dream but for the most part we are just experiencing the dream, watching it unfold before us and happen to us. If you can lucid dream then you are on the way toward continuity of consciousness. But for most of us, the between life is very dream-like and our choice of another life, another body and a new situation is rather instinctually based. Just as our dreams often reflect our unconscious and the things we are working out in our subconscious, so our choice for a next life is most frequently based upon instinctual desires and motivations. We go to what attracts us. There is actually very little conscious thought involved until indeed we evolve to the level of the Shining Ones.

The other consideration is this. Many folks select a life based upon their basest desires and the fulfillment of unconscious drives affected, quite deeply, by their karma, which is often to say their prejudices, hate, and fears from a previous life. But as we grow spiritually (yet still haven’t yet attained continuity of consciousness), we tend to gravitate toward those lives that we desire that will empower and uplift us. In other words, we naturally choose those lives that help us become who we truly wish to be.

In the long run, all limitations placed upon us in choosing another life, are our own and taking the opportunity to develop spiritually during the life we have presently chosen is key to our future lives. It is our own soulful spirit that guides us toward its fulfillment and that chooses a life most likely to lead toward enlightenment and elevation of our being. We are who we are because of who we are, which is to say who we choose to be. And these elves, choose the life elfin, because that’s who we are.

Ver nesidas mellun vari te (In shimmering starlight ever be),
The Silver Elves
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We invite you to come to our website and enjoy reading samples of all our 40+ books on magic and enchantment and the Elven Way at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html

The Silver Elves say: “While our bodies may grow old, our spirits remain eternal.”

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Faerie Unfolding: The Cosmic Expression of the Divine Magic is an advanced book of elven philosophy concerning The Silver Elves’ views on the nature of the Divine and its expression and manifestation into the world as seen from those cultures that are most connected to and historically expressive of Elven Culture. It is a further development from our other books, Through the Mists of Faerie, The Elven Way, and Liber Aelph and opens the adept elfin enchanter to new understandings of the Unfolding of Faerie and its magic into the world and our part, as elfin beings, in its expression. The Silver Elves illuminate this with a new way of understanding traditional lore and mythology, as well as modern stories of our faerie peoples. Come view a sample of Chapter 1 and read the reviews of this book on our website here.

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What Kind of Elf or Otherkin Are You?
And What is Your Elfae or Otherkin Tribe?

For years various kindred have asked us, the Silver Elves, to help them figure this out. You probably know if you are an elf, faerie, or otherkin but now we’ve created a questionnaire in order to help us and you create a narrative about your specific people and your clan, their personal characteristics, magic, relationship to Nature, and interests. This is our gift to you, which we think will be a bit of fun for both of us. Give us five minutes of your time and we will give you a half hour to forty minutes of ours. Simply follow this link and the directions on that page:
http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfkin.html

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If you enjoyed reading our blog today about karma, then you will surely enjoy reading Creating Miracles in the Modern World on the way of elfin thaumaturgy and developing one’s own being and relationship with the Divine Magic, with the creation of wonders as an effect of that development.

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CREATING MIRACLES IN THE MODERN WORLD: The Way Of the Elfin Thaumaturge shows you that the more we develop our own inner divine nature, the more wondrous we become, and therefore in consequence the more we are able to recognize the subtle wonders of the world and the Universe. Some have written in popular books that there is no such thing as magic. We elves wonder then what they think miracles are if not magic.

Excerpt from Chapter 3:
“When we come to understand and experience that the true nature of the Universe and the Divine Magic is wondrous to its core we begin to release our fear of life (and death) and particularly our fear of failure, knowing that success and wonder are our destiny and the ultimate realization for all our hopes. We also come to understand that the Divine Magic does not judge us nor punish us. Karma is the response of our own souls and spirits seeking perfection. Karma is something that ultimately we are doing to ours’elves. It is an automatic function of the Universe, but it is our magic that has made it so for our magic always returns to us. “

 

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We also invite you to come join us on Facebook in some of our Elven groups where you will find our elven-faerie-fae community interacting and sharing the Elven Way:

The Magical Books of the Silver Elves https://www.facebook.com/groups/539205916250397where we have discussions about our books as well as about Elven and Otherkin philosophy and lifestyle.

Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon
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Elven Life and Magic
https://www.facebook.com/groups/629491797123886

Elvish Magical Chat
https://www.facebook.com/groups/307775362744491

The Faerie Circle
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1025483294180077

Devayana: Buddhism, Vedic, & Asian Spirituality for Elves and Fae https://www.facebook.com/groups/devayana

The Elven Way and Friends
https://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212 

 

United Otherkin Alliance https://www.facebook.com/groups/328253710566869where elves, faeries, dragons, kitsune, gnomes, hobbits, merkin, pixies, brownies, nymphs, driads, niaids, valkyrie, vampires, devas, and all manner of Faerie Folk gather!

 

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The Complete Dictionary of Arvyndase

New Release! We are happy to announce the publication of The Complete Dictionary of Arvyndase: The Elven Language of The Silver Elves. This is an English to Arvyndase, and Arvyndase to English dictionary for those who would like to use this language. There are over 30,000 words in the language of Arvyndase and in this dictionary, as Arvyndase is a complete language and may be both written and spoken as such. This dictionary is created to assist all interested in learning to speak and write Arvyndase, the magical language of the Silver Elves.

If you are interested in learning to use Arvyndase as a language, then we also highly recommend our book Arvyndase (Silverspeech): A Short Course in the Magical Language of the Silver Elves. There are nine chapters in the book with 30 lessons in each chapter or 270 lessons altogether. The book uses a process of word substitution to gradually introduce the student to the use of the language while it speaks about the language itself, its creation, and the philosophy of the Elves.

 

Our favorite Elven chant in English and then Arvyndase!

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What is the difference between the Elven Way and the Fairy Faith?

September 9, 2018
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“The Elven Way….is the practical manifestation and realization of one’s own fae and elfin nature in the world…..We don’t view Elfin and Faerie or elves and faeries or otherkin as being separate from us, as being foreigners, but as kindred to us, even in those cases where we do experience some of them in etheric or astral forms.”

Many folks who do believe in elves and faeries and in Fairie and Elfin do so from the outside looking in. They may have astral or etheric or intuitive interactions with the Faerie world but they often see themselves as being separate from it. They may channel information from those realms or have imaginal encounters or real encounters of our kind of ephermeal form but again, they see themselves as apart from the Fae, rather like someone of one country encountering a foreigner visiting their land and note that they are strangers of a different land and culture.

The Elven Way, however, is the practical manifestation and realization of one’s own fae and elfin nature in the world. We find Elfin within us and we express that energy through our own lives and beings. We don’t view Elfin and Faerie or elves and faeries or otherkin as being separate from us, as being foreigners, but as kindred to us, even in those cases where we do experience some of them in etheric or astral forms.

In this way, it is perhaps more like someone who meets a visitor from another land, but it is a land that one’s ancestors migrated from and one knows that one is related to this person, even if it is in some distant fashion. Thus it is the case in the United States of America, at least, a person might call thems’elves an African American, or an Italian American or a Japanese American and so forth. The same sort of thing can be observed in those who are French Canadian. There is a recognition of one’s ancestors in doing this and a connection to one’s ancient land and people. We, as it happens, are Elven American.

But the Elven Way is not only a cognizance of our essential elven nature, an acknowledgement that our beings are essentially based upon spirit rather than matter, it is a determined effort to manifest our culture in the world today. For some this is simply a fun thing to do. They wear elven fashions, put on pointed ears or faery wings and go to various festivals. And there is surely nothing wrong with this. In fact, we very much love our kindred who do this. Wish that we, ours’elves, could do more of it and certainly wish we could join our kindred in doing so. Pictures of elves in elven raiment with pointed ears are one of our favorite things.

But for us Elven culture is not merely fashion or fae-shion, as some call it, but a spiritual path, a way of being in the world, a way of viewing and experiencing the world and way of interacting with others that is based upon the way of ‘we who are the Fair Folk.’ Following this path has altered our entire lives. Not only has it brought elfin magic into our lives and elfin kindred into our lives, which is a great magic in it self, but it has informed the way we proceed in the world.

