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Elfae Tribes: The Peoples of Faerie

November 30, 2020

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Elfae Tribes: The Peoples of Faerie
by The Silver Elves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Introduction

The Evolution of the Survey or Questionnaire

The Posting of the Survey

The Survey Responses

The Elfae Tribe Narratives

SECTION ONE. . . Elf Tribes

Chapter 1: The Forest Elves

Chapter 2: The Forest River Elves

Chapter 3: The Forest Mountain Elfin

Chapter 4: The Mountain Valley Elfin

Chapter 5: The Mountain Cave Elves

Chapter 6: The Forest Traveling Elves

Chapter 7: The Forest Ocean Elves

Chapter 8: The Forest Edge Elves

Chapter 9: The Forest Lake Elves

Chapter 10: The Ocean Elves

Chapter 11: Coastal Elves

Chapter 12: The River Elves

Chapter 13: The Traveler Elfin

SECTION TWO . . . Faeries and Fae Tribes

Chapter 14: Desert Fae

Chapter 15: Fae of the Forest

Chapter 16: The Forest Valley Fae

Chapter 17: The Fae Forest Travelers Tribes

Chapter 18: Elfae of the Mountain Forest

Chapter 19: Faerie Tribes of the Ocean

Chapter 20: Island Forest Fae Folk

Chapter 21: The Coastal Forest Elfae Folk

Chapter 22: The Space/ Dimensional Faerie Folk

Chapter 23: Traveler Faerie and Other Elfae Tribes

Chapter 24: The Faeries of the Meadow

Chapter 25: The Lake Dwelling Faeries

SECTION THREE . . . Otherkin

Chapter 26: Valkyrie

Chapter 27: The Werewolves and Shapeshifters

Chapter 28: The Pixies

Chapter 29: The Landvaettir or Earth Spirit Fae

Chapter 30: Tribes of the Gnomes and Brownies

Chapter 31: Nymphs and Nyms

Chapter 32: The Sluagh Folk

Chapter 33: Goblins

Chapter 34: The Dragon Tribes

Chapter 35: The Phooka, Pucca Folk

Chapter 36: Shining Ones

Chapter 37: Leprechauns

Chapter 38: The Fauns

Chapter 39: Will O’Wisps

Chapter 40: Boggart Folk

Chapter 41: The Centaurs

Chapter 42: The Kitsune

Chapter 43: The Changelings

Chapter 44: The Sprites

Chapter 45: The Phoenix Folk

Chapter 46: The Sylphs

Chapter 47: The Silkies

Chapter 48: The Dwarf Folk

Chapter 49: Banshees or Ban Sidhe

Chapter 50: The Djinn

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

Excerpts from Section One: Elf Tribes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excerpts from Section Two: Faeries and Fae Tribes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excerpts from Section Three: Otherkin [and Otherworldly] Tribes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

— End of Excerpts for Elfae Tribes

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What Makes an Elven Home?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are all Elves Vegetarian?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/07/are-all-elves-vegetarian.html
 
How Do Elves Form Families?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/07/02/how-do-elves-form-families
 
Why Are So Many Modern Elves So Into Fashion?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/05/12/why-are-so-many-modern-elves-so-into-fashion
 
What Do the Silver Elves Think of People who Wear Fake Wings to be like Faeries?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/09/what-do-silver-elves-think-of-people.html
 
Are There Specific Elfin Holidays that the Silver Elves Celebrate?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/11/are-there-specific-elfin-holidays-that.html
 
How do Elven Communities Govern Themselves? Do They Have Kings and Queens?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/08/how-do-elven-communities-govern.html

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

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

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

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

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The Elven Way  — This group creates a place for people to learn about the Elven Way and for Elves, Otherkin, and their friends to have a fun gathering place to enjoy each other’s company and share things on the path. Although it is a private group, it is open to anyone who wishes to learn about the Elven Way and friends of such.
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Silver Elves Embassy — This is a place of rest and gathering together to relax and share our stories, dreams for the future, and magic of our elfin adventures. We Silver Elves also share here in this group some of our own magical true tales and adventures that have lead us to further embrace the Shining Ones.
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“All our dreams of yesteryear cast to the unknown creates a path of starlight bright that guides we elven home.”
—The Silver Elves

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

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

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. . . . and here below is a book to help you feel more at ease in the normal world!

What An Elf Would Do:
A Magical Guide to the Manners and Etiquette of the Faerie Folk

WHAT AN ELF WOULD DO: A Magical Guide to the Manners and Etiquette of the Faerie Folk by The Silver Elves is a wry, sly, often tongue in cheek view of how elves see and interact with the world of the Normal folk as well as with Otherkind of all sorts. It is designed to help the elfin everywhere to move through the often mysterious cultures of mankind with confidence and ease.

Gaea de las Aguas writes on Amazon in her review of What An Elf Would Do:

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“Think of this as “Ms. Manners” for the Otherkin set. Ever wondered how to handle yourself with grace and style whilst traversing the mundane realms? Let this tome be your guide! Lessons on how to present oneself as a skilled and artful Noble are here in abundance.
Insight into human behavior patterns and tips on how to deal with difficult personality quirks are found on just about every page. Delivered with a lovely sense of humour (I’ve laughed out loud many times), the Silver Elves bring us a reference guide to assist withpolishing our manners and bringing etiquette back to our daily lives.”

