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Elfae Tribes: The Peoples of Faerie

November 30, 2020

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Elfae Tribes: The Peoples of Faerie
by The Silver Elves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Introduction

The Evolution of the Survey or Questionnaire

The Posting of the Survey

The Survey Responses

The Elfae Tribe Narratives

SECTION ONE. . . Elf Tribes

Chapter 1: The Forest Elves

Chapter 2: The Forest River Elves

Chapter 3: The Forest Mountain Elfin

Chapter 4: The Mountain Valley Elfin

Chapter 5: The Mountain Cave Elves

Chapter 6: The Forest Traveling Elves

Chapter 7: The Forest Ocean Elves

Chapter 8: The Forest Edge Elves

Chapter 9: The Forest Lake Elves

Chapter 10: The Ocean Elves

Chapter 11: Coastal Elves

Chapter 12: The River Elves

Chapter 13: The Traveler Elfin

SECTION TWO . . . Faeries and Fae Tribes

Chapter 14: Desert Fae

Chapter 15: Fae of the Forest

Chapter 16: The Forest Valley Fae

Chapter 17: The Fae Forest Travelers Tribes

Chapter 18: Elfae of the Mountain Forest

Chapter 19: Faerie Tribes of the Ocean

Chapter 20: Island Forest Fae Folk

Chapter 21: The Coastal Forest Elfae Folk

Chapter 22: The Space/ Dimensional Faerie Folk

Chapter 23: Traveler Faerie and Other Elfae Tribes

Chapter 24: The Faeries of the Meadow

Chapter 25: The Lake Dwelling Faeries

SECTION THREE . . . Otherkin

Chapter 26: Valkyrie

Chapter 27: The Werewolves and Shapeshifters

Chapter 28: The Pixies

Chapter 29: The Landvaettir or Earth Spirit Fae

Chapter 30: Tribes of the Gnomes and Brownies

Chapter 31: Nymphs and Nyms

Chapter 32: The Sluagh Folk

Chapter 33: Goblins

Chapter 34: The Dragon Tribes

Chapter 35: The Phooka, Pucca Folk

Chapter 36: Shining Ones

Chapter 37: Leprechauns

Chapter 38: The Fauns

Chapter 39: Will O’Wisps

Chapter 40: Boggart Folk

Chapter 41: The Centaurs

Chapter 42: The Kitsune

Chapter 43: The Changelings

Chapter 44: The Sprites

Chapter 45: The Phoenix Folk

Chapter 46: The Sylphs

Chapter 47: The Silkies

Chapter 48: The Dwarf Folk

Chapter 49: Banshees or Ban Sidhe

Chapter 50: The Djinn

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

Excerpts from Section One: Elf Tribes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excerpts from Section Two: Faeries and Fae Tribes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excerpts from Section Three: Otherkin [and Otherworldly] Tribes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

— End of Excerpts for Elfae Tribes

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

August 1, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

The Elven Way  — This group creates a place for people to learn about the Elven Way and for Elves, Otherkin, and their friends to have a fun gathering place to enjoy each other’s company and share things on the path. Although it is a private group, it is open to anyone who wishes to learn about the Elven Way and friends of such.
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Nature & the Unseen Realms with the Elves & otherkin. A spiritual journey —A group to share together our occult experiences of Elfin-Faerie that are usually not shared and also to share about the wonders of Nature in the Unseen World.
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Elfin Faerie Lore —  For Faeries and Elfin Folk. This group is for sharing elfin faerie lore, magic and life as Fae,
https://www.facebook.com/groups/975038062512421

Silver Elves Embassy — This is a place of rest and gathering together to relax and share our stories, dreams for the future, and magic of our elfin adventures. We Silver Elves also share here in this group some of our own magical true tales and adventures that have lead us to further embrace the Shining Ones.
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“While we await the Elven Dawn, we dance through the elvish night around bonfires of vision and desire, casting spells of love upon the glowing embers.”
—Old Elfin Knowledge

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

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

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ELVES, FAERIES, FAE, AND OTHERKIN TRIBES

Be sure and click on the title links above and read a few of these magical tribe narratives. Perhaps, you will find your people as you read through these two books, or kindred quite like them. At any rate, you can always do the survey yours’elf, or do it again if you feel you have come to a greater understanding of yours’elf and our peoples in the meantime (or gentle-time as we elves often say).

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

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

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A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven

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

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

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(By the light of Elfin be ever blessed)
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From An Elven Point of View, Is Harley Quinn Fae? Is Batman Fae? Are X-Men Fae?

August 1, 2020

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

 

Is Harley Quinn Fae?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Is Batman Fae?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Are the X-Men Fae?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Are you are looking for answers about being Elven or Otherkin? About Finding your Elfae Tribe? More on the Elven Way and Following the Elfin path? We Silver Elves invite you to come read more about our 8 newest books since 2019 https://silverelves.wordpress.com/…/magical-books-by-the-si…. Information and excerpts on our first 45 Silver Elves books are all on our website (see our book page http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html). Among our 8 newest The Silver Elves books, besides our most recently published book    BEYOND DEATH:: The Elfin Book of the Dead, you will also find: ELVES, FAERIES, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES:: More Descriptions of Otherworldly Folk; ELF TRIBES:: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin; FAERIE, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES; MANIFESTING ELFIN: Answers to questions about being an elf and following the Elven Path, volume 2; THE NEW DAWN OF ELFIN, Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 3; AN ELFIN BOOK OF TREES FOR THE ELVEN DRUID: The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script; and ELVEN HEDGEWITCHERY AND FOUND MAGIC:: Using Art-Making for Evoking Elfin Magic and Living the Elven Way.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Silver Elves Embassy — This is a place of rest and gathering together to relax and share our stories, dreams for the future, and magic of our elfin adventures. We Silver Elves also share here in this group some of our own magical tales and adventures that have lead us to further embrace the Shining Ones.
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Can we be Born as one Type of Elf, Fae or Otherkin in One Life and Another Kin Type in a Different Incarnation?

May 22, 2020

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“. . .  our bodies, overall, are merely forms that our spirits have created from our own inner visions, thus surely a person can change their form or otherkin type from one life to another. And certainly there are those who alter what they think of as their kin type in a single lifetime, instinctually gravitating in the long run toward the realization of their true nature and the form which best expresses it.”

Note: The photo featured above, titled “Dragon Sorcerer” is of the original acrylic painting by Zardoa Silverstar that is on the cover of Sorcerers’ Dialogues by The Silver Elves.

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     If we consider that nearly all fae are in some sense shapeshifters or have the magical power of glamourie then we would certainly have the power to appear in whatever form that we may choose from one incarnation to another. And certainly, we do alter our form as we inhabit a new body in each incarnation, although it is quite possible that certain individuals have a preferred type, just as they have a sexual preference for blonds or whatever and may choose the same sort of body that looks similar to our previous bodies over and over again. People often get involved with or marry the same sort of individual time after time, and we elfae also have inner preferences that guide us in our own development and alignment with a particular kintype.

