What is the Relationship of the Elves to the Trees?

April 12, 2019

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“Wood or sylvan elves naturally adore the trees. We see the trees as our kindred and friends, even if, for the most part, they are rather shy, quiet and meditative friends. . . . As we like to say, we Silver Elves are the elves of Moonlight, Starlight and the Radiance of the Forests. So, it is only natural that trees are much beloved to us. . . . And yet at that moment, when we happen out into the rural areas, and we look upon the sky at night and see thousands of stars gleaming above us, how can we elfae but feel moved to the depths of our souls and stirred to remember that while we live upon the Earth we also live among the stars, which to our minds are like shining trees in the sky.”

     Elves, of course, love and admire nearly all of Nature, and so naturally we love the trees, the forests, the woodlands and every little copse and hedge, spinney, holt and boscage we come across. But we also love the oceans, the seas, the rivers and all their inhabitants. We love the mountains, the skies, the waterfalls, the wind and much else. Which is why, while we are on the subject of loving things of Nature, we also love Mankind, even though we are sometimes less than flattering in our description of them. So, of Men, while we admire them at times, much in the way that we might admire a lion in its beauty and majesty, we are ever cautious until they have demonstrated that they are of the friendly sort and not the unnecessary and unreasonable aggressors that they can be.

     But while we elves do tend to admire most of Nature, which in a sense really includes nearly all of existence, we do have our preferences. Wood or sylvan elves naturally adore the trees. We see the trees as our kindred and friends, even if, for the most part, they are rather shy, quiet and meditative friends. We mourn when we see them unnecessarily cut down; and on those occasions when we’ve encountered Men cutting down a tree just because it is obstructing their view and we asked that they might consider the life of the tree, they’ve merely laughed at us. Men can be a famously narcissistic bunch and everything in the world centers around them in their own minds. In fact, for the longest time, much of Mankind assumed the Earth was the center of the Universe and the Sun circled around the Earth, which is to say around Mankind, not only because, on the surface of things, it kind of looks that way to the casual observer, but also because Men were on the Earth and thus, of course, the Sun and its rotation was all about them and their lives. They even create their gods in their own images, although, they claim it is the other way around.

     Most of the elves that we Silver Elves have encountered in our lives are wood elves, or part wood elves. As we like to say, we Silver Elves are the elves of Moonlight, Starlight and the Radiance of the Forests. So, it is only natural that trees are much beloved to us. But ocean elves especially love the seas; river elves adore the rivers, streams and creeks; lake elves love the ponds and pools; and mountain elves naturally love the high places of the Earth.

     We must say that when we put out our Elven, Faerie, Fae Otherkin tribe survey, we were surprised at how many mountains elves there actually were. At the same time, most of them love the mountain woodlands. They want forested mountains with waterfalls. And many of those elfin and fae who choose the seaside or rivers or lakes as their preferred abodes, also wanted there to be a forest that they could live in near the ocean, by the river, or alongside the lake.

     Star elves, we would assume, must surely be enraptured by the stars and while, as yet, Mankind and others haven’t found a way to destroy the stars as yet, certainly the star elves must feel a certain loss when they are in cities and towns where the city lights make the stars nearly invisible. And yet at that moment, when we happen out into the rural areas, and we look upon the sky at night and see thousands of stars gleaming above us, how can we elfae but feel moved to the depths of our souls and stirred to remember that while we live upon the Earth we also live among the stars, which to our minds are like shining trees in the sky.

“If you have never been to Elfin, it is hard to understand,
the magic that abides there and permeates the land,
that from the trees does radiate like star light from within,
enchantment woven from true love vast wonders to portent.”

Fost Tae Lodver (Touch the truth),
The Silver Elves
http://silverelves.angelfire.com
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And please dear Kindred, when you come to our Silver Elves website do enjoy reading sample pages , tables of contents, and reader’s reviews of our 40+ books on elven 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

 

 

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“To the elves, the trees are like stars shining upon the Earth.
Thus, we sometimes call them the Earth Stars.”
—The Silver Elves

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A passage about the Tree of Life Eternal and Happiness Everlasting from:

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Liber Aelph: Words of Guidance from the Silver Elves to our Magical, by The Silver Elves, chapter on “Druidry: In Honor of the Trees.”

“. . . . study the Qabalah, also called the Tree of Life, and this is surely a good thing and well worth your effort, beloved children of our magic. But that system, like all intellectual systems, is merely a metaphor for a greater reality and one would be unwise to think that in understanding it intellectually that one truly knows and understands. Study therefore the Yggdrasil tree, as well as the two trees in the Garden of Eden that represent the two trees of which Tolkien wrote, one of Silver White, the other Golden, for these are all symbols of the two trees of the Spirit and the Soul, the Tree of Life Eternal and the Tree of Happiness Everlasting, which are themselves but metaphors for the great goals set before us, which motivate every being that lives (see the Silver Elves Through the Mists of Faerie).”

“Know that these, while worthy studies, are only a part of what you need to know and most of that by experience rather than intellect. While intellect is valued in Faerie, it is but one aspect that is celebrated here. We value kindness more than cleverness, sincerity more than wit, and emotional development and maturity more than great knowledge. But in hearing this don’t think we do not value cleverness, wit or great knowledge. But we also value body awareness and development, soulful awareness, vibrant spirit and much else. The intellect is important but though the world may be said to have been cast into existence through the evocation of the logos, the magical word given and creating life, know that it was uttered in the Silence that is the Womb of all things with the power of Intent and Will and it was Sung in Rhyme and Rhythm.”

“But most of all, in studying the Trees of Life Eternal and Happiness Everlasting you should speak to the actual trees and more importantly listen to them. As the shamans tell us (The Way of the Shaman by Michael James Harner) the greatest magical knowledge comes from the trees. They are first and foremost Healers. Not only do they provide us with nearly everything we need to heal our bodies, they also provide the revelations by which we may heal our souls, revive our spirits, and bring comfort to anguished minds and hearts. They provide us with the oxygen we breath and without them we would perish from this Earth in the forms we currently inhabit.”

“Tolkien wrote that the elves first taught the trees to speak, and this may be so, although it might be more accurate to say the elves learned the language of the trees, but once we had done so they revealed to us wondrous things, for they are ancient and wise and you need but walk among them to be reminded of this. All our sages have said this, go into Nature, go speak to the trees and most of all listen well to them for they are our continual benefactors. But know that when they speak, they speak through their bark, their vines, their leaves, their blossoms and their fruit.”

“You do not need a great intellect to enter Faerie but a pure heart and a courageous spirit. But a truly great mind is also an open mind and that opens the door to Faerie, when it is combined with the hunger of the soul that ever seeks to find our own.”

—From Liber Aelph: Words of Guidance from the Silver Elves to our Magical,
by The Silver Elves

 

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And now for a bit of fun in our elven magical forest!

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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And if you wish to read the Elven Tree of Life Eternal in book form (it is the same as our elven forest mentioned above that we have on the website, but just in a convenient book form), please enjoy visiting our website here to read a sample of the book and to learn more about it.

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The Elven Tree of Life Eternal:
A Magical Quest for One’s True S’ELF

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Faerie Tale . . . . .

Truth sits in the sand
the bride and groom hold hands
the bridesmaid tells of loves that she has lost
Cupid’s arrow’s sharp
as it does pierce her heart
but in love’s blush she does not count the cost.

A Faery tale comes true
as Faery tales will do
in Faery where the Elder race doth dwell
on islands of the sea
beneath the banyan tree
every lingering sorrow
is made well.
—From Caressed by An Elfin Breeze: The Poems of Zardoa Silverstar
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:

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

The Magical Books of the Silver Elveshttps://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. 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 questions. 

Elven Life and Magichttps://www.facebook.com/groups/629491797123886

Elvish Magical Chathttps://www.facebook.com/groups/307775362744491

The Faerie Circlehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1025483294180077

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

I Heart Elven Magichttps://www.facebook.com/groups/2215672296

Feasting With the Elves (sharing elven recipes) — https://www.facebook.com/groups/597948240617006


United Otherkin Alliancehttps://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 and Friendshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212

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

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

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“We heed the Call of Elfin true,
it’s ever here for me and you.
We’re ever one where ever we roam,
and where ever we are
waits Elfin our home.”
—The Silver Elves

And for further reading:

And, dear Kindred, if you enjoyed the article above about the relationship elves have with the trees, 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:

Through The Mists of Faerie:
A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven

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—Excerpt from page 26 of Through The Mists of Faerie by The Silver Elves.
“Elfin, Faerie, Elfland or the Sacred Realm or Dimension of Magic that lives at the heart of the Universe, is an incredibly attractive power. It draws all true souls to it. It calls to the Elfin nature in each and every soul. This is the power that arouses the imagination of those who see or read the Lord of the Rings and say, I’m an Elf or I’m a Dwarf, or even I’m an Orc. The power calls to us through Urban Fantasy stories and the fantasy novels of old, as well as, faery tales and movies of magic and enchantment. But it also calls to us from the trees, the wild places of Nature, and sometimes most of all from magic memories of our childhood, which is really our ancient past, our past incarnations, calling to us. It can also be aroused, and quite strongly, perhaps most strongly, by others of our kind manifesting in the world. There is something magical about these beings and they arouse our own hunger for magic in our own lives and souls. These Elfae radiate starlight. They glimmer with love, kindness and compassion; and they reach out and touch our souls. Some might suppose this to be a glamor, a magic they have wrapped thems’elves within to enchant us; but while they are truly enchanting, the magic arises from the fact that they are genuine and real. They don’t need to glamor us. They just need to be their very own s’elves, for that is the most impressive magic of all. They are not trying, they are simply being: being thems’elves, being elves.”

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“A man came upon Faerie but knew not it was there,
’cause he didn’t believe and just didn’t care,
so he missed all the fair folk and the magic they bring,
as the elves kept on dancing and the faeries took wing.”
—The Silver Elves

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

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

Section 1: “First Questions” Often Asked About Elves

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

How Do I Find Out About my Elfae/Otherkin Tribe? And If I feel that I’m some sort of Otherkin but don’t know what kind, what should I do?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/how-do-i-find-out-about-my-elfae-otherkin-tribe
Do People Who Believe They Are Elves Suffer from Schizotypal Disorder?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/08/do-people-who-believe-they-are-elves.html
What is the Difference in the terms Elfin, Faerie or Elfland? And is there one term for Elves, Faeries and Otherkin?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/04/04/what-is-the-difference-in-the-terms-elfin-faerie-or-elfland-and-is-there-one-term-for-elves-faeries-and-otherkin
What are the Dark Elfae? Why are the Unseelie Elves and Dark Elves often confused?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/04/06/what-are-the-dark-elfae-why-are-the-unseelie-elves-and-dark-elves-often-confused

 

What effect do our magical body parts (elf ears, wings, tails, scales etc.) in etheric form have upon Elves and Otherkin?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/12/17/what-effect-do-our-magical-body-parts-elf-ears-wings-tails-scales-etc-in-etheric-form-have-upon-elves-and-otherkin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Section 4: Elven Awakening

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

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

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

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

How do Elves Deal with Our Homesickness for Elfin?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/02/11/how-do-elves-deal-with-our-homesickness-for-elfin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Section 6: The Past and Future of Elves

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Will Elves Be Like in the Future?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/12/01/what-will-elves-be-like-in-the-future

Who Were the Elf Queen’s Daughters?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2019/02/who-were-elf-queens-daughters.html

Section 7: How Elves Relate to Other People

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

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

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

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

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

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

How Do we Silver Elves Deal with People Who Think We are Roleplaying Being Elves?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/03/01/how-do-we-silver-elves-deal-with-people-who-think-we-are-roleplaying-being-elves

What is the Relationship of the Elves to the Trees?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/04/12/what-is-the-relationship-of-the-elves-to-the-trees

 

Section 8: Elven Lifestyle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why do The Silver Elves Use the “Royal We”?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2019/02/why-do-silver-elves-use-royal-we.html

 

Section 10: What Oracles do The Silver Elves use?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How Does it Feel to Write from the Perspective of Elves? What about the Silver Elves Books and Cultural Appropriations? Do The Silver Elves Use the “Royal We?”
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2018/06/how-does-it-feel-to-write-from.html

What is the Best Way for Elfae to Deal with the Shadow S’elf, Your Wild Side?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2019/01/what-is-best-way-for-elfae-to-deal-with.html

 

Section 12: What are Some of the Newest Silver Elves Books?

Magical Books by The Silver Elves on The Elven Way, Magic and Enchantment, Elven Oracles, and Elven Lifestyle (where you can find our newest books)
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

Elf Tribes: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/elf-tribes-the-silver-elves-guide-for-finding-your-magical-kind-and-kin

Faerie, Fae and Otherkin Tribes: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/faerie-fae-and-otherkin-tribes-the-silver-elves-guide-for-finding-your-magical-kind-and-kin

 

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To learn more about the Elven Way and Spiritual Path,
you may enjoy reading:
The Elven Way:  The Magical Path of The Shining Ones

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The Magical Path of The Shining Ones

 

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“Look through the mists
When the night is just dawning.
See there a light in the forest is glowing.
Don’t be afraid
For it soon will be clear
You are safe in these woods
For the elf folk are here.”

— Chorus to song “Red Diamond World”
from Caressed by An Elfin Breeze: The Poems of Zardoa Silverstar
by The Silver Elves

 

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What are the Dark Elfae? Why are the Unseelie Elves and Dark Elves often confused?

April 6, 2019
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“. . . the Dark Elfae and the Unseelie are often confused with each other and while it is surely possible for Dark Elfae to be Unseelie, they are not always or even mostly so. . . The Dark Elfae also generally have a love for the wild, the unruly, and they would generally agree that while they are crazy, they are crazy in a good, fun and loving way, thus eccentric rather than being insane. These elfae often associate these traits with being Unseelie, but that is not always the case, in fact, these are more Dark Elfae traits than Unseelie ones. . . . Other folk see the Dark Elfae as being goth-like, loving the dark . . . and generally being vampiric but not necessarily in a predatory or parasitic fashion but in a more symbiotic way. “

     There is actually quite a bit of confusion we’ve noticed among the Elfae (a term we Silver Elves created in the 90s on the Listservs that includes elves and other fae of all sorts) about the difference in being Unseelie and being Dark Elven or Dark Fae. Our Elf, Faerie and Otherkin Tribe Survey brought that out frequently as we noticed that a number of individuals declared that they were Unseelie, but when you actually saw their answers to questions that would indicate that they were indeed Unseelie, they clearly were not. So, why would they say they were Unseelie when they clearly were not? It is due to the confusion that is common among the Elfae between being Unseelie and being Dark Elfae.

     In the common mind, and here we mean the normal folk and society, dark is often associated with being evil or wicked. Many Elfae like to point out that the dark is not always wicked and that they have a love of the dark, in this sense meaning that they love the night, the macabre, Halloween, goth style, emo style and various other things that are dark but not necessarily evil. The Dark Elfae also generally have a love for the wild, the unruly, and they would generally agree that while they are crazy, they are crazy in a good, fun and loving way, thus eccentric rather than being insane. These elfae often associate these traits with being Unseelie, but that is not always the case, in fact, these are more Dark Elfae traits than Unseelie ones.

     The Unseelie are often a predatory mob. This is not to say that they never do good things, or act kindly, or love their family, or kiss babies (just like politicians) but that their basic mode of interacting with others, outside their particular group, is often predatory and based upon principles of power over and dominance. And this is sometimes true among themselves as well. They are ever jockeying for position and backstabbing is not only an art for them, it is an accepted and established practice.

     The Unseelie are known sometimes to prey/pray upon the elfae as well as Mankind, and they nearly always have an excuse for doing so. Certainly, when it comes to Man and the normal folk (many of whom are actually Unseelie in disguise, especially some politicians) they have just cause. They seek revenge upon those who have harmed them through the ages, who, in turn, seek revenge upon them for the harm that the Unseelie have done in an endless circle of vengeance and violence and one-up-man-ship and dog-eat-dog philosophy.

     Unseelie folk nearly always have Kings or Queens, and a strict social structure. Their society demands wealth and poverty living in contrast to each other. While the Seelie folk tend to have free societies with elected officials, or more often than not, artistic societies in which no one is officially in charge but aura and charisma do have great influence and enchantment rules.

     While a Dark Elfae may be Unseelie, they are not necessarily so, and if our survey is representative at all (and although we have only had a little over 350 elfae fill out our survey and that is a very small percentage of the elfae folk manifesting upon the Earth at this time) most Dark Elfae are not Unseelie. They are not parasitic, as the Unseelie often are, they are Seelie Elfae who, like nearly all Elfae, have been made to feel weird and outcast most of their lives, who have felt alienated from normal society and who, again, like nearly all of the awakened Elfae, have come to embrace that fact with fervor. The Seelie Elfae, including the Dark Elfae, celebrate our diversity, individuality and the uniqueness of our natures.