As we elves often say, “Our beauty often comes from our uniqueness.” If you would like further guidance on making the magic of Faerie real in your own life, we suggest reading  Living the Personal Myth, a unique narrative about a psychological study of the magic of living one’s personal myth, in effect, making one’s dream and vision of one’s self come true by living it. It is a personal guide to becoming one’s true s’elf as one inwardly knows one’s s’elf to be. This book is a potent guide to realizing one’s genuine, and potentially powerful, magical and fantastic nature.

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

by The Silver Elves

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

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

From An Elven Point of View, Is Harley Quinn Fae? Is Batman Fae? Are X-Men Fae?

August 1, 2020

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

 

Is Harley Quinn Fae?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Is Batman Fae?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Are the X-Men Fae?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

 

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Do elves use sigils and hyper-sigils to become more elf-like?

February 1, 2020

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“. . . indeed many if not most elves use sigils of various sorts and perhaps even more are inclined to use hyper-sigils. . . our elvish hyper-sigil, our art as an outpouring of our magic, our life-style as an expression of our elvishness, is certainly an important part of our lives as elfae beings. And while it doesn’t really make us more elfin, it is a more elf-like expression of our being in the world . . .”

First, of course, the answer to this question, like so many others, depends upon the elf. But, in general, we would say that indeed many if not most elves use sigils of various sorts and perhaps even more are inclined to use hyper-sigils. But before we go further, let’s attempt to define what we are talking about here without in any way limiting the expression of or our understanding of these two terms, sigil and hyper-sigil, nor limit you in your own understanding and definitions thereof.

   A sigil, as you surely know, is a symbol, sign or signature of a being, energy or spirit. The ankh is a sigil of eternal life of Ancient Egypt. The cross, with and without poor Jesus nailed to it is used as a sigil of Christianity. The swastika is an ancient sigil of Hindus and Buddhists (although misused by the Nazis) representing a spiral galaxy.

     Our book An Elfin Book of Spirits is filled with spirit signatures, which are sigils. And Voudoun Veves are surely sigils as well. In fact, you could say that tags, which are seen here and there painted on walls of cities and towns around the world, except where tyrants rule, are sigils as well. We could also say that Runes are sigils (see our book The Book of Elven Runes), or can be used that way, and Druid Oghams (see our most recent book An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid: The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script) and surely the seven-pointed acute angled Elven Star is a sigil as well (see our book The Elven Star Oracle). Looking around the room we are currently sitting in, we see numerous sigils upon our walls in every direction, including sigils from ancient Taoist Calligraphy Magic.

     Hypersigils or Supersigils, which we admit are new terms to us, none-the-less are something that has been part of our magic for years and involves the use of magic, art (see our book Elven Hedgewitchery and Found Magic), drama and the persona as an expression of magic. In other words, one makes one’s magic real by living it and incorporating it into one’s art and one’s lifestyle. And we’d say that almost all elven folk do this even more than they use traditional sigils.

     Even those who are not entirely sure they are really elven, fae or otherkin, often do this without realizing they are doing so when they LARP or RPG or otherwise live out their elven life in their imaginations. We Silver Elves, and others like us, have simply extended this practice into our regular lives and live the life Elven in reality.

     Still, pretending one is an elf or fae is really, in this sense, evoking a hyper-sigil, whose effect may very well prove to be an eventual awakening for that individual, especially when they encounter other elfae who are manifesting their elven natures in reality. See our book Living the Personal Myth for more on bringing your magical s’elf into manifestation.

     Carl Jung created the idea of Synchronicity, which was a term that defined coincidences that had psychological significance and impact for the individual. So that the individual experiencing a synchronicity not only sees that a coincidence has occurred but also feels that there is meaning behind the connection of these two or more similar, and to them related, events. This assigning of meaning is, in part, what we are doing as elves and as magicians and magic wielders in general. We are organizing the Universe in such a way that it has meaning and purpose for us and we are doing it in such in way as to manifest Elfin and express ours’elves as elves at the same time. The meaning we see in things may not be seen, recognized or acknowledged by others, but then others often don’t recognize that we are elven either.

     This isn’t much different, in its way, from being able to read a language that others may not. Our elven lives are hyper-sigils but they are in an elven script that few others can read. At the same time, you could say that all the books we Silver Elves have currently in publication about elven life, culture, magic and philosophy are also hyper-sigils and yet while anyone who reads English can understand what the words say, it doesn’t mean that they will understand the inner, magical meaning of those books. It is not just about understanding the words, but understanding the enchantments that live within the words.

     However, the original question didn’t actually ask if we used sigils and hyper-sigils but whether we used them to become more elf-like and here we’d have to say both yes and no. We are elves. In a sense, there is nothing that can make us more of what we are, because we are what we are and that is elven, or fae or other. But on the other hand, by expressing ours’elves and our elven nature through and into the world, we are becoming more elf-like in the sense of better able to express ours’elves more purely in the world and shed the various trappings and enculturation that have been forced upon us by the mundane worldly in their eagerness to make us like them.

     So, in that sense, our elvish hyper-sigil, our art as an outpouring of our magic, our life-style as an expression of our elvishness, is certainly an important part of our lives as elfae beings. And while it doesn’t really make us more elfin, it is a more elf-like expression of our being in the world and that certainly is rather the same thing while being a bit different. Just like we elves ours’elves.

Kyela,
The Silver Elves
http://silverelves.angelfire.com
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“As we move forward into the unknown, all is revealed, what’s hidden is shown, cast upon darkness our elf light takes form and from our deep longing Elfin is born.”

 

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A bit on some of the Silver Elves books about elven sigils and hyper-sigils that we mentioned in the article above. . . .