     And we might note that our bodies, overall, are merely forms that our spirits have created from our own inner visions, thus surely a person can change their form or otherkin type from one life to another. And certainly there are those who alter what they think of as their type in a single lifetime, instinctually gravitating in the long run toward the realization of their true nature and the form which best expresses it.

     Yet, at the same time, there is a sense that our spirits are seeking some way to manifest their essential being in a form that is pleasing to thems’elves and, most often but not always, in a form that is pleasing to others. We seek to express ours’elves in our elfae and otherkin forms in order to come to understand our essential natures, to interact with our others in harmonious and loving ways, and to manifest our creative s’elves but also to attract those we desire, sometimes altering ours’elves to do so. Just as men and women and others seek to make themselves more beautiful and appealing to those who have stirred their inner being, or libido at least. We tend to become like those who appeal to us. Or we become their complementary opposite. Our forms are transitory and our strategy, in the long run, as is the case with flowers using scent to attract bees to spread their pollen, is to appeal to those who we feel will further our being and our success.

   This rather flies in the face of those who still have a materialistic idea concerning life on Earth and feel that our elfae or otherkin nature is determined by biology. According to those folk, we are what we are and have no choice but to be so due to our genetic inheritance. But it is this very idea that tends to disapprove of those who are transkinder (those otherkin who may shapeshift into various otherkin types) in some form or other or of those that are transgender who feel they are a woman trapped in a man’s body or a man in a woman’s body and so forth. To be clear, transkinder (along with those otherkin who are not shapeshifters) and transgender are two completely different communities, and a person is not one just because they are the other. Otherkin is not a subset of the trans/nonbinary community. However, both transkinder of the otherkin community and transgender individuals are all essentially shapeshifters (even if they are shifting with a different set of philosophical concerns relating to identity and ontological being) and they are both quite often of an elfae nature for among us shapeshifting is natural and generally accepted. It is part of who we are.

     We elfae and others, and especially we elven, are a very flexible and adaptable people. We seek to fit in and harmonize with everyone while retaining our essential otherness and generally seeking to accept others for whom they are as well. Thus, when someone alters their kintype expression, it is simply the way it is to us. In our elven point of view, it is not entirely unlike children who wish to learn the saxophone and then decide they would rather play the piano or some other instrument. It is all a part of exploring and developing and coming to understand ones’elf while acquiring various skills and abilities along the way, as well as a basic familiarity with this, that and other things. What in colleges and universities is often referred to as a liberal education.

     This altering of kintypes is also not that different from those who have one hero and then find another, or those who are into this fad or group or band and then find another more appealing. In time we come to know ours’elves and while our interests don’t need to narrow, our expression often becomes more selective as we choose to pursue those creative fields that most appeal to us and which, quite often, those we find we are good at and that others encourage us to pursue. or that we have determined at some time to develop whether anyone else encourages us or not.

     So, be whatever you wish to be, beloved kindred, and if you feel yours’elf transforming, it may just be that you thought you were a caterpillar and are turning out to be a butterfly.

Ver Aleli Vasadas (In dreams awakening),
The Silver Elves
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If you enjoyed our article above about kin type, then you may wish to also read:

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

 

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

“What bird sings upon the Elven Dawn?
The bird of memory long thought gone,
The song of awakening it doth sing,
As the flocks of Elfin do take wing.”

—The Silver Elves

 

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“People continually look at the elves as though they are deciding whether they approve of us or not, while we go on being who we are.”
—The Silver Elves

 

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

For years various kindred have asked us, the Silver Elves, to help them figure this out. You probably know if you are an elf, faerie, or otherkin but now we’ve created a questionnaire in order to help us and you create a narrative 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

 

“When the day begins to dawn before the sun does show,
The Way to Elfin opens then betwixt the twilight’s glow.
And when the sun does fade away yet light doth still touch the land,
The time hath come when you may run to join your elfin band.”

—The Silver Elves

 

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

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

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

Elven saying on the cover of The Elven Way:

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Many Kindred have asked us what is “The Elven Way.” Although we have written books on it (see our book The Elven Way: The Magical Path of the Shining Ones), here below is our short definition:

Short definition ofThe Elven Way” by The Silver Elves

“The Elven Way is the spiritual path of the Elves. It is not a religion. While all elves are free to pursue whatever spiritual path they desire, or not as the case may be, The Silver Elves are magicians and follow no particular religious dogma. We do however believe in all the Gods and Goddesses, (also Santa Claus [to whom we’re related], the tooth fairy [distant cousins] and the Easter or Ostara Bunny [no relation]) and try to treat them all with due respect. The Elven Way promotes the principles of Fairness, that is to say both Justice, Elegance and Equal Opportunity and Courtesy that is respectful in its interactions and attitude toward all beings, great or small. We understand the world as a magical or miraculous phenomena, and that all beings, by pursuing their own true path, will become whomever they truly desire to be. Our path is that of Love and Magic and we share our way with all sincerely interested individuals.”

     “To remind us ever of the need to rise up and lift our others with us, to have compassion for others even those who oppose us, to endeavor to understand the true natures and motivations not only of ours’elves but all others, the Shining Ones send us Sages who appear in many forms, in nearly all cultures and speak though various social and religious philosophies encouraging us to strive toward the light, to seek ever the good of all, and to further spiritual evolution in all that we do. We elves call this the Way of the Fair or The Elven Way. The Path is never-ending, the Way is ever before us, the Choice is always now, and we are eternally evolving. This is the Elven Way. The enculturation and other protections that shield the normal folk from the realization of other dimensions are lifted when the elf steps upon the path and begins to tread the Elven Way. The Elven Way gives our lives meaning and purpose. We come to understand who we truly are, that is that we are spirits evolving and we establish a purpose in our lives, which generally might be expressed as aiding ours’elves and all others to fulfill ours’elves perfectly. That is to say, we become who are truly are, which is who we truly desire to be. Remember, we ever wish to be our own true s’elves as perfectly as possible, which means among other things to be happy and successful forever, to live Happily Ever After.”
—The Silver Elves

 

“Elfin sings upon the dawn and dances through the whole day long
until the night doth gently rise with starlight cast upon our eyes,
and love abounds and circles ’bout,
and we greet the moon with howling shout.”
—The Silver Elves

 

You are Invited to Come Join the Silver Elves
on YouTube in a presentation on The Elven Way!

