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Are There Actually Portals to Elfin?

December 3, 2019
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“. . . . we Silver Elves are less inclined to think of portals to Elfin being in particular spots as to the idea of special circumstances or techniques enabling one to step from the mundane realm to that more fantastic one. Thus, one is not limited, entirely, by one’s location or position on the planet, but rather dependent upon one’s ability and power to shift into Elfin or Elfin awareness.”

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If we think of Elfin as another dimension, which it is surely in a sense, then yes there would be portals to Elfin. However, when we say portal, we usually imagine a doorway or perhaps a mirror or some other limited entry way into Elfin or Faerie that exists only at certain places or special spots and sometimes then only at certain times or circumstances. This is often the idea that is presented in tales about Elfin, Faerie and other worlds. You can find just such a notion in Freda Warrington’s great novel Elfland.

For our own part, we Silver Elves are less inclined to think of portals to Elfin being in particular spots as to the idea of special circumstances or techniques enabling one to step from the mundane realm to that more fantastic one. Thus, one is not limited, entirely, by one’s location or position on the planet, but rather dependent upon one’s ability and power to shift into Elfin or Elfin awareness.

This, in that way, would be more in keeping with Carlos Castaneda’s idea as expressed by Don Juan Matus that stepping into the ‘other world’ requires an incredible feat of perception. It’s not about where you are so much as how you experience and view the world around you. The portal to Elfin in that way wouldn’t be in a particular location but would be located anywhere the elf mage exercised hir (his/her) ability to step into the Elfin realm or realms, really. This idea can be found more in our novel The Elves of Lyndarys: A Magical Tale of Modern Faerie Folk, where the characters live in a sort of parallel world that is like but different than the normal beside them.

What Tolkien did was make Elves and Elfin more manifest in the same fashion as there are Japanese people or Dutch people or French people and one can go to their land and visit them. In that way, he made elves and Elfin more accessible by making their realization more possible in a material sense. And, here and there, there are elfin folk and faerie folk, such as ours’elves, and others manifesting as the elfae they and we are and creating Elfin about them by doing so.

For Elfin, from our point of view, and in a sense like Castaneda’s idea, is ever accessible to those who have the courage, knowledge and ability to manifest it. Whether this is wise or not or one should be silent about doing so, we leave to you to decide. There is some debate about this and some proceed one way and others another. We do as circumstances require.

However, we do believe it takes a bit of wisdom to truly manifest Elfin (it is one of the basic ingredients, you might say) and for our own part, we are open about our elfin being to some folks and silent and camouflaged to others. That is how it has always been as far as we can tell for nearly all elfae folk.

From our Silver Elves perspective, Elfin and Faerie are all around us, existing in potential, rather like unmolded clay, perhaps, just waiting for someone to shape it into something recognizable and hopefully wonderful. The problem with the idea of portals to Elfin is that it makes it seem as though anyone who finds the portal could enter Elfin, but that is simply not true. In some ways, a portal to Elfin would be a sort of intelligence test. Only, this test wouldn’t just be of logical intelligence, or of one’s knowledge, and it certainly wouldn’t involve one’s genetics but it would include social intelligence, perhaps artistic intelligence, loving and compassionate intelligence and other aspects that tend to be a part of elfae being. If one doesn’t pass the test one cannot enter. But then, if one doesn’t pass the test then probably they didn’t really wish to enter Elfin in the first place.

In fact, anyone can say that they are an elf and in a certain sense anyone can manifest Elfin. It is not closed to anyone but open to everyone, if you are able to manifest it. However, few people wish to do so and of those who do, they are not always ready for the deeper regions of Elfin. Anyone who desires to do so can manifest Elfin, but how truly? And what are your motivations behind doing so? For these motivations affect the sort of Elfin you will create. We are not really stepping to Elfin for the most part, we are making it real. We’ve had people step into our Eald but that didn’t make them elves, and whether they even perceived they were in Elfin is somewhat questionable. Probably, they only thought, “This is strange. Who are these weirdos?”

Then again, there are Unseelie as well as Seelie elfin and while not everyone will manifest Elfin according to our particular understanding of it, every person has the right to make it real in their own lives as best they may, and no one has the right to decide who is or isn’t an elf or fae save the individual hir own s’elf.

Elfin and Faerie are varied worlds, with all sorts of folk and beings in them, and the chief requirement for entering those worlds is the desire to do so and the effort to live the life elfin. No one’s approval is required, no one’s agreement is needed, magic, which is to say action, rules here. Be the best elf or fae or elfae you may be and we, for our own part, will do our best to help guide you to the inner regions where love reigns and magic and wonder are everywhere if that is your true desire.

Ver nesidas mellun vari te (In shimmering starlight ever be),
The Silver Elves
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“When you come to the end of the road, you will find that the path still continues.”
—Olde Elven Saying

 

If you enjoyed this article about elfin portals,
then you may surely enjoy reading our novel,
The Elves of Lyndarys: A Magical Tale of Modern Faerie Folk.

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Click here to enjoy reading the beginning of the first chapter, table of contents and reader reviews on The Elves of Lyndarys: A Magical Tale of Modern Faerie Folk by The Silver Elves

The Elves of Lyndarys is an often humorous novel about a young man’s struggle to mature and develop himself, his magic and his identity as he encounters and explores the modern pagan and otherkin communities and happens to encounter real elves, slowly coming to realize as he does so that he may not be a man at all but one of the elven. He is confronted through his journey not only by his own incredulity about his encounters and his inner conflict with what he has been taught to believe is reality and his actual experience but also by his personal prejudices and false assumptions. He comes to discover not only that the magic of Faerie is real but further that the Elven Way, as presented by his mentors, offers him a means of traveling the misty paths to magical and mystical enlightenment.

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“Some people say that misery loves company, we elves say that joy demands a celebration.”
—The Silver Elves

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 5 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Let’s Study Arvyndase, the Magical Language of the Silver Elves!

As many of you know, we now have published not only our book teaching you how to speak and write Arvyndase (see Arvyndase (Silverspeech): A Short Course in the Magical Language of the Silver Elves), but also The Complete Dictionary of  Arvyndase with over 30,000 words from English to Arvyndase and from Arvyndase to English. Arvyndase is a complete elven language and one of the best ways (at least one of the most fun ways) to learn it is to study Arvyndase vocabulary by translating our Silver Elves “Elf Sayings”. We have begun posting our Elf Sayings in Arvyndase in our Facebook group Magical Books of the Silver Elves, and we will also post them here for you with each upcoming blog. Below is the first, and by studying this one you will learn some important words in Arvyndase including tree, star, and moon:

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Announcement For All Tree Lovers!

We Silver Elves are very happy to announce the publication of An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid: The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script! We are quite excited because it 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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An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid:
The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script

Sold on Amazon USA: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1710655704

and Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1710655704

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

Below, you will see that we have collected a list of all our Silver Elves articles so far on our blog sites on both WordPress and Blogspot. Our articles are sponsored by questions we have been asked about the Elven Way over the decades since 1975 by our elfae brothers and sisters as well as more recently on Facebook in our groups and private messages . If you have questions that you do not see answered here, then you are free to join one of our FB groups and ask your question or private message us on FB or just ask your question in the comment section of this blog article and we will be happy to do our best to address it in a future article. Also, we do have two question and answer books, The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, and also our recent publication MANIFESTING ELFIN: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 2 that have many more questions answered about the Elven Way and being an elf. You can click on the book title above to go see the table of contents in each book to check if your questions are contained within these books.

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

Section 1: “First Questions” Often Asked About Elves

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

 

Is the Elven Way a religion?

 

How Do I Find Out About my Elfae/Otherkin Tribe? And If I feel that I’m some sort of Otherkin but don’t know what kind, what should I do?

https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/how-do-i-find-out-about-my-elfae-otherkin-tribe
What Kind of Elf, Fae, or Otherkin Are you? What is Your Elf Tribe? Take the Silver Elves Questionnaire (and we will gift to you a Magical Narrative)!
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/what-kind-of-elf-fae-or-otherkin-are-you-what-is-your-tribe

 

Want to be Gifted an Elf Name in Arvyndase, the Magical Language of the Silver Elves?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/want-an-elf-name-gifted-by-the-silver-elves

 

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

 

What is the Magic of Being an Elf? And Why is Magic Slower to Manifest on the Material Plane?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/08/02/what-is-the-magic-of-being-an-elf-and-why-is-magic-slower-to-manifest-on-the-material-plane

What Can We Do To Help Manifest Elfin in this Material World?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/08/23/what-can-we-do-to-help-manifest-elfin-in-this-material-world

 

 

Section 3: More About Who the Elves Are

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

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

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

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

 

What are the Dark Elfae? Why are the Unseelie Elves and Dark Elves Often Confused?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/04/06/what-are-the-dark-elfae
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Are Elves Human? Is an Elven Soul and Spirit Different from that of a Human?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/09/02/are-elves-human-is-an-elven-soul-and-spirit-different-from-that-of-a-human

 

Section 4: Elven Awakening

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

How Much Have We Silver Elves Been Influenced by Tolkien and the Silmarillion?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/10/30/how-much-have-we-silver-elves-been-influenced-by-tolkien-and-the-silmarillion

Section 6: The Past and Future of Elves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Section 7: How Elves Relate to Other People

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

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

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

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

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

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

What do the Elves Think about the Modern World of Humans Straying from Being United with Nature?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/06/05/what-do-the-elves-think-about-the-modern-world-of-humans-straying-from-being-united-with-nature

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

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

 

How Do We Find Faerie? And How Do 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

Section 8: Elven Lifestyle

Are all Elves Vegetarian?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/07/are-all-elves-vegetarian.html
What Do You Do if You Are Vegetarian but your Therian Aspect is a Carnivore?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2019/09/what-do-you-do-if-you-are-vegetarian.html
How Do Elves Form Families?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/07/02/how-do-elves-form-families

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Does the Elven Word “Kyela” mean in Arvyndase, the language of the Silver Elves?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/07/24/what-does-the-elven-word-kyela-mean

 

 

Section 10: What Oracles do The Silver Elves use?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Are the Silver Elves high elves or low elves?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/06/23/are-the-silver-elves-high-elves-or-low-elves
Do Elves Believe that Rocks Have Souls?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2019/09/do-elves-believe-that-rocks-have-souls.html

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

Magical Books by The Silver Elves on The Elven Way, Magic and Enchantment, Elven Oracles, and Elven Lifestyle (where you can find our newest books)
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/magical-books-by-the-silver-elves-on-the-elven-way-magic-and-enchantment-elven-oracles-and-elven-lifestyle

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

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

Manifesting Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 2
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/05/18/manifesting-elfin-answers-to-questions-about-being-an-elf-and-following-the-elven-path-volume-2

Elven Hedgewitchery and Found Magic:
Using Art-Making for Evoking Elfin Magic and Living the Elven Way
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/08/09/elven-hedgewitchery-and-found-magic-using-art-making-for-evoking-elfin-magic-and-living-the-elven-way

An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid:
The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script

https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/11/26/an-elfin-book-of-trees-for-the-elven-druid-the-ogham-of-the-elves-using-elvish-wizard-script

 

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

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

 

If you enjoy our elf sayings that you find throughout all our blog articles, then you will surely enjoy our Elf Saying Series, which contains The Silver Elves’ own original elfin koans, ancient elven sayings, and other quotes of wisdom on the Elven Way. Please click on the links below to read more about these books including more sample elf sayings:

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Elf Quotes:
A Collection of Over 1000 Ancient Elven Sayings and
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A Collection of Over 1000 Ancient Elven Sayings and
Wise Elfin Koans by The Silver Elves, Volume 2

 

“The essence of the elven soul contains a great desire to heal. To heal the Earth, to heal ours’elves, to heal our others and to heal all that are around us and the only thing that prevents us from doing so is the absolute determination by some folk, who are not elven, to do otherwise.”
—The Silver Elves

 

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An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid: The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script

November 26, 2019

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An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid:
The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script
by The Silver Elves

Sold here on Amazon USA
and also sold here on Amazon UK

We Silver Elves are happy to announce the publication of An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid! It is our 50th book on elven philosophy, elven oracles, elven magic and enchantment, living the life elven and on The Elven Way. We have been writing the material in our books since 1979 when we first began sharing the Magical Elven Love Letters each month with our kindred by snail mail and then later by email (later we compiled these into three volumes of books). To read more about all 50 of our books see our author page on Amazon. Those of you who know us, may know that we actually plan to write 100 books, and possibly a few more. So with this book, we are now half way to our goal. We are 72 years old so we plan to live long to accomplish this challenge, but then elves often have the advantage of living long lives.

This latest book, An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid, is surely one of our very favorite books because it is about the trees, our loving cousins, and we learned so much about them in the writing of this book. Reading this book, you will learn about the magic that individual trees and tree groups may bring you.

So now we are excited to tell you all about this new elven oracle book, An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid . . . .

