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Are There Actually Portals to Elfin?

December 3, 2019
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“. . . . we Silver Elves are less inclined to think of portals to Elfin being in particular spots as to the idea of special circumstances or techniques enabling one to step from the mundane realm to that more fantastic one. Thus, one is not limited, entirely, by one’s location or position on the planet, but rather dependent upon one’s ability and power to shift into Elfin or Elfin awareness.”

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If we think of Elfin as another dimension, which it is surely in a sense, then yes there would be portals to Elfin. However, when we say portal, we usually imagine a doorway or perhaps a mirror or some other limited entry way into Elfin or Faerie that exists only at certain places or special spots and sometimes then only at certain times or circumstances. This is often the idea that is presented in tales about Elfin, Faerie and other worlds. You can find just such a notion in Freda Warrington’s great novel Elfland.

For our own part, we Silver Elves are less inclined to think of portals to Elfin being in particular spots as to the idea of special circumstances or techniques enabling one to step from the mundane realm to that more fantastic one. Thus, one is not limited, entirely, by one’s location or position on the planet, but rather dependent upon one’s ability and power to shift into Elfin or Elfin awareness.

This, in that way, would be more in keeping with Carlos Castaneda’s idea as expressed by Don Juan Matus that stepping into the ‘other world’ requires an incredible feat of perception. It’s not about where you are so much as how you experience and view the world around you. The portal to Elfin in that way wouldn’t be in a particular location but would be located anywhere the elf mage exercised hir (his/her) ability to step into the Elfin realm or realms, really. This idea can be found more in our novel The Elves of Lyndarys: A Magical Tale of Modern Faerie Folk, where the characters live in a sort of parallel world that is like but different than the normal beside them.

What Tolkien did was make Elves and Elfin more manifest in the same fashion as there are Japanese people or Dutch people or French people and one can go to their land and visit them. In that way, he made elves and Elfin more accessible by making their realization more possible in a material sense. And, here and there, there are elfin folk and faerie folk, such as ours’elves, and others manifesting as the elfae they and we are and creating Elfin about them by doing so.

For Elfin, from our point of view, and in a sense like Castaneda’s idea, is ever accessible to those who have the courage, knowledge and ability to manifest it. Whether this is wise or not or one should be silent about doing so, we leave to you to decide. There is some debate about this and some proceed one way and others another. We do as circumstances require.

However, we do believe it takes a bit of wisdom to truly manifest Elfin (it is one of the basic ingredients, you might say) and for our own part, we are open about our elfin being to some folks and silent and camouflaged to others. That is how it has always been as far as we can tell for nearly all elfae folk.

From our Silver Elves perspective, Elfin and Faerie are all around us, existing in potential, rather like unmolded clay, perhaps, just waiting for someone to shape it into something recognizable and hopefully wonderful. The problem with the idea of portals to Elfin is that it makes it seem as though anyone who finds the portal could enter Elfin, but that is simply not true. In some ways, a portal to Elfin would be a sort of intelligence test. Only, this test wouldn’t just be of logical intelligence, or of one’s knowledge, and it certainly wouldn’t involve one’s genetics but it would include social intelligence, perhaps artistic intelligence, loving and compassionate intelligence and other aspects that tend to be a part of elfae being. If one doesn’t pass the test one cannot enter. But then, if one doesn’t pass the test then probably they didn’t really wish to enter Elfin in the first place.

In fact, anyone can say that they are an elf and in a certain sense anyone can manifest Elfin. It is not closed to anyone but open to everyone, if you are able to manifest it. However, few people wish to do so and of those who do, they are not always ready for the deeper regions of Elfin. Anyone who desires to do so can manifest Elfin, but how truly? And what are your motivations behind doing so? For these motivations affect the sort of Elfin you will create. We are not really stepping to Elfin for the most part, we are making it real. We’ve had people step into our Eald but that didn’t make them elves, and whether they even perceived they were in Elfin is somewhat questionable. Probably, they only thought, “This is strange. Who are these weirdos?”

Then again, there are Unseelie as well as Seelie elfin and while not everyone will manifest Elfin according to our particular understanding of it, every person has the right to make it real in their own lives as best they may, and no one has the right to decide who is or isn’t an elf or fae save the individual hir own s’elf.

Elfin and Faerie are varied worlds, with all sorts of folk and beings in them, and the chief requirement for entering those worlds is the desire to do so and the effort to live the life elfin. No one’s approval is required, no one’s agreement is needed, magic, which is to say action, rules here. Be the best elf or fae or elfae you may be and we, for our own part, will do our best to help guide you to the inner regions where love reigns and magic and wonder are everywhere if that is your true desire.

Ver nesidas mellun vari te (In shimmering starlight ever be),
The Silver Elves
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“When you come to the end of the road, you will find that the path still continues.”
—Olde Elven Saying

 

If you enjoyed this article about elfin portals,
then you may surely enjoy reading our novel,
The Elves of Lyndarys: A Magical Tale of Modern Faerie Folk.

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Click here to enjoy reading the beginning of the first chapter, table of contents and reader reviews on The Elves of Lyndarys: A Magical Tale of Modern Faerie Folk by The Silver Elves

The Elves of Lyndarys is an often humorous novel about a young man’s struggle to mature and develop himself, his magic and his identity as he encounters and explores the modern pagan and otherkin communities and happens to encounter real elves, slowly coming to realize as he does so that he may not be a man at all but one of the elven. He is confronted through his journey not only by his own incredulity about his encounters and his inner conflict with what he has been taught to believe is reality and his actual experience but also by his personal prejudices and false assumptions. He comes to discover not only that the magic of Faerie is real but further that the Elven Way, as presented by his mentors, offers him a means of traveling the misty paths to magical and mystical enlightenment.