And if you would like to enjoy viewing an hour long YouTube video of The Silver Elves in a conversational presentation on The Modern Elven Movement and The Elven Way at Phoenix and Dragon Bookstore in Atlanta, GA, on March 2018, please click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0sv3OHkjRw

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Silver Elves Embassy — This is a a place of rest and gathering together to relax and share our stories, dreams for the future, and magic of our elfin adventures.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/206231890276255

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

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

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

 

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Elves, Faeries, Fae and Otherkin Tribes: More Descriptions of Otherworldly Folk

May 1, 2020

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Elves, Faeries, Fae and Otherkin Tribes:
More Descriptions of Otherworldly Folk
by The Silver Elves

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

ELVES, FAERIES, FAE, AND OTHERKIN TRIBES: More Descriptions of Otherworldly Folk is the third book in the series of Elf, Fae and Otherkin tribes by The Silver Elves. The first book, Elf Tribes, is composed strictly of Elfin tribes (150+); and the second book, Faerie, Fae, and Otherkin Tribes, describes Faerie, Fae and Otherkin tribes (150+). After publishing the first two books in this series, we Silver Elves continued to have many of our kindred fill out the kin type survey and contact us asking for a tribe narrative, so this third book in the series contains all of these new tribe narratives to this date and is dedicated to a variety of tribes of elven kind, faeries, fae that are faerie blends, otherkin, otherworldlies, and miscellaneous assorted fae. The 124 tribe narratives in this third volume are all newly published and are not found in the two previous books. Some of the narratives are a bit longer than those in the first two books. These tribe narratives will beautifully describe to you about their history, their unique powers, their unique magics and spiritual beliefs and practices, their way of governing, their spell crafting and herbal adeptship, along with their lifestyle and special creative interests and abilities.

     You will find as you read through the many narratives in this book that the elfin, faerie, fae and otherkin are quite varied in their magic, healing abilities, lifestyle, art, ancient ways, governance, love of nature, relationship to mankind, preferences, symbols and skills. The book is divided into three main sections: The first section being tribes of elves of which there are 59, some are of the forests and valleys, others of the mountains, rivers, lakes and oceans. There are migratory elves, traveler elves, and elves of the mists. There are meadow elves, elves of the grasslands and plains, desert elves, and some elves that are advanced Faerie beings. The second section is composed of 24 tribes of faerie and of fae that are faerie blends of the mountain forests and the valleys. Some of these tribes go back to the most ancient times and etheric and subtle dimensions of being. Others are fae who are travelers or trooper, of the rivers, of the deep forests, of the forest lakes, of the forests near the ocean, those traveling through the forests, of the lakes, and of the ocean caves. And the third section contains narratives of 41 tribes of a variety of otherkin, otherworldlies, and various assorted other fae. These are a variety of otherkin and otherworldly folk who are not necessarily elves or faeries even though they may well be related. This includes orders of the Shining Ones who are advancing upon the path of light and realization by returning to physical form to help heal others. Also included are tribes of unicorns and centaurs, leprechauns, the dryad, were-wolves, dragons, dragon fae and starkin, pixies, phookas, shapeshifters, djinn, fauns and satyrs, orcs, some mixed otherkin tribes, the unseelie, dwarves, döckálfar and svartalfar, mermaids, selkies, sirens, water sprites, bogles, brownies, and Kitsune.

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

Over the last 30 years or so, we Silver Elves have given out over 6,000 elf names in our magical language Arvyndase to individuals who requested them. For years, many of the individuals who requested an elf name would also write to us and say that they felt that they were elven but didn’t know any more about their elven or fae tribe. And for years, we told them that they should trust their imaginations and intuitions and while that is still very good advice, we realized in time that this was not any easy thing to do for many of these kindred of ours who were often newly awakened and needed a bit of guidance upon the path. In response to this, we created the Elf, Faerie, Otherkin Survey on our website, as a means of eliciting the information that we needed from these individuals so we might create a narrative for them about their own magical tribe or clan of Elves, Fae or Others that was germane to them and as close as we could get based upon their responses and our own intuition. Note: we have also added the Elf, Faerie, Otherkin Survey to our blogsite, so you may also go here to find the directions for taking this quiz and receiving your magical narrative.

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Table of Contents of ELVES, FAERIES, FAE, AND OTHERKIN TRIBES: More Descriptions of Otherworldly Folk:

Introduction

The Evolution of the Survey or Questionnaire

The Posting of the Survey

The Survey Responses

The Elfin, Faerie, Fae and Otherkin Tribe Narratives

 

Section One. . . Elf Tribes

Chapter 1: The Forest Elves

Chapter 2: The Forest City Elves

Chapter 3: The Forest Edge Elfin

Chapter 4: The Forest Lake Elves

Chapter 5: The Forest Ocean Elves

Chapter 6: The Forest River Elves

Chapter 7: The Mountain Forest Elves

Chapter 8: The Mountain Cave Elves

Chapter 9: The Mountain Valley Elves

Chapter 10: The Mountain Lake Elves

Chapter 11: Elves of the Mountain Waterfalls

Chapter 12: The Migratory Elves

Chapter 13: The Traveler Elfin

Chapter 14: The Elves of the Mists

Chapter 15: The Ocean Elves

Chapter 16: The Ocean City Elves

Chapter 17: The Meadow Elves

Chapter 18: Elfin of the Grasslands, Plains, Savannahs

Chapter 19: The Elves of the Rivers and Lakes

Chapter 20: The Desert Elves

Chapter 21: Varied Advanced Faerie Being Elfae

 

Section Two . . . Faeries and Fae Tribes

Chapter 22: Fae of the Mountain Forests

Chapter 23: The Mountain Valley Forest Elfae

Chapter 24: The Valley Fae

Chapter 25: The Fae Travelers Tribes

Chapter 26: The Faeries of the Rivers

Chapter 27: Faeries and Other Fae of the Forest Deep

Chapter 28: Faeries of the Forest Lakes

Chapter 29: The Forest Ocean Fae Folk

Chapter 30: The Traveling Forest Fae

Chapter 31: The City Elfae of the Lakes

Chapter 32: The Faeries of the Ocean Caves

 

Section Three . . . Otherkin Tribes

Chapter 33: The Orders of The Shining Ones

Chapter 34: The Unicorns and Centaurs

Chapter 35: The Leprechauns

Chapter 36: The Dryad Tribes

Chapter 37: The Were-Wolves

Chapter 38: Tribes of the Dragons

Chapter 39: The Dragon Fae

Chapter 40: Dragon Starkin

Chapter 41: The Pixie Tribes

Chapter 42: Phookas, Puccas Tribes

Chapter 43: Shapeshifters

Chapter 44: Tribes of the Djinn

Chapter 45: The Fauns and Satyrs

Chapter 46: The Orcs

Chapter 47: Miscellaneous Mixed Tribes of Otherkin

Chapter 48: The Unseelie Demonic

Chapter 49: The Dwarves, Döckálfar and Svartalfar Clans

Chapter 50: Tribes of the Mermaids, Selkies, Sirens and Water Sprites

Chapter 51: The Bogles

Chapter 52: The Brownies

Chapter 53: The Kitsune

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Sample Narratives from Elves, Faeries, Fae and Otherkin Tribes:
Here for you to enjoy reading are a few examples from the 124 kin type narratives found in Elves, Faeries, Fae and Otherkin Tribes.

