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Why Are Elves So Few and Far Between?

November 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kyela,
The Silver Elves
http://silverelves.angelfire.com
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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 and Friends —
https://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Touch the Elven Star below, dear Kindred, for an Elven Blessings!

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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
http://silverelves.angelfire.com
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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:
US Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Section 1: “First Questions” Often Asked About Elves

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

 

Is the Elven Way a religion?

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

Section 3: More About Who the Elves Are

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Section 4: Elven Awakening

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Section 6: The Past and Future of Elves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Section 7: How Elves Relate to Other People

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Section 8: Elven Lifestyle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Section 10: What Oracles do The Silver Elves use?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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
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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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“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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—Excerpt from page 26 of Through The Mists of Faerie by The Silver Elves.
“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.” 
The Silver Elves

 

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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“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. 

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Faerie, Fae and Otherkin Tribes: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin

March 20, 2019

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Faerie, Fae and Otherkin Tribes:
The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin

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

FAERIE, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES:The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin by The Silver Elves is dedicated to tribes of the faeries, fae that are faerie blends, otherkin, otherworldlies, and miscellaneous assorted fae, but we have also created a companion book that has the elven tribes in it. So if you are of elven kind, you may wish to also check out ELF TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind, Kin and Tribe.

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 our hope that in reading the magical narratives contained in Faerie, Fae and Otherkin 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.

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.

The over 150 magical narratives we created and that compose Faerie, Fae and Otherkin Tribes are based upon the memories or intuitions and thus the responses we were given to the survey about those of faerie, fae and otherkin 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. This book, as well as Elf Tribes, 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.

The book is divided into two main sections, the first section being tribes of faerie and of fae that are faerie blends; and the second section being tribes of a variety of otherkin, otherworldlies, and various assorted other fae. In putting the tribes and clans in categories, we choose to use preferred locales and environments indicated by the faerie and faerie blends. However, the second part of this book featuring otherkin, otherworldlies and various assorted other fae, just had too many diverse types (over 25) to categorize them by environment, and so we divided these by basic kin type, for example: Devas (Angels), Valkyries, Shining Ones and similar types together, or Dragons, Brownies, Pixies, or Shapeshifters, each in their own categories. Even then, there are many mixed peoples both for the fae and for otherkin of the various types. We did our best to choose the most prominent feature of their being to assign them to a particular chapter.

You will find as you read through the many narratives in this book that the faerie, fae and otherkin are varied in their magic, healing abilities, uses of stones and crystals and herbs for healing, art, lifestyle, ancient ways, governance, love of nature, relationship to mankind, preferences, symbols, and overall skills.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Evolution of the Survey or Questionnaire
The Posting of the Survey
The Survey Responses
The Faerie, Fae and Otherkin Tribe Narratives

 

Section One. . .
Tribes of the Faeries and Fae that are Faerie Blends

Chapter 1: The Mountain Faeries and Faerie Blends

Chapter 2: The Waterfall Faeries and Fae

Chapter Three: The Mountain Cave Faeries
and Faerie Blends

Chapter 4: The Mountain Foothills Faeries and Fae

Chapter 5: The Island Faeries and Faerie Blends

Chapter 6: The Ocean Faeries and Faerie Blends

Chapter 7: The River, Lake and Lagoon
Faeries and Faerie Blends

Chapter 8: The Forest Faeries and Fae

Chapter 9: The Forest Edge Faeries
and Faerie Blends

Chapter 10: The Forest Ocean Faeries
and Faerie Blends

Chapter 11: The Traveler Faeries and Fae

Chapter 12: The Meadows Faeries

Chapter 13: The Hills and Fields Faeries

 

Section Two. . .
The Tribes of the Otherkin, Otherworldlies, and Miscellaneous Assorted
Fae

Chapter 14: The Others

Chapter 15: Witch Kind

Chapter 16: Ranger Kind

Chapter 17: Vampyrs, Vampires

Chapter 18: Fauns and Dryads

Chapter 19: Selkie and Mer-folk

Chapter 20: Trolls

Chapter 21: Dragons

Chapter 22: Pixies

Chapter 23: Brownies

Chapter 24: Kitsunes

Chapter 25: Valkyries, Devas, the Shining Ones,
Deity Kin, and the Vanir

Chapter 26: Dwarves

Chapter 27: Kobolds

Chapter 28: Gnomes

Chapter 29: Shifters

Chapter 30: Pwccas or Puccas or Bwccas or Phookas

Chapter 31: Nixies

Chapter 32: MerDragons, Sea Dragons

Chapter 33: Sprites

Chapter 34: Robot Kin

Chapter 35: Unicorns

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Sample Narratives from Faerie, Fae and Otherkin Tribes:
Here for you to enjoy reading are a few examples from the 150+ kin type narratives found in Faerie, Fae and Otherkin Tribes.

Excerpts from Section 1: Tribes of the Faeries and Fae that are Faerie Blends

From Chapter 1:

     The Loråleyndre (pronounced lore – ah – lee – in – dree) faeries of the Edornae (E – door – nae) tribe are healers and herbalists who practice the elven witching arts in the high mountains. Sometimes, people may hear their music echoing down the hillsides, but because of these echoes, one can never tell exactly where exactly the music is coming from. This fills one with a sense of mystery and awe and magic. Strange music coming at one from every direction through the mountain mists. It is hard not to be awed and inspired.

Theirs is a democratic society. They elect individuals to discuss whatever the current issues may be and work out a solution or a number of alternatives that they present to their people who then decide on what is best to be done. They are a very pleasant and happy people so there is little argument among them. Doing what will bring everyone happiness as much as possible seems to them to be the wisest and most healing course to pursue in every situation. Thus, their relationship with normal folk in the world of Man is also one of endeavoring to help, heal and enlighten as best that they are able.

Curiously, besides their work as healers and herbalists, and whatever day to day magics may demand their attention, these folk are Master fencers. Some say they are the greatest swords-elves in the world. It is surely true that they are like dancers with a rapier, moving so swiftly and elegantly that they can cut a button off someone’s shirt without touching the rest of the material or the individual noticing anything but what feels like a mild breeze as the fencer passes by. It is said that they practice daily. Often in large groups like they were doing Tai Chi only with fencing foils.

Spiritually, they tend to be animists. Seeing the Divine Magic as it manifests in all things, particularly as it manifests in Nature. They know that they are ever surrounded by the spirits of the Earth, and particularly in the mountains they feel the primal energy of the crystal and rock spirits, the ancient trolls, giants and other beings that compose the mountains.

They also seem to have a love of trinkets, charm bracelets and even knick-knacks, which they energize with magic. Their homes are filled with these, and they also wear some of them around. These items, once they’ve been energized, become like magical batteries; therefore, the Edornae always have extra magic, if needed, all about them or on their person if traveling. It is said that their very being and certainly their realm hums and vibrates with the power of these trinkets.