     Out of the 350+ elfae (including fae of all sorts), otherworldlies, Therians and assorted otherkin who filled out our questionnaire, only two or three even came close to being Unseelie. Most Elfae, by our natures, are evolved and spiritually evolving beings, which is to say, we have tread the Elfin path for a while now and continue to do so with a devotion. Not devotion to a god or guru but devotion to the path itself, to the Elven Way and the attainment of illuminated and enlightened being and understanding.

     Many of the Seelie Elfae are also Dark Elfae and nearly all of us, light or dark, are imperfect beings, still struggling soulfully and spiritually to advance as spirits and thus, while we may not be Unseelie overall, there are times when we may be tempted toward wrongdoing and times when we slip over to the Dark, no, the Unseelie side of things. Just as an alcoholic who has been sober for years may slip and have a drink or two or a dozen and then have to begin their sobriety again.

     We Seelie Elfae are not entirely perfected beings, we probably wouldn’t be manifesting upon the Earth if we were, but on the other hand, we are not dedicated to taking advantage of others as a lifestyle and while we do stray from the path now and again, we know that we have strayed, we don’t rationalize our wickedness with hollow justifications as the Unseelie often tend to do. What truly defines the difference in Seelie and Unseelie is that the Seelie have the intent to be loving rather than predatory. This does not mean that we as Seelie Elfae will not defend our selves and loved ones, but that we wish for the world to be a place where all beings are respected and in symbiotic relationship.

     If you really wish to see the Unseelie in their natural habitat and lifestyle, look to the normal world, they often abide there camouflaged as regular folk acting normal and awaiting their prey.

“The Path to Elfin begins in one’s soul,
one’s urge to be loving, find kin and be whole,
it moves through one’s mind, one’s imagination awakes,
magic then swirling as the first step one takes.”
—The Silver Elves

What are the Dark Elfae?

     As we pointed out, the Dark Elfae and the Unseelie are often confused for each other and while it is surely possible for Dark Elfae to be Unseelie, they are not always or even mostly so. It is important to remember that we Silver Elves view reality mostly from a spiritual, by which we mean an energetic, point of view. Many folks, taking the common perspective of the materialistic orientation of this Kali Yuga or Dark Age, might think that being Unseelie or Seelie is a matter of blood or birth or genetics (see our past blog post about the Seelie and Unseelie courts titled: What Say The Silver Elves About the Difference Between Seelie and Unseelie Fae?), and they see it somewhat like caste systems where one is born into a caste and can never change that fact. But we Silver Elves and other Elfae who view the world from an energetic standpoint see being Unseelie or Seelie, not primarily a matter of birth but of the actions/magic one does though one’s life. Our actions/our magics are a reflection of our choices and we choose to be Unseelie or Seelie through the spells and enchantments we create and in that sense the world we help create for ours’elves.

     This is also true of the Dark Elfae, but what is meant by Dark Elfae can vary rather significantly from person-to-person and in legend, tale and lore. Some people when they hear of Dark Elves or Dark Fae, thus Dark Elfae, associate the Dark Elven with being evil in some way, and thus generally think of them as being rather like the Unseelie (we are not saying that all Unseelie are evil). And, as we said, Dark Elfae can be Unseelie folk but most, in our experience are not.

     Other folk see the Dark Elfae as being goth-like, loving the dark, the Satanic, having skulls around, and generally being vampiric but not necessarily in a predatory or parasitic fashion but in a more symbiotic way. They love the Dark Elfae for the wild natures and in contrast to most of Tolkien’s elves who appear often to be quite serene and ethereal, the Dark Elfae are pixie-like and party lovers and really downhome earthy types, enjoying life to its fullest. Less meditative, we might say, and more dance-y.

     We noted a discussion in one of our Facebook groups in which a number of different people were discussing the Dark Elfae and one group saw the Dark Elfae from the first point of view and warned the other group, who saw things from the second perspective, about the dangers of getting involved in the dark. When we suggested that they might be seeing the Dark Elfae from two different points of view and that perhaps it might be beneficial for them to each define what they actually meant by Dark Elfae, we were ignored and they went right on arguing from two divergent perspectives as though they were talking about the same thing. It was like listening to two sets of people argue about whether apples are red or green with one declaring they are always red and the other forever green. Well, apples can also be yellow and we should note that the term Dark Elfae can also indicate those fae who have dark eyes, dark hair, and darker skin tones rather than the tall, blond, blue or green-eyed image of the elven.

     The ancient Norse looked at the Dark Elfae as being the svartálfar, which means black elves or swarthy elves. They also referred to them as the myrkálfar dark elves or dusky elves and even murky elves and related these Elfae to the dwarven folk. Note the fact that the character Drizzt Do’Urden created by R. A. Salvatore is described as a drow or dark elf, whose people are essentially Unseelie folk living in caves (like dwarves) in the Underdark. While Drizzt’s people are clearly Unseelie and Dark Elfae, he has renounced their Unseelie ways and is clearly striving as a Seelie Elf and yet, he is still a Dark Elf or svartálfar or myrkálfar as well. Perhaps because of their similarity to dwarves in as much as they tend to live in caverns beneath the Earth we could, as well, call them Chthonic Elfae.

     Our point here really is that Unseelie, Dark Elfae, and Seelie are not all the same even among thems’elves and note that while we Silver Elves are Seelie (for the most part) and some of us are clearly Dark Elves, we know that the Unseelie are our kin and while we think that they might be treading a path that will ultimately bring about their ruin, as well as a great deal of suffering and pain, we love them still. They are our kindred and while they may sometimes say outrageous, prejudiced, hateful and many times out and out crazy things at Thanksgiving supper, we still invite them, at least, those of them who closely relate to us by blood. For though we look at evolution from an energetic and spiritual perspective, we are not unaware of nor heedless of the ties of kinship and upbringing.

     Another point is that we suggest that it may be beneficial if we made some attempt, as a people, to define what we mean when we use certain terms. When we speak of Dark Elfae, what sort of folk are we actually speaking about? Here we have simply offered our own point of view and suggestions, but those individuals who are ever wishing us to define things exactly as though we are espousing some truth, will be disappointed. What we offer here and elsewhere are our own observations and, like the elven scientists we are, we are ever observing and continually updating our opinions as new and pertinent information comes to us. Do you have a better or different, hopefully improved, opinion about what defines the Unseelie or the Dark Elfae? We’d love to hear it.

La tae lun u Eldat te vari elsorin (By the light of Elfin be ever blessed),

The Silver Elves
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And please dear Kindred, when you come to our Silver Elves website do enjoy reading sample pages , tables of contents, and reader’s reviews of our 40+ books on magic and enchantment and the elven way at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html

“Nearly every ancient culture spoke of the elven as the ones who came before, and while we can be hard to see at times, we never left.”
—The Silver Elves

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And 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:

Through The Mists of Faerie:
A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven

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—Excerpt from page 26 of Through The Mists of Faerie by The Silver Elves.
“Elfin, Faerie, Elfland or the Sacred Realm or Dimension of Magic that lives at the heart of the Universe, is an incredibly attractive power. It draws all true souls to it. It calls to the Elfin nature in each and every soul. This is the power that arouses the imagination of those who see or read the Lord of the Rings and say, I’m an Elf or I’m a Dwarf, or even I’m an Orc. The power calls to us through Urban Fantasy stories and the fantasy novels of old, as well as, faery tales and movies of magic and enchantment. But it also calls to us from the trees, the wild places of Nature, and sometimes most of all from magic memories of our childhood, which is really our ancient past, our past incarnations, calling to us. It can also be aroused, and quite strongly, perhaps most strongly, by others of our kind manifesting in the world. There is something magical about these beings and they arouse our own hunger for magic in our own lives and souls. These Elfae radiate starlight. They glimmer with love, kindness and compassion; and they reach out and touch our souls. Some might suppose this to be a glamor, a magic they have wrapped thems’elves within to enchant us; but while they are truly enchanting, the magic arises from the fact that they are genuine and real. They don’t need to glamor us. They just need to be their very own s’elves, for that is the most impressive magic of all. They are not trying, they are simply being: being thems’elves, being elves.”

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    Also, if you would like to read more on elven community government, we invite you to read our book The United States of Elfin: Imaging a More Elven Style of Government. It is based on the Thirteen Treasures of the Ancient Britons, but with an elven twist that gives us a unique and delightful perspective. These treasures are explained in the book to be very similar to the four treasures of Tuatha De Danaan, the faerie folk of Ireland, and when followed give us a clear path to a government that serves the needs of all its people. The United States of Elfin is a must read for all students of history and government, as well as for all fae folk who are endeavoring to participate and develop an elven community and would like some guidance in the governance of a truly elven community. It is a comprehensive and unique book in that it combines political science and philosophy into both a historical and spiritual perspective of better governments throughout the world.
The United States of Elfin is the book to read if you are wondering what would an Elven government and society actually look like in our modern world and how may we, in seeking to go about creating such realms, do so.

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The United States of Elfin: Imaging a More Elven Style of Government

 

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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:

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

The Magical Books of the Silver Elveshttps://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. 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 questions. 

Elven Life and Magichttps://www.facebook.com/groups/629491797123886

Elvish Magical Chathttps://www.facebook.com/groups/307775362744491

The Faerie Circlehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1025483294180077

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

I Heart Elven Magichttps://www.facebook.com/groups/2215672296

Feasting With the Elves (sharing elven recipes) — https://www.facebook.com/groups/597948240617006


United Otherkin Alliancehttps://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 and Friendshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212

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

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

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“And dreams of olde awaken us,
slumbering down the ages,
of Elfin’s dawn arising,
foretold by elven sages.” 
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For further reading:

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

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THE MAGICAL REALMS OF ELFIN:
Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path

 

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What is the Difference in the terms Elfin, Faerie or Elfland? And is there one term for Elves, Faeries and Otherkin?

April 4, 2019
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“. . . . when we speak of Elfin we are referring to the vibrational realm of our mutual elven existence. It follows us around, so to speak, and is born of our being and our interaction. The more of us there are who are living our lives as the elves we know ours’elves to be in harmony with each other, the more powerful this energy, vibration, state of being is. . . . When we abide in any particular place for an extended time, Elfin manifests Elfland.”

What is the Difference in the terms Elfin, Faerie or Elfland?

     Through the course of time we have come to refer to the realms that we abide in as Elfin. We used to call it Elfland, like many writers, and we sometimes referred to it as Faerie but we have come to see these as terms that, at least in our minds, have a certain difference to them and thus, when we Silver Elves use them, we use them to delineate slightly different things. These are essentially our own definitions and we don’t expect that others will necessarily agree with them but for those who are interested in what we are saying and what we mean in using these terms, here is an explanation of our terminology.

     To us, Elfland always refers to a specific place, like England, France and Japan. But for the most part no such place seems to exist upon the Earth at the moment, although there are surely those who would like to create such a realm. There are those who would posit the idea that Elfland exists, in the sense that Faerie does, as a parallel realm that is connected to the Earth at certain places, particularly the wild places of Nature and we can surely see that. But as soon as you put forth that idea you begin to move away from Elfland as a specific place on Earth toward the idea of Elfin, which is a state of being, a people, a culture and a vibration that follows our people wherever we may be.

     Thus when we speak of Elfin we are referring to the vibrational realm of our mutual elven existence. It follows us around, so to speak, and is born of our being and our interaction. The more of us there are who are living our lives as the elves we know ours’elves to be in harmony with each other, the more powerful this energy, vibration, state of being is.

     When we abide in any particular place for an extended time, Elfin manifests Elfland. We make a connection to the land and the land begins to reflect our energy and vibration as we adapt to the weather and atmosphere of the land. If we lived in a particular place for more than a hundred years, then we might begin to think of that place as Elfland, but these elves, at least, are inclined to be a very migratory people ever moving and traveling from here to there. But then we are somewhat nomadic elves.

     In a very real sense, the British Isles, which were once referred to as Albion, are Elfland, or certainly were. Alb comes from the root word for elf, elves, etc. Albion is the Land of the Elf Queen, or Elf Goddess, or Elfin Peoples. But peoples change, as do places. This is not to say that elves don’t still live in Ablion, now called England, but we can hardly consider England to be Elfland anymore, although much of our ancient culture still abides there. After all, England produced Tolkien.

     Yet, many of us have moved on and we have taken our Elfin with us. While we surely love the land, we are not attached to it in the same way that the legends of Dracula have him having to drag his native dirt around with him. We are more resilient than that and make compact with every land we live in or travel through, bringing introductory gifts for the genii loci, the regional spirits of the land.

     Faerie, to our minds is vaster than Elfin and much wilder as well. There are all sorts of beings in Faerie. Surely many of the unseelie folk abide there. There are goblins and grimlens and orcs and all manner of folk who couldn’t, until they find some semblance of enlightenment, enter into Elfin. Faerie is wild nature untamed and, at times, quite dangerous, whereas, Elfin is our Secret Magical Garden. We still let some wildflowers grow and certainly an Elven garden doesn’t tend to be overly organized, but still, it is a safe place where none will come to harm unless they bring that harm upon thems’elves and none can enter in until they are mature enough as soulful spirits to do so.

     This is not to say that we elves don’t ever venture into Faerie. After all, we have come into this insane world on a mission to awaken our peoples, so from time to time we delve into the dreamlike realms of Faerie as well, where one may have quite pleasant dreams but may also encounter nightmares. The truth is most faeries prefer abiding in Elfin more than they do in Faerie proper, because they are safer there. But then, some of them have their wild side as well and there are times when they are determined to take a walk on the wild side, and that is surely true of most of us.

“Elfin is like a word on the tip of the tongue,
waiting to spring into awareness.”
—The Silver Elves


Is there one term for Elves, Faeries and Otherkin?

     Otherkin surely is the most inclusive of terms for everything other, including elves, faerie folk in myriad types, pixies, brownies, vampires, Therians and Weres, otherworldlies, and nearly everything else that isn’t quite human or is, perhaps humanoid but not totally human, or maybe even human plus. The point is, we’re not quite normal and are very glad that this is the case. Those who aren’t normal and wish to be are rather sad creatures usually. This is the common compliant of those who are highly sensitive and psychics who wish that they didn’t see or hear the things they did. They look upon their gifts as a curse and “just want to be normal.” In time, of course, they will become normal. This may take lifetimes but eventually they will merge seamlessly among normal humanity, losing or letting go of the gifts that they didn’t really want in the first place.

     While those of us who aren’t quite normal, or are in fact quite weird, and are glad of this fact, particularly when we look about us and see what normal humans are like and their tendency to kill and pollute everything including each other, will become increasingly eccentric and will be quite happy about it all (see our book Living the Personal Myth: Making the Magic of Faerie Real in One’s Own Life).

     But to return to our main theme, we Silver Elves created the word ‘Elfae’ when writing on elven listservs in the 90s and we still use this term today to refer to the Elfin and Faerie folk in general who are inhabiting human bodies, which is to say elves, pixies, faeries, brownies and so on. But this doesn’t tend to include vampires except as they are a manifestation of the Unseelie Elven, nor does it tend to cover Therians, except in the sense that often elfin wizards and shamans have shape shifting abilities or animal totems and familiars through whose bodies they can travel or use their eyes to view the world. But the difference is often one of control. Many Therians and Weres according to legend and lore have no control over when the change occurs, whereas elfin shamans ever do.

     Fae, as a word, is also rather inclusive of all elfin faerie folk, for we are all really of Faerie and countenanced in its imagination, its growth and its flourishing. We are all Eldritch folk, born of the Wyrd (weird), radiant with the magic (except when we intentionally hide it to slip among those who are hostile to magic or go insane at the mere mention of it, either in fear of it or denial) and ever bringing starlight into a world that has blinded itself with its own false lights and pretended wonder.

Whatever you choose to call yours’elf or us overall, Beloved, Otherkin, Elfae, or Fae, we wish you ever blessed in the Light of Elfin and to go with a star upon your brow.

La tae lun u Eldat te vari elsorin (By the light of Elfin be ever blessed),
The Silver Elves
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And please, when you come to our Silver Elves website do enjoy reading sample pages , tables of contents, and reader’s reviews of our 40+ books on magic and enchantment and the elven way at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html

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New Silver Elves book releases!
We are happy to announce that we have just published two books in March 2019 that feature magical narratives of tribes of elves and otherkin:
ELF 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. Be sure and click on the title links and read a few of these magical narratives.

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If you would like to read about our Elfin realm, the Elf Haven or Eldafaryn of the Silver Elves, we suggest that you may truly enjoy ELDAFARYN: True Tales of Magic from the Lives of the Silver Elves.  Click on the title link and you will go to our website where you can read excerpts of this book and view the Table of Contents.

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

Eldafaryn (Elf Haven) contains a series of vignettes from the lives of the Silver Elves starting in the present and going back and forth through time describing their lives, their magic, their philosophy and their unique view of the world. If you’ve ever wanted to see Elfland from the inside, as the elves view and live it, here’s your chance.