“We have always loved, from the first moment we encountered them, the trees and therefore admired, from first we heard of it, the relationship of the Druids to the trees. Being Silver Elves — Elves of Starlight, Moonlight and the Radiance of the Trees — we naturally feel an affinity for nearly anyone else who also loves trees. And the Druids, being seers, bards and magic wielders, especially found a place in our hearts, minds and souls for their deep love and connection to the trees and to the spirit world.”

“This book can be used as an oracle. Perhaps, that is its chief purpose. That is up to you, really. For our own part in writing it, we learned a great deal about the tree families of the world and for us that was wonderful. We love trees. Not that we’ll remember it all or even most of it. But a passing acquaintance is nice. This book is a way, in a sense, of listening to the trees. It is not the same as being out in the trees and feeling their radiant and wondrous presence, nor ingesting some of the herbs that plants and trees use to enlighten us. However, not all of us, in the modern world, can be among the trees regularly or as much as we would like and this tome is, in that sense, designed to express their voice in the form of an oracle for those of us who are unable at present to spend a great deal of time among them. Although, in our hearts and imaginations, we are ever surrounded by the forest. And in that sense, this book is a forest, an elven woodland, an elvish glade, a living book of tree lore.”

About this book . .  from the INTRODUCTION

“We are also genuinely fond of Liz and Colin Murray’s The Celtic Tree Oracle and even though some people find Robert Graves’s book The White Goddess and its interpretation of the Language or Alphabet of the Trees to be spurious, we found great insight in it, although we accepted from the beginning that it was a theoretical interpretation and not necessarily a factual representation of the Druids and their Ogham Script and their Alphabet (Ælfabet) of the Trees. After all, the Druids had an oral tradition. They didn’t write anything down as far as their teachings, beliefs, tales, myths and history until they became Christianized (those that survived the Romans), and almost everything we know about them comes, for the most part, from their contemporaries, the Romans, and from the archeologists of today who, for their own part, are doing a bit of educated theorizing about the Druids just as the Romans did (although, hopefully, with less bias).”

“There are only twenty-five letters in the Druid tree alphabet, associated with letters of the English language, but obviously connected previously with various Celtic dialects and languages. That has always seemed too few trees to us. We realized that the Druids, surely, were dealing with the major types of trees in their vicinity, the British Isles, parts of France and Spain and mostly Southern Europe, where they lived and this is certainly understandable. We each tend to speak of and deal with the world that we know.”

“We, being elves, however, see the whole world as our ancestral lands, and quite frankly there are certain types of trees, which we love and adore, that just weren’t represented in the Tree world of the Druids, but which are decidedly part of our own Elven understanding of the world of the trees. The Banyan tree is one of these, one that we truly adore, although there are others. You could say that we woodland elves are tree worshipers; however, this is surely not the case in a religious sense but in the sense of pure absolute love and adoration for the wonder of the trees who have a power of enchantment that is all their own. Some trees are wise beyond our understanding and provide enlightenment and illumination to those who are open to their wisdom.”

“At the same time, there are over 60,000 species of trees in the world, so dealing with every species seemed a bit more than we wished to take on. Although, we wouldn’t mind doing so in a future lifetime. It would be rather like when we created, channeled, remembered, whatever you will, our Silver Elf language of Arvyndase (see Arvyndase (SilverSpeech): A Short Course in the Magical Language of the Silver Elves and The Complete Dictionary of Arvyndase), which took us over a decade to complete. So, we decided instead to deal with the basic types and families of trees, which gave us 111 possibilities overall and this seemed perfect and doable to our elven minds. In some cases, we picked a whole tree family to be represented by a Wizard Myne (we decided we should call these runes as Wizard Many-s [spelled Mynes in Arvyndase] instead of Ogham Fews) and at other times we selected individual trees. And so, in this way, we have created, channeled, remembered The Elven Book of Trees and expanded our Wizard Script to go with it.”

A Little About the Wizard Script (used as the Elven Ogham for each of the 111 trees in An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid) . . . . “We Silver Elves love scripts, magical scripts especially, but all sorts of scripts. We are particularly fond of the Tibetan alphabet and also Arabian script, both of which look a bit like tribal tattoos to us. We also love The Alphabet of the Magi, Angelic, also known as Celestial, Enochian, Malachim, Passing the River, Theban and the Ogham Fews (letters) of the Celtic tribes and their Druids. We have even created our own elven scripts for Arvyndase that can be found in our book of that title and Wizard script, which is our version of the Ogham, the script of the Elven Wizards and Elven Druids.”

“We had originally created Wizard Script as letters associated, along with the Arvyn and Sylvyn scripts, with our own elven language and the twenty-five letters of the Arvyndase language (there is no X in Arvyndase, the sound X makes is either a Z sound at the beginning of a word or a KS sound within a word or at its end). However, in creating An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid, we realized that we needed a lot more Wizard Script letters than we had originally created, but thankfully found that Wizard Script lent itself easily and naturally to their creation.”

“Further, we very much admire the look of the Ogham Fews that we have seen in photos of ancient carved stones and in modern times on sticks of wood, short branches that have had a side shaved off with a word spelled using Ogham upon it. We hope that our elven kindred will find Elven Wizard script Mynes as magical as the Ogham Fews and that they will delight in it as we delight in almost every script.”

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 language of the Silver Elves), to be used for enchantment magic upon drawing the tree or tree group.

Below are excerpts from two chapters (of which there are 111 in all representing the basic types and families of trees) that you may enjoy reading to sample this oracle book.

 

Chapter 17:
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Keyword: The Number 1

Tree Group Name in Arvyndase: Nedalpa (pronounced: knee – dale – pah)

Arvyndase Name of the Wizard Myne: Lefålyn (pronounced: lee – fah – lynn)

 

This Tree and Its Magic:

The Saguaro cactus, which is often seen as an icon of the American West, is a tree-like cactus that can grow up to forty feet tall. It is native to the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and Mexico and can also be found in parts of California. Note that the sorcery of Don Juan Matus of Carlos Castaneda’s books often takes place in the Sonoran Desert. So, there is an aspect of elven sorcery here.

These trees can live to one hundred and fifty years old. While they often have branches or arms that grow out, some are a simple trunk without arms and this armless tree is called a spear. Thus, we Silver Elves relate this Wizard Myne to the Number 1, that looks like a spear, and to the elf spear and also to the desert elves. Its Myne name, Lefålyn, comes from the Arvyndase word Lefål (lee – fahl) that means spear.

The Saguaro is able to store up large amounts of water, which helps it subsist during the long periods of desert drought. It has numerous spines that are also, in their way, spear-like or dagger-like. And it produces white waxy flowers from the months of April to June that create a nectar that is beloved to honey bees, long nosed bats, particularly, as well as, white-winged doves. But, it also attracts woodpeckers, hummingbirds, orioles, the gilded flicker, a type of tit, and also the house finch, all of which contribute to its pollination.

It produces a ruby red edible fruit that can contain up to 2,000 seeds. Some birds, such as the Gila woodpeckers, purple martins, house finches, and gilded flickers create nests inside the Saguaro, but abandon these nests each season to create new ones. This leaves the old nests available for flycatchers, wrens and elf owls, although non-native and more aggressive birds have been invading their territory thus making it hard for the elf owl to find shelter. Where have we heard that story before?

 

What This Oracle Means:

In receiving this Wizard Myne, one is advised to prepare for possible difficult or lean times ahead. One might be wise to save, rather than spend, at this point, to be strong and stand up for ones’elf without being aggressive, speak your truth without demeaning others, even if they are rude to you, and give as generously as you can when you can do so. For in this way, you will gain support when the time comes that you really need it. Be a shelter for others and help them endure the hard times as well and, in doing so, you will increase your spiritual and magical clan and find a niche in an otherwise hostile territory. The key here is in making alliances.

It is possible that you are in an area where there is not much in the way of elven culture, or elfae friends or kindred and while migrating elsewhere may be a solution, it also may be the case that you simply cannot do so at this time because your job or support system is tried up with the particular area or situation you are currently in.

It is difficult being an elfae in the modern world and often finding those we can relate to as kindred elfin in our vicinity is hard as well, and this requires incredible resolve and perseverance and quite often we must compromise and hang out with those who are most elfin-like while they may not actually be elfae or, at least, know and identify as such. We might call this Hanging with the Unawakened. You are a ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ (as the Wilhelm/Baynes translation I Ching says), or really, a Stranger in Your Own Land and only the most resilient of elves can stay true to their path under these circumstances. Most folks cannot bear the loneliness and thus fade back into the world but even if you do so, it is quite possible that Elfin, in the form of other elves, will come along in time to find you and you will be stirred from your nap and refreshed and can start once again, renewed and more experienced. The Elven Way is always there and available, even when we are not treading it.

Enchantment Spell:

“I shall endure and will succeed

Though times be hard all that I need

Will come to me by kin most true

Together we’ll the future brew.”

This Spell in Arvyndase:

El van jalat nar yon redae

Nåt mernli te zos wyl dij El golt

Yon koso va el la eldi erst lod

Eldan eli’yon tae lasel adur

Pronunciation:

Eel vane jay – late nair yone re – day

Not mere-n – lie tea zoe-ss will dye-j Eel goal-t

Yone co – so vah eel lah eel – dye ear-st load

Eel – dane e – lie’yone tay lay – seal a – dure [as in endure]

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Chapter 20:
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Keyword: The Number 2

Tree Group Name in Arvyndase: Frofaborelpa (froe – fah – bore – eel – pah)

Arvyndase Name of the Wizard Myne: Froflyn (pronounced froe-f – lynn)

 

This Tree and Its Magic:

The Dipterocarpaceae family of trees and shrubs contain about 16 genera and approximately 695 species that are for the most part tropical lowland rainforest trees. The family name comes from the Greek words di, meaning two; pteron, which means wing; and karpos, which is the word for fruit, all this because of the two-winged fruit that these tree produce. Therefore, we Silver Elves associate these trees with the Wizard Myne Froflyn, which comes from the Arvynadse word frof, or wing. This myne is used to symbolize the Number Two, and is further associated with Faerie Wings and by extension Elf Ears, which are the symbolic representations of the faerie and elven peoples.

Besides being harvested by Man for timber, these trees are valued by the elfae for balsam, for their aromatic essential oils and for other resins that they create. We elves love our aromatic essential oils and we expect that the faerie folk do as well. In fact, we put them on nearly every day.

These trees can rise to great heights, some reaching 260 feet tall, about 80 meters, and generally grow above the rest of the trees in the forest reaching for the sky, as faerie wings allow the faeries to ascend to great heights. It is said that these trees have ‘crown shyness’, which is to say that when they become mature, they do not let their crowns touch each other, an indication to the minds of these elves of individual uniqueness and nobility. In fact, for the elven, uniqueness and eccentricity are signs of nobility.

In Borneo and other places where these trees grow in abundance, it is said that up to 90% of these trees in a particular section of the forest will all bear fruit at the same time. This is called ‘mass fruiting’ and its evolutionary purpose is to overwhelm potential predators with abundance, (a very elven way of going about things). The predators then eat their fruits and propagate them all over the forest as they migrate from place to place seeking another area where these trees are in the process of fruiting en masse.

One of the major contributors to this process is the bearded, wild boar that tirelessly forages the jungle, roots about in the earth and reshapes the soil surface and at the same time in doing so accelerates the decomposition of organic matter. Its browsing clears the undergrowth, which improves the access of tree roots to needed soil nutrients. Note that the blue boar was often used as a symbol of wild power and warrior spirit by the Celts. The native folk of Borneo see this bearded boar as an ambassador from the spirit world of the forest, the realm of the elves and faerie folk, and possibly the Celts saw them this way as well.

 

What This Oracle Means:

While modern faeries don’t usually have physical wings, nor do most incarnate elves have pointed ears, the faeries do like to create and wear their wings from time to time and we elves don our elf ears to declare who we are spiritually in our hearts (feelings), minds and souls (our connection and link to others). Thus, if you get this Wizard Myne as an oracle, it is time to be daring enough to reveal who you truly are, at least to those you can trust, and let the Light of Elfin and Faerie shine anew through you and out into the world around you.

It is not that you can trust everyone. But we do have the great wise bearded spirit boar (possibly blue, which denotes the second ray of Love-Wisdom, what the Elf Queen’s Daughters used to refer to as our Shield of Love, see The Elf Magic Mail: The Original Letters of the Elf Queen’s Daughters with Commentary by The Silver Elves, vols. 1 & 2) to protect us. And we have our own mature understanding that tells us it would be naive to think that everyone will accept us for who we really are, and those who take any sign of difference as permission to bully and persecute those unlike them do exist.

But they are not everywhere and they usually feel very uncomfortable venturing into Faerie or Elfin. Not everyone will accept you for who you truly are and know yours’elf to be, but surely there are those around you who, while they may not totally understand your elfae nature will be openminded enough to let you wear your wings of spirit or your noble elf ears without making fun of you or harassing you for doing so. They may even find it quite intriguing, while others of your kind may very well join you.

In other words, be yours’elf. Wear your elfae crown as the unique individual that you are and stand tall in the world, independently, and lead the way for others. Find those with whom you can trust to share this inner truth, and nurture and protect each other and let your faerie or elf or otherkin out for a run, or a soar.

