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How Do Elves Effectively Interact with the Shining Ones?

July 6, 2020

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“. . . .the Shining Ones are conceived of by we Silver Elves as spirits who have progressed through the process of evolution. And in doing so and through great effort and devotion to development of their being and quite often personal sacrifice on the behalf of others, the Shining Ones have ascended into the subtler yet more expansive dimensions of spiritual being.”

     The Shining Ones for the elves and elfae folk are the equivalent of what most people think of as angels, or what Tolkien would have called the Ainur, which consisted of the Valar and the Maiar. Tolkien’s is a somewhat simpler derivation of the Angelic Hierarchy in traditional Christian angelology, consisting of Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions or Lordships, Virtues or Strongholds or Authorities, Principalities or Rulers, Archangels and Angels. Note, angels are the lowest of the hierarchy with Seraphim being the highest.

     We say the Shining Ones are similar to angels . . . except, instead of the Shining Ones being individuals who were created by some god as is (like in both Tolkien’s and the traditional Christian view) and are thus never changing and are merely representing powers that are obedient (for the most part) to their god’s will, the Shining Ones are conceived of by we Silver Elves as spirits who have progressed through the process of evolution. And in doing so and through great effort and devotion to development of their being and quite often personal sacrifice on the behalf of others, the Shining Ones have ascended into the subtler yet more expansive dimensions of spiritual being.

     So it is that we could interact with the Shining Ones in the way many religious folk communicate with their chosen or inherited deity, saint or angel through the use of prayer, burning candles, creating a magic table (what most folks would call an altar) and so forth, pleading for their intercession into some aspect of our lives. And waiting and trusting an having faith that they will help us.

     From an elven point of view, praying is merely a form of spell casting, although generally with a more whiny and subservient attitude rather than the more confident and will-backed power that is generally used in conjuration. The religious use of magic is along the lines of oh please won’t you do this and the magical view is more we have confidence that this will be done and in your ability to do it. At the same time, we Silver Elves are rather fond of candle burning, magic tables set for various purposes and gifts to the spirits that we seek a relationship with. This is rather like the fact that if we are invited to someone’s house to dinner we might bring a dessert or a bottle of wine, or if we invite them, as we invite the Shining Ones into our lives, we provide the meal for them as our honored guests. We wish to reciprocate for their positive influence in our lives and let them know that we appreciate them and seek closer union and friendship.

     Of course, one could use our book An Elfin Book of Spirits and evoke or invoke the Shining Ones who are listed in that tome in an informal fashion or use ceremonial magick (see our Book of Elven Magick, volume 1 & and also volume 2) in order to draw their attention to one’s life, one’s struggles and one’s aspirations. And we Silver Elves have certainly done this in our lives and continue to do so from time to time when need, vision or purpose arises. We are essentially elven hedgewitches (see our book Elven Hedgewitchery And Found Magic) and our magic is very eclectic, impromptu and ad hoc most of the time.

     Ultimately, however, the Shining Ones are not interested in our prayers nor are they all that interested in our devotion to them. They are not interested in having their egos fanned. Rather, they seek to encourage us to develop the powers and skills that they have obtained, or one’s similar that are suited to our individual natures. We do this by following their example, devoting our own energy to making our own lives better and the lives of those around us and most importantly attempting to develop our own s’elves in every conceivable way.

     It is this concerted attention to improvement, combined with regular and consistent practice and action, that best connects us to the Shining Ones and truly draws their attention toward us and their blessings upon us and our lives. Prayers and incantations, evocations and invocations are not ineffectual entirely, they simply tend to be less effective than direct action. In some ways, for the Shining Ones, they are like commercials one might see on television or even a billboard or even that one gets in one’s snail mail or email that most of which gets immediately consigned to the trash.

     Real action, on the other hand, makes the Shining Ones stand up and pay attention. Just as we tend to pay attention to those we see who are actually doing something. Even if they are not doing it entirely well, we are inclined to watch and perhaps moved to offer suggestions as to how to do things better if, indeed, we have any or know what we are talking about. For there are those in the world who are ever eager to give advice about things of which they have little or no knowledge at all. The Shining Ones, however, have been through it all thems’elves and they know what they are talking about and have the power to back up their advice with energy.

   Make progress in your own spiritual life, dear Kindred, which is to say the life of your spirit, empowering yours’elf in every positive way and the Shining Ones will surely pay heed, nod their approval and do what they can to assist you. And then signs, blessings and magic will just seem to come your way, seemingly by accident, although this will be no accident at all. Synchronicities will occur as they do when one is on their true path and following what we elves call The Elven Way.

‘Te ata arae eli,’
(Arvyndase for ‘Be one among us’),

The Silver Elves

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If you enjoyed the article above on the Shining Ones, then you may also enjoy reading:
Who Are the Shining Ones That the Elves Speak Of?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2018/08/who-are-shining-ones-that-elves-speak-of.html

“Elfin can be found on a high hill, a low valley, a wild wood, a dusty lane, a flowered meadow, a secret niche, a quiet beach, here, there and everywhere we are, for we are elven true.”
—The Silver Elves

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And if you enjoyed this article above, then you may surely enjoy our book THE SHINING ONES!

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THE SHINING ONES:
The Elfin Spirits That Guide You According to
 Your Birth Date and the Evolutionary Lessons They Offer 

The Shining Ones don’t really guide our lives individually but rather offer us lessons in magic and evolution as individuals, which is to say they have many students but tailor their teaching to the needs, aspirations and visions of each one. They are teachers who offer instruction and the courses you are offered are based in part on the day you were born, the period of the month and the month you were born in. Or really, you were born on a certain day because you are assigned to a certain required course. If you wish to further you relationship with those High Elven spirits who have gone before us, this book will help show you the way.

