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

January 16, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And to learn more about the Elven Way and magical path of the elves,
you may enjoy reading: The Elven Way: The Magical Path of The Shining Ones

“The Elven Way passes beyond the fields of the known
into the forest of the unknown
illuminated by the glow of the elves.”
(From the cover below)

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The Magical Path of The Shining Ones

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

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

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

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

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

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

—end of Excerpt from The Elven Way

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

Some Important Further Reading for Elves . . . .

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

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

Welcome To My World

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

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

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

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

Religion or Culture?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OUR SILVER ELVES FACEBOOK AND OTHERKIN GROUPS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 22, 2020

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Merry Yule from the Silver Elves!

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

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

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

The Fourth Stage of the Elven Way — Attunement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Fifth Stage of The Elven Way – Annunciation    

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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And Now for a Bit of Elven Fun!

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

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

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

 

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

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Would you like an Elf name in Arvyndase,
the Magical Language of the Silver Elves?

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

 

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

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

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ELFAE TRIBES:
The Peoples of Faerie

 

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

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

 

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Many Elven Blessing to All Kindred!

Elfae Tribes: The Peoples of Faerie

November 30, 2020

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Elfae Tribes: The Peoples of Faerie
by The Silver Elves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Introduction

The Evolution of the Survey or Questionnaire

The Posting of the Survey

The Survey Responses

The Elfae Tribe Narratives

SECTION ONE. . . Elf Tribes

Chapter 1: The Forest Elves

Chapter 2: The Forest River Elves

Chapter 3: The Forest Mountain Elfin

Chapter 4: The Mountain Valley Elfin

Chapter 5: The Mountain Cave Elves

Chapter 6: The Forest Traveling Elves

Chapter 7: The Forest Ocean Elves

Chapter 8: The Forest Edge Elves

Chapter 9: The Forest Lake Elves

Chapter 10: The Ocean Elves

Chapter 11: Coastal Elves

Chapter 12: The River Elves

Chapter 13: The Traveler Elfin

SECTION TWO . . . Faeries and Fae Tribes

Chapter 14: Desert Fae

Chapter 15: Fae of the Forest

Chapter 16: The Forest Valley Fae

Chapter 17: The Fae Forest Travelers Tribes

Chapter 18: Elfae of the Mountain Forest

Chapter 19: Faerie Tribes of the Ocean

Chapter 20: Island Forest Fae Folk

Chapter 21: The Coastal Forest Elfae Folk

Chapter 22: The Space/ Dimensional Faerie Folk

Chapter 23: Traveler Faerie and Other Elfae Tribes

Chapter 24: The Faeries of the Meadow

Chapter 25: The Lake Dwelling Faeries

SECTION THREE . . . Otherkin

Chapter 26: Valkyrie

Chapter 27: The Werewolves and Shapeshifters

Chapter 28: The Pixies

Chapter 29: The Landvaettir or Earth Spirit Fae

Chapter 30: Tribes of the Gnomes and Brownies

Chapter 31: Nymphs and Nyms

Chapter 32: The Sluagh Folk

Chapter 33: Goblins

Chapter 34: The Dragon Tribes

Chapter 35: The Phooka, Pucca Folk

Chapter 36: Shining Ones

Chapter 37: Leprechauns

Chapter 38: The Fauns

Chapter 39: Will O’Wisps

Chapter 40: Boggart Folk

Chapter 41: The Centaurs

Chapter 42: The Kitsune

Chapter 43: The Changelings

Chapter 44: The Sprites

Chapter 45: The Phoenix Folk

Chapter 46: The Sylphs

Chapter 47: The Silkies

Chapter 48: The Dwarf Folk

Chapter 49: Banshees or Ban Sidhe

Chapter 50: The Djinn

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

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

Excerpts from Section One: Elf Tribes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excerpts from Section Two: Faeries and Fae Tribes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excerpts from Section Three: Otherkin [and Otherworldly] Tribes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

— End of Excerpts for Elfae Tribes

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

And please, when you come to our website do enjoy reading sample pages and reader’s reviews of all our 45+ 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.

And for further reading on your Elven, Faerie, Otherkin tribe:

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ELF TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin and also  FAERIE, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin. Please click on the titles listed above to go to the pages on this blog that are dedicated to each book, where you can read more about them, view excerpts of sample magical narratives and also the table of contents from both books. Elf Tribes contains 150+ narratives of elven tribes, and Faerie, Fae and Otherkin Tribes contains another 150+ narratives of faerie and otherkin tribes. We also invite you to read ELVES, FAERIES, FAE, AND OTHERKIN TRIBES: More Descriptions of Otherworldly Folk. It is the third book in the series of Elf, Fae and Otherkin tribes by The Silver Elves. After publishing the first two books in this series, we Silver Elves continued to have many of our kindred fill out the kin type survey and contact us asking for a tribe narrative, so this third book in the series contains all of these new tribe narratives to this date and is dedicated to a variety of tribes of elven kind, faeries, fae that are faerie blends, otherkin, otherworldlies, and miscellaneous assorted fae. The 124 tribe narratives in this third volume are all newly published and are not found in the two previous books. Some of the narratives are a bit longer than those in the first two books. These tribe narratives will beautifully describe to you about their history, their unique powers, their unique magics and spiritual beliefs and practices, their way of governing, their spell crafting and herbal adeptship, along with their lifestyle and special creative interests and abilities.

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ELVES, FAERIES, FAE, AND OTHERKIN TRIBES

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Many Elven Blessings, dear Kindred!

Are We Elves in these Modern Times Related to the Tuatha de Danaan and the Sidhe? And What Are Elven Spiritual Genetics?

November 21, 2020
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“We are related by Faerie itself if nothing else. . . . we are still one people of one nation, so to speak and are thus related. It is in that sense, if no other, that we are related to the Doaine Sidhe and the Tuatha de Danaan and all other denizens and citizens of the Faerie worlds. . . . We can’t always point out a material genetic connection to the Elfin and Faerie peoples, but we have an inner connection that tells us that of all the peoples and cultures of the world, the Elfae cultures are our very own for they stir our hearts and souls, awaken out spirits and lift us out of the mundane world and into the realms of the fantastic. . . . This is not to say that our connection to the realms of Elfin and Faerie are apart from physical genetics. We are quite ready to accept that within us and, perhaps in nearly every people and ethnic group around the world, that there is a gene that inclines certain individuals to relate toward the realms of the otherworldly.”

In a sense, all elfae folk are related. We are related by Faerie itself if nothing else. Some folk may be genetically descended from the Doaine Sidhe of Ireland and/or the Pict-Sidhe of Scotland or from the Tuatha de Danaan, or the Fir Bolgs, or the Dökkálfar or Dark Elves and Ljósálfar or light elves of Norse lore. And they may be descended from them from ancestral roots in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Scandinavia or quite possibly from the region of the Eurasian Steppes where the Scythians, upon whom many Western fae tales are based, roamed freely or anywhere in between.

But it is important to understand that from our Silver Elves point of view we are essentially spiritual, energetic and thus magical races and our genetic bodies are like clothes and are chosen for a particular day or event. Only in this case, selected for a particular lifetime and mission we are upon and we may or may not be genetically descended from the Scythians, the Sidhe or the Danaan. We know, most people have a difficult time thinking beyond the material realm and it is what mostly matters to them, but an elfin point of view is more ethereal and energetic in nature and not so confined by material perspectives that currently command the perspectives of Men. We elfae are not defined by our bodies but by our spirits. Not by the way we look but the way we act. It is not that the material world and our bodies and genetics are not important at all. They do affect us. But they do not define us as long as we do not allow them to do so.

One might think of it in terms of countries or nationalities. If we think of Faerie or Elfin as realms or countries, which many folk do, only of a sort of a more ephemeral type, then we might say that we elfae are all citizens of Faerie. And in that sense, we would be related to the Doaine Sidhe, the Tuatha de Danaan but also to orcs, goblins, gremlins and every other sort and kind of faerie being. It is not that we like them all, or get along with them all (although we wish we did), or that we agree with them all about everything or sometimes anything, but we are still one people of one nation, so to speak and are thus related. It is in that sense, if no other, that we are related to the Doaine Sidhe and the Tuatha de Danaan and all other denizens and citizens of the Faerie worlds.

Some folks, at times, will claim direct descent from the Doaine Sidhe and the Tuatha de Danaan or some other elfae peoples and whether their claim is accurate or not or merely wishful thinking, we do not know. And, honestly, we don’t really care. They usually back up such claims with charts of lineage they’ve drawn up, although they seldom seem to do it with DNA tests, but again, we don’t care. From our Silver Elves point of view, if they feel connected to this or that group then they are connected in spirit and mind and imagination if not also in body and that is good enough for us. You don’t have to prove anything to us. If you feel you are related to the ancient fae of Ireland, Scotland, Scandinavia or any other place or people Western or Eastern, that works for us. After all, we’re the people who wish upon stars. More than that, we’re the people who grant wishes made on stars. Also, the moon, breath blown dandelion fluff and dust devils whirling by.

All citizens of Faerie have not always gotten along among ourselves and this might be why some don’t feel related as one spiritual nation of people. It would, however, be nice from our Silver Elves’ point of view, if all sorts and types of elfae folk got along with each other. We certainly strive for unity with others or at least mutual tolerance. But alas our legends and lore, which must pass for our history, for our history is mostly prehistorical, as well as fictional accounts of our people all suggest that we tend to have squabbles over territory and other issues among us. One may find this in Tolkien’s works, in The Story of the Irish Race by Seumas MacManus, in Marie Brennan’s wonderful Onyx Court series, in Emma Bull’s delightful War for the Oaks, in Kingdoms of Elfin by Sylvia Townsend Warner and many other tales that speak of the conflict between the Winter and Summer Courts of Faerie or other divisions, clans and types of elfae folk.