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The Obaryn (pronounced oh – bare – ren) fae of the Morwynfe (more – win – fee) tribe are faerie folk of dragon lineage. At some point in the past, their ancestors, or some of them at least, were dragon folk who found the world inhospitable to their kin and decided to manifest in more humanoid form and in doing so began relationships with faerie folk. This is not an uncommon problem for beings who existed in the second age who are now seen primarily as mythological. Surely unicorns, satyrs, centaurs and others have faced the same issue due to the intransigence and prejudice of many of mankind who not only viewed some of them as a danger but hunted others just for sport. This supposed sport still occurs today with people hunting elephants, giraffes and other beings just for a trophy or the “thrill” of killing a creature at a distance using a high-powered rifle. A very curious behavior from an elfae point of view.

These fae generally live in the wooded mountains, a reminder, we suppose, of their dragon heritage. They are good folk who apply their magical talents mostly to healing and divination and herbal witchery, casting spells to help and enlighten mankind in general and more particularly those they may encounter. Many a hiker has unknowingly come upon them to leave the wilderness feeling refreshed, revived and filled with life energy.

They have a tribal democracy, voting on everything that is important to them and all that which concerns the general welfare. At the same time, personal rights and minority opinions are both protected and valued, for these are a very creative folk, well, most fae are, and know that eccentricity is often a key to creativity and innovation.

Living their lives as lovingly as possible, they know that they are treading the path that the Divine Magic, which permeates all things, reveals to them in their hearts, and is guiding them toward ever greater fulfillment of their individual and collective beings. They are becoming Shining Ones, radiating light everywhere they go and in everything that they do.

They don’t have a flag or banner for their people, however, they each carry a stone, usually of garnet that has been enchanted with power and which links them all together, so that even if they should find thems’elves alone in the world, they can call on the power of all their people through the evocation of the stone. They say that each of the stones is the One Stone, which is to say that mystically there is only one stone that is manifesting as many stones, which also accords with their view of the universe and creation. The stone that each one carries is therefore The One Stone that is Many.

 

From Chapter 8:

The Forest Faeries

The Nironyn (pronounced nigh – row – nin) fae of the Karyndere (care – ren – dear – re) tribe are faeries who prefer to live in the deep rain forests. According to their own myths, they were created by Unicorns. Two unicorns were frolicking under cherry blossom trees and the mystical radiance of their love turned the flowers into faeries. Thus, the Karyndere feel very close to unicorns and quite a few of them wear unicorn horns on their heads as a sort of magical, mystical style and fashion statement. Plus, some say that they can shapeshift into unicorns or that they are unicorns who shapeshifted into faerie form as the world became rather hostile to their existence (see Lord Dunsany’s The King of Elfland’s Daughter).

As far as anyone can tell, they don’t seem to have any recognizable form of government. They are, however, very family oriented and all decisions both large and small are made by the family unit keeping the needs of all its members in mind when doing so. In fact, they don’t call their tribe a tribe or a clan, at all, but a family.

They are avid herbalists and healers and, in their way, very excellent gardeners. Although, the gardens they nurture are the plants of the great rain forests and not gardens as one might find behind a suburban home or even outside a country cottage. They nurture, nourish and propagate the mystical and magical healing plants of the forest, letting them grow more or less wild, with their assistance.

These folks are the stewards of a magical treasure called the Crystal Staff. It is, actually, a magic wand of sorts, made of crystal that they say formed from a petrified unicorn horn. Whatever it touches, grows abundantly. If they insert it into the soil, the area around becomes fertile and rich. If they touch a plant or a tree with it, it will grow to an enormous size, blossom for ages, and live much longer than others of its kind tend to do. It can even be used to revive a sickly or frail child. This wand is passed from family to family, each taking care of it for a time and, thus each helping a particular region of the forest to grow and prosper.

They don’t have a flag or a banner, being as it is in the rainforest where such things would just be like a billboard in the midst of a beautiful landscape, but these fae have developed a black rose, which doesn’t otherwise exist in nature, and which grows up around the walls of their homes, and this denotes their people in the same way a flag or symbol might.

You might presume that these are rather sedate fae, and surely, they can be so at times, but they also listen to the faerie equivalent of heavy metal music and dance away the night until the sun’s light begins to filter through the treetops, spinning round and round the faerie circle in wild delight.

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Excerpts from Section 2:

Here is an example of one of the merfolk from Chapter 19:

Selkie and Merfolk

The Marynfele (pronounced mare – ren – fee – lee) fae of the Casånatha (cass – sah – nah – thah) family are mer-persons of a selkie variety, which is to say that like selkies they live both in the sea as merfolk and upon the sea coast at times in humanoid fae form. However, instead of shapeshifting into seal form as selkies tend to do, these merfolk change into a sort of unicorn dolphin, although most folk that happen to see them in this appearance soon convince thems’elves that what they saw was a swordfish. But then, that is part of the glamor that has been cast upon normal folk in order to protect the fae of various sorts from having men hunt them down as they did to the land unicorns ages ago until they were extinct in that form.

The Marynfele have a Queen whom they view as a Goddess of the Sea and a wife and consort to Manannán mac Lir, the Celtic sea lord. They sometimes refer to her as the Lady of the Waters or sometimes She Who Flows. She has the power to heal any of their kind once they are in Uni-dolphin form, which is to say, once they are in the sea.

Unlike Selkies, who shed their sealskins and become humanoid, the Marynfele merely move in and out of the sea and this causes their transformation. To take a swim in saltwater initiates this change to mer life, while having the sea dry from them, shifts them in the other direction. This is both convenient and inconvenient for them. Unlike selkies there is no shed skin or pelt that can be stolen to imprison them on land. On the other hand, they can’t go swimming at the beach with normal folk. But then, they prefer to avoid the normal folk, anyway.

Their horn, however, does fall off when they come to the land, although unlike sealskins, it can’t be used to control them, and it usually dries and shirks in the sun, so that it appears to be a unicorn horn-like sea shell. If you have one of these, you could, as popular lore suggests, put it to your ear and hear the sea waves. But more importantly, if you whisper into it, the Marynfele will hear you. Well, not exactly hear you, but feel your call and gravitate in your direction.

While on land, they honor the four sacred magical treasures of the Tuathe de Danaan, but in the sea they have their own magical treasure, which is the Treasure Chest of the Ocean. In it is contained every precious and valuable thing that has ever fallen or been lost or thrown into the ocean, and this they can take from in order to support thems’elves on land. Thus, in reality, they are very wealthy folk for the sea is rich in treasures and they collect them all.