In reading this book, you will find that there is both a Shining One for each month, as well as a Shining One for each ten degrees of the zodiac, as well as a Shining One for each degree. Be sure and read all three of these that are associated with your or your loved ones particular birth date. For some excerpts and more about this book, please go to: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAshiningones.html

“To traditional magicians, spirits are either demons to be compelled or powers to be implored; but to we elven the spirits are our friends, colleagues and kin, who are not only inclined to help us, but also easily persuaded to do so.”
—Ancient Elfin Knowledge

And for your Magic evoking or invoking the Shining Ones . . . . An Elfin Book of Spirits: Evoking the beneficent powers of Faerie by The Silver Elves

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An Elfin Book of Spirits:
Evoking the beneficent powers of Faerie

An Elven Book of Spirits contains 360 spirits with their sigils (sigil drawings are included) and descriptions that help one understand their powers and how they can best be magically evoked for one’s positive use and benefit. We Silver Elves find that this book is one of, if not the most, valuable magical references of Elven Shining Ones for our magic.

Excerpt below from page 11 of An Elfin Book of Spirits:

How This Book [An Elfin Book of Spirits] Came to Be

“Back in 1981 we were thinking about moving to California from Florida where we were living at the time. We wanted a spirit to help us do this but didn’t find one that seemed appropriate to our needs among those in the grimoires and books we had at the time. Zardoa went searching for the right spirit in the Elfin realms of the astral and imaginal planes of being and encountered Migrashea, who was the first spirit from this book that we called and who, within six months, had us successfully relocated in California.”

“Migrashea introduced us to Zorafina whose expertise is bringing the right people together and she guided us to other spirits as we needed them. But it wasn’t until 1985 that we decided to create a grimoire of spirits for our use. Again, Zardoa went exploring on the subtle planes looking for spirits with Zorafina as a guide. However, as before, he didn’t merely look for every spirit he encountered to put in the book but had a list of talents, abilities, powers and needs and looked for the spirits who could best fulfill them. In most cases, as in life in consensual reality, one spirit led to another and most of the spirits were found by reference and introduction from other spirits.”

“We cannot say that we have called and utilized the services of every spirit in this book, however, in the past thirty plus years we have called well over a hundred of them (there are 360 in the book in all) for various purposes and have found them to be in every case both reliable, absolutely trustworthy and effective in their efforts on our behalf.”

You may read more about An Elfin Book of Spirits here on our website (table of contents and an excerpt included) and find it for sale on Amazon USA here and on Amazon UK here.

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

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

“The Elves say: There is only one path that one has come, but many ways that one might go.”
—Elfin Knowledge of the Eldars

We Silver Elves invite you to join us on Facebook on our “Elf Sayings from the Silver Elves” page where we post a new inspirational elf saying each day!

“Light shines in the hearts of the elfae and pours through their eyes into the world, leaving stardust everywhere.”
—The Silver Elves

electrostar2green2@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 in which to read them (you may view all 50+ of these on our author Amazon page here for the USA and here for UK)! But if you would like a suggestion, you may wish to begin with one or more of these books listed below:
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, volume 1, explores the Elven viewpoint concerning magick and the world, and traditional spiritual and religious myths. It covers all the color magicks, the tools of magic, and gives magical ceremonies that may be adapted for use by modern elves, magicians, and faerie folk. The Book of Elven Magick, The Philosophy and Enchantments ofthe Seelie Elves, Volume 2, continues the progression of the color magicks and proceeds on into the nature and establishment of the Elven Vortex/Coven, using mudras and tattoos in magic, using mantras in magic, our theories on calling the directions/dimensions, magical words of power, and much more. It is the completion of and companion to volume 1.

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“We elves see ours’elves as actors in a play conceived by the Divine Magic in which extemporaneous improvisation is greatly encouraged.”
—The Silver Elves

We also suggest that 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.

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“May star shine light your path even in the midst of day.”
Olde Elven Saying wishing that one will be guided by the Shining Ones even when one is emmeshed in the hustle and bustle of the world.”

And now for a bit of Elven fun!

We invite you to come to our website and enter our elven forest and go through the Elven Tree of Life Eternal to explore your magical nature (it’s free and completely private). It is set up somewhat like a choose your own adventure book and a fun way to explore your specific magic while all roads lead to Elfin. Then return to “the Eald of the Silver Elves home page” at any time you wish by clicking the “home page” link at the top of any page you happen to be on. You may enjoy other pages on our website including reading some of our Magical Elven Love Letters or taking our Elf, Fae or Otherkin Survey and we will happily gift you a beautiful narrative about your magical tribe (this is not an automatic response but instead is especially written for you based on your responses and our own elven intuition).

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We also offer this same experience in book form: The Elven Tree of Life Eternal: A Magical Quest for Our True S’Elf.

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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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Attention Dear Kindred! 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 as Zardoa speaks Arvyndase (SilverSpeech) and Silver Flame translates! Just published our first 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

“The Elves say: The mind is a prism, the spirit pure light, when the spirit shines through the mind it creates a rainbow.”
— The Silver Elves

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And don’t miss reading more about our newest book published May 31st, 2020:
BEYOND DEATH: The Elfin Book of the Dead, Ascending towards the Faerie Realms through
Progressive Incarnations
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2020/06/05/beyond-death-the-elfin-book-of-the-dead-ascending-towards-the-faerie-realms-through-progressive-incarnations

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And you can find all 50+ of  The Silver Elves books on The Elven Way on Amazon here:
US Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2

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

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Beyond Death: The Elfin Book of the Dead, Ascending towards the Faerie Realms through Progressive Incarnations

June 5, 2020

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“WHEN SOMEONE PASSES FROM THEIR BODY, THE ELVES GUIDE THEM THROUGH THE GREAT FOREST TO ANEW LIFE IN FAERIE.”. . . . . . .

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

          BEYOND DEATH: The Elfin Book of the Dead by The Silver Elves is a guide for those who are dealing with the recently deceased or dying, as well as for anyone who would like to begin consciously preparing for their own demise. There are two parts to Beyond Death — the first part explores the theoretical aspects concerning death and the Between worlds from an elven perspective, and the second part of this book has practical admonitions and spells based on the Elven Star (7 pointed acute hexagram) that can help a person who is in the process of transitioning from one incarnation to another.

     Part One of Beyond Death explores death and the Between states as it relates to a variety of topics including: elven magic, immortality of elves, raising the dead, lucid dreaming, the experience of the between state, the Death card in the Tarot, the stages of grief and dealing with death, death and amnesia, the fae descent into matter, Faerie and the Nether-realms, elven perspectives on how various myths and religions view death, the wild hunt, banshees and black dogs, Day of the Dead, Sitting Shiva and Shiva, astral travel and the relationship of death to teraphim, nature spirits and animism.