We wish we could say that such conflicts among the elfae are total fantasy, but alas our experience in this world tells us differently. Not only are there those who strive for prominence in the modern elfae community by attempting to tarnish the reputation and distort the point of view of others whom they envy, but there are various squabbles between individuals who have variant political opinions, are vegans vs. carnivores, manifest differing personalities and thus a difficult time getting along with each other.

Most of this may be traced back to wicked spells cast by evil sorcerers out in the normal world that have washed over or been unknowingly carried into the outer reaches of Elfin and Faerie by those who have Awakened fairly recently. But as magic wielders it is we who must assume responsibility for all that we do and strive, as best we are able, to put aside envy and conflict (which doesn’t mean we always have to agree just that we need be tolerant of our others when we don’t do so) and strive for great union. For it is in this way that we shall truly leave the world of Men behind and ascend into the higher realms of manifestation where Faerie radiates its wonders upon us and Elfin shines brightly upon all of our kin.

 

What Are Elven Spiritual Genetics?

We understand, at least in part, the concept of material genetics, of DNA affecting the hair color, skin color and so forth that we acquire due to the genes we’ve inherited from our parents and ancestors. And many people when wishing to declare that they are elfae of whatever sort seek to trace a genetic lineage back to the Scythian folk or others upon which the so-called Elven Bloodline is based. Certainly, Nicholas De Vere was of this opinion and very strongly so and both he and Laurence Gardner did much to illuminate the link between the elfae folk, the Scythians, the Sidhe of Ireland and others in their books The Dragon Legacy (de Vere) and The Realm of the Ring Lords (Gardner).

While we Silver Elves don’t discount the viability of material genetics, we are also aware, in our own thinking and lives, in our experience and observations, of what we term Spiritual Genetics. This is the idea that as spirits, especially in our case as elfae spirits incarnating into humanoid form, we bring with us certain aspects of being that are essential to us as spirits and some others that we have acquired and developed through time and successive incarnations. This idea, as we’ve written elsewhere, helps explain why there are those who are born into male or female bodies but feel they are of the opposite gender, or in some cases, no real gender at all. And others, who are born and raised from ancestors who were Thai who relate heavily to being British (we know such a person) and others who were brought up and are genetically descended from the peoples of Mexico (we knew this one, also) but who feel strongly attached to the ancient Celts.

In fact, a lot of individuals who seem to have no real genetic connection to the ancient Celtic tribes, none-the-less, feel inspired, which is to say imaginally and spiritually connected to those ancient peoples. The same is clearly true of elfae folk. We can’t always point out a material genetic connection to the Elfin and Faerie peoples, but we have an inner connection that tells us that of all the peoples and cultures of the world, the Elfae cultures are our very own for they stir our hearts and souls, awaken out spirits and lift us out of the mundane world and into the realms of the fantastic.

This is not to say that our connection to the realms of Elfin and Faerie are apart from physical genetics. We are quite ready to accept that within us and, perhaps in nearly every people and ethnic group around the world, that there is a gene that inclines certain individuals to relate toward the realms of the otherworldly. There is, for instance a hypothesis concerning the God Gene. This hypothesis suggests that human spirituality is influenced by heredity and that there is a specific gene, that its proponents refer to as vesicular monoamine transporter 2 or VMAT2, which predisposes certain, perhaps most humans, towards religious, spiritual or mystical, thus otherworldly, experiences and beliefs (see Dean Hamer’s book The God Gene: How Faith is Hardwired into our Genes).

So, if there is such a gene as the God Gene, why would there not be a gene that predisposes certain spirits to awaken with the understanding of and feeling of relationship to our Elfae nature? It is just a wee step away from the more religious interpretation of the power of the VMAT2 gene, but it is definitely still in the spiritual, mystical categories and we would add magical side of things, as well.

Therefore, while there may be individuals who cannot demonstrate a direct lineage to those individuals and cultures from whom the myths and legends concerning Faerie and the Elfae (sounds like a band) are inspired, it should be clear that under this theory all of us who embrace Elfin and the Faerie cultures as our own do so because we are genetically inclined to do so. We may not physically look like those ancient folks who were accounted fae by the ancients, but we are surely genetically connected to them by our very own type of God Gene, or we Silver Elves might say, Elven Spirit Gene. And if such a gene doesn’t exist, then we are back to the fact that material genetics don’t determine everything but rather it is our elfin spirits that disposes us to be Elfae. Either way, it works for us.

Kyela,
The Silver Elves
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If you enjoyed this article, then you may also like reading some of our other articles on elven spirituality:

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

When Faerie Returns Will There Still be a Race of Men? And Are Elves Halflings, Part Mankind, due to Manifesting in Human Bodies?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2020/07/19/when-faerie-returns-will-there-still-be-a-race-of-men-and-are-elves-halflings-part-man-due-to-manifesting-in-human-bodies

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

And for further reading on the Tuatha de Danaan . . . .

While we write often in our Silver Elves books about the Tuatha de Danaan and the Shining Ones, we suggest Faerie Unfolding: The Cosmic Expression of the Divine as we devote quite a bit of writing to them.

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You can find all 50+ of our the Silver Elves books on The Elven Way, elven life and elven enchantment magic to purchase on Amazon here:
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Many people ask us which Silver Elves books to begin reading first and so we say, which ever sounds right to you, follow your elven intuition, as there is really no right order! But if you would like a suggestion, you may wish to begin with one or more of these four books:
1. Through The Mists Of Faerie: A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven
This is our most popular book and one we highly recommend reading by anyone interested in elves and the elven way.
2. The Elven Way:The Magical Path of the Shining Ones This is a companion book to Through the Mists of Faerie, but may be read in any order. It is also a very popular book and a good one to start with.
3. The Book of Elven Runes: A Passage Into Faerie
4. The Book of Elven Magick: The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves

If you have questions about the Elven Way and being an elf, then you may also wish to read The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path. If you are curious about elves and want to learn more about modern elves, then you will surely find The Magical Realms of Elfin to contain many of your questions answered and it will be a great comfort and help in finding your way home to the magical realms of Elfin.

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

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

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When people first begin to see us, it is usually out of the corner of their eyes or under the influence of some intoxicant. But the deeper they move into Elfin, the more they realize that the people they’ve always dismissed as eccentric or weird and sometimes those they’ve passed by without noticing because they’ve seemed so very plain have all the time been in actuality the fair folk, disguised by society’s determination to deny we could even exist.
—What the Elves Say

. . . . And for further reading on your Elven, Faerie, Otherkin tribe:

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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. Perhaps, you will find your people as you read through these two books, or kindred quite like them.

OUR SILVER ELVES FACEBOOK AND OTHERKIN GROUPS:

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

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

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

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

Elvish Magical Chat — Posting and chatting all about elves, faeries, pixies, and magic!
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The Faerie Circle — A group for the magical elfae folk. Be ever blest!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1025483294180077

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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We also invite you to an hour long YouTube video conversational presentation with The Silver Elves on the Modern Elven Movement and The Elven Way at Phoenix and Dragon Bookstore in Atlanta, GA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0sv3OHkjRw.

“There are many paths to Elfin and even more when you arrive.”
—Ancient Elven Knowledge

MANY ELVEN BLESSINGS TO ALL KINDRED SPIRITS!

Is there a Difference Between Fey and Fae? What is the Difference Between Elfin and Eldar?

November 13, 2020

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Fey and Fae . . . .

In a recent Netflix series entitled Cursed, they used the term Fey for the Elfae folk, instead of Fae. Is there a difference in those terms? Traditionally, fey is a word that has been used to indicate giving an impression of otherworldliness, sometimes in a vague or mysterious fashion. But then everything otherworldly is mysterious by definition. In that sense Fae and Fey would be quite the same really. Although, there is generally nothing vague about the otherworldliness of the Fae accept our answers to intrusive questions from outsiders. Although, it might be pointed out that while people often sense our otherworldly natures, they are not always sure what it is that they are sensing, merely that we are strange and different and sometimes make them feel vaguely uneasy.

The word fey has also been used to indicate a person who has supernatural or psychic powers of clairvoyance or sight or is a faerie seer, perhaps. In that definition, fey would then include not only the fae but those who are touched by the fae, those who are connected to our world and able to see us when others cannot do so or at least choose to ignore the obvious reality of our existence and pretend otherwise.

Now the Scottish have a definition of fey which indicates someone who is fated to die or coming close to the point of death, which is interesting because there is the idea in some literature concerning the Doom of the Elves, which is sometimes associated not with death directly but rather the opposite. Our doom is the fact that we are doomed to live forever. Which doesn’t make a lot of sense until you realize what a crazy world this is that we currently share with Mankind and so fated to die makes it so many fae could escape this world for another, kinder and certainly more reasonable world. One where both science and magic are valued instead of being scorned.

At the same time, there is often a release that occurs for those who know they are fated to die soon. They often give up all the pretensions and attachments to the illusionary things of the material world and begin to find some connection and association with the world beyond. And that also can be freeing in a sense, for in encountering a certain end they no longer fear the threat of an unknown death.

For our own part, we Silver Elves have always related the word fey to a type of fae that courts death, rather in the same fearless way the Viking Beserkers did (also see the Merriam-Webster dictionary for this meaning of fae), or in modern times the way in which many individuals involved in Xtreme sports often risk their lives in pursuit of the thrill of adventure. Like those individuals who climb cliff sides using only their hands and feet and no safety equipment or like tightrope walkers who risk death by not using a net. They are, in our estimation, fey individuals.

It might be noted that the word fey comes from the Old English fǣge which does mean fated to die soon and is related to German feige that means cowardly. Now, this is rather the opposite of our meaning, where knowing one will die for certain makes one wilder and courageous rather than timid. Here in the Old English meaning, impending death is thought to make one cowardly or that being cowardly tends to actually hasten one’s death.