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You may also enjoy reading Living the Personal Myth: Making the Magic of Faerie Real in One’s Own Life by The Silver Elves:

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Living the Personal Myth:
Making the Magic of Faerie Real in One’s Own Life

Living the Personal Myth is written by Zardoa Silverstar of the Silver Elves. It is a unique narrative about a psychological study of the magic of living one’s personal myth, in effect, making one’s dream and vision of one’s self come true by living it. It is a personal guide to becoming one’s true s’elf as one inwardly knows one’s s’elf to be. What makes this book particularly interesting is that Zardoa considers himself to be an elf, yet he uses scientific methods to psychologically examine his identification with the Otherkin world. He explores his personal myth and life as an elf and demonstrates how basing one’s myth on real events in one’s life empowers one’s myth and one’s magic. This work suggests “Personal Myth” to be an understanding of the self that incorporates the symbolic, imaginal and fantasy elements of the unconscious and accepts them as real within their own realms of being. It is the author’s belief that the Personal Myth is the unconscious’ understanding of the individual spirit’s Cosmic aspirations and potentialities. In that way, Personal Myth is seen as the personality of the unconscious and of the individual’s spirit.

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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:

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

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. 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 questions. 

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

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

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

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

I Heart Elven Magic — https://www.facebook.com/groups/2215672296

Feasting With the Elves (sharing elven recipes) — 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 and Friends — https://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212

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

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

 

“You can search for what seems like forever to Elfin and never find it. You can wait for it to come and it never seems to arrive. But if you live the life Elfin, it emerges all around you like buds in the springtime.”
—The Silver Elves

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Do Elves Do Blood Magic?

April 1, 2019
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“This idea of blood sacrifice is a product of the Kali Yuga, the dark age that we are still in during this modern era, this most material or materialistic age where people seem to see everything from a materialistic point of view. . . . we speak here about the true energy that powers magic and while many people believe it is bloodletting, we elves do not. . . . It is not blood or any other material thing that delights the Shining Ones who help, guide and aid us as best they are able, but our happiness that delights them, just as a child’s delight brings joy to the hearts of the adults that watch hir (her/him) so our joy brings greater delight to those kindred of ours who live upon the more subtle planes of manifestation.”
Note: The photo shown above is one we Silver Elves took of the Kaneaki Heiau in Makaha, on the island of O’ahu. When we first moved to Hawaii in 2008, we lived just a short ways down the valley from this restored Heiau and visited it a few times. We were told by local native Hawaiians that the Menehune (the “Little People”, elven or dwarf folk) and other wee folk of Hawaii, are said to have built this temple, Kaneaki Heiau, in the 15th century as a sacred site for the local chief to honor the Rain Goddess and to serve Lono, the God of agriculture. It was a peaceful temple until later in the 17th century when King Kamehameha I rededicated this temple to “Ku” the God of war and it was then used as a place where prisoners of war were sacrificed. This practice ceased in the early 1800s.

Part One: Does magic always require sacrifice? If so, does it require a blood sacrifice of some sort?

      We are approaching Easter, a time in the year when a major religion in the world celebrates the willing blood sacrifice of their promised Messiah, his death and resurrection. This is a good time to examine sacrifice in magic and if bloodletting is truly required.

    Blood magic is based upon the idea that is commonly put forth in television shows, movies and books about magic that magic always has a cost, always requires a sacrifice of some sort and that that sacrifice is commonly blood or life in some form. The fact that this idea that magic always has a cost is repeated again and again over decades in the popular media makes it suspect in the minds of elves. Anything the normal folk unthinkingly parrot as truth, in the experience of these elves, is usually false or a twisted version of the reality created to reinforce their particular prejudices concerning the nature of life and the world. And we automatically examine it just because they believe it to be so and they are almost always mistaken.

     So, let’s consider this idea that magic always requires sacrifice and that blood is usually the most common and effective sacrifice one can render, not dismiss it out of hand, but render it due consideration as to its value and veracity. After all, as they tell us even a broken clock is right twice a day (unless it’s a digital clock and then it’s probably not keeping time at all) and the world of the normals is often very much like a broken clock, ever trying to run backwards or keep time perpetually the same and unchanging.

     Surely, most things in life require effort. Magic is basically action based on intention and action requires us to do something, so certainly we could say that magic does require some energy input to occur, yet, on the other hand, there is both the magic that we do and the magic that we experience. The idea as expressed on some bumper stickers that Magic Happens, has some truth to it. Some magic just seems to happen and these elves have been the recipients of a great deal of luck in our lives of which we didn’t do anything at all (at least not in this lifetime) to necessarily make it happen or deserve it except to be our own true s’elves.

     Yet, to do magic ours’elves, to create enchantments … that does require a bit of energy. Still, from an elven point of view the best enchantments require very little input and give a great deal in return, so much so that one is surely getting more than one is putting out and thus has more than enough to invest again. Enchantments pay off, and the best enchantments seem effortless. Isn’t that really the idea of magic as well as good business that investment brings greater profit? If we plant a seed and it grows into a tree that produces fruit for generations, we have invested little and gained a great deal. That’s elven magic.

     But does magic always cost? If we wish to turn on the lights and we wave our hand and the light comes on, that requires us to wave our hand, surely. Not to mention, but we will, the electricity bill. Yet, we could just walk out into the daylight and get light for free, except we’d have to get off our butts and walk out. And who hasn’t felt the sun on them and sensed its great magic, or looked at a night sky filled with stars and not experienced the magic it brings, or the magic and enchantment of the night itself. Yet, clearly at least minimum of effort is involved. So, in as much as everything in life requires some effort or investment, magic surely does as well. Although, again, one can experience magic for free. It is all about us.

     But does that investment need to be blood, by which is generally meant pain or harm in some way to a living being (oneself or others)? And as a side note, why on televisions shows are they nearly always cutting themselves across their palms? That’s a hard place to heal, being flexed so often, wouldn’t it be better, if one did offer blood to prick one’s thumb, as in the fairy tales?

     We won’t even get into the idea of killing chickens and other animals and all that other stuff that isn’t really sacrifice at all, except to say that all true sacrifice must be voluntary and leave it at that. We Silver Elves have spoken of this issue elsewhere numerous times.

     But if we believe that sacrifice is necessary, and done properly, which is to say willingly, why blood sacrifice? Why not spit, or feces or urine? What is blood really but a carrier of our DNA and genetic coding. How about our our semen? Doesn’t that have our DNA in it?

     This idea of blood sacrifice is a product of the Kali Yuga, the dark age that we are still in during this modern era, this most material or materialistic age where people seem to see everything from a materialistic point of view. Just as people talk about being of the elven blood and saying that they can trace their ancestry back to the Scythians and that thus in itself makes them elven, so blood is thought by materialistic thinkers to be somehow efficacious in terms of magic. But our question remains. Why not semen? Wouldn’t it be just as or even more efficacious?

     Certainly, urine or feces or spit might be effective in spells that involve banishing someone. After all, aren’t we magically saying that they should ‘piss off’. And when we have contempt for people, don’t we spit at or on them, cursing them as we do so? So why is blood thought to be so powerful?

     Well, urine and feces are waste products. Certainly, we don’t wish to offer the spirits something that is considered unworthy and essentially worthless, (although it can in time become great fertilizer and how precious is that?). And we could probably say the same about spit. But semen isn’t a waste product, per se. It is the essence of life. Shouldn’t that be a fitting offering. In certain ways, even more fitting? And a few strands of our hair pulled from our head would also be full of our DNA.

     But we elves ask to whom are they giving sacrifice, or offering, and why? Devotees make offerings to their gods and demi-gods and goddesses of blood to demonic spirits, while offering fruit and other offerings to more benevolent beings. But to whom are magic wielders sacrificing blood or whatever to? To gods? To spirits? If so, what sort of magicians are they that require and appeal to intermediaries to do the magic for them? They might as well be praying for rain. The magician exercises power directly. He or she tosses a ball (a ball of light), sHe (he/she) doesn’t appeal to, or depend upon, some spirit to toss the ball for hir (her/him). (See Frazer and the introduction to The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion.) The enchantment/magician wields power, so what does blood or sacrifice have to do with it? We elven magicians strive to act in accordance with laws of Nature, not appeal to outside forces to act for us.

“To the elven, magic is much like romance. We don’t attempt to force our way on others, we seek to charm them into assisting our will. But we do so because we find them amazing and lovely and trust that through our enchantments, they will consider us so as well. It is a dance and hopefully ever mutually fulfilling.”
—The Silver Elves

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Part Two: If the true energy that powers magic is not bloodletting, why is it in popular culture today?

     The idea of blood magic, in our opinion, while it has wormed its way into popular culture really comes from religion. Of course, because the normal folk consider believing in god to be normal, they will pretend they do so, although in truth the only thing that they often really believe in is appearances and social position and hierarchy. But we are not here to criticize the herd for doing what they have learned is best suited to surviving and advancing in the world. They do what they do because they are survivors (as are we all up until we die), and they tell us this repeatedly. They even wear tee shirts declaring their survival skills. Long ages of surviving have inculcated these behaviors within them. Just as the long ages of being the weirdos, the strange elfae others that we are, have delighted our soulful spirits.

     In the most ancient of times, shamans and magicians didn’t offer sacrifice to gods or spirits to do our magic for us. We studied the laws of Nature, really, we might say the Ways of Nature, or the Tendencies of Nature, since law makes Nature sound less flexible than it truly is. It can be exact surely, but it can also change like the weather as well. We used the powers of Nature to fulfill our wills. We didn’t seek to violate Nature but to nudge it gently here and there, making life more abundant and secure, while using its propensities to our own advantage.

     And then, perhaps it was, we came upon the Djinn, the elemental spirits of fire, wind, earth and water. We began making deals and pacts and using ceremonial magick to summon them, to direct them according to our will (see Jonathan Stroud’s novel The Amulet of Samarkand) and bargains were struck and many magic wielders became somewhat dependent upon them, for they could do amazing things. Djinn began being seen as gods and magicians became priest magicians and then just priests. Well, most anyway, don’t forget us elves, us fae, us weirdo others who continue to remember who we truly are and what magic and enchantment are as well and have always really been.

     Djinn as gods needed offerings and sacrifice and, of course, obedience in light of the covenant form with them. At first, the magicians demanded absolute obedience from the Djinn and then the tables got turned, the magic entangled and the slaves became the masters, as they nearly always do in time. Heed this well you who still seek to dominate others. Nature informs us of the cycles of life and the alteration of high and low. Everyone has their time, in the course of the lifetimes.

     And then blood came into it. Why blood? It’s a curious thing. Born of conflict and the need for certain dark spirits to feed. But somewhere in all this, there is the love/hate relationship Mankind has with Women. Women that they adore, Women that they despise, Women that they exploit, oppress and treat as though they were their pets, that they can whip if they don’t obey. Women who, even today, don’t often get equal pay for equal work.

     Women bleed, regularly. Women are witches, nearly always, even when they don’t know that they are so or practice consciously. Yet, the menstrual blood of Women has long been considered impure. In some religions, Women are not even allowed to enter the so-called holy places when they are having their monthlies. This blood is seen as contaminated, as profane. It is cast off blood and their gods, like vampires, want living blood.

     And yet, those who are dominators still fear Women’s power. Why else would they oppress and exploit them? Wanting them to stay in their place, which is also what they tell their slaves and others that they oppress and exploit and look down upon, treating them as though they were less worthy due only to their gender, race or some other arbitrary factor. Women are magic, they know this in their unconscious even if they don’t admit it in their conscious minds. And Women’s magic, for the most part, is Natural Magic. The Old Magic, the Ancient Magic, the True Magic. Which is, in part, why many ancient shamans dressed in what might be seen as unisexual attire. Magic is about Nature, for Nature is Magic and magic is beyond sexual gender, while incorporating sex within it.

     But let’s not stray too far from our topic, for this is not a screed about the oppression of Women or others. Our topic is not directly about the inequalities of the normal folk or their illogical and sometimes absolutely lunatic and misguided ideas concerning magic, not to mention nearly everything else, but rather we speak here about the true energy that powers magic and while many people believe it is bloodletting, we elves do not.

     Women are magical not because they bleed regularly, but because they are, for the most part, more attuned to their own instinctual feelings and their own nature. Plus, they give birth (with some input from males). And that in itself is a sort of Thaumaturgy, a magic of creating miracles.

     And if you have an elf child or have encounter one, you will know that they are miraculous beings, filled with ancient wisdom and magic. These little ones create magic without even trying. Which is true magic, indeed. They are enchanters supreme and while they are not yet educated in the ways of the world, their fresh and often unique observations upon it offer much that one can learn from. They inspire us and while it is true they may spill a bit of blood now and again, that isn’t what makes them magic or gives them their great powers of enchantment. And when they do so we, for our part, kiss it and make it better, so what does that tell you of the ancient elven ars magica?

“If you ask the elves what the greatest magical power is,
they will tell you healing, for healing sets everything aright.
And if you ask them what healing consists of,
they will tell true love, for true love heals all things.
And if you ask them what the source of true love is,
they will tell you it is the Divine Magic,
for the Divine Magic loves all of life and
eternally seeks its happiness and fulfillment.”

—The Silver Elves

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Part Three: If not sacrifice, then what is the key to energizing the magic?

     We suggested in Part One of our answer to the question “Do elves do blood magic?” that the use of other bodily fluids, such as sweat, saliva, urine or semen might be just as effective as an energy of magic as the all too common concept of the shedding of blood, depending, of course, upon the particular spell. But in doing so we were still looking at magic and its empowerment from a materialistic point of view in which something physical needs to be used to activate the magic, which is essentially spiritual in nature, blood being the substance most often used and referred to in books, movies, and television shows.

     But the elven point of view, and thus our perspective concerning magic and enchantment, is not primarily material in nature any more than our own conception of our elfin being is material. Our material bodies are transitory manifestations of our spirits and our soulful energy. We are not our bodies. Our bodies are just clothes, so to speak, that our spirits are wearing. And while we may be descended by genetics, which is to say, by blood, from those individuals such as the ancient Scythians who are currently regarded as being some of the ancient elves, and thus from the Bloodline of the Elven (see De Vere The Dragon Legacy), it is our spirits and our magic that actually determine if we are elven or not. It is our elven natures that make us elven, really, not our physical bodies.

     So, it is that when we suggested that seminal fluid might be as, or more, efficacious in creating magic, we were really making a sort of materialistic analogy or metaphor for the reality of the situation. It is not blood, or semen or any other physical fluid that is the key to energizing the magic, but ecstasy as evidenced by both the practices of ancient and modern shamans and tantric practitioners. Joy, happiness and pleasure are the true activators of magic. Sexual effluvia is merely the byproduct of that energy and activity. (see Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy by Mircea Eliade.)

     It is not blood or any other material thing that delights the Shining Ones who help, guide and aid us as best they are able, but our happiness that delights them, just as a child’s delight brings joy to the hearts of the adults that watch hir (her/him) so our joy brings greater delight to those kindred of ours who live upon the more subtle planes of manifestation.

     Why is this so? It is so because the nature of the higher planes of being are ecstatic (see The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Liberation Through Understanding the Between translated by Robert A. F. Thurman). The realms of Elfin, of the heavenly realms, the realms of paradise as formulated by various peoples are places where happiness abides, love rules, and joy lives in the hearts of each and all. By creating ecstatic states of being, which is to say by being happy, being joyous and filled with ecstatic energy, we are attuning ours’elves to those higher realms and the spirits who abide there, making it easier to communicate with them as well as enchant much of the world around us. In experiencing the joy of ecstatic being, we become like the Shining Ones, one of them, and share in their great power to move and affect the worlds.

     Oh, it is true there are dark spirits in the world who are in so much pain that they can’t abide happiness in others and seek to destroy that happiness, even though that will not help them even a little bit to find happiness themselves and will just drag them deeper into the wicked magics that have ensnared them. But, they have given up on the idea that happiness is even possible for them and they simply wish others to share their misery and suffering, although misery is like fire, sharing it doesn’t make it any less. They offer blood and suffering to the darkness but while doing so may give them a temporary psychotic thrill, that path nearly always ends with madness and despair.

     So, it is that we elfin must sometimes hide our magic, restrain from flaunting our happiness, while remaining aware, as the Shining Ones are, that while we are filled with joy within there are others who have yet to realize that the true nature of the Universe is ecstasy, which is the source of all true magic. Thus, we go forth humbly, our joy serene, as we seek our kindred in the world and spread the magic that arises from the delight of being elven.