 

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An Elfin Book of Spirits: Evoking the Beneficent Powers of Faerie

An Elfin Book of Spirits contains the sigil and description of 360 Elfin spirits, one for each degree of the Zodiac, that can be summoned by evocation to help the magician with whatever he or she desires. It also reveals a system for using stones to find a spirit at random, which is what we Silver Elves most often do when seeking the aide of a spirit. These are Elfin spirits, so they command the powers and influences of Faerie and in addition to helping the conjuror fulfill hir Will, they will also ever seek to guide the magician to the fulfillment of hir Destiny and the progress toward the perfection of hir True S’elf.

 

 

 

Elven Runes, original divination system . . . .

The Book of Elven Runes: A Passage Into Faerie

This is an original elven divination system of The Silver Elves. 

The Book of Elven Runes contains 40 elfin runes for use as an oracle and as a magical script. These are not based on the Norse runes but are an original system created by the Silver Elves. The book is subtitled A Passage Into Faerie because each rune also advises a Magical Act that the magic wielder can perform to bring hir closer to Faerie. The use of these runes is itself an elfin spell cast in a unique way as each user weaves hir way deeper into the Elfin Realms.

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

And for the star enchanters we suggest:

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

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THE ELVEN STAR ORACLE is an original divinatory system created by the Silver Elves invoking the 88 major constellations and the blessings of the Shining Ones for guiding one through the world and ever closer to the realization of Faerie. It is called “The Elven Star Oracle” because it is based upon the seven pointed Elven Star, sometimes also called the Faery Star, and the areas between the points, overlaid on the dimensional manifestation of Faerie and the realms that are linked to it. To view an excerpt of this book and find out more about it, click here to come to our website where we feature this oracle.

 

 

 

And about hyper-sigils in our elven magic and art:

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

 

 

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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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Making the Magic of Faerie Real in One’s Own Life

by The Silver Elves

 

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

You can find all our the Silver Elves books to purchase on The Elven Way on Amazon here:
US Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2
UK Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2
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Many people ask us which Silver Elves books to begin reading first and so we say, which ever sounds right to you, follow your elven intuition, as there is really no right order! But if you would like a suggestion, you may wish to begin with one or more of these four books:
1. Through The Mists Of Faerie: A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven
This is our most popular book and one we highly recommend reading by anyone interested in elves and the elven way.
2. The Elven Way:The Magical Path of the Shining Ones This is a companion book to Through the Mists of Faerie, but may be read in any order. It is also a very popular book and a good one to start with.
3. The Book of Elven Runes: A Passage Into Faerie
4. The Book of Elven Magick: The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves

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


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

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

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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).

“The Elves believe the Cosmos is a dance ever spinning round making love out of dreams and magic out of chance.”

 

 

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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  https://www.facebook.com/groups/806583242768352

Faerie Craft: https://www.facebook.com/groups/395403367195312

 

Feasting with the Elves: https://www.facebook.com/groups/597948240617006

 

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: 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!

Elfin Faerie Lore: https://www.facebook.com/groups/975038062512421

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

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

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

“The Elves believe it is our duty and our destiny to create the world we wish to be in love and lasting harmony for ours’elves and for all others.”

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“Mountains may rise and stars may fall
but Elfin endures through the dance of it all.”

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

August 9, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

To be used with the Elven Wishing Wheel:

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

“Every wish will come to be

As each spin does set it free

Going forth the stars aspire

Returning hence with our desire.”

 

(In Arvyndase)

“Lotym felj yon koso va te

Tat cha solo bålu pånd ter alo

Tasdas soch tae mêlli watan

Cunbadas nynse ena eli’na nalo.”

 

(Pronunciation in Arvyndase)

Low – tim feel-j yone co – so vah tea

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

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

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

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To be used with the Magical Elven Witches Broom:

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

“The past is swept away at last

The future looms and it is vast

The present opens now the way

To greater things this very day.”

 

(Arvyndase)

“Tae log da komïn faron zan zas

Tae lasel almolu nar ter da sud

Tae hårna carolu mat tae yer

Va raltfa vessåli wyr lefa lea.”

 

(Pronunciation)

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

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

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

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

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To be used with your Elven Warriors Shield:

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

“No power can our eald invade

Our light repels the darkest shade.”

 

(Arvyndase)

“Kon eldro vek eli’na ald saron

Eli’na lun vosorlu tae dasdor dasa.”

 

(Pronunciation)

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

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

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To be used with Magical Map-Making:

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

“Reveal to me the truth to see

The world that is and will now be.”

 

(Arvyndase)

“Sotos va el tae lodver va ten

Tae telth dij da nar yon mat te.”

 

(Pronunciation)

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

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

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For using with Magic Character Cards:

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

“I see Elfin (or Faerie) all around

The truth of magic now is found.”

 

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“El ten Êldat wyl anabo

Tae lodver u êldon mat da låcïn.”

 

(Pronunciation)

Eel teen L – date will a – nay – bow

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

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

 

And you can find all our the Silver Elves books on The Elven Way on Amazon here:
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We invite you to come to our Silver Elves website to enjoy reading sample pages and reader’s reviews of all our 45+ books (published prior to March 2019) on magic and enchantment and the elven way at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html.

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

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

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The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves, Volume 2

 

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

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

 

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How do we Silver Elves Deal with People Who Think We Are Roleplaying Being Elves?