 

Enchantment Spell:

(faerie)

I spread my wings and I fly

Up into the spirit sky

 

(elf)

My ears are pointed you can see

I am elf and I am free

 

This Spell in Arvyndase:

(faerie)

El wyd el’na frofli nar El fos

Rep verva tae tari faln

(elf)

El’na polli da lyntïn le vek ten

El da êlda nar El da alo

 

Pronunciation:

(faerie)

Eel wid eel’nah fro-f – lie nair Eel foe-ss

Reap veer – vah tay tay – rye fail-n

 

(elf)

Eel’nah pole – lie dah lent – in lee veek teen

Eel dah l – dah nair Eel dah a – low

 

An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid:
The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script
by The Silver Elves
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We invite you to come to our Silver Elves website to 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.

 

 

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Below are some of our other The Silver Elves oracle books:

The Book of Elven Runes: A Passage Into Faerie ;

The Elven Book of Powers: Using the Tarot for Magical Wish Fulfillment;

The Voice of Faerie: Making Any Tarot Deck Into an Elven Oracle;

The Elven Book of Changes: A Magical Interpretation of the I Ching;

The Elven Book of Dreams: A Magical Oracle of Faerie;

The Elven Star Oracle:
A System of Divination for Star Enchanters;

Elven GeomancyAn Ancient Oracle of the Elfin Peoples for Divination and Spell Casting ;and

Sticks and Stones, Feathers, Charms and Bones:
An Original Oracle of the Elfin Peoples of the Ancient Future

 

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 “To enter Elfin, one must bare one’s soul and run naked in the light
of the elven stars and under the steady gaze of the trees eternal.”

–The Silver Elves

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Why Are Elves So Few and Far Between?

November 12, 2019

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“The great obstruction to us being together isn’t the outside world but our own inability, as yet, to make it so. There is purpose in us being at a distance. That way we spread the magic far and wide. But there is a destiny in us being together, and while fate seems to dictate otherwise at times, fate is only temporary circumstance while Destiny eternally awaits us and calls us to it.”

It seems a curious phenomenon that elves awaken, often far away from each other. Although, in fact, quite a bit of awakening occurs due to personal interaction and contact with each other. And yet still, those who stir one to awaken are often elves who are just temporarily passing through that one met at a gathering or simply met due to some unusual synchronicity and then journey onward. Of course, these days, the internet stirs many folks and we find we are at the distance from the very start.

You can find elfae all over the world in various forms and manifestations, but currently we seem to arise more in places that have contact with the works of Tolkien in books or movies or other works that refer to Elfae magic and culture in some way or other.

You may even find those who relate to being Vulcans, or Romulans, or some other form of elfae folk, that don’t think of thems’elves as elves, but would still qualify as far as these elves are concerned. We admit we have a liberal interpretation of what constitutes being elfin. Unlike some who desire a certain exclusivity to our culture, we Silver Elves see elfae folk nearly everywhere. Even if, as in the case of the Romulans, some of these folks seem rather Unseelie in nature, we still understand their inherent fae nature.

But why are we awakening so far distant to each other? One possibility is simply that Faerie, although that term is used mostly in Western European culture, has its roots around the world. When the Chinese make movies about Snake People becoming human, or the Japanese tell tales of the Kitsune, the shape shifting fox people, they are really speaking of some of the various denizen and beings of Faerie. All Otherworldly beings and phenomenon is really an expression of Faerie, just with different cultural trappings. Some people might wish to argue about that, particularly those with the mundane wish to argue about everything. Elves understand.

We might point out, for those who are attached to Elves and Faerie folk being descended from a genetic and material bloodline that the Scythians, who are often seen as the ancients of the Elfae peoples, had tribes who migrated Westward to France, Spain, Alba (Great Britain) and Eire (Ireland), some of these passing, due to familial ties and relationships, through the Middle East and Egypt upon their way (see The Realm of the Ring Lords by Laurence Gardner). But the Scythians also had at least one tribe that moved Eastward and became the Ainu of Japan. We can also find beings described (the Danavas) that were similar to the Celtic elves, the Tuatha De Danann, in ancient Hindu scripts (see the Mahabharata, and The Bhagavata Purana). Similar to Ireland, Britain, Iceland and Russia, traces of the elven civilization can be also found in Eastern folklore and Eastern beliefs. So, it is only logical to assume that since we were a worldwide people that we should reawaken in various forms and places around the world as well.

It sometimes feels, we know, like we have been purposely scattered about the world to keep us away from each other. Rather like teachers will do when they find that two or more students get each other wildly stirred up in the classroom and reseat them to the far corners of the room to keep them from going totally out of control. If you’ve ever been a elementary or primary school or even secondary, high school teacher, you will know what we are talking about. And we, for our own part, know because we were sent to the far corners of the room on more than one occasion throughout the years.

We know that this distance from each other is frustrating for many of our kindred. We hunger to be together, to find our own kind, many imaging an elven family, clan, tribe, often with land somewhere, some even hoping for an elven nation to arise. But the distance that separates us and the fact that we seem to often be surrounded by those who don’t believe our people even exist and are not only clueless about any sort of Faerie life or lore and, in fact, clueless about nearly everything having to do with anything, makes it seem as though we’ve been cursed by some dark spell designed to keep us apart forever.

And, there is some truth to that but it is only a small truth, a truth that becomes obscured when we contemplate that we are the people of magic and what obstructs us isn’t the dark magics of others, but our own magic that has, for its own reasons, spread us about the world, like signal fires on distant mountains or radio stations relaying signals from place to place.

Of course, in joining together we increase the power of our signal. But that is the challenge that confronts us, isn’t it? The great obstruction to us being together isn’t the outside world but our own inability, as yet, to make it so. There is purpose in us being at a distance. That way we spread the magic far and wide. But there is a destiny in us being together, and while fate seems to dictate otherwise at times, fate is only temporary circumstance while Destiny eternally awaits us and calls us to it.

Perhaps, the trick, and being partially pixie folk, we do think in tricks, is to awaken more elfin. Certainly, improving our own soulful spirits so we get along more easily is important. We need to become more and more like those students who seem to naturally ignite each other’s wildness and alight each other when we are together. But we also need to help more and more elfae awaken, mainly through our own example by living the life Elfin, for when there are more of us who are aware, we cannot help but wind up closer together.

Kyela,
The Silver Elves
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“When Elfin bright does come in view, our hearts beat faster it is true; our joy swells to great delight as elven kindred fill our sight; but what is there for us to do but await the night and love most true.”
—The Silver Elves

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

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

 

“Every acorn holds the potential to become an oak tree that bears the potential to produce an entire forest from its seeds. Every elf contains the potential for creating an elven family that can produce seeds that can turn into a forest of elfin being. Plant seeds everywhere you feel they might prosper.”
—The Silver Elves

 

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

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

Elven Life and Magic —
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Elvish Magical Chat —
https://www.facebook.com/groups/307775362744491

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

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

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

I Heart Elven 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 and Friends —
https://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212

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

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

 

“When you see that all is magic and all of life a spell,
you soon perceive the threads that bind to heaven or to hell
but if you are enchanting then magic thou can weave
and cut the knotted cords of fate and suffering relieve.”

“And swaying, swirling, dancing quick with elfin fingers deft,
you find that starlight’s destiny is that which is now left,
and from that comes a tapestry of wonder and delight
to fill our days with beauty while our love we share at night.”
—The Silver Elves

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And for further reading on elven, faerie, otherkin tribes:

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

 

 

 

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How Much Have We Silver Elves Been Influenced by Tolkien and the Silmarillion?

October 30, 2019
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“Each of us find signs, clues and hints from the universe in our environment that assists in our awakening, not just in the magic of Nature and our Kindred around us but also in novels, movies, games, and songs. But the Silmarillion nor any other elven literature is not what first awakened us nor kept these elves going in the dark times when we seemed so very alone in the world without any other kindred about us. What kept us going was our own vow and dedication to the Elven Way, and the fact that we would, when we were in doubt about our path and going through the Dark Night of the Soul, as it’s called, call to the spirits and ask them for a sign and they would reply most affirmatively that we should continue. And most often that sign would come in the form of our kindred contacting us again. Encouraging us even as they asked for our guidance and encouragement. It is you, beloved kindred, that have helped us to endure on the path all these long ages.”

Truth be told, we remember when the Silmarillion first came out; we were so excited to read it, thinking, erroneously as it turned out, that it would be another rousing good adventure story like the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Alas, that wasn’t the case. And while we have referred to Tolkien’s world in some of our writing (see our three volumes of The Magical Elven Love Letters), certainly appreciate the Silmarillion and especially Tolkien’s efforts to create a complete world, and we gleaned what we could from it and reconsidered it from our own elven point of view (as we do all things, especially those things that speak of Elfin and Faerie and Magic in its various forms), it did not help shape our identity. Since it has been forty some years since we first read it, we wouldn’t even remember it hardly at all if it wasn’t for posts we see about it on Facebook fairly regularly and the idea that someone will soon film it and turn it into rousing good story.

There is a respected scholar of religious studies who recently offered the opinion in his research that if we hadn’t been inspired by the Silmarillion, then we Silver Elves wouldn’t have continued the work of our sisters of the Elf Queen’s Daughters (EQD) after they faded from the world in the late 70’s. But that is not factually accurate and has no foundation in reality at all. Nor is it true of many other elfin and elfae folk in our experience.

It is true that there are some elves, our kindred of the Elven Spiritual Path, who were greatly inspired by the Silmarillion and continue to be so. They have created a series of pagan-like elven ceremonies based upon that work. So, it is not our position that the Silmarillion has no influence upon the elfae at all. We merely assert that it wasn’t in any way primary to our thinking and certainly didn’t keep us steadfast upon the path after so many of our sisters of the EQD (who had initially awakened us) cast a glamour upon thems’elves and in effect disappeared from the world. Although, we still knew many of them and interacted with them over the years and still do to this day.

We Silver Elves are influenced by many sources and Tolkien and his works are surely just one source. We used to correspond with a wonderful elven couple in eastern Canada named Sky and Aran Silmaryn whose primary source in their awakening and elven life had been Gael Baudino’s book Strands of Sunlight, which is about Natil an elf in 1990’s Denver who finds humans who have had ancient Elven blood in their veins and awakens them to their elven nature. We had one of the founders of the Elenari tells us she had been awakened, in part, by Peter Gabriel song Solsbury Hill. We had a faerie friend who, besides being awakened by our manifestation as elves, found Bryan Ferry’s song Avalon especially inspiring, although she was also the one who turned us on to Charles DeLint’s novels. And it was our friend Feral Faun, who lived with us for a bit, who told us of Emma Bull’s great book, the War for the Oaks; and our elven brother Anadae who led us to The Realm of the Ring Lords by Laurence Gardner, The Dragon Legacy by Nicholas De Vere and Freda Warrington’s great book Elfland; and it was the faery Karyl, who had lived with us for years, who told us of the wonderful Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce, although we had previously read most of his novels.

Each of us find signs, clues and hints from the universe in our environment that assists in our awakening, not just in the magic of Nature and our Kindred around us but also in novels, movies, games, and songs. But the Silmarillion nor any other elven literature is not what first awakened us nor kept these elves going in the dark times when we seemed so very alone in the world without any other kindred about us. What kept us going was our own vow and dedication to the Elven Way (see our book The Elven Way: The Magical Path of the Shining Ones), and the fact that we would, when we were in doubt about our path and going through the Dark Night of the Soul, as it’s called, call to the spirits and ask them for a sign and they would reply most affirmatively that we should continue. And most often that sign would come in the form of our kindred contacting us again. Encouraging us even as they asked for our guidance and encouragement. It is you, beloved kindred, that have helped us to endure on the path all these long ages.

And that, we expect, is true of nearly all elfae folk. While we are inspired by this or that book, story or song, it is the knowledge, example and nurturing of each other that really keeps us going. Had the Silmarillion never been published, then surely something else would have come to inspire us. In fact, although we do love professor Tolkien and all his work, we found Brian Froud and Alan Lee’s book Faeries that first came out in 1978 far more inspirational than the Silmarillion, even if Brain Froud displayed a propensity for drawing the Unseelie Fae most of all. We elfae folk awaken each other, and the growth of the modern Elven Awakening has occurred and continues to occur because we keep each other going. And while we love books, movies and other dramas about us, and we surely love elven and fae music, they merely reinforce our elfin culture and identity. They don’t form it, we do.

‘Te ata arae eli,’
(Arvyndase for ‘Be one among us’),

The Silver Elves

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And please, do come to our website and 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. 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.

And you can find all 45+ of 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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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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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.”

“We call it the Elven Way but we could call it the Faerie Way, the Fair Way, the Way of the Fae, the Way of the Shining Ones, or even the Way that begins in your Dreams and ends in the Life Magical.”