Excerpts from Section One: Elf Tribes

The Leadothla (pronounced lee – a – doe-th – lah) tribe of the Syndalynlae (sin – day – lynn – lay) nation are wood elves who live in a hidden city deep in the forest. They migrated to the Earth from another star system but that was so long ago and much of what was known about that system has been lost to time and memory. And, at the same time and for the most part, they are happy here, except for the fact that so many among Men seem hell-bent upon destroying the Earth that, like so many elfin, the Leadothla cherish as well as revel in their deep and abiding connection to Nature overall.

     Their nation is ruled by a King, whom they refer to as the Great Star Singer but then their people as a whole are often called the Star Singers, or the People of the Singing Stars, for they see thems’elves as singing with the stars. Their king is just being the chief among them. The lead singer, you might say. His title comes from the fact that while the Leadothla may have forgotten many of the details of their lives in another star system, they have never lost their inner connection to that system, and they use their voices, often in a combined form, like a chorus, to draw down the magic and energy of the stars into their lives and into the lives of those around them. In this way, they spread healing and blessings upon the Earth overall. For they are a very healing folk, advanced elven souls, striving to bring light and love to the Earth and its inhabitants and to help all beings to realize their destiny among the stars, living in harmony together.

     So, it is that these elfin folk don’t wear fur, and are, in fact, very much against it, because of their sympathy with all of the Earth’s creatures. As the Leadothla say, everyone deserves respect and if they haven’t earned it, they should still be given respect so that they will learn to respect themselves and all others. It is sort of the philosophy of paying it forward, only perhaps, in this case, paying it first and getting the ball rolling.

     Their flags and banners bear a white tree upon it, with stars in its roots and the moon above it upon a blue background. The stars at the roots represent their origins in another star system, a system they call Tae Fyr nar Rafan (The Fox and Raven) where their planet was called Tae Bihyr, The Deer. The moon above denotes their connection to the Earth and the Earth’s magic as it functions in harmony as a part of this Solar system.

     The white tree is said to indicate the purity of their being and their essential connection to the trees and woodlands. But it is also rumored that there was a white tree, with white bark and white leaves that grew upon their home planet and that they brought the seeds from these trees with them to the Earth. However, it is also said that this tree doesn’t seed but every ten thousand or so years, and that the Leadothla are saving the seeds for a time when the forests are no longer in danger of being destroyed due to the predatory behaviors of Mankind. Some have said that when the Leadothla do plant those seeds it will mark the beginning of the Age of Faerie, which is predicted to coincide with the emergence of the Sixth Root Race of Mankind.

     The Leadothla are noted for wearing temporary tattoos, made from silvery henna like tree bark. They paint it upon their faces, hands, arms and legs particularly. These are often vertical or horizonal lines or streaks upon their skin and, like henna, this substance dyes the skin and lasts for weeks, or sometimes in this case, for months. However, unlike henna, the original color does not fade to another color, as for instance the black of henna becomes orange, but their tattoos remain silvery throughout until they fade away entirely.

     Religiously, the Leadothla are mixed. About half of them believe, as most elves do, that the Divine Magic is an energy that exists in potential in all things and all beings awaiting to be realized by each in their own way. The other half of the population believes in an outside force, or deity that they call Tae Wyl Tendas, The All Seeing, which is a non-gender power that set the Universe in motion and oversees all things, but for the most part, doesn’t interfere except to make sure its essential designs are fulfilled. However, being elven, there is no conflict between those holding these two points of view, and each appreciates the right of others to believe as they will. Nor do they try to convert each other.

   

The Nåralaar (pronounced nah – ray – lay – air) elves of the Klyntåpa (clinn – tah – pah) peoples organize thems’elves into small bands and of these there are two essential types, the wolves and the dragons, although really the wolves are formed in bands and the dragons, for the most part, are inclined to be wizards and sorcerers and sometimes hedgewitches who spend most of their time alone pursuing their particular studies, doing various experiments and living just slightly apart from the villages that they serve. The wolves have a banner that shows an eight-pointed star with eight smaller stars at its interstices upon a blue field. The eight points and eight small stars indicate the diversity of their bands, while the blue field symbolizes the sky or heavens under which they roam.

     The dragons, however, have a brown banner with a single green ash leaf in its middle. The single leaf denotes their individual and often loner nature, and the brown suggests the Earth itself and their connection to understanding the material plane with an eye toward mastering it. The green of the leaf suggests their dedication to healing and making the world a better place for all beings. Some have thought that the wolves are basically extroverts and the dragons introverts but we expect that they are still a number of variations of extrovert and introvert among those who have chosen these different paths.

     Mostly, however, these elves are bards, combining the magic of poetry and music as a tool for influencing the hearts of those who hear them. In fact, while they do prefer to keep their elven nature hidden from Mankind, they have been known to travel about the land individually or in small bands as minstrels, playing minor venues and gigs. Of course, their music and poetry is enchanted and enchanting and it is in this way that they act to transform humanity toward the greater light of understanding of mutual tolerance and harmony. They see their role mostly as that of inspiring Mankind and others who encounter them, and their bardic performances subconsciously encourage individuals to lead better lives and treat all others with courtesy and fairness.

     The Klyntåpa have a king who, with his advisors, considers all important issues that relate to the people overall. But for the most part, the Klyntåpa elves look out for thems’elves and each other. Their king carries a wand made from the branch of a silver birch tree, which is then plated with silver that has a moonstone prominent just below the grip. He is thus sometimes called The Silver One, while his advisors are sometimes referred to as The Maples. Together, as a guiding body they are known as The Forest. The flag of the Klyntåpa is a combination of the banners of the types of Klyntåpa. It bears an eight pointed star with the eight stars around it, with a single green ash leaf over it at its center. All this is upon a blue background with brown trim that looks a good deal like lichen and goes around the border of the flag.

     While the Klyntåpa are a forest dwelling folk, it is said that they are the caretakers of a magical glowing pond that can be found in a cave or grotto at the center of their realm. This is sometimes called the singing cave, or the singing waters, which has led some people to assume that the pond itself makes some sort of singing sound, or perhaps that acoustics of the cave to do, but the truth is the Klyntåpa keep an eternal vigil within this cave and there are at least three singers, at all times, harmonizing enchantments around the pond and thus spreading magic from there out into the world and particularly outward to the Klyntåpa peoples.

     However, the waters of the pond do glow and this seems to have something to do with chemo-luminescent properties of the rock beneath it, although some have suggested there is a certain type of glowworm that breeds in the water that causes this to occur. It is known, however, that people can bathe in the pool without harm, in fact, its waters have been said to be miraculously healing and some are known to drink regularly from its waters.