As far as we know that is not the case with those who practice the Fairy Faith, although it surely has set them apart from the vast majority who would and do ridicule them at times for believing in elves and faeries just as those same folks attempt to deride us for being elves and faeries. And that has pushed those of the Fairy Faith closer to Elfin, nearer to Faerie and closer, oh, so much closer, to us. Our hands and hearts are reaching out to them. They just need to grasp the reality that we are here and we are elves born in human bodies, although frequently they are determined that elves and faeries can only manifest in ephemeral form. Still, when they are ready, we are here for them. Oh, and if they want to give us presents, as ancient lore suggests they do, that’s okay with us as well.

Ver nesidas mellun vari te (In shimmering starlight ever be),
The Silver Elves
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And if you enjoyed the article above, we think you may very much enjoy reading our two most popular books on the wisdom teachings of the ancient Elven titled Through the Mists of Faerie: A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven and
The Elven Way: The Magical Path of The Shining Ones:

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A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven

Click on the link above to find out more about this book and to read excerpts.

The following is an example of writing from THROUGH THE MISTS OF FAERIE, page 62-65, from Part One:

Pure Awareness

What most people call consciousness is an awareness of their thoughts, beliefs and ideas. In the animal kingdom, consciousness is an instinctual awareness and lacks, for the most part, the beliefs, ideas and self-concepts found among humans. In the human being, the idea driven consciousness comes to fore but, as we’ve pointed out already, this is primarily directed and motivated by ideas ruled by our passions and emotionally connected ideas. We think ours’elves to be free but really our lives are controlled by these passions and beliefs.

When we are born into a particular life we come bearing the imprint on our souls of our pervious experiences. Obviously, when we are reborn we don’t have the same body. So our bodies, as they currently exist, clearly are not a part of our immortal s’elf, although they are composed of the energy that is, in its’elf, immortal. We are mostly formed from Star-stuff or Stardust, and elves are particularly aware of this fact. So when we come into a new life, our soul/spirit gathers around it the available stardust/energy to form a new body.

Since this stardust also bears the imprint of its past, in the form of a DNA coding directive, we also come into each life with a racial consciousness, formed in what is often called the Collective Unconscious. We also have a human consciousness, and bear the imprint of our evolution through various forms from all our previous incarnations. To become truly immortal beings, that is to say, immortal in the way that vampires are seen as being immortal, having a permanent immortal physical body, we need to integrate our consciousness with and merge with the consciousness of the energy that temporarily composes us. Of course, elves are often also seen as being Immortal, particularly in our more ephemeral forms, or our ethereal or etheric bodies combined with our astral bodies.

In time our bodies will become more resilient, less physical, and more like light, thus more ephemeral. The dimensions we will reside within, the dimension of Elfin/Faerie will be similar to living in a dream. We will have greater powers, such as the power to fly, and the ability to do things that we can now only dream of doing. And yet it will be every bit as real as a dream seems when we are in it, or every bit as real as this illusionary world that we currently abide within.

Also, just as clearly when we pass from one body to another, we don’t carry our thoughts, feelings and beliefs with us, or our memories, unless indeed we have obtained continuity of consciousness and have born our mind through the death process, which, honestly, these particular elves are nowhere near to achieving. Are you? If you are, you will be able to tell because you will be able to remain aware throughout the night as your body sleeps without losing consciousness. Sleep, as we said, is the little death. It is the reflection in microcosm, As Above/So Below, As Within/So Without, of the life death cycle.

For most individuals, the death experience and the assumption of a new stardust body is like suffering from total amnesia. You don’t remember anything. You don’t even know what you know. For instance, in amnesia, you may know how to type or play a piano, but don’t you know that you know how to do it until you sit down at a typewriter, or computer, or piano and suddenly find that typing or playing piano comes automatically to you. So, too, in moving from one life to another, we carry certain abilities with us. We don’t necessarily know that we know, rather we feel we were born with certain talents and abilities, and indeed we were. Usually, we find we learn these things very quickly and easily. These skills seem to come naturally to us.

Our feelings, not so much our emotions, but mostly our feelings, because they are by their nature essentially unconscious, come easily through the transitional state of death. We may not remember whom we loved or liked or disliked, but if we encounter them again or someone like them we immediately sense our attraction, or our repulsion. There are certain individuals that we know immediately even though it seems we have never met them previously. So until we are able to carry our memories from life to life consciously, they are still born in our soul, particularly those things that are most important to us, which is love and relationship, as well as having an instinctual recognition of and attraction to those with whom we have a karmic connection either positive or negative.

We can see this fact reflected in our current life in our conscious and unconscious. The basic consciousness is everything of which we are currently aware. But we also have an unconscious which composes everything of which we are not aware, which for most of us is far vaster than our conscious awareness. Consider all the things we don’t know, and add to it all the things, events, facts, people, experiences we have forgotten, which are stored in our brains but which, for most of them, are lost to us except at certain times. So, too, are our experiences stored in our soul, but only accessible under certain profound circumstances, although occasionally brought to mind by our encounters in the world, just as memories may be brought back into consciousness by a particular, song, smell, or experience. Our soul stores all our experiences and in that way is linked to the Akashic record, which records all experiences of all beings. The Akashic record is the library of the Soul of the Universe.
End of excerpt from Through The Mists of Faerie: A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven

 

elvenwaywebThe Elven Way: The Magical Path of The Shining Ones
“The Elven Way passes beyond the fields of the known
into the forest of the unknown illuminated by the glow of the elves.”
Click on the link above to find out more about this book and to read excerpts.

And from page 123 of THE ELVEN WAY: The Magical Path of the Shining Ones by the Silver Elves:
“THE MANY REALMS OF FAERIE

WEAVE TOGETHER WELL

SEAMLESSLY UNITED

BY A LOVING SPELL

OF BEAUTY MOST CREATIVE

OF FRIENDSHIP EVER TRUE

OF FAIRNESS DONE TO EVERY ONE

WHERE EACH RECEIVES HIS DUE.

THE ELVES IN TREES THAT SPARKLE

THE FAERIES GLIDING BY

THE PIXIES WITH THEIR MANY GAMES

THE NYMPHS WITH LONGING SIGHS

THE SHINING ONES MOST REGAL

PASS BY ON THEIR PARADE

AND EVEN WHEN THEY’RE LOST FROM SIGHT

THE MEMORY DOES NOT FADE.

FOR ONCE ONE’S TOUCHED BY ELFIN

OR BEEN TO WHERE THEY DWELL

THE SLIGHTEST HINT

OR PASSING SCENT

WILL MAKE ONE’S HEART TO SWELL.”
—from page 123 of THE ELVEN WAY: The Magical Path of the Shining Ones by the Silver Elves

 

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What Kind of Elf or Otherkin are you?
What is your magical Elfae or Otherkin tribe?

For years various kindred have asked us, the Silver Elves, to help them figure this out. Now we’ve created a questionnaire to help us do so. This is our gift to you. Simply follow the link & the directions and we will send you a reply in the form a a narrative about your specific magical tribe. http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfkin.html 

Also, we invite you to come to our website and enjoy reading samples of all our 40+ books on magic and enchantment and the Elven Way at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html

We invite you to read about our newest book release THE ELVES SAY: A Collection of Over 1000 Ancient Elven Sayings and Wise Elfin Koans by The Silver Elves, Volume 2.

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THE ELVES SAY: A Collection of Over 1000 Ancient Elven Sayings and Wise Elfin Koans by The Silver Elves, Volume 2, is the second in the Elf Quotes Book Series, which contains The Silver Elves’ own original elfin koans, ancient elven sayings, and their other quotes of wisdom on the Elven Way. While volume one titled Elf Quotes contained all the elf sayings from the first 37 of the Silver Elves’ books (all of the side-quotes in their books that were published throughout the years to that date), volume two contains quotes from their four latest books published since the time of the first volume, the daily quotes they publish on Facebook, along with the largest majority of the quotes in this book being shared and published for the first time.