“They write of Elven Kingdoms
And Elvish Queendoms, too
And clans and mobs
And bands that throb
And all of this we do.
But most of all we’re family
From littlest to big
From wee folk
To the very great
In shiny velvet rig.
And in that magic family
Love does ever reign
Not queen, nor king or mighty chief
But affection never fain.
For friendship ever rules us
And loyalty sincere
And most of all abiding love
For all whom we hold dear.”
—From The Elven Way: The Magical Path of The Shining Ones by The Silver Elves

 

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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. https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/what-kind-of-elf-fae-or-otherkin-are-you-what-is-your-tribe/
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“When the world says be responsible, what they mean is just obey, but the pixies smile and tell us that we should stay and play. It’s not that we’re not serious, our magic has intent, but to the dark spells of the world we will not deign relent. And we are most determined upon the Elven Path, where light informs the darkness, and work just makes us laugh.”
—The Silver Elves

 

Our Magical Elven Love Letters (see volume 1, volume 2, and volume 3 ,  are now available on Amazon, with a compilation of hundreds of letters we have sent to our Otherkin since 1979. Each of these three books is a collection of letters with dominate themes of what it means to be an elf and the elven way of life, the Shinning Ones, Elven magic and elven culture. These letters were written by The Silver Elves to encourage elves to awaken to their Elfin nature, to be true to their individual destiny, and to embrace their starry heritage. They are filled with Elven Philosophy and observe the world from the point of view of the Elves, which is often quite unique from how most people view and experience the world; and their unique Elven Philosophy of Magic that is often similar and yet distinct from traditional theories and methods of magic.

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The Magical Elven Love Letters, Volume 1
This book contains our very first Magical Elven Love Letters
and a few of our early internet letters.

 

 

“The way to Elfin is found on the path

That weaves through the Misty Forest

That lives between the Mountain of Vision

And the River of Reality”

― The Silver Elves,
From: The Magical Elven Love Letters, Volume 1  

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The Magical Elven Love Letters, Volume 2 is a continuation of our internet letters with a few early letters that were not in the first book. You can find samples of these letters on various sites all over the web, for they were some of our most popular letters and have been copied and spread around frequently. It is not necessary to read Volume 1 before reading and enjoying Volume 2. These letters give the reader an experiential understanding of what it is to be an elf and enter the realm of Faerie and Magick.

 

 

 

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The Magical Elven Love Letters, Volume 3

This book is the continuation of our internet letters from before 2000 and the majority are letters we wrote in the process of our journey to relocate to Hawaii and also all the letters upon moving to paradise, with accounts of our encounters with the Menehuni and the unfolding magic of the isles.  This volume 3 completes the trilogy.

 

 

 

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How do We Find Faerie? And How do we Deal with Being an Elf or Otherkin while Living in the Mundane World?

October 15, 2019
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“. . . Faerie is all around us, living in potential everywhere and in nearly everyone, although as the sorcerers say: it takes an incredible feat of perception to see it.. . . every time you manifest as an elf or elfae other, you step closer to Faerie and Elfin, step into another dimension that is more Elfin in nature, on a path that leads step-by-step to the Land of our Dreams and Bright Imaginings. . . And as we elven know, this world we live in and that the mundane folk live in is Faerie. That’s important to understand! This is Faerie, it is just that most people don’t want to see that fact even when it is right before their noses. . . . We are, the all of us, sentient awareness creating forms out of stardust and starlight, energy given form by consciousness.”

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How do we find Faerie?

     Many folks believe that Faerie exists as a parallel dimension to this one, and that is true. It does and yet, the way to Faerie isn’t by stepping from this dimension into that one, at least not directly, as though you were stepping through a door or threshold into an alternate world, but involves seeing Faerie manifest here and doing one’s best to manifest it in one’s own being and life. For Faerie is all around us, living in potential everywhere and in nearly everyone, although as the sorcerers say: it takes an incredible feat of perception to see it.

     And yet, it is not that you can’t step directly from this world to that. You can. However, in order to do that you must leave your current body behind and most people are rather loathe to do that and we are as well. One might think that we are saying that one can commit suicide and step into Faerie, but alas, that is not the case. Suicide has the curious effect of binding one to the world one is attempting to escape from. In committing suicide, one is just linking thems’elves more thoroughly to the world they are currently in. Committing suicide to escape this world is like getting yours’elf thrown into solitary confinement in order to escape from jail. You can escape, but only by altering your perception and changing the world around you in your own experience of that world.

     For the way to Faerie is not out but in. It is in changing our consciousness, becoming more elf, fae and other aware, that we subtly alter our bodies from the inside out and make the transition from this dimension to that possible. But this is not in a single step, although we’ve heard that instant enlightenment is possible (from those who claim but perhaps really haven’t achieved it), but by a series of steps and continuing effort to develop and improve ones’elf as an elfae being.

     This is rather like lifting weights really. One doesn’t suddenly go from bench pressing 50 lbs. to bench pressing 200 lbs. in a day. It takes time and effort and regular workouts to develop one’s strength. In our minds, we can achieve such a feat, but our minds are just one plane of being and in order to step into Faerie, we need to manifest it on all the planes. Not only in our minds, but our hearts and our bodies by living the life Elfin or Faerie, here now.

     Oh, what a paradox this is. A puzzle set for elves and elfae by elves and elfae. A riddle created by the ancients and the Divine Magic itself. You can’t enter Elfin without being elfin, fae or other and in being elfin, fae and other you automatically begin to create Elfin all around you. And every time you do this, every time you manifest as an elf or elfae other, you step closer to Faerie and Elfin, step into another dimension that is more Elfin in nature, on a path that leads step-by-step to the Land of our Dreams and Bright Imaginings.

     In living the life elfin, you transform. You alter your consciousness, the way you interact with the world, your perception and world view and those things transform your body or bodies really, your astral body, your mental body, your physical body and your body of light, also called your energetic body, which is your true body. We are, the all of us, sentient awareness creating forms out of stardust and starlight, energy given form by consciousness.

     It is not, however, just a matter of living your life as an elf, fae or other, although that can be very helpful and important. It is not entirely about dressing as the elves in the Lord of the Rings do, or however you perceive elven fashion to be. Or about surrounding yours’elf with elfin and fae artifacts, or wearing pointed ears or faerie or dragon wings or wolf fur or whatever evokes your inner nature for you. It is about seeing and perceiving the world around you in its true nature.

     For, beloved, Faerie is all around us. While most people look around and see Men and Women, we see elves, faeries, pixies, goblins (lots of goblins), grimlins, orcs, ogres, brownies, gnomes and all manner of Faerie being. We look beyond the glamour of the world to the reality that lives within it. Just as we see elfin in our own s’elves, we perceive the manifestation of Faerie life nearly everywhere. And yes, we also see men and women, but far less of them than one might suppose.

     And in seeing Faerie and in living the life Elfin, we are stepping ever closer to the dimensions where Elfin flourishes, beauty abounds and healing and magic are evidently manifest. Tolkien said that Faerie was a perilous realm, and isn’t this a perilous realm? Look about you, there are elf, fae and others everywhere, pretending to be other than they are, but we’re not fooled.

“If you stay in Faerie long,
you’re bound to hear the ancient song,
and hearing it you’ll joyous know
the magic that the fae do show
and seeing it your eyes
will clear as the Faerie Rade draws near,
and close to it you will embrace
your kindred of the Eldar Race.”
—The Silver Elves

 

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How do we deal with being an Elf or Otherkin
while living in the mundane world?

It can be frustrating at times to live among mundane folk. They tend often to assume their point of view is the only true and right way to see things and even though they may disagree from one culture to another or one religion to another, or one race to another, or one gender to another about what the true and right way is, they still are of the opinion that they know it all. Most of the conflicts they have among themselves, of which there are many, come from these disagreements about the actual nature of the world and the right way to hold your spoon or fork, or what clothes one should wear at what time of year or whatever they happen to decide is proper and true at any particular time. These picayune requirements are all nonsense to the elfin but it is important to understand what is behind all this peer pressure toward conformity and the quest to keep everything as mundane and normal as possible.

     The world can be a dangerous place. As we have said above, Tolkien called Faerie the Perilous Realm, and surely it is. And as we elven know, this world we live in and that the mundane folk live in is Faerie. That’s important to understand! This is Faerie, it is just that most people don’t want to see that fact even when it is right before their noses. For Faerie is like a dream world where you may have very amazing, fantastic and magical dreams but you could also have terrible and recurring nightmares. They’ve given us a few. Still most dreams people have are fairly mundane dreams although somewhat puzzling at times.

     The Normal folk, as they generally call themselves, attempt to bring some order to the world, to Faerie, by organizing it along some very strict lines of social behavior and activity. They are really seeking to be safe, to create peace and harmony in their own way. They think that if they just all look alike and are walking in line together that the boogie man won’t get them. It is just that their way of achieving safety and security is the way of peer pressure and dominance, social ridicule and ostracization and it leads to innumerable conflicts both within their societies and between them individually.

       Behind all this is the dark magic of the wicked sorcerers who seek to control them for their own profit and satisfaction and so riddled throughout their societies is a hierarchical jockeying for position and power on nearly every level and, of course, among the dark sorcerers themselves. In truth, being compelled to wearing a suit and tie for work, instead of whatever you would choose to wear, is the same as saluting, touching your forelock, bowing down, kneeing and other acts of submission to arbitrary authority.

     Ever notice in television shows and movies that the villains most often have their captives knell down before they kill them? This is not simply about control of danger, but of forcing submission and power over others. The Normal folk live in constant but often unacknowledged fear, but then Faerie can be a dangerous place. And we know this is so, and we understand what motivates these folks to seek safety in numbers and to ridicule all who don’t conform because inwardly they are afraid that a lack of conformity will bring danger and ruin into their lives. The sheep who strays is dinner for the wolves, they tell themselves and there is truth in this. It takes courage to be an elf or other.

     Of course, their attempts at creating uniform (literally) societies are doomed to failure and are no more effective really than many of the things they deem to be unscientific and superstitious. And for people who are ever evoking science as an excuse for mocking and deriding our claims to be otherkin, they are really the most unscientific and science hating lot. We elfin, elfae, faeries and others tend to be far more scientific in our approach to things than they, really, although we embrace the mythological, imaginal and fantastic elements of our being with equal fervor. We don’t pretend to be scientific while basing nearly everything important on faith. We have faith in science and magic. And really for us, science is just another form of magic; and magic, certainly, has its scientific side.

     So how do we deal with living among the mundane folk? Cautiously at times, when they get in their dangerous moods, when they are truly afraid and paranoid, which for some of them is nearly all the time. Camouflaging ours’elves from them most of the time, but in a camouflage that secretly tells our kindred who we are. Openly at times, being out and ours’elves when we think they can handle it and encouraging them to do the same even though they may seek to ridicule us for doing so. However, that seldom turns out well for them for logic and reason aren’t really their strong suits, even though they fool themselves into thinking so and we can have deadly tongues if we so choose and can delight in twisting and tangling their minds into elf knots that they find nearly impossible to unravel and most often flee from us screaming.

     But usually, we are just kind to them, smiling at them, loving them and soothing their fears, although they cling to their fears like a security blanket. Kind in ways that baffle them and keep them guessing and we invite them, in simple ways, to play along with us, kick off their shoes for just a moment or two and join in the dance. It’s fine. It’s safe and quite healing. We won’t tell anyone.

Kyela,
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“The more we manifest as elves expressing Elfin into the world, the stronger Elfin becomes; the stronger Elfin becomes the more potent we become as elves in a never-ending spiral of mutual appreciation, encouragement and empowerment.”
—The Silver Elves

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.

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

 

 

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

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Faerie Unfolding: The Cosmic Expression of the Divine Magic is an advanced book of elven philosophy concerning The Silver Elves’ views on the nature of the Divine and its expression and manifestation into the world as seen from those cultures that are most connected to and historically expressive of Elven Culture. It is a further development from some of our other books on Elven Philosophy including: Through the Mists of Faerie; A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven;   The Elven Way: The Magical Path of the Shining Ones; and   Liber Aelph: Words of Guidance from the Silver Elves to Our magical Children and opens the adept elfin enchanter to new understandings of the Unfolding of Faerie and

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its magic  into the world and our part, as elfin beings, in its expression. The Silver Elves illuminate this with a new way of understanding traditional lore and mythology, as well as modern stories of our faerie peoples. Come view a sample of Chapter 1 and read the reviews of Faerie Unfolding: The Cosmic Expression of the Divine Magic on our website here.

 

Ver nesidas mellun vari te (In the language of the Silver Elves, Arvyndase, “In shimmering starlight ever be”)

 

 

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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

 

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. 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. 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).

“We are born of starlight woven into magic.”

—The Silver Elves

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

The Magical Books of the Silver Elves
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where we have discussions about our books as well as about Elven
and Otherkin philosophy and lifestyle.

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

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

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

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

United Otherkin Alliance:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/328253710566869
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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

 

To Elfin Find

Free we are, to Elfin find
Whatever kin, of any kind
Together do we travel
The mysteries unravel.

Secrets deep, and secrets old
Will now the mysteries unfold
Whisper gently to the bold
From ages long ago untold.

From simple self to Shining One
All has ever yet begun
Such treasures can be won
Silver Moon and golden Sun.