     Spiritually, the Klyntåpa have very similar beliefs as the elves in Tolkien’s Silmarillion with a single creator who gave issue to all things and the process of creation being in the form of a song. Clearly, when they sing to the magical glowing pond they consider thems’elves as sub-creators or in many ways as stewards of the bounty of creation and are keeping its wonder and magic maintained and functioning perfectly and distributed fairly for all to profit from and enjoy.

 

The Farylynde (pronounced: fair – rill – lynn – dee) elfae of the Ratåtålor (ray – tah – tah – lore) tribe can nearly always be found living in the mountains in the area of waterfalls. In many ways, you could say that their homes and villages cascade down the mountains alongside of the water’s flow. They are an elven folk but very much like the ancient fae or sidhe folk in their way and they place blessings and enchantment’s in the waters so as they flow down into the worlds of Man and the normal folk they serve to heal and enlighten them. Although, alas, mankind is all to eager to pollute those waters and dilute the pure magic of the Ratåtålor with the madness of the modern world.

     The Ratåtålor have a Queen who organizes their society and seeks to bring prosperity to her people in all that she does. She is known as Queen Sage since she is quite wise, but also because everywhere she goes her attendants burn sage and waft it around to purify the area before her arrival. Her crown is made each day of lavender plants woven together into a circlet. And she, like nearly all of the Ratåtålor, is tattooed from head to toe with sigils, elven runes and various other magic symbols and enchantments.

     The Ratåtålor, also, frequently have chains dangling from their ears, or from their ear to their nose or from ear to ear. They are a quite wondrous people and can move smoothly and blend among the dark elfin, the Goth pixie folk, the steam punk fae and even among biker orcs, trolls, grimlins and goblins if they feel a need or desire to do so.

     These elfae folk further have a custom of tattooing a white dot, rather like the red dot the Hindus put on their foreheads, to represent their third eye. Sometimes, as the individual elfae advances in their mastery and adeptship, this white dot will be extended into some rune or sigil to signify their advancement on the path. It is said that rather than tattooing this dot on her forehead, their queen is selected because she is born with the symbol on her brow.

     The flags and banners of the Ratåtålor usually show a mountain with a waterfall upon a dark blue background with white fringe. In front of the waterfall is a seven-pointed elven star and above the waterfall is a crescent moon turned upward that has water flowing from its cup and streaming down upon the mountain. There are dragonflies on either side of the moon, just above the mountain, fluttering about. The Ratåtålor sometimes refer to this as the Dragon Moon flag. Although, others have been known to call it the Moon Dragon flag, and sometimes the Water Dragon flag and others still have titled it the Dragons Flying banner.

     Spiritually, the Ratåtålor usually associate with the ancient goddesses of Norse and Celtic mythology and the ancient fae goddesses. They see their queen as being one or other of these goddesses incarnate, changing goddess form with the phases of the Moon, and flowing from one energy to another as the water flows and falls. For water tends downward, and the goddess and their queen give unto their people just as the waterfall gives life to the land.

     As one might expect, the villages of the Ratåtålor are filled with dragonflies flying about adding beauty to their realm. But, the Ratåtålor also have a very strong association with the raccoon folk and you will commonly find raccoons here and there in their villages at night and the Ratåtålor often leave food out for them and sometimes even have feeding bowls, with water by them (since raccoons are very hygiene oriented and wash their hands after eating), in their homes so the raccoons can come in and help themselves.

     The Ratåtålor say that they originally came from Andromeda ages go, but that is so far back that it is hard now to speak of their life there save to say that they were beings of light that descended into the material world and sought incarnation upon the Earth for spiritual reasons.

 

 

Excerpts from Section Two: Faeries and Fae Tribes

The Namaynfa (pronounced nay – may – in – fah) faeries of the Novarili (no – vair – rye – lie) nation generally find that living in woodlands around a lake or large pond is most conducive to their magic and their happiness. They find the combination of the forest and the lake waters to be soothing and healing.

     They are elemental magicians, and while they are also adept herbalists and grow medicinal plants everywhere, most of the magic they do centers around the evocation of the four elemental forms and their blending (see The Elements of Elven Magic by the Silver Elves). Their magic also involves the use of quartz crystals in various forms, and you can find these, often in enormous sizes about their realm. In fact, most often around their central lake or body of water, you will find at least four huge quartz geodes placed to represent the four directions. Sometimes you will find slightly smaller crystals, but still very large, at the midpoints between them. Thus these represent the midpoints between directions, such as SSE or NNW but also the merging of connection of the elements. But they also represent the solstices and the equinoxes and their between points.

     These faeries also seem to have a fondness of pearls and mother of pearl shells. You will not only find many of these here and there about their land, in their homes, gardens and along the various paths, but they also wear a good deal of mother of pearl jewelry, enchanted, of course. And while medicinal plants grow wild in their demesne, one may also discover fields of bluebells surrounding their region. The Namaynfa say that these flowers ring or sing when strangers approach their realm.

     And while there are a variety of trees in their realm, Rowans, Lilacs and Willow trees are particularly abundant. Yet, one may also find groves of birch trees for the birch trees figure into their enchantments and often have sigils upon them, not carved but grown naturally and the Namaynfa see these as signs and communications from the spirit world. They sometimes wander among the young trees to observe what signs have grown upon them. In this way they become familiar with the particular tree and its especial powers.

     The Namaynfa have a queen who is seen as being a goddess or a representative of the Shining Ones upon the Earth, sent to help, heal and guide them in their enchantments and aid in their effort toward personal development and attainment. Mostly by virtue of her example, but also by the enchantments that radiate naturally from her being. For the Namaynfa value many things but most of all they value the unique and eccentric and encourage every individual to develop hir own s’elf to the fullest possible in hir (her/his) own way. They say even the trees may look the same to the untrained eyes, but if you look deeper you will find they are each individual unto their own s’elf, similar but unique.

     It is said that their queen wears a crown that has a mother of pearl shell in the center above her forehead. This shell has a small amethyst quartz at the center, and from that, extending along the sides toward the back of her head, are golden and silver filigree birch leaves, descending in size as they approach her ears. It is rumored that when someone has accomplished something particularly significant that uplifts the Namaynfa people, or the individual has shown true advancement upon their own path, she will give them a pearl — white for helping one’s people, black or sometimes pink for s’elf development to signify their accomplishment and evolution. They call these the Pearls of Wisdom.

     As to Mankind and the normal folk, the Namaynfa are quite kindly, doing all that they can to help, heal, encourage and enlighten all that come to them. No sincere soul is turned away. Of course, most of those folks don’t recognize that these are faerie folk or that they are being aided by the fae but that is okay with the Namaynfa for the most part. Some of the Namaynfa may declare their fae natures publicly here in the modern age when it is somewhat safer to do so, but most of them are quite happy to just be their own s’elves in the world, expressing thems’elves fully and letting others have whatever opinions, however uninformed they might be, about them. As the Namaynfa say: other people’s opinions do not affect who we are, only how they see us.