March 1, 2019
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“If people are most comfortable thinking we are roleplaying or cosplaying elves, that’s okay with us. We elves are not the type of people to push individuals any further than they are comfortable. We are enchanters. We don’t go with the Force, we sway with the Dance. We don’t coerce and compel, we entice and charm. We know that when they are truly ready to see the truth, they will let us know. In the meantime, we will joyfully continue in being perceived as roleplaying, and enjoy pretending that we are pretending to be elves.”

      How do we Silver Elves deal with people who think we are roleplaying being elves?  We really don’t mind. Generally, we let people think what they want about us. It’s usually easier to let them have their preconceptions, prejudices and unwarranted assumptions than it is to attempt to enlighten them about things that really won’t make much difference in their lives, except for the fact that they would be more enlightened and more aware of the truth of our nature and reality in general. But that can be frightening for them. And we elves really aren’t here to scare people, at least, most of the time, we’re not.

     And in fact, elves in particular and perhaps faeries and others also, often do enjoy ‘roleplaying’ as elves or others even though we are elves. It is certainly possible that elves may role play other beings as well. In fact, in our experience most folks that do role play and cosplay and such, usually have at least a bit of fae in their souls.

     We have found that orcs, goblins and such, and especially ‘real men,’ tend to look down upon those who do cosplay or roleplay. They take themselves far too seriously for that and scorn others who do not. Which is not to say that there aren’t those who might cosplay orcs or goblins, or that there aren’t any orcs, goblins, grimlins who do cosplay, although grimlins would surely be the least likely to do so. ‘Serious’ doesn’t begin to describe the way these grimlins take themselves. Fanatical barely scratches the surface.

     And surely elves might cosplay orcs or goblins. When elves saw the goblins in the Mines of Moria in the Fellowship of the Ring movie, we couldn’t help think what lovely creatures they actually were, if it was not for the fact that they were so hostile and under the sway of Wicked Magic. We thought, as we elves often do, if they were just nice folks we could be quite good friends really. It is only their hostility to us and their ignorant, mindless and persistent destruction of the environment that keeps us from embracing them.

     Traditionally, it is said that we elven folk and our fae cousins are indeed rather playful folk and that is surely true in its way. Like most things about the elven, however, it is a provisional truth, a partial truth and contains its opposite as well, because we can be quite serious folk and we are surely seriously intent upon spreading our magic into the world and manifesting Elfin upon the Earth once more for the betterment of all. And not a moment too soon either.

     There might be those among us who therefore are dismayed that so many folks ridicule our elfin being, individuals who view us and really think they are quite right in their scorn, without a moment’s thought about how rude and ignorant they are being. The idea that there may actually be elves in the world or that we might really be elves, is something that they simply cannot allow themselves to contemplate. The truth is that they are afraid, as so many folks are, of social ridicule and rejection and while we elves are not fond of those things either, we prefer the freedom to be ours’elves to the limitation of social conformity.

     At the same time, we know from long experience that ridicule is just part of the behavioral propensity at this point of the evolutionary stage of many humans. They sometimes kill people for being different than they, for being a gay or transsexual person or a different race, for thinking differently than they do, believing differently, even for looking differently. So, when we find individuals who simply are unable to accept that the identity we have chosen to manifest within in this world is one that they don’t believe even exists, we simply leave ‘sleeping dogs lie,’ as the saying goes. Or as we elves might say, don’t stir rabid dogs.

     If people are most comfortable thinking we are roleplaying or cosplaying elves, that’s okay with us. We elves are not the type of people to push individuals any further than they are comfortable. We are enchanters. We don’t go with the Force, we sway with the Dance. We don’t coerce and compel, we entice and charm. We know that when they are truly ready to see the truth, they will let us know. In the meantime, we will joyfully continue in being perceived as roleplaying, and enjoy pretending that we are pretending to be elves.

     We elves love cosplay, although we don’t tend to mimic characters so much as create our own. In that way we are rather like Tauriel who wasn’t written about in The Hobbit but implied. Our characters are implied by the nature of Elfin.

Fost Tae Lodver (Touch the truth),
The Silver Elves
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“We really shouldn’t be surprised when we tell normal people we are elves and they don’t believe us. After all, we’ve spent ages casting a glamor upon them to convince them we don’t exist. Their disbelief is really just an affirmation of the power of our enchantments.” —from Elf Quotes by The Silver Elves

If you enjoyed this article, then you will surely enjoy reading our two elf quotes books filled with ancient elven sayings and wise elven koans:

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ELF QUOTES:
A Collection of Over 1000 Ancient Elven Sayings
and Wise Elfin Koans by The Silver Elves About Magic and The Elven Way

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THE ELVES SAY:
A Collection of Over 1000 Ancient Elven Sayings
and Wise Elfin Koans by The Silver Elves, Volume 2.

More Elf Quotes by The Silver Elves

“People sometimes tell us they don’t believe we are elves. We smile and think: then why are they arguing with us?” from Elf Quotes

“Worry is an attempt to unravel a Knot by pulling it tighter.” —Old Elven Saying. . . . from Elf Quotes

“Most folks think of stepping into Elfin as a material experience, like visiting another country. But really, it is more of a perceptual event. Rather like being high or intoxicated. The world around you hasn’t changed physically but your perception of it has revealed a whole new dimension of wonder.” —from The Elves Say

“As soon as we arrive in Elfin, we find our true s’elves have always been there, awaiting us.” —from The Elves Say

“Elfin stands like a beacon, calling the kindred home, in the midst of a raging sea.” —from The Elves Say

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We welcome you to come join us on Facebook under Michael J. Love (Zardoa of The SilverElves) and Martha Char Love (SilverFlame of The Silver Elves).