With far memories of an ancient way
Where Elfae sing and Dragons play
And twirling Faeries laugh about
The glen where flowers ever sprout.

Otherworld is like they say
Only one step in mind away
All creatures fey and fair
Call us out to join them there.

And appreciation do we show
To near and far so all can know
Because gratitude knows no bounds
When our True Heart is truly found.

And when the hearth we have found
Joyous tales do abound
Of travels wide and far
Guided by an Elfin star.

Whose light does ever shine within
The secret of our heart
Where ‘er we go or ‘er we’ve been
You’ve been there from the start.

—written together by Hennie van Geel, Sara Isayama (Ileådryn), Zardoa‎, and Silver Flame (members of the Facebook group “Magical Books of the Silver Elves”)

 

 

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And you can find all our the Silver Elves books on The Elven Way on Amazon here:
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“We elves are always mystified by other people’s inability to reason. There are things we just cannot discuss with them for they will only get angry and upset if we do so. To these others, the Universe is like a painting that is already completed and should never be touched. To the elves, the Universe is an artwork in progress and we are still adding paint to the canvas.”
—The Silver Elves

 

For further reading on living the life Elfin and the Elven Way:

THE MAGICAL REALMS OF ELFIN: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path by The Silver Elves contains questions and answers about being elven that many people whmagicalRealms2o are exploring the Elven Way have posed to The Silver Elves throughout the 40 + years that they have been living and sharing the Elven Way. If you need a convenient, yet thorough and easy-to-read, resource to explore your questions about who the modern elves are and about the Elven Way or elven spiritual path — past, present and future — then we recommend this book. If you are curious about elves and want to learn more about modern elves and the Elven Path, then you will surely find this book to contain many of your questions answered and it will be a great comfort and help in finding your way home to the Magical Realms of Elfin.

 

 

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An Elven Spell for Finding your true s’elf:

“Increasingly, I come to know
Just who I am the truth to show.”

(In Arvyndase, the magical language of the Silver Elves)
“Memarnla, El koso va ken
Oda jae El da tae lodver vah teke.”
 

(Pronunciation)
Me – mare-n – lah, Eel co – so vah keen
Oh – dah jay Eel dah tay load – veer vah tea – key.

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 Elven Blessings, Dear Kindred!

 

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Are Elves Human? Is an Elven Soul and Spirit Different from that of a Human?

September 2, 2019
Zardoa_refaire“The soul is the unifying aspect of our being. It connects us to others, for that is its function and to say that an elven soul is different than a human soul is to misunderstand the nature of humanity and, even more so, the true nature of the soul. All souls are One. Soul is the connective tissue of the energetic Universe. It seeks similarities not differences by its very nature. . . . .And while each elven spirit is unique, we do have a high propensity by our very elven spirit to seek to embrace our inner Nature within the human body or the true Nature of whatever form we have taken. And in that way, our elven spirits move us to evolve to be super human and lead humanity in uniting body and mind and developing intuitional intelligence through awareness of our inner Nature, as Humans will also do in the Ancient Future.”

 

Are Elves Human?

From our point of view, not all Elves or Fae or Faeries or Otherkin are human. There are elf birds, and elf trees, and elf deer and many other elfin beings who are not human at all or only sort of. Surely, the porpoises and dolphins are elfin without being human, although they are mammals like humans. And, there are the Shining Ones who have advanced to the point where they don’t need human bodies at all anymore but may still take one on because the material realm is a great place to not only learn things but also to test one’s spirit, to develop one’s soulful connection to others, to improve one’s powers and abilities and one’s adeptship in magic and enchantment, and also to help advance and awaken our kindred still learning in the material world. We don’t have to have teachers but they can be very helpful.

And, of course, there are all those who are in the In Between, in the life between physical manifestations, where one doesn’t have a body, per se, one just is as one often is in one’s dreams. The development of Lucid Dreaming can be an important aid to navigating those realms where physicality has given way to pure awareness and sentient consciousness.

Of course, there are many elfae folks in human bodies who say that they are not human. This sounds contradictory and even a bit crazy at times, since they clearly have human bodies. But what they are really saying is that while they may have a human body on the material plane that their spirit is other than human. They may appear to be humans on the surface, but inside they are dragons, or faeries, or elves or aspiring Shining Ones, but then, who of us aren’t aspiring Shining Ones, really?

This is rather similar to those who, while they may have the body of a male or female in physical form, feel within that they are really of the other gender. If we add to this the fact that doctors for generations have surgically altered children who have been born with both sexual organs so they will only adhere to one gender, one can understand that life is much more complex in reality than the black and white —falsehood and absolute truth — that many people like to think defines the world and therefore they unfortunately do not always accept many beautiful variations of life. The moon doesn’t just come out at night.

A conflict arises, however, due greatly to the fact that this is the Kali Yuga or Dark Age or Materialistic Age, where nearly everything is conceived of as having materialistic underpinnings and origins. We have passed the half way point, dear Kindred, of our descend into matter and now we begin to slowly ascend again into the understanding of the spiritual nature and origin of life but still many people are affected deeply by this materialistic orientation. So, it is that many individuals who are spiritually Other, but have material human bodies, wish to believe that their physical body is also somehow better or essentially different than those around them, claiming some genetic source of their spiritual being. And who is to say that this isn’t so on some very subtle level. If there is a material source for everything than surely the reason we feel we are, say we are and live as elves, fae and others can be found in some, as yet, undiscovered aspect of our genetic makeup. We are human surely but of a different sort.

It does seem to be true, at least we elves have often encountered the fact, that elfin folk often look younger than our contemporaries and often live longer. But that really has more to do with the way we live our lives than strict genetics. We tend to take care of ours’elves. We eat as healthily as we can, we exercise, and avoid (surely limit the use of) most of those things, such as cigarettes and addictive drugs, that have such a wearing and aging affect upon the human body.

If our human bodies are superior to the bodies of those normal folk who are around us, it is mostly because we have cared for our bodies, rather like an automobile that is well maintained, rather than neglected and abused them. In living the life Elfin, we choose the superior path of care and maintenance for our minds, spirits, souls and our bodies, in every dimension and the care of our others as well. This is the Elven Way and while we may not all be human, or not human all the time, or not entirely human, we are human enough and elfin enough to do our best to strive to create a better world for us and all others.

There are some elfin folk who like to claim that their bodies, while humanoid, are not really human. They tell us they have superior elven bodies due to their special genetic lineage. Nicholas De Vere claimed that those of pure elven blood, by which he meant direct descent from the Scythians, had a genetic power to do magic and also to being rulers of average humanity. According to him, elves were born to rule. While he provided a series of documents (we would have preferred DNA test) indicating the purity of his lineage, he offered no real proof or evidence that he could do magic that others couldn’t or that he would, in fact, make a good ruler.

In truth, there isn’t much, if any, evidence at all that great rulers produce children who are also great rulers. Nor that great mechanics give birth to great mechanics or great artists to great artists. It is not that it never happens, but it is rather rare really. It would be more accurate to say, we think, that those who are raised from children and educated in mechanics, or violin or anything else, have some advantage in developing that skill over others who take it up later. Here we are not discounting the awareness of genetic studies that suggest a link between several genes and creativity, particularly musical ability. But genetic potential does not assure talent without education and training. Still, there are many whose parents seem rather ordinary who have emerged to greatness in some field or activity that the parents didn’t do themselves but often in areas the parents actively discouraged and advised against.

The only thing we can really say for certain about European monarchies active use of eugenics to create a superior race of rulers, a class above as it were, was that all that inbreeding resulted in the manifestation in royal bloodlines of a variety of inherited diseases and disorders. One can inherit genetic things through one’s blood and body, but things of the mind and spirit, are inherit, quite a bit, through those realms and may also be altered through generations of time with epigenetic modifications. Especially, the powers of the spirit.

Still, we will find, now and again, individuals who make all sorts of claims about having elven bodies with advanced genetics and blood lineage with no evidence whatsoever to back up their claims. They make claim to greater powers as well as the ability to live nearly forever. Alas, often the very way in which they express their superiority makes one doubt its efficacy. We might ask ours’elves why individuals wish to make such claims in the first place, for they are clearly untrue. If you are communicating by email or instant messenger, or if you’ve ever been to a dentist and have fillings in your teeth, have had a root canal or have a crown or two in your mouth, or if you neglected to go to the dentist or neglected your teeth or have been subject to gum disease and have lost some of your teeth, guess what? You have a human body!

Some of the elfae who make such claims do so in order to separate thems’elves from Mankind. They wish to say: I’m not one of those crazy people who would destroy the Earth because of their own greed and ignorance. In this way, these are embracing the idea that the I Ching espouses that in many ways the highest good is being able to authentically say: It’s not my fault.

Some who make such claims, however, are attempting to create some sense of authority for thems’elves. They are saying, in effect, I have a superior elven body and thus you should listen to me because I’m clearly more advanced than you and therefore right. Alas, this is a logical fallacy. While we might give greater credence to the thoughts of those who are truly experts on a particular subject, that doesn’t mean they are always right in what they think all the time. It is not enough to be a noted scientist and declare a theory. One must support one’s theories with facts, reasoning and logic. And those who use the claim of having advanced elven bodies or to being great adept elves as the sole support for their ideas, not only don’t back up their claims with logic and facts, they can’t even demonstrate the true authenticity of their claims about their genetic makeup. What is worst is that often such individuals are not only using their claims to establish their authority as individuals, saying, in effect, I’m the authority so you should listen to me, they are also using these claims as a means of belittling the ideas and the intrinsic value of others. Saying, quite obvious, I’m better than you so I must be right.

Now, we Silver Elves don’t claim to be experts on anything, really. Some people think we are experts on Celtic Lore, but we know we are not. We are far from it. We just seem expert when seen in the light of their own admitted lack of knowledge on the subject. We used to have a friend that would tell us that we should claim to be experts on Celtic studies, because we couldn’t always tell them we were elves. And when we pointed out that we weren’t experts on Celtic lore, this individual replied, “Well, they won’t know that.”

Nor are we even experts on magic, faerie lore, or even elves. Any more than every man or woman is an expert on men and women, although many of them claim to be. The most we can say is that we are perpetual students of many areas of study and are really quite humble elf folk for the most part. We make no claim to being superior to our kindred, we know we are here on Earth together. We are not here to raise ours’elves above you, but to rise together. And our ideas are merely that, our ideas. No, less than that. Our ideas at any moment may change as soon as we encounter superior ideas and inspiration. And it doesn’t matter what sort of body you have, beloved kin, it’s the power of our hearts and mind that will bring us all closer to living the life Elfin.

“Our elven spirit makes us unique.
Our elfin soul unites us.
Thus, we are each One, Together.”
—The Silver Elves

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Is an Elven Soul and Spirit Different from that of a Human?

At the heart of this question, there is an unspoken assumption that elves are not human. As we have said in the article above, we know that there are many folk who would like to think that they are different than the humans around them but nearly anyone who can or is likely to read these words, surely has a human body to do so.

It is not that there aren’t elven who don’t have human bodies: elven porpoises, dolphins, elven birds, etc. and elves of other dimensions, but they are, for the most part, not likely to read these words and then write and claim they aren’t human. The difference between elves and others, really, is more like the difference between Whites and Blacks and Asians and every other variety of people thereof, except for the fact that we elves may be born into bodies from any of those races and often born into ones that are some mixture thereof. The difference between elves and other humans is more one of temperament and spirit rather than strict physical distinctions, although we do tend to age less quickly, are thinner for the most part and less bulkily muscular and so on, but those aspects may vary as well.

Most often when people say that they are elven, fae or other and not human, what they are really saying is that energetically or spiritually, which is to say their true inner being, is other than human. Alas, because so many people in this Materialistic Age feel compelled to consider the physical world as the base from which all this evolves, they express this in a physical fashion, even though it is clear that there is no physical or actually major genetic basis for them doing so.

However, if you view the world from an energetic point of view, then it should be clear that the world is filled with beings who are not really human. In fact, quite a number are inhuman beings. But there are also chickens, pigs, old goats, young goats, and sheep, lots and lots of sheep, each bleating about every little thing they disagree with and all baa-baaing together about their shepherd who is their lord, master and savior and sticking close together because of the sheep dogs he has constantly nipping at their heels, since they do have a tendency, as they inform us, to stray. There are also trolls, quite a few roaming around these days, as well as pixies, faeries, brownies, orcs and all manner of folk.

This is all to say that we otherworldly types have some sense of our energetic fourth dimensional being and understand inwardly, if not always in a clear intellectual fashion, that this is a profound aspect of our characters. In that way, we may be very different from other humans, but we still, for the most part, have human bodies as well as our fourth dimensional manifestation.

Souls, however, are a different thing altogether. At their essence, all souls are the same. We might compare them, however inadequately, to telephones. However much a telephone might seem different in appearance or capability or the plan its connected to, all phones are made to send and receive messages. The soul is the unifying aspect of our being. It connects us to others, for that is its function and to say that an elven soul is different than a human soul is to misunderstand the nature of humanity and, even more so, the true nature of the soul. All souls are One. Soul is the connective tissue of the energetic Universe. It seeks similarities not differences by its very nature.

