Does Being Elven or Otherkin Make it Harder to Live in Human Bodies?  

June 3, 2021

Silver Flame of The Silver Elves

“Often for elves and faeries, we just miss our elf ears and our wings. Our differences with human incarnation are generally cultural rather than physical. . . . normal culture overall just seems peculiar, non-sensical and unnecessarily competitive and aggressive to us. We feel like aliens in their culture and, truly, we are. . . But for those who are born into humanoid bodies but are a dragon in their spirits, or some other non-humanoid form, the difficulties can be greater. There is a continuing sense of body dysmorphia and their human body always seems odd to them.”

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     Does the fact that we are elfae (a word we Silver Elves use to mean elves and other magical beings of the Faerie Realm) and otherkin spirits incarnated into humanoid bodies make it harder for us, than say, for men and women? Well, yes and no, as is so often the case with we elfin folk. Naturally, having to incarnate into material bodies is just harder overall for nearly everyone. If we, as spirits, were living fully in our body of light, it would surely be easier for us as spirits. The material world is slow and ponderous and, by its nature, somewhat difficult due to its propensity to create friction between objects. Which is not even to mention how some folks just go around making things more difficult for nearly everyone when it could all be so much easier. But even without their determined folly, this is still a somewhat difficult world to live in at times.

     However, living in this material world does have its advantages. Perhaps, the most significant is that it allows us the opportunity to develop our other bodies: our astral bodies, our mental bodies, our bodies of light and pure energy and what we might call our psychological bodies, as well, as a mode of developing consciousness. Once we have fully built, you might say, all these bodies, we will be able to live in a material world that isn’t quite so material anymore, for them our consciousness will more fully appreciate the energetic world that underlies material form and we shall live, in a sense, as though we are existing in a lucid dream.

     Of course, this sense of disassociation from one’s body can vary from elf to elf, or from elf to faerie, or more particularly from elves to those who are dragons, werewolves, puccas, or some other sort of fae whose natural body isn’t humanoid in the first place. We elves are generally represented as being humanoid beings, so beyond the normal difficulties having to do with material existence, we do pretty well. We often miss our elf ears, and frequently feel rather estranged from the cultures we are raised within but otherwise we’re okay with human bodies. At least, those of us who are normally in humanoid bodies anyway. Since from an elvish point of view a tree could be an elf, or a bird might be an elf, or a hound might be an elf, or dragonflies, butterflies, moths and so forth are nearly all faeries, then it is possible that an elf or faerie could be born into a human body when they are used to living in a bird body and so on. That would make it more difficult.

     Often for elves and faeries, we just miss our elf ears and our wings. Our differences with human incarnation are generally cultural rather than physical. Sometimes the language we are raised using just seems strange to us. It is different than our ancient language and perhaps even different than the language we spoke in our last incarnation. And normal culture overall just seems peculiar, non-sensical and unnecessarily competitive and aggressive to us. We feel like aliens in their culture and, truly, we are.

     However, for those who are born into humanoid bodies but are a dragon in their spirits, or some other non-humanoid form, the difficulties can be greater. There is a continuing sense of body dysmorphia and their human body always seems odd to them. It can make them feel like they are going mad and if they tell anyone, other than adept elfae about it, they will think so, too. For these otherkin folk, getting used to the humanoid form can be much more difficult. And stress can have ill effects upon that body, their inner discontent sometimes displaying itself as disease or just a pervading sense of unhappiness and feelings of being out of place.

     One of the key aspects of elfae character is an ability to adapt to changing circumstances. This is not to say we are always happy about what is going on nor that we never experience stress, but rather that we ever seek to turn every situation to our advantage as best and as soon as we can. We do try to look for the bright side of every situation and use our magic to enhance its powers and effects upon us and our surroundings. But then again, we don’t usually face the sort of dilemma that say fauns and dragons face in feeling not only out of place in the world but not even in the right body.

     Still, the solution for all of us who are traversing the material realms is to do the best with what we have been given so we may master our various bodies that exist and interact with the different planes, levels and dimensions of energetic being until we obtain true adeptship and may manifest in any body we so choose. We would say, we can’t wait but, alas, we have no choice but to do so. Our only real choice is to increase our powers and abilities and this will give us the power to be who we truly are, which is ever the true goal and path of the Elven Way, anyway.

Keldas Zet Ton Na Tarsalunin Sol (Running wild on a moonlit night),
The Silver Elves
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“When elves awaken, the first thing we do is begin to search for each other, for we have an instinctive sense that we are like chemicals that when mixed together cause amazing things to happen.”
 —The Silver Elves

If you enjoyed the articles above, then you may well also enjoy:

Can Anyone Be An Elf and Why Don’t All Elves Choose Elven Bodies In Which To Reincarnate?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/can-anyone-be-an-elf-and-why-dont-all-elves-choose-elven-bodies-in-which-to-reincarnate

How Do We Find Faerie? And How Do We Deal with Being an Elf or Otherkin While Living in the Mundane World?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/10/15/how-do-we-find-faerie-and-how-do-we-deal-with-being-an-elf-or-otherkin-while-living-in-the-mundane-world

Can One Be Both an Elf and a Faerie?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2019/01/can-one-be-both-elf-and-faerie.html

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Please enjoy viewing this 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, at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0sv3OHkjRw

And to learn more about the Elven Way and magical path of the elves,
you may enjoy reading: The 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.”
(From the cover below)

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The Magical Path of The Shining Ones

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“Every sparkle in the world, every glimmering glow is a reminder from Faerie that we were born to shine.”
— The Silver Elves

And for further reading on your elven, faerie, otherkin tribe:

ELF TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin and  FAERIE, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guidelftribese for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin. Please click on the titles listed above to go to the pages on this blog that are dedicated to each book, where you can read more about them, view excerpts of sample magical narratives and also the table of contents from both books. Elf Tribes contains 150+ narratives of elven tribes, and Faerie, Fae and Otherkin Tribes contains another 150+ narratives of faerie and otherkin tribes. Be sure and click on the title links and read a few of these magical narratives. Perhaps, you otherkinstar_coverwill find your people as you read through these two books, or kindred quite like them. At any rate, you can always do the survey yours’elf, or do it again if you feel you have come to a greater understanding of yours’elf and our peoples in the meantime (or gentle-time as we elves often say).

 

 

 

 

 

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And now for a bit of elven fun!
We invite you to come to our website and enter our elven forest and go through the Elven Tree of Life Eternal to explore your magical nature (it’s free and completely private). It is set up somewhat like a choose your own adventure book and a fun way to explore your specific magic while all roads lead to Elfin. Then return to “the Eald of the Silver Elves home page” at any time you wish by clicking the “home page” link at the top of any page you happen to be on. You may enjoy other pages on our website including reading some of our Magical Elven Love Letters or taking our Elf, Fae or Otherkin Survey and we will happily gift you a beautiful narrative about your magical tribe (this is not an automatic response but instead is especially written for you based on your responses and our own elven intuition).

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We also offer this same experience in book form: The Elven Tree of Life Eternal: A Magical Quest for Our True S’Elf.

You are also invited by The Silver Elves to come join them in some of their elven and magical otherkin Facebook groups where you will find the elven-faerie-fae otherkin community interacting and sharing the Elven Way:

The Magical Books of the Silver Elves —

https://www.facebook.com/groups/539205916250397— And if you would like to find out more about our Silver Elves books on The Elven Way, please do join us! We have discussions about our Silver Elves books as well as about Elven and Otherkin philosophy, elven lifestyle and the Elven Way and everything Elfin. If you have read our books and would like to discuss them with us, this is the place to come join in the discussions and share with us your responses. Thank

Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon —

https://www.facebook.com/groups/806583242768352   This is an elven group for help & support & to meet friends, to provide information, to teach, learn & grow! Please do bring your coven or as our elven ancestors the Elf Queen’s Daughter called it, your vortex. “Eldan elina eldon da mylthfa la uli” (Arvydase, the magical language of The Silver Elves, for “Together our Magic is Stronger By Far!”)

The Elven Way —

https://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212 A group for all our elven kin and friends to gather and share in discussions about The Elven Way and elvish life. This is one of our few private Facebook groups, although all elfae and friends of elfae are welcome.

Elven Home —
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1712981718807166  This is an enchanting and private place for all elfae folk to all share a bit inside our own elfae ealds (elfin homes), woods and gardens (with images please when you can). We suppose we could have called it “Elven Homes and Gardens,” but then an elfin home is where ever we are and so please feel free to share where ever you feel at home, upon a high mountain top, near a waterfall, deep in the woods, in a green valley, on the beach or sipping some tea in your own kitchen. Feel free to share anything elfae related, and please do share all about your own Eald and the special aspects of it that make it your own enchanting elfin space.

Elven Life and Magic —

https://www.facebook.com/groups/629491797123886

Elvish Magical Chat —
https://www.facebook.com/groups/307775362744491
Here we are posting and chatting all about elves, faeries, pixies, and magic!

The Faerie Circle — 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1025483294180077 

Faerie Craft —

https://www.facebook.com/groups/395403367195312 — This is a group to share and advertise your elven and fae artistic creations.

I Heart Elven Magic — 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2215672296

Silver Elves Embassy —
https://www.facebook.com/groups/206231890276255
A place of rest and gathering together, dear Kindred. Time to relax together and share our stories, dreams for the future, and magic of our elfin adventures.

United Otherkin Alliance —

https://www.facebook.com/groups/328253710566869
This is an alliance for Otherkin/ Therians, where elves, faeries, dragons, kitsune, gnomes, hobbits, merkin, pixies, brownies, nymphs, driads, niaids, valkyrie, vampires, devas, fauns, unicorns, animal kin and all manner of Faerie Folk gather and come together! This group is open to anyone who wishes to be part of a congenial group of Otherkin.

Feasting With the Elves —

https://www.facebook.com/groups/597948240617006
Come join us, we are just having some fun sharing elven recipes and healthy eating.

Nature & the Unseen Realms with the Elves & otherkin. A spiritual journey —https://www.facebook.com/groups/196916350335537

Also do look for our other elven and Faerie realm groups on Facebook:
Elfae Spirituality Group,
Elfae Tree Folk,
Elven Oracles Group,
and Elfin Faerie Lore.

 

For some Magic in your Life from the Faerie Realms!

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If you would like to read more about
the Sacred Magical Treasures of the Silver Elves,
see our book Sticks and Stones, Feathers, Charms and Bones.

“Faerie magic is hedge magic. It’s garden magic, too. It’s magic of the thickets and the misty morning dew. It springs up with the wild flowers and moss in forest vales and ivy climbing up the walls and ferns so light and frail. It’s found where morning coffee brews and teas in afternoon, and if it hasn’t found you yet it surely will so soon.”

— The Silver Elves

Elfin Witches’ Knotwork: How to Make a Faerie Lay

May 15, 2021

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How to Make a Faerie Lay

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         ELFIN WITCHES’ KNOTWORK: How to Make a Faerie Lay will show you how and why we Silver Elves have made our own ‘Faerie Lay’ for elfin knot magic and the accompanying magical elfin spells and chants to go with it, so that you will be able to make and use your own for your magic as well. Knotwork or using knots when casting spells is one of the most ancient of magics and is associated with weaving magic, thread magic, rope magic and sewing and knot tying magics in all their various forms and permutations. Weaving, as a practice, is said to have been invented around 6000 B.C.E. and involves the making of clothes, rugs and much else. In other words, weaving involves our day-to-day lives as well as our aspirations toward civilization. In some ways, we might say that weaving is one of the first steps toward civilization, which is also to say s’elf actualized evolution.

     Part One of ELFIN WITCHES’ KNOTWORK will give you detailed instructions along with photographs on making your own Faerie Lay, as well as how to purify and charge your Faerie Lay. We also discuss how we Silver Elves came to make our own Faerie Lay; variations of using beads as knots of magic power found in traditions of world religions and cultures; reclaiming this ancient elfin string magic and thus passing on our very own magical culture; and deciding how you will use your own Faerie Lay in your magic before you design it.  

     In Part Two, you will first find a short introduction that explains how to use the spells given in this section relating to using your Faerie Lay to raise the power of your Chakras. In the chapter that follows the introduction, each of the seven Chakras in the body are explained from an elven perspective and a magical spell relating to each of the seven Chakras is given, which also correlates to each of the seven sections of the Faerie Lay. Each of the seven spells are comprised of seven short chants, so 49 chants in all or one for each knot in your Faerie Lay. These spells and chants are in English as well as in our magical elven language Arvyndase or Silverspeech, and you may use either of these languages. These spells are for s’elf development as related to each of the seven Chakras and you may use these spells systematically as you go through the knots on your Faerie Lay. You will also find in Part Two several chapters exploring variant meanings of the word knot (including nodes as a variation of knot, the knot and nautical, elf knots, tree knots, Gordian knot, the Druid’s Cord, and the Celtic Knot) and knot magic (including knot magic and gender roles, and elven knot magic). Also the basics of magic and magical practices in general are explored in detail in several chapters.

      For most elves, the elven star is the symbol of the elven people and the ancient future that is again awakening. In Part Three we first take a look at the Elven Star history of adoption in modern times by the Elf Queen’s Daughters, along with its meanings and associations with the Seven Rays of Manifestation and color magic. We explore how to use the Elven Star for knot magic and go through the Elven Star Silver Elves Meditation (star point by star point) with spells and chants for your Faerie Lay. The remaining chapters in this section discuss nets and knot magic, exploring nets used in miscellaneous magic as well as in religious association and with the faerie folk. Also we explore the knot magic of the bag people and the Fir Bolg of ancient Ireland; lace and the knot magic of the ancient elfae people including the Tuatha De Danaan and the Daione Sidhe, hair nets and knot magic; the mystery of veils as knot magic; and webs as they relate to knot magic.

      And in Part Four of Elfin Witches’ Knotwork, we first look in the introduction at the primary powers in life and the universe. Haven’t you always wondered what they are? And following this discussion, we Silver Elves share the meaning and use of our own formulated Seven Powers to increase as individuals and develop along the path of the Elven Way. These powers are: The Power of Healing, The Power of Animal Magnetism, Will Power, The Power of Empathy, The Power of the Word, The Power of Understanding, and The Power of Mastery. Along with explaining what it means to have these powers in your life and how to obtain each of these powers, we give you chants and spells to use in your Faerie Lay magic related to each of these seven powers. Some of the other topics discussed in this part are connotations of the word ‘Lay’ relating to the Faerie Lay magic: The Witches Garland, the Faerie Lei and the Faerie Lay, The Lay of the Land, Faerie Roads and Lei Lines, and Song Lines.

Fardas Lovur Tae Lan (Dancing toward the dawn),
The Silver Elves
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“The paths to Elfin are like a Celtic Knot, tangled and overlapping with no clear beginning nor any end, but evoking a journey that is ever revealing of the magic and beauty that lives within us and all around us.”

