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Is it the Elf Star or the Faerie Star? And Who First Adopted the Seven-Pointed Star as the Elf Star?

November 1, 2017
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“Since the five-pointed star represented Mankind…, Arwen Eveningstar [of the EQD]
added wings to that figure (so one ray for the head, two for the arms,
two for the legs, and two for the wings) and thus came up
with a seven-pointed star to represent the elves and
the evolution of mankind into the Angelic Realms.
Obviously, due to the wings, it represents our faerie kindred as well.”

Really, it is both. We call the seven-pointed acute-angled star the “Elven Star” because it was our sisters Arwen and Elanor, founders of the Elf Queen’s Daughters, EQD, (of which Zardoa of the Silver Elves was a member in their Carbondale, Il., vortex/coven, the Elves of the Southern Woodlands) who in the 70s were the first to adopt this star to represent the elves and started using it in the letters they wrote and circulated to elfin folk (see our Silver Elves books Elf Magic Mail, volumes 1 & 2, in which we have reproduced the original contents of those letters and described the graphics that adorned them and have also added our commentary upon the letters and the sisterhood.)

Our sisters Arwen and Elanor first conceived (in this lifetime) of using this star for the elven and put them upon the EQD letters on numerous occasions. Since the five-pointed star represented Mankind (inspired in Arwen’s mind by Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man), Arwen Eveningstar added wings to that figure (so one ray for the head, two for the arms, two for the legs, and two for the wings) and thus came up with a seven-pointed star to represent the Elves and the evolution of humankind into the Angelic Realms. Obviously, due to the wings, it represents our faerie kindred as well. In fact, the very first letter of the Elf Magic Mail shared by the EQD that had this symbol showed a five-pointed star with wings called “The Winged Star.” Thus from the very beginning the idea existed beneath the surface that this was also the Faerie Star. So it represents all Fae folk, elves, pixies, faeries, brownies and others and all are welcome to use it.

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We have, for our own part, worn the elven star as an amulet for over forty years. We have at least a half dozen variations of it. From a very small elf star less than an half inch from side to side that we have upon one of our magical elven wands that we created, to a necklace piece that was made for us individually that is about three and a half inches in diameter. We even have one, about two inches across that comes from Jerusalem. We also have one that our sister Loriel gave us as a birthday gift that is a seven-pointed flower. And Arwen, Elanor, Loriel had a house south of Half Moon Bay that had a huge seven-pointed elf star, about six or seven feet in diameter, that was painted on the side of their home. We lived with them for over a month in the late 1970’s at this somewhat Rivendell like abode.

We Silver Elves carried on the tradition that the EQD created, putting the Elven Star on our own The Magical Elven Love Letters (see volumes one, two and three) throughout the 80s and 90s that we sent out to our elven and otherkin kin and over the years it apparently caught on. It would be nice, to our minds, if our kindred knew where it came from as it is part of modern elven and faerie history, but in the long run, it doesn’t really matter.

What does matter is that this star speaks to the heart of the elfae (the elven and faerie folk) and it is this reason that it has been taken up and carried on and used again and again to represent us. And surely, this would not have happened if in fact the elven/faerie star didn’t have something ancient to it. It sings to our hearts and imaginations because it truly connects us to our ancient kindred and it resonates in our Collective Unconscious. Otherwise it would have gone the way of so many things that have been put out there but passed by and forgotten. It calls to us. It reminds us of who we truly are and that is what truly matters. For it is the Elven-Faerie Star and we are all the kindred that it shines upon.

Ver nesidas mellun vari te (In shimmering starlight ever be),
The Silver Elves
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If you enjoyed this article, then you may well enjoy reading Elf Magic Mail, Book 2, which contains the original letter and drawing by the Elf Queen’s Daughters of “The Winged Star” and a description of the first adoption of the 7 pointed elven-faerie star. We have also published the entire original letter, “The Winged Star,” on our Silver Elves website for all to see and read Not just the photo of the letter as you will also find below, but also a written translation of the letter. To view it, just click here and be sure and scroll down the page to the sample letter titled “The Winged Star.”

And wear your Elf star with many Elven Blessings!

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Photo above of the first drawn Elven 7 pointed star (bottom right corner): “Winged Star,” by the Elf Queen’s Daughters that appeared on one of their letters circulated in the 70s to their many vortexes/covens (as well as putting the 7 pointed star on many other of their Elf Magic Mail letters). Read both The Silver Elves commentary about the first appearance of this star as well as the explanation of the meaning of the Elven Star that was published and circulated through Elf Magic Mail in the 1970s to the EQD vortexes/covens .
Click here and then scroll down to read the full letter and commentary

 

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

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Is Being an Elf a Matter of Blood of Genetic Heritage?

July 1, 2017

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“……we are primarily beings of spirit, not of matter.”

There are those that proclaim that being an elf is only a matter of bloodline descent and while we agree that there are those who are descended from those people from which the tales of elves seem to originate, we simply cannot agree that elfinness is inherited. Our experience tells us that this is simply not the case. We see elfinness as being of the spirit and not requiring an inherited bloodline. Only the pursuit of the Elven Way, of living one’s life as an elf, is a true indication of elfinness.