But this may be due to the fact that we elfae are basically gentle folk, who are disinclined toward conflict, and especially disinterested in endangering our lives for the sake of creating wealth for the warmongers who profit from war. They might call us cowardly for our reluctance, but we merely see this as basic natural intelligence. What, in the past, would have been called Common Sense.

We might point out that in the aforementioned series Cursed that the fey did not have pointed ears. Some of them had horns on their heads, some of them had tusks, some had snake-like skin, and some of them had nothing at all to indicate that they were fae except for a connection to the Divine Magic that expresses itself through Nature. Thus, in that sense witches and magic wielders in general would be fey.

We could, using that characterization of fey, make a distinction between fae, who have pointed ears and fey who are also otherworldly beings who do not. And by that definition, most of us elfae born into this world at this time would be fey rather than fae. But, we prefer instead simply to embrace our kindred of whatever kind, as long as they are friendly or elf friends, and leave both fey and fae as being essentially the same. Vagueness sometimes suits the elven and the rest of our kindred. It is our shield and protection and manifest from the Mists of Faerie (see our book Through the Mists of Faerie).

Elfin and Eldar . . . .

We use the word Elfin, capitalized to indicate the realm of Elfin that would be similar in its way to the word Faerie, when it is capitalized as both a place and a state of consciousness. Or perhaps a place that is a state of consciousness, or a state of consciousness that creates a particular ambience of space.

     Most people traditionally have called our realm Elfland. But to us, Elfland tends to define a specific location, like England or Scotland or Japan, while Elfin indicates a transcendent realm of etheric eldritch energy that tends to manifest around elven folk, in much the same way an aura surrounds a person’s body. The aura moves with the person and Elfin moves with the elves who are radiating that elfin energy. It is mobile in the way that a particular place in the world isn’t. Although, land does change.

     Which brings us to the word elfin, un-capitalized, which to we Silver Elves denotes everything and everyone that reminds us of our elven natures and magic. We’ve read various writers who have described one of their characters as being elfin, or having elfin eyes, or ears or whatever and in doing so they don’t necessarily mean that the character is an elf but that the character should remind one of elves and things elven. We are using elfin, and really the word elvish, in much the same way.

     In the Dune series by Frank Herbert, there were a society of assassin’s who always gave their intended victim at least one chance, one way out and if they found it they were free to go unharmed. He described these assassin’s as elfin in appearance but he didn’t necessarily mean they were elves, and yet, we expect that they were. Who else but elves would give someone a chance to escape?

     So, it is that brownies may be called elfin, or pixies or many other elfin kinds, without necessarily meaning that they are elves. The same is true of the word fae, really, which might be applied to faeries but could also be used to describe many elves, pixies and elfin types. The word elfin generally refers to those with the qualities of elves and is likely to be found in Elfin, and fae denotes, to these elves, those beings likely to be found in Faerie. We know that there are some who might disagree with our definitions, but we aren’t trying to set down hard and fast rules about how these words have to be used, only to express to our kindred how we are using them so you might better understand what we mean.

     Eldar, however, is a bit different. It is related to the word Elder, meaning older, and is often used to describe the elven people as the first peoples, the first spiritual race to manifest upon the world. We are the aboriginal folk from all over the world. Eldar specifically means the elves and the elfin and perhaps the fae, as the oldest of peoples upon the Earth. Elfin refers to the place where the Eldar manifest.

     We, as manifest or manifesting elves, are the descendants of the Eldar, the ancient elven peoples, the aboriginal folk of olde and the civilizations that myth and legend say came before. Thus, we are the folk of Mu, Lemuria and Atlantis and way before that. And yet, at the same time, if you realize the true nature of reality and the fact of reincarnation, you will understand that we are also the ancient Eldar reborn into these modern times. We were our own ancestors, in part, and are our own descendants. We are the Eldar folk born again and again and again, manifesting through time, which is really space and sequential development, in other words, magic unfolding. We are ever becoming and we are elfin, and elvish and elven and fae all at the same time.

     This perhaps explains why we elven, elfin and elvish and fae folk are often described as seeming very old and ancient and yet young and youthful at the same time. Because, we are ancient and old, Eldar, Elder folk and yet renewing ours’elves continually through the lifetimes. Manifesting in our elfin ways and in doing so manifesting Elfin all around us.

La tae lun u Eldat te vari elsorin (By the light of Elfin be ever blessed),
The Silver Elves
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Enjoy Sampling the 50+ Silver Elves books on magic and enchantment and The Elven Way: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html

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A few of our Silver Elves books you may enjoy:

The Ogham of the Elves with Wizard Script . . . .

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An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid: The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script is an oracle book about the magic of trees, our loving cousins. Reading this book, you will learn about the magic that individual trees and tree groups may bring you, written from the point of view of the elves. And besides using this book as an oracle, each tree or tree group (of which there are 111) has an Elfin Ogham in the Wizard Script of the Silver Elves that may be used in your own magic. This book is easy to use as an oracle and the specifics on just how to do so are covered in the introduction and through out the book, with elven spells at the end of each chapter, written in English and also Arvyndase (the magical language of the Silver Elves), to be used for enchantment magic upon drawing the tree or tree group. To read more about this book and some sample chapters, please click here as we have a special blog page dedicated to this book.

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

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. . . And to learn more about the Elven Way and magical path of the elves,
you may enjoy reading: The Elven Way: The Magical Path of The Shining Ones

“The Elven Way passes beyond the fields of the known
into the forest of the unknown
illuminated by the glow of the elves.”
(From the cover below)

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The Magical Path of The Shining Ones

 

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You can find all our the Silver Elves books to purchase on The Elven Way on Amazon here:
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The Silver Elves invite you to come join us in some of our elven and magical otherkin Facebook groups where you will find our elven-faerie-fae otherkin community interacting and sharing The Elven Way:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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And for further reading on your Elven, Faerie, Otherkin tribe:

otherkinstar_coverelftribesELF TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin and  FAERIE, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin. Please click on the titles listed above to go to the pages on this blog that are dedicated to each book, where you can read more about them, view excerpts of sample magical narratives and also the table of contents from both books. Elf Tribes contains 150+ narratives of elven tribes, and Faerie, Fae and Otherkin Tribes contains another 150+ narratives of faerie and otherkin tribes. We also invite you to read ELVES, FAERIES, FAE, AND OTHERKIN TRIBES: More Descriptions of Otherworldly Folk. It is the third book in the series of Elf, Fae and Otherkin tribes by The Silver Elves. After publishing the first two books in this series, we Silver Elves continued to have many of our kindred fill out the kin type survey and contact us asking for a tribe narrative, so this third book in the series contains all of these new tribe narratives to this date and is dedicated to a variety of tribes of elven kind, faeries, fae that are faerie blends, otherkin, otherworldlies, and miscellaneous assorted fae. The 124 tribe narratives in this third volume are all newly published and are not found in the two previous books. Some of the narratives are a bit longer than those in the first two books. These tribe narratives will beautifully describe to you about their history, their unique powers, their unique magics and spiritual beliefs and practices, their way of governing, their spell crafting and herbal adeptship, along with their lifestyle and special creative interests and abilities.

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Be sure and click on the title links above and read a few of these magical tribe narratives. Perhaps, you will find your people as you read through these two books, or kindred quite like them.


“The Elven Circle is a spiral that keeps on spinning round.
And as we sing and dance and skip, we’re lifted from the ground.
For our hearts do soar in unison, and our minds together sail,
To the realms where wishes magical will come true without fail.”
—The Silver Elves

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“Elves consider the all of Nature to be our backyard and the World to be our front yard, on the sides you’ll find everything in between.”

Many people ask us which Silver Elves books to begin reading first and so we say, which ever sounds right to you, follow your elven intuition, as there is really no right order in which to read them (you may view all 50+ of these on our author Amazon page here for the USA and here for UK)! But if you would like a suggestion, you may wish to begin with one or more of these books listed below:1. Through The Mists Of Faerie: A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven This is our most popular book and one we highly recommend reading by anyone interested in elves and the elven way.
2. The Elven Way: The Magical Path of the Shining Ones This is a companion book to Through the Mists of Faerie, but may be read in any order. It is also a very popular book and a good one to start with.
3. The Book of Elven Runes: A Passage Into Faerie
4. The Book of Elven Magick, The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves, volume 1, explores the Elven viewpoint concerning magick and the world, and traditional spiritual and religious myths. It covers all the color magicks, the tools of magic, and gives magical ceremonies that may be adapted for use by modern elves, magicians, and faerie folk. The Book of Elven Magick, The Philosophy and Enchantments ofthe Seelie Elves, Volume 2, continues the progression of the color magicks and proceeds on into the nature and establishment of the Elven Vortex/Coven, using mudras and tattoos in magic, using mantras in magic, our theories on calling the directions/dimensions, magical words of power, and much more. It is the completion of and companion to volume 1.

“We elves see ours’elves as actors in a play conceived by the Divine Magic in which extemporaneous improvisation is greatly encouraged.”
—The Silver Elves

We also suggest that if you have questions about the Elven Way and being an elf, then you may also wish to read The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path. If you are curious about elves and want to learn more about modern elves, then you will surely find The Magical Realms of Elfin to contain many of your questions answered and it will be a great comfort and help in finding your way home to the magical realms of Elfin.

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“Elves are both ancient and modern at the same time. Our culture is ancient but still thriving in modern times, which makes us seem both very old and very young at the same time.”
—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).

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Enter here the Elven Tree of Life Eternal

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

Attention Dear Kindred!
Come listen to the elves speaking Arvyndase!