THE ELVES SAY is both an inspiring and enchanting book, and enjoying the many koans, riddles, sayings of the elven eldars, and quotes of ancient knowledge of the elves will surely assist you on your journey to enter the magical realms of Elfin.

Some quotes from inside the book THE ELVES SAY:

“The Elves Say: If you need help going higher, lift others up.” (on front cover)

“The Elves Say: You may go forward or backward, sideways or just seem to stand still, but still you are moving with the dance of the stars.”

“Elfin is surrounded by a sea of love, encompassed by a sky of near infinite possibility, exists in a forest of mystery and is ground on a tradition that is older than history and nearly as old as time.”

“The Elven Golden Rule: Do unto others more intelligently than they have done unto you.”

“If you do not find Faerie here, you are unlikely to find it there. But when you start to create it here, it follows you everywhere.”

“We elves are the magic that our ancestors did ages ago.”

“The Sun never sets in Elfin, the Sun never rises; it dances across the sky on its way to the Night’s Revels.”

“The Elves say: Even the Darkness hungers for the light. It may consume it, hide it, dim it, but in the end, it is ultimately transformed by it.”

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Enjoy viewing an hour long YouTube video of The Silver Elves in a conversational presentation on The Modern Elven Movement and The Elven Way at Phoenix and Dragon Bookstore in Atlanta, GA, on March 2018, at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0sv3OHkjRw

We welcome you to come join us on Facebook under Michael J. Love (Zardoa of The SilverElves) and Martha Char Love (SilverFlame of The Silver Elves).

We also invite you to come join us on Facebook in some of our Elven groups where you will find our elven-faerie-fae community interacting and sharing the Elven Way:

The Magical Books of the Silver Elves https://www.facebook.com/groups/539205916250397 where we have discussions about our books as well as about Elven and Otherkin philosophy and lifestyle.

Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon
https://www.facebook.com/groups/806583242768352

Elven Life and Magic
https://www.facebook.com/groups/629491797123886

Elvish Magical Chat
https://www.facebook.com/groups/307775362744491

The Faerie Circle
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1025483294180077

Devayana: Buddhism, Vedic, & Asian Spirituality for Elves and Fae https://www.facebook.com/groups/devayana

The Elven Way and Friends
https://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212 

 

United Otherkin Alliance https://www.facebook.com/groups/328253710566869where elves, faeries, dragons, kitsune, gnomes, hobbits, merkin, pixies, brownies, nymphs, driads, niaids, valkyrie, vampires, devas, and all manner of Faerie Folk gather!

 

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Come join ‘Elf Sayings from the Silver Elves’ on Facebook for a new inspiring and magical elf saying each day.
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Did All Elves Come From the Stars?

August 20, 2018
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“We may have come from the stars ages ago,
but now we are Earth elves and quite happy to be so,
if we can just keep the parasites from consuming it all.”
(The above is a photo of the original acrylic painting
titled “Red Wizard” by Zardoa Silverstar of The Silver Elves)

Elves often call thems’elves Star Children and various other names that indicate our starry heritage and in the sense that everything that exists on Earth is essentially composed of Stardust, as the astronomer Carl Sagan pointed out, then yes, all elves, all faeries, all men and women and dogs and cats and trees, and everything else came from the stars.

There are large numbers of elfae who relate to the idea of having come to the Earth from Sirius or the Pleiades or some other constellation. There are elfae who will tell you that they came from this or that planet that no one has ever heard of or which only exists in a science fiction or fantasy novel. This attraction to fiction and fantasy is, from an elven point of view, often because when we pass from lifetime to lifetime we forget much of the details of what seemed so very important previously and so we instinctively are attracted to those things that are most like what we are and were. Such memories may not be so much literal as they are symbolic (not that we’re implying that some people don’t have clear past life recall, some clearly do). But quite often what elfae are indicating is that they feel like aliens among the normal folk and that they are certain that they must have come from elsewhere because we just don’t fit in very well here.

At the same time, it is important to remember that we are often pictured as Nature spirits and this is not just something that is put upon us from the outside. It is true that mankind has frequently written of us as spirits of Nature, and even before he learned to write, he related to us as the flitting lights and shadows of the forest often huddling around their fires in superstitious fear. However, it must be pointed out that we also embrace Nature with a fervor that is way beyond the adoration that Men occasionally offer it. We mourn the loss of the trees, we fight to save the whales and other endangered species. We feel one with Nature and its wildness and find our souls and spirits awakened when we are there. We are tree huggers and rock lovers and we adore the Earth and Nature in ways that most of mankind doesn’t seem to be able to understand as yet as they casually exploit and destroy it.

Of course, it may be pointed out that most of us came here from the stars long before mankind began to wake his mind from foggy primate consciousness. We were lurking in the forest and plunging to the depths of the ocean before he even gave those things names. So, our love of Nature and the Earth and the natural, doesn’t negate our starry heritage.

Still, are all elves from the stars? We think not and the reason we think this primarily is because we know some elves who feel they are from the Earth. They were born here, arose with this planet, are Earth elves and proud of it, if a gentle and practical acceptance of this fact may be called proud. Perhaps we should say, they are very comfortable being Earth elves. Have no need or desire to return to the stars. Have no feeling of having come from the stars and are quite happy, well as happy as elves can be in this insane world, to be here.

In a sense, we are all Earth elves now. While we may have come from a different planet on a different star system aeons ago, we were all, as far as these elves can discern, born here on Earth in this lifetime. In that way, we are rather like Americans whose ancestors came from Germany or Japan, or China or Tibet or wherever. We are Italian Americans, or Asian Americans or Native Americans or First Nations Peoples if we migrated here so long ago that we were the first inhabitants other than the creatures of Nature, which includes the elves.

We elves acknowledge our ancestry while embracing our current life and manifestation. And, it is something to note, we elves often were our ancestors. So perhaps it is more like the fact that we used to live in one city or state or country and we migrated to another and now we embrace our new home. We are Earth elves because, ultimately for most of us, we chose to be here.

We know that there are some elven, the Elenari for instance, who believe they were essentially forced to flee to this world. They were chased from their home world and found refuge on this planet. But, this is now home and these elves, at least, are making the most of it. We may have come from the stars ages ago, but now we are Earth elves and quite happy to be so, if we can just keep the parasites from consuming it all.

Kyela,
The Silver Elves
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And for the star enchanters we suggest The Elven Star Oracle: A System of Divination for Star Enchanters :

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THE ELVEN STAR ORACLE is an original divinatory system created by the Silver Elves invoking the 88 major constellations and the blessings of the Shining Ones for guiding one through the world and ever closer to the realization of Faerie. It is called “The Elven Star Oracle” because it is based upon the seven pointed Elven Star, sometimes also called the Faery Star, and the areas between the points, overlaid on the dimensional manifestation of Faerie and the realms that are linked to it. To view an excerpt of this book and find out more about it, click here to come to our website where we feature this oracle.

 

 

We welcome you to come join us on Facebook under Michael J. Love (Zardoa of The SilverElves) and Martha Char Love (SilverFlame of The Silver Elves).

Also, we hope you will come to our website and enjoy reading samples of all our 42 books on magic and enchantment and the Elven Way at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html
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What sort of elf, faerie or other are you? What is your magical tribe?
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or years various kindred have asked us, the Silver Elves, to help them figure this out. Now we’ve created a questionnaire to help us do so. This is our gift to you. Simply follow the link & the directions. http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfkin.html 

If you enjoyed the article above “Did Elves Come From the Stars” and wish to learn more about the evolution of both elven kin and humanity, we suggest DISCOURSES ON HIGH SORCERY.

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More Correspondence Between The Silver Elves
and the Founders of The Elf Queen’s Daughters

Discourses on High Sorcery is the third book in a series of a collection of letters that are a continuation of a correspondence started in the two books titled Magic Talks and Sorcerer’s Dialogues between the Silver Elves and two sisters, Arwen and Elanor, who founded the Elf Queen’s Daughters, of which the Silver Elves were a part (these books do not need to be read in order). The Elf Queen’s Daughters were a magical Frasority (fraternity/sorority) who were active in the mid 1970’s and published three letters a week on Elven Culture, Philosophy and Magic that were sent to hundreds of individuals in the U.S. and Europe. While the topics in this series range from Sorcery, Esoteric Buddhism, Elven Culture and Magic, modern culture and much else this third book is entitled Discourses on High Sorcery because the dominate theme is about the Manu, the Great Shnning One, who is the inspiration and energetic guide for the evolution of humanity in this age. Read excerpts from this book here.