     It is nearly impossible to know exactly what you will encounter in the Between since our experience there depends greatly upon our own inner being and consciousness, especially our subconscious being, our right brained symbolic consciousness that manifests in dream states and during the Between. However, the general principles and developmental stages are rather universal so we have fashioned from an elven perspective spells and admonitions of guidance so that we might aid anyone who is transiting the realms of manifestation. These spells (see Part Two of the book) are linked to the Elven Star and its seven points and seven intersections or interstices (so 14 in all) and the energies they represent. They are designed to be spoken over 14 days (one spell each day) as you contemplate or more importantly feel (if you knew and have feelings for the individual you wish to guide) the person on whose behalf you are casting the spell. You might wish to set up a temporary magic table, what most people call an altar, with photos or items reminiscent of the individual(s) for this purpose. These spells and admonitions relate to energies of the 14 realms of manifestation: The Red Diamond World, Blue Wave World, Realm of the Wondrous Yellow Orb, Realm of the Rainbow Bridge, Emerald Green World, Orange Glowing World, Royal Purple Mist Realm, Lavender Lotus World, Deep Green Forest World, Golden Light of the Shining Realms, Silver Realms of Moonlight Being, Realm of the Amber Orbs of Translucent Wonder, Opalescent Realm of Radiant Being, and Pure Clear Realm of Radiant Light. We purposely put the 14 day spells and admonitions (ritual) for the recently deceased loved one as the Part Two in this book so it may be easy to find when you need it for guiding your loved one through the Between.

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We would like to dedicate BEYOND DEATH to all the soulful spirits who have passed on to the Between due to the Coronvirus Pandemic 2020 and we hope you awaken onto the realization of the life eternal.

“It should be clear to nearly everyone that life in the world will eventually kill your body, but life in Elfin will ultimately awaken you to the immortality of you spirit.”
— The Silver Elves

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Table of Contents for  BEYOND DEATH: The Elfin Book of the Dead:

Introduction

Part One . . . . Musings on Life, which is to say Death,
which is to say Life

Chapter 1: Magic

Chapter 2: Are Elves Immortal?

Chapter 3: Raising the Dead, the Balance of Life

Chapter 4: Lucid Dreaming, Astral Travel,
the Body of Light

Chapter 5: Necromancy and Necromagery

Chapter 6: As Above, So Below (or “As Within,
So Beyond”) and Vice Versa

Chapter 7: Hebrews, Christians and Muslims,
Celts and Vikings

Chapter 8: Ghosts and Shards

Chapter 9: How Long is the Between Experience?

Chapter 10: As We Think

Chapter 11: Magical Perspectives on The Five Stages
of Grief and Dealing with Death

Chapter 12: Genetics or the Land?

Chapter 13: Death in the Tarot

Chapter 14: The Last Judgment in Tarot, Zombies, Revenants and Ghouls

Chapter 15: Killing to Live, Vegetarianism

Chapter 16: Amnesia, a New Beginning

Chapter 17: Faerie and the Nether-realms

Chapter 18: Fae Descent into Matter

Chapter 19: La Petit Mort

Chapter 20: The Crown of Creation

Chapter 21: Wild Hunt

Chapter 22: Banshees and Black Dogs

Chapter 23: Passing On, Passing Over, Beyond the Veil,
Kicking the Bucket and Giving up the Ghost

Chapter 24: Teraphim, Nature Spirits and Animism

Chapter 25: Fallen

Chapter 26: Forgiveness and Sin Eaters

Chapter 27: Day of the Dead and Santa Muerte

Chapter 28: Sitting Shiva with Shiva

 

Part Two . . . . . Dealing with Reality and the Practical Application of Spells for Aiding in the Transition through the Between

Introduction two/too and possibly to . . . Elfin

Chapter 29: Enchantment for the First Day, Point One on the Elven Star (Red Diamond World)

Chapter 30: Enchantment for the Second Day, Point Two on the Elven Star (Blue Wave World)

Chapter 31: Enchantment for the Third Day, Point Three on the Elven Star (Realm of the Wondrous Yellow Orb)

Chapter 32: Enchantment for the Fourth Day, Point Four on the Elven Star (Realm of the Rainbow Bridge)

Chapter 33: Enchantment for the Fifth Day, Point Five on the Elven Star (Emerald Green World)

Chapter 34: Enchantment for the Sixth Day, Point Six on the Elven Star (Orange Glowing World)

Chapter 35: Enchantment for the Seventh Day, Point Seven on the Elven Star (Royal Purple Mist Realm)

Chapter 36: Enchantment for the Eighth Day, Between points One and Two on the Elven Star (Lavender Lotus World)

Chapter 37: Enchantment for the Ninth Day, Between points Two and Three on the Elven Star (Deep Green Forest World)

Chapter 38: Enchantment for the Tenth Day, Between points Three and Four on the Elven Star (Golden Light of the Shining Realms)

Chapter 39: Enchantment for the Eleventh Day, Between points Four and Five on the Elven Star (Silver Realms of Moonlight Being)

Chapter 40: Enchantment for the Twelfth Day, Between points Five and Six on the Elven Star (Realm of the Amber Orbs of Translucent Wonder)

Chapter 41: Enchantment for the Thirteenth Day, Between points Six and Seven on the Elven Star (Opalescent Realm of Radiant Being)

Chapter 42: Enchantment for the Fourteenth Day, Between points Seven and One on the Elven Star (Pure Clear Realm of Radiant Light)

Beyond Death by The Silver Elves is found here for purchase on Amazon USA
and here on Amazon UK.

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And please, when you come to our website do 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. 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.

“Mayhaps the essence of the difference between the philosophies of the elves and that of men is this: Men think there is nothing more permanent than Death. While we elves think there is nothing more transitory.”
—The Silver Elves

 

Excerpts from: Beyond Death

PART ONE:
Musing on Life, which is to say Death, which is to say Life

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Chapter 2: Are Elves Immortal?

     “Most stories about the fae folk say that we are immortal or very long lived. Of course, that’s also what is said about vampires (what we Silver Elves think of as dark elves, sometimes but not always of an unseelie variety) until someone plunges a stake through their heart or binds them into the sunlight and the light turns them to ashes and dust that blows away with the wind. This destroys their body, surely, but where does their spirit go?”