—The Silver Elves

 

THE TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR Elfin Witches’ Knotwork:

 Introduction 

The Magic of Weaving One’s Fate

The Witch’s Ladder

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Part One: Making the Faerie Lay

Chapter 1: The History and Physical Aspects of the Faerie Lay

Chapter 2: Energetic/Spiritual/Magical Aspects of the Faerie Lay and Charging/Enchanting the Lay

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Part Two: Using the Faerie Lay to Rise Through the Chakras

Introduction to Using the Faerie Lay for  Knot Magic with the Seven Chakras

Chapter 3:  Spells and Chants for the Seven Chakras

Chapter 4: Knot Magic

Chapter 5: Basics of Magic that Apply to Knot Magi

Chapter 6: Elf Knots

Chapter 7: Tree Knots and Muscle Knots

Chapter 8: The Gordian Knot

Chapter 9: Druid’s Cord

Chapter 10: Tying the Knot

Chapter 11: Celtic Knot

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Part Three:  The Elven Star and Knot Magic

Introduction to Using the Elven Star in Knot Magic

Chapter 13: The Elven Star Meditation with Spells and Chants for the Faerie Lay Magic

Chapter 14: Nets and Knot magic

Chapter 15: The Bag People

Chapter 16:  Lace as Knot Magic

Chapter 17:  Hair Nets as Knot Magic

Chapter 18: Veils as Knot Magic

Chapter 17: The Spider’s Web

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Part Four:  Enchanting the Seven Powers of the Elven Way Using  the Faerie Lay

Introduction to Knot Magic Using the Seven Primary Powers  of the Elven Way

Chapter 18: The Seven Powers of the Elven Way

Chapter 19: The Witches’ Garland

Chapter 20: The Faerie Lei

Chapter 21: The Faerie Lay

Chapter 22: The Lay of the Land

Chapter 23: Faerie Roads and Ley Lines

Chapter 24: Song Lines

 

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“When you see that all is magic and all of life a spell,
You soon perceive the threads that bind to heaven or to hell,
But if you are enchanting then magic thou can weave,

And cut the knotted cords of fate and suffering relieve,
And swaying, swirling, dancing quick with elfin fingers deft,
You find that starlight’s destiny is that which is now left, 

And from that comes a tapestry of wonder and delight,
To fill our days with beauty while our love we share at night.”
—The Silver Elves

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If you enjoy Elfin Witches’ Knotwork, then may also enjoy reading about our other book on elven hedgewitchery titled: Elven Hedgewitchery and Found Magic: Using Art-Making for Evoking Elfin Magic and Living the Elven Way.

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Please also see our blog post: Magical Books by The Silver Elves on The Elven Way, Magic and Enchantment, Elven Oracles, Elven Language, and Elfin Lifestyle to view more about all our latest books and links to all 57+ of our Silver Elves books.

What do the Elves Say is the Difference Between a Spirit Family and a Soul Family, and What is an Elven Family?

April 26, 2021

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“. . . . a spirit family doesn’t necessarily create a soul family. . . .
from our Silver Elves point of view, having a spirit family
that is also one’s soul family is the very best situation.
For such a soulful spirit family, we would call an Elven Family.”

We are all aware of the idea of one’s blood family, which today might better be expressed as one’s genetic family or those who most closely share one’s particular sequencing of DNA. For, in a sense, if you look at DNA, we are all family. It is just that some people have sequencing that is closer to ours and others varied from ours, but we all essentially share the same DNA. Even if you look at chimpanzees, their DNA is about 99% similar to human DNA. We may not be close to all the animals on Earth but we are related.

     The poet Robert Frost said, “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” Yet, despite that families do not always get along with each other. In fact, the idea of dysfunctional families is so common that the very term dysfunctional family is a part of common parlance. Families by blood may share DNA arrangement, but they do not necessarily share much else. Since humanity, as a whole, shares DNA, it can be said that wars are really blood family conflicts.

     We elves, however, also have the concept of soul families and spirit families, which is a grouping of those who may or may not closely share one’s genome sequencing arrangement. The soul, as it is used by most individuals, is what we Silver Elves would call the spirit. We don’t actually see the soul as an independent entity, like the idea of an immortal soul, but rather as a function of the immortal spirit. The soul denotes our connection, particularly through our feelings to other beings. In that way, the soul function is rather like our sight and our hearing. We can see other people. We can hear other people. But we can also feel other people, both in a tactile sense but also in an inner feeling and intuitive sense. This is often signified by a feeling of being simpatico, which may indicate a person that one finds to be likable and with whom one gets along easily and with whom one shares attributes or interests and is immediately compatible in a feeling way.

     Simpatico is derived from the Greek noun sympatheia, which means “sympathy,” and is a loan word that came into the English language from both Italian and Spanish. To be simpatico is to have a mutual feeling of sympathy and a soul family are those who naturally feel good about each other and feel comfortable in each other’s presence.

     We may also point out that the word ‘Duende’ that is used in the folklore of Spain and Portugal and thus by extension Latin America and the Philippines, describes a supernatural being or spirit resembling a pixie or imp or some other elfae being. One of the ‘little people’ as we tend to be called. But note that duende is derived from the term ‘duen de casa,’ which means ‘master of the house’ and this would tend to link it to brownies or other house fae/spirits and teraphim. 

     But duende also signifies a heightened state of emotional or feeling expression that is genuine and authentic, often associated with flamenco or other performance arts. We elfae feel things deeply and truly and our soul family naturally shares those feelings with us. We are the soul of the house, the soul of the family. We are drawn together naturally for our inner beings are connected and similar in a sort of astral genome sequencing.

     A spirit family, however, is somewhat different. Individuals in a spirit family share the same purpose and goals. They may or may not be sympatico with each other, but they are allied for a purpose and drawn together to achieve their common vision. This can be seen in some religious groups, especially cults, but also in political movements. And often, but not always, this shared vision leads to a sort of sympatico among the participants. They feel special together, they are the enlightened, illuminated, the elect, the ‘ones’, etc. One can also find this in military groups, especially among ‘elite’ units, where fighting together and facing danger in common creates a sort of ‘fellow feeling’ among them.

     However, a spirit family doesn’t necessarily create a soul family. Often in cults the individuals involved are jockeying with each other to rise in the hierarchy of the group, which means get closer and closer to the charismatic leader. Such a situation creates infighting and ill feelings that naturally work against soul family connection. We Silver Elves have lived with others with whom we shared a common purpose but who were not necessarily sympatico even though there was not a cult leader we were following, but rather sharing the Elven Path together for a period of time. And we’ve had elf friends who did not share our commitment to awakening elfae and the awareness of Elfin being on the Earth, with whom, none-the-less, we were and are quite soul aligned.

    However, it should be clear that, at least from our Silver Elves point of view, that having a spirit family that is also one’s soul family is the very best situation. For such a soulful spirit family, we would call an Elven Family.

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

 

 

 

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“Our elven spirit makes us unique. Our elfin soul unites us. Thus, we are each One, Together.” 
— Old Elven Saying

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If you enjoyed the article above, then you will surely also enjoy:

What is Elven Spirit?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2019/09/what-is-elven-spirit.html

How Do Elves Form Families?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/07/02/how-do-elves-form-families
 
How do Elven Communities Govern Themselves? Do They Have Kings and Queens?
 
Are Elves Human? Is an Elven Soul and Spirit Different from that of a Human?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/09/02/are-elves-human-is-an-elven-soul-and-spirit-different-from-that-of-a-human

The following is a group poem written in ‘Magical Books of the Silver Elves’ Facebook group by : Beverly Cotton, Myrddin, Vivienne Godwin, Brian Burman, Sara Isayama, Dalton Miller, Laurel Grossaint, Zardoa, and Silver Flame. Thank you Elfin Poets!

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We invite you to join our elven and otherkin groups on Facebook, dear Kindred! Here is our vision for the groups as a virtual community:

For those wishing to join our many Silver Elves groups for Elfae and also friends of Elfae on Facebook, here is fairly complete list below of ones that we administer: You are all invited to any and all of them! We envision our 16+ Elfae Facebook groups as all connected (so in a way all one big elfae community group) and so going from one to the other is like meandering or flying around and being in a large elven community. It is like beautiful and enchanting large multi-story house that is inhabited by a number of elfae groups: (bottom floor has three private groups inside: The Elven Way and also Feasting with the Elves with a big kitchen and dining area for chatting, along with the Elven Homegroup); (second floor has the Faerie Craft group with a large display studio for elfae art); and (in the attic is the Elven Oracles Group where group oracle readings are always being shared). There are also lots of large enclosed or screened in porches off the main house (where you will find: Magical Books of the Silver Elves, Elfin Faerie Lore, Elven Life and Magic and We Adore Elves); there are also two gazebos, one is outside in the front lawn for Elvish Magical Chat and the other is in the back yard for I heart Elven Magic; an open circle outside around the bonfire to the side of the house for the Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon group; a quaint tree house out front for Elfae Tree Folk to meet; a faerie circle that is a bit beyond the back of the house in the forest for The Faerie Circle group to meet; and at the front gate is a cozy elfae cottage for those first entering to be greeting in the group Silver Elves Embassy. There is also a path from the house that wanders down to the creek and goes through where the group Nature and the Unseen Realms with the Elves and Otherkin meet and also that leads to meeting placesfor United Otherkin Alliance and its private sister group. So please do come join us in any and all of our groups:

Elven Home — https://www.facebook.com/groups/1712981718807166 This is an enchanting and private place for all elfae folk to share in cozy comfort. Feel free to share anything elfae related, and please do share (with images when you can) all about your own Eald (Elven Home) and the special aspects of it that make it your own enchanting elfin space. *

Elfae Tree Folk— https://www.facebook.com/groups/499002196782965 A place to share anything about the beloved trees that we elfae love so very dear and about life as a tree folk. This group is for you to spread your elven light through the day & the night and the forest. *

The Magical Books of the Silver Elveshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/539205916250397 And if you would like to find out more about our 50+ The Silver Elves books on The Elven Way, please do join us! We have discussions about our Silver Elves books as well as about Elven and Otherkin philosophy, elven lifestyle and the Elven Way. If you have read our books and would like to discuss them with us, this is the place to come join in the discussions and ask also questions. And please do come share here in this group your own creative elven works of art, music, writing, crafts, or whatever you do to manifest Elfin in your life in your own way, as well as your thoughts and feelings about living the life Elfin. *

Elven Life and Magic — A group for fae folk of all kinds posting their magic and how they manifest living as an elfae. https://www.facebook.com/groups/629491797123886

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Elvish Magical Chat — Posting and chatting all about elves, faeries, pixies, and magic! https://www.facebook.com/groups/307775362744491

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The Faerie Circle — A group for the magical elfae folk. Be ever blest!https://www.facebook.com/groups/1025483294180077

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Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon — A place to share your magic and enchantment with other elf witches! https://www.facebook.com/groups/806583242768352

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Faerie Craft —This is a group to share your elven and fae creations, and yes you are welcome to advertise your elfish/faerie crafts. https://www.facebook.com/groups/395403367195312

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I Heart Elven Magic — For those who love Elfin Magic. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2215672296

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Feasting With the Elves (having fun sharing elven recipes and healthy eating) — https://www.facebook.com/groups/597948240617006

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United Otherkin Alliance —https://www.facebook.com/groups/328253710566869 This is an alliance for Otherkin/ Therians, where elves, faeries, dragons, kitsune, gnomes, hobbits, merkin, pixies, brownies, nymphs, driads, niaids, valkyrie, vampires, devas, fauns, unicorns, animal kin and all manner of Faerie Folk gather and come together! This group is open to anyone who wishes to be part of a congenial group of Otherkin. And its sister private group: *United Otherworld Friendshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/UnitedOtherworldFriends

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The Elven Way — This group creates a place for people to learn about the Elven Way and for Elves, Otherkin, and their friends to have a fun gathering place to enjoy each other’s company and share things on the path. It is open to anyone who wishes to learn about the Elven Way and friends of such. https://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212

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Nature & the Unseen Realms with the Elves & otherkin. A spiritual journey — This is a very active elven and otherkin group posting those generally unnoticed realms and wonders of Nature. https://www.facebook.com/groups/196916350335537

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Elfin Faerie Lore — For Faeries and Elfin Folk. This group is for sharing elfin faerie lore, magic and life as Fae. https://www.facebook.com/groups/975038062512421

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Silver Elves Embassy — This is a place of rest and gathering together to relax and share our stories, dreams for the future, and magic of our elfin adventures. We Silver Elves share some of our magical tales and adventures in this group that have lead us to further embrace the Shining Ones. https://www.facebook.com/groups/206231890276255

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We Adore Elves — This group is just a little hideaway for us to all come share our love for elves and elven and our elfin-faerie creativity as we manifest Elven in our lives. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Elfae

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Also do look for our other elfae groups on Facebook: Elfae Spirituality Group, Elfae Tree Folk, Elven Oracles Group, and Elfin Faerie Lore.

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And you can find all the 55+ Silver Elves books on The Elven Way on our author Amazon international pages here:
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Many people ask us which Silver Elves books to begin reading first and so we say, which ever sounds right to you, follow your elven intuition, as there is really no right order! But if you would like a suggestion, you may wish to begin with one or more of these four books:
1. Through The Mists Of Faerie: A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven
This is our most popular book and one we highly recommend reading by anyone interested in elves and the elven way.
2. The Elven Way:The Magical Path of the Shining Ones This is a companion book to Through the Mists of Faerie, but may be read in any order. It is also a very popular book and a good one to start with.
3. The Book of Elven Runes: A Passage Into Faerie
4. The Book of Elven Magick: The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves

If you have questions about the Elven Way and being an elf, then you may also wish to read The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path. If you are curious about elves and want to learn more about modern elves, then you will surely find The Magical Realms of Elfin 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.

And please, when you come to our website please enjoy reading sample pages and reader’s reviews of all our 45+ books (published prior to March 2019) on magic and enchantment, elven lifestyle, elven poetry, elven short stories, an elven novel, on elven philosophy and the Elven Way at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html

Also, our newest Silver Elves books (beginning March 2019) may be found on this blog site at https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/magical-books-by-the-silver-elves-on-the-elven-way-magic-and-enchantment-elven-oracles-and-elven-lifestyle.

“The Way of the Elves begins in the heart,
the wonder of magic is its very start,
the desire for Faerie awakens it, too,
and then for bright Elfin and all that is true,
for family and friends who are loyal and care,
and when you most need them will always be there
and all that we have we always will share
for our heart bids us do so and then we are there.”
— The Silver Elves

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Our Newest book release!
The Elves Believe:
A Collection of Over 1000 Ancient Elven Sayings and Wise Elfin Koans by The Silver Elves About Magic
and The Elven Way, Volume 3

If you enjoy our original and inspirational elf sayings that you find throughout our blog, then we invite you to take a look at our newest book above. 

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The Elves Believe: A Collection of Over 1000 Ancient Elven Sayings and Wise Elfin Koans by The Silver Elves About Magic and The Elven Way, Volume 3

April 11, 2021

The Elves Believe:
A Collection of Over 1000 Ancient Elven Sayings

and Wise Elfin Koans by The Silver Elves About Magic
and The Elven Way, Volume 3

You may purchase this book here on US Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Elves-Believe-Collection-Ancient-Sayings/dp/B091NCCMWW

And here on UK Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Elves-Believe-Collection-Ancient-Sayings/dp/B091NCCMWW

THE ELVES BELIEVE is volume three of our ‘Elf Quotes Book Series’ with our own original elfin koans, ancient elven sayings, and other quotes of wisdom on the Elven Way. Volume one titled Elf Quotes, contained all our elf sayings from the first 37 of our Silver Elves books (all of our side-quotes in our books that we had published throughout the years to that date). Volume two titled The Elves Say and this volume three titled The Elves Believe contain quotes from our latest Silver Elves books published since the time of the first volume (now 57 published to date), the daily quotes we publish on Facebook, with the largest majority of the quotes in these two books being shared and published for the first time. We hope you enjoy reading all of these quotes in The Elves Believe and sharing them with others. And if perhaps you take this book with you on a personal journey of your own, we wish you elven blessings and may your way be always illuminated by the Shining Ones.