 

Here is example of two of the 15 dragon tribes in the book:

From Chapter 21:

Dragons

The Ymbotae (pronounced M – bow – tay) folk of the Forlåfyn (for – lah – fin) tribe are inter-dimensional dragon people who live throughout various galaxies, but the Ymbotae particularly came to Earth ages ago and settled here upon the plains and savannas of the African continent. However, when we say settled we don’t mean to indicate that they set down roots in one place and stayed there, for they are travelers, nomads who wander here and there across the plains and back again in a seemingly never-ending peregrination. (Check out the 1986 movie Nomads starring Pierce Brosnan.)

In some ways, they are related to the lizard folk, being dragons that so occupy the paranoid conspiracy theories of those who think the lizard people seek to take over the world. They are distantly related to those folks, who do seek to control the world, however, the Ymbotae have ever sought to help and enlighten mankind when, in fact, they bother to interact with them, which is really not much. Mostly, they pursue their own interests, which are mainly of an esoteric and exoteric academic vein. They seek knowledge and spend most of their time studying Nature, the stars and everything else they encounter or whatever interests them. How long they will stay upon the Earth is not known, but since mankind seems determined to destroy it, it is quite possible they will migrate elsewhere in the next hundred years.

In appearance, in order to fit in here, they appear to be just another ancient African tribal group. However, there is a certain spotted-ness to their skin that reminds one of the spots on leopards but is really an effect of their dragon scales showing through. So, some folks refer to them as the leopard people. But their totem, in fact, is not the leopard but the African golden wolf. If they had a banner, which they do not, it would probably bear its image. As it is, they have these beings as companions, as some folks have dogs or cats, and also have small statues of them that they carry from place to place and sometimes erect and leave on the trail behind them as a sort of signpost for others of their kind.

They have no rulers, being in their minds each independent and powerful beings, each a great dragon, but organize thems’elves and make decisions via consensus. Those who don’t agree are free to travel elsewhere for a while, if they choose, which is, in part, why they erect those statues behind them so they can always find each other if they need or desire to do so. The way the wolf is facing is the direction they have gone.

The fact that they live by consensus is also why they are not part of a conspiracy to take over the world, but they believe in freedom, particularly the freedom to pursue one’s own creative and intellectual pursuits nearly above all things.

 

     The Karåvor (pronounced care – rah – vour) dragons of the Hyndaryth (hen – dare – rith) tribe used their spells to shift into vampires once the dragon form became too difficult to maintain on this planet. They actually think of thems’elves as a sort of phoenix dragon since they utilized a process of internal combustion and magic to render their dragon bodies down to ashes and rise again in fae vampire form.

These folks, like many dragon-kind, tend to be loners for the most part, and yet they have a Queen who they elect from among their people to organize and guide their society overall. They sometimes refer to her as the River Queen, both because she is/was a water dragon, as most of them in this tribe are, but also because these folk tend to live along rivers from the mountains down to the ocean. Some call her the Shining Water.

One might think that these folk are Unseelie Fae, but that is not actually the case. They are dedicated healers and cast spells and use witchcraft to help and uplift mankind and the world, despite the fact that man drove them to near extinction. Which, you might agree, is a very enlightened outlook, all things considered. And yet, they are very reticent and shy of normal folk and only reveal their true natures to those whom they perceive are open minded enough to accept them.

Most of them don’t drink blood. They don’t need to do so. They absorb energy from the environment around them, of which there is plenty, just as man breathes oxygen created through a symbiotic relationship with the trees. They particularly use osmosis to obtain energy from the rivers and the ocean. The constant motion of the water creates free energy and can easily be obtained by those who know what they are doing. As the Hyndaryth say, you don’t need to force what is given freely.

They don’t have a flag or banner to represent them, but most of them wear an amulet, talisman or necklace that has a dragon on it. Some few, wear a phoenix amulet, but they are related to another clan. Some, with a modern artistic flair, wear dragon amulets that are more impressionistic than realistic in form. Rather like looking at a cloud that appears to be a dragon.

They don’t have a common religious doctrine that they follow, but they do believe in a race of powerful beings who are essentially god-like and who have tremendous abilities, especially the power to shift and shape the Universe. They see these as sort of the distant managers of Nature’s Magic who have little to do with the day-to-day goings on here or any other particular planet, although they could if they so desired. Mostly, they go about their own business, which is what these dragon folk do as well.

 

From Chapter 24:

An example of one of the shifter tribes in this book:

Shifters

     The Piniarve (pronounced pie – nigh – air – vee) fae of the Varikofyn (vair – rye – co -fin) tribe are shapeshifters or Skin Changers as they tend to call thems’elves. They originally came to Earth from other constellations ages ago as lizard or reptilian people but found by the time of the Lemurian civilization that their reptilian form did not give them quite the acceptance they were looking for and needed at that time. Thus, they shed their skins and became rather like those around them. Thus, these elfae others can and have manifested as elves, faeries, werewolves and in many other forms and have family relationships with a variety of otherkin. While they are not related to everyone, they have vast family connections and can quite easily call most elfae kinds their cousins. These days, of course, they mostly manifest in humanoid forms.

This wide variety of forms also applies to their living habits. While they will travel some, they are mostly not constant travelers but none-the-less are to be found in the mountains, in the forests, the deserts, living near and on the sea and almost any place upon the Earth, although wherever they are, they do like to be near water.

Their society is based upon consensus decision making and they, as a group, get along very well. They practice many forms of magic, but healing and herbology is prominent among them. Their relationship to Mankind and the normal world is basically positive in a cautious sort of way. Their idea of getting revenge upon Mankind for all they have suffered at their hands is subjecting Men to reality, the facts, and the methods and modes of sudden enlightenment. The Varikofyn love the look of wonder, surprise and awe upon Men’s faces when they realize there is much more to the world than they ever allowed themselves to imagine.

The Piniarve often wear tattoos. The images of black panthers, bees, owls, and sometimes even drums are popular among them. They also practice scarification so sometimes these images have been carved upon their skin, or appear to be, for being Skin Changers they can make tattoos appear or disappear at will.

They also will wear fur, but only that which has been obtained from some animal that was ‘road kill.’ As they clean the pelt from the dead body, they evoke spells of guidance to help the creature move successfully to a new and better life. Thus, in their minds, wearing fur is a way of honoring the animals whose fur they have inherited. Also, they believe that they wouldn’t have come across the animal if the Divine hadn’t meant them to help its spirit onward to a new life. The fur they take is, to their minds, like the coins that were given to the boatman to ferry (faery) souls across the river Stix into the underworld in ancient myths.

While they don’t believe in gods in a dogmatic religious way, they do see the myths of gods and goddesses as practical tools for educating children about the values and principles of life. They are essentially animists as a group and see life and the Divine manifested in all things. Everything has a spirit. Everything is a person of some sort or other, or if they are like the Piniarve, of many sorts.

