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What’s the Difference Between Elves and Pagans? Do the Silver Elves Follow an Elven Faith?

October 7, 2017

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“We elves get along quite well with Pagans for the most part….But these elves are not inclined to worship any gods and while religion is a personal choice of every elf, we expect that most elves, while having a fondness for this or that god or goddess, don’t tend to involve thems’elves in worship….”

Some dictionaries will tell you that pagans are simply hedonistic folks. Others may tell you that pagan is a term for anyone who doesn’t follow one of the main religions, while will describe paganism as polytheism. And this is the reality really that pagans merely follow a multiplicity of gods or goddess or in choosing a particular one to relate to acknowledge that there are others that one can worship as well. Although, our ancestors while being tolerant of other gods on their own pantheon were not always so open minded about those of other pantheons. And these elves have found that many of the pagans we’ve encountered are quite a bit on the hedonistic side of things.

Hinduism is one of the main forms of paganism in the world, tolerating a variety of godheads and beings. It should be noted that early Judaism was also a polytheistic religion but moved toward monotheism, the realm of the exclusive and jealous one god, as did the Egyptians. And it is quite possible that it was because of their sojourn in Egypt that the Hebrews gave up their many gods. Elohim being a plural noun.

Of course, when most of us in the Western world talk about Paganism we are referring to a paganism that has taken up the abandoned and often destroyed religions and gods and goddesses of our own pagan ancestors before Christianity came and both persuaded and forced itself upon them, like a suitor who when charm doesn’t work resorts to rape. The Paganism that most folks in the Western world practice has a lot of magic in it usually and is often akin, although different from, Witchcraft. Wicca is often seen as a combination of these two, which is to say it is sometimes used to indicate pagans who practice witchcraft or magic. Although you will surely find some who would argue with those definitions, but then you will find people who will argue with about anything. Still, for the purposes of this particular blog, these are the definitions we will go by.

We have attended a number of pagan gatherings in our time, although according to the above definitions they were really primarily Wicca gatherings for there was always a bit of magic and witchcraft going on at them. We elves get along quite well with pagans for the most part, both Western pagans and the Hindu one’s we’ve known (we’ve been to some of their gatherings as well). But these elves are not inclined to worship any gods and while religion is a personal choice of every elf, we expect that most elves, while having a fondness for this or that god or goddess, don’t tend to involve thems’elves in worship, although we will attend their services if there’s free food involved at some point, and we certainly always enjoy dancing with them in communication with the beauty of nature.

While the Elven Way is the spiritual Path of the Elves and one we have been following for over 40 years, it is not a religion and all elves are free to pursue whatever spiritual path they desire, or not as the case may be. We Silver Elves are magicians and follow no particular religious dogma and understand the world as a magical or miraculous phenomena, and that all beings, by pursuing their own true path, will become whomever they truly desire to be. The path of the Silver Elves is that of Love and Magic.

And though the Elven Way is not a religion, one could say that we follow an “Elven Faith” that is similar to the original “Faerie Faith” before it became more like a Pagan tradition, but with our own beliefs and nature spirits and impromptu rituals. We do not worship any gods or goddesses, but we do believe in them as real energies and we have respect for all Higher Beings. Although we Silver Elves do not follow Pagan traditions and ceremonies, we instead (and we do not speak for all elves as we are a varied magical people) tend to evoke Elven spirits of nature (see our An Elfin Book of Spirits: Evoking the Beneficent Powers of Faerie) and the Elven elementals (see our book The Elements of Elven Magic: A New View of Calling the Elementals Based Upon the Periodic Table of Elements) as helpers/partners in our magic for healing and enchantment, rather than worshiping elven gods/goddesses, even those gods and goddesses who some attest to have been part of our elven heritage from ancient days. It seems to us that any elf awakened to being an elf would have no reason to worship another elf (although elves are free to do so if they wish), for an awakened elf understands that all elves are part of the Divine Magic. From our elven point of view, if in history elves where worshiped (for instance by the ancient Celts who were said to be weary of the supernatural power of the Tuatha Dé Danann, the people of the goddess Danu and some say the god Anu), it was not by elves but by those who had an association with elves and respected and feared them.

Elves and magic are like bread and butter, we just naturally go together. Actually, we’re even closer than that, for magic is to elves as close to us as our pointed ears, and perhaps to many even more so. While we don’t always have pointed ears we do always have magic! Thus we have a natural association with witches, witchcraft and magic in all its forms. And while we don’t involve ours’elves in wicked magics, we do know of them, have studied them and understand that we have a natural kinship with the Unseelie Fae even if we don’t, or hardly ever, agree or pursue the same paths. They are our kin, even if they are like the type of kin who come to the family dinner and spout racism and prejudice and whom you tolerate because, well, like or not, you’re related. Just in the same sense that Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader are related but use the Force in different ways. There is ever a hope in our hearts that we might redeem them and ever a hunger in theirs to seduce and corrupt us to the dark side. After all, what are relatives for but to work to give us a balance in our lives?