Fardas Lovur Tae Lan (Dancing toward the dawn),
The Silver Elves
http://silverelves.angelfire.com

And you can find all the 55+ Silver Elves books on The Elven Way on our author Amazon international pages here:
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A few elf quotes from inside THE ELVES BELIEVE:

“The Elves believe that enchantment is a sixth dimensional puzzle, to solve it you must have an open heart, an open mind, and a spirit a glow with the light of the elven stars.”

“The Elves say: Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should, just because you should, doesn’t mean you can, but if you can find what you should, you should do what you can.” 

“Elven Home is down Faerie Lane and just around the corner from Open Minded Avenue.”

“The history of the Elven is etched in starlight in the sanctuary of our elfin souls.”

“We elves don’t have Spelling Bees but Spelling Sees, in which we see who is most proficient at casting spells.” 

“When you enter Elfin, you’ll know it right away, 
for the light around you shimmers and smiling folk do say, 
‘You’re here at last, we’re very glad and all will be okay, 
for lucky stars do shine here all through the night and day.”

“You can search or you can wait;
Faerie may come early or it may just come late,
but when it comes you’ll certain see,
it arrives at the time that was ever meant to be.” 

“The mist upon the morning, the dew upon the grass, are set there to remind us that Faerie did just pass.” 

“Mountains may rise and stars may fall but Elfin endures through the dance of it all.”

“Elfin is eternal
It lives within our dreams
Is nurtured by our wishes
And gives to us the means
To make it real in all we say
And every act we do
And when we feel it deep within
Our Elfin doth come true.”

The Table of Contents for THE ELVES BELIEVE:

The Elves Believe

Olde Elven Sayings

The Way of The Elves

In Elfin

The Elves Day

Elven Home

Elfin Magic and Enchantment

Elfin Wisdom

On Elven Awakening

Elven Sayings on Elfin Kin, Family and Kinship

Of Elven and Men

Elf and Faery Cullture and Lifestyle

What Say the Elves about Religion, Holidays, and Prayer

On the Path to Elfin

Elf Quotes About the Moonlight and Starlight

Elven Lifestyle and Appearance

Finding Faerie

Elven Words to Remember

For the Modern Elf

More About Elves

What the Elves Know

Elven Beauty

What Elves Say About Being Serious,

Being Joyful and Being Playful

Elfin View of the Light and Dark

Special Elf Quotes

End of table of contents.

If you enjoy the Silver Elves elf quotes in this The Elves Believe, then may also enjoy our first two books in the elf quotes series:

ELF QUOTES:
A Collection of Over 1000 Ancient Elven Sayings and
Wise Elfin Koans by The Silver Elves About Magic

and The Elven Way 

And also Volume two in the series:

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THE ELVES SAY:
A Collection of Over 1000 Ancient Elven Sayings and
Wise Elfin Koans
by The Silver Elves About Magic
and The Elven Way, Volume 2

The books in this Elf Quotes Series do not need to be read in order. Many people say they enjoyed beginning reading our many Silver Elves books by first reading one in the Elf Quotes Series as it is light reading yet brings you closer to Elfin and understanding The Elven Way.

Please see our blog post: Magical Books by The Silver Elves on The Elven Way, Magic and Enchantment, Elven Oracles, Elven Language, and Elfin Lifestyle to view more about all our latest books and links to all 56+ of our Silver Elves books.

“Reservoirs of happiness trapped within the soul are tapped by every step we take toward Elfin.”

— The Silver Elves

The Sixth and Seventh Stages of Awakening upon The Elven Way: Acclimation and Actualization

March 23, 2021
“In the stage of Acclimation: We now live in Elfin as a part of Faerie even while we still travel the worlds of Men. For this is our quest. This is our mission. This is our duty sworn voluntarily. This is the adventure we imagined and hungered for and it is here. We may not have found the wardrobe when we were children or the genie’s lamp in a cave, nor did a wizard necessarily come to take us off on an adventure. But the elves came, and smiled and hugged us and embraced us as their own, because, beloved, we are one of them, as you are one of us. . . . And in the stage of Actualization: So, make your magic real, beloved. Live your elfin life either openly, if you dare, or in secret. But when we make it real in our life and therefore in the lives of those around us, then Elfin shall manifest upon the Earth just as much as we are able to Actualize it in our own lives and surroundings. And from there it will spread like ivy growing up the sides of the buildings of the world.”

The Sixth Step or Stage of Elven Awakening is Acclimation

The sixth stage or step upon the Elven Way is very similar to, one might even say a higher version of, the fourth stage of Attunement. We call this sixth step or stage “Acclimation” for here one becomes used to living in the Elfin and Faerie realms of one’s perceptual reality, while still seeing and understanding that the normal folk perceive the world differently. While in the stage of Attunement one stands between the worlds; in Acclimation one is living on the very edge and boundary of Elfin and the Faerie realms but still effected by and able to affect the world that has been created by the mental constructs, or magic, of the dominant race upon the planet. They no longer have any power over our magic, our consciousness and we have ceased to doubt and embrace our elfae lives completely. While they may harm us physically, their dark magics no longer hold any sway over us. We are not deceived by their insistence that the world be a certain way, and we see the world as it is as energy taking various forms in order to experience life and to individuate. We see elves, faeries, pixies, brownies and all sorts of spirits all about us in living beings who may not be entirely awakened but are still fae from our point of view and experience.

     This is not to say that we insist others see the world as we do. We may see the fae-ness of others but, if they insist they are something else, usually of the race of Man, we are compelled by our own magics to accept that this is their desire for themselves. In our realms, you are whatever you wish to be, or become it in time; especially when you inform that belief and wish with action. And if they wish to be mundane men and women, who are we to say otherwise? Still, it doesn’t hurt to suggest their fae heritage to them from time-to-time. Usually, we do this very lightly, almost as if joking. “You look like an elf to us,” we might say. Or we may inform someone who seems like they are one of our kind, who appears in our elf sight as one of us, that, “We’re elves,” and see how they respond. Quite often they’ll reply, “I’m a faerie,” or gnome or whatever. Of course, they may just be playing along but then, that’s what elfae folk do, isn’t it! And they may not be ready to step completely upon the elven path, but all come to it, if they do, in their own time. 

     Some of these folks have had a light Awakening. They are at the place of Attunement, standing between the worlds, living in both realms at the same time and most likely still heavily affected by the world that surrounds them. When they come to the point of Acclimation, if they do so in this lifetime, the preponderance of magic will shift. Elfin and Faerie will hold sway in their lives and the world of the mundane will be but a somewhat necessary inconvenience … like cleaning the toilet.

     As we Acclimate to Faerie, the world opens up. The possibilities of our lives become wider but then the potential for what may happen is broader as well. Alas, the world is not less dangerous for having orcs and gremlins in it. But then, they were always there, just disguising themselves as men and women. And now we can see them for whom they truly are. We can see them coming usually, unless their glamor is very powerful, and we are not fooled, although we sometimes let them continue in their mistaken impression that we do not recognize them. 

     But, as we said, elfae folk of the Seelie sort are more evident as well and we have allies everywhere. Our magic goes forth and weaves its way into the warp and waft of the great tapestry of Elfin and is strengthened thereby. We now live in Elfin as a part of Faerie even while we still travel the worlds of Men. For this is our quest. This is our mission. This is our duty sworn voluntarily. This is the adventure we imagined and hungered for and it is here. We may not have found the wardrobe when we were children or the genie’s lamp in a cave, nor did a wizard necessarily come to take us off on an adventure. But the elves came, and smiled and hugged us and embraced us as their own, because, beloved, we are one of them, as you are one of us.

The Seventh Stage or Step in Elven Awakening is Actualization

The seventh step upon the Elven Way is Actualization and this stage includes all the other stages within it. We might call it the Master Stage, for it shows mastery of all the other stages functioning as one and it reveals Adeptship in one’s interaction with ones’elf, one’s others and the world around one. 

     While all elves are creative individuals, as are all elfae beings in general, at this stage one clearly and quite confidently steps into the role of the creator of elvish culture and even more than that takes part in the Actualization of Elfin upon the Earth. In this stage, you make Elfin real through your own life by an act, or really acts, of magic. It becomes ‘fait accompli.’ Elfin manifest through our lives and our beings. 

     One does not cease to follow the other steps upon achieving this stage. One continues to Awaken and to increase one’s understanding of one’s elfae being, becoming ever more conscious of the true protean nature of reality and the Universe and understanding that all form is transitory and thus, in that way, illusionary. But being the magic wielders that we are, being enchanters and increasingly becoming masters of glamorye, we understand now that we are free to create the world as we envision it to be and use our magic to make it so. We are no longer bound by the enculturation of the world. Nor do the threats and insinuations of those who preach this or that faith affect us. We know who we are and our elfae being is not dependent upon the beliefs of others but rather upon our own faith in ours’elves and our magic. 

     Naturally, we continue our Association with our kindred. Even more so now since, usually at this stage, one has one or more intimate kindred with whom one associates upon a regular basis. What is Elfin without our elfin friends? In fact, one could say that Elfin is all about friends and family. 

     Our efforts to refine ours’elves as individuals, to increase our power and abilities on all levels, to Activate our energies in every way, continues as well. There is no end to our inner potentiality and the more Activated we become, which is to say the more powerful we become, the more we are able to interact with others and the world in an effective fashion. We elves are, after all, enchanters first and foremost and our ability to enchant becomes greater and more subtle and elegant in our enchantments. We become Charmers, for sure. We develop charisma to a certain degree and again, this is a continuing process. One never ceases to improve when one makes a concerted effort to do so.

     And our ability to see the Faerie worlds around us increases as well. We are not only Attuned to the realms of Elfin and Faerie, but we are quite intentionally and willfully creating them. And yet, this willful activity comes quite naturally. It requires no effort from us save the daily effort to lead and improve our lives and the lives of those around us and we need to do nothing more than be our own true s’elves as best we may. We need not grunt and tense our bowels and furrow our brows as many young magicians do endeavoring to force their will upon the world. We need but be the wondrous elfae folk that we are and the world is enchanted by us and yields willingly to our wishes. The Faerie Circle spins about and we are part of the dance. Bright Elfin sings to us and we sing along with it and sometimes we find it is singing our song. 

     It is true that not all of us are drawn to the stage of Annunciation, at least as far as declaring one’s elfae being to the world and living it openly. And yet, at this seventh stage of Actualization, the way we live, even if we keep our elven nature secret from some folks, is an Annunciation of our elfae being. We are living our magic and making Elfin real in the normal world through our lives and while we may not announce we are elves or faerie folk to the normals around us, they will notice that there is something different about us. In a nice way really and, in fact, that is the great difference. While nearly everyone else in their world is complaining and jockeying for social position and secretly undermining each other while pretending to be best friends forever, we can be relied upon. Our word is our bond and we keep our promises and while we may seem crazy to some folks, it is a nice, eccentric and delightful crazy that interrupts their dull day-to-day lives with something different and sometimes mildly astonishing. We loosen their girdles just a bit and honestly, it is a relief to them, although they won’t always admit it. Although, they often tell us we are daring and dancing like they’d never dare to do, and we thank them and smile pleasantly and tell them they may be more daring than they realize. 

     In a sense, we are no longer Acclimating to Elfin at this stage. We now fit in perfectly and are not in conflict with Elfin at all. It is home. But Faerie? Well, Faerie is vast and can be dangerous. Even more dangerous than the normal world, for the possibilities are near endless and fantastic, so getting used to that fact can still take some time. It is ever surprising and there are always new things to learn. There is ever more to Faerie. More to learn, more to see, more to do and since we are manifesting Elfin in the material world, Faerie naturally starts to spill over into that world. Unusual things may happen, but then we are magic wielders and our wards are spinning, our sigils of protection hang upon our walls, our doors and windows are sealed with salt against wicked magics, including the dark magic of the normal world that seeks to absorb us into it and make us conform, and we are safe, relatively speaking from most of the dangers of those worlds. Since, it is good to be ever cautious and aware. 

     So, make your magic real, beloved. Live your elfin life either openly, if you dare, or in secret. But when we make it real in our life and therefore in the lives of those around us, then Elfin shall manifest upon the Earth just as much as we are able to Actualize it in our own lives and surroundings. And from there it will spread like ivy growing up the sides of the buildings of the world. 

Me tae Lun u tae M_lli Verat te ver le’na Born! 
(May the Light of the Stars Always Be in Your Heart!)
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— The Silver Elves

https://silverelves.angelfire.com

If you would like to read about the first five stages/steps to Elven Awakening, here are our earlier blog articles on these stages:

Are There Any Steps Beyond Awakening on the Elven Path? First three stages are Awakening, Association and Activation: https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2020/10/09/are-there-any-steps-beyond-awakening-on-the-elven-path

Beyond Awakening — Further Steps on the Elven Path, Steps four and five are Attunement and Annunciation: https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2020/12/22/beyond-awakening-further-steps-on-the-elven-path-attunement-and-annunciation

And if you would like to read a bit about our own Awakening as Silver Elves and our ancestors The Elf Queen’s Daughters who awakened us, please enjoy this article:
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2020/01/04/do-elves-really-awaken-to-being-elfin

“The magic of Elfin flows through our veins like starlight flows through the night, awakening sigils inscribed in our souls that stirs our far elven sight and what we do see was said all along, it’s the Dawn of Faerie on Earth, for the enchantments we breed are the magical seed of our spirits as they’re given birth.”
The Silver Elves

And you can find all the 55+ Silver Elves books on The Elven Way on our author Amazon international pages here:


US (USA) Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2

UK (United Kingdom) Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2

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And for further reading. . . .
. . . . dear Kindred, if you enjoyed the article above, we think you may very much enjoy reading our most popularly read book 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 by The Silver Elves:

Through The Mists of Faerie

And along with Through The Mists of Faerie we also suggest for further reading its companion book (and you may read them in any order you wish) The Elven Way: The Magical Path of The Shining Ones  by the Silver Elves.

On the cover of The Elven Way:
“The Elven Way passes beyond the fields of the known
into the forest of the unknown illuminated by the glow of the elves.”

And Now for a Bit of Elven Fun!

Enter here the Elven Tree of Life Eternal
We also offer this same experience in book form:
The Elven Tree of Life Eternal:
A Magical Quest for Our True S’Elf.

We invite you to come to our website and enter our elven forest and go through the Elven Tree of Life Eternal to explore your magical nature (it’s free and completely private). It is set up somewhat like a choose your own adventure book and a fun way to explore your specific magic while all roads lead to Elfin. If you find yourself circling in particular realm, then this is perhaps important to recognized as part of your magical Nature. Then, when you feel you would like to exit our elven forest, please do return to “the Eald of the Silver Elves home page” at any time you wish by clicking the “home page” link at the top of any page you happen to be on. You may enjoy other pages on our website including reading some of our Magical Elven Love Letters or taking our Elf, Fae or Otherkin Survey and we will happily gift you a beautiful narrative about your magical tribe (this is not an automatic response but instead is especially written for you based on your responses and our own elven intuition).