Even Nicholas de Vere who makes such claims in his books notes that everyone in the world, or most everyone, is likely to have at least a bit of elven blood in their veins. He contends, however, that his is purer and less undiluted and thus he has the right to consider hims’elf elven, while most others do not. Again, however, he offers us no DNA test results to back this up. While we respect his historical works, we have always taken issue with his exclusiveness when it comes to elfinness. Our belief is that if a person says they are an elf or Otherkin then we believe them. There is no bloodline requirement to be an elf as De Vere asserts, nor would bloodline assure that the person was an elf in spirit, which is the only requirement for being an elf.

Often those who make such claims as being of the elven bloodline present absolutely no evidence that it is so. They expect, like certain modern politicians, that we will accept their declarations without any data and often contrary to known facts. Some give us long genealogical charts but what they don’t give us thus far is the evidence of a DNA test, demonstrating that their blood is as pure as they say it is.

Even if this were so, we’d still disagree with De Vere. If being elven and aspiring to elfin being were simply a matter of heritage then all one’s ancestors would have made such a claim and pursued the path of the Elven and we see no evidence that this is so either.

And even if it were so, even if generation after generation in an individual’s family had proclaimed they were elves, we’d still disagree because as elven beings, we are primarily beings of spirit, not of matter. We, through the lifetimes, gain the power to choose what sort of body we may wish to manifest in, from whatever bloodline we fancy based upon our own needs, goals or mission that we have to accomplish in any particular lifeform.

To us, the mere fact that one aspires toward being an elf is, in itself, an indication of one’s essential elfinness. Who but an elf would wish to be an elf? And if all things derive from material being, as materialistic minded individuals believe, then why would we wish to be elves and live our lives as elves, if we were not genetically programmed to do so?

Even if we accept the idea that you are elves even though you don’t have pointed ears, what about those folks who claim to be dragons, or werewolves or other mythical beings? It is true that those who claim to be dragons and certain other beings cannot be so in a physical sense, at least at this point, but just as we are elves because of the way we live, so are they dragons because of their inner spiritual longings and natures. This is not totally dissimilar to the fact that we call some men old goats or chickens or some such or that some folks derogatorily call certain women cows or old hens, or that we refer to certain men and women as dogs, although meaning different things in doing so. Besides the fact that these are often meant as insults, it is sometimes also an observation of the individual’s character.

When individuals say that they are dragons, they don’t mean, unless they are totally out of touch with reality, that they have the physical form of a dragon. They mean they spiritually and “imaginally” relate to being a dragon and in the world of the imaginal, a quite powerful world, they are a dragon. We might say that the imaginal realm is a realm that lives within individuals but above and beyond the material world, influencing it subtly but surely.

Since, from an elven point of view we eventually become what we think, imagine and do, our repetitive actions affecting our physical form through the lifetimes, eventually those who think and imagine and act like dragons (hopefully of the creative sort of Asian lore, rather than the destructive sort of western lore) will physically become dragons as well. We just hope that they actually enjoy it as much as they think they will. But if not, then surely, they will in time become something else.

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If you like this article, then you most certainly will enjoy our book Liber Aelph: Words of Guidance from the Silver Elves to our Magical Children in which we discuss the understanding of elves by spirit and spiritual heritage. Liber Aelph is a message from us, the Silver Elves, to our magical children, grandchildren, children’s children’s children and those who come after, including our own s’elves in future lifetimes. It is a guideline for awakening elves to follow as they proceed into the future and the Age of Faerie to come. Yet, it is not a children’s book, save for those very mature children, the elves who like Peter Pan that refuse to grow up and who look to life with the eyes of a child and the heart of the ever young. It is a book of elfin magic and all elves, awakened or awakening, can gain from its wisdom and wry view of life. You can read sample pages of Liber Aelph here on our website.

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We have dedicated our Silver Elves book Liber Aelph to all our Beloved Elf Children and all those who guide them on their quest to find their true s’elves. We thank Bedivere the Unicorn featured on the cover of this book who was raised by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, author of Grimoire For the Apprentice Wizard and for his mentorship to so many young elves. We also acknowledge on the cover with Bedivere our own two children and our faerie sister Aiea Day, author of The Magic of Art for Therapy as well as a number of delightful children’s books.

If you have not already listened to the podcast interview with Zardoa Silverstar of the Silver Elves by Marla Brooks on Stirring the Cauldron, you can do so here: In this interview, Zardoa speaks about the difference of enchantment and other forms of magic and the Elven Way.

Also, we welcome you to come join us on Facebook under the name Michael J. Love (silver elves).

Kyela,

The Silver Elves
http://silverelves.angelfire.com
We invite you to visit our Author page on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3?qid=1490695829&sr=8-3

Also, come to our website and enjoy reading samples of all our 38 books on magic and enchantment and the elven way at:

http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html

 

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