     Their flag is blue with a yellow sun on the left, a white crescent moon on the right and a birch tree bending to the right as though being blown by the wind in the center. The tree’s roots are showing, rather like a Celtic Tree of Life symbol. The Sun represents fire, the Moon represents water, the tree represents both air (being blown) and earth, its roots. The deep blue background denotes the sea, the sky and the night.

 

The Nåmåja (pronounced: nah – mah – jah) tribe of the Wafrodatym (way – fro – day – tim) Faerie Empire are very loving and kindly faeries, who like to dwell in the forested mountains near by waterfalls and lakes and spend their days seeking knowledge, especially knowledge on how to help and heal the world and all who are in it.

     However, one should not think that these are just ‘airy-fairy’ folk, who are oblivious to the dangers of the world, for they will defend thems’elves if need be and live in the high mountains, not only because of their love for them but because they wish to be away from most of the tumult of the world with its incessant struggles and conflicts and people rushing here and there doing not much of anything, for purposes that seem unimportant really despite the passion that the worldly assign to them. It is, as Shakespeare said, “Much Ado about Nothing.” Or so it surely seems to these faerie folk as it does to most elfae sorts.

     The Wafrodatym have a Queen, who guides their world shedding her blessings upon her people and encouraging them to be ever better as individuals and as a people. The Wafrodatym don’t seem to have a flag or banner to represent them. However, wherever the Queen goes a faerie follows her with a pole that has wings upon it, somewhat like the caduceus that is the traditional symbol of Hermes that has two snakes winding around a winged pole or wand, only without the snakes. They call this her wand and staff, while she hers’elf is referred to as Her Winged (wing-ed) Ladyship. This staff seems to be both a symbol of her office and of her Empire overall.

     Magically, these faeries mostly practice a form of Faery Witchcraft with an emphasis on the acquisition and attainment of knowledge not only from study but from experimentation and from divination. They are ever exploring and getting to know the various planes and dimensions that exist in the Universe hopping from one to another. And since Faerie can be, as Tolkien said, a perilous realm, they continually surround thems’elves with an aura of protection. For these can be dangerous worlds that they explore, much more dangerous in the normal world of Mankind, although that is surely dangerous enough as it is.

     Spiritually, they don’t have any common religion or spiritual beliefs as far as we can tell. In their minds, if there are gods, they are elsewhere and of no real concern to these good faeries. For them, Faerie and its power and magic and Nature and its power and majesty are all they really need to know about the world of spirit. For those two worlds which are in many ways really one world, Faerie and Nature, are charged by Spirit and filled with spirits. However, if they happened to come across this or that god or goddess in their explorations they would surely be polite about it. Like most Seelie Fae, courtesy is a significant feature of their culture and their interaction with each other.

     It is known that these faeries have a great magical treasure, which is called The Wand Invisible or sometimes The Wand Ethereal. It is passed on from one of these witch faeries, or faery witches, really, to another over time both as a significator of great power and achievement but it also whispers secrets to the individual faerie about faery magic and about that individual’s personal spirit and development.

     Once, the faery has absorbed the wand’s energy, they gift it to another of the fae folk who will then be advanced by the teachings of this wand. It is rather like a private tutor and some therefore call this wand the Great Wise One.

     Once an individual has absorbed this wand’s power, they no longer need to have it around, for it has truly become a part of them and they of it. For their knowledge and experience is added to the wand’s knowledge and passed on to the next individual. Thus, both the faerie and the wand gain from this exchange and the wand just gets more and more knowledgeable, wise and powerful. By the time it comes around to an individual again, if it does, it has even greater power and wisdom to impart. Sometimes, they call this passing of the wand from one to another, the Journey of Wisdom and Knowledge Ascending.

 

Excerpts from Section Three: Otherkin [and Otherworldly] Tribes

The Loardar (pronounced low – air – dare) spirits of the Spirata (spy – ray – tah) order were once dragons but as dragons they became extinct upon the Earth and, alas, some other planets. However, some of them rose to the realms of the Shining Ones after that and, in fact, many of them are at the level of development and evolutionary progress that the Shining Ones call the Dragon level, which still entails an earthly existence in fae humanoid form but with greater magical powers and enlightened awareness. They are, indeed, dragons (or powers) upon the Earth helping to promote healing, awareness and enlightened behavior among the mass of the beings here.

     Most of these dragon level Shining Ones have come from other star systems, and upon reaching a certain level of enlightenment thems’elves were assigned to the Earth to assist with the great push toward enlightenment. Some of the Spirata, however, came here from other star systems ages ago, first manifesting as dragons upon this planet and later, once this became uninhabitable (due to hostility) to dragons, and yet having developed to an advanced degree of spiritual realization, they took on fae humanoid bodies to continue their work on this planet. Others of dragon kind, not quite ready to leave their dragon bodies, migrated to other planets to continue their evolution in dragon form.

     These frequent migrations through the star systems developed in the Spirata a sort of wanderlust. They are travelers now by inclination and by necessity, since they don’t always know when they might be needed elsewhere. Thus, they roam from region to region upon the Earth, spreading light as best they may wherever they go. Therefore, you could encounter one of these beings anywhere upon the Earth or elsewhere if you happen to venture into space.

     As far as social organization or government, they are essentially anarchists. It is true that there are Shining Ones who are more advanced than they but these higher beings don’t give the Spirata orders so much as point out what needs to be done and see who volunteers to do it. Their missions are not assigned to them exactly, but offered to them. They represent opportunities to serve and help and heal and in doing so develop upon their own spiritual path. The Spirata might therefore be seen as independent agents taking on whatever mission they choose that is available, although if they can think of something better to do, a more effective way to help, they are encouraged to do that as well. They are what might be called S’elf Starters of an advanced degree. And thus, they are Initiates or those who initiated things.

     The crest of the Spirata Order displays a swan gliding with the sun above it and stars on either side. Beneath it are a pair of crossed swords with a morning star upright between them. The background is navy blue and there is an ivy vine, with roses upon it that are on fire, that entwines around the border.

     The swan represents the essential dignity and grace of their members. And the stars indicate the Universal nature of their work. However, the sun above it all denotes that their work is carried out upon the Earth plane, upon material planes and that they are not on some far off plane detached from earthly existence, sending love and healing to those who need it. Rather, they are right here with those who are struggling.

     The crossed swords indicate their advanced powers, crossed because the Spirata use force as little as possible, therefore it is force restrained, while the morning star or mace at the center suggests that if push comes to shove they have the power to move things by force, but they’d rather not have to do so. The ivy suggests the interconnection of life that is behind all that they do and the fiery roses the benefits and beauty of enlightenment, saying essentially that spiritual advancement is not dull but really quite thrilling.

     Of course, being Shining Ones, these folks understand that the Divine Magic underlies and exists as a potentiality in all things, finding its expression in the individual as each one advances toward hir (his/her) own divinity. So it is that the Spirata honor the Shining Ones who are more spiritually evolved than they, for those Shining Ones are god like beings, often perceived by those upon the Earth and elsewhere as being gods and goddesses, or as great powers manifesting in the Universe and bringing enlightenment, which is to say ecstatic revelation, to all who are open and who are ready.