As a people the Piniarve greatly value the healing arts used wisely. And they are, for the most part, a very healthy folk for being able to alter one’s body at will also means one is able to heal at will, as well. If they get sick, they simple transform to a healthier form.

But they are also a very romantic people. They have great stories of love and romance, usually between different types of people such as a dark elf and a light faerie, or a dwarf and a centaur and so forth, where social barriers often stand in the way of their union but their love overcomes all obstacles.

 

An example of an otherworldly from Chapter 25:

Valkyries, Devas, the Shining Ones, Deity Kin, and the Vanir

The Karyldarva (pronounced care – rill – dare – vah) fae of the Tomaåbatha (toe – may – ah – bay thah) Order are initiate Shining Ones in training (as Shining Ones always are) sent to Earth to promote healing, tolerance and to stifle as much as possible the urge toward war as a means of conflict resolution and material advancement, which seems so popular on Earth. They are not allowed to directly interfere with those who are oriented to such activities, but they have the power to heal those who come to them for help and healing the physical body is often a spiritual healing one as well.

The Tomaåbatha, like all Shining Ones, no longer have individual tribes but have vowed to join with others of their Order to fulfill the work of healing as revealed to them by the most advanced members of their kind who speak to them through dreams. Each morning they get up and share their dreams with each other and thus determine the direction they will proceed in for the day and the tasks that need to be fulfilled.

This Dream Sharing also constitutes their social structure and their government. All decisions are made in the light of their dreaming. Thus, they are sometimes referred to as the Dream Weavers and other times the Dream Healers, for they can also enter into other people’s dreams to heal their etheric bodies and their bodies of light in a shamanic fashion.

Upon the Earth, they like to have the centers for their Order in treehouses upon the edge of the forest. Here they can retreat and renew thems’elves if needed, but it also allows them easy access to nearby towns so they may conduct their healing work, which is their principle specialty as Shining Ones. Rather like doctors, Shining Ones often have specialized areas of expertise, although also like doctors, they get a general education as well. Of course, not all Shining Ones are healers, some are here to set things straight in a more radical fashion. We might think of them as surgeons.

The Karyldarva have a crest for their society, which shows two black unicorns rearing up with a golden dragon sitting between them. Above them is an infinity symbol with a heart interwoven through it. Beneath them are the words: Healing is Eternal, written in Angelic Script by an arrangement of daisies upon a vine. All this on a white background. The golden dragon symbolizes both knowledge and power but the unicorns on either side denote the need to limit power and use it well. The fact that the unicorns are black suggests that while they symbolize innocence, they are not naive.

While, as we say, this is their crest, you will usually only see it if you visit one of their healing centers and sanctuaries. For their own part, when they are out in the world pursuing the work of the order, individual practitioners often visualize this crest and, in doing so, are connected to the center of the order and may heal and renew thems’elves thereby.

While these Shining Ones will use their own dream healing to help people, they also learn and use other modes of healing such as Reiki, Qigong and various herbal remedies. In fact, you might say that they study every form of healing and medical practice there is upon the Earth and among the stars, and some of them will even study traditional medicine, although alternative methodologies and non-invasive procedures are greatly preferred. They know that the true source of healing is in the realms of the spirit.

Thus, first they heal the spirit, and from that the mind, the emotions and so forth. And yet, it is true as well that some folks are so clogged, you might say, that you have to start with their physical forms to even begin to touch and affect their spirits. Still, the Universe is a connected whole and each part is linked to every other.

Being a practical people, their devotion is to healing and they don’t really care where they have to start to bring about greater wellness, yet they are well aware that the spiritual realm is the true realm and thus affecting it as directly as possible is ever their goal. Otherwise, everything just takes longer to heal.

 

And from the many dwarf tribes we share one from Chapter 26:

Dwarves

     The Garynvar (pronounced gayr – ren – vair) dwarves of the Valyndor (vay – lynn – door) tribe are very unusually dwarven folk, very advanced in their spirituality and their view of life. They live in the mountains, as dwarves are prone to do, often in caves, and usually near waterfalls or underground waterways, which is all very dwarven but, unlike most dwarven folk, they don’t believe in mining the Earth. Rather, they are of the opinion that crystals, jewels and gems should be left right where they are, to live their own energetic and vibrational lives in peace and without interference. To these dwarves, digging up a crystal is like stealing a child from its family.

This is not to say that they don’t appreciate crystals and gems, in fact, their caves often have such gems glowing from the walls, it is just that they leave them to be, communicate with them through their magic, use them for healing and shamanism without removing them from, what these dwarves view as, the crystals’ home. In their opinion, everyone should be left alone to pursue their own lives as best they may and this includes the rock folk, who are, after all, related to trolls.

Thus, it should be no surprise that their society is basically one of mutual agreement and association. They don’t have a government of any sort; they just hang out together because of shared beliefs and a commonly held outlook about the essentials of life and the best way to live it and approach it. While their view of Mankind is basically benevolent, and their attitude toward all others is for the most part a will to help and heal, they are a reticent folk and the majority of them keep to themselves, away from others, and mind their own business, which they feel would be a good policy for all folk in the world to follow.

They don’t have a flag, rather they feel their shared unity very strongly and are of a mind that no flag or banner is a substitute for their genuine love of each other and their determination to be together as a people. They do, however, have four magical objects that they consider to be representative of their magic.

The first is an owl feather, that they call the Feather of Prophecy. They say that if one is lost and lets an owl feather fall to the ground it will point in the direction one should go.

The second is the Pebble of Time, which represents the refinement of an individual’s spirit through time and experience. Each of these folk carry such a pebble, which they use to ground and stabilize themselves when they are feeling confused or very emotional.

The third is the Candle of Possibilities. A candle can be used to guide one through the darkness, but unlit it bears the possibility of encountering the unknown and revealing its nature, thus this candle indicates that science and exploration are a key to discovery. At the same time, it is their version of the expression ‘Expect the Unexpected’ and would also be associated with the concept of Occam’s Razor that cautions one against making too many assumptions upon too little data.

And the fourth and final magical object is the Sigil of Connection. If they had a flag or banner, this dwarven rune symbol could be it, however, none but they know which rune it is. Perhaps, it is the runes overall. What is known is that they use these sigils in communication with the spirits to seek their help and guidance and nearly every dwarf of this tribe carries a pouch of these rune sigils.

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And please, when you come to our website do enjoy reading sample pages and reader’s reviews of all our 40+ books (published prior to March 2019) on magic and enchantment and the elven way at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html. You may also wish to visit our page here on this blog site where we have listed all the newest Silver Elves books beginning March, 2019, and look for new updated listings of books as the months and years roll on.

