What do the elves think of Santa Claus?


“We elves love Santa Claus . . . and he also loves us. He is a great elf lord . . . . Santa’s elves are not non-union labor working for very little under the thumb of the great Shining Ones, but really Santa’s elves are volunteer labor, doing what we do out of love for others and an eye to making the world a better place for all beings. The fact is, we are Santa’s elves. Merry Yule!”    

We elves love Santa Claus — also known as Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Old Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, Sinterklaas and other names — and he also loves us. He is a great elf lord, and to us elves he is an evolved elven spirit, a Shining One influencing our world. And despite being filtered through Christianity, along with the usurpation of Yule being turned into Christmas as a celebration of Jesus’ birthday, which was actually, according to Christian scholars, most likely in June or July, Santa still resonates in our elven hearts for his great compassion and kindness.

     The Christian folk also seem to have turned Santa into the form of a Catholic Bishop, but the fact that he is truly an elf, albeit a very advanced one, surrounded by other elves, gives us some idea of his true, which might in this case mean, unconscious or prehistoric origins. When we say unconscious origins, we mean the inner symbolic meaning of the things we tend to associate with him. For instance, the fact that he is often said to use a sleigh pulled by reindeer links him surely to the Sami or Saami peoples of Northern Finland, Norway and Sweden and even parts of Russia. They were his ancient elven helpers, surely.

     Santa, whose name some people note is an anagram for Satan, and in as far as he brings gifts for the poor as well as the rich, we suppose he would seem like Satan to some people who delight in their social status and privilege, and delight in having more than others, and want everyone beneath them to struggle for every crumb and scrap. Although mostly this linkage between Santa and Satan stems from religious lunacy which ever seeks a reason to see evil in the world and is held by those who condemn all things and people that they don’t agree with or who don’t share the same beliefs.

     This linking of Santa and Satan can be further seen in the use of the names Saint Nick and Old Nick (as the devil is sometimes called). But if Saint Nick, or Beloved Santa, as we sometimes call him, or Father Yule, as we might call him as well, is Satan, then he is Satan redeemed, or the Devil purified and uplifted returning to his angelic position through the purification of his karma via good works, which is the object of all evolution and thus he would serve as an example for us all.

     On the other hand, it is good to remember that Satan, who along with his demons keeps evil doers in Hell, imprisons them there to be tortured and punished forever (according to Christian lore) and is really an agent of G.O.D (the Government of the Divine). He is the warden of Hell. And his demons, who do the torturing, are the jail guards (see our Book of Elven Magic, vol. 1 & vol 2). So, from an elven point of view, Santa is not Satan, or anything close and his elves are certainly not prison guards.

     However, we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out that Santa is often noted for giving presents to good boys and girls and his sometime companion Krampus is said to punish those who have been bad, thus bringing social judgments into the lore as well as allowing parents to use the lure of material goods as a means of wielding some control over their children as Yule approaches. Of course, many parents don’t threaten their children with the idea that Santa will punish them so much as he will withhold presents that they would otherwise get if they are not good. This, of course, is simple Behaviorism and signifies the difference, often misunderstood, between Punishment and Negative Reinforcement.

     In elven thought, Santa doesn’t punish anyone, nor do his companions. The world is punishment enough as far as we are concerned. Santa, in as much as he is able, gives gifts to everyone to encourage them to be better. The magick of Santa is enchantment magic, ever encouraging us (see our Silver Elves book on enchantment magic: The Keys to Elfin Enchantment: Mastery of the Faerie Light Through the Portals of Manifestation).  His spirit promotes family and world harmony and the idea that even those who have been bad deserve a chance to change, improve themselves and be better as spirits.

     Everyone needs at least one person in the world, who isn’t giving them things in order to get something from them, manipulate them or otherwise control their behavior. Someone who stands against the cynical attitudes that most people project that everyone is, and should be, out for themselves, that there is no such thing as a free lunch, and that everyone is always looking for an angle. Someone … someone, just needs to be kind every once and a while, without expectation of return and with a deep inner conviction in the basic goodness of the human spirit.