     “Elves, too, as we say, are sometimes seen as being immortal up until the point when we, like vampires, get killed, although the methods for killing us are often less idiosyncratic than it is for vampires. Still, if your body can be killed, it’s not exactly immortal as a cohesive unit, just potentially long lived and we each strive for immortality not only of the spirit but of the body as well.”

     “There is a reason that, while we know ours’elves to be spirits, we think of our bodies as our own and a part of us. It is true that we have, in a sense, commandeered energy from the Universe and formed it into our body and that body changes, shedding skin, hair and other things, all its cells being replaced periodically throughout our lives, and yet it still remains one unit while we are in it. Our body may change utterly through the course of a life and yet still we remain ours’elves. We are learning through the vehicles of incarnation how to construct bodies that will last and endure and become a part of us in a more permanent fashion. In a certain sense, the union of our spirit and our body is a marriage of sorts. The fact that for most of us, as yet, that marriage ends in divorce/death is only to say that we have much to learn about magic and need a good deal more time and effort in order to increase our own powers of endurance, healing and manifestation.”

     “As it is, most of us elves currently incarnated into human bodies do not have immortal material bodies. We die, like everyone else, but often, but not always, we do have a basic tendency to live a bit longer than normal human beings and to appear younger than our age as compared to most of the normal folk around us. But that may have less to do with us being elven than the fact that we also are inclined to have better diets, to exercise more and in general take better care of ours’elves and our bodies than Men often do theirs. But those things, in themselves, are surely elven traits, and it wouldn’t hurt Men at all to follow our example in this regard and in that way potentially live longer while becoming just a bit more elven. Of course, toning down their aggressive tendencies and their inclination to go to war with nearly everyone about nearly anything, would probably serve to extend their lives as well.”

     “Although, it is rather paradoxical that Men, who frequently think that they have only one life to live, so often treat their bodies with such rough disregard, while we elves, who know ours’elves to be essentially spirit, nurture, value and do our best to preserve our bodies in each incarnation even knowing that we will get another fresh one when our current one is done. Men often take better care of their cars than they do their own bodies. We elves see our bodies as a part of our spirit family, you might say, and we take care of our family, for all our kindred are beloved to us.”

     “And yet, though we do incarnate into fragile human bodies, there is an immortality to the elven, but that is really the case for all beings and is not something that is exclusive to we who are elven as some seem to suppose. It is just that some folks, like Men, have not realized the essential nature of their own immortal being. All of life is eternal. Our bodies are immortal, actually, or really the energy that we have used to formulate these bodies is, although the forms themselves are temporary and changing even as we inhabit them. But once the form dissolves the energy that composed it simply goes elsewhere. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it merely transforms. The key is in learning and achieving the ability to guide that transformation as best we may. Life after life, we develop our abilities, including our ability to successfully inhabit a material body and do so in a way that it will endure, heal and revitalize itself for as long as possible. Trees can live for thousands of years, why can’t we? And the answer is, of course, that we can, but we are still learning how to do so.”

     “Our spirits are immortal, even though they are not exactly the same thing as the transitory personalities that we use to express ours’elves any more than we are actually our thoughts, emotions or opinions. Our ideas, feelings and points of view may change, hopefully will, as we grow more experienced and potentially wise, but our essential nature, the core of our inner being, remains forever the same, although hopefully deepening, in a sense, as our experience, power and potential wisdom increase. We are always ours’elves even when we are not aware of who precisely that may happen to be.”

     “We may go through a period of finding ours’elves, as the expression goes, when we are very young, but finding ones’elf really is a quest for lifetimes and what most people mean by finding oneself is finding one’s place in the world, finding where one fits in or how one wishes to fit into society as it already exists. We may settle on some rather simple notions of our being as we develop into maturity, often falling back into the example that our parents set for us but we are always more than we may seem to be in any particular lifetime and continually evolving toward the greater realization of our beings, whether it seems that way or not. We may go down a lot of dead-ends in our search for enlightenment but those are an education, too. We may wander and meander but when we finally arrive in Elfin we will see that we got there just when we were meant to do so, and the journey, however inconsistent it may have seemed at times, was our path and no other’s.”

     “And certainly, the higher spirits, the Shining Ones who live upon higher dimensions, or more expansive dimensions, you might say, so that they are able to live in our world and yet beyond it, are immortal as compared to our limited incarnations, but even they are in the process of change and transformation, ever in the process of becoming. And while death may be different for them, chosen perhaps, rather than thrust upon them, they still are subject to change. Only it is something they embrace and use, like driving a car we might say, rather than to experience fearfully as most of us tend to fear death as though we are sitting in the backseat as our drunk and half blind grandfather races down the highway. We are, after all, energy formulated by a deep magical consciousness and attaining that consciousness in a more persistent and constant fashion is to obtain immortality. Continuity of consciousness from life to life or body to body or incarnation to incarnation, however you may wish to express it, is immortality in the sense that most of us deem it to be and strive toward achieving. . . . .”

The Spell:
“Death’s icy grip brings me no fear
For Elfin’s love does hold me dear”

Arvyndase:
“Fanth’na lasath fit curalu el kon mak
Fro Êldat’na feln ba gosp el fysa”

Pronunciation:
Fane-th’nah lay – sayth fight cur – rah – lou eel cone make
Fro L – date’nah feel-n bah go-sp eel fiss – sah

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Excerpt Page 36-39
Chapter 4: Lucid Dreaming, Astral travel, the Body of Light

     “Some folks might question the existence of this deeper consciousness, thinking only the conscious mind exists, just as they question the reality of the Between, but this deeper inner consciousness is also the consciousness that guides people around when they are sleepwalking. They are not in their normal waking consciousness and yet they find their way around quite instinctively. It is this inner consciousness that guides us in the Between most of the time, a sort of sleepwalking that gets us to where we need to go.”