It is true that some people have let their batteries die. Some don’t really use their phones much. Some have taken out their batteries altogether and perhaps thrown them away. And some phones are old and don’t work very well, although the opposite tends to be the case for souls, for the older, or more experienced a soul is, the better it tends to work. Nearly all magic depends upon soulful and energetic connection. This is especially true of enchantment. There are those who have pretty much killed their souls who can still affect the world through the pure power of their spirit, but that is exhausting and that magic, as they like to say, always has a cost and the cost in the long run is usually quite dear. Whereas, enchantment and soulful magic profits everyone. You get much more than you put into it, and so does everyone else. That’s why it’s so powerful.

So, there is no difference in essence from an elven soul and any other soul, human or otherwise, because souls unify and connect. Their nature is harmony and mutual reciprocation. The soul seeks what is the same, not what is different and while they can be differentiated through time and experience, just as water may take on impurities, in its pure state, water remains the same.

The spirit, on the other hand, is another matter entirely. Its nature is individual and individualizing and at its essence, every developed spirit is unique. Thus, the elven spirit is not only different from every other human spirit, it is eccentric and unique from all spirits and growing more so all the time.

And while each elven spirit is unique, we do have a high propensity by our very elven spirit to seek to embrace our inner Nature within the human body or the true Nature of whatever form we have taken. And in that way, our elven spirits move us to evolve to be super human and lead humanity in uniting body and mind and developing intuitional intelligence through awareness of our inner Nature, as Humans will also do in the Ancient Future.

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The Silver Elves
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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.

And you can find all our the Silver Elves books to purchase on The Elven Way on Amazon here:
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“The Radiance of Elfin is like a thread that connects our spirits to each other and creates thereby a tapestry of elvish being.”
—The Silver Elves

 

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And, dear Kindred, if you enjoyed the article above about elven soul and spirit, we think you may very much enjoy reading our most popularly read book on the wisdom teachings of the ancient Elven titled Through the Mists of Faerie:

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

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Excerpt from Through The Mists of Faerie:

“And one should know as well that in treading the Path of the Elven that most folks at this time in the world, mostly probably including one’s oldest and closest friends, may be uncomfortable with this venture into the unknown. Your old friends like you as you are, and are often uncomfortable with you are making what seems to them to be radical changes in your life. One thus may wish to be cautious in revealing one’s elven nature to others. Most will simply ridicule the idea. Some, because of fundamentalist beliefs may be intimidated by the idea of magic and warn you against pursuing the ways of the Devil. And since the newly awakened often take on elf names many, if not most, of one’s friends, will feel uncomfortable using this new name. At the same time the Elfae naturally wishes the name to be used to reinforce hir own confidence in pursuing the Elven Way. Each must decide in hir own circumstances how much sHe is willing, and how much it is wise, to reveal and to whom.”

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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: https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/what-kind-of-elf-fae-or-otherkin-are-you-what-is-your-tribe

 

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

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

“We are born of starlight woven into magic.”
—The Silver Elves

 

 

“We elves don’t always remember our past lives in Elfin, but we ever feel them in the depths of our souls.”

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Elves Listen

We listen to the people

We listen to the trees

We listen to the stars

That whisper on the breeze;

We listen to our hearts

We do this most of all

And we listen to the dance of death

That comes about in Fall;

We listen to the seeds in Spring

As they heed life’s new call

And springing up remind us

Of the Faerie Ball;

They summon us to rise as well

And holding hands renew

Our journey on the Elven Way

Toward all that’s bright and true.”
—by Zardoa Silverstar of The Silver Elves

 

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And for further reading on the Elven way and following the Elven Path, we suggest:

If you have questions about the Elven Way and being an elf, then you may alsomagicalRealms2 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 answers: Manifesting Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 2. If you are curious about elvesmanifesting_Elfin and want to learn more about modern elves, then you will surely find The Magical Realms of Elfin and Manifesting Elfin to contain many of your questions answered and either or both 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.
“We elves don’t look at ours’elves as the wolves among the sheep of humanity, but rather as mountain goats climbing to heights that they don’t usually dare attempt.”

 

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What Can We Do to Help Manifest Elfin in this Material World?

August 23, 2019
SEevocation“If we wish to manifest Elfin in the material world . . . . we must develop ours’elves as soulful spirits that exist within and upon the various planes of manifestation. In many ways, the most important of these planes, in terms of altering our world, is what we might refer to as the plane of magic, which is to say that realm where energy and action combined with will and intention are most potent and powerful. We need to live with true intent. Manifesting as the elves, faeries, pixies or the others that we know ours’elves to be as best we may in this world on each and every day. By doing this we emphasize the power of magic, the power of spirit and the true energetic nature or ours’elves and the world around us.”

     Many people wish to find Faerie or Elfin, which they believe exists as a realm, somewhat like this world, only a bit more ethereal and certainly more magical. What they don’t seem to understand is that to find that world they have to become more ethereal thems’elves. It is true that some folks who have psychic perception can view the Other World from time to time and it is also true that certain plants, mushrooms and trees can offer one a temporary glimpse of that world. But if we wish to manifest Elfin upon the Earth, as these elves do, then that is going to take a dedication to living the Life Elfin or Elfae and making real what exists in potential.

     Or, if you wish to abandon this world, and we wouldn’t blame you if you did, and go and live in that other realm, you need to understand that you can’t really do that with your body as it now exists. You essentially have to leave your humanoid body behind, or your physical material body if you aren’t human, in order to enter and stay in that realm. In other words, that realm is usually only entered after we have abandoned our material form and even then, most of us return to this material world again, fairly quickly in most cases, because we, despite what we might think, just aren’t finished with what we have to do and what we desire here.

     Some folks might think that if they just walk off into the wilds of Nature they will find Elfin or Faerie, but they surely will not, at least not in the form that they desire. They may find wild, unseelie Faerie, but that is not always a good place for gentle folk to be and it can always prove dangerous and demanding.

     Others might hope that in ending their lives they will be transported there, but if that is the case it is so only briefly, if at all. Alas, the energy that drives people toward suicide is the very energy that ties them to this world and returns them here, again and again. Suicide is like a hallway with a door at each end and if you go out one door you find yours’elf coming into the hallway from the other, over and over again. There is no quick route to Elfin, there is no easy escape from this world. It is, however, in this world and through this life that we attain Mastery and it is through Mastery that we are able to create Elfin.

     If we wish to manifest Elfin in the material world, or if we wish to leave this world for Elfin or Faerie as it exists upon more etheric planes, we must develop ours’elves as soulful spirits that exist within and upon the various planes of manifestation by excepting our true Nature. In many ways, the most important of these planes, in terms of altering our world, is what we might refer to as the plane of magic, which is to say that realm where energy and action combined with will and intention are most potent and powerful. We need to live with true intent. Manifesting as the elves, faeries, pixies or the others that we know ours’elves to be as best we may in this world on each and every day. By doing this we emphasize the power of magic, the power of spirit and the true energetic nature of ours’elves and the world around us.

     This is not entirely easy, although as elves we surely are inclined naturally and instinctively to pursue the path of least resistance in nearly every circumstance and situation. But the world as is will not help us in this endeavor or surely not willingly and we are best assisted in this quest by others upon the path. Not only other elves, for those of us who are elven, or other faeries for the faerie folk, or therians or whatever, but those who understand and except the exceptional nature of reality and accept and appreciate our uniqueness and our understanding of ours’elves as otherworldly beings. Finding others of our kind with whom we can tread the path is not easy usually, but in finding them the path becomes a great deal easier. Till then, only the truly strong, the truly dedicated can endure this path for long when treading it alone. We would surely have given up long ago, if we did not have each other.

     But another means of manifesting Elfin involves the ethereal planes of the astral feeling planes and the mental imaginal planes of being. By feeling Elfin, and putting depth of feeling into our magic and enchantments, we bring Elfin alive. How do you put your feeling into your magic? Not, as some would think, with extreme emotion, although that is not without some power, although not as much for elfin folk, but by touching that part of ours’elves that loves Elfin and Faerie and all things Elfae and channeling that energy into our enchantments.

     And further, we can see Elfin and Faerie all around us, if we just allow our imaginal facility to flow, while still holding on to our understanding of the world as others see it. To see only Elfin and Faerie is to become unattached to the normal world, which is rather like being unaware that a poisonous snake lives near you. It is what normal folk used to refer to as “being away with the Faeries,” by which they meant the person was a bit insane but usually not dangerously so.

     Rather, the trick, the pixie trick if you will, is to stand between the worlds and see both of them at the same time, recognizing both realms and planes of manifestation but acting, as much as possible, in such a way as to manifest Elfin. You still see that poisonous snake and take precautions concerning it, but you know as well, that it is just another denizen of Faerie, simply of the more dangerous variety. Normal folk are usually not normal at all, unless you consider dysfunctionality as normal, which they do (see an excerpt from our book Elven Psychology: Understanding the Elfin Psyche and the Evolutionary and Esoteric Purpose of Mental Disorders and sold on Amazon here), but rather they are really some sort of other hiding their true natures and in hiding creating a mess in the world. Although, it is true that many of them are under a dark sorcerous spell that has hidden their true natures from them, and leaves them struggling with thems’elves and each other because they can never truly be happy until they do know and accept their true natures.

     But perhaps the greatest thing one can do to manifest Elfin, beside becoming the best elf, faerie or other one can be, is to nurture the Elfae energy in others, support all their positive attempts to manifest thems’elves and foster their sense of their own otherworldly nature. These attempts that we sometimes see from individuals of Elfae blood who attempt to deride others for thinking or seeing things differently, that seek to deny others their own right to be other, is a residual dark spell born of the normal world and is not truly elfin at all. As we do our best to promote the otherworldly aspirations of our others, we find that our kindred are everywhere, and the Path grows ever easier thereby.
May the Rain Fall and the Sun Shine Where It Is Needed for All!

“It is not enough to know the truth, believe the truth or speak the truth, one must also live the truth of hir elfin being to manifest Elfin in the world.”
—The Silver Elves

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The Silver Elves
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“We are not elves primarily because we think we are elves, but because we feel elven and thus know ours’elves to be elves and we express that feeling with our entire being, and in that way manifesting it into the world.”
—The Silver Elves

We invite you to visit our Author page on Amazon US at:   https://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2

and on UK Amazon:   https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2 where you will find all our Silver Elves books on Magic and Enchantment and the Elven Way.

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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

 

And Now for a Bit of Fun in our Elven Magical Forest!

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

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Remember…All roads lead to Elfin
But sometimes it’s not the Path you’re on
So much as the Way you travel!

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

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And please, do come to our website and 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.

“Every choice shifts us into another dimension. Thus, when we live our lives as elves we get closer and closer to Elfin manifest.
—The Silver Elves

 

Also, we invite you to check out :

ELVEN PSYCHOLOGY: Understanding the Elfin Psyche and the Evolutionary and Esoteric Purpose of Mental Disorders!

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and the Evolutionary and Esoteric Purpose of Mental Disorders

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

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


Elven Psychology is sold on Amazon US here https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/172278701

And on Amazon UK here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/172278701

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See all the Silver Elves books here:
http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html

 

“Elves have a gift for stirring people to remember their childhood dreams so they feel that Life, once again, is filled with promise and possibility.”

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. Please come read all about them, with excerpts from each.

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

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And For Some Practical Elven Magic for Evoking Elfin. . . .

And we are happy to announce the publication of our newest book on Elven Magic!
Elven Hedgewitchery and Found Magic: Using Art-Making for Evoking Elfin Magic and Living the Elven Way by The Silver Elves is a book of magic — very practical magic that involves the creation of one’s magical tools, which include wands, staffs, rattles, crowns, hoods, robes and many other instruments of magic and, in this case inHedgewitcheryBook particular, of elven magic and enchantment. In this book, we share with you many of our favorite magical elven art projects that we have enjoyed doing in the last 40+ years and give you guidance and detailed instructions for creating your own and using them in your magic, along with over 100 photos to demonstrate the art processes. Also, this is a book of elven spells and enchantment magic, with elven rhyming magical spells (200 spells in total written in both English and the magical language of the Silver Elves — Arvyndase, including Arvyndase pronunciation keys) that you may use in rituals to empower your art and magic with each magical item and creative project. We include our magical art processes from faerie altered clothing and making faerie houses to creating magical elf stones and ritual tools such as a Book of Shadows (or a Book of Twilight as we elves call them) and also a Scrapbook of Shadows, chalices, ally dolls, wands, canes, staffs, seaweed pod rattles, magic plates, elven warrior shields, wishing wheels, mojo bags, and elven witches brooms and magic spoons. We further have chapters in Elven Hedgewitchery and Found Magic on making elfin dream pillows, fairy dust and pixie powder, elven magical boxes or reliquaries, elven Mbuti, paintings, illuminated circles, magic soul cards, tarot decks, pan pipes, fantasy maps and even some of our favorite elven group-art games like elven notan and Elven Chess. We also have a chapter on spell crafting using the seven-pointed elven star. And in our final chapter, we share with you more about the Orb of Healing, which is a magical artifact that is at the center of our elven magick.
You may read a bit more about this book and a few examples of spells from it here.
Sold here on Amazon USA
and also sold here on Amazon UK

 

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“Many people are in a hurry to escape this world and get to Elfin. But Elfin is a very serene place and the more composed one becomes the sooner one realizes that Elfin exists in potential all around us. When we become calm within, it appears.”
—The Silver Elves

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 Silver Elves books on The Elven Way, please do join us! We have discussions about our Silver Elves books as well as about Elven and Otherkin philosophy, elven lifestyle and the Elven Way. If you have read our books and would like to discuss them with us, this is the place to come join in the discussions and ask questions.