     Nor do we see Father, Papa or Daddy Yule, along with Mama Solstice, his wife or maybe mistress, necessarily being elderly, overweight folk. They are, in fact, great Shining Ones and are capable of taking any form or appearance they desire. And the elves, well, they make us seem like Keebler Cookies Elves, or often little gnomes or even goblins.

     Well, actually, that we understand. When normal folk encounter us in our true elven forms they are either terrified themselves, or are judgmental about us, or sometimes both at the same time so we can see why they’d wish to picture us as being essentially harmless and unassuming little workers, laboring joyfully and tirelessly for their benefit and part of the great commercial machine pumping out junk to satisfy the endless hunger and desire they have aroused through subliminal advertising.

     But Santa’s elves are not non-union labor working for very little under the thumb of the great Shining Ones, but really Santa’s elves are volunteer labor, doing what we do out of love for others and an eye to making the world a better place for all beings. The fact is, we are Santa’s elves. Merry Yule!

The Silver Elves

“To the Elves, Santa Claus is a great elven lord. How do we know he is an elf? He’s surrounded by elves! How do we know he’s a great lord? He gives gifts so generously! Who but an elf would be joyously surrounded by elves? And who but a great elven lord would give so much without asking for anything in return? Except perhaps that you re-gift as generously as you got and live in the elven spirit of the holidays.”
—The Silver Elves

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And if you enjoyed the article above, we Silver Elves 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 book:

The Keys to Elfin Enchantment: Mastery of the Faerie Light Through the Portals of Manifestation by The Silver Elves
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.

From a 5 star review by Reikibevon:
“I have just finished reading this book and found it a source of true delight. Even though the book is pragmatic and educational, the wit of the Silver Elves comes through in such a way as to lead you into a state of true enchantment. A large part of the book is devoted to the four keys of Elfin Enchantment, and an original explanation of the seven chakras, helping you to understand where you are on your path of spiritual development.
It is also a treatise on psychological development, aiding you in the understanding of your own Self.
I loved the chapter on the Ganconer near the end, for I have known two of them in the last couple of decades. They both added a new depth of magic to my life.
I highly recommend this book to seekers of knowledge of the Elfin tradition.”



The Book of Elven Magick: The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves
magicbookwebcopyThis book by The Silver Elves 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 two volumes give the complete progression of color magicks and also explore Elven Vortexes and Covens, as well as our theories on calling the directions and dimensions and more.

From a 5 star review by Nikolay Lyapanenko:
“I read this book from cover to cover and highly recommend it!
A very deep book, that dispels stereotypes and myths about different religions, beliefs and make a completely new understanding of Magic as a great power of Love and power of Creativity! It describes a lot of rituals, ceremonies, spells, that help to change life, to protect and heal ours’elves, and our loved ones and to live a happy life.
This book gives us answers on such popular questions as what is it magick, how it works and how it can be used.
Also it touches on many religious themes, giving answers on such questions as who is G.O.D, who is Satan, who is Lucifer, who is Shining Ones and about how to build a good relationship with all of these powerful beings.
This book describes how to work with different energies, spirits and helps to understood Magic as a great power, which gives great opportunities. A wonderful book!”



The Book oElven Magick: The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves, Volume 2
silverelves_magicbook2The 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. Be sure and click on the title above to read the table of contents and extensive subjects covered in this book.

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




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.

What the Silver Elves have to say about this book:
“We have been wanting to write this book a long time to expand the traditional knowledge of calling the elements in magic evocation. We hope that reading it will feel much like attending a grand elven ball as you meet the Lords and Ladies of the Air and the Noble Gases, the Masters of the Nebulous realms; the Lords and Ladies of the Liquid Elements, the masters of Fluidity; the Lord and Ladies of the solid elements, the Masters of endurance and manifestation; and the Lords of Ladies of fire, the Masters of the Realms of radiance, transformation and illumination.”



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.

“Wondrous is Faerie
Radiant and fair
But most wondrous of all
Is the love we elven share.”

—The Silver Elves




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

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



Many Elven Blessings, Dear Kindred! 

Merry Yule7StarsBright




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