     “So, if that is the case, what is the value of developing lucid dreaming, practicing astral travel and formulating the energetic body of light? If they are essentially unnecessary, why bother to develop these abilities at all? The fact is that we are in this life to learn to master the material world and create enduring bodies that will not die, at least not so quickly at first, and which later will become immortal. Part of the process of doing this is infusing ours’elves and our lives and our worlds and thus our bodies with that very light that we use to create our imaginal bodies, our illuminated bodies. We are becoming enlightened. We are becoming bright. Not just mentally, as this notion is usually taken to mean, not just in our minds, our thoughts, opinions and points of view, but also in our bodies so that we, like the pictures of saints with halos, radiate light all around us affecting the world for the better through our mere presence. We are becoming radiant beings and in doing so mastering the material world.”

     “Part of the process of creating immortal bodies is also the transformation of those bodies into forms that are more and more composed of light, which is to say made of matter in its illuminated essence, and thus, in more than one way, less dense, closer to the source of the energy which composes these bodily forms and thus more enduring. We expand thereby into the fourth dimension, that is we learn to consciously live in four dimensions and not just in three as we currently do Most of us usually live in three dimensions utterly unaware of the potential of our fourth dimensional reality or of our possible and we might say eventual or even destined existence there.”

     “Elfin and Faerie are frequently seen as being parallel worlds that live alongside of what most people call the “real” world but as worlds that exist but are more ephemeral in nature. This is what we are speaking of. Entering Faerie or Elfin isn’t about stepping through a portal into another realm almost exactly like this one but which is elsewhere in space as you might travel from Japan to China and back, although death is that portal in a certain sense. But the goal is to become able to live permanently in that world by making ours’elves and our lives more light-filled, thus vibrating upon the same frequency as the Faerie and Elfin realms. And it is this harmony of vibration that allows us to enter or live within those realms. In vibrating on the same frequency as Elfin, we become attuned to Elfin, which in effect means that we enter Elfin and can live there.”

     “Entering Elfin or Faerie by becoming more illuminated is our quest and becoming more illuminated is also the means for succeeding in that objective. Becoming more elfin is increasing the power and vibrancy of one’s aura, the radiated inner light of our being, which is also to say our aura and our powers of enchantment. And it is by becoming more elfin, more filled with the light of Elfin enchantment, that we create Elfin around us. It is a paradox of Faerie magic that Elfin exists and yet our own existence there depends upon us creating it, or making it real in our own lives..”

And from page 42 of the same chapter on forming your body of light:

“. . . .  See your body as light, formed as you desire, and move in that body. This is just like Olympian athletes who imagine themselves doing their particular sport to increase their skill and performance. Going through the motions in our minds increases our ability to do it in physical space, only in this case, the Between is a very subtle form of physicality. It is form composed of very fine substance. . . . . . . “

The Spell [for developing your body of light]:
“In a body formed of light
My elfin spirit soars in flight”

Arvyndase:
“Ver na miwa qumïn u lun
El’na êldat tari roflu ver fosd”

Pronunciation:
Veer nah my – wah que-m – in loon
Eel’nah l – date tay – rye row-f – lou veer foes-d

[End of Excerpts on Part One of Beyond Death]

Beyond Death by The Silver Elves is found here for purchase on Amazon USA
and here on Amazon UK.

 

More Excerpts from Beyond Death!
PART TWO:

Dealing with Reality and the Practical Application of Spells for Aiding in the Transition through the Between:
Excerpt Page 297-298:
Chapter 29: Enchantment for the First Day, Point One on the Elven Star

     “Listen to my voice, Oh, noble elfae one, …. (and/or say the person’s name and think of them and/or feel their presence), and heed well the blessings I send unto you. After having slept for a time, you are now awakening into the Red Diamond World and you now remember that you are immortal and shall live forever. You knew this previously but had forgotten this truth. While this realization might bring you joy, it may also produce fear in you for the great unknown still looms before you. And everything now seems overwhelming and you are washed away with the tide of the life energy going swiftly you know not where faster than you can think or imagine. Do not resist this flow. There is no need to do so and no purpose in doing so.”

     “However, if you have hated anyone in your previous life, any person or group of people, those individuals will now appear before you, mighty in their visage, threatening in their being and their rage against you, and you will tend to forget that you are an immortal being once more and fear for your survival.”

     “If you flee from them you will reenter the material world seeking incarnation as quickly as possible in whatever portal opens and you will likely be born in the grimlen world among those who live their lives with hate in their hearts and you will be trapped for another life attempting to free yours’elf or be carried away by senseless and unthinking animosity your entire existence there, living in a hell world, often without realizing you are doing so. But this is not at all necessary and you can relinquish your enmity at any moment and fly free.”

     “And heed well, oh, immortal one, these beings that threaten you now are but part of your own being. You need not fear or hate them, for in doing so you are only fearing your own powers and hating part of yours’elf, baring yours’elf from further realization, limiting your enchantments and trapping yours’elf without realizing you are doing so.”

     “Relax. Touch your heart, as I now touch mine, and extend your hand to them in peace, as I extend mine to you, and go on farther into the Between. Be not born again yet, there are better worlds ahead of you and greater powers still to realize.”

     “Now say this chant with me:”

“I do not hate

I do not fear

I embrace mys’elf

And all who are near

We are one in our hearts

And that is quite clear

As the way before me opens.”

[End of Excerpt from Chapter 29!]

Excerpt Page 310-311:
Chapter 36:  Enchantment for the Eighth Day, Between points One and Two on the Elven Star

     “Greetings, noble Shining One, …., you have entered the Lavender Lotus World, and are awash in pleasure. Unlike the second world where nothing you consumed satisfied you, here even the tiniest bit of any food or drink or touch fills you with ecstasy and you need nothing more than a dab of anything. The realms are Glorious and all is awash in magic.”

     “You are new here, and naturally filled with the joy of having ventured into the Higher Realms of Faerie and need do little more at first than relax, enjoy yours’elf and get your bearings. Here is the true Rapture and you are aware that you can now create your body to be or seem utterly as you desire. Create your own form. Change it again, like someone trying on clothes from their closet or in a shop. You may appear exactly as you wish.”

     “And in time, which is different now, so in your own time, you realize you can now fly or levitate, if that is your will. You have the power to inspire others in the world with your thought forms. Especially those who are connected to you of old will be inspired by you, or those who call out to you for aid and it may be that they look upon you as a sort of god, but it would be unwise to fall for this illusion. You are more advanced than they, surely, but still evolving. Be like a loving parent unto them or a kindly and caring elder sibling”.