Our next blog will explore another question we are often asked, “What’s the difference between elves and witches?”

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

If you enjoyed this article, you might enjoy finding out more about Elven Magic of the Silver Elves. Our magic practice is unique, as you will see in our book below on using the periodic table of elements to evoke spirits to assist you in life. You may read a sample chapter of this book on our website here:

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The Elements of Elven Magic: A New View of Calling the Elementals
Based Upon the Periodic Table of Elements

THE ELEMENTS OF ELVEN MAGIC: A New View of Calling the Elementals Based Upon the Periodic Table of Elements is a book to use for summoning and evoking elements to help you in your life and magic. Taking a new look at the idea of the elements and the elementals, the Silver Elves have once again merged the reality of Science, which is Nature, and Occult tradition and have introduced the elements of Earth, Fire, Air and Water into the modern age of the Periodic Table of Elements. It is a new and original view of the Ways of the Ancients as expected of the Elves. The Silver Elves present for your consideration a new and elven way at pursuing the magical art of evocation of the Elements and the Elementals. Their wish is that it serves you well and hopefully evokes your own imagination and stirs your particular and individual style of magic.

 

THE CIRCLE OF MAGIC . . . .

The circle of magic
Goes ever round
What we did in the past
In the present is found.

And spells we do now
In the future unfold
In the time and the place
That our actions foretold.

So choose with great care
The choices you make
For all you will give
Is all you did take.

And all that you gift
Will be your return
To Elfin most fair
With the lessons you learn.
—From The Elven Book of Rhymes: Book Two of the Magical Poems of Zardoa Silverstar by The Silver Elves

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The Book of Elven Magic: The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves

July 25, 2014

We wanted to share with you…
Dear Kin
…a little from our Book of Elven Magic, Volume 1, and hope you enjoy reading it and exploring the Elven viewpoint concerning the world of Faerie, Magick and the all that is around us, as well as traditional spiritual and religious myths. This book also covers the tools of Magick and gives magical ceremonies that you may use as a modern elf, magician, and faerie folk.

Fost Tae Lodver (Touch the truth),
The Silver Elves

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Exerpt from pages 63-65 of The Book of Elven Magic, Volume 1:

Myths about Elfin Magic:

Myth 1: Magic Requires Belief

Many people think that magic requires belief in order to work. This is not accurate however; magic does not require belief, it only requires action, which is not to underestimate the power of belief, for belief can be quite powerful. However, magic does not depend upon it for its success.

Belief is only important to magic in so far as it convinces the individual that it will indeed work. If, for instance, we tell a primitive person that if they flip the switch on the wall the light will come on, it doesn’t matter if they believe us or not. If they flip the switch, it will come on. However, if they don’t believe that it will come on, they may not bother to flip the switch, thinking instead that we are merely joking or tricking them. So, too, magic only requires action. You need only do the magic and it will work. You do not need to believe, you need only be scientifically minded enough to test this theory and see if indeed, it is accurate in reality.

Myth 2: Technical Exactness is Necessary

Magic doesn’t function exactly like switching on a light, as some people think. While magic does require action and not belief, magic is not, as some suppose, an exact science.

Some people think that in order to do magic you must follow a formula exactly, just as you must be exact when creating a chemical composition. But magic is not so exacting. While it has its scientific aspects, it is also an art and the heart of magic requires intention, will, motivation, and spirit. Magic, like a painting, like a musical composition, depends more on individual style than technical perfection. It is more important that you put your whole heart and soul into your magic, than that you do everything exactly this or that way. Like making love, there is no perfect formula or technique that can replace sensitive and loving interaction. And believe us when we tell you, Elfin Magic is making love.

In magic … spirit, emotional power, and sincerity out weigh technical exactness every time/spell. Originality and creativity in magic, like in movies or music, is more desirable than a slick but lifeless production. On the other hand, if you can combine all these elements, enthusiasm and spirit, originality and creativity, with technical proficiency and smooth performance, you have the best of all possible combinations and the most effective of magics.

Myth 3: Magic Drains Your Life Force?

This particular misconception is especially prevalent in fantasy stories. The magician must always pay the price for having worked his magic both in the short and long run by the sapping and draining of his life energy. This is a wonderfully Christian (and we’ve heard Moslem) conception but has no real validity in elfin magic.

Magic revitalizes. It renews and energizes. If your magic is draining you, if you are sapped of your strength after your ceremonies, then you are going about it incorrectly. It is true that magic is in some ways like working out; one may feel exhausted at first, but soon their energy is replenished and they have grown stronger. But most of all, magic is like making love. One should feel exhilarated by one’s magic.