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.

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

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

The Elven Way and Friends
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Feasting With the Elves (sharing elven recipes)
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United Otherkin Alliance
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Also, if you have not yet done so, please enjoy viewing an hour long YouTube video of The Silver Elves (Zardoa and Silver Flame) in a conversational presentation on The Modern Elven Movement and The Elven Way at Phoenix and Dragon Bookstore in Atlanta, GA, held a year ago on March 2018. This is the only time to date that these elves have been publicly filmed, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0sv3OHkjRw 

We Silver Elves are happy to announce the publication of another of our original Elven divination systems that we have created to be used by Elfae and all other interested diviners:
STICKS AND STONES, FEATHERS,CHARMS AND BONES:
An Original Oracle of the Elfin Peoples of the Ancient Future.

This oracle uses thesticksandstonescover Sacred Magical Treasures of The Silver Elves as a base. There are ten of these Sacred Magical Treasures of The Silver Elves in all: The Orb of Healing, The Wand of Wishing, The Coin of the Realm, The Feather of Truth Telling, The Magic Mirror of Reflection, The Sack of Giving, The Philtre of True Love, The Phial of Eternal Youth, The Elf Horns of Calling and the The Torch of the Eternal Silver Flame.

You may ask of the oracle to give you a general reading of what is to come in your life, in which case you will use all the tokens. Or you may wish to ask a very specific question, like, “What is my power in this situation?” In which case, you may wish to only use the Personal Charm. Or you may ask, “In what fashion will the spirits help me?” and then the Otherworldly Charm might be best. Or if you want to know what is behind the situation, what karma or fate has brought you to this circumstance, then the Small Stone might be the wisest choice. But for a balanced reading, it is perhaps best to throw all the magical objects, either together or one at a time to see the various aspects of the situation and get a full view of what is going on. To read an excerpt and to read more about it, please click here!

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And if you have more questions about being elven, the Elven Way, elven awakening, lifestyle, and philosophy, you will surely enjoy 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 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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“If you ask what the elves read, we read everything.
We read books, the stars,
the trees, the leaves of the tea,
the faces and bodies of those we encounter
and the rocks on the sea shore
and snails’ shining trails.”
—Ancient Knowledge of Elven Shamans from The Elves Say.

To find all our original Elven oracles, you may visit our website book page at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html

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The Book of Elven Runes: A passage into Faerie at:
http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfrunebook.html

This is not the Norse Runes but our own original elven rune divination system. It consists of 40 runes. The book is 130 pages with photos and illustrations that feature each rune and explain the rune system, how to make your own set of runes (runestones not included), and the interpretation for each of the runes.

Elven Geomancy: An Ancient Oracle of the Elven Peoples
for Divination and Spell Casting
at:
http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAgeomancy.html

ELVEN GEOMANCY is an original system of divination by The Silver Elves that creates a magical ritual with each forecast. The Silver Elves have created a new divination system for modern elves and faerie folk drawing from the ancient geomancy of ages past. It differs quite a bit from the traditional geomancy that was used by the ancients and the people of the Renaissance and Middle Ages. That form of geomancy was at one time rather widely known and popular among diviners, although it has, for the most part, fallen out of use today. Elven Geomancy has 128 possible outcomes that give a reply of a series of seven (like the seven pointed star of the elves) oracles as your response. These seven oracles show the step-by-step process or movement toward the realization of your question. The Elven Geomancy method is also a means of creating magical elfin spells to help bring about one’s wishes. Eight basic mudras are used as well as mantras for each of the oracles are given for creating your own rituals that you can perform in order to increase the potency of what you wish to achieve.

Sticks and Stones, Feathers, Charms and Bones:
An Original Oracle of the Elfin Peoples of the Ancient Future
at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAsticks_stones.html
STICKS AND STONES, FEATHERS, CHARMS AND BONES uses the ten Sacred Magical Treasures of The Silver Elves as a base. The original oracle board is featured on the cover of this book, which contains both an Inner and Outer Circle, each circle containing the Sacred Magical Treasures of The Silver Elves.

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Touch this Star for an Elven Blessings!

Our elven brother Brian Burman has written an Elven Blessing to the Shining Ones and translated it into Arvyndase, the language of The Silver Elves. If you would wish to have help from the Shining Ones, those of our ancestors who have come before us and evolved to the Higher Realms, we post this here for you to use freely:

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And to write your own blessings in Arvyndase, we are happy to say that we have published The Complete Dictionary of Arvyndase: The Elven Language of The Silver Elves. This is an English to Arvyndase, and Arvyndase to English dictionary for those who would like to use this language. There are over 30,000 words in the language of Arvyndase and in this dictionary, as Arvyndase is a complete language and may be both written and spoken as such.

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The Complete Dictionary of Arvyndase:
The Elven Language of The Silver Elves

 

Come listen to the elves speaking Arvyndase!

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

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How do Elves Deal with our Homesickness for Elfin?

February 11, 2019

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“We naturally are ever seeking for our kindred and we are perpetually seeking to manifest (or elfin-fest) Elfin upon the Earth, within our own lives and environment. It is best of course to do both, for they are intertwined, our kindred will help us create Elfin and by creating Elfin we find out kindred.”

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The homesickness for Elfin tends to manifest in two different ways for the elves, and we expect that many faeries and others have a similar response to their own hunger for Faerie or their particular world. The first of these, especially for the elven folk, is an incredible feeling that we are out of place in this world. We sense we are ever different from most of those around us not only in our feelings but usually in the way they react to us. We feel like strangers in a strange land (a line from I Ching) and they also very frequently view us as being weirdos and those who are not quite normal.