Ver nesidas mellun vari te (In shimmering starlight ever be),
The Silver Elves
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“The closer we get to Elfin
the more magical the world becomes.
Like the dawn, we see the light that heralds its coming
before we can see the sun.”
—The Silver Elves

And if you enjoyed the article above, we think you may very much enjoy reading some of our books listed below on Elven Magic and Enchantment. Just click on and follow the links (the titles) to read more about them, table of contents and excerpts from each:

The Book of Elven Magick: The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves
magicbookwebcopyThis book explores the Elven viewpoint concerning magick and the world, and traditional spiritual and religious myths. It covers the tools of magic and gives magical ceremonies that may be adapted for use by modern elves. Begins the progression of color magics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Book oElven Magick: The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves, Volume 2
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The Book of Elven Magick, Volume 2 continues the progression of the color magics and proceeds on into the nature and establishment of the Elven Vortex/Coven, and our theories on calling the directions/dimensions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Elements of Elven Magic: A New View of Calling the Elementals Based Upon the Periodic Table of Elements
elements_bookA book to use for summoning and evoking elements to help you in your life and magic. Taking a new look at the idea of the elements and the elementals, this book merges the reality of Science, which is Nature, and Occult tradition and have introduced the elements of Earth, Fire, Air and Water into the modern age of the Periodic Table of Elements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Keys to Elfin Enchantment: Mastery of the Faerie Light Through the Portals of Manifestation
Elven EnchantmentA book of enchantment, for enchanters, revealing the Keys to Enchantment, the true and greatest magic of the elfin folk. It is filled with the philosophy of the elves and how they encounter and subtly transform the world wielding and fulfilling its dreams and desires while guiding it toward a better and more elfin future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creating Miracles In the Modern World: The Way Of the Elfin Thaumaturge
Creating_miraclesBookcoverThis is a book of Elfin Thaumaturgy, of miracle working and wonder creation, although for these elves we much prefer the idea of wonder working and creation to the idea of miracles. We love wonders. We love creating them; we love encountering them. This simple tome will explore the means by which we may do so.

 

 

 

 

 

And please, when you come to our Silver Elves website do enjoy reading sample pages , tables of contents, and reader’s reviews of our 40+ books on magic and enchantment and the elven way at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html

You may also read excerpts from the two newest books by The Silver Elves, just click on the titles to read a blog post on each book: ELF 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.

 

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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).

tree_blogEnter here the Elven Tree of Life Eternal

And if you wish to read the Elven Tree of Life Eternal in book form (it is the same as our elven forest mentioned above that we have on the website, but just in a convenient book form), please enjoy visiting our website here to read a sample of the book and to learn more about it.

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The Elven Tree of Life Eternal:
A Magical Quest for One’s True S’ELF

Also, if you enjoy The Elven Tree of Life then we suggest you might also enjoy our book ELVEN SILVER: The Irreverent Faery Tales of Zardoa Silverstar by The Silver Elves, which is a book of short stories with the characters based on the magical beings in The Elven Tree of Life and you will find them all there.

 

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

We also invite you to come join us on Facebook in some of our Elven 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 where we have discussions about our books as well as about Elven and Otherkin philosophy and lifestyle.

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Elvish Magical Chat
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The Faerie Circle
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Devayana: Buddhism, Vedic, & Asian Spirituality for Elves and Fae https://www.facebook.com/groups/devayana

The Elven Way and Friends
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United Otherkin Alliance
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“At the edge of the woods,
the elfin do wait,
you don’t know it yet,
but you have a date,
the date isn’t set,
yet destiny knows
that deep in your soul
the elf magic grows.”
—Elven Spell of Awakening, The Silver Elves

 

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Magical Books by The Silver Elves on The Elven Way, Magic and Enchantment, Elven Oracles, and Elven Lifestyle

March 20, 2019

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     Beginning in March 2019, we Silver Elves began running out of space on The Silver Elves website and decided to add this page featuring all the newly published Silver Elves books from this point on, right here on our WordPress blog. They are listed below under the first heading “New Books by the Silver Elves beginning in 2019.” These will be updated periodically in the future as we publish new ones and the list grows, and they will be further categorized according to what they are generally about, such as The Silver Elves books on Elven Oracles, Elven Magic and Enchantment, on Elven Philosophy, Elven lifestyle, etc., with additional pages added on this blog site for each new book as they are published and needed.  You will find below a short description of our newest books and a link to the blog pages that have longer descriptions, table of contents, and a number of sample pages from the books.
Below the information on the newest Silver Elves books, you will  also find (at the bottom part of this page) a complete list of all the 45+ other Silver Elves books published between 2011 to 2019 on magic and enchantment and the Elven Way by The Silver Elves, with a brief description of each. If you see a book that interests you, just click on the title as it is a link to The Silver Elves website page for each book. There you can read more about the book on a page of its own with much more information about it, as well as sample pages, a table of contents, and reviews from readers.

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Our Newest Books by the Silver Elves beginning in March 2019

We are happy to announce that we have just published two books in March 2019 that feature magical narratives of tribes of elves and otherkin:
ELF 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. Be sure and click on the title links and read a few of these magical narratives.

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ELF TRIBES:
The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin

 

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FAERIE, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES:
The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin

Perhaps, you will 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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“A man came on Faerie but it wasn’t there,  
’cause he didn’t believe and just didn’t care,
so he missed all the fair folk and the magic they bring,
as the elves kept on dancing and the faeries took wing.”
—The Silver Elves

 

We also have the 45 Silver Elves books on the Elven Way published prior to March 2019, listed on our website at http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html, with a page for each book that has more lengthy book descriptions, excerpts from each book, the table of contents, and reviews from our readers. Be sure and check these out if you see a book from the list below that you like:

The Silver Elves Books on our Website (our 45 books published prior to 2019)


Silver Elves Books on Our Original Elven Oracles:

The Book of Elven Runes: A Passage Into Faerie

 

We have reprinted our original rune oracle and key to a passage into Faerie.

The Elven Book of Powers: Using the Tarot for Magical Wish Fulfillment
For those who wish to use the Tarot for visualization and wish fulfillment. It describes the powers of each particular card in a traditional Tarot deck and how to use its powers, with incantations, evocations and rhyming spells.

The Voice of Faerie: Making Any Tarot Deck Into an Elven Oracle
The Voice of Faerie is designed to allow the user to communicate with the Realms and Spirits of Faerie/Elfin/Elfland, the spirits of the Nether Realms, sentient and intelligent beings of this and other planets, this and other dimensions, this world and the parallel worlds connected to it, using any tarot deck.

The Elven Book of Changes: A Magical Interpretation of the I Ching
A magical interpretation of the I Ching or Book of Changes, and is for magicians, elves, and magic wielders of all kinds.

The Elven Book of Dreams: A Magical Oracle of Faerie
This book contains 360 magical dream symbols that are interpreted for use as an oracle for elfin magicians, witches, and other magic folk. There are also over 300 poetic rhyming spells contained in the book to be used for magical enchantments, incantations, and rituals.

The Elven Star Oracle: A System of Divination for Star Enchanters
This book is an original divinatory system created by the Silver Elves invoking the 88 major constellations and the blessings of the Shining Ones for guiding one through the world and ever closer to the realization of Faerie.

Elven Geomancy: An Ancient Oracle of the Elfin Peoples for Divination and Spell Casting
ELVEN GEOMANCY is an original system of divination by The Silver Elves that creates a magical ritual with each forecast and also a means of creating magical elfin spells to help bring about one’s wishes. The Silver Elves have created a new divination system for modern elves and faerie folk that draws from the ancient geomancy of ages past.

Sticks and Stones, Feathers, Charms and Bones: An Original Oracle of the Elfin Peoples of the Ancient Future
This book is another of our original Elven divination systems that we have created to be used by Elfae and all other interested diviners. It uses the ten Sacred Magical Treasures of The Silver Elves as a base.

 

Silver Elves Books on Elven Magic:

An Elfin Book of Spirits: Evoking the Beneficient Power of Faerie
A book for magicians filled with spirit familiars and allies.

The Book of Elven Magick: The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves
This book explores the Elven viewpoint concerning magick and the world, and traditional spiritual and religious myths. It covers the tools of magic and gives magical ceremonies that may be adapted for use by modern elves. magicians. and faerie.

The Book of Elven Magick: The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves, Volume 2
“The book of Elven Magick, Volume 2” continues the progression of the color magics and proceeds on into the nature and establishment of the Elven Vortex/Coven, and our theories on calling the directions/dimensions.

The Shining Ones:
The Elfin Spirits That Guide You According to Your Birth Date And The Evolutionary Lessons They Offer

If you wish to further you relationship with those High Elven spirits who have gone before us, this book will help show you the way.

The Elements of Elven Magic: A New View of Calling the Elementals Based Upon the Periodic Table of Elements
A book to use for summoning and evoking elements to help you in your life and magic.
Taking a new look at the idea of the elements and the elementals, the Silver Elves have once again merged the reality of Science, which is Nature, and Occult tradition and have introduced the elements of Earth, Fire, Air and Water into the modern age of the Periodic Table of Elements.

The Keys to Elfin Enchantment:
Mastery of the Faerie Light Through the Portals of Manifestation

A book of enchantment, for enchanters, revealing the Keys to Enchantment, the true and greatest magic of the elfin folk. It is filled with the philosophy of the elves and how they encounter and subtly transform the world wielding and fulfilling its dreams and desires while guiding it toward a better and more elfin future.

Creating Miracles In the Modern World: The Way Of the Elfin Thaumaturge
This is a book of Elfin Thaumaturgy, of miracle working and wonder creation, although for these elves we much prefer the idea of wonder working and creation to the idea of miracles. We love wonders. We love creating them; we love encountering them. This simple tome will explore the means by which we may do so.

Developing One’s Personal Elven Myth and Elven Psychology

Eldafaryn: True Tales of Magic from the Lives of the Silver Elves
Eldafaryn (Elf Haven) contains a series of vignettes from the lives of the Silver Elves describing their lives, their magic, their philosophy, and thier unique view of the world.

The Elven Tree of Life Eternal: A Magical Quest for the True S’Elf
The Elven Tree of Life Eternal is set up like a choose your own adventure book for those who wish to undertake the challenge to discover their true magical s’elves.

Living the Personal Myth: Making the Magic of Faerie Real in One’s Own Life
Living the Personal Myth is written by Zardoa Silverstar of the Silver Elves. It is a unique narrative about a psychological depth study of the magic of living one’s personal myth, in effect, making one’s dream and vision of one’s self come true by living it. It is a personal guide to becoming one’s true s’elf as one inwardly knows one’s s’elf to be.

Elven Psychology: Understanding the Elfin Psyche and the Evolutionary and Esoteric Purpose of Mental Disorders
Elven Psychology is written from a unique elven perspective about the present day human condition, which includes an exploration of the psyché of both normal folk and elfae. We explain in Elven Psychology why from a standard psychological point of view that believing you are an elf does not in itself constitute a disorder even in traditional psychology, and then we go much further and explore the disorders and psychological struggles that we observe in our modern society in both normal folk and elves/otherkin, along with the spiritual purposes of disorders and new perspectives for healing.

Silver Elves Books on Elven Philosophy

Through The Mists Of Faerie: A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven
Through The Mists Of Faerie is about High Elven Magic. Not the magic of chants and spells and ceremonies, of which we’ve already written quite a bit, but of the Quest to become like those kindred of ours who we, and others, call the Shining Ones.

The Elven Way: The Magical Path of the Shining Ones
“The Elven Way” describes the Mystical, Magical, Spiritual Path of the Elf folk and their connection to the Shining Ones, those supra-dimensional beings who are our guides, guardians, ancient kindred and the source of our enlightenment.

The Magical Elven Love Letters Volume 1, 2, & 3
These three books are filled with the letters written and circulated beginning in 1979 by the Silver Elves, to encourage elves to awaken to their Elfin nature, to be true to their individual destiny, and to embrace their starry heritage. They are filled with Elven Philosophy of Magic and they observe the world from the point of view of the Elves, which is often quite unique from how most people view and experience the world. You do not have to read volume 1 to enjoy volume 2 or 3, so be sure and visit all three book links on this page before making a selection.

Books of Correspondence Between The Silver Elves
and the Founders of The Elf Queen’s Daughters, four volumes
Each of these 4 books are a collection of letters with dominate themes of sorcery, the Manu, the Shinning One who is the inspiration for the evolution of humanity in this age, Esoteric Buddhisim, Elven magic and culture, Tolkien, the supra-dimensional and necromancy.

Liber Aelph: Words of Guidance from the Silver Elves to our Magical Children
Liber Aelph is a message from the Silver Elves to their magical children, grandchildren, children’s children’s children and those who come after, including their own s’elves in future lifetimes. It is a guideline for awakening elves to follow as they proceed into the future and the Age of Faerie to come.

Elf Magic Mail: Book 1,
The Original Letters of The Elf Queen’s Daughters With Commentary by The Silver Elves

This book is the first volume containing the original letters of the Elf Queen’s Daughters (EQD)—a Frasority of Elves founded in the 1970s—and were contributed by the founders of the EQD, Arwen and Elanor. The commentaries on each letter are written by the Silver Elves. We know you will enjoy reading these magical letters as much as we do and find the path of the Elven Way beautiful and enchanting.

Elf Magic Mail Book 2,
The Original Letters of The Elf Queen’s Daughters With Commentary by The Silver Elves

This book is the second volume containing the original letters of the Elf Queen’s Daughters (EQD)—a Frasority of Elves founded in the 1970s—and were contributed by the founders of the EQD, Arwen and Elanor. The commentaries on each letter are written by the Silver Elves. This is a particularly important book because it contains an image of the original drawing of the seven pointed elven star as first drawn and adopted by the founders of the EQD. Many of the letters are about the philosophy and meaning of the adoption of this star that has now been used world wide as the elven-faerie star.

Faerie Unfolding: The Cosmic Expression of the Divine Magic
It is an advanced book of elven philosophy concerning The Silver Elves’ views on the nature of the Divine and its expression and manifestation into the world as seen from those cultures that are most connected to and historically expressive of Elven Culture.

 

Silver Elves Books on Elven Language

Arvyndase (Silverspeech): A Short Course in the Magical Language of the Silver Elves
The Arvyndase language was created primarily to use with magic so elfin magicians, wizards, enchanters, sorcerers and other magic wielders could create and chant their spells in a magical language.

The Complete Dictionary of Arvyndase: The Elven Language of The Silver Elves
This is an English to Arvyndase, and Arvyndase to English dictionary for those who would like to use this language. There are over 30,000 words in the language of Arvyndase and in this dictionary, as Arvyndase is a complete language and may be both written and spoken as such.

The Book of Elf Names:
5,600 Elven Names to use for Magic, Game Playing, Inspiration, Naming One’s Self and One’s Child, and as Words in the Elven Language of the Silver Elves

In this book we present 5600 elf names (along with their pronounciation and English translation) from our Arvyndase language as inspiration for those who wish to create their own elven names .

 


Silver Elves Books on Elven Poetry and Fiction

Elven Silver: The Irreverent Faery Tales of Zardoa Silverstar
These are a collection of short stories by Zardoa Silverstar, one of the Silver Elves. You will find within this book a western, a detective story, parodies of popular movie and television characters, and re-imaginings of traditional fairy tales all told from an elven point of view in Zardoa’s wry irreverent pixie style.

Caressed By An Elfin Breeze: The Poems of Zardoa Silverstar 
A collection of poems and songs writen by Zardoa Silverstar over the past 35 years.

An Elven Game of Rhymes : Book Two of the Magical Poems of Zardoa Silverstar
This is book two of the poems of Zardoa Silverstar. Most of these poems in this current volume were inspired by the ancient Elven Poetry Game that Zardoa Silverstar created.

The Elves of Lyndarys: A Magical Tale of Modern Faerie Folk
The Elves of Lyndarys is an often humorous novel about a young man’s struggle to mature and develop himself, his magic and his identity as he encounters and explores the modern pagan and otherkin communities and happens to encounter real elves, slowly coming to realize as he does so that he may not be a man at all but one of the elven.

Silver Elves Books for Inspiration on Living the Elven Lifestyle

What An Elf Would Do: A Magical Guide to the Manners and Etiquette of the Faerie Folk
This book is a sly, often tongue in cheek view of how elves see and interact with the world of the Normal folk as well as with Otherkind of all sorts of kindred.

The Elf Folks’ Book of Cookery: Recipes For a Delighted Tongue, a Healthy Body and a Magical Life
Elf Quotes: A Collection of Over 1000 Ancient Elven Sayings and Wise Elfin Koans by the Silver Elves.

The Elves Say: A Collection of Over 1000 Ancient Elven Sayings and Wise Elfin Koans by The Silver Elves, Volume 2
This is the second book in the Elf Quotes Book Series, which contains The Silver Elves’ own original elfin koans, ancient elven sayings, and their other quotes of wisdom on the Elven Way.

The United States of Elfin: Imagining a More Elven Style of Government
What would an Elven government and society actually look like in our modern world? And how may we, in
seeking to go about creating such realms, do so.

The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path
A thorough and easy-to-read resource to explore the many questions people have asked the Silver Elves through the four decades they have have been living the Elven Way, questions about who the modern elves are and about the Elven Way or elven spiritual path — past, present and future.