Have you always wanted to hear elves speak in Arvyndase, the magical language of The Silver Elves? Come listen as Zardoa speaks Arvyndase (SilverSpeech) and Silver Flame translates! Just published our first You Tube video in our new The Silver Elves channel. And we would love it if you would please subscribe, like and comment! https://youtu.be/unUkxT9QbNE

“The Elves say: The mind is a prism, the spirit pure light, when the spirit shines through the mind it creates a rainbow.”

And you can find all 50+ of  The Silver Elves books on The Elven Way on Amazon here:
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Are There Any Steps Beyond Awakening on the Elven Path?

October 9, 2020

“We elfae are soulful beings and the power of our souls increase with our growing and increasing relationships to each other. . . . after one’s Awakening as an elfae being, one’s life not only takes on a more spiritual dimension but a very otherworldly dimension is added, as well. All we do becomes overshadowed by our elfin natures and the world as we see it becomes gradually transformed so we are seeing it in a new way. . . . One certainly continues to perfect one’s skills as an artist, musician, writer, archer, auto mechanic or carpenter, etc., as one did before Awakening to one’s elfin nature but a spiritual dimension is added to one’s efforts. This is rather like the notion of Zen . . . Here a spiritual dimension is added to one’s material efforts, a greater consciousness that involves the worlds of energy and spirit and not merely the material realm.”

Note: The above photo of Silver Flame and Zardoa of the Silver Elves was graphically manipulated by Kimberly Saladin (Facebook page name CreativelyKim), for which we thank our sister for both her creativity and caring efforts.

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In the article below, we speak about the first three out of seven steps on the elven path or as we Silver Elves call it, The Elven Way: Awakening, Association, and Activation.

Step One and Two of The Elven Way:

AWAKENING and ASSOCIATION

Awakening is the most commonly spoken of and probably the most noted aspect of The Elven Way. This is so principally because Awakening is the first movement on the path and it also tends to be life transforming for the individual, and therefore highly memorable, at least for a time. For it is often, but not always, accompanied by a profound sense of having finally discovered ones’elf, of having come home to one’s true home and family, in a sense, and frequently stirs one’s feelings and imagination powerfully and both at the same time, which makes it doubly effective.

     This powerful sense that those who awaken to the elfae nature sometimes get that which one has waited one’s entire life for this moment is psychologically profound. But at the same time, it is the very potency of this experience that makes it somewhat fragile. One expects, in a certain sense, that these powerful feelings will last forever, but in time the dull magics of the normal world that were created to lull us into a sleep so we no longer remember who we really are and to glamor us into thinking we are other than we are, works incessantly at us, projected by the normal folk around us. And few elves who are at that point and are elfae alone in the world, are able to resist these dark magics, although, it has been done, obviously, or none of us would be aware at all.

     Therefore, the next step upon the Elven Path is usually that of Association. In some ways, this is really the first step, because most of us become aware of our elfae and otherkin nature because of our association with others and it is this link to others who are already awakened that leads to our own awakening. And yet the Awakening is so powerful usually that it eclipses the relationships that led to it.

     At the same time, the truth is that Association is so important to most elfin beings that it not only comes before most awakenings, and directly after, but is the central pivot of our society ever onward throughout time. We elfae are soulful beings and the power of our souls increase with our growing and increasing relationships to each other.

     The reason Association is seen as the second step upon The Elven Way, rather than the first, is that prior to Awakening, while one might have elf friends and be an elf friend, one doesn’t actually realize that one is really an elf or fae or whatever and due to that one doesn’t usually understand that those elfae with whom one associates are really what they claim to be, which is elfin beings. Thus, although one may, and most likely did, know elfae folk prior to Awakening, one simply hasn’t taken that very important step and set ones’elf upon the Path, as yet, and, most likely, sworn an inner oath to ones’elf and one’s spirits to remain awakened thereafter throughout time till Elfin manifests in the material world and beyond.

     As we say, the event of Awakening is often due to one’s interaction with other Elfae, however, many relationships in the realms of the otherworldly can be quite fleeting. Often the ones that inspire one to awaken are actually living at a distance. One interacts with them through various social media, or one meets them at a gathering or other event and quite often they abide at such a distance that it is hard to see them often. And, as much as one would like to join with them immediately, practical reality and the needs of surviving in the world do not always allow this to occur. We are restrained by some dark spells of the world and it is these we strive to overcome.

     And, the fact is that elfae relationships can be quite fleeting anyway. We come and go interacting with each other, moving about upon the Great Faerie Rade, migrating here and there, and it can be hard to find a stable elfae community. Which is why, in part, the first movement in association is toward finding soulmates or starmates, our others with whom we can share an intimate relationship and share the Path together as well. Someone that we can count on, who can also count on us. Creating an elven or elfae community often depends upon a pair of elfae who are the central core of the association. It doesn’t have to be just two, of course, and the goal is to gather more, but a pair it often is.

     Still, elfae folk will come and go and this is important to understand. The inner frasority may remain, hopefully will, but those who obit around us sometimes fly off into space and others take their place. Some are very intensely devoted for a while. Usually, this is after they have recently awakened, but then they spin off elsewhere, frequently only to return again at a later time, a bit wiser for their experience and, in their way, really even more dedicated The Elven Way although less intense in their dedication. What they lose in emotion and fervor, they gain in stability.

     It would be nice if, as elfae folk, we all got along with each other perfectly. Alas, that is not the case. There are natural differences of personality for one thing. Not everyone is meant to be with every other elfae being. We get along better than most of those in the normal world, but still we have our differences.

     And surely there are issues of our own psyche and spirits and soulful natures to work out. We are not perfect beings, but rather spirits perfecting ours’elves. And the various things that plagued us in the world are still with us and need to be worked out. That is, in part, what the Path is all about, developing ours’elves as spirits.

     The need some of our kin feel for personal acknowledgement and recognition is understandable. Many wish to be seen as experts on Faerie lore and our culture, and present thems’elves as such, which as we say is perfectly understandable, but this needs to be done without diminishing others.    

Our job as prominent beings in the modern elfae community, if we dare take on that responsibility, is to empower our others rather than lift ours’elves above them. If we are to be uplifted, it will be done by our others, not by ours’elves. Association draws us to our others and sets us down equally together, sharing the love and magic of Elfin with all who dare to step upon and tread the Path with us.

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Step Three of The Elven Way: ACTIVATION    

As we have explained above, there are seven primary steps or stages upon The Elven Way. The first of these is the Awakening and the second we Silver Elves call Association. As we have already pointed out, Association is really an ongoing activity and is occurring even before one’s Awakening happens. The difference is that after one’s Awakening, one begins to knowingly seek association with one’s kindred and others in light of one’s growing awareness of one’s Elfae or otherkin nature, where previously one sought one’s kindred without really knowing that it was elfae that one was seeking.

     So, while one puts out feelers toward association often hoping for a soulmate before one experiences one’s Awakening, the Awakening transforms the nature of the quest for Association, which is why it is seen as the second step upon the Elven Way. One’s field of search has narrowed but now one knows what one is really searching for.

     The third step upon The Elven Way is Activation. And once again, this is something that was happening prior to one’s awakening and continues afterward. In some ways, these steps upon the Path are not entirely sequential but simultaneous. Still, there seems to be an emphasis that aligns them in a seemingly sequential order. Yet, it is good to realize that almost all of these steps are really taken together. They are like a group, band, pack, covey or vortex of elves walking through the woods together. One may lead at one point, another at some other time. One may speak, then another will replay, and then another still. Yet, they are all moving together in reality. So, too, all these stages are happening at once and sequentially, also. We put the emphasis on one stage at one moment and another after that and back again.

     Activation has to do with the development of our powers as individuals. Surely, everyone who isn’t racked and incapacitated by the dark spells of depression hope to succeed as individuals in the world and in seeking to succeed endeavor to improve what they do and how they do it. Surely, this was happening before one’s Awakening and it certainly continues after one’s Awakening. In fact, in many ways, this is central to the Elven Way, for evolving as elven spirits and becoming more enlightened and powerful as individual beings is what the path is all about.

     The difference between Activation before the Awakening and afterwards is that we are not only aware of our various abilities and are striving to improve them but also we are increasingly aware that in being elves, fae and others that there are otherworldly powers that we can draw upon and wield as magicians, witches and enchanters. Or wizards, sorcerers, shamans or whatever combination of magics one might do. For many elfae folk explore nearly every sort of magic and are proficient in more than one technique or school of magical endeavor.

     One certainly continues to perfect one’s skills as an artist, musician, writer, archer, auto mechanic or carpenter as one did before Awakening to one’s elfin nature but a spiritual dimension is added to one’s efforts. This is rather like the notion of Zen and the Art of Auto Mechanics (see Robert Pirsig’s book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel). Here a spiritual dimension is added to one’s material efforts, a greater consciousness that involves the worlds of energy and spirit and not merely the material realm.

     So, too, after one’s Awakening as an elfae being, one’s life not only takes on a more spiritual dimension but a very otherworldly dimension is added, as well. All we do becomes overshadowed by our elfin natures and the world as we see it becomes gradually transformed so we are seeing it in a new way. Along with being a musician, we are learning patience. Along with being a writer, we are developing our charms and enchantments. Along with our efforts to become better archers, we are aiming for the increase and development of our soulful natures and ability to focus our magical intentions. We seek to improve our various skills, but also our willpower, our intellect, our imagination, our capacity to feel and communicate clearly and truly, our ability to have faith in the magic when it is working in the unseen realms and our ability to see the subtle signs telling us that the magic is indeed spreading out and causing effects in the world, although the end and desired result of our efforts may not have entirely occurred as yet.