     To our own minds, we are not really normal at all and, unlike those around us, we have no interest in being so. To us, normal appears to be a form of insanity and the urge to conform mindlessly and be to normal is like wanting to have cancer or tuberculosis or some other terrible disease. Why would anyone want that?

     And we have good reason for thinking that those who insist that they are normal and try to force their ideas of normal behavior on everyone around them are, at the very least, a little bit crazy and often quite seriously insane. You just have to look at the news each day telling us of wars, rapes, greed run rampant, and people actively destroying the very environment that is necessary for life on this planet to know that there is something seriously wrong with those people.

     We know there will be some who will object to this, saying that this is an us and them consciousness, but we are not the ones who have separated ours’elves from Nature but they. And when we say they, we mean those warmongering, raping, murdering greedy ones who not only do such things, but rationalize those things as though they are a positive value or at least that they have good reason for destroying the Earth and all of us on it. When we say ‘they’, we are not talking about a particular race or religion or nationality, we are speaking of behaviors that are clearly destructive to self and others, and that involve short term thinking and those who regularly and obstinately practice those behaviors.

     When we declare that we are elves, faeries or others, part of what we are doing is saying to the Shining Ones, it’s not us, it’s those crazy people over there destroying the Earth. We don’t wish to be held responsible for their lunacy.  We would heal them if we could. The Spirits know that we have tried and continue to do so. But they don’t even acknowledge that what they do is a problem (and they, of course, think we are crazy for calling ours’elves elves, fae and others) and that hate and prejudice against those who are simply different from them, but no real threat at all, is perfectly normal and acceptable behavior.

     The other aspect of homesickness for the elfin and elfae is the fact we elves, in particular, seem to hunger for our kindred. We are ever searching for our elfin families and hoping to find other elves near us or within easy moving or traveling distance. Often, of course, this desire is tied up with our romantic and sensual desires. We wish to find our kin who are our soul mates. We seek romance which will, at the same time, fulfill our need and longing to be our own true s’elves in the world and to express our s’elves freely.

     We expect that many fae and others feel the same way, although we have encountered many elfae who simply have given up, in a sense, and perpetually refer to thems’elves as loners, feeling that they will never find another of their kind that they can relate to and who will understand them as well. Our homesickness is not just about or primarily about Elfin or Faerie as a place, but is an eternal longing to be with our own kind and those who are similar or at least conducive to and sympathetic of our true natures. What good would it do to be in Elfin, if we were there all alone?

     Thus, most elves seek to overcome our homesickness in two primary ways. We naturally are ever seeking for our kindred and we are perpetually seeking to manifest (or elfin-fest) Elfin upon the Earth, within our own lives and environment. It is best of course to do both, for they are intertwined, our kindred will help us create Elfin and by creating Elfin we find out kindred. By creating Elfin here, its magic and enchantment vibrates outwardly attracting all those who are attuned to its magic. It is true that this is like being a small radio station in a world filled with huge stations ever broadcasting their wicked spells into the world, but what else is there to do but do our very best? And having done that, in time, here or in another dimension, we know that our enchantments will fulfill themselves and we will find ours’elves in Elfin, among our very own. And toward that day we ever strive.

Fost Tae Lodver (Touch the Truth),
The Silver Elves
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“The Elves believe that time is not a line going from the past through the present and into the future, but a star radiating light in all directions. If you wish to time travel to the past, you must return to the center. If you desire to go to the future, you must expand outwardly sharing your light ever farther.”
—The Silver Elves

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

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

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A book to help you feel more at ease in the normal world!

What An Elf Would Do:
A Magical Guide to the Manners and Etiquette of the Faerie Folk

WHAT AN ELF WOULD DO: A Magical Guide to the Manners and Etiquette of the Faerie Folk by The Silver Elves is a wry, sly, often tongue in cheek view of how elves see and interact with the world of the Normal folk as well as with Otherkind of all sorts. It is designed to help the elfin everywhere to move through the often mysterious cultures of mankind with confidence and ease.

Gaea de las Aguas writes on Amazon in her review of What An Elf Would Do:

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“Think of
this as “Ms. Manners” for the Otherkin set. Ever wondered how to handle yourself with grace and style whilst traversing the mundane realms? Let this tome be your guide! Lessons on how to present oneself as a skilled and artful Noble are here in abundance.
Insight into human behavior patterns and tips on how to deal with difficult personality quirks are found on just about every page. Delivered with a lovely sense of humour (I’ve laughed out loud many times), the Silver Elves bring us a reference gu
ide to assist withpolishing our manners and bringing etiquette back to our daily lives.”

 

 

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And for a bit of elven fun!

Come enter our elven forest 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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And please, when you come to our website do enjoy reading sample pages and reader’s reviews of all our 40+ books on magic and enchantment and the elven way at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html

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

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

 

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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.

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

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

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


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!

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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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Elven Blessings, Dear Kindred!

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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

http://silverelves.angelfire.com

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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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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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And please 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

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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.

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

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

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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What Do Elves Think of Psychiatry, Psychology and Modern Therapists?