“The Way of the Elves winds through the trees, in time you relax and your tensions do ease, you sigh as the sun filters through leaves, and are helped on your way by a welcoming breeze.” 
—The Silver Elves

We invite you to join our elven and otherkin groups on Facebook, dear Kindred! Here is our vision for the groups as a virtual community:

For those wishing to join our many Silver Elves groups for Elfae and also friends of Elfae on Facebook, here is fairly complete list below of ones that we administer: You are all invited to any and all of them! We envision our 16+ Elfae Facebook groups as all connected (so in a way all one big elfae community group) and so going from one to the other is like meandering or flying around and being in a large elven community. It is like beautiful and enchanting large multi-story house that is inhabited by a number of elfae groups: (bottom floor has three private groups inside: The Elven Way and also Feasting with the Elves with a big kitchen and dining area for chatting, along with the Elven Homegroup); (second floor has the Faerie Craft group with a large display studio for elfae art); and (in the attic is the Elven Oracles Group where group oracle readings are always being shared). There are also lots of large enclosed or screened in porches off the main house (where you will find: Magical Books of the Silver Elves, Elfin Faerie Lore, Elven Life and Magic and We Adore Elves); there are also two gazebos, one is outside in the front lawn for Elvish Magical Chat and the other is in the back yard for I heart Elven Magic; an open circle outside around the bonfire to the side of the house for the Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon group; a quaint tree house out front for Elfae Tree Folk to meet; a faerie circle that is a bit beyond the back of the house in the forest for The Faerie Circle group to meet; and at the front gate is a cozy elfae cottage for those first entering to be greeting in the group Silver Elves Embassy. There is also a path from the house that wanders down to the creek and goes through where the group Nature and the Unseen Realms with the Elves and Otherkin meet and also that leads to meeting placesfor United Otherkin Alliance and its private sister group. So please do come join us in any and all of our groups:

Elven Home — https://www.facebook.com/groups/1712981718807166 This is an enchanting and private place for all elfae folk to share in cozy comfort. Feel free to share anything elfae related, and please do share (with images when you can) all about your own Eald (Elven Home) and the special aspects of it that make it your own enchanting elfin space.
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Elfae Tree Folk— https://www.facebook.com/groups/499002196782965 A place to share anything about the beloved trees that we elfae love so very dear and about life as a tree folk. This group is for you to spread your elven light through the day & the night and the forest.
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The Magical Books of the Silver Elveshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/539205916250397 And if you would like to find out more about our 50+ The Silver Elves books on The Elven Way, please do join us! We have discussions about our Silver Elves books as well as about Elven and Otherkin philosophy, elven lifestyle and the Elven Way. If you have read our books and would like to discuss them with us, this is the place to come join in the discussions and ask also questions. And please do come share here in this group your own creative elven works of art, music, writing, crafts, or whatever you do to manifest Elfin in your life in your own way, as well as your thoughts and feelings about living the life Elfin.
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Elven Life and Magic — A group for fae folk of all kinds posting their magic and how they manifest living as an elfae. https://www.facebook.com/groups/629491797123886
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Elvish Magical Chat — Posting and chatting all about elves, faeries, pixies, and magic! https://www.facebook.com/groups/307775362744491
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The Faerie Circle — A group for the magical elfae folk. Be ever blest!https://www.facebook.com/groups/1025483294180077
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Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon — A place to share your magic and enchantment with other elf witches! https://www.facebook.com/groups/806583242768352
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Faerie Craft —This is a group to share your elven and fae creations, and yes you are welcome to advertise your elfish/faerie crafts. https://www.facebook.com/groups/395403367195312
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I Heart Elven Magic — For those who love Elfin Magic. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2215672296
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Feasting With the Elves (having fun sharing elven recipes and healthy eating) — https://www.facebook.com/groups/597948240617006
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United Otherkin Alliance —https://www.facebook.com/groups/328253710566869 This is an alliance for Otherkin/ Therians, where elves, faeries, dragons, kitsune, gnomes, hobbits, merkin, pixies, brownies, nymphs, driads, niaids, valkyrie, vampires, devas, fauns, unicorns, animal kin and all manner of Faerie Folk gather and come together! This group is open to anyone who wishes to be part of a congenial group of Otherkin. And its sister private group: *United Otherworld Friendshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/UnitedOtherworldFriends
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The Elven Way — This group creates a place for people to learn about the Elven Way and for Elves, Otherkin, and their friends to have a fun gathering place to enjoy each other’s company and share things on the path. It is open to anyone who wishes to learn about the Elven Way and friends of such. https://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212
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Nature & the Unseen Realms with the Elves & otherkin. A spiritual journey — This is a very active elven and otherkin group posting those generally unnoticed realms and wonders of Nature. https://www.facebook.com/groups/196916350335537
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Elfin Faerie Lore — For Faeries and Elfin Folk. This group is for sharing elfin faerie lore, magic and life as Fae. https://www.facebook.com/groups/975038062512421
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Silver Elves Embassy — This is a place of rest and gathering together to relax and share our stories, dreams for the future, and magic of our elfin adventures. We Silver Elves share some of our magical tales and adventures in this group that have lead us to further embrace the Shining Ones. https://www.facebook.com/groups/206231890276255
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We Adore Elves — This group is just a little hideaway for us to all come share our love for elves and elven and our elfin-faerie creativity as we manifest Elven in our lives. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Elfae

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You can find all our the Silver Elves books on The Elven Way on Amazon here:
US Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2
UK Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2

Many Elven Blessings, Dear Kindred,
and May All Your Wishes Be True!

 

How Do We Know We Are Elven or Otherkin? And Why Do Elfae and Otherkin Not Always Know our Kin Type when Newly Awakened to Being Other?

February 16, 2021

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“. . . in exploring one’s narrative, one’s personal story, it is important to reflect somatically, which is to say, with one’s feelings, on this inner sense of otherness. We do that without naming it at first, just feeling into it and allowing one’s intuition to be filled with its wonder. And because one’s personal magical narrative is not merely a matter of one’s history and experience in this lifetime, but includes all our previous incarnations, deep feeling and sensory experience is the best and most direct way to link ours’elves to the progress of our life through time.”

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The awareness of being elven, faerie or otherkin is nearly always an intuitive and instinctual recognition of one’s inner being. This awareness or awakening comes from the inside out. Often we relate to what we read or see in books, videos, films and television and they arouse our imagination and connect us to something deep within our being. At the same time, we often use these stories from fantasy, myth, legend and lore to explain what we feel about ours’elves to the world. However, while these presentations and descriptions of ours’elves that we glean from the outer world remind us of ours’elves, there is ever an inner narrative that comes first, from our soulful spirits, from our subconscious and instinctual being that has waited there like a seed or daemon to receive the moisture and light of those characterizations to stimulate them into growth. And this is seldom something we can verbally express at first and, like the seed beneath the soil, it arises from our feelings and subconscious being more than our logic that would be the light of day.

     This feeling awareness is something that comes prior to the outer narrative that we build concerning and describing ours’elves and that we use to express ours’elves to the world. This awareness or, we might say, this story (or faerie tale, if you will) of our elven spirit stems from an inner knowing of who we are as elfae beings and that arises from a place within us that does not use words so much as feeling and it’s first expression outwardly is in symbols and images. This explains why so many elfae and otherkin that are newly awakened do not know their tribe name or exactly what words to use to describe their kin type, they just feel they are Other. 

     First of all, we just know we are different. Most elfae folk have felt apart from those around us, felt different, even alienated from the normal world that to us makes no sense, or very little, at least. The need of the normal folk to compete over everything and to continually undermine each other, constantly serves to push us away from them and toward a more loving and supportive environment. We ever seek our own. And quite often it is in encountering our own, which is to say, crossing the path of awakened elfae, that our inner being first pushes its’elf above the surface of our unconscious awareness.

     And this difference between ours’elves and those around us, the divergence between how we feel, what we really know within, how we feel the world should be and how it actually is due to the behavior of the normal folk, makes it so we often know internally long before we are aware mentally that we are elves or otherkin. Which is to say, we know we are different, but we haven’t as yet given a name or description to that difference.

     Thus, in exploring one’s narrative, one’s personal story, it is important to reflect somatically, which is to say, with one’s feelings, on this inner sense of otherness. We do that without naming it at first, just feeling into it and allowing one’s intuition to be filled with its wonder. And because one’s personal magical narrative is not merely a matter of one’s history and experience in this lifetime, but includes all our previous incarnations, deep feeling and sensory experience is the best and most direct way to link ours’elves to the progress of our life through time.

     This inner sense and feeling will also speak to us through our dreams (both our night dreams and also our day dreams), although again it tends to speak in images and symbols rather than in the language of logic. Also, when we are in Nature, we will surely come to understand more about and connect to our inner source and narrative of who we truly are. Again, this won’t necessarily happen in words so much as in feeling. And what words there are may seem like a puzzle or a riddle that one must decipher, just as one most often needs to examine the elements of one’s dreams to understand them.

     It is later that we find the words that relate to and make understandable in language our life upon the Earthly plane in order to express this inner knowledge of s’elf. Those who look upon us from the outside, even most academic researchers in religion, sociology and other disciplines, most often neglect this understanding of our being. They, naturally, see us from their own point of view, often their preconceived notions. And they nearly always fail to understand who we are truly and really how we came to understand our being.

     These narrative studies can be very informative but they seldom make a distinction between the inner narrative from which our outer narrative springs. They see our beings as they are expressed by and in relation to the world around us, which is to say when we use movies and books to explain ourselves, but they often fail to comprehend the inner spirit that reaches out and makes that link in the first place.

     In a certain sense, our inner and outer narratives are similar to having an elf name (or normal name) that we use in the world and an elf name that is our spiritual signature and which is our occult or secret name. While we Silver Elves have elf names we use in the world (and also normal names when necessary), we also have elfin spirit names that were gifted to us by our sisters of the Elf Queen’s Daughters (see our books The Elf Magic Mail, vols. 1  & also vol. 2), of which we were and are still a part and only the inner sisterhood knows those names. But that, beloved, is another and deeper narrative.

     So search within, dear Kindred, and find and enjoy your deep feelings of being who you are naturally for as long as you will. Come back to this feeling often, without words, for that state of deep somatic contemplation is when you are in touch with your true soulful elfae spirit and this is from whence your magical narrative for the external world will spring.

Kyela,
The Silver Elves
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 Come join us here on our website to explore your kin type further:
https://silverelves.angelfire.com

 

And you can find all the 55+ Silver Elves books on The Elven Way on our author Amazon international pages here:
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If you enjoyed the article above, we Silver Elves recommend for you our following two articles:
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?
 
What Kind of Elf, Fae, or Otherkin Are you? What is Your Elf Tribe? Take the Silver Elves Questionnaire (and we will Gift to you a Magical Narrative)!
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/what-kind-of-elf-fae-or-otherkin-are-you-what-is-your-tribe
 
 

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And for further reading on the Elven, Faerie, Otherkin please enjoy reading one or all of the four Silver Elves books on magical Elfae and Otherkin Tribes. These are books of tribe narratives and will beautifully describe to you about their history, their unique powers and magics, their spiritual beliefs and practices, their way of governing, their spell crafting and herbal adeptship, along with their lifestyle and special creative interests and abilities. As you read them, you may well find your own tribe and/or those tribes to which you feel related:

otherkinstar_coverelftribesELF TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin and  FAERIE, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin. Please click on the titles listed above to go to the pages on this blog that are dedicated to each book, where you can read more about them, view excerpts of sample magical narratives and also the table of contents from both books. Elf Tribes contains 150+ narratives of elven tribes, and Faerie, Fae and Otherkin Tribes contains another 150+ narratives of faerie and otherkin tribes.
We also invite you to read ELVES, FAERIES, FAE, AND OTHERKIN TRIBES: More Descriptions of Otherworldly Folk.

It is the third book in the series of Elf, Fae and Otherkin tribes by The Silver Elves. After publishing the first two books in this series, we Silver Elves continued to have many of our kindred fill out the kin type survey and contact us asking for a tribe narrative, so this third book in the series contains all of these Elves,Faeries,Fae3new tribe narratives to this date and is dedicated to a variety of tribes of elven kind, faeries, fae that are faerie blends, otherkin, otherworldlies, and miscellaneous assorted fae. The 124 tribe narratives in this third volume are all newly published and are not found in the two previous books. Some of the narratives are a bit longer than those in the first two books. 

 

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And our fourth book in this series of tribal narratives is Elfae Tribes: The Peoples of Faerie, which includes a total of 115 tribes of elves, faerie, fae and otherkin, all of which are newly published and are not found in the first three volumes in this series.

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We invite you to join our elven and otherkin groups on Facebook, dear Kindred! Here is our vision for the groups as a virtual community:

For those wishing to join our many Silver Elves groups for Elfae and also friends of Elfae on Facebook, here is fairly complete list below of ones that we administer: You are all invited to any and all of them! We envision our 16+ Elfae Facebook groups as all connected (so in a way all one big elfae community group) and so going from one to the other is like meandering or flying around and being in a large elven community. It is like beautiful and enchanting large multi-story house that is inhabited by a number of elfae groups: (bottom floor has three private groups inside: The Elven Way and also Feasting with the Elves with a big kitchen and dining area for chatting, along with the Elven Homegroup); (second floor has the Faerie Craft group with a large display studio for elfae art); and (in the attic is the Elven Oracles Group where group oracle readings are always being shared). There are also lots of large enclosed or screened in porches off the main house (where you will find: Magical Books of the Silver Elves, Elfin Faerie Lore, Elven Life and Magic and We Adore Elves); there are also two gazebos, one is outside in the front lawn for Elvish Magical Chat and the other is in the back yard for I heart Elven Magic; an open circle outside around the bonfire to the side of the house for the Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon group; a quaint tree house out front for Elfae Tree Folk to meet; a faerie circle that is a bit beyond the back of the house in the forest for The Faerie Circle group to meet; and at the front gate is a cozy elfae cottage for those first entering to be greeting in the group Silver Elves Embassy. There is also a path from the house that wanders down to the creek and goes through where the group Nature and the Unseen Realms with the Elves and Otherkin meet and also that leads to meeting placesfor United Otherkin Alliance and its private sister group. So please do come join us in any and all of our groups:

This is an enchanting and private place for all elfae folk to share in cozy comfort. Feel free to share anything elfae related, and please do share (with images when you can) all about your own Eald (Elven Home) and the special aspects of it that make it your own enchanting elfin space.
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A place to share anything about the beloved trees that we elfae love so very dear and about life as a tree folk. This group is for you to spread your elven light through the day & the night and the forest.
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The Magical Books of the Silver Elves
And if you would like to find out more about our 50+ The Silver Elves books on The Elven Way, please do join us! We have discussions about our Silver Elves books as well as about Elven and Otherkin philosophy, elven lifestyle and the Elven Way. If you have read our books and would like to discuss them with us, this is the place to come join in the discussions and ask also questions. And please do come share here in this group your own creative elven works of art, music, writing, crafts, or whatever you do to manifest Elfin in your life in your own way, as well as your thoughts and feelings about living the life Elfin.
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Elven Life and Magic — A group for fae folk of all kinds posting their magic and how they manifest living as an elfae. https://www.facebook.com/groups/629491797123886
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Elvish Magical Chat — Posting and chatting all about elves, faeries, pixies, and magic! https://www.facebook.com/groups/307775362744491
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The Faerie Circle — A group for the magical elfae folk. Be ever blest!
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Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon — A place to share your magic and enchantment with other elf witches! https://www.facebook.com/groups/806583242768352
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Faerie Craft —This is a group to share your elven and fae creations, and yes you are welcome to advertise your elfish/faerie crafts.
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I Heart Elven Magic — For those who love Elfin Magic.
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Feasting With the Elves (having fun sharing elven recipes and healthy eating) — https://www.facebook.com/groups/597948240617006
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United Otherkin Alliance —
This is an alliance for Otherkin/ Therians, where elves, faeries, dragons, kitsune, gnomes, hobbits, merkin, pixies, brownies, nymphs, driads, niaids, valkyrie, vampires, devas, fauns, unicorns, animal kin and all manner of Faerie Folk gather and come together! This group is open to anyone who wishes to be part of a congenial group of Otherkin. And its sister private group:
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The Elven Way — This group creates a place for people to learn about the Elven Way and for Elves, Otherkin, and their friends to have a fun gathering place to enjoy each other’s company and share things on the path. It is open to anyone who wishes to learn about the Elven Way and friends of such.
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Nature & the Unseen Realms with the Elves & otherkin. A spiritual journey — This is a very active elven and otherkin group posting those generally unnoticed realms and wonders of Nature.
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Elfin Faerie Lore — For Faeries and Elfin Folk. This group is for sharing elfin faerie lore, magic and life as Fae. https://www.facebook.com/groups/975038062512421
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Silver Elves Embassy — This is a place of rest and gathering together to relax and share our stories, dreams for the future, and magic of our elfin adventures. We Silver Elves share some of our magical tales and adventures in this group that have lead us to further embrace the Shining Ones.
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We Adore Elves — This group is just a little hideaway for us to all come share our love for elves and elven and our elfin-faerie creativity as we manifest Elven in our lives.
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And you can find all our the Silver Elves books on The Elven Way on Amazon here:
US Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2

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Many Elven Blessings, dear Kindred! 