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Elf Tribes: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin

March 20, 2019

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ELF TRIBES:
The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind
and Kin

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

ELF TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin is dedicated to tribes of the Elven, but we have also created a companion book FAERIE, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin. If you are of faerie, fae or otherkin, you may wish to check it out. And if you are interested in elves, fae and otherkin and in the phenomenon of the awakening in our modern times of the magical folk, you will surely enjoy reading both of these books and delighting in the many magical variations of tribes that are here among us.

Modern day elfae find it to be very important to have a strong magical narrative of their own in a world that often likes to tell you who you are and who you are not, and mostly quite inaccurately so. It is our hope that reading the over 150 magical narratives of elven tribes contained in Elf Tribes will inspire you, 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.

Over the last 30 years or so, we Silver Elves have given out over 6,000 elf names in our magical language Arvyndase to individuals who requested them. For years, many of the individuals who requested an elf name would also write to us and say that they felt that they were elven but didn’t know any more about their elven or fae 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, Otherkin Survey, as a means of eliciting the information that we needed from these individuals so we might create a narrative for them about their own magical 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 Elf Tribes are based upon the memories or intuitions and thus the responses we were given to the survey about those of elven nature. We would like to thank all the elves who participated in this survey, over 150, 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. These books contain only the narratives we have written for people filling out this survey and no personal names are associated with them in the publication. In fact, we do not keep people’s names, so your questionnaire is completely confidential.

You will find as you read through the many narratives in this book that the elves are beautifully varied in their magic, healing abilities, uses of stones and crystals and herbs for healing, art, lifestyle, ancient ways, governance, love of nature, relationship to mankind, preferences, symbols and skills. In putting the tribes and clans in categories, which is not easy concerning elves, we choose to use locales and environments they preferred as a means of doing so. So the book is divided into seven sections according to the basic regions that the elves indicated they each preferred to live in, which includes: the Mountain Elves, the Forest Elves, the Water Elves, the Trooping Elves (traveling between various regions), the Desert Elves, the Plains Elves, and the City Elves.

Perhaps, you will find your people as you read through this book, 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).

Below you will find the Table of Contents, followed by some examples of magical narratives of a few elf tribes in the book:

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Table of Contents:

Introduction:
The Evolution of the Survey or Questionnaire
The Posting of the Survey
The Survey Responses
The Elf Tribe Narratives

Section One. . . The Mountain Elves

Chapter 1: The Mountain Wood Elves

Chapter 2: The Mountain Waterfall Elves

Chapter 3: The Mountain Stream Elves

Chapter 4: The Mountain Valley Elves

Chapter 5: The Mountain Cave Elves

Chapter 6: The Hill and Mound Elves


Section Two . . . The Forest Elves

Chapter 7: The Forest Elves

Chapter 8: The Forest Snow Elves

Chapter 9: The Forest Valley Elves

Chapter 10: The Forest Edge Elves

Chapter 11: The Forest Ocean Elves

Chapter 12: The Forest Traveling Elves

Chapter 13: The Forest Lake Elves

Chapter 14: The Forest Meadow Elves


Section Three. . . The Water Elves

Chapter 15: The Water Elves

Chapter 16: The Ocean Elves

Chapter 17: The River Elves

Chapter 18: The Lake Elves


Section Four. . . Caravan Travelers, Trooping Elves

Chapter 19: Caravan Travelers, Trooping Elves


Section Five. . . The Desert Elves

Chapter 20: The Desert Elves


Section Six. . . The Plains Elves

Chapter 21: The Plains Elves


Section Seven. . . The City Elves

Chapter 22: The City Elves

 

Elf Tribes is found here on Amazon US and also on Amazon UK here. Also available to order through your local bookstores.

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Here below are some examples of magical narratives from Elf Tribes.

Excerpt From Chapter 3:

Mountain Stream Elves

     The Lynåthe (pronounced lynn – nah – thee) elves of the Idynåwae (eye – den – nah – way) tribe live in the high mountains near cascading streams among the redwoods and oaks. They are reckoned to be very high elves, highly attuned to the Shining Ones and fast evolving toward those higher, more subtle and more expansive realms of being. They are guided by a Queen and her counselors. They sometimes call her Star Opal or Lady Opal or sometimes Lady Starlight and it is said that a light shines from the center of her forehead like a star and that she is a Shining One manifest among them to guide them.

Theirs is a very serene realm. One often hears instrumental stringed music played there, as they pursue a variety of magics and arts. They are writers, diviners, and much else but, like all elves, they weave their magic in and through all that they do. They call this weaving starlight and those with second sight or elfin eyes can literally see the light of the stars radiating from the art they create or even the clothes/costumes that they make. Thus, like the Shining Ones, they radiate magic wherever they go. They are the living light of Elfin in motion.

Like most elves, they don’t worship gods, but they do honor all beings whomever they may be on whatever level of development and evolution they have reached thus far and they do their best to help and uplift them. As they say, “Everyone needs a bit of starlight in their lives.”

They are known to have a particular fondness for passion fruit, from which they have developed hybrids that can grow readily in the mountains and which are fleshier and even juicier than the typical passion fruit. They call their fruit Lover’s Kiss. They also have their own, very fragrant version of the Gardenia, which they call the Light of Love flower, because it is said that when soulmates come near the flower, it begins to glow. Of course, those who wish to know if they are indeed soulmates often visit these flowers together.

Despite living in the mountains, where it can get quite cold at times, they never wear fur. This due to their enlightened understanding of life and their appreciation for the life of all creatures who are all, to their minds, on the evolutionary path. Rather, they have developed very effective quilting that not only keeps them very warm but is quite beautifully decorated with embroidery, often of foxes, ravens or dragons in gold or silver thread, much in the fashion of the ancient Chinese, Koreans and Japanese. These too, of course, are woven with starlight.

From Chapter 4:

The Mountain Valley Elves

     The Nerdathyn (pronounced near – day – thin) elfae of the Sorynthele (soar – ren – thee [rhymes with fee] – lee) tribe organize thems’elves into packs and like to live in the woodland mountains, in hidden valleys when possible, where they pursue their various magical arts and in particular a quest for knowledge about all things. While they practice various forms of magic they are very wizardly and scientific in their quest for knowledge. Their world is very much like a college or university community. Each pack is usually dedicated to a particular field or study, although a basic liberal education, which is to say a general and wide understanding of all the fields of study is emphasized for all. The Nerdathyn say: all knowledge is power, and nothing learned is wasted. Also, it is commonly said among them that one should never pass up an opportunity to learn.

In many ways, theirs is a very serene world. Their villages are often filled with the sound of music coming from harps, cellos, pianos, and violins. The trees surrounding their realm have aeolian harps in them, so the winds and breezes play music as well. This is usually instrumental music since they are most often busy studying and lyrics would interrupt their concentration.

Theirs is a democratic society, however, they are an ancient people and there isn’t really much to vote upon. They each pursue their own intellectual and creative interests and are too busy to get involved in much else. They do have a basically positive view of mankind and do their best, when possible, to pass on books to them that they may find enlightening and uplifting.

They do ceremonial magic that revolves around spirits that are similar to or corollaries of various Celtic Deities. In fact, it is quite likely that some of the Celtic tribes got their idea of these demi-gods from these folk and may have learned many of the Druidic arts from them as well.

They possess two great magical treasures, which are really four, that they use in their shamanic practices. The first is the Hides of Changing. This is actually two hides, the skin of the bear and the wolf, which enables them to shapeshift into those beings for a time and roam around the forest. The second are the Feathers of Flying, one is a crow feather and the other a raven, which allows them to see through the eyes of these creatures and control their bodies for a while so they may go forth and observe at a distance. All these treasures were gifted to them by Nature and the Shining Ones.

From Chapter 7:

The Forest Elves

     The Nerdathyn (pronounced near – day – thin) elfae of the Sorynthele (soar – ren – thee [rhymes with fee] – lee) tribe organize thems’elves into packs and like to live in the woodland mountains, in hidden valleys when possible, where they pursue their various magical arts and in particular a quest for knowledge about all things. While they practice various forms of magic they are very wizardly and scientific in their quest for knowledge. Their world is very much like a college or university community. Each pack is usually dedicated to a particular field or study, although a basic liberal education, which is to say a general and wide understanding of all the fields of study is emphasized for all. The Nerdathyn say: all knowledge is power, and nothing learned is wasted. Also, it is commonly said among them that one should never pass up an opportunity to learn.

In many ways, theirs is a very serene world. Their villages are often filled with the sound of music coming from harps, cellos, pianos, and violins. The trees surrounding their realm have Aeolian harps in them, so the winds and breezes play music as well. This is usually instrumental music since they are most often busy studying and lyrics would interrupt their concentration.

Theirs is a democratic society, however, they are an ancient people and there isn’t really much to vote upon. They each pursue their own intellectual and creative interests and are too busy to get involved in much else. They do have a basically positive view of mankind and do their best, when possible, to pass on books to them that they may find enlightening and uplifting.

They do ceremonial magic that revolves around spirits that are similar to or corollaries of various Celtic Deities. In fact, it is quite likely that some of the Celtic tribes got their idea of these demi-gods from these folk and may have learned many of the Druidic arts from them as well.

They possess two great magical treasures, which are really four, that they use in their shamanic practices. The first is the Hides of Changing. This is actually two hides, the skin of the bear and the wolf, which enables them to shapeshift into those beings for a time and roam around the forest. The second are the Feathers of Flying, one is a crow feather and the other a raven, which allows them to see through the eyes of these creatures and control their bodies for a while so they may go forth and observe at a distance. All these treasures were gifted to them by Nature and the Shining Ones.

From Chapter 16:

The Ocean Elves

     The Brynweyn (pronounced brin – wee – in) elves of the Uldånta (yule – dahn – tah) folk are high elven who have dedicated their lives for ages to the reinvigoration and reseeding of planets and peoples that have suffered from natural disasters and just need a bit of help to get things going again. In that way, they are sort of Mother Theresa(s) of the Galaxies.

It is interesting to these elves that their society is essentially based upon volunteerism. They have no government, no authorities, they just spontaneously join together to work on a particular project of planetary rebuilding and reseeding and, of course, they join together to just be together for they delight, as most elves do, in each other’s company.

When a situation arises, those who are interested in helping out set out together to get the work done. Being very psychic as individuals, there is little that needs to be said among them. They just know instinctively what the others think and feel. And being very s’elf motivated, one will feel drawn to set forth and the others who are interested will join in, usually in a rather joyous way, for they take joy in what they do and are ever seeking to promote benevolent evolution for all that they encounter.

And in keeping with their basic anarchistic philosophy, they generally have little to do with the various demi-gods that exist in the Universe. They refer to them as Those Folks Down Stream, and think that these demi-gods are really too full of themselves, too hungry to be worshiped or obeyed (the dark ones) and are just too self-centered and often callous for the most part to be of any real value in The Work.

The Uldånta usually create sanctuaries near the ocean, often on mountain ledges overlooking the sea, and generally with waterfalls cascading down from their heights. Much like Rivendell in the Lord of the Rings if Rivendell was on a sea coast. Here they may retreat when they have completed a particular restoration project and rest and enjoy thems’elves until they feel called again. For though they are a very logical people, they hear the pleas of those who have faced disaster and feel a calling in their hearts that prompts them to go forth and do all that they can to help and heal. They are a deeply compassionate people.

Each one of them that participates in a particular project is usually granted a Heart Stone. These are of different colors and sometimes different minerals according to the project one worked on, rather like merit badges in a way, but merit badges that have real magical power linked to them. These stones might be made of Iolite, Ruby, Larimar or any number of other jewels, depending upon the metaphysical properties of the stone and they psychically link all those who used their powers and their magic together to make the world, or a part of the world or Universe, a better place for everyone. Thereafter, those who wear the same stones are ever psychically connected.

But they also have a magical treasure that they call the Sword of Creation, which they say was once wielded by a great legendary hero of their people called Dåntekyl (don – tee – kill), who used this shimmering sword first to cleave his people from the Darkness and thus create a realm of Light and Magic in the Universe. In other words, he, with his heroic comrades, according to the legends of the Uldånta, first created a separate place for elves and all those who wish to live in a better and more enlightened world. A place we call Elfin.

     The Onåle (pronounced oh – nah – lee) elves of the Lytalta (lit – tale – tah) clan usually live near the northern oceans. In fact, these are reindeer folk and are sometimes mistaken for the Sami people, or Laplanders, of Northern Sweden and Finland and sometimes northern Russia. They live in the forests near the arctic seas but also often wander the tundra and thus are associated with the various Eskimo tribes of that region.

They also have a close association with the arctic foxes. In fact, you will often find that these foxes live with them and travel with them as familiars. Thus, they feel a very close kinship to the kitsune fox shape shifters, as well. Sometimes people refer to them as the Fox Elves, or the White Fox Elves, and this is surely okay with them.

They don’t practice much in the way of body modification but some of them will have tattoos, usually of foxes, bears, reindeer, or trees, and sometimes a crescent moon. In fact, their flag shows a white crescent moon upon a purple background with ivy climbing up the sides, although some of them have the image of moss and others of lichen instead of ivy, depending on their particular pack, for these folks mostly go about in packs. Tribal gatherings are somewhat rare and usually only happen once or twice a year when the weather allows it.

Because of the pack orientation and the fact that some of them live and travel alone, they don’t have much in the way of government. Although, in certain ways, the foundation of their government, like many modern societies, is based upon barter. They work out everything by trading for this or that. It is essentially a compromise system that seems to work well for them. And if you happen to be one who doesn’t agree with some decision, you can always go off on your own. After all, these are a very hardy people and very independent.

While they are now Earth born, their myths tell them that they originally came from another star system or another dimension. They are not really sure which, but they have adapted and acclimated here quite well although, for the most part, they avoid most of Mankind and the normal world, and yet they do go into cities from time to time to trade for those things that they need. They just don’t like staying in cities for very long. The old saying: It’s a nice place to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there, may have originated from these folks.

As far as magic goes, they are still elven shamanic druidic water witches. The word shaman comes from the Tundra Eskimo peoples, and these elves still practice these ancient techniques for magical transformation and transmutation. One of the reasons they like living in the northern climes is that they draw down the moon magic into the water in the form of ice and snow, then they shape the ice or snow into an image of what they desire. When spring comes and the ice melts their wishes come true.

Also, you will likely see ice statues in their realms. For while other folk make statues of stone or other solid material, these folk have ever carved in ice and while their art doesn’t always last, they are continually creating new art to decorate their environment. Thus, their world is ever transforming and becoming new.

And please, when you come to our website do enjoy reading sample pages and reader’s reviews of all our 40+ books (published prior to March 2019) on magic and enchantment and the elven way at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html. You may also wish to visit our page here on this blog site where we have listed all the newest Silver Elves books beginning March, 2019, and look for new updated listings of books as the months and years roll on.

Kyela,
The Silver Elves

“The true panacea for all ills is Elfin.
It heals us, it loves us, it makes us anew,
filled with the spirit of all magic true.”

—The Silver Elves

If you enjoyed this post on our new release Elf Tribes, you may also wish to read about our companion book:  FAERIE, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin.

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Faerie, Fae and Otherkin Tribes: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin

March 20, 2019

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Faerie, Fae and Otherkin Tribes:
The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin

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

FAERIE, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES:The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin by The Silver Elves is dedicated to tribes of the faeries, fae that are faerie blends, otherkin, otherworldlies, and miscellaneous assorted fae, but we have also created a companion book that has the elven tribes in it. So if you are of elven kind, you may wish to also check out ELF TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind, Kin and Tribe.

In these modern times we now abide, it is most important that the 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 Faerie, Fae and Otherkin 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.

Over the last 30 years or so, we Silver Elves have given out over 6,000 elf names in our magical language Arvyndase to individuals who requested them. For years, many of the individuals who requested an elf name would also write to us and say that they felt that they were elven but didn’t know any more about their elven or fae 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, Otherkin Survey, as a means of eliciting the information that we needed from these individuals so we might create a narrative for them about their own magical 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 over 150 magical narratives we created and that compose Faerie, Fae and Otherkin Tribes are based upon the memories or intuitions and thus the responses we were given to the survey about those of faerie, fae and otherkin 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. This book, as well as Elf Tribes, contain only the narratives we have written for people filling out this questionnaire and no personal names are associated with them in the publication. In fact, we do not keep people’s names, so your questionnaire is completely confidential.

The book is divided into two main sections, the first section being tribes of faerie and of fae that are faerie blends; and the second section being tribes of a variety of otherkin, otherworldlies, and various assorted other fae. In putting the tribes and clans in categories, we choose to use preferred locales and environments indicated by the faerie and faerie blends. However, the second part of this book featuring otherkin, otherworldlies and various assorted other fae, just had too many diverse types (over 25) to categorize them by environment, and so we divided these by basic kin type, for example: Devas (Angels), Valkyries, Shining Ones and similar types together, or Dragons, Brownies, Pixies, or Shapeshifters, each in their own categories. Even then, there are many mixed peoples both for the fae and for otherkin of the various types. We did our best to choose the most prominent feature of their being to assign them to a particular chapter.