Magic is another aspect of sexual interaction. Doing your magic should be like flirting with a person you are deeply attracted to; it should turn you on, get you excited, filling you with creative juice and potency.

If you are tired at all after your magic, it should be with the fulfilled and relaxed feeling that comes after a tremendous orgasm: a healing, cleansing feeling that renews you to your very soul.

Table of Contents:

This book is dedicatd to Rialian Ashtae, Elf Lord and friend, who has and continues to do so much to further our Elven Faerie People.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1:
PHILOSOPHY OF THE SEELIE ELVES 15
The Inner Secrets 15
The Seelie and the Unseelie 15
Luncurafa 17
Lightbringer 17
Zardoa’s Father the Pixie 18
Morals 19
The Law of Karma 20
Elven Mythos, part 1 21
Elven Mythos Part 2: Earth Realm 23
Elven Mythos Part 3 25
Elven Mythos Part 4 26
Reflections Upon Mythos 27
Reflections on Mythos 3 and 4 28
The Satanic Principle 28
Satan 29
Elven Mythos Part 5 30
The Powers of Creation 31
The Four Elements 33
Jesus and the Elves 33
Jesus and Satan 35
Blood Sacrifice 36
Buddha and the Bodhisattvas 39
The Decision We Face 40
The Four Noble Truths 41
Ten Joyous Precepts of the Illuminated, Elven Magician 42
The Ten Suggestions 43
An Elfin Magician’s Vision 46
Hate 48
Love 49
Anger 51
Sex 52
Drugs 52
And Rock and Roll 53
Guilt 54
Seelie Elf views on Racism, Sexism, etc. 55
Child Molestation and Abuse 56
Seelie Elf Statements 57
Some Identifying Characteristics of a Seelie Elf 61
You Are Your Own Nation 63
Myths about Elfin Magic: 63
Myth 1: Magic Requires Belief 63
Myth 2: Technical Exactness is Necessary 64
Myth 3: Magic Drains Your Life Force? 65
Making a Deal with the Devil 65
Lucifer and his accomplices 66
Lucifer/Enki 67
Avalae 67
Farynder: The Lord Who Flies. 68
Tatatyn: Dark Moon 69
Nordador: Pixie Wild 70
Welolynver: Sweet Love, the Scarlet Woman 70
Alavarfyn: Songs from the Wood 71
Vahs 72
Lakynvar: the Dragon of the Deep 72
Zarvan: Brother Mine 73
Enanadre – Astaroth – Ishtar: 73
The Whore of Babylon 73
Enki the Un-God 74
The Anti-Christ 74
The Devil or One of His Close Associates 75
Cursing and Cussing 76
Ritual and Ceremony 77
Commanding Spirits 77
My Mother the Night 78
Draco 79
Silver Flame 81
Zardoa Silverstar 81
Elantari 82

CHAPTER 2:
WHITE MAGIC 83
White Magic 83
The Broom 83
The Smudge Stick and Feather 84
The Holy Water and Aspergillum 85
The Magical Consciousness 86
Obtaining Magical Tools 87
Making the Broom 88
Making a Smudge Stick 89
Making Holy Water or Making Water Holy 90
Salt 91
Purification Ceremony 93
Purification Ceremony 94
The Bath of Purification 100

CHAPTER 3:
BLACK MAGIC 103
Black Magic 103
Police: 103
Jails: 103
Armies: 104
The Sword, Knife, or Athame 104
The Whip or Scourge 106
The Cord or Rope 107
The Image, Wax figure, “Voodoo” doll 109
Gathering Your Magical Weapons 110
The Sword, Knife, Athame 110
The Whip 111
The Cord or Rope 112
The Effigy, Doll, etc. 114
The Proper Use of Black Magic 115
A Ceremony of Binding 118
Never Talk About the Magic 122
Regalia, Mask, Face Paint 123
A Black Magic: A Cautionary Tale 125
True Tale of Binding 126

CHAPTER 4:
GREEN MAGIC 131
Green Magic 131
Amulet 133
Potion 134
The Orb of Healing 135
The Rod of Power 137
The Elfin Healer 140
Contagious Healing 142
The Best Way to Health 143
A Ceremony for Healing 145

CHAPTER 5:
ORANGE MAGIC 151
Orange Magic 151
Prosperity Powder 153
The Fan 155
Elixir 156
Pantacle 157
Spirit does Matter Or 158
Wealth is Divine 158
Ceremony of Orange Magic 160
Prosperity Powder in Action 164

CHAPTER 6:
PURPLE MAGIC 167
Purple Magic 167
The Spear 170
Mirror 171
Glitter 172
Spirit Paper 174
How To Find A Spirit 175
The Creative Struggle 176
Ceremony of Purple Magic 179
Summoning Artists 181


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