Visions of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 4

January 31, 2021

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Visions of Elfin:
Answers to Questions About Being an Elf
and Following the Elven Path, Volume 4
by The Silver Elves

This book is found here for purchase on Amazon USA
and here for purchase on Amazon UK

In VISIONS OF ELFIN, we Silver Elves continue with a volume 4 of our question and answer series addressing the numerous questions about who the elves are and about The Elven Way. In this book we address questions that have been posed to us throughout our 40+ years of following the elven spiritual path and sharing with the world that we are elves in human bodies (also see The Magical Realms of Elfin, volume 1; Manifesting Elfin, volume 2; and The New Dawn of Elfin, volume 3).

Visions of Elfin explores further questions concerning awakening on the elven path; the discovery of your elfae kin type and being an elf or otherkin; elven magic; well known characters that might be elfae; the spiritual practices of the elves and contacting the Shining Ones; about elven lifestyle and elven home; and elven perceptions on subjects like death and karma, Faerie and fairies, the natural world, plants and animals.

Some of the specific questions answered in Visions of Elfin are: What do we elves mean when we talk about Awakening? What are the steps beyond awakening upon the Elven Way — Awakening, Association, Activation, Attunement, Annunciation, Acclimation, and Actualization? What is the final stage of the Elven Way? Are there any real dangers upon the Elven Path? Does drinking water from the Springs of Elfin have an effect upon one? Does the number 11 have a magical significance to the Elven? Why are elves so often associated with bows and arrows and how does it relate to our magic? Is there a difference between an elf witch and an elf wizard? How do I discover what sort of Elf/Kin type I am? Do you need to know your kin type to be an Otherkin? Can we be born as one type of Otherkin in one life and another type in a different incarnation? What is the difference between Elves and Druids, and are Druids Otherkin? Are we crazy for thinking we are Elves, Faeries and Otherkin? What is the difference between a Gnome and an Elf? How do we know we are elfae? Is Harley Quinn Fae? Is Batman Fae? Are the X-Men Fae? Is the character Poison Ivy, Fae? Is Daenerys Stormborn from the Game of Thrones book and Show, Fae? How do Elfae deal with spiritual practices? How does one effectively interact with the Shining Ones? Do the Shining Ones require offerings? What do the Elves view as the difference between the Piscean and Aquarian Ages? What are spiritual genetics? Are we in the Fifth Age of the planet and what is the role of elves in this Fifth Age? Are we Elves related to the Tuatha de Danaan and the Sidhe? How do I understand my gifts as an Elf? Why do elves have pointed ears? Do Elves get depressed? Are Elves and Faeries, Men and Women? How accurately does the ancient lore describe us elven? Do Elfae have souls? How do elves deal with death? What is enlightened education for elfae? How do elves deal with social distancing and quarantine? How do we live with integrity and still live a spontaneous Elfin life? What makes an elfin home? What are elven clothes? What is the difference between faerie and fairy? Is there a difference between Fae and Fey? Do Faeries reproduce? Do Elves think that horse riding is cruel? What do elves think of secret societies? Why is the elven-faerie star the “official symbol” for the otherkin community? And many more.

If you are curious about modern elves, particularly about The Silver Elves (as we do not speak for all elves as elves are quite a varied and independent folk), then you will surely find many of your questions answered in Visions of Elfin.

Ver nesidas mellun vari te (In shimmering Starlight Ever Be),
The Silver Elves

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If you have questions about the Elven Way, Awakening, and Being an Elf, then you may also magicalRealms2 wish to read The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path. We also suggest our volume 2 in this series of questions and answemanifesting_Elfinrs: Manifesting Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 2. And we now also have a recently published Volume 3, The New Dawn of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 3. If you are curious about elves and want to learn more about modern elves, then you will surely find The Magical Realms of Elfin, Manifesting Elfin, and The New Dawn of Elfin to contain many of your questions answered and either or all three books will be a great comfort and help in finding your way home to abide in the magical realms of elfin and in manifesting elfin in your daily life.

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The New Dawn of Elfin:
Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 3

“May star shine light your path even in the midst of day.”
—Olde Elven Saying wishing that one will be guided by the Shining Ones even when one is emmeshed in the hustle and bustle of the world.”

You can find all the Silver Elves books on The Elven Way on our author Amazon pages here:

And you can find all the 55+ Silver Elves books on The Elven Way on our author Amazon international pages here:
US (USA) Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2

UK (United Kingdom) Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2

DE (Germany) Amazon: https://www.amazon.de/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1

CA (Canada) Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1

AU (Australia) Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1

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Many Elven Blessings, dear Kindred!

What do the Elves View as the Difference Between the Piscean and Aquarian Ages?

January 16, 2021

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“. . . . the tides keep coming in. The Age of Aquarius is slowly approaching. Not in one great tidal wave that will wash away the entire world, we hope, but in incremental steps that increase the number of those who are more tolerant in the world, more accepting of differences, and better able to harmonize in an effort to truly make the world more sustainable and enduring.”
— The Silver Elves

Back in the late 1960’s with the play Hair on Broadway and the popularity of the song The Age of Aquarius from that play, done in a medley with another song ‘Let the Sun Shine In’ (also from Hair) by the group the Fifth Dimension, the esoteric notion of spiritual and evolutionary Ages (see H. Blavatsky The Secret Doctrine) for the development of humanity, especially the coming transition from the Piscean Age to the Aquarian Age was thrust into popular culture.

That notion has faded into the background since then to the point it is hardly mentioned or acknowledged anymore. And that is to be expected. The evolution of a New Age comes not in a sudden change of humanity, like an alien invasion that arrives one day and takes over, but rather in a series of tides coming in and then receding again, after having left shells and sea weed and other things on the shore.

More mutants, which is to say increasing numbers of us elfae folk, are born, live and die and each wave brings even more of us and, for the most part, since we tend to live healthier, or more health conscious lives, we also are inclined to live longer (except for some of the Piscean Age thinking people seeking to kill us off) and eventually the mass of humanity will shift from normal folk to elfin folk over the course of time. Or, if you will, from Piscean Age thinkers, to Aquarian Age thinkers.

But what is the difference between the Piscean and Aquarian Ages?

The Piscean approach to life and all in it is essentially dualistic. Everything or most nearly all things are good or bad, black or white, true or false. It promotes the notion of thesis, antithesis and eventually synthesis but even more so the idea that the truth when contrasted to the false, will eventually win out. This is the basis of the present American Justice System and many others. It is the conflict of opposites. In some esoteric circles, it is the fourth ray of manifestation which rules beauty and harmony, which is said to create Harmony through Conflict. This is a Piscean way of viewing things.

The Aquarian view of the fourth ray is instead, Harmony Through Diversity. While the Piscean energy lends itself to the idea that there is one truth and thus that there is one true religion, as so many faiths claim to be, or our race is good and all others bad, also our country, ethnic group and even our generation are right and others wrong/evil. While Aquarian thought, on the other hand, presents the idea that all people have value, that every race, creed, culture and generation have something to contribute as long as they respect, cooperate and have tolerance for others. It is not good vs. bad, but good, bad and an enormous variety of possibilities in between. Doesn’t that sound elven to you!

We sometimes hear from some of the younger elves that all the problems that exist today are due to the Boomer Generation. We Boomers thought something similar when we were very young as well of the generations before us. What we learned, however, is that while we were quite liberal as individuals and as elfin beings, that many of our supposed generation were not. We may have been born around the same time, but we were very different individuals. The same holds true today. It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that one’s entire generation shares one’s views, that my generation will set things straight (we surely thought that at one time) but observation of reality has revealed to us that there are spiritual and materialistic individuals in every generation. Some perhaps more than others, but still there.

It might be more accurate to say that some of those who are of the Boomers are responsible for the mess we are in today in the world, but they inherited that world from generations before them, and will pass it on to generations to come, some of whom will seek, as we did, to make the world a better place and others who will continue to put self interest over everything else, including the survival of humanity and the planet. The fact that their own survival is also endangered seems to be something that they put out of their minds (and they are often out of their minds while seemingly obsessed with their own opinions) and simply ignore in favor of their prejudices and avarice.

Yet, the tides keep coming in. The Age of Aquarius is slowly approaching. Not in one great tidal wave that will wash away the entire world, we hope, but in incremental steps that increase the number of those who are more tolerant in the world, more accepting of differences, and better able to harmonize in an effort to truly make the world more sustainable and enduring. In other words, individuals who are more truly elfin in nature who are wise to the traps of racism, sexism, ageism, classism and every other pigeon hole set to limit our minds, our understanding of our s’elves and others, and our ability to cooperate toward creating a more beautiful, harmonious and, thus for us, more elfin world.

Keldas Zet Ton Na Tarsalunin Sol (Running wild on a moonlit night),
The Silver Elves
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“It is not so much that the elves will come back to save the Earth and humanity, so much as humanity must become more elven to save itself and the Earth.”
—The Silver Elves

If you enjoyed the article above, then you may well also enjoy:

How Do We Find Faerie? And How Do We Deal with Being an Elf or Otherkin While Living in the Mundane World?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/10/15/how-do-we-find-faerie-and-how-do-we-deal-with-being-an-elf-or-otherkin-while-living-in-the-mundane-world

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Please enjoy viewing this 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, at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0sv3OHkjRw

“We really shouldn’t be surprised when we tell normal people we are elves and they don’t believe us. After all, we’ve spent ages casting a glamor upon them to convince them we don’t exist. Their disbelief is really just an affirmation of the power of our enchantments.”
—What the Elves Say

And to learn more about the Elven Way and magical path of the elves,
you may enjoy reading: The 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.”
(From the cover below)

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The Magical Path of The Shining Ones

Excerpt from Chapter One of —From The Elven Way: The Magical Path of The Shining Ones by The Silver Elves:

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“While we’ve often written that faery tales, both ancient and modern, view the faery folk as being ruled by monarchs, this idea is more a reflection of the lives of men and of the world that was and is than a true indication of the Realms of Elfin. This is not to say that there doesn’t exist a Hierarchy in Faery, but that it is important to understand that this Hierarchy is a natural one based on real development and merit and not in the least arbitrary or artificially constructed. All hierarchies, organizations and bureaucracies in the world are a pale attempt to recreate, or in many cases bypass or supersede, this natural hierarchy.”

“The hierarchy of Elfin is a spiritual hierarchy—the hierarchy of illuminated being, of s’elf development of magical maturity—and thus it is the power, of awakened consciousness and expanded and enlightened awareness. Besides the attempts of many to construct this hierarchy in the world, it is also reflected in Nature, where there are hierarchies of intelligence, of knowledge, of personality, beauty, strength, and so forth. While artificial hierarchies tend to be rather strictly structured and unyielding, these natural hierarchies, reflective of the true spiritual hierarchy, are varied and yielding. For instance, while there are general tendencies, we don’t all agree about who is most beautiful or most attractive. It is rather like the question, what is your favorite color? It depends on the individual. So, too, the natural hierarchies are, like the true inner hierarchy, dependent greatly on the individual and their own position in the Universe, their individual tendencies.”

“There is another way that the spiritual hierarchy tends to differ from all artificial hierarchies and even from the hierarchy of Nature. Artificial hierarchies tend to be pyramid schemes with one or a few people on the top and increasing numbers of individuals in various levels below with the greatest number on the bottom. This formula does not tend to change. The one at the top may change. Sometimes, but rarely one’s position on the hierarchy may change, but the structure tends to stay the same. In fact, that is its purpose to reinforce itself and maintain this structure.”

“On the other hand, while the spiritual hierarchy may have more on the bottom than the top at any particular point, the goal and purpose of this hierarchy is to get everyone at the top, to have everyone progress further and further into the realms of Elfin, the realms of radiant enlightenment.”

“We might think of it as a game. In the game of the material world the first ones to reach home win; everyone else is considered a loser. In the spiritual game, we gain points when each one reaches home and our ultimate goal is to get everyone home. Then and only then have we truly won the game.”

—end of Excerpt from The Elven Way

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“Among some elves the weavers of the Fates are viewed as an Ancient Witch known as the Necromancer who carries a crystal ball, removes disused cobwebs with her broom and rules the Past. The Present is dominated by a bald middle aged male who carries a staff and does martial arts katas while reciting spells. He is known as the Dancer. And the Future is created by an androgynous child who plays with figures in a sand box imagining the future into being. No one knows this one’s name, although some call Hir Starlight.”
—The Silver Elves

Some Important Further Reading for Elves . . . .

There are those that may ridicule you for saying that you are an elf, but the world is changing slowly and Elfin is manifesting here as we create it in our lives. We modern elves are in all professions and bring our elven perspectives with us! In 2005, Zardoa Silverstar of the Silver Elves received his Masters of Arts Degree in Depth Psychology from Sonoma State University based upon his thesis on his Depth Inquiry research study concerning his life and magic as an Elf. Living the Personal Myth: Making the Magic of Faerie Real in One’s Own Life is a Silver Elves book that is based on his thesis and his use of the personal myth as a process for exploring the magical world of the unconscious.