You will find as you read through the many narratives in this book that the faerie, fae and otherkin are varied in their magic, healing abilities, uses of stones and crystals and herbs for healing, art, lifestyle, ancient ways, governance, love of nature, relationship to mankind, preferences, symbols, and overall skills.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Evolution of the Survey or Questionnaire
The Posting of the Survey
The Survey Responses
The Faerie, Fae and Otherkin Tribe Narratives

 

Section One. . .
Tribes of the Faeries and Fae that are Faerie Blends

Chapter 1: The Mountain Faeries and Faerie Blends

Chapter 2: The Waterfall Faeries and Fae

Chapter Three: The Mountain Cave Faeries
and Faerie Blends

Chapter 4: The Mountain Foothills Faeries and Fae

Chapter 5: The Island Faeries and Faerie Blends

Chapter 6: The Ocean Faeries and Faerie Blends

Chapter 7: The River, Lake and Lagoon
Faeries and Faerie Blends

Chapter 8: The Forest Faeries and Fae

Chapter 9: The Forest Edge Faeries
and Faerie Blends

Chapter 10: The Forest Ocean Faeries
and Faerie Blends

Chapter 11: The Traveler Faeries and Fae

Chapter 12: The Meadows Faeries

Chapter 13: The Hills and Fields Faeries

 

Section Two. . .
The Tribes of the Otherkin, Otherworldlies, and Miscellaneous Assorted
Fae

Chapter 14: The Others

Chapter 15: Witch Kind

Chapter 16: Ranger Kind

Chapter 17: Vampyrs, Vampires

Chapter 18: Fauns and Dryads

Chapter 19: Selkie and Mer-folk

Chapter 20: Trolls

Chapter 21: Dragons

Chapter 22: Pixies

Chapter 23: Brownies

Chapter 24: Kitsunes

Chapter 25: Valkyries, Devas, the Shining Ones,
Deity Kin, and the Vanir

Chapter 26: Dwarves

Chapter 27: Kobolds

Chapter 28: Gnomes

Chapter 29: Shifters

Chapter 30: Pwccas or Puccas or Bwccas or Phookas

Chapter 31: Nixies

Chapter 32: MerDragons, Sea Dragons

Chapter 33: Sprites

Chapter 34: Robot Kin

Chapter 35: Unicorns

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Sample Narratives from Faerie, Fae and Otherkin Tribes:
Here for you to enjoy reading are a few examples from the 150+ kin type narratives found in Faerie, Fae and Otherkin Tribes.

Excerpts from Section 1: Tribes of the Faeries and Fae that are Faerie Blends

From Chapter 1:

     The Loråleyndre (pronounced lore – ah – lee – in – dree) faeries of the Edornae (E – door – nae) tribe are healers and herbalists who practice the elven witching arts in the high mountains. Sometimes, people may hear their music echoing down the hillsides, but because of these echoes, one can never tell exactly where exactly the music is coming from. This fills one with a sense of mystery and awe and magic. Strange music coming at one from every direction through the mountain mists. It is hard not to be awed and inspired.

Theirs is a democratic society. They elect individuals to discuss whatever the current issues may be and work out a solution or a number of alternatives that they present to their people who then decide on what is best to be done. They are a very pleasant and happy people so there is little argument among them. Doing what will bring everyone happiness as much as possible seems to them to be the wisest and most healing course to pursue in every situation. Thus, their relationship with normal folk in the world of Man is also one of endeavoring to help, heal and enlighten as best that they are able.

Curiously, besides their work as healers and herbalists, and whatever day to day magics may demand their attention, these folk are Master fencers. Some say they are the greatest swords-elves in the world. It is surely true that they are like dancers with a rapier, moving so swiftly and elegantly that they can cut a button off someone’s shirt without touching the rest of the material or the individual noticing anything but what feels like a mild breeze as the fencer passes by. It is said that they practice daily. Often in large groups like they were doing Tai Chi only with fencing foils.

Spiritually, they tend to be animists. Seeing the Divine Magic as it manifests in all things, particularly as it manifests in Nature. They know that they are ever surrounded by the spirits of the Earth, and particularly in the mountains they feel the primal energy of the crystal and rock spirits, the ancient trolls, giants and other beings that compose the mountains.

They also seem to have a love of trinkets, charm bracelets and even knick-knacks, which they energize with magic. Their homes are filled with these, and they also wear some of them around. These items, once they’ve been energized, become like magical batteries; therefore, the Edornae always have extra magic, if needed, all about them or on their person if traveling. It is said that their very being and certainly their realm hums and vibrates with the power of these trinkets.

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The Obaryn (pronounced oh – bare – ren) fae of the Morwynfe (more – win – fee) tribe are faerie folk of dragon lineage. At some point in the past, their ancestors, or some of them at least, were dragon folk who found the world inhospitable to their kin and decided to manifest in more humanoid form and in doing so began relationships with faerie folk. This is not an uncommon problem for beings who existed in the second age who are now seen primarily as mythological. Surely unicorns, satyrs, centaurs and others have faced the same issue due to the intransigence and prejudice of many of mankind who not only viewed some of them as a danger but hunted others just for sport. This supposed sport still occurs today with people hunting elephants, giraffes and other beings just for a trophy or the “thrill” of killing a creature at a distance using a high-powered rifle. A very curious behavior from an elfae point of view.

These fae generally live in the wooded mountains, a reminder, we suppose, of their dragon heritage. They are good folk who apply their magical talents mostly to healing and divination and herbal witchery, casting spells to help and enlighten mankind in general and more particularly those they may encounter. Many a hiker has unknowingly come upon them to leave the wilderness feeling refreshed, revived and filled with life energy.

They have a tribal democracy, voting on everything that is important to them and all that which concerns the general welfare. At the same time, personal rights and minority opinions are both protected and valued, for these are a very creative folk, well, most fae are, and know that eccentricity is often a key to creativity and innovation.

Living their lives as lovingly as possible, they know that they are treading the path that the Divine Magic, which permeates all things, reveals to them in their hearts, and is guiding them toward ever greater fulfillment of their individual and collective beings. They are becoming Shining Ones, radiating light everywhere they go and in everything that they do.

They don’t have a flag or banner for their people, however, they each carry a stone, usually of garnet that has been enchanted with power and which links them all together, so that even if they should find thems’elves alone in the world, they can call on the power of all their people through the evocation of the stone. They say that each of the stones is the One Stone, which is to say that mystically there is only one stone that is manifesting as many stones, which also accords with their view of the universe and creation. The stone that each one carries is therefore The One Stone that is Many.

 

From Chapter 8:

The Forest Faeries

The Nironyn (pronounced nigh – row – nin) fae of the Karyndere (care – ren – dear – re) tribe are faeries who prefer to live in the deep rain forests. According to their own myths, they were created by Unicorns. Two unicorns were frolicking under cherry blossom trees and the mystical radiance of their love turned the flowers into faeries. Thus, the Karyndere feel very close to unicorns and quite a few of them wear unicorn horns on their heads as a sort of magical, mystical style and fashion statement. Plus, some say that they can shapeshift into unicorns or that they are unicorns who shapeshifted into faerie form as the world became rather hostile to their existence (see Lord Dunsany’s The King of Elfland’s Daughter).

As far as anyone can tell, they don’t seem to have any recognizable form of government. They are, however, very family oriented and all decisions both large and small are made by the family unit keeping the needs of all its members in mind when doing so. In fact, they don’t call their tribe a tribe or a clan, at all, but a family.

They are avid herbalists and healers and, in their way, very excellent gardeners. Although, the gardens they nurture are the plants of the great rain forests and not gardens as one might find behind a suburban home or even outside a country cottage. They nurture, nourish and propagate the mystical and magical healing plants of the forest, letting them grow more or less wild, with their assistance.

These folks are the stewards of a magical treasure called the Crystal Staff. It is, actually, a magic wand of sorts, made of crystal that they say formed from a petrified unicorn horn. Whatever it touches, grows abundantly. If they insert it into the soil, the area around becomes fertile and rich. If they touch a plant or a tree with it, it will grow to an enormous size, blossom for ages, and live much longer than others of its kind tend to do. It can even be used to revive a sickly or frail child. This wand is passed from family to family, each taking care of it for a time and, thus each helping a particular region of the forest to grow and prosper.

They don’t have a flag or a banner, being as it is in the rainforest where such things would just be like a billboard in the midst of a beautiful landscape, but these fae have developed a black rose, which doesn’t otherwise exist in nature, and which grows up around the walls of their homes, and this denotes their people in the same way a flag or symbol might.

You might presume that these are rather sedate fae, and surely, they can be so at times, but they also listen to the faerie equivalent of heavy metal music and dance away the night until the sun’s light begins to filter through the treetops, spinning round and round the faerie circle in wild delight.

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Excerpts from Section 2:

Here is an example of one of the merfolk from Chapter 19:

Selkie and Merfolk

The Marynfele (pronounced mare – ren – fee – lee) fae of the Casånatha (cass – sah – nah – thah) family are mer-persons of a selkie variety, which is to say that like selkies they live both in the sea as merfolk and upon the sea coast at times in humanoid fae form. However, instead of shapeshifting into seal form as selkies tend to do, these merfolk change into a sort of unicorn dolphin, although most folk that happen to see them in this appearance soon convince thems’elves that what they saw was a swordfish. But then, that is part of the glamor that has been cast upon normal folk in order to protect the fae of various sorts from having men hunt them down as they did to the land unicorns ages ago until they were extinct in that form.

The Marynfele have a Queen whom they view as a Goddess of the Sea and a wife and consort to Manannán mac Lir, the Celtic sea lord. They sometimes refer to her as the Lady of the Waters or sometimes She Who Flows. She has the power to heal any of their kind once they are in Uni-dolphin form, which is to say, once they are in the sea.

Unlike Selkies, who shed their sealskins and become humanoid, the Marynfele merely move in and out of the sea and this causes their transformation. To take a swim in saltwater initiates this change to mer life, while having the sea dry from them, shifts them in the other direction. This is both convenient and inconvenient for them. Unlike selkies there is no shed skin or pelt that can be stolen to imprison them on land. On the other hand, they can’t go swimming at the beach with normal folk. But then, they prefer to avoid the normal folk, anyway.

Their horn, however, does fall off when they come to the land, although unlike sealskins, it can’t be used to control them, and it usually dries and shirks in the sun, so that it appears to be a unicorn horn-like sea shell. If you have one of these, you could, as popular lore suggests, put it to your ear and hear the sea waves. But more importantly, if you whisper into it, the Marynfele will hear you. Well, not exactly hear you, but feel your call and gravitate in your direction.

While on land, they honor the four sacred magical treasures of the Tuathe de Danaan, but in the sea they have their own magical treasure, which is the Treasure Chest of the Ocean. In it is contained every precious and valuable thing that has ever fallen or been lost or thrown into the ocean, and this they can take from in order to support thems’elves on land. Thus, in reality, they are very wealthy folk for the sea is rich in treasures and they collect them all.

 

Here is example of two of the 15 dragon tribes in the book:

From Chapter 21:

Dragons

The Ymbotae (pronounced M – bow – tay) folk of the Forlåfyn (for – lah – fin) tribe are inter-dimensional dragon people who live throughout various galaxies, but the Ymbotae particularly came to Earth ages ago and settled here upon the plains and savannas of the African continent. However, when we say settled we don’t mean to indicate that they set down roots in one place and stayed there, for they are travelers, nomads who wander here and there across the plains and back again in a seemingly never-ending peregrination. (Check out the 1986 movie Nomads starring Pierce Brosnan.)

In some ways, they are related to the lizard folk, being dragons that so occupy the paranoid conspiracy theories of those who think the lizard people seek to take over the world. They are distantly related to those folks, who do seek to control the world, however, the Ymbotae have ever sought to help and enlighten mankind when, in fact, they bother to interact with them, which is really not much. Mostly, they pursue their own interests, which are mainly of an esoteric and exoteric academic vein. They seek knowledge and spend most of their time studying Nature, the stars and everything else they encounter or whatever interests them. How long they will stay upon the Earth is not known, but since mankind seems determined to destroy it, it is quite possible they will migrate elsewhere in the next hundred years.

In appearance, in order to fit in here, they appear to be just another ancient African tribal group. However, there is a certain spotted-ness to their skin that reminds one of the spots on leopards but is really an effect of their dragon scales showing through. So, some folks refer to them as the leopard people. But their totem, in fact, is not the leopard but the African golden wolf. If they had a banner, which they do not, it would probably bear its image. As it is, they have these beings as companions, as some folks have dogs or cats, and also have small statues of them that they carry from place to place and sometimes erect and leave on the trail behind them as a sort of signpost for others of their kind.

They have no rulers, being in their minds each independent and powerful beings, each a great dragon, but organize thems’elves and make decisions via consensus. Those who don’t agree are free to travel elsewhere for a while, if they choose, which is, in part, why they erect those statues behind them so they can always find each other if they need or desire to do so. The way the wolf is facing is the direction they have gone.

The fact that they live by consensus is also why they are not part of a conspiracy to take over the world, but they believe in freedom, particularly the freedom to pursue one’s own creative and intellectual pursuits nearly above all things.

 

     The Karåvor (pronounced care – rah – vour) dragons of the Hyndaryth (hen – dare – rith) tribe used their spells to shift into vampires once the dragon form became too difficult to maintain on this planet. They actually think of thems’elves as a sort of phoenix dragon since they utilized a process of internal combustion and magic to render their dragon bodies down to ashes and rise again in fae vampire form.

These folks, like many dragon-kind, tend to be loners for the most part, and yet they have a Queen who they elect from among their people to organize and guide their society overall. They sometimes refer to her as the River Queen, both because she is/was a water dragon, as most of them in this tribe are, but also because these folk tend to live along rivers from the mountains down to the ocean. Some call her the Shining Water.

One might think that these folk are Unseelie Fae, but that is not actually the case. They are dedicated healers and cast spells and use witchcraft to help and uplift mankind and the world, despite the fact that man drove them to near extinction. Which, you might agree, is a very enlightened outlook, all things considered. And yet, they are very reticent and shy of normal folk and only reveal their true natures to those whom they perceive are open minded enough to accept them.

Most of them don’t drink blood. They don’t need to do so. They absorb energy from the environment around them, of which there is plenty, just as man breathes oxygen created through a symbiotic relationship with the trees. They particularly use osmosis to obtain energy from the rivers and the ocean. The constant motion of the water creates free energy and can easily be obtained by those who know what they are doing. As the Hyndaryth say, you don’t need to force what is given freely.

They don’t have a flag or banner to represent them, but most of them wear an amulet, talisman or necklace that has a dragon on it. Some few, wear a phoenix amulet, but they are related to another clan. Some, with a modern artistic flair, wear dragon amulets that are more impressionistic than realistic in form. Rather like looking at a cloud that appears to be a dragon.

They don’t have a common religious doctrine that they follow, but they do believe in a race of powerful beings who are essentially god-like and who have tremendous abilities, especially the power to shift and shape the Universe. They see these as sort of the distant managers of Nature’s Magic who have little to do with the day-to-day goings on here or any other particular planet, although they could if they so desired. Mostly, they go about their own business, which is what these dragon folk do as well.

 

From Chapter 24:

An example of one of the shifter tribes in this book:

Shifters

     The Piniarve (pronounced pie – nigh – air – vee) fae of the Varikofyn (vair – rye – co -fin) tribe are shapeshifters or Skin Changers as they tend to call thems’elves. They originally came to Earth from other constellations ages ago as lizard or reptilian people but found by the time of the Lemurian civilization that their reptilian form did not give them quite the acceptance they were looking for and needed at that time. Thus, they shed their skins and became rather like those around them. Thus, these elfae others can and have manifested as elves, faeries, werewolves and in many other forms and have family relationships with a variety of otherkin. While they are not related to everyone, they have vast family connections and can quite easily call most elfae kinds their cousins. These days, of course, they mostly manifest in humanoid forms.

This wide variety of forms also applies to their living habits. While they will travel some, they are mostly not constant travelers but none-the-less are to be found in the mountains, in the forests, the deserts, living near and on the sea and almost any place upon the Earth, although wherever they are, they do like to be near water.

Their society is based upon consensus decision making and they, as a group, get along very well. They practice many forms of magic, but healing and herbology is prominent among them. Their relationship to Mankind and the normal world is basically positive in a cautious sort of way. Their idea of getting revenge upon Mankind for all they have suffered at their hands is subjecting Men to reality, the facts, and the methods and modes of sudden enlightenment. The Varikofyn love the look of wonder, surprise and awe upon Men’s faces when they realize there is much more to the world than they ever allowed themselves to imagine.