 

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“If you wish to know of the fae,
think of aboriginal peoples around the world
in their most spiritual and magical manifestation.
Beat the drum and dance.
Shake your rattle and chant.
Elfin is all about us. Look and see.
Can you see the ancient fires burning?”
—The Silver Elves

 

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What Effect Do Our Magical Body Parts (Elf Ears, Wings, Tails, Scales etc.) In Etheric Form Have Upon Elves and Otherkin?

December 17, 2018
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“Even when the wings are just etheric, they still affect our incarnate being, for from an elven point of view the material world is shaped upon the ethereal and imaginal worlds and not the other way around as most people seem to presume…. Elf ears (pointed) for instance may be a bit atrophied and in need of being exercised by hearing intuitively, so imagine your Elven spirit body and then practice listening from that perspective on the shamanic and psychic plane.”

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It is a simple fact that faerie love their wings in the same way that we elves love our pointed ears. And even though time and the circumstances of fate have served to remove the points from most of our elven ears and apparently there aren’t any humanoid faeries with physical wings, we still love to put on prosthetic ears and faeries love to wear their wings around whenever they are around their kindred and can feel free and safe in doing so. This wearing of wings and pointed ears is a recognition of our love of our ancient peoples and our attachment to the lore that surrounds them. Whether there were even humanoid beings with elf ears and faerie wings doesn’t entirely matter to us. What matters is, elf ears and fairy wings are cool, and we love them. While we might not have physical elf ears or wings anymore they still exist for us in our hearts, our imaginations therefore upon our bodies of light.

For the most part, in our experience, no two wings are exactly alike, just as snowflakes and fingerprints are each unique, and Otherkin wings come in a variety of thin/thickness, curves, range and which all effect the lift of the wing. One common problem that our winged otherkin brothers and sisters speak of (the angels, faeries, vampires, dragons, etc.) are the effects on one’s health when incarnated in a human body and while still having etheric wings, they no longer have physical wings to use for movement.

One of our kindred, Reinero De Valois, proposes that it is possible that this lack of use of the wings may cause or be caused by blocks of energy in the winged area that may even cause back problems and other ailments. A number of fae have verified his theory as he has helped them to unblock the energy, and one such fae sister did so adding that she feels it may be the lack of use of the wing when in human form that makes her walking difficult and even painful, effecting her lower back and legs. We see this as completely plausible from an aerodynamic view of wing lift and drag, in that a somewhat atrophied wing may have an incredibly burdensome drag on the human body. As we have said, the wing section characteristics, i.e. the shape and diameter of the wing area, effects the wing lift or ability to give assistance in motion to the body as does the ability to use devices like flaps to assist the lift. Even when the wings are just etheric, they still affect our incarnate being, for from an elven point of view the material world is shaped upon the ethereal and imaginal worlds and not the other way around as most people seem to presume.

But we feel too that this ‘disability’ can be corrected with proper visualizations and exercises. And so, we suggest that if any of our faerie kindred are having back or walking problems, they try some wing exercises to strengthen the use of the etheric wings and increase the lift ability. We are not suggesting that this will help you actually fly (although we leave that possible idea up to your imagination) but it may help your wings to assist you in ground motion, like walking and running and even jumping and it may help lessen the burden (and thus pain) on your body of carrying etheric wings around that have inadequate lift, even in their own realms, due to lack of use.

We suggest some visualization in which one first (in a standing position) exercises the full spread of their wings and full range of motion for 3 to 6 cycles (do this in pairs so if you have more than one pair of wings then you may wish to repeat the exercise for each pair separately). Once one has mastered this in a standing position, the next step is to try walking slowly at the same time, and eventually walking or running at a faster pace and a longer period of time (in time you may be able to use more than one set of wings at a time if your magical form has and uses multiple wings for flight). Take it very slowly at first and only do what feels right to you, using your own intuition to guide your exercise. You may also wish to visualize some etheric flaps at the bottom of your wings to help in the gliding once you have begun walking and running. And it should have a positive effect upon your posture overall.

There is a larger question subject here and that is “What effect are our magical body parts (wings, elf ears, tails, scales, etc.) in etheric form having upon our physical bodies and how can we heal and improve our bodies by increasing the use of these magical parts?” Elf ears (pointed) for instance may be a bit atrophied and in need of being exercised by hearing intuitively, so imagine your Elven spirit body and then practice listening from that perspective on the shamanic and psychic plane. We Silver Elves have long thought that is most likely what our elf ears are really for—increasing our psychic perception and our non-verbal connection to each other, past, present, and future.

While some folks might think this crazy, none-the-less, when someone loses an arm or a leg through injury or accident, they often still feel that phantom limb (or wing or elf ear) as though it were still there. It may still itch or ache and the solution they have found is to have a mirror of one’s other limb so one can see the phantom limb and scratch it. This is really the same principal at work here in understanding the astral limbs or other etheric body parts.

And it should be noted that while the lack of use of our etheric wings or ears may burden our physical bodies, this neglect can also have an effect upon our psychological well-being. When faeries get depressed perhaps they just need to get their etheric wings going and fly in spirit. When we elves, as so often happens, feel so very alone in the world, searching ever for our others, perhaps we might consider listening to them with our etheric elf ears. For if you listen carefully, you can hear them in the distance drawing ever closer, calling to us in their hearts as we are calling to them.

So, dear Sisters and Brothers, may your wings be fluttering, your ears be attuning, your tails be waving, and your scales be shining!

Ver nesidas mellun vari te (In shimmering starlight ever be),

The Silver Elves

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And what about those faerie wings? Here is an excerpt from Caressed By An Elven Breeze: The Poems of Zardoa Silverstar of an enchanting poem about a faerie who had no wings:

The Faerie Who Had No Wings . . . . . .

There once was a faery that couldn’t fly

He was born without wings

But no one knew why.

They took him to doctors

And wise women, too

But no one knew why

Or what to do.

They said, “It’s a shame,

That’s certainly so.”

But when asked the cause

They said, “We don’t know”.

And when asked the cure

They said much the same

Despite their titles, diplomas or fame.

So this faery named ‘Wingless’

By all of his friends

Grew up on the ground

While they did ascend

To the tops of the trees

To the bottoms of the clouds

He felt quite ashamed

While they felt most proud.

But his mother did love him

As good mothers do

She said you’re without wings

Oh yes this is true

But that’s not your fault

It’s nothing you’ve done

And though you can’t fly

You are still my son.

And you know among faeries

You are quite unique

You’re special, my son

But he felt like a freak.

And he thought to himself

What’s the matter with me

Why don’t I have wings,

Like a normal faery?

Why can I not soar

Why can I not fly

And look down on the Earth

From way up high

Like everyone else

Like all faery kind

Why is it me

Who’s left behind.