     Perseverance becomes vital at this point, because while the Awakening is often dramatic to the point of being astonishing, and Association has its “moments” that we share and sometimes its peak points when we meet one of our true kindred, Activation can be a long slow day-by-day slog toward our goals with little to show for our efforts but the occasional realization that we have somehow, seemingly magically, transformed for the better. We find our skills have improved on all levels but are not always sure when that occurred. And inevitably, especially as we increase our abilities, we will be better at some  things one day and seem to devolve in our ability later. Again, the difference is perseverance. If we don’t give up the path, our powers will increase upon all levels over time, just not all at once and not always consistently at first. Consistency comes with practice.

     And the consequence of this effort (which is energy, which is magic) will be that the spirits of Elfin and Faerie take notice of us. They will seek to improve us as well, lending their powers to our own until we realize that we are never elves or faeries alone but fae folk together through the ages and through the dimensions and throughout time, lifetime after lifetime now and forever more.

(We will be discussing the last 4 steps in the Elven Way in a future blog article and more about these seven steps in our upcoming Silver Elves book Visions of Elfin, to be published in early 2021.)

Kyela,
The Silver Elves
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See all 50+ of the Silver Elves books on The Elven Way on Amazon US here:
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To read more on Elven Awakening, you may enjoy some of these other articles on living the life elven by The Silver Elves:

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

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

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

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

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

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Want An Elf Name Gifted by The Silver Elves?

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

The Silver Elves Books

Many people ask us which of our 54 Silver Elves books on Elven Philosophy and Magic and The Elven Way to begin reading first and so we say, which ever sounds right to you, follow your elven intuition, as there is really no right order! You may wish to visit our Sample Our Books page on our Silver Elves website and read through the excerpts on each book. But if you would like a suggestion, you may wish to begin with one or more of these four books:
1. Through The Mists Of Faerie: A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven This is our most popular book and one we highly recommend reading by anyone interested in elves, elven magic, elven lifestyle, elven awakening and the Elven Way.

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2. The Elven Way: The Magical Path of the Shining Ones This is a companion book to Through the Mists of Faerie, but may be read in any order. It is also a very popular book and a good one to start with.

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3. The Book of Elven Runes: A Passage Into Faerie
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.

4. The Book of Elven Magick: The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves (see both Volume 1 & 2)

5. The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path.

If you have questions about The Elven Way and being an elf, then you may also wish to read The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path. If you are curious about elves and want to learn more about modern elves, then you will surely find The Magical Realms of Elfin to contain many of your questions answered and it will be a great comfort and help in finding your way home to the magical realms of Elfin.

And Now A Gift For You!!!!!!
What Sort of Elf, Faerie or Other Are You?
What is Your Magical Tribe?

For years various kindred have asked us, the Silver Elves, to help them figure this out. Now we’ve created a questionnaire to help us do so and to help you learn about your people, your magical tribe. This is our gift to you (free). Simply follow this link below and the directions and we will help you with your own personal narrative about your magical tribe. Each narrative is based on your answers to the questions and our intuition and is a unique narrative just for you. This is not a computer generated result and we Silver Elves concentrate on only one narrative a day to give you special consideration:
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/what-kind-of-elf-fae-or-otherkin-are-you-what-is-your-tribe

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And for further reading . . . .

And if you would like to explore an elven perspective of esoteric lore, we suggest that you read our books on the Supra-dimensional and Elven Magic, the four Books of Correspondence Between the Silver Elves and the Founders of the Elf Queen’s Daughter (there is no particular order in which you need to read). Each of these four 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 Buddhism, Elven magic and culture, Tolkien, the supra-dimensional and necromancy.

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Please click on the titles below to read sample letters from and all about the ‘Books of Correspondence Between the Silver Elves and the Founders of the Elf Queen’s Daughters’:

  1. Magic Talks
  2. Sorcerers’ Dialogues
  3. Discourses on High Sorcery
  4. Ruminations on Necromancy

“MANY CULTURES HAVE ARISEN. . . .
. . . . throughout the passing ages. Tens of thousands of years come to a peak in a visionary now-ness, allowing for insight-hindsight. The sage can gaze forward and backwards, making hope possible for the people. We share our revelations and before you know it, another culture is born.”
—Arwen and Elanor (Founders of the Elf Queen’s Daughters) in MAGIC TALKS, from the beginning of Letter No. 1 . . . . In the Stardust of The Akaskic Record (Read the entire Letter and commentary by The Silver Elves here!)

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“Through all the ages of the world, the Voice of Elfin can be heard singing songs of love, and life and harmony.”
—The Silver Elves

You can find all 50+ of our the Silver Elves books on The Elven Way, elven life and elven enchantment magic to purchase on Amazon here:
US Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2
UK Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2

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OUR FACEBOOK AND OTHERKIN GROUPS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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“Starlight brings us messages from long ago and far away, of Elfin that once was, and yet they ever seem to say, ‘Look ye to the future, for Elfin comes carried by our glimmerings’.”
—The Silver Elves

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Touch this star above, dear Kindred, for an Elven Blessing!

Elfin Spirit Talk: Elven Sign Language for Magic and Spell Casting

September 24, 2020

ELFINSPIRIT TALK

Click here to view Elfin Spirit Talk on Amazon:
US Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08HGRZNT4
UK Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08HGRZNT4

For years now, we Silver Elves have been using a sign language we’ve created to go along with our magic and our spells. Our newest published book to date, ELFIN SPIRIT TALK: Elven Sign Language for Magic and Spell Casting, shares with you, dear Kindred, this magic of hand movements. You can see our love of using hand gestures in our oracles and magic reflected, in part, in our book Elven Geomancy where whatever result you get as an oracle also has a series of hand movements combined with mudras. These mudras will either greatly increase the power of the oracle and its prediction if you like what you receive and want that outcome to occur, or decrease its potency if the reply from the oracle was contrary to what you wanted. This being done as a way, therefore, of warding off disaster or undesired consequences and moving the energy in another more positive and desired direction. We have carried this practice over into our daily spell casting and in doing so have created a number of spells for ours’elves that we do every day with hand signs similar to American Sign Language in certain ways, only specifically for magical use. After all, magic uses the language of symbols for communicating with spirits. And thus you will find in Elfin Spirit Talk that we have created word signs in the fashion of sign language for the deaf and hearing impaired.

PART ONE of Elfin Spirit Talk has 100 elven spells of magic created in both English and Arvyndase and they cover most situations in life about which you might wish to perform magic, including ten spells in each of ten categories: Protection, Prosperity, Good Fortune, Longevity and Healing, Happiness, Power, Knowledge, Love and Relationship, Wisdom and Spirituality, and Creativity. Once you have found just the right spell in one of these categories that you need for your particular individual situation, you may then go to Part Two of the book and look up each word in the spell to find the Silver Elf Magical Sign Language to go with it.

PART TWO is set up in alphabetical order like a dictionary, so it is English to Silver Elf Magical Sign Language. We include in this section the directions for using the elf sign language to go with the magic spell that you have selected from the first section of this book. You will be looking up each word in your magic spell in this alphabetical dictionary of elf sign language. Once you have studied the signs that go with each word of the spell, you will be ready to use them as you cast your spell in your magic.

Table of Contents for Elfin Spirit Talk:

Introduction
How ELFIN SPIRIT TALK came about . . . .
How to use this book for creating your magic with the Silver Elf
Magical Sign Language . . . .

PART ONE . . . The Spells

Chapter 1: Protection Magic, Defense Spells

Chapter 2: Prosperity Magic, Wealth, Riches, Money, Treasure Spells

Chapter 3: Good Fortune Spells

Chapter 4: Longevity and Healing Spells

Chapter 5: Happiness Spells

Chapter 6: Spells of Power

Chapter 7: Spells for Knowledge

Chapter 8: Spells for Wisdom and Spirituality

Chapter 9: Love and Relationship Spells

Chapter 10: Spells for Creativity

PART TWO . . . The Signs

(Includes a Dictionary of Elven Spirit Talk Signing, A thorugh Z, English to Elven Signing)

Click here to view Elfin Spirit Talk on Amazon:
US Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08HGRZNT4
UK Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08HGRZNT4

Here are a few sample spells (there are 100 in the book) from Elfin Spirit Talk:

Spell for Good Fortune, from chapter 3:
“Fortune finds me every day and comes to me in every way.”
Arvyndase: Tukor låclu el lotym lea nar koso va el ver lotym yer.
Pronunciation: Two – core lock – lou eel low – tim lee – ah nair co – so vah eel veer low – tim year.

Spell for Longevity and Healing, from Chapter 4:
“I lay this salt across my doors, my windows and my seal, all who enter in this place in doing so do heal.”
Arvyndase: El rea wyr nast wylyal el’na inli, el’na elunli nar el’na daba, wyl jae contyn ver wyr al ver bådas re ba hyrn.
Pronunciation: Eel re – ah were nayst will – yale eel’nah ine – lie, eel’nah e – loon – lie nair eel’nah day – bah, will jay con – tin veer were ale veer bah – dace re bah herne.

Spell for Love and Relationship, from Chapter 9:
“Those who are right for me now come, together we abide in love.”
Arvyndase:
Dijli jae da mard fro el mat koso, eldan eli ruden ver ford.
Pronunciation:
Dye-j – lie jay dah mare-d fro eel mate co – so, eel – dane e – lie rue – deen veer ford.

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If you are looking for answers about being Elven or Otherkin? About Finding your Elfae Tribe? More on the Elven Way and Following the Elfin path? We Silver Elves invite you to come read more about our 9 newest books since 2019 https://silverelves.wordpress.com/…/magical-books-by-the-si…. Information and excerpts on our first 45 Silver Elves books are all on our website (see our book page http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html).