 

We also invite you to come join us on Facebook in some of our Elven groups where you will find our elven-faerie-fae community interacting and sharing the Elven Way:

The Magical Books of the Silver Elves https://www.facebook.com/groups/539205916250397where we have discussions about our books as well as about Elven and Otherkin philosophy and lifestyle.

Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon
https://www.facebook.com/groups/806583242768352

Elven Life and Magic
https://www.facebook.com/groups/629491797123886

Elvish Magical Chat
https://www.facebook.com/groups/307775362744491

The Faerie Circle
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1025483294180077

Devayana: Buddhism, Vedic, & Asian Spirituality for Elves and Fae https://www.facebook.com/groups/devayana

The Elven Way and Friends
https://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212 

 

United Otherkin Alliance https://www.facebook.com/groups/328253710566869where elves, faeries, dragons, kitsune, gnomes, hobbits, merkin, pixies, brownies, nymphs, driads, niaids, valkyrie, vampires, devas, and all manner of Faerie Folk gather!

 

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What Do Elves Think of Psychiatry, Psychology and Modern Therapists?

August 2, 2018
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“Oddly, the inner self is not generally viewed as real in this mundane world, similar to and perhaps even more profoundly than how the world of mankind has denied the existence of elves. The importance of developing the self and even its existence at all, is absent in most modern forms of psychological therapies. And it is certain that until mankind views their own inner Nature or self as real and important to nurture, they will not only feel disharmony and psychological discomforts but also will continue to deny the existence of elves who experience both inner s’elf and outer Nature as one. We elves understand that people can be healed of psychological discomforts by viewing the inner self as real. And then once the self is fully nourished and developed, the person will feel balanced and instinctually make healthy decisions.”

First, let us say, we are psychologists, if you mean this word in its literal sense, as those who study the psyché. Shamanism, and really sorcery, are forms of and ancestors to modern psychology. In fact, magic and the magical arts are the sources of nearly every study in the world including medicine, botany, theatre, religion and much else (see Frazer The Golden Bough). In fact, these elves have Masters degrees in Psychology, so when we say we are students of psychology and of the psyché, we are being quite literal about that. The mind and the feelings, which are greatly connected to the unconscious, are fascinating to us.

There is an idea in popular magical lore that if you know a person’s true name you will have power over them. What this really means from an elven point of view, is that if you truly understood a person, understood them from their own point of view, then you would have the power to influence them (see I Ching #61 Inner Truth) and thus affect their thoughts and behavior. This is also the common idea of psyching someone out. Although, for the elves, such influence is used generally to move individuals toward greater inner and outer harmony.

Professional psychologists and psychiatrists are a different matter. Unfortunately, these days, where nearly everything including one’s attitude and point of view are seen as a result of the biochemistry of the brain and body, psychiatrists (we were told by an elf brother who is one and works for a major hospital chain) have become mostly script writers for pharmaceuticals. Sort of diagnostic pharmacists. Of course, this is the Kali Yuga, and thus it is only natural at this juncture in the evolutionary development of humanity that the world is viewed as being a primarily material event.

Even those therapists who can’t (because they don’t have a doctorate in medicine) or don’t prescribe drugs, are generally only partially, or even marginally effective. Years ago, there was a research study that had two groups, a test group of people in therapy and a control group of people who didn’t go to therapy. They were studied over a period of time and it was discovered at the end of this period that of those who were in therapy about a third got better, a third got worse and a third stayed the same. Interestingly, in the control group of those who didn’t go to therapy, the results were exactly the same, a third got better, a third worse, and a third stayed the same. One might think that the researchers would conclude, as many people do in modern society, that psychology and therapy is essentially useless. But instead they concluded that therapy was only as good as the therapist. Which probably could also be said of auto-mechanics, doctors, dentists and even actors and directors.

The great minds of psychology and psychiatry, such as Freud, Jung, Maslow, Rogers, etc. were very effective as therapists, because they put their heart and their souls (as well as their minds) into their relationships with their patients. However, many therapists today are simply following a formula that they’ve been taught for every patient and this is barely effective. And the fact is (and these elves know it from personal interaction, for we know a number of psychologists), they can be just as screwed up in their personal life as those they seek to treat. But then, you don’t expect your dentist to do his own root canals, so that is not totally unreasonable, although there is some expectation that psychologists should be somewhat saner than most folks. So, while these elves respect modern psychology and psychologists, we don’t think that it is generally a very effective method at this point for helping people. But then, in its modern manifestation as a science, psychology is a very young discipline and needs time to evolve.

But the main thing that we question about many modern forms of therapy, is the hierarchical aspect of the therapist-patient relationship. In our experience, it is a personal and caring relationship that is most potent in enabling people to change. And most often, it is in our personal lives of love and romance that most encourages people to strive to really improve thems’elves. Carl Rogers, in the 1940s and 50s, was certainly on the right track with his Person-Centered Therapy that was an empathic and non-authoritative approach, empowering and motivating people in the therapeutic process. And of course we are not saying that all forms of modern psychological therapies are without this important aspect of the caring relationship, but those that mostly concentrate on dispensing pharmaceuticals and offer little else, certainly lack this important ingredient of care that is so necessary for any real change in the person’s condition.

Dr. Timothy Leary, a great modern psychologist, was of the opinion (shared by ancient shamans) that people were neurologically templated to believe and behave in certain ways and simply unable to make any real change unless the synaptic links in their brain were released and re-wired, so to speak, using a variety of shamanic techniques and technologies. This aligns itself with the same biochemical theories mentioned earlier, only the pharmaceutics prescribed would be different and there are other life changing and sometimes life-threatening events that can also produce the same effect. Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) is essentially a result of such rewiring of the brain.

But there are other techniques, such as one might use on a Vision Quest, like drumming, dancing, chanting and so forth that can also produce this effect of rewiring the brain in a more positive fashion. Often this is what is happening when one encounters a highly spiritual person and experiences an epiphany or revelation. Frequently, when one awakens to their elfin, faerie or otherkin s’elf, it is due to just such an experience. It is a profound spiritual revelation.

Thus, these elves don’t do traditional therapy with people, although Silver Flame has held a license to do so and Zardoa could practice as a psychologist in some states. What we do is relate to our kindred as best we are able and on occasion we offer the Somatic Reflection Process to help unite body and mind (see book What’s Behind Your Belly Button? by Love and Sterling).

We elves see the inner self as real and attempt to assist our kindred to nourish their own inner being and instinctive needs with both caring and acceptance balanced by freedom of expression. Oddly, the inner self is not generally viewed as real in this mundane world, similar to and perhaps even more profoundly than how the world of mankind has denied the existence of elves. The importance of developing the self and even its existence at all, is absent in most modern forms of psychological therapies. And it is certain that until mankind views their own inner Nature or self as real and important to nurture, they will not only feel disharmony and psychological discomforts but also will continue to deny the existence of elves who experience both inner s’elf and outer Nature as one.

We elves understand that people can be healed of psychological discomforts by viewing the inner self as real. And then once the self is fully nourished and developed, the person will feel balanced and instinctually make healthy decisions. Our hope is to help, guide and nurture our elfae kin as we best are able to do so, and to be with them as their loving and affectionate kindred in a world that often seems as though it was designed to drive us all crazy.

Kyela,
The Silver Elves
http://silverelves.angelfire.com

Also, we invite you to check out our new release:

ELVEN PSYCHOLOGY: Understanding the Elfin Psyche and the Evolutionary and Esoteric Purpose of Mental Disorders! Come read all about it, the introduction, and table of contents on the link below ! Readers idea of normal will be forever changed!
http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelvenpsychology.html

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ELVEN PSYCHOLOGY is written from a unique elven perspective about the present day human condition, which includes an exploration of the psyché of both normal folk and elfae. We elves are elven by spirit, so our entrance into humanity is the addition of a new spiritual race, not a new physical race, and elves have been born in these modern times into all physical races, as well as most cultures and religions throughout the world. In fact, there are many who are following esoteric Ancient Wisdom Traditions, as well as some Tolkienists, who through the process of benevolent evolution, see ‘elf as the new normal’ or majority of humankind in the not so distant future. So, it is important to update many areas of academia that explore, express, and explain human life; psychology being one of these.