And as he did grow

And was given chores

They were close to the ground

Or near to the shores

He tended the flowers

And the roots of the trees

And the branches low hanging

That swept in the breeze.

And sometimes he’d climb

As high as he could

And watch all his friends

Sail like birds though the wood

And then he would wish

And then he would sigh

And gaze with great longing

Across the sky.

But always in time

He’d have to climb down

And have his feet

Once again on the ground

And though he’d enjoyed it

He’d still have to frown

For he felt like a fool

He felt like a clown.

For his friends seemed so graceful

As they skimmed cross the sky

And he felt so clumsy

As he climbed way up high

His mother would tell him

It’s really okay

But strangely it never

To him felt that way.

But he worked very hard

And he did his best

Completed his chores

Like all the rest

Was good at his job

In every detail

Bringing love to the flowers

Everyday without fail.

And as the days came and went

And nights passed him by

He came to accept

He never would fly

He gave up trying

And wishing, too

He came to accept

There was naught he could do.

He was born without wings

And that was his fate

Though he hoped as a teenager

That they’d grow in late

But that was a wish

That never came true

And once again

There was naught he could do.

So day by day

And night by night

He did all he could

To be happy and bright

And accept his life

As it came to be

Tending to flowers

And loving the trees.

For while it was true

That his friends could all fly

What did they do

Up in the sky

But tend to flowers

And love all the trees

And laugh in the sun

And sway in the breeze.

They did all that he did

And he did the same

Except for flying

There was naught one could name

That he couldn’t do

As good as another

He was a faerie true

Like any other.

And so he accepted his fate

As he grew up at last

His life was his own

The dice they were cast

And now the only thing

Left him to do

Was accept himself

As he was, he knew.

And so off he went

Into the deep woods

To think on his life

And all the great goods

That had come to him

In the course of his days

And the mysteries of Nature

And all of her ways.

For our lives each have meaning

Or maybe they don’t

You have to decide

Or maybe you won’t

Things are as they are

As they’re meant to be

But still we can change

If our minds are free.

On this our dear faerie

Without wings he did think

As he strolled through the trees

And the dew he did drink

And thankful was he

For his life as it was

Because it was his

And perhaps just because.

So walking about

He happened to spy

A lovely young elf

With a twinkle in her eye

He said, “Greetings, elf kin,

How goes it today?

Do you live here about

Or pass on your way?” …………

This is quite a long poem, so we could not post it all here. But if you would like to read what next happens and the entire poem, as well as all 90 of Zardoa’s poems, please click here to go to our webpage and read all about Caressed By An Elven Breeze: The Poems of Zardoa Silverstar. 

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Caressed By An Elven Breeze:
The Poems of Zardoa Silverstar.

 

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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 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. Simply follow this link and the directions on that page:
http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfkin.html

 

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To learn more about the Elven Way and Spiritual Path, you may enjoy reading:
The Elven Way: The Magical Path of The Shining Ones

“The Elven Way passes beyond the fields of the known into the forest of the unknown illuminated by the glow of the elves.” —The Silver Elves

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The Elven Way: 
The Magical Path of The Shining Ones

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“You can search for Elfin for what seems like forever
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

Also we suggest reading:
Through the Mists of Faerie: 
A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

“Together Our Magic is Stronger By Far!”
(
“Eldan elina eldon da mylthfa la uli”)

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How Do I Find Out About my Elfae/Otherkin Tribe?

November 1, 2018
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“. . . . in the long run the ultimate connection will be the feeling you have for each other — the sense of simpatico, the realization of kinship and kindreth. But there are other things that you can use to discover more about them.”

First, it always helps if you start with examining yours’elf. You are a member of that tribe so they are like you. So, begin by looking at yours’elf, particularly examine what you feel about yours’elf, what you imagine about yours’elf, for much of our elfin faerie natures are buried in our subconscious, in the Collective Unconscious that is shared by all our kindred, and which we inherited from the ancestors, and which can often be best accessed by trusting our own intuition about ours’elves.

If you like or are drawn to this or that, then, it is very likely that so will your people. It is not that you are all exactly the same, surely. For elfae sorts are eccentrics by our very natures, but still tribes of elves and packs of pixies, and flocks of faeries wearing frocks, and conspiracies of unseelie, surely have much in common with each other. Of course, it is true that you are unlikely to recognize your people merely by their appearance. Although, that can be an aid. You can see a particular folk wearing this and that style and think, hey, I love that style, and know by doing so that you are related to them somehow. Yet, in the long run the ultimate connection will be the feeling you have for each other — the sense of simpatico, the realization of kinship and kindreth. But there are other things that you can use to discover more about them.

You may very well ask: What is your magic? For it is likely you have some magic in common. In fact, magic is something nearly all elves and elfae have in common, although the particular types and forms of magic may vary from tribe to clan. We are nearly all of us enchanters of some sort, but some of us practice healing magic, while others emphasize sorcery, shamanism, druidism, witchcraft, wizardry, ceremonial magic, necromancy or necromagery or any one or number of numerous other magic technologies. In that way, we are somewhat like doctors and other professionals. Some doctors are general practitioners, others are pediatricians, optometrists, surgeons and so on. And even then, there is subdivision. Some are brain surgeons, some heart surgeons. While all doctors tend to get the general medical education, most tend to specialize in time. So do we, as elfae, tend to specialize in the types of magic we do. Which doesn’t mean there aren’t general practitioners out there, or individuals with several specialties, but merely that magic is so vast one can be a jack-of-all-trades, as the saying goes, or a true master of a few. Knowing our magic tells of something of our people.

You may also ask about your preferred element (water, fire, air, earth, spirit, metal. etc.) or where would you prefer to live, etc. Most elfae have fairly definite feelings about the environment they prefer to live in. Some are wood elves, some are mountain elves, river or ocean elves and so forth. In many ways, that will get you close to your tribe. If you would find them, certainly knowing where they might be or wish to reside can prove to be a great help. Likewise, you can examine your preferences for your favorite tree or flower, gems and crystals, or totem animals. It is also very helpful to imagine what fictional elf or fairy folk you might be most like. These preferences of your own are also all hints as to what others in your elfae or otherkin tribe might be drawn to and are part of the fabric of your magical narrative.

It can take years to find our people. Seeking here and there in the world, on the internet, ever hoping to encounter those with whom one will truly feel attuned. So use your magic. If you have not found your kin as yet, then it may help to create something you like, perhaps a bit of elfae art or music, and share it as widely as possible. If you like it then others of your tribe will most likely feel attuned to it as well and be drawn to it and you. By doing so you are using the essential skill of all elfae to use enchantment magic to find your kindred. Remember, they are as attracted to you as you are to them. And every moment that you spend searching for them, they are looking for you as well.

And If I feel that I’m some sort of Otherkin but don’t know what kind, what should I do?