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Making the Magic of Faerie Real in One’s Own Life
Below is an excerpt from: Living the Personal Myth, Chapter 3: The Development of My Personal Myth, pages 53-56:

Welcome To My World

“James Hillman (1997), Jungian analyst and the originator of archetypal psychology, argues that the generally accepted opinion, which holds that the parents, particularly the mother, is the most formative power in a person’s life, is inaccurate. He offers instead the idea that there is the archetypal daimon who guides us and drives us toward fulfillment of our true nature and calling. This daimon is in the form of a guiding force or guardian angel who holds the image of what we are meant to be. Of this he writes: “Yet all along a little elf whispers another tale: ‘You are different; you’re not like anyone in the family; you don’t really belong.’ There is an unbeliever in the heart. It calls the family a fantasy, a fallacy.” I heard that elf. It whispered to me: You are one of us.”

“I am an elf. I realize that must sound strange to some readers, since from the popularly accepted point of view, elves are fictional beings who do not and, being a product of fiction/fantasy/fairy tales/folk lore, cannot exist. However, the intelligent reader, like yourself, will ask, what do you mean by that statement? And my reply is multifold. When I say I am an elf, I mean, in part, that I am a theorist and practitioner of what I call the Elven Way which is a spiritual practice. Therefore, when I say I am an elf, I’m using it in the same way someone might say, I’m a practitioner of Buddhism, or Hinduism, or Catholicism or Judaism.”

“However, as you will see, for mys’elf, I also use my identification as an elf in both a genetic sense and a cultural one. Thus I could say to you that I am a descendent of the Scottish, English, Welsh, French and Dutch, but as I trace the ancestry of those peoples further back, I find I am equally entitled to tell you I am a descendent of the Pixies, Elves, Brownies, and Fae or Faery Folk. Just as some modern Italians could say they are descended from the Romans and some might argue before that the Trojans, so I tell you I am descended from the folks who were once known as the Elves, Pixies. Brownies and Fae. And just as the stories of Troy where once thought to be purely fictional or mythological until the late 1870’s, so are the stories of my ancestors currently considered in just this way.”

“And I also use the term elf culturally. So when I say I am an elf, I also mean that I carry on many of the traditions and fashions that have been passed on through the ages by my people. However, I don’t ask you to believe I am an elf. I simply ask to you to understand and accept that this is the culture, people and tradition, with whom I identify. And it is this culture that is at the heart of my personal myth.”

Religion or Culture?

“If you tell someone that you are a Buddhist, a Catholic, Jewish or even an agnostic or atheist, while they might not agree with your choice, they at least, for the most part believe it to be a real one. If you tell someone your ancestors were Italian or Japanese or Cherokee or even some tribe from Africa that they’ve never heard of, they will accept what you say without question. Try telling someone you’re an Elf.”

If you tell someone you are descended from elves, they will, A. think you’re crazy, or B. think you are pulling their leg, or C. think that you have taken Dungeons and Dragons a mite too seriously which brings us back to A.”

“If you tell someone you are on the Elven Path rather than claiming any other religious affiliation they will think you are, A. crazy, B. pulling their leg, or C. part of a weird cult, which brings us back to A.”

“Because, in the minds of most people, elves do not and have never existed except in Faery Tales. The very words Fairy Tale is defined by the dictionary (Soukhanov, 1984) as a story that is fanciful or fictitious.”

“So are we, as elves, a religion and thus some form of new age cult, or are we a culture descended from a people who never existed except in the imagination of fanciful people, and in tales told to children before they are old enough to realize what the world is really like? The answer is neither. The Elven Path is animistic in nature. Nearly all tales about us say that we are the Elder Race (Evans-Wentz, 1966; Tolkien, 1977b), the original people. Our path is aboriginal and thus, as Frazer (1951/1922) points out, shamanistic and pre-religious. Ours is a spiritual path, not a religion. We have no dogma, doctrine nor specific rituals, although every elf is free to follow whatever religion or believe whatever they choose concerning religion, the Universe and the world.”

“Is it a path we’ve inherited or is it one we’ve created? To me that doesn’t matter; for all spiritual paths began somewhere, sometime. All things, all religions, all cultures, are created. So for the longest time I would tell people that if there never were a historical people called elves, there are now! Yet, I always felt, deep, deep within, that I was descended from elves. For who else but elves would even wish to claim to be an elf? “
— end of Excerpt
from Living the Personal Myth: Making the Magic of Faerie Real in One’s Own Life by the Silver Elves

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The Silver Elves invite you to come join us in some of our elven and magical otherkin Facebook groups where you will find our elven-faerie-fae otherkin community interacting and sharing The Elven Way:

The Magical Books of the Silver Elves https://www.facebook.com/groups/539205916250397 — And if you would like to find out more about our 50+ The Silver Elves books on The Elven Way, please do join us! We have discussions about our Silver Elves books as well as about Elven and Otherkin philosophy, elven lifestyle and the Elven Way. If you have read our books and would like to discuss them with us, this is the place to come join in the discussions and ask also questions. And please do come share here in this group your own creative elven works of art, music, writing, crafts, or whatever you do to manifest Elfin in your life in your own way, as well as your thoughts and feelings about living the life Elfin.

Elven Homehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1712981718807166
This is an enchanting and private place for all elfae folk to share in cozy comfort. Feel free to share anything elfae related, and please do share (with images when you can) all about your own Eald (Elven Home) and the special aspects of it that make it your own enchanting elfin space.

Elven Life and Magic — A group for fae folk of all kinds. 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/629491797123886

Elvish Magical Chat — Posting and chatting all about elves, faeries, pixies, and magic!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/307775362744491

The Faerie Circle — A group for the magical elfae folk. Be ever blest!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1025483294180077

Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon — A place to share your magic and enchantment with other elf witches! https://www.facebook.com/groups/806583242768352

Faerie Craft —This is a group to share your elven and fae creations, and yes you are welcome to advertise your elfish/faerie crafts.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/395403367195312

I Heart Elven Magic —For those who love Elfin Magic.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2215672296

Feasting With the Elves (having fun sharing elven recipes and healthy eating) — https://www.facebook.com/groups/597948240617006

United Otherkin Alliance —
https://www.facebook.com/groups/328253710566869
This is an alliance for Otherkin/ Therians, where elves, faeries, dragons, kitsune, gnomes, hobbits, merkin, pixies, brownies, nymphs, driads, niaids, valkyrie, vampires, devas, fauns, unicorns, animal kin and all manner of Faerie Folk gather and come together! This group is open to anyone who wishes to be part of a congenial group of Otherkin.

The Elven Way  — This group creates a place for people to learn about the Elven Way and for Elves, Otherkin, and their friends to have a fun gathering place to enjoy each other’s company and share things on the path. Although it is a private group, it is open to anyone who wishes to learn about the Elven Way and friends of such.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212

Nature & the Unseen Realms with the Elves & otherkin. A spiritual journey —A group to share together our occult experiences of Elfin-Faerie that are usually not shared and also to share about the wonders of Nature in the Unseen World.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/196916350335537

Elfin Faerie Lore —  For Faeries and Elfin Folk. This group is for sharing elfin faerie lore, magic and life as Fae,
https://www.facebook.com/groups/975038062512421

Silver Elves Embassy — This is a place of rest and gathering together to relax and share our stories, dreams for the future, and magic of our elfin adventures. We Silver Elves also share here in this group some of our own magical true tales and adventures that have lead us to further embrace the Shining Ones.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/206231890276255

Also do look for our other elfae groups on Facebook: Elfae Spirituality Group, Elfae Tree Folk, Elven Oracles Group, and Elfin Faerie Lore.

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“Evolution is like a relay race, we carry the baton of wisdom, power, and knowledge to those awaiting us in the future.”
—Ancient Elven Knowledge

Beyond Awakening — Further Steps on the Elven Path, Attunement and Annunciation

December 22, 2020

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Merry Yule from the Silver Elves!

     We Silver Elves identify seven steps or stages on The Elven Way, and even though we could perceive them like steps, they may be both progressive and also simultaneous. As we have discussed previously, the first stage of The Elven Way is the Awakening (see our discussion of the first three stages in our article on this blog dated October 2, 2020: https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2020/10/09/are-there-any-steps-beyond-awakening-on-the-elven-path). The second is Association for it involves seeking of one’s kindred upon the Path, which the Buddhists would call Right Company. This is the companionship of other seekers who reinforce one’s quest by sharing the endeavor to discover and develop each one’s true nature and greater awareness. We could call it the Fellowship of the Elves, but Fellowship seems to have the connotation of maleness and we elves are ever a gender equal society and thus we would be more likely to call it the Frasority of the Elfae. Frasority combines the words for fraternity and sorority and Elfae combines elves, fae and faerie folk and, in our minds, otherkin of all sorts.

     The third stage of the Elven Way is called Activation and involves the empower of ours’elves and our magic as elfae beings. It is the quest to know one’s true s’elf in all its fullness and power and is an ongoing process. One doesn’t move from the third stage to the fourth so much as one includes the fourth step into one’s repertoire, so to speak. As we pointed out in our discussions about the first three stages, all these events can be happening in any order really, or all at the same time, and they are all ongoing events. Although, the Awakening clearly sets them in motion toward otherworldly elfae realization in a dramatic and serious way and is rather like starting the engine of one’s vehicle. The vehicle exists in its entirety at that moment but until one starts it, it is unlikely to go anywhere.

So now let’s take a look at the next two stages of The Elven Way — Attunement and Annunciation.

The Fourth Stage of the Elven Way — Attunement

     Attunement is the fourth stage of the Elven Way, but for some people this was occurring before the Awakening as well as after. Certainly, if one has any intuitive and psychic abilities, which nearly all elfae folk do, then one had moments of Attunement long before that moment when one realized, with sudden clarity, that one didn’t merely see and interact with the otherworld of Faerie from time to time, but was actively a part of it and had always been so. Awakening casts off the spells of sleep and slumber in which the normal world entangled us up, as it wishes us to believe we are just another normal person and of no great significance, instead of the amazing elfae beings we truly are.

     After Awakening, we begin to see the otherworldly around us. This is partially true because we begin living our lives as elfae folk and this, by its nature, is a magic that attracts Elfin and Faerie energies to us. And as we take a concerted step toward Association, this becomes even stronger. For elfae together create a greater and more powerful aura, no matter how powerful one might be as an individual magic wielder. You might be the richest person in the world (or the most powerful magician), but if you join your resources with someone else who only has a little bit of wealth, you are still richer. Elfin takes notice of elves working in concert, whether two or more. We know this to be true from personal experience. And the result of this is stronger and more potent encounters with the otherworldly side of things.

     And because one is seeking to Activate one’s personal magic (stage three) this naturally enhances the effect of Attunement. Living one’s life as an elf, fae, faerie or other naturally increases the faerie magic that surrounds one’s aura. Otherworldly beings from both sides of the veil are draw to one. Even if they are miles away or continents apart from you, they will begin to gravitate in your direction and you in theirs, like magnets attracted to each other.

     This requires balance. Before one Awakens, most otherworldly encounters, while amazing, are usually quickly forgotten, especially since they tend to violate what one has been enculturated to believe is possible in the first place. One sometimes doubts one’s own senses and seeks mundane explanations for something that was truly phenomenal in one’s experience.

     After one Awakens, however, these events and encounters with what some call the Paranormal, are increased, especially those that involve signs and portents from the Faerie realms. And one begins to become Attuned to them, so one doesn’t dismiss them automatically, nor forget them quite so easily. Although, one might still be inclined to forget some of them merely because they are not so uncommon as they once were, and those of a lesser nature often fade from our memories while those of greater import, ones that have some major effect upon our lives, take their place.

     As this happens, we begin to Stand Between the Worlds, as the Witches say, for it is important that we keep both worlds in our mind’s eye. We need to be able to see Faerie and the elfae folk, without losing sight of what the normal folk believe to be real. We experience the world as radiant but we are not unaware that to others it is just as dull and mundane as it ever was, except perhaps, when they were very little children. We become Attuned to the world of Faerie, but we also are aware that others see the world differently, as less wondrous and less of an ongoing adventure, and we interact with each being of each world from their own point of view.

     This is rather like visiting a foreign country with friends and while you speak your language with your friends, you are also speaking the language of the country you are visiting with its inhabitants. So, we speak the language of magic and mysticism with those who understand and we speak quite plainly and often scientifically for those who prefer more mundane explanations. And yet, in doing this, our Attunement to the Otherworldly increases and we do not give up one world for another, as tempting as that may be at times, but increase the dimensions we can see and with which we can interact. It is like someone who is colorblind who suddenly overcomes that limitation. Or suddenly being about to see Ultraviolet or Infrared without any mechanical aid. As this happens, the worlds open up to us as well as the possibilities for our lives.

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The Fifth Stage of The Elven Way – Annunciation    

     Once one has awakened to the realization of their true nature manifesting in the world of form as elves, fae, faeries, pixies, brownies or some other, or some combination of other, one sees the world in a new light. One continues to seek friends, lovers and family, only now one especially reaches out toward one’s elfae family, those who share the Path with ones’elf.

     And each of us still endeavors to make ours’elves stronger, more magical, more resilient and better in every possible way on every level of our being from our physical form through to our feelings, relationship interactions, minds, souls, spirits and all else, the whole of our being. This is vital to the Elven Way and something that most of us were doing before we awakened, only these efforts are now informed by the understanding of our otherkin nature. This understanding and realization expands and increases our awareness of ours’elves and the levels and dimensions that we can develop within and upon.

     This process puts us into contact with the energy and energetic beings of Faerie and Elfin and the Otherworldly in general. Psychic occurrences and the appearance of signs, omens and visions become more common, although still often amazing in their presentation. And we endeavor to become Attuned to this new, more magical, mystical and phenomenal realm in which we dwell, and which we now realize we’ve always lived within, without losing sight of the manifestation of the dominant world and its paradigms around us. As much as many of us would like to disconnect from that world, the world of Men and the normal folk, doing so at this point can have serious consequences that are not usually to our liking.

     And even more difficult, in its way, is being able to distinguish between what is really true concerning Faerie and Elfin and the other worlds and dimensions and what is merely the mental constructs of the normal world that have been painted over with glitter and a veneer of magic in order to look like they are of Faerie when, in fact, they are truly not.

     We simply can’t carry the prejudices, dogmas and doctrines of the world into the Faerie Realms. It is not that it is not allowed in the sense of it being against the rules, but it is simply not possible. Our baggage from the normal world just won’t pass through the portal and thresholds into Faerie. And if we cling to them desperately, as some elfae seem determined to do, we as individuals can’t enter Faerie either unless we let go of them. But then, there is no hurry really, except our own sense of urgency and feeling of wishing to escape from this mad world of Men, and when we do enter those realms we will realize that we arrived at the precise moment that was right for us to come and always destined to be.

     When we have traveled this far upon the Way, we then usually come to the stage of Annunciation. Not all folks enter this stage, although many do. Some may skip it altogether. It is not a necessary stage in an individual sense, although it is important to the elfae peoples overall, and not all who set out to fulfill this stage are, at first, adept at doing so, but then adeptship comes with time, effort and practice. The more we do it and the more we seek to improve what we do, the better we get.

     Annunciation has to do with Speaking One’s Truth, particularly when it concerns one’s otherworldly life and experiences. It is one of the ways that we connect with others of our kind and thus is an aspect or technique of Association. And it is one of the ways that we aid those who are as yet unaware of their true nature or afraid to even embrace the fact or notion that they are elfae of some sort. It helps our others to Awaken to their essential being and begin treading the Path, thems’elves.