August 2, 2018
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“Oddly, the inner self is not generally viewed as real in this mundane world, similar to and perhaps even more profoundly than how the world of mankind has denied the existence of elves. The importance of developing the self and even its existence at all, is absent in most modern forms of psychological therapies. And it is certain that until mankind views their own inner Nature or self as real and important to nurture, they will not only feel disharmony and psychological discomforts but also will continue to deny the existence of elves who experience both inner s’elf and outer Nature as one. We elves understand that people can be healed of psychological discomforts by viewing the inner self as real. And then once the self is fully nourished and developed, the person will feel balanced and instinctually make healthy decisions.”

First, let us say, we are psychologists, if you mean this word in its literal sense, as those who study the psyché. Shamanism, and really sorcery, are forms of and ancestors to modern psychology. In fact, magic and the magical arts are the sources of nearly every study in the world including medicine, botany, theatre, religion and much else (see Frazer The Golden Bough). In fact, these elves have Masters degrees in Psychology, so when we say we are students of psychology and of the psyché, we are being quite literal about that. The mind and the feelings, which are greatly connected to the unconscious, are fascinating to us.

There is an idea in popular magical lore that if you know a person’s true name you will have power over them. What this really means from an elven point of view, is that if you truly understood a person, understood them from their own point of view, then you would have the power to influence them (see I Ching #61 Inner Truth) and thus affect their thoughts and behavior. This is also the common idea of psyching someone out. Although, for the elves, such influence is used generally to move individuals toward greater inner and outer harmony.

Professional psychologists and psychiatrists are a different matter. Unfortunately, these days, where nearly everything including one’s attitude and point of view are seen as a result of the biochemistry of the brain and body, psychiatrists (we were told by an elf brother who is one and works for a major hospital chain) have become mostly script writers for pharmaceuticals. Sort of diagnostic pharmacists. Of course, this is the Kali Yuga, and thus it is only natural at this juncture in the evolutionary development of humanity that the world is viewed as being a primarily material event.

Even those therapists who can’t (because they don’t have a doctorate in medicine) or don’t prescribe drugs, are generally only partially, or even marginally effective. Years ago, there was a research study that had two groups, a test group of people in therapy and a control group of people who didn’t go to therapy. They were studied over a period of time and it was discovered at the end of this period that of those who were in therapy about a third got better, a third got worse and a third stayed the same. Interestingly, in the control group of those who didn’t go to therapy, the results were exactly the same, a third got better, a third worse, and a third stayed the same. One might think that the researchers would conclude, as many people do in modern society, that psychology and therapy is essentially useless. But instead they concluded that therapy was only as good as the therapist. Which probably could also be said of auto-mechanics, doctors, dentists and even actors and directors.

The great minds of psychology and psychiatry, such as Freud, Jung, Maslow, Rogers, etc. were very effective as therapists, because they put their heart and their souls (as well as their minds) into their relationships with their patients. However, many therapists today are simply following a formula that they’ve been taught for every patient and this is barely effective. And the fact is (and these elves know it from personal interaction, for we know a number of psychologists), they can be just as screwed up in their personal life as those they seek to treat. But then, you don’t expect your dentist to do his own root canals, so that is not totally unreasonable, although there is some expectation that psychologists should be somewhat saner than most folks. So, while these elves respect modern psychology and psychologists, we don’t think that it is generally a very effective method at this point for helping people. But then, in its modern manifestation as a science, psychology is a very young discipline and needs time to evolve.

But the main thing that we question about many modern forms of therapy, is the hierarchical aspect of the therapist-patient relationship. In our experience, it is a personal and caring relationship that is most potent in enabling people to change. And most often, it is in our personal lives of love and romance that most encourages people to strive to really improve thems’elves. Carl Rogers, in the 1940s and 50s, was certainly on the right track with his Person-Centered Therapy that was an empathic and non-authoritative approach, empowering and motivating people in the therapeutic process. And of course we are not saying that all forms of modern psychological therapies are without this important aspect of the caring relationship, but those that mostly concentrate on dispensing pharmaceuticals and offer little else, certainly lack this important ingredient of care that is so necessary for any real change in the person’s condition.

Dr. Timothy Leary, a great modern psychologist, was of the opinion (shared by ancient shamans) that people were neurologically templated to believe and behave in certain ways and simply unable to make any real change unless the synaptic links in their brain were released and re-wired, so to speak, using a variety of shamanic techniques and technologies. This aligns itself with the same biochemical theories mentioned earlier, only the pharmaceutics prescribed would be different and there are other life changing and sometimes life-threatening events that can also produce the same effect. Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) is essentially a result of such rewiring of the brain.

But there are other techniques, such as one might use on a Vision Quest, like drumming, dancing, chanting and so forth that can also produce this effect of rewiring the brain in a more positive fashion. Often this is what is happening when one encounters a highly spiritual person and experiences an epiphany or revelation. Frequently, when one awakens to their elfin, faerie or otherkin s’elf, it is due to just such an experience. It is a profound spiritual revelation.

Thus, these elves don’t do traditional therapy with people, although Silver Flame has held a license to do so and Zardoa could practice as a psychologist in some states. What we do is relate to our kindred as best we are able and on occasion we offer the Somatic Reflection Process to help unite body and mind (see book What’s Behind Your Belly Button? by Love and Sterling).

We elves see the inner self as real and attempt to assist our kindred to nourish their own inner being and instinctive needs with both caring and acceptance balanced by freedom of expression. Oddly, the inner self is not generally viewed as real in this mundane world, similar to and perhaps even more profoundly than how the world of mankind has denied the existence of elves. The importance of developing the self and even its existence at all, is absent in most modern forms of psychological therapies. And it is certain that until mankind views their own inner Nature or self as real and important to nurture, they will not only feel disharmony and psychological discomforts but also will continue to deny the existence of elves who experience both inner s’elf and outer Nature as one.