     Naturally, their relationship toward Mankind is one of healing and consists of an effort to educate and uplift Men and their kind. However, it should be understood that the Spirata see the all of life and all beings as carrying the Divine Magic within them, waiting to be realized and they don’t see Humanity (as a species) as being more important than cats, or dogs or fish swimming in the sea or the trees stretching toward the Sunlight and reaching down toward the waters of the Earth. All are destined to awaken and realize their own essential nature, to fulfill thems’elves perfectly and find a place for their own magic in the Universe in harmony with all others and blessed and graced by the joy of realization.

 

The Uarfurme (pronounced you – air – few-r -me) elfae of the Bowaarno (bo – way – air – no) tribe are centaurs who have unicorn horns, so unicorn centaurs. They usually live near the ocean, liking to run along the beaches, for that reminds them of the vast star fields from which they originally came to the Earth. They frequently abide in woodlands and forests often among manzanita and madrone trees near the sea.

     These folks love mobility, love running and, in their elfae human form, love riding bicycles and roller blades and skateboards and other instruments of movement that are powered by their humanoid bodies. They are not so much for engines but prefer their own power and control of the instrument of motion, which they think of almost as one would consider a musical instrument. They play the bicycle, so to speak, as one might play an oboe.

     In fact, their great magical treasures center upon these types of vehicles. Their own bicycles, roller blades, etc., are all enchanted and they can do amazing things with them that wouldn’t normally seem possible. Even when they step into the dimensions where they can assume their true unicorn centaur forms, you may still find them on magical roller blades or enchanted bicycles. It is a sight to see, for certain, almost like a dream or a hallucination.

     While they are adept at grammarye and enchantment, their main magic has to do with flowing with the energies of the Earth, Moon and Stars. They call this Surfing the Waves of Reality. For while their connection to Mankind and the normal folk is quite friendly, overall, these elfae like to stir things up, turn the world on its head and by doing so inspire the Normals to think for themselves, color beyond the lines and the Bowaarno, in that way, see thems’elves as transforming the world. In the minds of the Bowaarno, the Earth, Stars, Moon and all else in the Universe are in constant motion and it is best if we, as individuals, understand this fact and stop clinging and trying to hold on and keep everything the same and instead let go and move with the flow of Nature and Life. Constantly swimming against the current of Life and the Universe, just wears people out.

     The Bowaarno have a democratic society. They elect representatives if needed but mostly, not being a large group of people, they just vote on each issue directly. They have no particular religious beliefs other than they know that there are more powerful spirits in the Universe that are on various other dimensions than they are and they are aware, respectful and cautious in dealing with these beings. They know of the great waves and the power of the ocean and the tremendous waves of energy and power that flows through the Universe itself and they ever keep these in mind as they weave and bob their way through the world.

     When they first came to Earth, ages ago, most likely during the Second Root Race of Mankind, they settled in the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa, where they were free to run along the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea delighting in their freedom. Even when taking on humanoid form in order to continue on this plane to achieve greater realization and advancement as spirits, they have still retained the look of the Ancient Arabic peoples with whom they first interacted.

     There are actually three clans of the Bowaarno. There is the Dolphin Clan. These are the ones that most love being near the ocean and feel if they don’t get salt water on thems’elves from time to time they will shrivel up inside. There is the Unicorn Clan whose unicorn horns are larger and longer than others and they are quite proud, even somewhat vain about this. And there is also the Penguin Clan, who are the most amazing swimmers and surfers and who often live in more polar regions in the far north and far south of the Planet. These folk like to swim in the ice-cold waters in the winter time and feel invigorated by doing so. Some have also said about them that they love to wear tuxedos, but whether that is actually true or is just a joke made at their expense, we are uncertain.

 

The Toclara (pronounced: ntoe – clair – rah) guild of the Yåvarkyn tribe are Starkin who came from a place that was rather like Atlantis or Lemuria but on another planet in another star system, although they don’t entirely remember where. If you were to ask them they would say ‘somewhere in Space’, for they have embraced the Earth and their life here with fervor.

     They look rather like a cross between what Tolkien would have called Hobbits and the Vulcans of Star Trek, only with the emphasis on the hobbit or what we Silver Elves would call the Brownie or Gnome side of their nature. However, they are not so strictly logical as Vulcans, nor quite as food oriented as Hobbits are reputed to be.

     They first arrived upon the Earth in Japan and then spread out into China, Tibet and other parts of Asia and were deeply influenced by the Buddhists of that time. In the course of things, they traveled across Eurasia and encountered the Dragons of Western Europe, who were being hunted down and persecuted, killed for their hoards and treasures and all and all feared for their predatory nature.

     In fact, these Starkin realized quite quickly that most of these dragons were really only trying to protect the Earth. The dragons often established themselves in caves to keep miners from digging into and desecrating the mountains and they sought to protect the Earth’s inner resources, since Mankind was forever attempting to tear up the Earth and destroy it to get to its riches. Some of these dragons went so far as to attack men and take back the jewels and treasures they had stolen from the Earth and Men, in their turn, concluded these Dragons did so out of greed. In fact, they were just ascribing their own greed upon the Dragons.

     The Yåvarkyn Starkin realized this fact right away and while they most heartily agreed with the dragons, with whom they formed a permanent alliance, about the need for protecting Gaia, the Earth Mother, they also sought to persuade them to do so in a somewhat less aggressive fashion. It is the Yåvarkyn way to always help those who are of good heart and intention, especially to assist those who seek to protect the Earth for they have embraced the Earth fully and completely as their Mother. Like converts to a new faith who are even more devoted than those raised in the faith, the Yåvarkyn having come from elsewhere adore the Earth with a deep and abiding passion.

     So, it is that the Yåvarkyn began to live at the base of mountains, usually among the yews, oaks, pines and mulberry trees, beneath the caves of the dragons as a sort of protective barrier between Men and Dragon folk. Alas, their attempts to keep Mankind from ripping up the Earth for its riches has not been entirely successful, however, they still seek to enlighten Men about our (everyone’s) symbolic relationship with the Earth and the need to preserve and protect it. The Yåvarkyn are a ‘green’ people, as they say. They love being surrounded by living Nature and many of them wear green frequently and simply blend into the greenery around them.

     Spiritually, the Starkin believe in the Light of Creation, what we Silver Elves call the Divine Magic, that shines through all things. Socially, they have a sort of pirate democracy, which is to say they have a charter that they abide by and they elect a king, queen or ruler according to the particular needs of the time. There is no set length that the leader will be in charge except usually it is for the duration of whatever he or she was elected to do. During hir (his/her) period of rule the leader usually wears the Crown of Lapis Lazuli and the Amulet of Labradorite and passes these on to the new leader when hir term is completed. At those times when they have no king or queen, these gems are returned to the Dragons for safekeeping, although the Yåvarkyn say that they are returning these jewels to the Earth where they belong, the dragons are only the Keepers. In that way, their leaders are reminded that their power is born from and borrowed from the Earth.