Thus this book expands the realms of modern psychology, which has never before included the elves and otherkin population as being real. If one says that they are an elf, most psychologists today will still hold you in suspect of having a delusionary disorder and try to evaluate you further. We explain in Elven Psychology why from a standard psychological point of view that believing you are an elf does not in itself constitute a disorder even in traditional psychology, and then we go much further and explore the disorders and psychological struggles that we observe in our modern society in both normal folk and elves/otherkin, along with the spiritual purposes of disorders and new perspectives for healing.


 

What Kind of Elf or Otherkin Are You?
And What is Your Elfae or Otherkin Tribe?
For years various kindred have asked us, the Silver Elves, to help them figure this out. You probably know if you are an elf, faerie, or otherkin but now we’ve created a questionnaire in order to help us and you create a narrative about your specific people and your clan, their personal characteristics, magic, relationship to Nature, and interests. This is our gift to you (free), which we think will be a bit of fun for both of us. Give us five minutes of your time and we will give you a half hour to forty minutes of ours. Simply follow this link and the directions on that page:
http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfkin.html

We welcome you to come join us on Facebook under Michael J. Love (Zardoa of The SilverElves) and Martha Char Love (SilverFlame of The Silver Elves).

We also invite you to come join us on Facebook in some of our Elven groups where you will find our elven-faerie-fae community interacting and sharing the Elven Way:

The Magical Books of the Silver Elves https://www.facebook.com/groups/539205916250397 where we have discussions about our books as well as about Elven and Otherkin philosophy and lifestyle.

Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon
https://www.facebook.com/groups/806583242768352

Elven Life and Magic
https://www.facebook.com/groups/629491797123886

Elvish Magical Chat
https://www.facebook.com/groups/307775362744491

The Faerie Circle
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1025483294180077

Devayana: Buddhism, Vedic, & Asian Spirituality for Elves and Fae https://www.facebook.com/groups/devayana

The Elven Way and Friends
https://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212 

 

United Otherkin Alliance https://www.facebook.com/groups/328253710566869where elves, faeries, dragons, kitsune, gnomes, hobbits, merkin, pixies, brownies, nymphs, driads, niaids, valkyrie, vampires, devas, and all manner of Faerie Folk gather!

 

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Does One Have to be Brave and Courageous to Enter Elfin and Faerie?

July 20, 2018

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“Elfin is less dangerous than Faerie and one is usually much safer there. Still, it does take a certain courage to live one’s life as an elf in the world …. For following the Elven Way and living one’s life as an elf in the world, automatically moves one closer to the realms of Elfin that
begin to appear about one, manifesting as
a consequence of one’s magic.”

Faerie, particularly, is like a dream world. One might have pleasant dreams or one may have nightmares. One doesn’t need to be courageous to sleep usually, but there are those who stay awake as much as possible for fear of their dreams. We’ve known some people like this. So, in a sense, it does take a bit of courage to intentionally go into the Faerie realms and take one’s chances on what one might encounter there for one might encounter a nightmare.

At the same time, many a fool has wandered into Faerie unknowingly and they weren’t necessarily brave in doing so. And many a kind and gentle soul has ventured into Faerie as well and been protected and guided by the fae folk who love them and find them intriguing. So, while being courageous is surely a strength and a power that some folks have, not all of us are courageous and while courage can help if one is determined to adventure into the Unseelie realms of Faerie, there is nothing that bars the timid from entering Faerie. If you have just a pinch of courage or simply are heedless of the dangers, you may still find your way there.

The same is true in a sense of Elfin although, for the most part, Elfin is less dangerous than Faerie and one is usually much safer there. Still, it does take a certain courage to live one’s life as an elf in the world and in doing so come closer to Elfin. For following the Elven Way and living one’s life as an elf in the world, automatically moves one closer to the realms of Elfin that begin to appear about one, manifesting as a consequence of one’s magic, whenever one does so.

The World of the normal folk can be a harsh and dangerous place at times for the elfin, as well as for nearly everyone else. So, we might ask ours’elves, does one have to be courageous to live in the world. And the answer is, well, it helps but there are many of us timid folk, doing our best to be brave in encountering the world, who really aren’t all that courageous really.

In many ways, it takes a great deal more courage to live in the normal world and among the normal folk than it does to live in Elfin or Faerie. They can be a dangerous lot and once you realize the truth, that the normal world is really just Faerie in disguise, it is all the same really. What can we do but be the best elves we can be and trust that our kindred will find us and take us home to Elfin where we will be truly safe.

And it should be remembered, there are different types of courage. Some folks might be physically brave and willing to stand up to potential violence and aggressiveness but not very brave morally or spiritual. They may face the enemy on the battlefield but don’t dare oppose or challenge the customs and dictates of the traditions of their society.

And some elves and fae just aren’t ready to live openly as elfae in the world and so do privately, in the closet, so to speak, and they still draw closer to Elfin and Faerie by doing so. They may not be brave enough to wave their elf flag, or banner, or gonfalon or whatever in the world, but by living the life Elfin they grow closer to it. And really, that is courage enough, isn’t?

Kyela (the word “love” in the Silver Elves language Arvyndase),
The Silver Elves
http://silverelves.angelfire.com
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What Kind of Elf or Otherkin Are You?
And What is Your Elfae or Otherkin Tribe?
For years various kindred have asked us, the Silver Elves, to help them figure this out. You probably know if you are an elf, faerie, or otherkin but now we’ve created a questionnaire in order to help us and you create a narrative about your specific people and your clan, their personal characteristics, magic, relationship to Nature, and interests. This is our gift to you (free), which we think will be a bit of fun for both of us. Give us five minutes of your time and we will give you a half hour to forty minutes of ours. Simply follow this link and the directions on that page:
http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfkin.html

 

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We also welcome you to come join us on Facebook under Michael J. Love (Zardoa of The SilverElves) and Martha Char Love (SilverFlame of The Silver Elves).

And for a bit of elven fun! Come enter our elven forest (this will not take you out of our website) and go through the Elven Tree of Life Eternal to explore your magical nature (it’s free and completely private). Then return to “the eald of the Silver Elves home page” and enjoy other pages on our website including reading some of our Magical Elven Love Letters.

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And if you enjoyed the article above, we think you may very much enjoy reading our two most popularly read books on the wisdom teachings of the ancient Elven titled Through the Mists of Faerie and on The Elven Way: The Magical Path of The Shining Ones:

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The Elven Way: The Magical Path of The Shining Ones

(Excerpt below from The Elven Way, page 141)
“As the awakened elf takes on greater initiation and begins to function creatively in cooperation with the Shining Ones and with Faerie itself, which is to say the Source, the great Magic, hir magical growth is quickened by the increased power and the intensity of the forces that sHe now uses for hir magical creations. Naturally, this causes a rapidity of evolutionary development that will not be found in your average normal person who most often not only doesn’t embrace change, as the adept elf does, but actively avoids it, in fact, is in many ways terrified by its possibilities. This acceptance of new energies and possibilities by the elf, tends to arouse here-to-fore un-accessed parts of hir being, awakening latent talents, powers and abilities. Remember most humans only use a small portion of their brain capacity, and this increase in energetic connection tends to illuminate greater portions of our brains. In time, this development will prove evolutionarily significant.”

“There are a number of effects of this evolutionary initiatory development for the adept elf, the first of which is that since the elf’s powers are being heightened, the elf thus has more power to do good, as well as being faced with greater temptation, which is to say opportunity, to misuse this power. This is where the development of magical maturity becomes so very important. The elf comes to understand that magic is the use of will power to create effects in the world, but also that initiation requires the development of magical and enlightened intent. It is not enough to be able to create change according to one’s will, one needs to create the type of change that will rebound positively for hir and all others and bring hir ever closer to Faerie by increasing hir awareness of and actualization of hir own true s’elf.”