The Piniarve often wear tattoos. The images of black panthers, bees, owls, and sometimes even drums are popular among them. They also practice scarification so sometimes these images have been carved upon their skin, or appear to be, for being Skin Changers they can make tattoos appear or disappear at will.

They also will wear fur, but only that which has been obtained from some animal that was ‘road kill.’ As they clean the pelt from the dead body, they evoke spells of guidance to help the creature move successfully to a new and better life. Thus, in their minds, wearing fur is a way of honoring the animals whose fur they have inherited. Also, they believe that they wouldn’t have come across the animal if the Divine hadn’t meant them to help its spirit onward to a new life. The fur they take is, to their minds, like the coins that were given to the boatman to ferry (faery) souls across the river Stix into the underworld in ancient myths.

While they don’t believe in gods in a dogmatic religious way, they do see the myths of gods and goddesses as practical tools for educating children about the values and principles of life. They are essentially animists as a group and see life and the Divine manifested in all things. Everything has a spirit. Everything is a person of some sort or other, or if they are like the Piniarve, of many sorts.

As a people the Piniarve greatly value the healing arts used wisely. And they are, for the most part, a very healthy folk for being able to alter one’s body at will also means one is able to heal at will, as well. If they get sick, they simple transform to a healthier form.

But they are also a very romantic people. They have great stories of love and romance, usually between different types of people such as a dark elf and a light faerie, or a dwarf and a centaur and so forth, where social barriers often stand in the way of their union but their love overcomes all obstacles.

 

An example of an otherworldly from Chapter 25:

Valkyries, Devas, the Shining Ones, Deity Kin, and the Vanir

The Karyldarva (pronounced care – rill – dare – vah) fae of the Tomaåbatha (toe – may – ah – bay thah) Order are initiate Shining Ones in training (as Shining Ones always are) sent to Earth to promote healing, tolerance and to stifle as much as possible the urge toward war as a means of conflict resolution and material advancement, which seems so popular on Earth. They are not allowed to directly interfere with those who are oriented to such activities, but they have the power to heal those who come to them for help and healing the physical body is often a spiritual healing one as well.

The Tomaåbatha, like all Shining Ones, no longer have individual tribes but have vowed to join with others of their Order to fulfill the work of healing as revealed to them by the most advanced members of their kind who speak to them through dreams. Each morning they get up and share their dreams with each other and thus determine the direction they will proceed in for the day and the tasks that need to be fulfilled.

This Dream Sharing also constitutes their social structure and their government. All decisions are made in the light of their dreaming. Thus, they are sometimes referred to as the Dream Weavers and other times the Dream Healers, for they can also enter into other people’s dreams to heal their etheric bodies and their bodies of light in a shamanic fashion.

Upon the Earth, they like to have the centers for their Order in treehouses upon the edge of the forest. Here they can retreat and renew thems’elves if needed, but it also allows them easy access to nearby towns so they may conduct their healing work, which is their principle specialty as Shining Ones. Rather like doctors, Shining Ones often have specialized areas of expertise, although also like doctors, they get a general education as well. Of course, not all Shining Ones are healers, some are here to set things straight in a more radical fashion. We might think of them as surgeons.

The Karyldarva have a crest for their society, which shows two black unicorns rearing up with a golden dragon sitting between them. Above them is an infinity symbol with a heart interwoven through it. Beneath them are the words: Healing is Eternal, written in Angelic Script by an arrangement of daisies upon a vine. All this on a white background. The golden dragon symbolizes both knowledge and power but the unicorns on either side denote the need to limit power and use it well. The fact that the unicorns are black suggests that while they symbolize innocence, they are not naive.

While, as we say, this is their crest, you will usually only see it if you visit one of their healing centers and sanctuaries. For their own part, when they are out in the world pursuing the work of the order, individual practitioners often visualize this crest and, in doing so, are connected to the center of the order and may heal and renew thems’elves thereby.

While these Shining Ones will use their own dream healing to help people, they also learn and use other modes of healing such as Reiki, Qigong and various herbal remedies. In fact, you might say that they study every form of healing and medical practice there is upon the Earth and among the stars, and some of them will even study traditional medicine, although alternative methodologies and non-invasive procedures are greatly preferred. They know that the true source of healing is in the realms of the spirit.

Thus, first they heal the spirit, and from that the mind, the emotions and so forth. And yet, it is true as well that some folks are so clogged, you might say, that you have to start with their physical forms to even begin to touch and affect their spirits. Still, the Universe is a connected whole and each part is linked to every other.

Being a practical people, their devotion is to healing and they don’t really care where they have to start to bring about greater wellness, yet they are well aware that the spiritual realm is the true realm and thus affecting it as directly as possible is ever their goal. Otherwise, everything just takes longer to heal.

 

And from the many dwarf tribes we share one from Chapter 26:

Dwarves

     The Garynvar (pronounced gayr – ren – vair) dwarves of the Valyndor (vay – lynn – door) tribe are very unusually dwarven folk, very advanced in their spirituality and their view of life. They live in the mountains, as dwarves are prone to do, often in caves, and usually near waterfalls or underground waterways, which is all very dwarven but, unlike most dwarven folk, they don’t believe in mining the Earth. Rather, they are of the opinion that crystals, jewels and gems should be left right where they are, to live their own energetic and vibrational lives in peace and without interference. To these dwarves, digging up a crystal is like stealing a child from its family.

This is not to say that they don’t appreciate crystals and gems, in fact, their caves often have such gems glowing from the walls, it is just that they leave them to be, communicate with them through their magic, use them for healing and shamanism without removing them from, what these dwarves view as, the crystals’ home. In their opinion, everyone should be left alone to pursue their own lives as best they may and this includes the rock folk, who are, after all, related to trolls.

Thus, it should be no surprise that their society is basically one of mutual agreement and association. They don’t have a government of any sort; they just hang out together because of shared beliefs and a commonly held outlook about the essentials of life and the best way to live it and approach it. While their view of Mankind is basically benevolent, and their attitude toward all others is for the most part a will to help and heal, they are a reticent folk and the majority of them keep to themselves, away from others, and mind their own business, which they feel would be a good policy for all folk in the world to follow.

They don’t have a flag, rather they feel their shared unity very strongly and are of a mind that no flag or banner is a substitute for their genuine love of each other and their determination to be together as a people. They do, however, have four magical objects that they consider to be representative of their magic.

The first is an owl feather, that they call the Feather of Prophecy. They say that if one is lost and lets an owl feather fall to the ground it will point in the direction one should go.

The second is the Pebble of Time, which represents the refinement of an individual’s spirit through time and experience. Each of these folk carry such a pebble, which they use to ground and stabilize themselves when they are feeling confused or very emotional.

The third is the Candle of Possibilities. A candle can be used to guide one through the darkness, but unlit it bears the possibility of encountering the unknown and revealing its nature, thus this candle indicates that science and exploration are a key to discovery. At the same time, it is their version of the expression ‘Expect the Unexpected’ and would also be associated with the concept of Occam’s Razor that cautions one against making too many assumptions upon too little data.

And the fourth and final magical object is the Sigil of Connection. If they had a flag or banner, this dwarven rune symbol could be it, however, none but they know which rune it is. Perhaps, it is the runes overall. What is known is that they use these sigils in communication with the spirits to seek their help and guidance and nearly every dwarf of this tribe carries a pouch of these rune sigils.

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think of aboriginal peoples around the world
in their most spiritual and magical manifestation.
Beat the drum and dance.
Shake your rattle and chant.
Elfin is all about us. Look and see.
Can you see the ancient fires burning?”
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March 1, 2019
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“If people are most comfortable thinking we are roleplaying or cosplaying elves, that’s okay with us. We elves are not the type of people to push individuals any further than they are comfortable. We are enchanters. We don’t go with the Force, we sway with the Dance. We don’t coerce and compel, we entice and charm. We know that when they are truly ready to see the truth, they will let us know. In the meantime, we will joyfully continue in being perceived as roleplaying, and enjoy pretending that we are pretending to be elves.”

      How do we Silver Elves deal with people who think we are roleplaying being elves?  We really don’t mind. Generally, we let people think what they want about us. It’s usually easier to let them have their preconceptions, prejudices and unwarranted assumptions than it is to attempt to enlighten them about things that really won’t make much difference in their lives, except for the fact that they would be more enlightened and more aware of the truth of our nature and reality in general. But that can be frightening for them. And we elves really aren’t here to scare people, at least, most of the time, we’re not.

     And in fact, elves in particular and perhaps faeries and others also, often do enjoy ‘roleplaying’ as elves or others even though we are elves. It is certainly possible that elves may role play other beings as well. In fact, in our experience most folks that do role play and cosplay and such, usually have at least a bit of fae in their souls.

     We have found that orcs, goblins and such, and especially ‘real men,’ tend to look down upon those who do cosplay or roleplay. They take themselves far too seriously for that and scorn others who do not. Which is not to say that there aren’t those who might cosplay orcs or goblins, or that there aren’t any orcs, goblins, grimlins who do cosplay, although grimlins would surely be the least likely to do so. ‘Serious’ doesn’t begin to describe the way these grimlins take themselves. Fanatical barely scratches the surface.

     And surely elves might cosplay orcs or goblins. When elves saw the goblins in the Mines of Moria in the Fellowship of the Ring movie, we couldn’t help think what lovely creatures they actually were, if it was not for the fact that they were so hostile and under the sway of Wicked Magic. We thought, as we elves often do, if they were just nice folks we could be quite good friends really. It is only their hostility to us and their ignorant, mindless and persistent destruction of the environment that keeps us from embracing them.

     Traditionally, it is said that we elven folk and our fae cousins are indeed rather playful folk and that is surely true in its way. Like most things about the elven, however, it is a provisional truth, a partial truth and contains its opposite as well, because we can be quite serious folk and we are surely seriously intent upon spreading our magic into the world and manifesting Elfin upon the Earth once more for the betterment of all. And not a moment too soon either.

     There might be those among us who therefore are dismayed that so many folks ridicule our elfin being, individuals who view us and really think they are quite right in their scorn, without a moment’s thought about how rude and ignorant they are being. The idea that there may actually be elves in the world or that we might really be elves, is something that they simply cannot allow themselves to contemplate. The truth is that they are afraid, as so many folks are, of social ridicule and rejection and while we elves are not fond of those things either, we prefer the freedom to be ours’elves to the limitation of social conformity.

     At the same time, we know from long experience that ridicule is just part of the behavioral propensity at this point of the evolutionary stage of many humans. They sometimes kill people for being different than they, for being a gay or transsexual person or a different race, for thinking differently than they do, believing differently, even for looking differently. So, when we find individuals who simply are unable to accept that the identity we have chosen to manifest within in this world is one that they don’t believe even exists, we simply leave ‘sleeping dogs lie,’ as the saying goes. Or as we elves might say, don’t stir rabid dogs.

     If people are most comfortable thinking we are roleplaying or cosplaying elves, that’s okay with us. We elves are not the type of people to push individuals any further than they are comfortable. We are enchanters. We don’t go with the Force, we sway with the Dance. We don’t coerce and compel, we entice and charm. We know that when they are truly ready to see the truth, they will let us know. In the meantime, we will joyfully continue in being perceived as roleplaying, and enjoy pretending that we are pretending to be elves.

     We elves love cosplay, although we don’t tend to mimic characters so much as create our own. In that way we are rather like Tauriel who wasn’t written about in The Hobbit but implied. Our characters are implied by the nature of Elfin.

Fost Tae Lodver (Touch the truth),
The Silver Elves
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“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.” —from Elf Quotes by The Silver Elves

If you enjoyed this article, then you will surely enjoy reading our two elf quotes books filled with ancient elven sayings and wise elven koans:

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

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

More Elf Quotes by The Silver Elves

“People sometimes tell us they don’t believe we are elves. We smile and think: then why are they arguing with us?” from Elf Quotes

“Worry is an attempt to unravel a Knot by pulling it tighter.” —Old Elven Saying. . . . from Elf Quotes

“Most folks think of stepping into Elfin as a material experience, like visiting another country. But really, it is more of a perceptual event. Rather like being high or intoxicated. The world around you hasn’t changed physically but your perception of it has revealed a whole new dimension of wonder.” —from The Elves Say

“As soon as we arrive in Elfin, we find our true s’elves have always been there, awaiting us.” —from The Elves Say

“Elfin stands like a beacon, calling the kindred home, in the midst of a raging sea.” —from The Elves Say

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

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

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

Elven Life and Magic
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Elvish Magical Chat
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The Faerie Circle
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Devayana: Buddhism, Vedic, & Asian Spirituality for Elves and Fae https://www.facebook.com/groups/devayana

The Elven Way and Friends
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Feasting With the Elves (sharing elven recipes)
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United Otherkin Alliance
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Also, if you have not yet done so, please enjoy viewing an hour long YouTube video of The Silver Elves (Zardoa and Silver Flame) in a conversational presentation on The Modern Elven Movement and The Elven Way at Phoenix and Dragon Bookstore in Atlanta, GA, held a year ago on March 2018. This is the only time to date that these elves have been publicly filmed, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0sv3OHkjRw 

We Silver Elves are happy to announce the publication of another of our original Elven divination systems that we have created to be used by Elfae and all other interested diviners:
STICKS AND STONES, FEATHERS,CHARMS AND BONES:
An Original Oracle of the Elfin Peoples of the Ancient Future.

This oracle uses thesticksandstonescover Sacred Magical Treasures of The Silver Elves as a base. There are ten of these Sacred Magical Treasures of The Silver Elves in all: The Orb of Healing, The Wand of Wishing, The Coin of the Realm, The Feather of Truth Telling, The Magic Mirror of Reflection, The Sack of Giving, The Philtre of True Love, The Phial of Eternal Youth, The Elf Horns of Calling and the The Torch of the Eternal Silver Flame.

You may ask of the oracle to give you a general reading of what is to come in your life, in which case you will use all the tokens. Or you may wish to ask a very specific question, like, “What is my power in this situation?” In which case, you may wish to only use the Personal Charm. Or you may ask, “In what fashion will the spirits help me?” and then the Otherworldly Charm might be best. Or if you want to know what is behind the situation, what karma or fate has brought you to this circumstance, then the Small Stone might be the wisest choice. But for a balanced reading, it is perhaps best to throw all the magical objects, either together or one at a time to see the various aspects of the situation and get a full view of what is going on. To read an excerpt and to read more about it, please click here!

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And if you have more questions about being elven, the Elven Way, elven awakening, lifestyle, and philosophy, you will surely enjoy THE MAGICAL REALMS OF ELFIN:

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

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“If you ask what the elves read, we read everything.
We read books, the stars,
the trees, the leaves of the tea,
the faces and bodies of those we encounter
and the rocks on the sea shore
and snails’ shining trails.”
—Ancient Knowledge of Elven Shamans from The Elves Say.

To find all our original Elven oracles, you may visit our website book page at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html

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The Book of Elven Runes: A passage into Faerie at:
http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfrunebook.html

This is not the Norse Runes but our own original elven rune divination system. It consists of 40 runes. The book is 130 pages with photos and illustrations that feature each rune and explain the rune system, how to make your own set of runes (runestones not included), and the interpretation for each of the runes.

Elven Geomancy: An Ancient Oracle of the Elven Peoples
for Divination and Spell Casting
at:
http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAgeomancy.html

ELVEN GEOMANCY is an original system of divination by The Silver Elves that creates a magical ritual with each forecast. The Silver Elves have created a new divination system for modern elves and faerie folk drawing from the ancient geomancy of ages past. It differs quite a bit from the traditional geomancy that was used by the ancients and the people of the Renaissance and Middle Ages. That form of geomancy was at one time rather widely known and popular among diviners, although it has, for the most part, fallen out of use today. Elven Geomancy has 128 possible outcomes that give a reply of a series of seven (like the seven pointed star of the elves) oracles as your response. These seven oracles show the step-by-step process or movement toward the realization of your question. The Elven Geomancy method is also a means of creating magical elfin spells to help bring about one’s wishes. Eight basic mudras are used as well as mantras for each of the oracles are given for creating your own rituals that you can perform in order to increase the potency of what you wish to achieve.

Sticks and Stones, Feathers, Charms and Bones:
An Original Oracle of the Elfin Peoples of the Ancient Future
at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAsticks_stones.html
STICKS AND STONES, FEATHERS, CHARMS AND BONES uses the ten Sacred Magical Treasures of The Silver Elves as a base. The original oracle board is featured on the cover of this book, which contains both an Inner and Outer Circle, each circle containing the Sacred Magical Treasures of The Silver Elves.

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Touch this Star for an Elven Blessings!