     “Here you may develop the power of great healing. Shed your healing light upon those of us still struggling and inspire us to live our lives in enlightened and wondrous ways spreading healing in our own lives and by our actions.”

     “Stay in this realm as long as you desire, mighty elfae one, or return to the world if you will to serve or would learn even more or go on further for there is still much to understand and worlds even greater to explore.”

     Listen now to my evocation:

“Oh, Shining One, so great and true

Remember me (us) in all you do

Reach out your heart

Stretch out your mind

So greater worlds I (we), too, will find

And rising through the planes I’ll (we’ll) be

One with you as you are with me (we).”

[End of Excerpt from Chapter 36!]

Beyond Death by The Silver Elves is found here for purchase on Amazon USA
and here on Amazon UK.

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“The Philosophy of Elfin Folke”

March 26, 2020

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“. . . when left to ourselves (faeries, pixies, elves, and our kin), we most prefer to celebrate Spirit by Dancing the night away and chanting the names of the Stars.”

During this time of “Staying Home” due to the Coronavirus bunker down period, we are typing out to share with you some of our old The Silver Elves articles from the 80s that we published in Circle Network News back when it was a very popular go-to Wiccan-Pagan publication (newsprint copies published prior to Winter of 1986 are now archived and unavailable to the public). After we Silver Elves migrated to the Utmost West, we don’t have the entire collection of all our published articles now archived from Circle. We do have a number of the later ones after 1986, but you can still buy these as available back issues from Circle Network News and Circle Magazine here, so we will leave those to you to discover.

One of our articles prior to the Winter issue of 1986 is, “The Philosophy of Elfin Folke,” and it is about our elven perspective of faith and religion. And while it outlines The Elven Way, it is a little prior to our creation and use of the term The Elven Way (for our more recent description of The Elven Way also see our book The Elven Way: The Magical Path of the Shining Ones), although you can see that we are already beginning to talk about the way of elves as “our way.” Hope you enjoy reading it!

The Philosophy of Elfin Folke

     We Elfin Folke are by our natures eclectic. We seek to understand and learn from all experiences and all folk, and all we learn we translate into our elfin world view. The pathways through Faerie are both various and ever evolving; however, there is not nor will there ever be an elfin religion! We are a spiritual people though not in the sense that many often mean it, but “spirited” like a wild mare or a deer.

     The Faery faith is exactly what it means: the Magic and power of Faith in Faerie; a trust that the good, the true, and the beauty of Nature will prevail in time over wickedness, deception, and “image”; a faith that intelligence will rise above ignorance and fairness over prejudice. We never proselytize for our ways are our own; those who join us in them sincerely and freely are truly of us, but for many others, it is surely not the way.

     We believe in the Divine [Magic] and have experienced it in many ways in our lives. Each of the elfin folk has their own individual and shared totems, archetypes, and deities to whom we relate. However, for these elves in particular, we feel that the Deities neither solicit worship nor desire to be worshiped. From our communications with “higher intelligence,” we have come rather to understand that they desire mutual respect. So, what most folks would call their altar, we Silver Elves call a magic table, or sometimes, a stellarphone. We might conceive of our s’elves as being children of the Deities, or we could say that evolutionarily we are the parents and ancestors of the ever more-divine and intelligent beings to come. Being elfin it is easy for us to hold both these views simultaneously, yet we are no more attached to them than good scientists are attached to their hypotheses.

     Since they did not need nor demand our praise (though we often give it), we do not seek praise from others but rather treat all persons with the dignity they deserve just as our elfin Deities [the Shining Ones] treat us. It is because of this that we elfin have no formal hierarchies. Yet, Nature’s hierarchies are ever fluid. Intelligences, like plants, will grow if they are not stifled.

     We understand Divinity in terms of its revelations (revel-elations) that is: truth, happiness, and ecstasy. Divinity is not a being but a potentiality that exists within all beings. Our elfin Deities [the Shining Ones] are beings of higher intelligence yet we relate to them with the same respect we give to all beings, even beings of lesser intelligence – just as the Deities treat us who are of lesser intelligence than they. We seek to emulate their example. We celebrate Divinity [the Magical Divine]. We are ecstatic about the fact that there are Spirits of greater intelligence with whom we can share and learn, for we know this is the key to the future. As the Deities guide, protect, and aid us, so we strive to help others.

     The types of Deities the elfin folk relate to are multitudinous. We commune with trees and tree, and many of us have animal totems. (The Tolkien mythos is rich with such Divine characters.) Yet of all the Deities, the ancient Pan and Mab have touched us most deeply. Still in the name of the Spirit, we have shared communion with all manner of folk. We have attended churches, synagogues, mosques, meetings, meditations, satsongs, rap groups, study groups, therapy groups, and encounter groups to help in the healing of the world. But when left to ourselves (faeries, pixies, elves, and our kin), we most prefer to celebrate Spirit by Dancing the night away and chanting the names of the Stars.

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Circle Network NewsArticleArchived from Circle Network News, prior to Winter 1986,
“The Philosophy of Elfin Folke” by The Silver Elves,
with Illustration by Wahaba Nuit Cat.

If you enjoyed the articles above, then you may well also enjoy:

Why Do We Elves Call Ours’elves the People of the Ancient Future?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2018/11/why-do-we-elves-call-ourselves-people.html
How Far Back in History do Elves and the Original “Elven Faith” Go?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/12/how-far-back-in-history-do-elves-and.html
Is the Elven Way a religion?

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And to learn more about the Elven Way and magical path of the elves,
you may enjoy reading:
The Elven Way:  The Magical Path of The Shining Ones
By The Silver Elves


“The Elven Way passes beyond the fields of the known
into the forest of the unknown
illuminated by the glow of the elves.”
(From the cover below)

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The Magical Path of The Shining Ones

Excerpt from Chapter One of The Elven Way: The Magical Path of The Shining Ones by The Silver Elves:
Awakening
“While we’ve often written that faery tales, both ancient and modern, view the faery folk as being ruled by monarchs, this idea is more a reflection of the lives of men and of the world that was and is than a true indication of the Realms of Elfin. This is not to say that there doesn’t exist a Hierarchy in Faery, but that it is important to understand that this Hierarchy is a natural one based on real development and merit and not in the least arbitrary or artificially constructed. All hierarchies, organizations and bureaucracies in the world are a pale attempt to recreate, or in many cases bypass or supersede, this natural hierarchy.”