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We invite you to come join us on Facebook in some of our Elven groups where you will find our elven-faerie-fae community interacting and sharing the Elven Way:

The Magical Books of the Silver Elves https://www.facebook.com/groups/539205916250397 where we have discussions about our books as well as about Elven and Otherkin philosophy and lifestyle.

Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon
https://www.facebook.com/groups/806583242768352

Elven Life and Magic
https://www.facebook.com/groups/629491797123886

Elvish Magical Chat
https://www.facebook.com/groups/307775362744491

The Faerie Circle
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1025483294180077

Devayana: Buddhism, Vedic, & Asian Spirituality for Elves and Fae https://www.facebook.com/groups/devayana

The Elven Way and Friends
https://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212 

 

United Otherkin Alliance https://www.facebook.com/groups/328253710566869where elves, faeries, dragons, kitsune, gnomes, hobbits, merkin, pixies, brownies, nymphs, driads, niaids, valkyrie, vampires, devas, and all manner of Faerie Folk gather!

 


 

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SMILING FACES . . . . . .

Know the truth in a world of seeming
Elfin manifest all about
Waken now from nightmares dreaming
Elfin puts all fears to rout.

Smiling faces do surround you
Brothers, sisters, cousins, too
Faerie, elf, and pixie beaming
As you realize anew.

The truth of life is one with meaning
A meaning found in love’s embrace
Beneath the trees that are ever gleaming
Radiant upon each elven face.
—Zardoa Silverstar
If you like this poem, please see Caressed by An Elfin Breeze: The Poems of Zardoa Silverstar.

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How Do Elves Form Families?

July 2, 2018
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“. . . .we have elven grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, cousins and every other variation of familial relationship. You could describe this as an extended family, and it truly is, but it would be more accurate really to call it our spiritual family, our family of spirit, our elven, elfae family of related kin and kindred. There is no need to be alone in this world, for our spiritual kin are all around us and our elven family may flower with just the opening of one’s heart.”

In a certain sense, we do it the usual way. However, we elves are generally more aware and more attuned with the fact that we are beings of spirit and energy than many other folks and thus we don’t raise our children to be elves but to be their own s’elves however they wish to interpret that for thems’elves in the best, most vibrant and successful fashion they can be. In other words, we don’t offer them dogma and doctrine, we simply love and nurture them, their aspirations and goals, and encourage them to be the best they can be.

Most children in the world embrace whatever their parents raise them to be. In some cases, as in the reality of genetic distinctive racial types, they don’t always have a good deal of choice in that. However, most of what people are, comes from being born in a particular country or area and thus are raised with a particular political view, the religion or lack thereof of the parents and so on.

So we have it that Jewish people tend to raise their children to be Jewish, culturally if not religiously. Moslems raise their children to be Moslem; Christians to be Christian and so forth and every country raises their children to be patriotic citizens and to think that their culture, nation and people are the best in the world. Thus, we take on the religions and politics of our parents, although, there are those, usually just a few, who stray into other realms, depending upon their own evolutionary development and how liberal or fanatical their parents actually were. And with these various inherited enculturations, the children also usually get their parent’s—thus their country’s or religion’s—prejudices, slights, schemes for revenge for wrongs done in the past by some competing group and everything else that has led over the ages to myriad sectarian, religious, political, racial and cultural hate and conflict.

But, as we say, we elves are different in that way. Our genetic children are raised to make decisions about politics and religion and other things according to their own insights about life. Of course, we always hope they will see things rather like we do, but we support them in whatever path they do choose, and we trust that whatever they choose is the best path for them. We will always love and nurture them, whichever way they go, and always encourage them to do what is right and fair for everyone. We are not so interested in them calling thems’elves elves as in being the Good Folk that we know them to be.

And as elves, we also adopt various kin who come to us. Actually, it is more like we adopt each other. Thus we have elven grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, cousins and every other variation of familial relationship. You could describe this as an extended family, and it truly is, but it would be more accurate really to call it our spiritual family, our family of spirit, our elven, elfae family of related kin and kindred. There is no need to be alone in this world, for our spiritual kin are all around us and our elven family may flower with just the opening of one’s heart.

We are aware that our genetic relationships, as much as we love and value our children are transitory. This is to say that they are our children now, but after we pass from this incarnation, they may very well become our parents or grandparents in another one. In fact, our daughter reminds us so much of one of our own grandmothers, is so much like her in so many ways, that we are fairly certain it is her reborn.

But the same is true of our elven kindred really. They may be coming to us for kinship and guidance in this life but in the next one we will probably be seeking them out to help remind us of the Way. This life is a spiral, after all, and we are rising together toward the light of Elfin, each of us helping our others who in time help us.

Ver nesidas mellun vari te (In shimmering starlight ever be),
The Silver Elves
http://silverelves.angelfire.com
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If you enjoyed this blog article about elven family and lifestyle, you will surely also enjoy reading our book Eldafaryn: True Tales of Magic from the Lives of the Silver Elves. Eldafaryn (Elf Haven) contains a series of vignettes from the lives of the Silver Elves describing our lives, our magic, our philosophy, and our unique view of the world.

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Eldafaryn: True Tales of Magic from the Lives of the Silver Elves

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What Kind of Elf or Otherkin Are You?
And What is Your Elfae or Otherkin Tribe?
For years various kindred have asked us, the Silver Elves, to help them figure this out. You probably know if you are an elf, faerie, or otherkin but now we’ve created a questionnaire in order to help us and you create a narrative about your specific people and your clan, their personal characteristics, magic, relationship to Nature, and interests. This is our gift to you, which we think will be a bit of fun for both of us. Give us five minutes of your time and we will give you a half hour to forty minutes of ours. Simply follow this link and the directions on that page:
http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfkin.html

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Also, we invite you to enjoy reading samples of all our 40+ books on magic and enchantment and the Elven Way at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html

We invite you to view the Table of Contents and an excerpt from one of our newest book, click below to go to The Silver Elves website page for this book:
The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being An Elf and Following the Elven Path

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THE MAGICAL REALMS OF ELFIN: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path contains questions and answers about being elven that many people who are exploring the Elven Way have posed to The Silver Elves throughout the 40 + years that they have been living and sharing the Elven Way. The Silver Elves have put them all in this one book for all those who need a convenient, yet thorough and easy-to-read, resource to explore their questions about who the modern elves are and about the Elven Way or elven spiritual path — past, present and future. If you are curious about elves and want to learn more about modern elves and the Elven Path, then you will surely find this book to contain many of your questions answered and it will be a great comfort and help in finding your way home to the Magical Realms of Elfin.

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We invite you to come join us on Facebook in some of our Elven groups where you will find our elven-faerie-fae community interacting and sharing the Elven Way:

The Magical Books of the Silver Elves https://www.facebook.com/groups/539205916250397 where we have discussions about our books as well as about Elven and Otherkin philosophy and lifestyle.

Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon https://www.facebook.com/groups/806583242768352

Elven Life and Magic https://www.facebook.com/groups/629491797123886

Elvish Magical Chat https://www.facebook.com/groups/307775362744491

The Faerie Circle https://www.facebook.com/groups/1025483294180077

The Elven Way and Friendshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212 

United Otherkin Alliance https://www.facebook.com/groups/328253710566869 where elves, faeries, dragons, kitsune, gnomes, hobbits, merkin, pixies, brownies, nymphs, driads, niaids, valkyrie, vampires, devas, and all manner of Faerie Folk gather!

Also you are welcome to our other blog site with articles on Elven Lifestyle and the Elven Way. http://thesilverelves.blogspot.com

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What Say the Elves about the question ‘Does one need to suffer to learn compassion?’

June 17, 2018
compassion_blog “. . . as Tolkien pointed out about we elven, the answer is both yes and no and perhaps, maybe, , , . the answer seems to be, so typically elven, that it depends upon the individual and their level of spiritual development.”