Our elven brother Brian Burman has written an Elven Blessing to the Shining Ones and translated it into Arvyndase, the language of The Silver Elves. If you would wish to have help from the Shining Ones, those of our ancestors who have come before us and evolved to the Higher Realms, we post this here for you to use freely:

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And to write your own blessings in Arvyndase, we are happy to say that we have published The Complete Dictionary of Arvyndase: The Elven Language of The Silver Elves. This is an English to Arvyndase, and Arvyndase to English dictionary for those who would like to use this language. There are over 30,000 words in the language of Arvyndase and in this dictionary, as Arvyndase is a complete language and may be both written and spoken as such.

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The Complete Dictionary of Arvyndase:
The Elven Language of The Silver Elves

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How do Elves Deal with our Homesickness for Elfin?

February 11, 2019

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“We naturally are ever seeking for our kindred and we are perpetually seeking to manifest (or elfin-fest) Elfin upon the Earth, within our own lives and environment. It is best of course to do both, for they are intertwined, our kindred will help us create Elfin and by creating Elfin we find out kindred.”

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The homesickness for Elfin tends to manifest in two different ways for the elves, and we expect that many faeries and others have a similar response to their own hunger for Faerie or their particular world. The first of these, especially for the elven folk, is an incredible feeling that we are out of place in this world. We sense we are ever different from most of those around us not only in our feelings but usually in the way they react to us. We feel like strangers in a strange land (a line from I Ching) and they also very frequently view us as being weirdos and those who are not quite normal.

     To our own minds, we are not really normal at all and, unlike those around us, we have no interest in being so. To us, normal appears to be a form of insanity and the urge to conform mindlessly and be to normal is like wanting to have cancer or tuberculosis or some other terrible disease. Why would anyone want that?

     And we have good reason for thinking that those who insist that they are normal and try to force their ideas of normal behavior on everyone around them are, at the very least, a little bit crazy and often quite seriously insane. You just have to look at the news each day telling us of wars, rapes, greed run rampant, and people actively destroying the very environment that is necessary for life on this planet to know that there is something seriously wrong with those people.

     We know there will be some who will object to this, saying that this is an us and them consciousness, but we are not the ones who have separated ours’elves from Nature but they. And when we say they, we mean those warmongering, raping, murdering greedy ones who not only do such things, but rationalize those things as though they are a positive value or at least that they have good reason for destroying the Earth and all of us on it. When we say ‘they’, we are not talking about a particular race or religion or nationality, we are speaking of behaviors that are clearly destructive to self and others, and that involve short term thinking and those who regularly and obstinately practice those behaviors.

     When we declare that we are elves, faeries or others, part of what we are doing is saying to the Shining Ones, it’s not us, it’s those crazy people over there destroying the Earth. We don’t wish to be held responsible for their lunacy.  We would heal them if we could. The Spirits know that we have tried and continue to do so. But they don’t even acknowledge that what they do is a problem (and they, of course, think we are crazy for calling ours’elves elves, fae and others) and that hate and prejudice against those who are simply different from them, but no real threat at all, is perfectly normal and acceptable behavior.

     The other aspect of homesickness for the elfin and elfae is the fact we elves, in particular, seem to hunger for our kindred. We are ever searching for our elfin families and hoping to find other elves near us or within easy moving or traveling distance. Often, of course, this desire is tied up with our romantic and sensual desires. We wish to find our kin who are our soul mates. We seek romance which will, at the same time, fulfill our need and longing to be our own true s’elves in the world and to express our s’elves freely.

     We expect that many fae and others feel the same way, although we have encountered many elfae who simply have given up, in a sense, and perpetually refer to thems’elves as loners, feeling that they will never find another of their kind that they can relate to and who will understand them as well. Our homesickness is not just about or primarily about Elfin or Faerie as a place, but is an eternal longing to be with our own kind and those who are similar or at least conducive to and sympathetic of our true natures. What good would it do to be in Elfin, if we were there all alone?

     Thus, most elves seek to overcome our homesickness in two primary ways. We naturally are ever seeking for our kindred and we are perpetually seeking to manifest (or elfin-fest) Elfin upon the Earth, within our own lives and environment. It is best of course to do both, for they are intertwined, our kindred will help us create Elfin and by creating Elfin we find out kindred. By creating Elfin here, its magic and enchantment vibrates outwardly attracting all those who are attuned to its magic. It is true that this is like being a small radio station in a world filled with huge stations ever broadcasting their wicked spells into the world, but what else is there to do but do our very best? And having done that, in time, here or in another dimension, we know that our enchantments will fulfill themselves and we will find ours’elves in Elfin, among our very own. And toward that day we ever strive.

Fost Tae Lodver (Touch the Truth),
The Silver Elves
http://silverelves.angelfire.com
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Also, we welcome you to come join us on Facebook under Michael J. Love (Zardoa of the SilverElves) and Martha Char Love (SilverFlame of the SilverElves).

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

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

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A book to help you feel more at ease in the normal world!

What An Elf Would Do:
A Magical Guide to the Manners and Etiquette of the Faerie Folk

WHAT AN ELF WOULD DO: A Magical Guide to the Manners and Etiquette of the Faerie Folk by The Silver Elves is a wry, sly, often tongue in cheek view of how elves see and interact with the world of the Normal folk as well as with Otherkind of all sorts. It is designed to help the elfin everywhere to move through the often mysterious cultures of mankind with confidence and ease.

Gaea de las Aguas writes on Amazon in her review of What An Elf Would Do:

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“Think of
this as “Ms. Manners” for the Otherkin set. Ever wondered how to handle yourself with grace and style whilst traversing the mundane realms? Let this tome be your guide! Lessons on how to present oneself as a skilled and artful Noble are here in abundance.
Insight into human behavior patterns and tips on how to deal with difficult personality quirks are found on just about every page. Delivered with a lovely sense of humour (I’ve laughed out loud many times), the Silver Elves bring us a reference gu
ide to assist withpolishing our manners and bringing etiquette back to our daily lives.”

 

 

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And for a bit of elven fun!

Come enter our elven forest and go through the Elven Tree of Life Eternal to explore your magical nature (it’s free and completely private). Then return to “The Eald of the Silver Elves home page” and enjoy other pages on our website including reading some of our Magical Elven Love Letters.

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And please, when you come to our website do enjoy reading sample pages and reader’s reviews of all our 40+ books on magic and enchantment and the elven way at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html

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Through The Mists of Faerie:
A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven

“Elfin, Faerie, Elfland or the Sacred Realm or Dimension of Magic that lives at the heart of the Universe, is an incredibly attractive power. It draws all true souls to it. It calls to the Elfin nature in each and every soul. This is the power that arouses the imagination of those who see or read the Lord of the Rings and say, I’m an Elf or I’m a Dwarf, or even I’m an Orc. The power calls to us through Urban Fantasy stories and the fantasy novels of old, as well as, faery tales and movies of magic and enchantment. But it also calls to us from the trees, the wild places of Nature, and sometimes most of all from magic memories of our childhood, which is really our ancient past, our past incarnations, calling to us. It can also be aroused, and quite strongly, perhaps most strongly, by others of our kind manifesting in the world. There is something magical about these beings and they arouse our own hunger for magic in our own lives and souls. These Elfae radiate starlight. They glimmer with love, kindness and compassion; and they reach out and touch our souls. Some might suppose this to be a glamor, a magic they have wrapped thems’elves within to enchant us; but while they are truly enchanting, the magic arises from the fact that they are genuine and real. They don’t need to glamor us. They just need to be their very own s’elves, for that is the most impressive magic of all. They are not trying, they are simply being: being thems’elves, being elves.” —Excerpt from page 26 of Through The Mists of Faerie by The Silver Elves.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

 

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Elven Blessings, Dear Kindred!

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What Effect Do Our Magical Body Parts (Elf Ears, Wings, Tails, Scales etc.) In Etheric Form Have Upon Elves and Otherkin?

December 17, 2018
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“Even when the wings are just etheric, they still affect our incarnate being, for from an elven point of view the material world is shaped upon the ethereal and imaginal worlds and not the other way around as most people seem to presume…. Elf ears (pointed) for instance may be a bit atrophied and in need of being exercised by hearing intuitively, so imagine your Elven spirit body and then practice listening from that perspective on the shamanic and psychic plane.”

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It is a simple fact that faeries love their wings in the same way that we elves love our pointed ears. And even though time and the circumstances of fate have served to remove the points from most of our elven ears and apparently there aren’t any humanoid faeries with physical wings, we still love to put on prosthetic ears and faeries love to wear their wings around whenever they are around their kindred and can feel free and safe in doing so. This wearing of wings and pointed ears is a recognition of our love of our ancient peoples and our attachment to the lore that surrounds them. Whether there were even humanoid beings with elf ears and faerie wings doesn’t entirely matter to us. What matters is, elf ears and faerie wings are cool, and we love them. While we might not have physical elf ears or wings anymore they still exist for us in our hearts, our imaginations therefore upon our bodies of light.

For the most part, in our experience, no two wings are exactly alike, just as snowflakes and fingerprints are each unique, and Otherkin wings come in a variety of thin/thickness, curves, range and which all effect the lift of the wing. One common problem that our winged otherkin brothers and sisters speak of (the angels, faeries, vampires, dragons, etc.) are the effects on one’s health when incarnated in a human body and while still having etheric wings, they no longer have physical wings to use for movement.

One of our kindred, Reinero De Valois, proposes that it is possible that this lack of use of the wings may cause or be caused by blocks of energy in the winged area that may even cause back problems and other ailments. A number of fae have verified his theory as he has helped them to unblock the energy, and one such fae sister did so adding that she feels it may be the lack of use of the wing when in human form that makes her walking difficult and even painful, effecting her lower back and legs. We see this as completely plausible from an aerodynamic view of wing lift and drag, in that a somewhat atrophied wing may have an incredibly burdensome drag on the human body. As we have said, the wing section characteristics, i.e. the shape and diameter of the wing area, effects the wing lift or ability to give assistance in motion to the body as does the ability to use devices like flaps to assist the lift. Even when the wings are just etheric, they still affect our incarnate being, for from an elven point of view the material world is shaped upon the ethereal and imaginal worlds and not the other way around as most people seem to presume.

But we feel too that this ‘disability’ can be corrected with proper visualizations and exercises. And so, we suggest that if any of our faerie kindred are having back or walking problems, they try some wing exercises to strengthen the use of the etheric wings and increase the lift ability. We are not suggesting that this will help you actually fly (although we leave that possible idea up to your imagination) but it may help your wings to assist you in ground motion, like walking and running and even jumping and it may help lessen the burden (and thus pain) on your body of carrying etheric wings around that have inadequate lift, even in their own realms, due to lack of use.

We suggest some visualization in which one first (in a standing position) exercises the full spread of their wings and full range of motion for 3 to 6 cycles (do this in pairs so if you have more than one pair of wings then you may wish to repeat the exercise for each pair separately). Once one has mastered this in a standing position, the next step is to try walking slowly at the same time, and eventually walking or running at a faster pace and a longer period of time (in time you may be able to use more than one set of wings at a time if your magical form has and uses multiple wings for flight). Take it very slowly at first and only do what feels right to you, using your own intuition to guide your exercise. You may also wish to visualize some etheric flaps at the bottom of your wings to help in the gliding once you have begun walking and running. And it should have a positive effect upon your posture overall.

There is a larger question subject here and that is “What effect are our magical body parts (wings, elf ears, tails, scales, etc.) in etheric form having upon our physical bodies and how can we heal and improve our bodies by increasing the use of these magical parts?” Elf ears (pointed) for instance may be a bit atrophied and in need of being exercised by hearing intuitively, so imagine your Elven spirit body and then practice listening from that perspective on the shamanic and psychic plane. We Silver Elves have long thought that is most likely what our elf ears are really for—increasing our psychic perception and our non-verbal connection to each other, past, present, and future.

While some folks might think this crazy, none-the-less, when someone loses an arm or a leg through injury or accident, they often still feel that phantom limb as though it were still there. It may still itch or ache and the solution they have found is to have a mirror of one’s other limb so one can see the phantom limb and scratch it. This is really the same principal at work here in understanding the astral limbs or other etheric body parts.

And it should be noted that while the lack of use of our etheric wings or ears may burden our physical bodies, this neglect can also have an effect upon our psychological well-being. When faeries get depressed perhaps they just need to get their etheric wings going and fly in spirit. When we elves, as so often happens, feel so very alone in the world, searching ever for our others, perhaps we might consider listening to them with our etheric elf ears. For if you listen carefully, you can hear them in the distance drawing ever closer, calling to us in their hearts as we are calling to them.

So, dear Sisters and Brothers, may your wings be fluttering, your ears be attuning, your tails be waving, and your scales be shining!

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

The Silver Elves

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And what about those faerie wings? Here is an excerpt from Caressed By An Elven Breeze: The Poems of Zardoa Silverstar of an enchanting poem about a faerie who had no wings:

The Faerie Who Had No Wings . . . . . .

There once was a faery that couldn’t fly

He was born without wings

But no one knew why.

They took him to doctors

And wise women, too

But no one knew why

Or what to do.

They said, “It’s a shame,

That’s certainly so.”

But when asked the cause

They said, “We don’t know”.

And when asked the cure

They said much the same

Despite their titles, diplomas or fame.

So this faery named ‘Wingless’

By all of his friends

Grew up on the ground

While they did ascend

To the tops of the trees

To the bottoms of the clouds

He felt quite ashamed

While they felt most proud.

But his mother did love him

As good mothers do

She said you’re without wings

Oh yes this is true

But that’s not your fault

It’s nothing you’ve done

And though you can’t fly

You are still my son.

And you know among faeries

You are quite unique

You’re special, my son

But he felt like a freak.

And he thought to himself

What’s the matter with me

Why don’t I have wings,

Like a normal faery?

Why can I not soar

Why can I not fly

And look down on the Earth

From way up high

Like everyone else

Like all faery kind

Why is it me

Who’s left behind.

And as he did grow

And was given chores

They were close to the ground

Or near to the shores

He tended the flowers

And the roots of the trees

And the branches low hanging

That swept in the breeze.

And sometimes he’d climb

As high as he could

And watch all his friends

Sail like birds though the wood

And then he would wish

And then he would sigh

And gaze with great longing

Across the sky.

But always in time

He’d have to climb down

And have his feet

Once again on the ground

And though he’d enjoyed it

He’d still have to frown

For he felt like a fool

He felt like a clown.

For his friends seemed so graceful

As they skimmed cross the sky

And he felt so clumsy

As he climbed way up high

His mother would tell him

It’s really okay

But strangely it never

To him felt that way.

But he worked very hard

And he did his best

Completed his chores

Like all the rest

Was good at his job

In every detail

Bringing love to the flowers

Everyday without fail.

And as the days came and went

And nights passed him by

He came to accept

He never would fly

He gave up trying

And wishing, too

He came to accept

There was naught he could do.

He was born without wings

And that was his fate

Though he hoped as a teenager

That they’d grow in late

But that was a wish

That never came true

And once again

There was naught he could do.

So day by day

And night by night

He did all he could

To be happy and bright

And accept his life

As it came to be

Tending to flowers

And loving the trees.

For while it was true

That his friends could all fly

What did they do

Up in the sky

But tend to flowers

And love all the trees

And laugh in the sun

And sway in the breeze.

They did all that he did

And he did the same

Except for flying

There was naught one could name

That he couldn’t do

As good as another

He was a faerie true

Like any other.

And so he accepted his fate

As he grew up at last

His life was his own

The dice they were cast

And now the only thing

Left him to do

Was accept himself

As he was, he knew.

And so off he went

Into the deep woods

To think on his life

And all the great goods

That had come to him

In the course of his days

And the mysteries of Nature

And all of her ways.

For our lives each have meaning

Or maybe they don’t

You have to decide

Or maybe you won’t

Things are as they are

As they’re meant to be

But still we can change

If our minds are free.

On this our dear faerie

Without wings he did think

As he strolled through the trees

And the dew he did drink

And thankful was he

For his life as it was

Because it was his

And perhaps just because.

So walking about

He happened to spy

A lovely young elf

With a twinkle in her eye

He said, “Greetings, elf kin,

How goes it today?

Do you live here about

Or pass on your way?” …………

This is quite a long poem, so we could not post it all here. But if you would like to read what next happens and the entire poem, as well as all 90 of Zardoa’s poems, please click here to go to our webpage and read all about Caressed By An Elven Breeze: The Poems of Zardoa Silverstar. 

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Caressed By An Elven Breeze:
The Poems of Zardoa Silverstar.

 

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

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

 

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To learn more about the Elven Way and Spiritual Path, 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.” —The Silver Elves

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The Elven Way: 
The Magical Path of The Shining Ones

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“You can search for Elfin for what seems like forever
and never find it.
You can wait for it to come
and it never seems to arrive.
But if you live the life Elfin,
it emerges all around you like buds in the springtime.”
—The Silver Elves

Also we suggest reading:
Through the Mists of Faerie: 
A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

“Together Our Magic is Stronger By Far!”
(
“Eldan elina eldon da mylthfa la uli”)

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