First, you should trust your instincts, intuitions, imagination and really, in this instance, your desires. We Silver Elves have been asked from time to time by various folks what sort of elf or faerie or otherkin they might be and we have, as much as possible, resisted telling them what they are, because what they truly are depends almost entirely upon their own wishes. We have opinions, of course. But for the most part, unless someone really urges us to share our impressions and observations with them, we keep them among ours’elves. And no matter what our opinions may be, it is still up to the individual to decide and declare through action what they truly are. It is not our business to tell you who you are but your right to tell us who you are.

There was even an occasion a decade or so ago when someone wrote a post on the internet claiming we had said they were this or that (we don’t remember what), which was utterly untrue because, for the most part, we don’t tell people what sort of other they are. We just don’t. However, if someone is totally lost and wants our opinion, we may offer it as a suggestion that they may proceed upon until they discover within their own s’elves what sort of elfae they may be. Their own reaction to what we tell them, whether they embrace the suggestion or not, in itself will tell them a bit about thems’elves.

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 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 books (first published in 2001) as a word to mean people who are elven or fae and covers all elven fairy people.

Although, here we rather come to the crux of the matter. The question involves the fact that the person doesn’t know what sort of elfae they are. But the reality of Elfin and Faerie isn’t a matter of what you are but what you wish to be. And if you support that wish with action, which is to say the magic of living, or manifestation, of making it real in your life and in the world, that is what you are and what you will be. We are not simply the products of Faerie and Elfin, we are its co-creators.

Most folks think in terms of their ancestors. They are elven or faerie or whatever in their minds because they were born that way, which is to say created that way by some outside force, god or power. But we are elfae folk, we are others, we are magicians, enchanters and spell weavers and we are whatever we wish to be. We are not what others have made us, but what we make of ours’elves.

Now, this is not to say that others don’t have influence in our lives. This is surely true of our earliest beginnings. So, if you are asking not what you are but what you were, that is a different question. A question really that has to do with previous lifetimes. But in elven philosophy, you don’t have to remain ever the same, as some authors have mistakenly written about us that we are eternal but never changing. What doesn’t change isn’t eternal. Change and transformation are part and parcel of the eternal. In a certain sense, all elfae are shapeshifters, not only changing our bodies from lifetime to lifetime and surely aging, usually gracefully, within a lifetime, but changing our minds, our attitudes and our sense of being, which we ever strive to improve, uplift and make better. We attune ours’elves to Nature within and without so that all that we do is natural and thus easy.

So, the question here isn’t really what sort of elfae am I but what sort of elfae do I wish to be. What sort of spirit do I wish to manifest in the world. Although, the answer is generally found in our own inner being. Who do you wish to be? What sort of elfae or other sings to your heart and soul? What kind of elfae arouses your imagination? This is Faerie. This is Elfin. You can be whomever you wish to be. But you must enliven this wish with magic if you wish it to be true. If you wish it to be real, you must make it real by living it. So, who are you? What sort of elfae? Only you know for sure and only you can realize it, which is to say only you can make it real for yours’elf and therefore for others.

And, if you haven’t already, or if you’d like to do so again, you are welcome to take our elfae/otherkin type quiz that is here (https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/what-kind-of-elf-fae-or-otherkin-are-you-what-is-your-tribe) and we will do our best to assist you in creating a magical narrative that will help you understand your elfae/otherkin type and tribe, a gift from us to you. For surely in understanding yours’elf and your others, you will grow closer still in the nether realms and drawn ever nearer in the world.

Fardas Lovur Tae Lan (Dancing toward the dawn),

The Silver Elves

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

For years various kindred have asked us, the Silver Elves, to help them figure this out. Now we’ve created a questionnaire to help us do so and to help you learn about your people, your magical tribe. This is our gift to you (free). Simply follow this link below and the directions and we will help you with your own personal narrative about your magical tribe: https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/what-kind-of-elf-fae-or-otherkin-are-you-what-is-your-tribe

 

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“All of life is energy, everything’s a dream,
as our minds do weave it all into a dancing scheme,
make your life most beautiful that thrilling magic fills,
for life is what we make of it when elves combine our wills.”
—The Silver Elves

 

And for a bit of elven fun! Come enter our elven forest (this will not take you out of our website) and go through the Elven Tree of Life Eternal to explore your magical nature (it’s free and completely private). Then return to “The Eald of the Silver Elves home page” and enjoy other pages on our website including reading some of our Magical Elven Love Letters.

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You may also purchase it in a convenient book form, see below. Enjoy!

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The Elven Tree of Life Eternal: A Magical Quest for One’s True S’Elf is set up like a choose your own adventure book for those who wish to undertake the challenge to discover their true magical s’elves. It will help one understand if one is a wyzard or a sorcerer, a healer or a warrior, an elf of wood, snow, hill, ocean, starlight, or a sprite, a faerie, a gnome, a dwarf, a changeling, a dragon, or some other magical folk. If you wonder about your true magical nature, explore the ever-flowering branches of The Tree of Life Eternal.

And to go with the Elven Tree of Life Eternal are our short stories:

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ELVEN SILVER: The Irreverent Faery Tales of Zardoa Silverstar

The short stories in Elven Silver were originally written to go along with the Elven Tree of Life Eternal to explore your magical being. In the Elven Tree of Life Eternal, there are different types of elves and faeries that you can come out to be and the bottom has choices of what kind of magic you wield. So these stories in Elven Silver were originally written to go with those. But then we realized that it would be far too much to read on a website, so we made the stories into a book. We have also made the Elven Tree of Life Eternal into a book titled The Elven Tree of Life Eternal: A Magical Quest for One’s True S’Elf, much like a choose your own adventure book, to use to explore your magical nature.

Elven Silver contains a collection of short stories by Zardoa Silverstar, one of the Silver Elves. You will find within this book a western, a detective story, parodies of popular movie and television characters, and re-imaginings of traditional fairy tales all told from an elven point of view in Zardoa’s wry irreverent pixie style. We trust you will enjoy them as much as we do.

 

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

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

Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon
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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

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

 

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

In Elfin Stay . . . . . .

In a darkened twilight world

The voice of spirit ancient hears

A laugh, a whisper, and a jest

That calls you to the final test.

Come within, it seems to say

Do not fear we’re here to play

And if you wish

We’ll show the way

And you at last

Can come and stay.

—From Caressed by an Elfin Breeze: The Poems of Zardoa Silverstar by The Silver Elves

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

magicalRealms2THE MAGICAL REALMS OF ELFIN: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path 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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Can We Become Elves?

April 14, 2018

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“. . . . all of us who wish to be Elven, no matter what
our genetic lineage, are truly Elven as spirits
and as we lead our lives as elves we become
ever more Elven through the process of shedding
the thought-forms of the more normal cultures around us.”