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

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

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

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

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

I Heart Elven 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 and Friends —
https://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212

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

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

 

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“The Path to Elfin is an unpaved road surrounded by thickets, which narrows as it goes until finally it disappears altogether and one must step boldly into the Forest of the Mystery where one realizes one has been there all along.”
—The Silver Elves

 

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

Through the Mists of Faerie is our most popular book by The Silver Elves, along with The Elven Way: The Magical Path of the Shining Ones

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

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Thank you, Sara Isayama, for your beautiful graphic art
with an excerpt from Through The Mists of Faerie 

You may read Through The Mists of Faerie to learn more about “The Seven Pointed Star, which in its acute form is called by us the Elf Star and by the faeries the Faery Star, is a great symbol of the Elven People and represents many things to us, including but not exclusive to our association with the Seven Sisters of the Pleiades, the seven root races of humanity with their seven sub-races, the seven chakras, and the seven rays of manifestation.”

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“It is also representative of the seven magical achievements that elevate us toward the realm of the Shining Ones that we call Elfin Faerie, which is to say these achievements illuminate our beings with light.”
The Presence, Focus, Calm Composure, Inner Understanding, Openness, Appreciation, Altruism. You may read more about these seven magical achievements in Through The Mists of Faerie.

If you would like to read more about the Elven Star and how it was first adopted in modern times by the Elf Queen’s Daughters then you will enjoy our blog article: Is it the Elf Star or the Faerie Star? And Who First Adopted the Seven-Pointed Star as the Elf Star?

 

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“If you attempt to define elves you will find that we are like the morning mist transforming before the light of the sun into things unseen.”

 

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

 

“In a certain way, the Horns of Elfin are similar to dog whistles, in that when they are sounded they are of such a vibration that only the elfin can hear them. And we hear it not so much with our ears but with our hearts. Did you feel that? Elfin is Calling!”
—The Silver Elves

 

If you enjoy our elf sayings on this page, you may truly be inspired by our book:
THE ELVES SAY

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

The Elves Say: “If you need help going higher, lift others up!

 

 

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Elven Blessings, Dear Kindred!

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Want to be Gifted an Elf Name in Arvyndase, the Magical Language of the Silver Elves?

August 14, 2019

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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!

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Would you like an elf name? We do not charge for this service. We would be happy to give you one but we need to first find out a little about who you are and what your interests are. By learning more about you, we can select an elven name for you that fits you spiritually and magically. Please email us (silverelves@live.com) with your request and put “request for elf name” in the subject line. Here are a few suggestions of questions you might answer to tell us about yourself and help us pick a name that is just right for you:

1. Do you have an elfin name already or otherkin name? If so what is it?

2. How did you come to awaken/realize that you were “other” and what is your brief history of your “elfin” life in this lifetime?What sort of elf, fae, or otherkin are you? If you don’t know, what do you feel? (If you don’t write at least a paragraph on this we may not know enough to give you a name!)

3. Do you have a preference for a masculine or feminine name?

Once we receive your email, we will email you back (usually within a couple of weeks) and give you your new elf name, pronunciation, and magical meaning of the name.

Also, while you don’t have to tell us, we’d love to know what city, state, country you are writing from. This is strictly for our own personal interest. We’ve had requests over the years from places as far flung as Russia, Brazil, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan, Israel and Croatia and all of Western Europe.

And if you are still having questions about your kin type, you may wish to check out our questionnaire on  What Kind of Elf, Fae, or Otherkin Are You? The Silver Elves will help you discover your true tribe and gift you a magical narrative based on your questionnaire. Click here to read more.

Also, if you would like to read about our Silver Elves book we have published on Amazon that contains a dictionary of 5.600 of the elf names we have already gifted people over the years, please click here.

 

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You may wish to return to our home page to read over 60 blog articles about the Elven Way and about Elven Life and Magic, as well as to read more about our Silver Elves books: https://silverelves.wordpress.com

 

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

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

 

Wish to learn to speak a complete elvish language? Here are our books on Arvyndase, the magical language of the Silver Elves, to help you do so! You may also get started learning to speak elfish right away by going to our website here and beginning the first few chapters we have posted of Arvyndase (Silverspeech): A Short Course in the Magical Language of the Silver Elves.

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Arvyndase (Silverspeech): A Short Course in the Magical Language of the Silver Elves

Our Book on Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Arvyndase-Silverspeech-Course-Magical-Language/dp/1475116071

Our Book on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Arvyndase-Silverspeech-Course-Magical-Language/dp/1475116071
Arvyndase is a complete elven language! This book contains a short course in using  Arvyndase, which means SilverSpeech, a 30,000+ word language created by the Silver Elves. There are nine chapters in the book with 30 lessons in each chapter or 270 lessons altogether. The book uses a process of word substitution to gradually introduce the student to the use of the language while it speaks about the language itself, its creation, and the philosophy of the Elves. It is a language primarily created to be used in magic spells, rituals, and incantations. This book also includes a chapter of spells in Arvyndase, three scripts for use with the language, and a small dictionary of words used in the book for easy reference. This book will tell you about how the language is formed, prefixes and suffixes used, and other aspects of the language. It also contains many observations about elven magic and philosophy.
Arvyndase was created primarily to use with magic so elfin magicians, wizards, enchanters, sorcerers and other magic wielders could create and chant their spells in a magical language. This is why the last chapter in the book contains 30 invocations that can be fitted into magical rituals. Also in the appendices you will find three scripts, Arvyndase, Sylvyn and Wizard’s Script that we created to be used with the language.
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The Complete Dictionary of Arvyndase: The Elven Language of The Silver Elves

Our Book on Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Dictionary-Arvyndase-Language-Silver/dp/1727690516

Our Book on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Dictionary-Arvyndase-Language-Silver/dp/1727690516
This is an English to Arvyndase, and Arvyndase to English dictionary for those who would like to use this language. There are over 30,000 words in the language of Arvyndase and in this dictionary, as Arvyndase is a complete language and may be both written and spoken as such.
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The Book of Elf Names:
5,600 Elven Names to use for Magic, Game Playing, Inspiration, Naming One’s Self and One’s Child, and as Words in the Elven Language of the Silver Elves

Our Book on Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Book-Elf-Names-Inspiration-Language/dp/148415441X

Our Book on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Book-Elf-Names-Inspiration-Language/dp/148415441X
In this book we present 5600 elf names (along with their pronounciation and English translation) from our Arvyndase language as inspiration for those who wish to create their own elven names.
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What Kind Of Elf, Fae, Or Otherkin Are You? What is Your Elf Tribe?

August 14, 2019

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The Silver Elves have been pursuing the Elven Path since 1975 and over that time we’ve had numerous sisters and brothers write to us asking if we could help them understand what sort of elf or fae they might be. And many also wish to know what is their Elfae or Otherkin tribe and what they are like as a magical people? You may know if you are an elf, faerie, or otherkin but now we’ve created a questionnaire in order to help us and you create a narrative about your specific people and your clan, their personal characteristics, magic, relationship to Nature, and interests. This is our gift to you, which we think will be a bit of fun for both of us.

Now, we expect that most of the folks who will take this questionnaire will be elves, pixies, brownies, faeries or other fae but we have also set it up to help Therians and Otherkin of various sorts, since we occasionally get inquiries from them as well.

This is not an automatic response questionnaire. When you are done you will not get some already formulated reply. We need you to send your answers to the questions to our email address at silverelves@live.com and we will examine what you have said and do our best to aid you in this quest. You may wish to copy and paste the questionnaire into an email to us and add your answers there.

In responding to these questions, we suggest that you do so mainly in an instinctive and intuitive way. Trust your feelings. Don’t second-guess yours’elf and don’t mull things over long. Your first inclination to respond a particular way is most likely the most accurate response. Don’t over think it. And, in as much as possible, be succinct in your answers. We will attempt to get back to you as quickly as we are able but depending on the number or requests this could take a couple of weeks or even a month. Good luck, we look forward to hearing from you, and many Elfin Blessings.

Quick announcement! While we are still enjoying writing these narratives and look forward to your participation, we are happy to announce that we have published in March 2019, ELF TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin and its companion book FAERIE, FAE AND OTHERKIN: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin. You may click on these book links and read all about them and excerpts from each book, including some samples of the over 300 tribe narratives contained in these books. These books contain only the narratives we have written for people filling out this questionnaire and no personal names are associated with them in the publication. In fact, we do not keep people’s names, so your questionnaire is completely confidential.

What Kind of Elf or Other Fae Are You?
(Be sure and read the instructions above and email us your questionnaire responses to silverelves@live.com)

1. What two or three colors do you relate to most?
a. White.
b. Black.
c. Red.
d. Yellow-Gold.
e. Blue.
f. Orange.
g. Green.
h. Purple.
i. Silver-Gray.
j. Rainbow.

2. What symbol or symbols represent your tribe? Please describe.

3. Does your tribe practice body modification, such as tattoos, piercings, scarifications, etc. Please explain.

4. If you could live anywhere you desired would you live on or near the …?
a. Ocean, River or Lake? Which one? In the water? On (boat)? Near?
b. Desert, Rocky desert or Sandy low desert?
c. Plains or Savanna? Hilly or Flat? Tundra and Icy? Marsh? Swamp? Fen?
d. Mountains? Rocky, Woody, Waterfalls, Caves or Caverns? Valley or Hillside?
e. Forest? Deep or near civilization? Rainforest, Jungle or Cool?
f. City? Small or Large?
g. Travel constantly moving from place to place?
h. Outer space?

5. Do you have a favorite type of tree? What is it?

6. Do you have a favorite type of flower? What is it?

7. Do you have a favorite type of plant? What is it?

8. Do you have a favorite crystal or gem? What is it?

9. Do you have a totem animal/s? If so what?

10. What sort of magic do you relate to most (pick the top two or three)?
a. Healing.
b. Shamanism.
c. Necromancy or Necromagery. (Evoking the ancestors.)
d. Enchantment.
e. Water Witchery.
f. Druidism.
g. Witchcraft.
h. Ceremonial magic.
i. Spell Casting.
j. Grammarye. (Power of writing.)
k. Wizardry.
l. Hedgewitchery.
m. Herbalism.
n. Sorcery.
o. Pyromancy or Pyromagery. (Using the power of fire.)
p. Divination.
q. Other? please name.

11. Did your people originate from the earth or some other star system? Please explain.

12. Do you most feel akin to being part of a …?
a. Family?
b. Pack?
c. Clan?
d. Band?
e. Tribe
f. Nation
g. Empire
h. The Universe
i. A loner
j. Other, please name.

13. When I think of mys’elf I feel most like an …?
a. Elf.
b. Faerie.
c. Pixie.
d. Gnome.
e. Brownie.
f. Dwarf.
g. Merperson.
h. Selkie.
i. Dryad.
j. Therian: were-wolf? were-leopard? kitsune? other?
k. Puccwa or pookha.
l. Dragon.
m. Unicorn.
n. Faun? Satyr? Centaur?
o. Hobbit.
p. Leprechaun.
q. Menehune.
r. Angel? Deva? Shining One? Valkyrie?
r. Something else? please name.

14. Does your group/clan/tribe have a flag, banner, gonfalon, crest, escrutcheon? And what is on it?
a. Does it have an animal? What animal? Is it laying down? Standing? Rearing up? Running?
b. Does it have weapons on it? Bow and arrows? Swords or Knives? Lance? Staff? Axe? Blowdart? Club, mace or morningstar? Other?
c. Does it have some plant, vine or flower on it? Which ones?
d. Does it have an elemental motif? Fire? Water? Wind? Rock?
e. Does it have a planet? Star or Stars? Moon? Sun?
f. What color is the background?

15. What ancient peoples do your clan most resemble?
a. Irish Sidhe.
b. Tuathe de Danaan.
c. Fir Bolgs.
d. Aboriginal folk of Australia.
e. Ancient Polynesian folk, Moari etc..
f. Ancient African tribal folk.
g. First Nations tribe of the Americas.
h. Ancient Celtic tribe.
i. Pict-Sidhe of Scotland, Wales or Cornwall, England.
j. Saxons.
k. Vikings.
l. Teutons, Germanic Tribes.
m. Ancient Arabic, Semitic folk.
n. Ancient Mongols, Chinese or Japanese folk.
o. Eskimo? Siberian reindeer folk?
p. Ancient Eastern: Danavas? Gandharvas? Apsaras?
q. Other?