We elves understand that people can be healed of psychological discomforts by viewing the inner self as real. And then once the self is fully nourished and developed, the person will feel balanced and instinctually make healthy decisions. Our hope is to help, guide and nurture our elfae kin as we best are able to do so, and to be with them as their loving and affectionate kindred in a world that often seems as though it was designed to drive us all crazy.

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  where you will find all our Silver Elves books on Magic and Enchantment and the Elven Way (now 45+).

 

Also, we invite you to check out our new release:

ELVEN PSYCHOLOGY: Understanding the Elfin Psyche and the Evolutionary and Esoteric Purpose of Mental Disorders! Come read all about it, the introduction, and table of contents on the link below ! Readers idea of normal will be forever changed! http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelvenpsychology.html

 

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

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


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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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“Elves don’t make a strong distinction between what is real and what is artificial, for everything is really something even if it is not really what it pretends to be. Rather, we look at the world and distinguish between those things are an organic whole and therefore vibrating life and those things that are composites of other energies. The first tends to radiate energy, the second is inclined to absorb it. The first, a star, the second, a black hole. And yet, when a black whole is full, it bursts again into stardom, and so the Universe goes ’round, like the dance of the fae around the fires of creation.”
—The Silver Elves

 

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Elven Life and Magic
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Elvish Magical Chat
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The Faerie Circle
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Devayana: Buddhism, Vedic, & Asian Spirituality for Elves and Fae https://www.facebook.com/groups/devayana

The Elven Way and Friends
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How Do Elves Form Families?

July 2, 2018
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“. . . .we have elven grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, cousins and every other variation of familial relationship. You could describe this as an extended family, and it truly is, but it would be more accurate really to call it our spiritual family, our family of spirit, our elven, elfae family of related kin and kindred. There is no need to be alone in this world, for our spiritual kin are all around us and our elven family may flower with just the opening of one’s heart.”

In a certain sense, we do it the usual way. However, we elves are generally more aware and more attuned with the fact that we are beings of spirit and energy than many other folks and thus we don’t raise our children to be elves but to be their own s’elves however they wish to interpret that for thems’elves in the best, most vibrant and successful fashion they can be. In other words, we don’t offer them dogma and doctrine, we simply love and nurture them, their aspirations and goals, and encourage them to be the best they can be.

Most children in the world embrace whatever their parents raise them to be. In some cases, as in the reality of genetic distinctive racial types, they don’t always have a good deal of choice in that. However, most of what people are, comes from being born in a particular country or area and thus are raised with a particular political view, the religion or lack thereof of the parents and so on.

So we have it that Jewish people tend to raise their children to be Jewish, culturally if not religiously. Moslems raise their children to be Moslem; Christians to be Christian and so forth and every country raises their children to be patriotic citizens and to think that their culture, nation and people are the best in the world. Thus, we take on the religions and politics of our parents, although, there are those, usually just a few, who stray into other realms, depending upon their own evolutionary development and how liberal or fanatical their parents actually were. And with these various inherited enculturations, the children also usually get their parent’s—thus their country’s or religion’s—prejudices, slights, schemes for revenge for wrongs done in the past by some competing group and everything else that has led over the ages to myriad sectarian, religious, political, racial and cultural hate and conflict.

But, as we say, we elves are different in that way. Our genetic children are raised to make decisions about politics and religion and other things according to their own insights about life. Of course, we always hope they will see things rather like we do, but we support them in whatever path they do choose, and we trust that whatever they choose is the best path for them. We will always love and nurture them, whichever way they go, and always encourage them to do what is right and fair for everyone. We are not so interested in them calling thems’elves elves as in being the Good Folk that we know them to be.

And as elves, we also adopt various kin who come to us. Actually, it is more like we adopt each other. Thus we have elven grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, cousins and every other variation of familial relationship. You could describe this as an extended family, and it truly is, but it would be more accurate really to call it our spiritual family, our family of spirit, our elven, elfae family of related kin and kindred. There is no need to be alone in this world, for our spiritual kin are all around us and our elven family may flower with just the opening of one’s heart.

We are aware that our genetic relationships, as much as we love and value our children are transitory. This is to say that they are our children now, but after we pass from this incarnation, they may very well become our parents or grandparents in another one. In fact, our daughter reminds us so much of one of our own grandmothers, is so much like her in so many ways, that we are fairly certain it is her reborn.

But the same is true of our elven kindred really. They may be coming to us for kinship and guidance in this life but in the next one we will probably be seeking them out to help remind us of the Way. This life is a spiral, after all, and we are rising together toward the light of Elfin, each of us helping our others who in time help us.

Ver nesidas mellun vari te (In shimmering starlight ever be),
The Silver Elves
http://silverelves.angelfire.com
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If you enjoyed this blog article about elven family and lifestyle, you will surely also enjoy reading our book 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 describing our lives, our magic, our philosophy, and our unique view of the world.

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

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What Kind of Elf or Otherkin Are You?
And What is Your Elfae or Otherkin Tribe?
For years various kindred have asked us, the Silver Elves, to help them figure this out. You probably know if you are an elf, faerie, or otherkin but now we’ve created a questionnaire in order to help us and you create a narrative 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:
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We invite you to view the Table of Contents and an excerpt from one of our newest book, click below to go to The Silver Elves website page for this book:
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!

Also you are welcome to our other blog site with articles on Elven Lifestyle and the Elven Way. http://thesilverelves.blogspot.com

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