It is clear that there are individuals who don’t seem to evidence any understanding or compassion for others until they have suffered as those individuals have, have ‘walked a mile in their shoes,’ so to speak, and experienced what they have experienced and thus, in doing so, gained real insight in the predicaments and situations of others. But the question here is, is it always necessary, as some folks seem to think, to suffer in order to be compassionate?

But before we answer that directly, let us come about it around the long way, as elves are often prone to do, taking the scenic route as we will, and say that suffering does not in itself make one compassionate. It should be quite clear that there are many who have suffered, who are suffering, who feel no compassion for others at all. They may complain about their own suffering, but they don’t extend that unto others in similar situations. Prisons and the experience they provide is surely an example of this. So, certainly, suffering, in and of itself, doesn’t automatically develop compassion in an individual. The Nazis, for instance, who had suffered greatly due to economic sanctions after the First World War, didn’t have compassion for Jewish people even though the Jewish had suffered at the hands of others for over two thousand years. Instead, the suffering the Nazis experienced made them even less compassionate. As the old InBerlinMonumentZardoa_Silversaying goes, misery loves company and those who suffer often only want to have others do so as well, not to have them become compassionate but to make them suffer, too. (Although we must add that in a recent trip to Berlin we witnessed that Germany has evolved far past this lack of compassion and have dedicated monuments in Berlin to their holocaust victims to show some restitution, see photo to the left.)

On the other hand, Siddhārtha Gautama was raised as a Prince and was kept as free as possible from every hardship and any suffering. In fact, those who suffered were actively kept from his sight, and yet when he did encounter the suffering, quite by accident, he felt the impact of the suffering of others (or we might say he suffered seeing the suffering of others because he already had compassion upon birth, perhaps he had suffered in a past life and learned compassion with that suffering) and became curious about Life, about suffering and its causes, and that led him on his quest for enlightenment and in time helped develop the compassion that had already stirred in him to greater depths of understanding and the pronouncement of that realization into principles that could help one overcome and escape from suffering.

So, beloved elfin kindred, the answer is quite clearly that one doesn’t necessarily need to suffer to learn compassion, at least not in the present lifetime they are living. However, at the same time, it seems that there are individuals who simply won’t learn compassion without suffering as others have, and some who have no compassion for anyone but themselves.

Thus, as Tolkien pointed out about we elven, the answer is both yes and no and perhaps, maybe. Some folks can learn compassion without suffering. Leaders of revolutions are often the children of the upper classes who have compassion for the suffering of those less fortunate in their genetic privilege, while other folks when confronted with the most terrible suffering simply hide themselves away from it, doing the exact opposite of the Buddha who sought it out in order to understand it. So the answer seems to be, so typically elven, that it depends upon the individual and their level of spiritual development.

Fost Tae Lodver (Touch the truth),
The Silver Elves
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We hope you will come to our website and enjoy reading samples of all our 41 books on magic and enchantment and the Elven Way at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html
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What sort of elf, faerie or other are you? For years various kindred have asked us, the Silver Elves, to help them figure this out. Now we’ve created a questionnaire to help us do so. This is our gift to you. Simply follow the link & the directions. http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfkin.html 

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We also invite you to come join us on Facebook in some of our Elven groups where you will find our elven-faerie-fae community interacting and sharing the Elven Way:
 The Magical Books of the Silver Elves
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where we have discussions about our books as well as about Elven
and Otherkin philosophy and lifestyle.

Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon
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Elven Life and Magic
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Elvish Magical Chat
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The Faerie Circle
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The Elven Way and Friends
https://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212

Devayana: Buddhism, Vedic, & Asian Spirituality for Elves and Fae
https://www.facebook.com/groups/devayana

United Otherkin Alliance:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/328253710566869 where elves, faeries, dragons, kitsune, gnomes, hobbits, merkin, pixies, brownies, nymphs, driads, niaids, valkyrie, vampires, devas, and all manner of Faerie Folk gather!

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The Elven Book of Changes: A Magical Interpretation of the I Ching is a magical interpretation of the I Ching or Book of Changes, and is for elves, magicians, otherkin, and magic wielders of all kinds. It is written without gender bias and serves both as an Oracle and as a book of instruction to help the magician find hir way through the maze of modern life, the mystical worlds of spirit, and the magical realms of Faerie.

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     If you want to hear the voice of the ancestors and get true guidance and sagely advice from them, the I Ching is a good way to go about it. The Elven Book Of Changes is a version of the I Ching that merely removes the patriarchal cultural bias and language that is in so many versions, as well as interpreting it from an Elven point of view, which also means with a magical outlook. We welcome you to come here to our website to read more about The Elven Book of Changes and to read the introduction and beginning of the Hexagram 1: Magic.

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How Often Do Elves Do Magic?

May 19, 2018

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“. . . most of what the majority of folks would call or think of as magic,
the actual doing of rituals or casting of spells and so on,
we do on an impromptu and ad hoc basis. We perform
magic constantly in our daily life and when it needs to be done.”

How often do elves do magic? It depends upon the elves. In many ways, our magic is not done, so much as lived. We are magic, as the Elf Queen’s Daughters wrote years ago in their Elf Magic Mail. We exude magic. Enchantment and mystery radiate from us. And most of what the majority of folks would call or think of as magic, the actual doing of rituals or casting of spells and so on, we do on an impromptu and ad hoc basis. We perform magic constantly in our daily life and when it needs to be done. We send elementals off in this direction or that on this or that assignment.

Unlike most magical groups, we Silver Elves don’t have specific rituals for celebrating the Soltices and Equinoxes and so on. But, that is just us. Tië eldaliéva, the Elven Spiritual Path, as they call thems’elves, have taken Tolkien’s works on elves and created a ritual system pretty much attuned to what pagans are generally doing. We, on the other hand, just see what happens on a particular day and do what we feel is relevant. Of course, we know that there are some elves who hunger for more structure and as we say they can find it here or there, or really there but not here, or create it thems’elves, but they will be disappointed if they are looking to these elves for structure.

Our example is one of improvisation. This is why these elves in our The Book of Elven Magic, volume 1 and also volume 2, created rituals for those who were interested in ceremonies, including magic ceremonies for all the colors of the rainbow, as well as golden and silver magic ceremonies. So you can find within these two books magical ceremonies for purity, protection, healing, prosperity, creativity, opportunity, love, wisdom, harmony, as well as our inner magical secrets and the precepts of illuminated elven magicians. And while we give you these ceremonies and ritual guides, we emphasize that you should take them and make them your own, adapting them as wanted or needed. Unless, of course, you are very organizationally minded, which we are not, and then you could organize something and if we were around and the time seemed right to us we’d be glad to assist and attend with bells on our toes and smiles on our faces. We are not against people having organized magical rituals, we just aren’t inclined to organize it, and we certainly don’t intend to plan it, but if it happens that’s fine with us and we are always happy to add to it with our magical energy and Elven Blessings.

That doesn’t mean that we don’t have any magical rituals. We have been doing the I Ching everyday for the past 40+ years. So, we guess you could call that a ritual. We burn a bit of fire on our djinn’s lamp each day, feeding him for when he is needed magically. And Zardoa has a series of exercises and magical rituals, involving Reiki, Qigong and Elven Magic that he does every morning and evening sending out blessings to our kindred everywhere, and he has done so for awhile and will continue for however long. Until he stops, we guess. Occasionally, the whole process changes or mutates. Sometimes Zardoa adds something. Sometimes he alters what he is doing. The magic is ever transforming.

Silver Flame has her own magic rituals, as well, as she often uses Tarot cards or creates spells to help those we love and adore. She also has a practice she has been doing for years of doing magic in public places, sending out magical light from her eyes for Elven Blessings to those she feels need blessings, which is about everyone. We could do magic together on a daily basis, but that would require a bit of organization and that’s just unlikely to happen. In that way, we are typical elves of the Aquarian Age, each doing our own thing together. It is not that we never do magic in concert, for of course we do; and when we do it, it is both powerful and focused on the greater good of Elven Kind. As far as we are concerned, being together, and particularly being happy together, is our greatest magic, our great enchantment. And there are times when something comes up and needs to be dealt with and we put together this or that spell, or send off a spirit or two of the over five hundred that live with us to deal with it. But mostly we just leave them to enjoy thems’elves. No need for busy work here.