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Among our 8 newest The Silver Elves books, besides our most recently published book    BEYOND DEATH:: The Elfin Book of the Dead, you will also find: ELVES, FAERIES, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES:: More Descriptions of Otherworldly Folk; ELF TRIBES:: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin; FAERIE, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES; MANIFESTING ELFIN: Answers to questions about being an elf and following the Elven Path, volume 2; THE NEW DAWN OF ELFIN, Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 3; AN ELFIN BOOK OF TREES FOR THE ELVEN DRUID: The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script; ELVEN HEDGEWITCHERY AND FOUND MAGIC:: Using Art-Making for Evoking Elfin Magic and Living the Elven Way; and ELFIN SPIRIT TALK: Elven Sign Language for Magic and Spell Casting.

“The Elves believe that the ringing one hears in one’s inner ear is a directional signal caused by the Bells of Elfin calling us Home.”
—The Silver Elves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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What Makes an Elven Home?

September 1, 2020
“. . . what makes an elfin home is the magic of our shared love which encourages everyone who lives there and those who come to visit to be who they truly are in the best way that they can in harmony with Nature, the Universe and all others as much as they can manage at that time to be.”

     It is certainly not about the decor, although we elves love to decorate our homes, but rather it is about the spirit of the home. And the spirit of our home, our eald, our elven home, is something that we take with us where ever we go. We Silver Elves have taken Eldafaryn (Elf Haven, the name of our home) with us across a continent and back. We take it when we cross oceans and it has shifted with us, moved with us, as elven homes do, into houses, condos, apartments, a school bus, and a van. You can even find it with us in hotel rooms.

     Some of the decor and most of our teraphim (spirits of our home and our mystical elfae family) go with us when we make a move. Occasionally, a teraphim decides not to make the journey, or leaves in the midst of it. We know this because the form or statue they were occupying breaks as they depart. This happens, we feel from knowing these spirits well, that they have become so very close to the trees and nature there, that they prefer to stay in that environment. But this happens seldom, however. Most of our teraphim enjoy living with us and continue to do so where ever we journey. The appearance of our new residence may change somewhat, just as we change our raiment from time to time, but the spirit that resides within it stays essentially the same, except it is more evolved, more powerful and illuminated by our previous experiences.

     But most of all, the spirit of our elven home travels with us because it exists within our own hearts and our soulful connection to each other and fills whatever abode we may settle in, for however long, with the magic of our togetherness, our mutual elfae being and the love that we share.

     It is true that some elfae are alone in the world. And if we understand them correctly, there are far more who are alone than who wish to be. Many elfae and otherkin tell us that they are loners, but we’ve come to understand that in most cases this just means they have yet to find their own kindred, and that they feel surrounded by the critical gaze of the normal folk who are ever judging everyone, including each other, for not being quite good enough. Yet, it is rare for elfae to truly be loners. We may be, many of us, quite introverted and somewhat disinclined toward large groups, or even when in large groups still prone to sit back and observe for the most part, but nearly all elfae seek their true kin and upon finding them know that something that they have hungered for, seemingly forever, has finally come about.

     We have often had our elfae friends who visit us after a move say, “Yep, this is still Eldafaryn.” Which, of course, it is. The decorations may have changed somewhat and their location in our home may have shifted, and objects that we had in storage may have now come out and others have replaced them in the secret sleepy realms of awaiting, but the spirit is the same.

     Of course, we love the cozy decor that you see in elven and hobbit homes in movies that have rounded doors and archways, vines growing inside and out, lace curtains, beautiful woodwork with Celtic-type knotwork designs throughout and plants everywhere. It is all so beautiful and inspiring. And if we could afford such a place we would surely embrace it with all our hearts.

     However, even if we had a place such as Rivendell to live in, that wouldn’t make it an elven home without the spirit of Elfin to awaken it from within, any more than a person who puts on a suit, no matter how expensive it may be, is necessarily a good and successful business person. For what makes an elfin home is the magic of our shared love which encourages everyone who lives there and those who come to visit to be who they truly are in the best way that they can in harmony with Nature, the Universe and all others as much as they can manage at that time to be.

And here is a quote from our Silver Elves book Through the Mists of Faerie: A magical guide to the wisdom teaching of the Ancient Elven that explains the true and deepest meaning of Elven Home:

“This feeling of Eldataelum, of Elvenhome, which often comes to us and feels like it is a memory from our childhood, of ancient times, of future possibilities, and the sense of magic we had as children, is another meditation for the Elfae, a deeper meditation born of feeling rather than mental chatter. This sense of being at home at last, this sense of childhood magic, is a communion with our Soul, and by holding this feeling gently within us we begin to vibrate that energy out into the world.”

“. . . it can be inconsistent at first. The feeling comes and goes as it will and we can but focus on it, sense it really, hold it gently and delicately within us as we would hold a fragile bird, and carry it with us as long as we can. Usually the concerns of the world, the circumstances of our life banish it soon enough, but having felt it a few times we begin to get a greater sense of it and in time we can summon it at will. We become the energy of Elvenhome; we are the Living Vibration of the Voice of Elfin calling to other elves in the world.”
—end quote from Through the Mists of Faerie: A magical guide to the wisdom teaching of the Ancient Elven

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

If you enjoyed this article on Elven Home and are looking to read more of our articles on Elven Lifestyle, here are a few suggestions:

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 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

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

If you are looking for answers about being Elven or Otherkin? About Finding your Elfae Tribe? More on the Elven Way and Following the Elfin path? We Silver Elves invite you to come read more about our 8 newest books since 2019 https://silverelves.wordpress.com/…/magical-books-by-the-si…. Information and excerpts on our first 45 Silver Elves books are all on our website (see our book page http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html).

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Among our 8 newest The Silver Elves books, besides our most recently published book    BEYOND DEATH:: The Elfin Book of the Dead, you will also find: ELVES, FAERIES, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES:: More Descriptions of Otherworldly Folk; ELF TRIBES:: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin; FAERIE, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES; MANIFESTING ELFIN: Answers to questions about being an elf and following the Elven Path, volume 2; THE NEW DAWN OF ELFIN, Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 3; AN ELFIN BOOK OF TREES FOR THE ELVEN DRUID: The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script; and ELVEN HEDGEWITCHERY AND FOUND MAGIC:: Using Art-Making for Evoking Elfin Magic and Living the Elven Way.

“The Elves believe that the ringing one hears in one’s inner ear is a directional signal caused by the Bells of Elfin calling us Home.”
—The Silver Elves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elven Homehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1712981718807166

“All our dreams of yesteryear cast to the unknown creates a path of starlight bright that guides we elven home.”
—The Silver Elves

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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. . . . and here below is 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 guide to assist withpolishing our manners and bringing etiquette back to our daily lives.”

As we elves often say, “Our beauty often comes from our uniqueness.” If you would like further guidance on making the magic of Faerie real in your own life, we suggest reading  Living the Personal Myth, 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. This book is a potent guide to realizing one’s genuine, and potentially powerful, magical and fantastic nature.

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

by The Silver Elves

“Elfin is like an island across a great vast sea. To get to it you can either sail or fly. To sail you can use the vessel that is your soul. To fly you need the wings of your spirit. The ship of your soul is your love of all things elfin, the wings of your spirit are the faith you have in your own true s’elf and your willingness to make it real. It does not matter entirely how you get there, but if you be elven in your soulful spirit, get there you must.”

You can find all our the Silver Elves books to purchase on The Elven Way on Amazon here:
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Touch this Elven Star Above, dear Kindred, for Elven Blessings!
 

How do You Discover What Sort of Elf or Otherkin Type You Are? And Do You Need to Know your Kin Type to be an Otherkin?

August 1, 2020

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“. . . .  the realms of Faerie and Elfin are touched by the realms of the Unknown constantly whispering to us to change, evolve and creating even greater things than we had yet imagined.”

We often encounter individuals in our Facebook groups who feel attracted to the Elfae and Otherkin communities and the denizens thereof but don’t really know what sort of otherkin they might be. They wish to fit in and be accepted but they don’t know quite where they might fit in, especially when they encounter others who are posting about their personal kin type and its various features and they, for their own part, don’t know what to say about thems’elves.

     Yet, of course, of all the communities where the need to fit in is virtually unimportant, it is surely the elfae world where uniqueness and individuality are valued and fostered. One can remain amorphous, lurking from the shadows forever as far as we are concerned, as long as one does so in a harmonious fashion. For courtesy is also very important to us, especially for we elfae folk, and there are surely those who in following the ways that are common among other groups, where pointless arguing and character assassination is rife, find thems’elves on the other side of the mists that surround and protect our people, confused and scratching their heads about how they suddenly wound up there.

     However, there is really no need to hurry about discovering one’s kin type or defining our magical selves. You certainly don’t have to have a kin type in order to be accepted in our groups and, honestly, you don’t have to be elfae or otherkin to be our (the Silver Elves) friends. You just have to be sincerely friendly, which to us means you are an elf friend and that is otherkin enough for us to proceed upon.

     So, it is not at all necessary to delineate one’s otherkin type, if one isn’t at the point when one is ready to do so. There are times in our lives when it is important to simply expand and explore the consciousness of spirit without naming it while there are other times when we become ready to define and act upon the consciousness of our spiritual identity. It is best if that happens naturally. It doesn’t need to be forced and it is vital that when it does happen that it is an expression of our inner being and of a true sense of ours’elves.

     So, how do we discover our kintype when the time comes to do so? First, we trust ours’elves. We particularly trust our understanding of ours’elves and we especially need to trust our attractions. This is to say, we tend to be attracted to things that have some relationship to us. We are naturally inclined to be attracted to our own kin and kind.

     So, the question then becomes, what do we really wish to be? Not just what sort of otherkin or elfae do we relate to in our feelings, although that is very important as well, but what do we wish to be? Beneath the all of Life is Spirit. Spirit creates and manifest the Universe and the world, which is to say our own s’elves. So, what is it that you wish to be? Don’t deny yours’elf. Understand your aspirations, for they will form your being and we are all becoming through time, interaction and experience.