     Some us, like we Silver Elves, Annunciate in magical elven tomes such as these writings here. But most elfae, beyond personal communication and posts and interactions on social media, seek to write Elven and Faerie and otherworldly stories of a fictional sort. Usually, they are inspired by Tolkien and his great works concerning us, but also by other writers as well and sometimes by video games or games such as Magic the Gathering or D&D type games.

     Our sisters of the Elf Queen’s Daughters use to say that if we elves had saints, in the manner of the Catholic church, Tolkien would surely be our primary one. While he was Catholic by faith, he was otherkin by manifestation as far as we elfin are concerned and will ever hold a place in our hearts and minds and the history of our peoples.

     Annunciation helps our kin to find each other. To Awaken to their true natures through the evocation of their minds and imaginations. For the imagination takes the mind and fills it with soulful feeling, just as music does, and lifts us up out of the everyday world to which the normal folk would like to bind us with their mundane magics, and sets us free to soar across the realms touching our kindred and uniting with them wherever we may. Speak Your Truth, kindred, if you dare, Speak Your Fae Truth.

(We will be discussing the last 2 steps in the Elven Way in a future blog article and more about these seven steps in our upcoming Silver Elves book Visions of Elfin, to be published in 2021.)

Kyela,
The Silver Elves
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To read more on Elven Awakening, you may enjoy some of these other articles on living the life elven by The Silver Elves:

Are There Any Steps to the Elven Path Beyond Awakening?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2020/10/09/are-there-any-steps-beyond-awakening-on-the-elven-path

Do Elves Really Awake to being Elfin?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2020/01/04/do-elves-really-awaken-to-being-elfin

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

On The Elven Way and Awakening
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/the-elven-way

Are There Actually Portals to Elfin?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/12/03/are-there-actually-portals-to-elfin

 

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And Now for a Bit of Elven Fun!

We invite you to come to our website and enter our elven forest and go through the Elven Tree of Life Eternal to explore your magical nature (it’s free and completely private). It is set up somewhat like a choose your own adventure book and a fun way to explore your specific magic while all roads lead to Elfin. If you find yourself circling in particular realm, then this is perhaps important to recognized as part of your magical Nature. Then, when you feel you would like to exit our elven forest, please do return to “the Eald of the Silver Elves home page” at any time you wish by clicking the “home page” link at the top of any page you happen to be on. You may enjoy other pages on our website including reading some of our Magical Elven Love Letters or taking our Elf, Fae or Otherkin Survey and we will happily gift you a beautiful narrative about your magical tribe (this is not an automatic response but instead is especially written for you based on your responses and our own elven intuition).

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“The Way of the Elves winds through the trees, in time you relax and your tensions do ease, you sigh as the sun filters through leaves, and are helped on your way by a welcoming breeze.”
—The Silver Elves

 

If you have questions about the Elven Way and being an elf, then you may magicalRealms2 wish to read The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path. We also suggest our volume 2 in this series of questions and answemanifesting_Elfinrs: Manifesting Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 2. And we now also have a recently published Volume 3, The New Dawn of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 3. If you are curious about elves and want to learn more about modern elves, then you will surely find The Magical Realms of Elfin, Manifesting Elfin, and The New Dawn of Elfin to contain many of your questions answered and either or all three books will be a great comfort and help in finding your way home to abide in the magical realms of elfin and in manifesting elfin in your daily life.

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We Silver Elves have been gifting elf names for decades, now over 6,000 names, in our beautiful magical elven language, Arvyndase! If you are interested in having us gift you an elven name in Arvyndase, you are welcome to visit our website page Want An Elf Name.” There we give you suggestions for what to email us about yours’elf so we can give you a name that is magically fitting for you. 

 

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Many people ask us which of our 55 Silver Elves books on Elven Philosophy and Magic and The Elven Way to begin reading first and so we say, which ever sounds right to you, follow your elven intuition, as there is really no right order! You may wish to visit our Sample Our Books page on our Silver Elves website. And as you read through the excerpts from each book, you will see that we have a rainbow of elfin books on Elven Philosophy, Elven Language, Elfin Life and Magic, Elfin Lifestyle, original Silver Elves Elven Oracles, as well as books on Elven Poetry and fiction.

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We hope you will also take a look at our newest Silver Elves book:  ELFAE TRIBES: The Peoples of Faerie . It is our fourth book in the series of elf, faerie, fae and otherkin tribes. Our first book is composed strictly of Elf tribes; the second book in the series describes Faerie, Fae and Otherkin tribes; the third book is comprised of Elves, Faerie, Fae, Otherkin, Otherworldly, and miscellaneous assorted fae tribes. Elfae Tribes includes a total of 115 tribes of elves, faerie, fae and otherkin, all of which are newly published and are not found in the first three volumes in this series.  

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ELFAE TRIBES:
The Peoples of Faerie

 

And we say good bye to 2020 with some important Elven Wisdom of the Great Elf Santa . . . . .

“The principle of elven gifting is thus: when possible always reciprocate with a little bit more, this creates a cycle of giving that leads to great abundance shared by all.”

 

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Many Elven Blessing to All Kindred!

Elfae Tribes: The Peoples of Faerie

November 30, 2020

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Elfae Tribes: The Peoples of Faerie
by The Silver Elves

This book is found here for purchase on Amazon USA
and here on Amazon UK.

     ELFAE TRIBES: The Peoples of Faerie by The Silver Elves is our fourth book  in the series of elf, faerie, fae and otherkin tribes. Our first book is composed strictly of Elf tribes; the second book in the series describes Faerie, Fae and Otherkin tribes; the third book is comprised of Elves, Faerie, Fae, Otherkin, Otherworldly, and miscellaneous assorted fae tribes. Elfae Tribes includes a total of 115 tribes of elves, faerie, fae and otherkin, all of which are newly published and are not found in the first three volumes in this series.  

     In these modern times we now abide, it is most important that the elves, faerie, fae and otherkin have a strong magical narrative of their own in a world that often likes to tell us who we are and who we are not, and mostly quite inaccurately so. It is our hope that in reading the magical narratives contained in Elfae Tribes that you will be inspired, our kindred brothers and sisters, to begin if you have not already done so to create your own narrative or add to what you already remember and intuit.

      You will find as you read through the many narratives in this book that the many tribes of the elfin, faerie, fae, and otherkin are quite varied in their history, spiritual practices, spell crafting, magic, healing abilities and powers, lifestyle, art, ancient ways, governance, love of nature, relationship to mankind, relationship to specific trees and other plants, preferences, symbols and skills.   

     Included in the first part of Elfae Tribes are 41 tribes of elfin folk in the deep forests among the oaks, birch, and oak trees; and some in forests and woodlands along rivers or lakes or near the ocean. Also, in this section there are narratives of forest traveling elves, of elves living on the forest edge, and elves living high in the forested mountains. There are also included some elven tribes in mountain valleys and within mountain caves, as well as some coastal elves and river elves. And included in the second part of the book are 24 tribes of faerie, fae and mixtures of elfae who abide in the desert lands; are travelers or troopers; are of the rivers or live in woodlands near the rivers; are of the deep forests; of the forest lakes; and of the forests near the oceans. Some other tribes are island forest folk; are those traveling through the forests; are of the high mountain areas or mountain valleys; are of the lakes or live near waterfalls or springs; and some are of the ocean caves. And in the third part of the book are tribes of Valkayrie, Leprechauns, Were-wolves, Dragons, Pixies, Phookas, Shapeshifters, Djinn, Fauns, Dwarves, Sprites, Landvaettir or Earth Spirit Fae, Shining Ones, Gnomes and Brownies, Nymphs and Nyms, the Slaugh Folk, Goblins, Will O Wisps, Boggart Folk, Centaurs, Kitsune Changelings, Phoenix Folk, Sylphs, Silkies, and Banshees or Ban Sidhe. 

     We Silver Elves, over the last 30 years or so, have given out over 6,000 elf names in our magical elven language Arvyndase to individuals who requested them. And for years, many of the individuals who requested an elf name would also write to us and say that they felt that they were faerie, fae or other but didn’t know any more about their particular tribe. And for years, we told them that they should trust their imaginations and intuitions. And while that is still very good advice we realized in time that this was not any easy thing to do for many of these kindred of ours who were often newly awakened and needed a bit of guidance upon the path.

     In response to this, we created the Elf, Faerie, and Otherkin Survey (see our The Silver Elves website to participate), as a means of eliciting the information that we needed from these individuals so we might create a narrative for each of them about their own tribe or clan of Elves, Fae or Others that was germane to them and as close as we could get based upon their responses and our own intuition.   

      The magical narratives we created and that compose this book are based upon the memories or intuitions and thus the responses that we were given to the survey (since April 2020) about those of elfin, faerie, fae, otherkin and otherworldly nature. We would like to thank all those who participated in this survey and we truly loved their creative responses. Of course, we used our own imagination and intuition in putting their replies into a consistent whole, which was often a challenge but a challenge we very much enjoyed.

Please enjoy below viewing the Table of Contents and a few tribal narrative excerpts from Elfae Tribes:

Table of Contents for Elfae Tribes: The Peoples of Faerie:

Introduction

The Evolution of the Survey or Questionnaire

The Posting of the Survey

The Survey Responses

The Elfae Tribe Narratives

SECTION ONE. . . Elf Tribes

Chapter 1: The Forest Elves

Chapter 2: The Forest River Elves

Chapter 3: The Forest Mountain Elfin

Chapter 4: The Mountain Valley Elfin

Chapter 5: The Mountain Cave Elves

Chapter 6: The Forest Traveling Elves

Chapter 7: The Forest Ocean Elves

Chapter 8: The Forest Edge Elves

Chapter 9: The Forest Lake Elves

Chapter 10: The Ocean Elves

Chapter 11: Coastal Elves

Chapter 12: The River Elves

Chapter 13: The Traveler Elfin

SECTION TWO . . . Faeries and Fae Tribes

Chapter 14: Desert Fae

Chapter 15: Fae of the Forest

Chapter 16: The Forest Valley Fae

Chapter 17: The Fae Forest Travelers Tribes

Chapter 18: Elfae of the Mountain Forest

Chapter 19: Faerie Tribes of the Ocean

Chapter 20: Island Forest Fae Folk

Chapter 21: The Coastal Forest Elfae Folk

Chapter 22: The Space/ Dimensional Faerie Folk

Chapter 23: Traveler Faerie and Other Elfae Tribes

Chapter 24: The Faeries of the Meadow

Chapter 25: The Lake Dwelling Faeries

SECTION THREE . . . Otherkin

Chapter 26: Valkyrie

Chapter 27: The Werewolves and Shapeshifters

Chapter 28: The Pixies

Chapter 29: The Landvaettir or Earth Spirit Fae

Chapter 30: Tribes of the Gnomes and Brownies

Chapter 31: Nymphs and Nyms

Chapter 32: The Sluagh Folk

Chapter 33: Goblins

Chapter 34: The Dragon Tribes

Chapter 35: The Phooka, Pucca Folk

Chapter 36: Shining Ones

Chapter 37: Leprechauns

Chapter 38: The Fauns

Chapter 39: Will O’Wisps

Chapter 40: Boggart Folk

Chapter 41: The Centaurs

Chapter 42: The Kitsune

Chapter 43: The Changelings

Chapter 44: The Sprites

Chapter 45: The Phoenix Folk

Chapter 46: The Sylphs

Chapter 47: The Silkies

Chapter 48: The Dwarf Folk

Chapter 49: Banshees or Ban Sidhe

Chapter 50: The Djinn

ELFAE TRIBES is found here for purchase on Amazon USA
and here on Amazon UK.

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Sample Narratives from Elfae Tribes:
Here for you to enjoy reading are a few examples from the 115 kin type narratives found in Elves, Faeries, Fae and Otherkin Tribes.

Excerpts from Section One: Elf Tribes

     The Ålånyn (pronounced: ah – lahn – nin) band of the Meynmi (me – in – my) tribe are elven folk that can usually be located living near the forest edge, often by a running stream or babbling brook (they love waterfalls, even small ones) and like to be close to a town or city where they can go to barter, trade or get supplies that aren’t available in their forest, as well as to spread their magic and share their creativity among modern folk.

     Socially, the Meynmi peoples don’t seem to have much in the way of government nor do they have any authorities. They have a basic principle of treating all their people with mutual respect and consider all beings to be inherently equals. They live together in peace, often in small groups, pursuing their own creative interests and their chief magics seem to be through the evocation of Grammarye or writing and creating music. Therefore, we might call them Bardic Elves. And this emphasis on music particularly results in them calling thems’elves bands rather than clans. Like many artistic folk, they are often alone or in their small bands intent upon their individual or group creations and come together as a people mostly to perform or share their works.

     While they don’t have a governmental organization, the Meynmi do have an escutcheon that has the figure of the Earth upon a light blue background with a dark blue dragon flying above it. The whole thing is outlined in silver and there is a very faint suggestion of what looks like the yin yang symbol overlaid upon the Earth.

     These elves often have small gardens where they grow cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, Savoy cabbage, and gai lan, kohirabi and other vegetables, which not only provides much of their diet but which they are able to sell or trade at local farmer’s markets to support thems’elves.

     They are also known to be dedicated meditators, practitioners of yoga in its various forms and overall lead an exemplary and healthy lifestyle dedicated toward their own and others enlightenment and evolutionary development. For these elfae do not believe in gods, per se, but rather see the Divine Magic as a potential that lives within each and every being and can be realized through personal efforts to make ours’elves better so we may eventually evolve into the realms of the Shining Ones, who are those elfin folk that came before us and have succeeded in rising to the more elevated and subtle dimensions of Life. In living their lives as they do, they are following the example of the Shining Ones, those exulted elfin beings.

     So, it is that these elves seek to aid Mankind and all folk as best they are able, encouraging them toward better lives, leading by example and empowering all those who put effort toward improving their selves and their lives.

     According to the Meynmi peoples, they originally came to the Earth as spirits from the Pleiades system and they feel a particular association with Alcyone, known scientifically as Eta Tauri or Eta Tau, which is one of the seven sisters of the Pleiades. It is the brightest star in that system and they feel it guides them throughout their lives providing them with magic and energy. This is their lucky star. Their individual elven star.

     While the Meynmi peoples don’t have treasures overall as a people, their individual members do create personal amulets, talismans and other objects of magic that they wear or carry around with them or keep in their homes and gardens radiating love and light into the world.

     Also, their communities are usually filled with music wafting through the air from their own playing, practice and creative efforts. But there are also chimes here and there on the outside of their homes and aeolian harps positioned in many of the trees that surround them. As the Meynmi say, The Music Never Stops.

     The Udyrdyn (pronounced: you – der – den) tribe of the Alanåter (a – lay – nah – tier) nation are sea elves who are closely related to the merfolk of sea and land, which is to say of springs, ponds, lakes and so forth. The Alanåter live on floating islands that they construct that are, like an iceberg, larger beneath the surface than above. There principle devotion is as healers and they use the waters of the ocean in their healing work but they also utilize it in their divinations and vision questing and other magics, to calm or rouse the sea and so forth. Their healing involves their community, of course, but also they seek to heal the oceans and waterways of the world as well. Alas, with the devotion of Mankind toward polluting everything, these sea elf healers certainly have their work cut out for them.