“The hierarchy of Elfin is a spiritual hierarchy—the hierarchy of illuminated being, of s’elf development of magical maturity—and thus it is the power, of awakened consciousness and expanded and enlightened awareness. Besides the attempts of many to construct this hierarchy in the world, it is also reflected in Nature, where there are hierarchies of intelligence, of knowledge, of personality, beauty, strength, and so forth. While artificial hierarchies tend to be rather strictly structured and unyielding, these natural hierarchies, reflective of the true spiritual hierarchy, are varied and yielding. For instance, while there are general tendencies, we don’t all agree about who is most beautiful or most attractive. It is rather like the question, what is your favorite color? It depends on the individual. So, too, the natural hierarchies are, like the true inner hierarchy, dependent greatly on the individual and their own position in the Universe, their individual tendencies.”

“There is another way that the spiritual hierarchy tends to differ from all artificial hierarchies and even from the hierarchy of Nature. Artificial hierarchies tend to be pyramid schemes with one or a few people on the top and increasing numbers of individuals in various levels below with the greatest number on the bottom. This formula does not tend to change. The one at the top may change. Sometimes, but rarely one’s position on the hierarchy may change, but the structure tends to stay the same. In fact, that is its purpose to reinforce itself and maintain this structure.”

“On the other hand, while the spiritual hierarchy may have more on the bottom than the top at any particular point, the goal and purpose of this hierarchy is to get everyone at the top, to have everyone progress further and further into the realms of Elfin, the realms of radiant enlightenment.”

“We might think of it as a game. In the game of the material world the first ones to reach home win; everyone else is considered a loser. In the spiritual game, we gain points when each one reaches home and our ultimate goal is to get everyone home. Then and only then have we truly won the game.”

“We call it the Elven Way but we could call it the Faerie Way, the Fair Way, the Way of the Fae, the Way of the Shining Ones, or even the Way that begins in your Dreams and ends in the Life Magical.”

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“They write of Elven Kingdoms
And Elvish Queendoms, too
And clans and mobs
And bands that throb
And all of this we do.
But most of all we’re family
From littlest to big
From wee folk
To the very great
In shiny velvet rig.
And in that magic family
Love does ever reign
Not queen, nor king or mighty chief
But affection never fain.
For friendship ever rules us
And loyalty sincere
And most of all abiding love
For all whom we hold dear.”
—From The Elven Way: The Magical Path of The Shining Ones by The Silver Elves

http://silverelves.angelfire.com

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

And you can find all 50+ of our The Silver Elves books to purchase on The Elven Way on Amazon here:
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UK Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2

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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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

“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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A few places you may view more about The Silver Elves:

Here is an hour-long podcast, in which Zardoa (Michael Love) of the Silver Elves was interviewed in 2019 (please scroll down here and see Episode 1. 5) on his spiritual journey as an elf and about the elven community by Dr. Brandi Estey-Burtt and Dr. Clive Baldwin, for St. Thomas University, the Narratives of Spiritual Identity Project. In the first 16 minutes of the podcast, the researchers discuss their perceptions and research in general about otherkin and elves (this is most interesting) and then the interview with Zardoa follows. You can also down load a transcript below the podcast, but listening is of course far more fruitful.

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“We elven are the dancers and Elfin is the dance
And as we spin about and prance
A rustling great is heard,
It is the drumbeat of our hearts proclaiming magic’s word.”
—The Silver Elves

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

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

La tae lun u Eldat te vari elsorin
(By the light of Elfin be ever blessed)
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Are the Silver Elves High Elves or Low Elves?

June 23, 2019
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“. . . . we Silver Elves don’t really have a concept of High Elves and low elves, but more of high paths and low paths that we may follow. . . . eventually everyone who is elven or elfae in nature will sooner or later come upon the Path That Rises Toward the Stars, and lift up their feet and begin to step upon it. That is the Destiny of all Elfin Folk.”

   The truth is we Silver Elves don’t really have a concept of High Elves and low elves, but more of high paths and low paths that we may follow. We know the idea of high elves and low elves can be found in Tolkien’s works, as well as in Warhammer, Forgotten Realms and D&D and we expect also in Magic The Gathering. Tolkien, apparently, uses this term to distinguish between those of the Elven who have been to and seen the magical and spiritual realms of Elfin across the western seas and those elves who have never been there. In that way, it seems to reflect the distinction that we are told is made by some Israelis, who see a difference between those Jewish and Hebrew folks who were born and raised in Israel and those who migrated there from other countries.

     We Silver Elves, however, don’t view the world of Elfin in that way. Rather, we observe that some elves are on the high path of Elfin and live The Elven Way and there are others who are on the lower paths of Elfin and are still very much influenced by the enculturation of their youth and the materialistic viewpoint of the world that currently exists around them. They are usually still pursuing the social goals that society has inculcated them to believe represents success and s’elf certification, although they don’t always realize they are doing so.

     And yet, we, all of us, have certainly tread the lower path at some point, and occasionally will do so again. And the interesting aspect of walking upon the high path is that it deepens, widens and strengthens one’s soul, which means one’s ability to connect to and thus enchant others. The sort of separatist notion that High Elf and low elf seems to evoke (particularly if the person feels they are High elves and thus more evolved than others) is not a reality of being upon the High Path, for as one continues on that Path, one becomes less inclined to seek to separate ones’elf from others, feels less need to seek to present ones’elf as being better, greater and more evolved, and more likely to embrace others, seek to understand them and do what one can to help them wherever they may be upon the Path, high or low. Separation, exclusion, and social hierarchy are a feature of the low path, not the high.

     It is important to understand that being on the high path or low path, is often just a matter of circumstances and evolutionary development. We don’t look down on little children as being less intelligent or lesser as beings or less spiritually evolved than us just because we can run faster, lift more weight and do other things that they cannot as yet do, or that we have knowledge and education they don’t as yet have. For the point is that eventually everyone who is elven or elfae in nature will sooner or later come upon the Path That Rises Toward the Stars, and lift up their feet and begin to step upon it. That is the Destiny of all Elfin Folk.