For the most part, we just are—we are elves together and that is an incredible magic and what else needs to be done really, except the dishes, which is really what ritual magic is about as far as we are concerned—doing dishes, which we do when they need to be done. Or sometimes, a little later, after they have piled up and there’s no room for cooking, which is another of our near daily rituals.

Kyela,
The Silver Elves
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If you are further interested in our magic philosophy and rituals, we suggest that you visit our website and read sample pages and the table of contents of our two volumes (also both available on Amazon) of The Book of Elven Magick: The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves (volume 1) and here you will find volume 2. In these two books we explore the Elven viewpoint concerning magick and the tools of magic with magical ceremonies that may be adapted for use by modern faerie folk. The two volumes give the complete progression of color magicks and also explore Elven Vortexes and Covens, as well as our theories on calling the directions and dimensions and more.

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The Book of Elven Magick:
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The Book of Elven Magick:
The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves, Volume 2

“This book, dear kin, and the others we have written are the magic signs we’ve left for those searching for Elfin/Faerie in and beyond the world. We bless you and grant your true wishes.” —From the Book of Elven Magick, volume 2 

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We welcome you to come join us on Facebook under Michael J. Love (Zardoa of The SilverElves) and Martha Char Love (SilverFlame of The Silver Elves).

Also, we hope you will come to our website and enjoy reading samples of all our 41 books on magic and enchantment and the Elven Way at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html
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What sort of elf, faerie or other are you? For years various kindred have asked us, the Silver Elves, to help them figure this out. Now we’ve created a questionnaire to help us do so. This is our gift to you. Simply follow the link & the directions. http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfkin.html 

“We hearing you calling in your heart

And we are calling, too

And leaving magic signs that will

The way to Elfin ‘Shew’

So finding them you’ll see the truth

That we are with you still

For magics we have left for you

Your visions to fulfill”

—From the Book of Elven Magick, volume 2

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The Magical Books of the Silver Elves https://www.facebook.com/groups/539205916250397 where we have discussions about our books as well as about Elven and Otherkin philosophy and lifestyle.

Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon
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Elven Life and Magic
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Elvish Magical Chat
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The Faerie Circle
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1025483294180077

Devayana: Buddhism, Vedic, & Asian Spirituality for Elves and Fae https://www.facebook.com/groups/devayana


The Elven Way and Friends
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United Otherkin Alliance https://www.facebook.com/groups/328253710566869 where elves, faeries, dragons, kitsune, gnomes, hobbits, merkin, pixies, brownies, nymphs, driads, niaids, valkyrie, vampires, devas, and all manner of Faerie Folk gather!

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Why Are So Many Modern Elves So Into Fashion?

May 12, 2018

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“. . . we put on pointed ears and dress in traditional elfin garb and embrace our magical nature whenever we can, doing whatever we can, no matter how superficial it may seem to link us to the realm and folk that we love and of whom we are so beloved. Wearing elven fashion, dressing in elven raiment is an act of magic. It is an announcement of one’s true nature, one’s connection to Elfin and our kindred elves, and every time one does so it radiates a bit of Elfin into the world.”

Fashion is a particularly faerie thing, usually. Faeries love fashion but elves do also and particularly in this age where our very existence is often denied and in which others feel it their right to ridicule our cultural heritage, never even bothering to ask what we mean when we say we are elves, or making any inquiry at all. We elfin are inclined to cling to those things that declare our elvenness to the world. Thus we put on pointed ears and dress in traditional elfin garb and embrace our magical nature whenever we can, doing whatever we can, no matter how superficial it may seem to link us to the realm and folk that we love and of whom we are so beloved. Wearing elven fashion, dressing in elven raiment is an act of magic. It is an announcement of one’s true nature, one’s connection to Elfin and our kindred elves, and every time one does so it radiates a bit of Elfin into the world.

In many ways, it is not unlike dressing up for Halloween in a fashion that one loves but which would not be deemed appropriate the rest of the year. So many elfin go to faerie faires, ren faires and other gatherings and put on their elven raiment for those events that simply would be socially unacceptable for work or even for just walking around in the world. We love being elves, but most of us are not daring enough as yet, to prance or glide about presenting our true s’elves on a constant basis and the simple fact is that we might lose our jobs if we did so or just face unwanted hostility from miscellaneous folks in the world who believe it is their duty to be the fashion police and keep everyone in line. And in some areas, where the orcs, goblins and grimlins abide, to beat them in line.

Some folk, perhaps many elfae folk, are simply not ready to fully accept their elven nature and thus they dress up and pretend to be what they really are, or pretend to pretend, and approach the borders of Living Elfin as close as they may but they dare not step over into that realm where they’d say, “Yes, I am an elf (or faerie or pixie or whatever),” for fear of others reactions. They still hunger for social approval and acceptance and until they value freedom and mastery of their own responses in the world over the opinions of others, they will never quite pass the threshold (the forest’s edge) into Elfin. But whenever we wander among them, we do our best to nurture them and they have our love and sympathy for their predicament.

We who have fully embraced our elven nature, still must often move with caution through the world at times. Sometimes camouflaging our s’elves and our natures, most times wearing raiment that is suggestive of the elven but isn’t quite smacking it in their faces the way pixies often do.

So why are so many elves into fashion? Because we love being fair. We love being the fair folk, the faire folk, the faerie folk and it is our way of saying to those who are open to it, we are elves. Most can’t see it. In fact, most refuse to see the truth. They see what they wish to see ever limited by their stereotypes and preconceptions, but for those who are ready, something stirs in them and they feel the Call of Elfin, just as we did and think, I may just step a bit closer. And we ever await them.

Kyela (Love),
Tae Arvyn Eldali (pronounced tay — air – vin — L – dah – lie, The Silver Elves)
http://silverelves.angelfire.com

We welcome you to come join us on Facebook under Michael J. Love (Zardoa of The SilverElves) and Martha Char Love (SilverFlame of The Silver Elves).

We invite you to visit our Author page on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3?qid=1490695829&sr=8-3 

Also, come to our website and enjoy reading samples of all our 41 books on magic and enchantment and the elven way at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html

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What sort of elf, faerie or other are you? Who are your people, your tribe?
For years various kindred have asked us, the Silver Elves, to help them figure this out. Now we’ve created a questionnaire to help us do so and also to help you learn more about your tribe! This is our gift to you. Simply follow the link & the directions.
http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfkin.html

If you enjoyed this blog article about elven fashion and lifestyle, you will surely also enjoy reading our book Eldafaryn: True Tales of Magic from the Lives of the Silver Elves. Eldafaryn (Elf Haven) contains a series of vignettes from the lives of the Silver Elves describing our lives, our magic, our philosophy, and our unique view of the world.
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Eldafaryn: True Tales of Magic from the Lives of the Silver Elves


Some of Our Other favorite Arvyndase salutations:

Ver Aleli Vasadas (In dreams awakening),

Ver nesidas mellun vari te (In shimmering starlight ever be),

Eli Feln Le (We love you),

Fost Tae Lodver (Touch the truth),

Keldas Zet Ton Na Tarsalunin Sol (Running wild on
a moonlit night),

Fardas Lovur Tae Lan (Dancing toward the dawn),

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We invite you to come join us on Facebook in some of our Elven groups where you will find our elven-faerie-fae community interacting and sharing the Elven Way:

The Magical Books of the Silver Elves https://www.facebook.com/groups/539205916250397 where we have discussions about our books as well as about Elven and Otherkin philosophy and lifestyle.

Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon https://www.facebook.com/groups/806583242768352

Elven Life and Magic https://www.facebook.com/groups/629491797123886

Elvish Magical Chat https://www.facebook.com/groups/307775362744491

The Faerie Circle https://www.facebook.com/groups/1025483294180077

The Elven Way and Friendshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212 

United Otherkin Alliance https://www.facebook.com/groups/328253710566869where elves, faeries, dragons, kitsune, gnomes, hobbits, merkin, pixies, brownies, nymphs, driads, niaids, valkyrie, vampires, devas, and all manner of Faerie Folk gather!

 

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