16. What is your people’s relationship to mankind?
a. Trying to help and enlighten them?
b. Trying to hide and stay out of their way?
c. Hoping to get revenge on them for the wickedness they have done to us?

17. What fictional elf or faerie folk are your people most like?
a. in The Hobbit.
b. in The Silmarillion.
c. in The Lord of the Rings.
d. in Freda Warrington’s Elfland.
e. in Marie Brennan’s Onyx Court Series.
f. The Vulcans or Romulans of Star Trek.
g. The Flower Fairies.
h. The Shannarra Chronicles.
i. The Bordertown Series.
j. in Emma Bull’s War for the Oaks.
k. in Charles DeLint’s books.
l. in Harry Potter.
m. Dresden Files.
n. Mortal Instruments.
o. Wicked Lovely.
p. Graham Joyce’s Some Kind of Fairy Tale.
q. Other?

18. Are people outside your clan more likely to call your people …?
a. The Good Folk.
b. The People of Peace.
c. The Fair Folk.
d. The Unseelie.
e. The Seelie.
f. The Sidhe.
g. The Fae.
h. The Hidden Folk.
i. The Invisible People.
j. The Sith. (Scottish Sidhe not Star Wars villains.)
k. The Travelers.
l. The Borrowers.
m. The Trooping Fae.
n. Other?

19. What do your people think is the most important thing in life?
a. Love.
b. Peace.
c. Healing.
d. Arts and Creativity.
e. Defense.
f. Spirituality.
g. Knowledge.
h. Benevolent Evolution.
i. Financial Success.
j. Social Status.
k. Family.
l. Beauty.
m. Other?

20. What sort of government do your people have?
a. Anarchy, we have no organization and just hang out together.
b. Consensus, we have to agree on everything or we break up into smaller groups that do agree.
c. Democracy, we vote on everything, majority rules.
d. Republic, we vote on representatives who vote on everything and majority rules.
e. Queendom, our queen and her counselors make all the important decisions.
f. Kingdom, our king and his counselors make all the important decisions.
g. Theocracy, our holiest people make all the decisions based upon what they think the Shining Ones want.
h. Other?

21. Do your people sometimes wear fur?

22. Do your people believe in gods? If so, what gods or pantheon do they interact with, and please explain?

23. Do your people have magic treasures? If so, what are they?

24. Who are your elven, fae, or otherkin heroes or role models, either real or imaginary?

Kyela,
The Silver Elves
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Elven Hedgewitchery and Found Magic: Using Art-Making for Evoking Elfin Magic and Living the Elven Way

August 9, 2019

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Elven Hedgewitchery and Found Magic:
Using Art-Making for Evoking Elfin Magic and Living the Elven Way
by The Silver Elves

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and also sold here on Amazon UK

We Silver Elves are so very pleased to announce the publication of our newest book Elven Hedgewitchery and Found Magic: Using Art-Making for Evoking Elfin Magic and Living the Elven Way. In this book, we share with you many of our favorite magical elven art projects that we have enjoyed doing in the last 40+ years and give you guidance and detailed instructions for creating your own and using them in your magic, along with over 100 photos to demonstrate the art processes. Also, this is a book of elven spells and enchantment magic, with elven rhyming magical spells (200 in total) that you may use in rituals to empower your art and magic with each magical item and creative project.

We include our magical art processes from faerie altered clothing and making faerie houses to creating magical elf stones and ritual tools such as a Book of Shadows (or a Book of Twilight as we elves call them) and also a Scrapbook of Shadows, chalices, ally dolls, wands, canes, staffs, seaweed pod rattles, magic plates, elven warrior shields, wishing wheels, mojo bags, and elven witches brooms and magic spoons. We further have chapters on making elfin dream pillows, fairy dust and pixie powder, elven magical boxes or reliquaries, elven Mbuti, paintings, illuminated circles, magic soul cards, tarot decks, pan pipes, fantasy maps and even some of our favorite elven group-art games like elven notan and Elven Chess. We also have a chapter on spell crafting using the seven-pointed elven star. And in our final chapter, we share with you more about the Orb of Healing, which is a magical artifact that is at the center of our elven magick.

In Elven tradition, there is not quite the strict line between formally educated magic and hedgewitchery, or s’elf educated or street magic. Perhaps this is true in part because most magic wielders of these days have to be at least a bit (and usually quite a bit) s’elf educated, gaining our understanding though practice and sharing our knowledge with each other. People often ask us to tell them more about how we do our magic each day and to describe our rituals. There is no better way to understand our elfin magical practices than to study our art, how we make it and how we use it (except to come spend some time with us, of course). Our art and magic are intertwined, and we are sharing with you in this book a real “how to” glimpse into our magic and enchantment spell crafting through our elven creative process of art-making.

This is a book of magic — very practical magic that involves the creation of one’s magical tools, which include wands, staffs, rattles, crowns, hoods, robes and many other instruments of magic and, in this case in particular, of elven magic and enchantment. So it is only natural that we include spells in this book for all magical items that you can use in charging your instruments and tools. Of course, you can always make up your own or alter them as needed. However, the spell you use may vary with the purpose of the tool you are making. For instance, wands might be made for a variety of specific purposes. It is also possible that a wand would be an all-purpose or general purpose wand, like a doctor who is a general practitioner rather than a specialist, but it is also possible to have a wand for a specific purpose. In elven lore, usually magical tools, such as a ring of power, have a particular ability associated with them. The One Ring of Tolkien’s lore, for instance, gave the wearer the power of invisibility, although curiously, it did the opposite for Sauron and seemed to give him substance. Perhaps it related to the plane the individual wearing it was on. If the person was a regular material being, it would make them invisible, which is to say, less material, but if the person was a more etheric being, such as Sauron, it gave him power and form in the material world. Most magical items in magical lore are of this nature, seven league boots, invisibility cloaks and so on, each offering a specific power. So we offer you a variety of spells that reflect the usual uses of the magical item in question. (As you scroll down this page, you will see that we have given you a few examples of spells from the book).

You will notice that most of the spells in Elven Hedgewitchery and Found Magic are rhyming or chanting spells and might be called mantras, which is not to say that all mantras are rhymed, although most elven mantras/spells are. This is not only because we Silver Elves love making up little rhymes but also because traditionally spells are often rhymed. Rhymed enchantments are easy to remember and create a certain vibration and radiance in their rhyme, which is a certain magic all in itself and has a bit of a hypnotic or trance effect to it as well. So when doing the incantation, make it vibrant, let it hum or sing in your mind or as you resonant it out loud. Remember, the Universe is made of energy, vibrating at various frequencies. In vibrating your spell, you are attuning to Nature and the Universe. The frequency will depend upon your own voice that will make it perfectly suited to you, your nature and your specific enchantment.

Also, all of the 200 spells in this book are presented in both English and Arvyndase (the magical language of The Silver Elves), along with the pronunciation in Arvyndase. Using this elven language will increase the magic of the spell you are casting, but of course, your own intention and effort is what most effects the magic. We often use Arvyndase in our art-making, particularly writing our magic on our wands and staffs, in our books of shadows, and our magic traveling rocks, all of which are covered in Elven Hedgewitchery and Found Magic.

Often in books about magic, people talk of making wands by going to a tree, finding an appropriate branch, thanking the tree for its donation, sometimes asking it for permission first and intuiting the answer and so on and then cutting off the branch. In old stories of witchcraft, spells are often put together using an herbal concoction, so to speak, with the eye of newt (very popular apparently) and tail of salamander and so forth. We elves prefer found magic. We don’t go to the forest or nearby woods and cut a branch from a tree, rather we find a branch that has fallen or that we have otherwise come across and use as the basic part of our wands accepting it as a sort of gift from the Earth and the Universe, which is to say from the Divine Magic.

This, to us, is part of our Elven Hedgewitchery. The gifts of Nature are abundant and most of the magical items we create are gifts of Nature, or sometimes gifts from other folk, or most often a combination thereof. It is sometimes said that nothing in life is free, and yet these elves have all sorts of things that we have come by freely, without theft, mind you, that we use in our magical creations. Buttons come to us, pieces of jewelry (some of these broken but still usable for our art), clothes, cloth, ribbon, lace, embroidery thread and sewing thread, wire, string, cord, and all sort of things as you will discover as you explore this magical tome of elven art. The elven art, really, of making magic.

This is a book of Elven Hedgewitchery and as you will see upon reading it, it isn’t really about doing things exactly the way we have done them but about inspiring you, as much as possible, to look around your own elven home and the environment you live in and see what is easily, freely or inexpensively available to you so you may create your own elven art, magic pieces, clothes and other items to manifest Elfin in your own life and for your kindred, and in that way express your individual elfae nature.

     Also, we encourage you to collect, collect, collect, especially those things that others have failed to see the value in but are still wonders to your eyes. We promise you, if you do this and use your magical collections to create enchanted art and elven fashion, more treasures will come to you, out of the blue and from the Mists of Faerie and the Twilight Realms of Elfin.

“Elf witches are much like other witches, except instead of attempting to make particular things happen as we desire, we seek to assist Nature to fulfill Destiny perfectly. For that is what we truly desire, anyway.” —The Silver Elves

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And now for some examples of spell casting from the book Elven Hedgewitchery and Found Magic !

Below you will find a few spells (of which there are 200 in the book) for some of the magical items we discuss and give you directions for making in Elven Hedgewitchery and Found Magic:

 

To be used with the Elven Wishing Wheel:

EMPOWERING SPELL (Use to charge and power up your Elven Wishing Wheel.)

“Every wish will come to be

As each spin does set it free

Going forth the stars aspire

Returning hence with our desire.”

 

(In Arvyndase)

“Lotym felj yon koso va te

Tat cha solo bålu pånd ter alo

Tasdas soch tae mêlli watan

Cunbadas nynse ena eli’na nalo.”

 

(Pronunciation in Arvyndase)

Low – tim feel-j yone co – so vah tea

Tate chah so – low bah – lou pond tier a – low

Tace – dace so-ch tay mell – lie way – tane

Cun – bay – dace nin – see e – nah e – lie’nah nay – low.

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To be used with the Magical Elven Witches Broom:

 PURIFICATION SPELL: (for sweeping away the old and clearing the way for the new)

“The past is swept away at last

The future looms and it is vast

The present opens now the way

To greater things this very day.”

 

(Arvyndase)

“Tae log da komïn faron zan zas

Tae lasel almolu nar ter da sud

Tae hårna carolu mat tae yer

Va raltfa vessåli wyr lefa lea.”

 

(Pronunciation)

Tay low-g dah comb – in fay – rone zane zay-ss

Tay lay – seal ale – moe – lou nair tier dah sued

Tay har – nah car – row – lou mate tay year

Vah rail-t – fah vee-s – sah – lie were lee – fah lee – ah.

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To be used with your Elven Warriors Shield:

WARDING SPELL: (To be used to ward off dark magics that are being leveled against you and yours.)

“No power can our eald invade

Our light repels the darkest shade.”

 

(Arvyndase)

“Kon eldro vek eli’na ald saron

Eli’na lun vosorlu tae dasdor dasa.”

 

(Pronunciation)

Cone eel – drow veek e – lie’nah ale-d say – roan

E – lie – nah loon voe – soar – lou tay dace – door day – sah.

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To be used with Magical Map-Making:

RE-ENVISIONING SPELL: (for seeing the world you live in, in a new elfin light)

“Reveal to me the truth to see

The world that is and will now be.”

 

(Arvyndase)

“Sotos va el tae lodver va ten

Tae telth dij da nar yon mat te.”

 

(Pronunciation)

So – toe-ss vah eel tay load – veer vah teen

Tay teal-th dye-j nair yone mate tea.

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For using with Magic Character Cards:

ELF SIGHT SPELL: (Use to increase your “Elf Sight,” and to see Faerie and Elfin as it exists in the world around you.)

“I see Elfin (or Faerie) all around

The truth of magic now is found.”

 

Arvyndase)

“El ten Êldat wyl anabo

Tae lodver u êldon mat da låcïn.”

 

(Pronunciation)

Eel teen L – date will a – nay – bow

Tay load – veer you l – doan mate dah lock – in.

Elven Hedgewitchery and Found Magic: Using Art-Making for Evoking Elfin Magic and Living the Elven Way
by The Silver Elves, Sold here on Amazon USA and also sold here on Amazon UK.

 

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

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We invite you to come to our Silver Elves website to 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.

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

silverevles_magicbook1The Book of Elven Magick:
The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves

silverelves_magicbook2The Book of Elven Magick:
The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves, Volume 2

 

And you may also wish to visit our page here on this blog site where we have listed all the newest Silver Elves books beginning March, 2019, and look for new updated listings of books as the months and years roll on.

Kyela,
The Silver Elves

Also we invite you to join our Silver Elves Facebook group for elf witches and friends of elf witches : Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon — https://www.facebook.com/groups/806583242768352 — A place to share your magic and enchantment with other elf witches!

 

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