     What makes this whole situation slightly trickier is that we are a community of shapeshifters and hybrids. We are often not one thing but a mixture of different types, or we have the ability to shift from one to another. We Silver Elves, for instance, call ours’elves elves for convenience, but we also know that we are related to pixies, brownies, sidhe and fae and others as well. There is no conflict in our hearts and minds about this fact. And we might manifest as any of these at any time and change again later.

     But, in the long run, it comes down to this once again, and that is what is it you wish to be? Those of you who are uncertain of your kintype. This is Elfin. You are not determined by forces outside of yours’elf forcing you to be this or that, but moved by forces within yours’elf, your own inner nature that will eventually compel you to be exactly who you truly are, which is also, as it turns out, who you really wish to be. How great is that?

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Do you need to Know your Kin Type to be an Otherkin?

Well, clearly you don’t. All sorts of people feel that they are otherkin but don’t have a clear idea of what sort of otherkin they might be. Most often, in our experience, this is not due to the fact that they have no idea at all, but rather that they feel drawn to so many different types of otherkin that they don’t know which one they really are. And many times, they don’t really wish to have to choose.

     And we Silver Elves don’t see why they would have to do so. We are elves, yes. But we are also pixie folk and brownie folk and descended from the Sidhe and while we usually call ours’elves elves, we also consider ours’elves fully pixie and brownie and so forth as well. We have even been adopted by a group of hobbits, given hobbit names and are considered hobbits, as well. There is no conflict in our elvish minds concerning this. When we are with them, we are hobbits, but we are also elves.

     Most elfin, faerie otherkin types are hybrids, anyway. And surely in some cases they become a unique and individual type just in the way that the manticore has the head of a human, the body of a lion and a tail of venomous spines, like a scorpion, while some even have wings. So, a hybrid of otherkin types may produce a whole new type but then, not always.

     We’ve known people who are descended from the Irish, from the Philippine people, from an African tribe and other varieties and, often, they were born in America or some other country and that in a sense makes them American also. Are they Irish? Yes. Are they Filipino? Yes. African? Yes, that too, and American. There is no valid reason to make them choose between these ancestries. They are each and all of them at the same time, a combination of wondrous love.

     Of course, some folks might just feel more comfortable saying I’m a dragon, or a Unicorn, or an Elf or a Faerie but that is usually only those that are still struggling with the fact that they are otherkin at all and uncertain whether they may have to retreat into the world of the normal folk and hide among them again. Those who are more comfortable in the Otherworld, or perhaps we should call it, the World of the Other, are also used to the fact that things are constantly shifting and changing there. In a world where so many folks are shapeshifters, you get used to people shifting their forms, identities and even their gender regularly.

     These sort of shifts are rather frightening to the normal folk who can even get violent and murderous towards those who have shifting identities but for the elfae folk this is just the way things are and really, it is also the way we like things to be. It gives constant variety to our worlds. And whatever you might say about the Elfin and Faerie realms, they are not boring as the normal world so often tends to be. They are ever surprising and ever revealing new and interesting things. For ours is a creative world and new creations pop up from time to time amazing and delighting us.

     And as to finding in your kin type, there’s no hurry really. If you are uncertain of what kin you might be, don’t worry about it. Choose whatever you feel most like at the moment, and if you happen to find another type you feel more like in the future, well, that’s great. You can change, you can add on, we are all hybrids, really and that just makes it all the more wondrous as far as we are concerned.

     Or simply be an amorphous shadow, lurking in the dark with no real form at all. Nothing requires a person to be a specific type of otherkin. You can be one of those people who just doesn’t like to be labeled. Although, labels are somewhat convenient, just for expressing things about ours’elves, but not necessary really. For the realms of Faerie and Elfin are touched by the realms of the Unknown constantly whispering to us to change, evolve and creating even greater things than we had yet imagined.

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

If you enjoyed our article above about kin type, then you may wish to also read:

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?

and
What Kind of Elf, Fae, or Otherkin Are you? What is Your Elf Tribe? Take the Silver Elves Questionnaire (and we will gift to you a Magical Narrative)!

Enjoy Sampling the 50+ Silver Elves books on magic and enchantment and The Elven Way: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html

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Are you are looking for answers about being Elven or Otherkin? About Finding your Elfae Tribe? More on the Elven Way and Following the Elfin path? We Silver Elves invite you to come read more about our 8 newest books since 2019 https://silverelves.wordpress.com/…/magical-books-by-the-si…. Information and excerpts on our first 45 Silver Elves books are all on our website (see our book page http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html).

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Among our 8 newest The Silver Elves books, besides our most recently published book    BEYOND DEATH:: The Elfin Book of the Dead, you will also find: ELVES, FAERIES, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES:: More Descriptions of Otherworldly Folk; ELF TRIBES:: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin; FAERIE, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES; MANIFESTING ELFIN: Answers to questions about being an elf and following the Elven Path, volume 2; THE NEW DAWN OF ELFIN, Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 3; AN ELFIN BOOK OF TREES FOR THE ELVEN DRUID: The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script; and ELVEN HEDGEWITCHERY AND FOUND MAGIC:: Using Art-Making for Evoking Elfin Magic and Living the Elven Way.

“Elfin is a Living Culture born of our beings just as we are born from it. We are one individually and one together. This is the paradox and mystery that empowers our magic and inflames our spirits while connecting our elven souls.”
—The Silver Elves

Now A Gift For You!!!!!
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 the page: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfkin.html

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

“While we await the Elven Dawn, we dance through the elvish night around bonfires of vision and desire, casting spells of love upon the glowing embers.”
—Old Elfin Knowledge

And for further reading on your Elven, Faerie, Otherkin tribe:

otherkinstar_coverelftribesELF TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin and  FAERIE, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin. Please click on the titles listed above to go to the pages on this blog that are dedicated to each book, where you can read more about them, view excerpts of sample magical narratives and also the table of contents from both books. Elf Tribes contains 150+ narratives of elven tribes, and Faerie, Fae and Otherkin Tribes contains another 150+ narratives of faerie and otherkin tribes. We also invite you to read ELVES, FAERIES, FAE, AND OTHERKIN TRIBES: More Descriptions of Otherworldly Folk. It is the third book in the series of Elf, Fae and Otherkin tribes by The Silver Elves. After publishing the first two books in this series, we Silver Elves continued to have many of our kindred fill out the kin type survey and contact us asking for a tribe narrative, so this third book in the series contains all of these new tribe narratives to this date and is dedicated to a variety of tribes of elven kind, faeries, fae that are faerie blends, otherkin, otherworldlies, and miscellaneous assorted fae. The 124 tribe narratives in this third volume are all newly published and are not found in the two previous books. Some of the narratives are a bit longer than those in the first two books. These tribe narratives will beautifully describe to you about their history, their unique powers, their unique magics and spiritual beliefs and practices, their way of governing, their spell crafting and herbal adeptship, along with their lifestyle and special creative interests and abilities.

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ELVES, FAERIES, FAE, AND OTHERKIN TRIBES

Be sure and click on the title links above and read a few of these magical tribe narratives. 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).

The Elves Say. . . “Those who pretend to holiness will never find their way into the realms of magic where the elfin play, but those who do sincerely stand for what is true and right will see the path that opens up beyond the misty light.”

If you have enjoyed reading our over 100 articles on our two blog sites, we think you may surely enjoy reading one of our most popular The Silver Elves books: Through The Mists of Faerie: A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven:

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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.

“The Elves believe that Fear is a dog that barks in the night to warn you of impending danger because it loves you. Embrace your fear. Feed it courage.”
—The Silver Elves

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

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

La tae lun u Eldat te vari elsorin
(By the light of Elfin be ever blessed)
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From An Elven Point of View, Is Harley Quinn Fae? Is Batman Fae? Are X-Men Fae?

August 1, 2020

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“. . . we see the faerie nature in many folk and we see the magic of Faerie pushing up through the cracks in the sideways and climbing the sides of the buildings and lurking in the corners of the world all around us.”

 

Is Harley Quinn Fae?

When you look at the world from an elven point of view, you begin to see elves, faeries, fae and all manner of otherkin all around one. Often, they don’t realize this otherness about thems’elves, but we see the faerie nature in many folk and we see the magic of Faerie pushing up through the cracks in the sideways and climbing the sides of the buildings and lurking in the corners of the world all around us. It takes the Faerie Sight to do this, or Elven Far Vision, or perhaps in this case Elven Near Vision.

This understanding of individuals and their fae nature includes seeing fictional characters of many sorts as fae. Comic book and graphic novel characters are especially prone to having fae characteristics. Often, this is due to some superpowers that they have, since magic and otherworldly powers link one to Elfin and Faerie, whether one is fae in nature or not. Our world is infectious you might say, but in a positive way, like having an infectious laugh or smile. We elfae are like moss or lichen, or even more like wild flowers and weeds, we grow everywhere we can in every niche available to us and we cast our seeds everywhere, far and wide, near and close, here and there.

     Take the character of Haley Quinn from the Batman series. She doesn’t really seem to have any superpowers, neither does Batman when it comes to that, unless you consider understanding the human psyche as being a superpower. For Harley Quinn (Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel) is a psychiatrist and it is in that capacity that she first meets, treats and falls in love with The Joker. And, certainly, there is some merit to the notion that understanding the human or other psyche might be a superpower.

     There is surely a long-standing magical tradition that proports that knowing a person’s true name gives one power over that individual. Among other things, many spiritual, magical and religious groups through time have gone by different names in order to keep their actual names secret. Or sometimes they get magical names, which they see as their true names that they keep secret from the mundane and uninitiated. We Sisters of the Elf Queen’s Daughters have secret names in the manner of this tradition.