 

The Shidorfyn (pronounced: shy – door – fin) clan of the Havoral (hay – vour – ale) Empire are dragon fae who prefer to live in small woodland cities often among Elderberry trees, Willows, Cedars and Dark and Red Oaks. They look somewhat similar to elves or pixies, however, their skin has a dragon-like or snake-like feel to it and they do shed their skin annually and take on a whole new skin that they call The Luster, because it is so bright, shiny when it is new. Their old skins are often fashioned into various items, such as bags and purses. This may seem odd to some people but the Shidordyn waste almost nothing.

     The Havoral Empire is a sort of constitutional theocratic monarchy. They have a King and Queen who have the final say about things but they also have elected representatives from every clan and they further have individuals who are considered holy and very advanced spiritually that counsel and advise the king and queen about how they might proceed in any circumstance or concerning any issue before them.

     The Shidorfyn originally came from a dimension that sat at the center of various other dimensions, like one of those places where four or five states come together, and was thus used as a portal or threshold to other worlds. They called this place The Ways or sometimes The Link and other times The Way-through. The Shidorfyn came to Earth through a portal from another dimension linked to The Way-through, however, something shifted in the Universe and they have to wait until the Way opens again. This may not be for some time, although their dimensional astrologers seem to disagree thus far about when it may be exactly. Such things are not easy to calculate, especially since they don’t remember this happening before.

     The Shidorfyn do a variety of magics; however, Druidry, Sorcery and Weather Witchery seem to be prominent among them. Their Druids study nearly everything in Nature, especially the trees and tree magic, while it is their Sorcerers, along with their Astrologers who are attempting to find the way back to The Ways. However, like Faerie, The Way-through can be a dangerous place to be and not all the Shidorfyn are eager to return. On the other hand, considering this world and its current condition, they are not sure it makes much difference. Others of their kind are of the mind that they can establish a Way-through here, with just a bit of magic. They are, after all, dragon fae and have advanced understanding of Portals and Thresholds. And being Weather Witches they can make things very pleasant here, at least as far as the weather goes.

     As to Mankind, they are generally inclined to help enlighten Men, however, they would prefer to do this at a distance from them, using magic to gently massage Man toward a better world. At the same time they feel that Man is ‘rather dense’ and therefore somewhat hard to influence. They do point out that once moved toward a better way of being, Men are unlikely to change again anytime soon. In the meantime, the Shidorfyn hide away from the vast majority of Men as best they may and pursue their own lives while wishing Man the best or as they sometimes put it ‘the best elsewhere’.

     Men for their part, who have little knowledge and almost no belief anymore concerning the Shidorfyn, once called them the Silents, or the Quiet Ones. Even other fae folk tend to think of them this way because the Shidorfyn are very psychic individuals, and almost always use telepathy among thems’elves to communicate. Therefore, it appears from the outside that they almost never talk to each other.

     The Shidorfyn do have four magical treasures. There is the Staff of the King, which identifies him as the Grand Wizard, there is the Dagger of the Queen, which signifies her power as the War Duchess, there is the Sacred Chalice of the Holy Ones, and the Book of Laws of the People. The Staff of the King provides him with the wisdom to guide his people, the Dagger of the Queen enables her to organize any defensive activity and gives her strategic understanding, the Chalice makes sacred anything that its contents are poured upon and the Book of Laws ensures the rights and freedom of the people. Some say that it is not the individuals as King or Queen who rule but really the power and wisdom of these treasures that are passed down from generation to generation.

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“Elfin sings upon the dawn and dances through the whole day long
Until the night doth gently rise with starlight cast upon our eyes,
And love abounds and circles ’bout,
And we greet the moon with howling shout.”
—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.

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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 —
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 —
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 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,
The Silver Elves
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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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If you enjoyed the article above on Finding Faerie, you will surely also enjoy reading:

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

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
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Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon
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Elven Life and Magic
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Elvish Magical Chat
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The Faerie Circle
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1025483294180077

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

United Otherkin Alliance:
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where elves, faeries, dragons, kitsune, gnomes, hobbits, merkin, pixies, brownies, nymphs, driads, niaids, valkyrie, vampires, devas, and all manner of Faerie Folk gather!

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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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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
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

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

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

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

Note: “Elfae” is a word that we Silver Elves first created in the early 80s in writing and circulating The Magical Elven Love Letters to hundreds of elfin kindred, and then also we used the term elfae in writing on elven listservs in the 90s. We still use this term today to refer to the Elfin and Faerie folk in general, which is to say elves, pixies, faeries, brownies and so on. We use the term elfae in our books (first published in 2001) as a word to mean people who are elven or fae and covers all elven fairy people.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What are the Dark Elfae?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

And you may find all our The Silver Elves books on The Elven Way on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Is there one term for Elves, Faeries and Otherkin?

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

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

     But to return to our main theme, we Silver Elves created the word ‘Elfae’ in the early 80s in writing and circulating The Magical Elven Love Letters to hundreds of elfin kindred, and then we also used the term elfae in writing on elven listservs in the 90s. We still use this term today to refer to the Elfin and Faerie folk in general, which is to say elves, pixies, faeries, brownies and so on. We use the term elfae in our Silver Elves books (first published in 2001) as a word to mean people who are elven or fae and covers all elven fairy people. But this doesn’t tend to include vampires except as they are a manifestation of the Unseelie Elven, nor does it tend to cover Therians, except in the sense that often elfin wizards and shamans have shape shifting abilities or animal totems and familiars through whose bodies they can travel or use their eyes to view the world. But the difference is often one of control. Many Therians and Weres according to legend and lore have no control over when the change occurs, whereas elfin shamans ever do.

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

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

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

 

“The seven-pointed elf star is the symbol of the elven folk and the faeries have adopted it as well, but the rainbow is the symbol of the otherkin in general for together over the ages we have shed enough tears over the state of the world, the destruction of the forests and the oceans, and the mindless cruelty to our kind to fill the sky with them.”
—The Silver Elves

 

And you can find all our the Silver Elves books on The Elven Way on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

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New Silver Elves book releases!
We are happy to announce that we have just published two books in March 2019 that feature magical narratives of tribes of elves and otherkin:
ELF TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin and  FAERIE, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin. Please click on the titles listed above to go to the pages on this blog that are dedicated to each book, where you can read more about them, view excerpts of sample magical narratives and also the table of contents from both books. Elf Tribes contains 150+ narratives of elven tribes, and Faerie, Fae and Otherkin Tribes contains another 150+ narratives of faerie and otherkin tribes. Be sure and click on the title links and read a few of these magical narratives.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

 

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

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