     Our job, or dharma, or mission, or quest or geas or whatever you might call it, is not to hold ours’elves above others but to set an example that they may be able to follow from and is relevant to wherever they may currently be. And we do this mostly by embracing them as kindred and pursuing our own path, high or low, as best we are able to do so our own s’elves.

     It is true that there are those who are under the impression that we Silver Elves are very highly evolved elves, even saintly (if elves had saints) or holy, although we’ve never made any claim to being so, and we always point out to those individuals that the high spiritual nature they are seeing in us is a projection of the truly evolved and spiritual aspect of their own inner beings. We are just a reflection of their own inner natures. In Jungian Psychology, this is sometimes referred to as the Bright Shadow Projection.

     Of course, some folks seek to do the opposite. To treat us as though we are low elves, or sometimes even mere pretenders, while they are the High True Elven and don’t realize they are doing the same thing, only they are evoking their Dark Shadow aspect instead of the Bright. Projecting in that way their own insecurities and feelings of inadequacy upon us. We nurture them all as best we may but sometimes you just have to let some of them wander in their own realms of darkness crashing into things until they realize there is not as much light there as they imagined. And yet, when they truly seek guidance we will always do our best, as long as we are able, to assist all our kindred.

     In our elven point of view, we see The Shining Ones, those elfin and fae who have evolved through lifetimes of experience and effort into the more expansive yet more subtle realms of being, to be further along the high Path, but not really higher or lower as elves, as all elves are Shining Ones in potential. The bodies of the Shining Ones are less physical in a sense and yet more manifest. While their bodies tend to be constructed principally with light, starlight in particular, they may exist and manifest not only in the three dimensional world with us, but also in the fourth and other dimensions. In that sense, they are more manifest than we and have a wider range of experience and activity. They inspire us through signs and omens. We are One in our hearts and minds. United by our souls, and all on the Path to Elfin together.

“The Elves Say: If you need help going higher, lift others up.”
(on front cover of  THE ELVES SAY: A Collection of Over 1000 Ancient Elven Sayings and Wise Elfin Koans by The Silver Elves, Volume 2)

Kyela,
The Silver Elves
http://silverelves.angelfire.com
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See all our 45+ books on The Elven Way on Amazon US here: https://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2 and on Amazon UK here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2

If you enjoyed reading the article above about High and Low Elves, then you may surely enjoy also reading:

Can Anyone Be An Elf and Why Don’t All Elves Choose Elven Bodies In Which To Reincarnate? https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/can-anyone-be-an-elf-and-why-dont-all-elves-choose-elven-bodies-in-which-to-reincarnate

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

“Many folks portray the elves as being quite high and sophisticated beings, but we had quite humble beginnings; each of us no more than a tiny spark that rose up from the Eternal Sacred Silver Flame of Elfin, dancing now toward the stars.”
—The Silver Elves

If you wish to further you relationship with the Shining ones, our elven ancestors, those High Elven spirits who have gone before us, this book will help show you the way:

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THE SHINING ONES: 
The Elfin Spirits That Guide You According to Your Birth Date
and the Evolutionary Lessons They Offer 

In reading this book, you will find that there is both a Shining One for each month, as well as a Shining One for each ten degrees of the zodiac, as well as a Shining One for each degree. Be sure and read all three of these that are associated with you or your loved ones particular birth date.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Hope you enjoy our group poetry below. One elf or elf friend writes the first line, then another one in the group who wishes may join in and write the second line and so forth until a poem is created! To create a poem with us, come join us in our Facebook group The Magical Books of the Silver Elves.

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What Sort of Elf, Faerie or Other Are You?
Would You Like to Learn More about Your Tribe?

For years various kindred have asked us, the Silver Elves, to help them figure this out. Now we’ve created a questionnaire to help us do so and to help you learn about your people, your magical tribe. This is our gift to you (free). Simply follow this link and the directions and we will help you with your own personal narrative about your magical tribe.  

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“Our heads are high, our feet are low, until we stand on our hands, you know.” Elven response to the question of whether one is a high or low elf. And it means that no matter how high we might think ours’elves in our minds, we still walk upon the Earth, and every once and a while it is good to reach down and touch the ground and willingly humble ours’elves before the immensity of Nature, the Universe and the Divine Magic, for that helps put things into their true perspective.
—The Silver Elves
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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 is the second in the Elf Quotes Book Series, which contains The Silver Elves’ own original elfin koans, ancient elven sayings, and their other quotes of wisdom on the Elven Way. While volume one titled Elf Quotes contained all the elf sayings from the first 37 of the Silver Elves’ books (all of the side-quotes in their books that were published throughout the years to that date), volume two contains quotes from their four latest books published since the time of the first volume, the daily quotes they publish on Facebook, along with the largest majority of the quotes in this book being shared and published for the first time. THE ELVES SAY is both an inspiring and enchanting book, and enjoying the many koans, riddles, sayings of the elven eldars, and quotes of ancient knowledge of the elves will surely assist you on your journey to enter the magical realms of Elfin.

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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

Here are a few quotes from THE ELVES SAY:

“Elfin is surrounded by a sea of love, encompassed by a sky of near infinite possibility, exists in a forest of mystery and is ground on a tradition that is older than history and nearly as old as time.”

“The Elven Golden Rule: Do unto others more intelligently than they have done unto you.”

“If you do not find Faerie here, you are unlikely to find it there. But when you start to create it here, it follows you everywhere.”

“We elves are the magic that our ancestors did ages ago.”

“The Sun never sets in Elfin, the Sun never rises; it dances across the sky on its way to the Night’s Revels.”

“The Elves say: Even the Darkness hungers for the light. It may consume it, hide it, dim it, but in the end, it is ultimately transformed by it.”

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Attention Dear Kindred! Come listen to the elves speaking Arvyndase!
Have you always wanted to hear elves speak in Arvyndase, the magical language of The Silver Elves? Arvyndase is a complete elven language with over 30,000 words and a published dictionary. Come listen as Zardoa speaks Arvyndase (SilverSpeech) and Silver Flame translates! Just published our first 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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Elven Blessings, Dear Kindred!

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