     In the simplest terms, this can be seen in movies, where criminals take on pseudonyms during a heist in order to protect their actual identity, for if the police knew their true names…. The same can be seen, in a sense, when Superman disguises hims’elf in the world as Clark Kent. How they never recognize his face is another question. What, facial recognition software doesn’t work on Superman?

     In this same regard, if you really understand an individual to the depth of their being (their true name), then you have the ability to manipulate or influence them for good or ill. And that really is a great super power, and actually quite a rare one. There are many psychiatrists and psychologists in the world, yet most of them are ineffectual in their work because they don’t actually understand the individuals who are their patients. They are just carrying out rote routines that they have learned in empathy training and other practices. Those rare individuals who do understand others affect real changes in those individuals, while the rest are just going through the motions repeating formulas that have no power because there is no understanding behind them and thus no real connection to the individuals who come to them for therapy.

     Haley Quinn, on the other hand, falls in love with the Joker, who is clearly mad and she, through the process of counter-transference gets drawn into his lunacy and, what is to us, his Unseelie world. This, however, originates because while she may understand the Joker somewhat, she truly fails to understand hers’elf. He is an abusive individual but like many females, she convinces hers’elf that if she just loves him enough, he’ll transform. But he does not, he cannot, because she has given up her power to be with him. And while love is a great power, unfortunately it is not a panacea for all ills, although it can help, but seldom quickly.

     Harley in joining the Joker becomes fey hers’elf. Fey is a word that is generally defined as giving an impression of vague unworldliness or having supernatural powers of clairvoyance, which she does not, or that one is fated to die or at the point of death, thus living on the edge at all times and slightly mad for doing so. The moon-touched or loony are often seen as being connected to the world of the fae and the supernatural. And the moon witch has both light and dark powers and moods.

     In time, Harley breaks with the Joker, finds a relationship with Poison Ivy, another fae character, and Catwoman (Shapeshifter? Furry?) and the three together are sometimes called the Gotham City Sirens. Is she then a Siren, singing the unwitting to their deaths and laughing maniacally all the time?

     Whatever the case, it is clear that while she may have started her life as a woman as though she was of the normal world, her fae nature emerged and she joined the Unseelie folk who seek revenge upon Mankind for all their ill deeds toward the world, Nature and the fae, as well as just for the sheer pleasure of seeing those arrogant asses get what’s coming to them. Who among the fae doesn’t appreciate poetic justice? And yet, just as she became fey and fae and Unseelie, she could transform again, changing from a Supervillain to a Super Heroine, protecting the innocent against the oppressors, but first she will have to come to understand her own true name and nature.

 

Is Batman Fae?

On the surface, it would seem that Batman is, indeed, a man, as his name implies, and is not a fae of any sort. He doesn’t have super powers or magic of any kind, unless you accept being rich as a superpower, as his character said in one of the movies. As a sub-question then, we might ask: is wealth a superpower?

Well, having wealth certainly provides one with many powers. It is not an absolute power and surely it has its drawbacks, just as great beauty (another power) does, but surely it is a power. After all, when we hear stories of magic and genies, what is it that people who come upon a magic lamp or who have obtained some sort of magic, or even if they made a deal with a demon, most frequently ask for? It is great wealth.

Of course, not all those who have this power are superheroes. In fact, if we are to believe many of the rumors about those who are wealthy, or just read the newspapers about them or watch television, one might conclude that many of those who have the power of wealth are supervillains, or simply rather ordinary villains as the case may be. Greedy individuals who commit crimes large and small to obtain and keep their wealth. Batman being a superhero is a bit of an exception. This is not to say that all wealthy people are villains, just that wealth has its temptations like every other power. It allows one to do things that others without wealth cannot do in the world, but it doesn’t necessarily give one spiritual maturity and enlightenment, which are different powers altogether and ones that sometimes have prompted sages through the ages to eschew the acquisition of wealth.

And, let’s face it, while many of the wealthy have inherited their riches somewhere at some time, either the individual with wealth now or some ancestor obtained that wealth through effort. And again, if we are to believe the tales, they well could have done so using some very questionable and possibly quite villainous and illegal methods.

Also, while we might say, therefore, that Batman has a superpower, in his case an inherited one, of great wealth, his power is not a supernatural power and thus not exactly a fae or elfae power. His abilities don’t speak of the otherworldly so much as the best, most inventive and intelligent aspects of the mundane world. His powers, while financed by great wealth, are based upon science and technology, which are the superpowers of Mankind.

This is not to say that we elves aren’t scientifically oriented, for truly we are, but our powers tend to be more of the ethereal and otherworldly for the most part than merely powers of this world. And while we accept and revere science, we do not exclude the possibility of supernatural magic and powers, as Men often do. Rather, we embrace those powers, although we tend to think that they arise mostly from the power of the will and maturity of the developed individual. We should remember, however, that the third and much quoted law pronounced by Arthur C. Clarke is that, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Magic is not contrary to science, but a deeper understanding of Nature. It is supernatural but not unnatural.

None-the-less, when we examine Batman, he seems to be more Man than Fae. And yet, what about his Bat persona. At the very least, as he transforms himself into a Bat-Man, we could say that he is a sort of technological shaman, shapeshifting into a bat. At the same time, we might also think that Batman really is a Furry. After all, bats are furry creatures, except for their wings and in taking on the bat persona, Batman is actually revealing his Furry nature.

Of course, that doesn’t necessarily make him fae, exactly, but it does tend to indicate that he is Otherkin, and Otherkin surely can be fae, while others of the diverse kind are just a step away from fae, sort of a cross between men and fae creatures, but able if they so desire, to live and abide in Faerie.

While Batman chooses mostly to live in the mundane world combating criminals who are both super and quite ordinary villains, his life in Wayne Manor and especially his life in the Bat Cave, are somewhat otherworldly. Wayne Manor is a step away from the normal world of the mundane, the poor and the middle classes, and the Bat Cave another step even further away and much closer to Faerie. So, while Batman is probably not a fae being, he is a rather advanced man and, in that sense, surely a cousin to we who are elfae.

 

Are the X-Men Fae?

    We’d have to say that for the most part they are. Not only that but many of them seem to be quite elven. They have superpowers, of course, which is what makes them X-Men or mutant human beings, but quite a few of them enhance their powers with science and technology, which is a very elvish approach to the world. We are an eclectic group and we use whatever works, taking our natural abilities and otherworldly sense and increasing and enhancing them in every way we can.

The X-Men are not all elves, surely. They are a myriad of fae kind, with shapeshifters and various others among them with a variety of abilities and powers. Certainly, Wolverine isn’t an elf, more of an otherkin furry, but Charles Xavier and Magneto are rather elfin beings in our opinion, even though they don’t have pointed ears, but then most elves in the modern world don’t have pointed ears, as much as we’d like to do so.

     What is most interesting to us, however, is that the divide between those two characters and among the X-Men overall is quite in keeping with the difference between the Unseelie Elfae and the Seelie Elfae. Magneto and his group are angry at normal humanity and the world of Men because of the persecution that they have suffered at their hands but also because of Man’s incredible folly in the way they treat the world and the natural environment. They are greedy, arrogant, selfish and will not listen to those who are wiser and have the vision to see where their folly will lead them. Compared to most of us, they are rather like belligerent teenagers.

     Most elfae folk, even those of us who tend to be Seelie Elfae, find this anger with Mankind and their avaricious, callous and cruel natures, perfectly understandable. If we thought it would help, we’d be angry at them, too, and seek revenge upon them. But from a Seelie point of view that just contributes to the madness that they infuse into the world so instead we seek to do our best (and it is not easy because they are so incalcitrant) to enlighten them and show them the way.

     Of course, the mere fact that Magento and his cohorts wish to punish Mankind for their actions, does not, in itself, make them Unseelie. It does make them somewhat like Men, for Men are very into punishment for every infraction no matter how petty their rules, laws and regulations, but that would only make those elfae a form of dark fae and not necessarily Unseelie. What makes them Unseelie, and this is a curious thing, is their presumption of the fact that they are more powerful, having superpowers, and can subjugate Men. Thus this means to the Magento that they should conquer Men and either eliminate them entirely or control them. However, this is exactly how Men treat other men, although they usually call those other men sub-human due to their race, religion, nationality or some other difference that they have. Even more than that, Men subjugate their own women, their own wives and daughters. The Unseelie’s drive to control Men is little different than Men’s drive to control all that are around them, even each other and their own tendency to be controlled and be submissive to powerful and dominating leaders.

     And what makes this even harder is that this control must continue forever. Often in places where an outer force, such as communism controls a diverse population for decades, such as happened in the former Yugoslavia, this harmonizing of society only holds as long as the control lasts and when it fails, the various groups set about warring with each other and enacting a series of ethnic cleansing pogroms. The solution they offer is genocide, although this seldom works either. Even Man’s ancient attempt at the genocide of the elfae peoples only forced us to go underground, in reality and legend, and metaphorically as well (see our book Through the Mists of Faerie).

     This point of view that the Unseelie X-Men hold toward normal humanity can be seen in Nicholas De Vere’s book The Dragon Legacy where he puts forward the claim that elves are genetically superior to normal folk and should lead and control them. Of course, unfortunately like so many of this sort, he means only pure bred elven and not all those lesser elven, those half-bloods or part-bloods or mud bloods, that fill the world. Where have we heard this racist doctrine before? Oh, yeah, the Nazis, Fascists in general, the Ku Klux Klan and others of that ilk.

     At the same time, we Seelie elfae must admit that we have been less than totally successful in influencing Men toward the good. We’ve had some success, certainly, but not as much as needed to move Men utterly from the destructive course they are bent upon. Still, we’ve observed Men for a long time and have come to realize they seldom make changes willingly until Nature forces them to so do. Look around you, beloved kindred, Nature is speaking.

In Shimmering Starlight Ever Be,
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