     They avoid Mankind for the most part and in keeping with this they call forth their water witchery to create cloud banks around them that look a good deal like a potential sea storm or hurricane that the ships of Mankind wisely tend to avoid or from which they flee as quickly as they can. However, most of the time, like a hurricane, the center of the storm is quite calm as the Alanåter sea elves go about their business undisturbed by the storm or intrusion by Mankind and those Unseelie folk who often pass among mankind.

     Theirs is a society run on consensus and they come together to discuss all things related to their people overall. Those who may disagree are always able to sail forth in another direction for there is a fleet of small ships that swarm around their floating villages. But since healing is the main avocation of most of their people, they seldom disagree about anything. As the Alanåter say, Life at sea is too pleasant to disagree.

     As we said, they are quite close to the merfolk and if you could see their world you would likely view mermaids lounging on their decks, and selkies and sea sprites and all manner of ocean folk that they enjoy being with hanging around with them. These folk often provide them with various items from the bottom of the sea while the dolphins and porpoises serve as scouts for them, bringing them news from the vast realms of the oceans around the world.

     While the Alanåter peoples believe in gods, as a general principle, and they are surely a polytheistic folk, they do not tend to anthropomorphize these deities. Rather, they view the ocean as a god and all the various rivers and streams, lakes and ponds as being deities of various levels and degrees of power. They consider the sun as being divine, as is the moon and the planets and they see them as all spirit beings in their own right who just happen to not be humanoid in form. The Alanåter’s relationship to these beings, while respectful of their great powers, is really more practical than worshipful. They know the seas have moods, for instance, and they are very watchful and sensitive to these.

     The Alanåter elves have magical treasures but most of these are so powerful that they are kept in a sort of lending library where one has to earn their library card and can check out certain powerful magical items for a delegated period of time. The higher one’s clearance, so to speak, which is to say depending upon the extent of one’s power, one’s maturity and competence with magic, the more powerful the items that one can check out. The librarians are called the Treasure Keepers or sometimes the Keepers of the Sacred Treasures if one wished to be more formal about it, but most of these elfae simply call them The Keepers.

     These sea elves do sometimes get tattoos but these tattoos, like most of their culture, revolves around their healing arts. Sometimes their tattoos are used to heal particular diseases and many are obtained as a means of warding off various illnesses. In that way, their tattoos are the same for them that vaccines would be for the mass of humanity. But there are also tattoos that indicate one’s level of development and power as a healer and one’s specialty, unless one is a general practitioner and even that has its own tattoo.

Excerpts from Section Two: Faeries and Fae Tribes

     The Elilylae (pronounced e – lie – lil [as in lily] – lay) faeries of the Ynmynori (N – men – nor – rye) are traveling folk who journey from one region to another, but generally avoid any large cities and only enter them if absolutely necessary. Sometimes, they may settle for a while in a forest or even desert area, but they seldom stay more than a season or two, the call to wander is strong among them. Or, as we might say in modern times, the wanderlust is strong among them. Go with the lust!

     They recognize the great Faerie Queen, often called Titania, as their monarch, but she doesn’t actually rule over them. They merely call her their queen, but really these faeries are quite s’elf ruled and determine the direct of their lives their own s’elves. And they are, even among thems’elves, a very independent lot.

     The Ynmynori do have a flag, however, which is rather like the Japanese flag, except instead of a red sun on a white background it is a red sun or ball if you will, upon a black field. There are also a number of clans among the Ynmynori, the Elilylae being only one of them and is often known as the wolf clan. There is also a crow/raven clan and a bee clan. The bee folk carry bee hives wherever they journey and when they meet the other tribes they trade their honey for other goods. The Elilylae or wolf clan are often scouts, venturing out in different directions in smaller packs and then returning to join together and share what they have discovered. While the crows and raven clan are collectors of various objects, which they then trade to the others. The wolf clan, for their part, trade in the knowledge they have gained in their explorations. They are often map makers and leave secret faerie symbols (like the Hobos of old and the Romany) that tell others of their kind whether a place is inclined to be kindly or not or point in the right direction to travel to find this, that or the other thing.

     It is said that the Ynmynori originally traveled to the Earth from Aldebaran, which is in the constellation of Taurus, and is a large red fiery ball, and thus some say that their flag represents Aldebaran in the night sky. The name Aldebaran comes from Arabic and means the Follower because it appears to follow the Pleiades cluster around, and it was considered one of the four royal stars by the ancient Persians. The Ynmynori, however, call Aldebaran the Wanderer rather than the Follower and believe it wanders after the great Faerie Queen as she travels on her own peregrinations or Faerie Rade.

     The Ynmynori often wear talismans of crescent moons or pentacles, since they are a very witchy folk and honor all the witch goddesses, especially Hecate, who was said to be the goddess of boundaries, crossroads, witchcraft, and ghosts, or we might say, the ancestors. For they feel that those who have passed over to the other side, into the Twilight, as they say, still abide with them and travel with them and they often experience encounters with specters and other ghostly spirits that guide them in their lives and their journeys.

     In regard to Mankind and the normal folk, the Ynmynori are very kindly and will do what they can to help and enlighten them when and where possible. Still, they tend to keep to thems’elves mostly and will only interact with the normal folk if they are approached for help and advice and will only continue to help them if those who approach them actually seem to heed their counsel, which, let’s face it, is seldom.

     The Ynmynori are also very fond of crystals and minerals of all sorts, and you may find lots of crystals in their various wagons and vehicles, that they use, like Romany, in their travels. It should be noted that their wagons and so forth are often covered in moss, lichens, ivy and sometimes ferns growing in boxes along their sides. Due to this, when they park in a forest they are nearly invisible.

The Fiforae (pronounced: fie – for – ray) clan of the Ranånåli (ray – nah – nah – lie) tribe are lake dwelling faeries, often referred to as the Ladies of the Lake or People of the Lake who spend much of their time in isolation from Mankind and the normal folk around them, and sometimes, because of a tendency toward introversion, a preference to be alone even among their own people. Their lakes and ponds are often surrounded by Hawthorn trees, long known to be sacred to the fae folk, and wild roses as well. Many folk hang ribbons and wishes written on pieces of paper and other gifts for the Fair Folk upon Hawthorn trees, although other trees as used as well. Trees so bedecked are often referred to as Faerie trees.

    The symbol of the Ranånåli faeries is a silver circle. One may see this sometimes on their banners that display a simple silver circle in the midst of a white background. But they also often wear silver bracelets, silver torcs and silver arm bands, and jewelry that features a silver circle upon it. Their Queen is known to wear a silver circlet as a crown with rose colored tourmaline as its head piece. She is sometimes described as the Mistress of Ceremonies. Tourmaline is said to have great healing power as well as the ability to soothe the hearts and souls of those who come in contact with it and their Queen is said to have a very soothing presence and all who meet her feel better for doing so.

     The Ranånåli sometimes call thems’elves the Servants of Arianrhod from Welsh mythology and honor her and her brother Gwydion. The name Arianrhod is said to mean Silver Wheel and thus the silver circle that they are fond up is, at least in part, linked to their devotion to Arianrhod.

     The Ranånåli are said to have in their keeping and care the Bowl of Arianrhod and the Sword of Gwydion, which was named Dyrnwyn. These are, of course, both enchanted objects of great power. While the sword of Gwydion clearly has the power to take life, particularly from those who weave dark sorceries, the bowl of Arianrhod is rumored to contain water that gives life and brings the dead back into the material world, while Arianrhod hers’elf determines their fate in their coming life according to their karma from their previous life and deeds. Therefore, the Ranånåli are sometimes called Those Who Stand Between Life and Death and they are noted for helping those who are in transition between lives (see our book Beyond Death: The Elfin Book of the Dead, Ascending towards the Faerie Realms through Progressive Incarnations). But some of them are also famous for taking care of the young and newly born and guiding them toward positive habits in their early lives.

     In regard to Mankind, the Ranånåli are of a mixed disposition. They don’t like being around Men. Men are so serious about themselves and boring after all. And yet, at the same time, the Ranånåli will send healing energy to certain men or women whom they feel are worthy of their energy. They see this as the only true way to heal Mankind and the world and to guide Mankind back to a path of harmony with Nature both within himself and without, which will bring true healing to the world.

     Besides being healers and quite ardent devotees of the accumulation of knowledge, for learning is very important to these folk, the Ranånåli are naturally, as one might suspect with their preference for living near or on lakes, ponds and other large bodies of water, water witches. They use the latent powers of water and its channeling powers to heighten their own faerie powers, as well as broadcast their own spells afar linking them to the connections that water has in a particular area and throughout the globe.

     One of the most beloved tales told by these faerie folk is of a faerie who gave up her wings in order to save her home and her people. Thus, many of the Ranånåli have also relinquished their wings in order to live in the modern world and carry on their race into the future. They know that their wings still exist in their energetic and light bodies and they also are certain that their wings are now carried as sub-dominant traits in their genetic bodies and someday, when Men are less prejudiced and more enlightened, they will sprout their wings again and flit about the skies like Tinkerbell, who is, by the way, beloved to them and especially to their children, just as Peter Pan, and in modern times Link from the Zelda games, is beloved to most elven folk and our young.

Excerpts from Section Three: Otherkin [and Otherworldly] Tribes

     The Ofori (pronounced: oh – for – rye) clan of the Froåtåer (fro – ah – tah – ear) tribe are Landvaettir or Earth spirit elfae who live in the deep temperate forests usually often in apple groves that they plant for their own delight and consumption and which they share, through trade and barter, with other elfae about them. It is said that their apples are particular delicious and magical.

     The Froåtåer used to love to play and interact with the ancient Celtic and Viking folk and, in modern times, still do as much as they can. However, although they are Earth spirits, the Froåtåer are frequently pale in complexion, instead of russet or earth colored, and seem like ghosts flitting through the forest to those who don’t know them and happen to accidentally spy them from a distance.

     These elfae have a democratic society, with elected officials who oversee the administration of everything that needs to be decided concerning their people overall. However, they have been together and functioning as a unit for so long that there really isn’t that much to decide. On the other hand, all their decisions include an understanding of what is best for them and for Nature overall. For harmony with Nature is very important to these elfae, as it is to most modern otherkin folk and thus they are often at odds with the rather predatory behavior that is common in the modern consumer societies that seek to use Nature and seem to have little understanding of the necessity for sustainability for a truly successful culture and future.

     The flag of the Froåtåer has a purple background with a wolf baying at the full moon in the center and a fiery axe on either side of it. Around the border of the flag are elven runes formed in a Celtic knot pattern that looks like ivy growing. The runes say, Every Fox With Cunning Yields Until His Moment Comes.

     Spiritually, due to their long association with the Celts and the Viking folk, the Froåtåer interact with the gods and goddess of those cultures, often bringing messages from those deities to the Celtic and Viking folk of olden times. Sometimes, the Froåtåer cast the runes or scry upon the waters, or sometimes they would read the leaves as they fall, or the wind as it stirs the tree branches to arrive at an oracle to guide those folk. The Celtic and Viking, for their own part, would look upon the Froåtåer, as their descendants often still do, as mysterious folk who are interesting to know but somewhat hard to understand yet wise in their knowledge of Nature and the gods. When we say that the Celts and Vikings found the Froåtåer hard to understand we are not indicating what they say, of course, but what they actually mean when they say it. But then oracles are often delivered in riddles.

     These landvaettir have always sought to help mankind and the normal folk, overall, as best they may. Although Men, let’s face it, are not always open to help and guidance. Some of them seem to think that they already know everything worth knowing, but then compared to the Froåtåer and the elfae in general, who are ancient spirits, men are rather like children or teenagers. So, a certain resistance to enlightenment, however well meant when offered, is to be expected. As the Froåtåer say, “You can’t expect an ass to run as fast as a horse.”

     While the Froåtåer consider most of the ancient magical treasures of the Tuathe de Danaan as being their own, their most important treasure is really the Golden Torc (torq or torque) of Family, which represents their people overall and their emphasis on the importance of family for a torc is made of banded strands, twisted together with an opening at one end that symbolizes that the family is united, strong but also open and free.

     It is said that as long as the Froåtåer have this Torc, which their chosen leader wears on formal occasions, their people will remain strong and united and whatever land that they abide in shall be blessed and prosper due to their presence.

      The Notrådyn (pronounced: no – trah – den) clan of the Lilalor (lie – lay – lore) tribe are gnomish folk who generally can be found living within the forest near its borders, usually around a lake or large pond and most often not far from a local town or city. Note, however, when we call them gnomes we use this term in the old sense of wise elvish folk and not in the more modern depiction of slightly overweight but pleasant beings with conical hats that you find on people’s lawns from time to time. In fact, Tolkien first called the people that he would later say are elves as gnomes in his book The Fall of Gondolin. Thus, while we call these folks gnomes, one could also call them elves and still be accurate and true in doing so. Also, these folks commonly have tattoos or piercings, which is not something you’re likely to see in most modern depictions of gnomish folk.

     The Queen of the Lilalor is seen as the Mother of her people, for she nurtures and encourages each and every one of them. They are an independent lot though and inclined to be loners at times, either holed up in their homes working on their various projects or wandering off into the world on their own to have a peek, as they say. And, of course, groups of them sometimes venture into the nearby towns to observe the ways of Men or sometimes to barter or buy what they may need or desire. They find Mankind strange, yet somehow fascinating, although also potentially dangerous, so the Lilalor seldom reveal their true natures as elfin beings and pass through the world unseen and unobserved.

     These gnomes do have a flag that displays three silver elven stars arranged in the form of an upward pointing triangle upon a green background. This represents the Lilalor peoples overall. While the Notrådyn clan has its own banner with a reddish orange oak leaf in its center upon a brown background with black fringe along the border.

     Their spiritual beliefs seemed to be based upon a love of Nature overall. They see Nature as an expression of the Divine Magic that exists in all things and which animates the Universe. They don’t really have any gods that they interact with or care about. Some of them believe in their existence and some don’t but most of them just don’t care one way or another. They feel that if there were gods they wouldn’t have to appeal to them, the gods would come looking for them if they were interested and thus far they haven’t bothered to do so.

     These elfae folk often wear brown attire (like the brownies, to whom they are also related) though frequently with black headwear or hoodies. Because of this some people have jokingly referred to them as the racoon people but the Lilalor don’t mind for they know the racoons to be very smart individuals who wash their hands, have opposable thumbs and can move through the world unseen, just like the Lilalor, when they choose to do so. In fact, the Lilalor look upon racoons as their elfin cousins and you will commonly find racoons living with the Lilalor as familiars. The Lilalor say they are even better as magical companions than the cats, snakes or dogs that so many others favor.

     The most common magics for the Lilalor are shamanism and spell crafting. And it is quite interesting to us to consider the fact that their racoons have learned the various mudras and hand positions that the Lilalor use in casting their spells and seem to cast spells along with them. As the Lilalor say, We are One with Nature and Nature is One with Us.

     The magical treasures of the Lilalor are in the form of personal magical items that have been passed down in their families for generations as heirlooms or sometimes passed from a shaman or spell caster to hir (his/her) protege. In their use and in their gifting to others, these items accumulate more and more power and due to the fact of reincarnation, it is quite possible that an item one passed on to another in one lifetime will return to one in another, with even greater charge, power and potency. Thus, the Lilalor are ever increasing the power of the magical tools they utilize.

— End of Excerpts for Elfae Tribes

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