In most folks’ minds, one is either an elf or fae or not. One is born that way, descended from the Ancient Scythian or other fae folk and that is that. That is certainly the way Nicholas De Vere viewed things in his book The Dragon Legacy. However, that is not the way these elves look at things and even De Vere acknowledged that those who had at least some elven blood, which according to him was a great deal of humanity, weren’t necessarily an elf unless theirs was particularly pure elven blood. And again, we disagree not only because this rather racist and snobbish point of view offends our elven sensibilities but mostly because it is not necessarily true.

We elfae folk are magicians, enchanters, sorcerers, shamans, wizards, witches and magic wielders of various sorts and we are elves because we wish to be elves. We live our lives as elves and thus our magic makes us so. Ours, as we said many times, is a more magical and energetic view of elfin being rather than a materialistic oriented point of view, but then we are evolving toward more spiritual, by which we mean spirited and energetic, lives.

And it is also the case that those who have supposedly pure elven blood may not live the elven life at all or follow The Elven Way, while others who seemingly have no elven blood genetically are very attracted to being elves and strive to live their lives as the elves they instinctively feel thems’elves to be. While those who consider thems’elves to be ‘pure’ elves may say ‘tough luck’ you are not one of us, we Silver Elves say, the more the merrier.

This is due in part because we know that being elves we have somewhat mastered the art of being born into whatever bodies or families or genetic line that is convenient for a particular incarnation. We modern incarnated elves are not usually interested in being born into our ancient elven bloodline as we are in picking those bodies and circumstances that will help us develop as spirits and assist us to evolve.

Still, there is a soulful memory that is the memory of our spirit within our being that draws us to the Elven Lifestyle. So if you ask us, can someone become an elf? We say, we are all becoming elves. Or really all of us who wish to be elven, no matter what our genetic lineage, are truly elven as spirits and as we lead our lives as elves we become ever more elven through the process of shedding the thought-forms of the more normal cultures around us.

One might wonder then, why would we do such a thing. Why be born in other bodies from other genetic lines at all? And the answer is essentially twofold. One of which is that having been persecuted and oppressed as elves and fae, we found there were less and less elven bodies to be born into and so we decided to be born as the children of our oppressors so we could transform their genetic line, as well as torture them a bit in revenge when we were teenagers and love them to death when we are children and when we, and they, get older.

But the other aspect is that, indeed, studies in the field of epigenetics show us that the deoxyribonucleic acid/DNA and the genetic code in our bodies can be altered by our behaviors and so we alter a genetic line to make them more like us, influencing their culture and their genes. It is true that frequently they see us, even when we are born among them, as the ‘black sheep’ of their families. But still, you’ve got to start somewhere.

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

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What Sort of Elf, Faerie or Other Are You? What is Your Tribe?
For years various kindred have asked us, the Silver Elves, to help them figure this out. Now we’ve created a questionnaire to help us do so. This is our gift to you. Simply follow the link & the directions. http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfkin.html 

Also, come to our website and enjoy reading samples of all our 40+ books on magic and enchantment and the Elven Way at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html

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, at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0sv3OHkjRw

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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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—Excerpt from page 26 of Through The Mists of Faerie by The Silver Elves.
“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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We also invite you to view the Table of Contents and an excerpt from one of our newest books: The Magical Realms of Elfin:Answers to Questions About Being An Elf and Following the Elven Path

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THE MAGICAL REALMS OF ELFIN: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path 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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We invite you to come join us on Facebook in some of our Elven groups where you will find our elven-faerie-fae community interacting and sharing the Elven Way:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Living in the World of the Unawakened

April 12, 2017

It often seems to the elven, and this is not without a good deal of justification, that one lives in a world surrounded by what are often called the unenlightened, the unawakened, the muggles (a la Harry Potter), the mundane or the normal folk (so called because that is how they like to think of themselves). But from an elven point of view, the whole world is full of magic and nearly everyone, with very few exceptions, are magicians of various sorts, although most don’t acknowledge that fact, or conceive things in that way.

This means that we are also surrounded by people who may call themselves men or woman but who are, in most cases, some variety of fae folk. They are orcs or goblins, grimlens, hobbits, pixies, brownies, faeries, elves and all manner of otherkin and hobs (halflings) of various kinds. Most, of course, don’t think of themselves in this way, which is in fact the point. They are unawakened to their true natures. But we elfin need not be. Even if they are unaware of who they are, we usually get some sense of their real being and may guide them, gently, toward that realization.

In doing so, we must be careful of not forcing our own opinions and aspirations upon them. Our task is to guide them to their own realization. It is not our place to slap them awake (as much as that may seem necessary or justified) but to awaken them gently with the song of Elfin.

You are welcome to join us on our Silver Elves website and also to read some sample writing from our 40+ books on magic and enchantment and the elven way.

If you are dealing with the unenlightened or unawakened we highly suggest that you enjoy reading What An Elf Would Do.

Here is another question we are often asked: How do I find new elf friends?

Finding Elf Friends

Most elves, by our natures, are enchanters and surely enchantment is the most elven of the magical arts, which doesn’t mean that we don’t explore or study or use other of the Arts Magical but that enchantment is what we are historically most associated with and is the magic that is most in keeping with our own dispositions in the majority of cases.

We ever seek to be friends/elf friends with everyone we encounter, although, it is true that not everyone is open to this, and certainly most are not immediately open. In that sense, we are like the ocean slowly weaving down cliffs of their suspicion and reluctance or like ivy we grow on people.

Because of this and because of our elf sight, our ability (‘Verfaji’ — see our book on the language of the Silver Elves, Arvyndase) not only to see magic that others do not see but also to see an indication of who is elvish and what their elvish nature may be, we relate to people based not only on who they are but who they are destined to be. We relate to their potential, ever seeking to nurture the best that is in them. Thus we make friends with all sorts of folks, although we, like most elven, wish there were more folks who were aware and awakened to the point that they could share this path with us with the same relish we do. Still, we find gnomes and faeries, pixies, leprechauns and all manner of other folk and even if they are not entirely aware of their own natures, we have some inner spiritual understanding of what they may become. We interact with them as they are without making any demands upon them to be otherwise while nurturing what they will in time surely become.

Come join us on Facebook under the name Michael J. Love (silver elves).
Kyela,
The Silver Elves
http://silverelves.angelfire.com

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

Also, come to our website and enjoy reading samples of all our books on magic and enchantment and the elven way at:
http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html

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 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. Give us five minutes of your time and we will give you a half hour to forty minutes of ours. Simply follow this link and the directions on that page:
http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfkin.html

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“Ranting at elves is like yelling at the deaf,
it doesn’t matter how loud you are,
we’ll still just stare at you and wonder what you are babbling on about.”

—The Silver Elves

 

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