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“Some people say that misery loves company, we elves say that joy demands a celebration.”
—The Silver Elves

And please, when you come to our website please enjoy reading sample pages and reader’s reviews of all our 45+ books (published prior to March 2019) on magic and enchantment, elven lifestyle, elven poetry, elven short stories, an elven novel, on elven philosophy and the Elven Way at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html. Also, our 5 newest Silver Elves books (beginning March 2019) may be found on this blog site at https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/magical-books-by-the-silver-elves-on-the-elven-way-magic-and-enchantment-elven-oracles-and-elven-lifestyle.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Let’s Study Arvyndase, the Magical Language of the Silver Elves!

As many of you know, we now have published not only our book teaching you how to speak and write Arvyndase (see Arvyndase (Silverspeech): A Short Course in the Magical Language of the Silver Elves), but also The Complete Dictionary of  Arvyndase with over 30,000 words from English to Arvyndase and from Arvyndase to English. Arvyndase is a complete elven language and one of the best ways (at least one of the most fun ways) to learn it is to study Arvyndase vocabulary by translating our Silver Elves “Elf Sayings”. We have begun posting our Elf Sayings in Arvyndase in our Facebook group Magical Books of the Silver Elves, and we will also post them here for you with each upcoming blog. Below is the first, and by studying this one you will learn some important words in Arvyndase including tree, star, and moon:

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Announcement For All Tree Lovers!

We Silver Elves are very happy to announce the publication of An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid: The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script! We are quite excited because it 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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An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid:
The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script

Sold on Amazon USA: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1710655704

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

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“You can search or you can wait;
Faerie may come early or it may just come late,
but when it comes you’ll certain see,
it arrives at the time that was ever meant to be.”
—The Silver Elves

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

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

Section 1: “First Questions” Often Asked About Elves

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

 

Is the Elven Way a religion?

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

Section 3: More About Who the Elves Are

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Section 4: Elven Awakening

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

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

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

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

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

 

Are There Actually Portals to Elfin?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/12/03/are-there-actually-portals-to-elfin

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Section 6: The Past and Future of Elves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Section 7: How Elves Relate to Other People

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Section 8: Elven Lifestyle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Section 10: What Oracles do The Silver Elves use?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid:
The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script

https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/11/26/an-elfin-book-of-trees-for-the-elven-druid-the-ogham-of-the-elves-using-elvish-wizard-script

 

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

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“The paths to Elfin are like a Celtic Knot,
tangled and overlapping with no clear beginning nor any end,
but evoking a journey that is ever revealing of the magic and beauty
that lives within us and all around us.”
—The Silver Elves

 

If you enjoy our elf sayings that you find throughout all our blog articles, then you will surely enjoy our Elf Saying Series, which contains The Silver Elves’ own original elfin koans, ancient elven sayings, and other quotes of wisdom on the Elven Way. Please click on the links below to read more about these books including more sample elf sayings:

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Elf Quotes:
A Collection of Over 1000 Ancient Elven Sayings and
Wise Elfin Koans by 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

 

“The essence of the elven soul contains a great desire to heal. To heal the Earth, to heal ours’elves, to heal our others and to heal all that are around us and the only thing that prevents us from doing so is the absolute determination by some folk, who are not elven, to do otherwise.”
—The Silver Elves

 

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Dear Kindred, please touch the center
of this Magical Elven Star above for an Elven Blessing!

 

 

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How Much Have We Silver Elves Been Influenced by Tolkien and the Silmarillion?

October 30, 2019
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“Each of us find signs, clues and hints from the universe in our environment that assists in our awakening, not just in the magic of Nature and our Kindred around us but also in novels, movies, games, and songs. But the Silmarillion nor any other elven literature is not what first awakened us nor kept these elves going in the dark times when we seemed so very alone in the world without any other kindred about us. What kept us going was our own vow and dedication to the Elven Way, and the fact that we would, when we were in doubt about our path and going through the Dark Night of the Soul, as it’s called, call to the spirits and ask them for a sign and they would reply most affirmatively that we should continue. And most often that sign would come in the form of our kindred contacting us again. Encouraging us even as they asked for our guidance and encouragement. It is you, beloved kindred, that have helped us to endure on the path all these long ages.”

Truth be told, we remember when the Silmarillion first came out; we were so excited to read it, thinking, erroneously as it turned out, that it would be another rousing good adventure story like the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Alas, that wasn’t the case. And while we have referred to Tolkien’s world in some of our writing (see our three volumes of The Magical Elven Love Letters), certainly appreciate the Silmarillion and especially Tolkien’s efforts to create a complete world, and we gleaned what we could from it and reconsidered it from our own elven point of view (as we do all things, especially those things that speak of Elfin and Faerie and Magic in its various forms), it did not help shape our identity. Since it has been forty some years since we first read it, we wouldn’t even remember it hardly at all if it wasn’t for posts we see about it on Facebook fairly regularly and the idea that someone will soon film it and turn it into rousing good story.

There is a respected scholar of religious studies who recently offered the opinion in his research that if we hadn’t been inspired by the Silmarillion, then we Silver Elves wouldn’t have continued the work of our sisters of the Elf Queen’s Daughters (EQD) after they faded from the world in the late 70’s. But that is not factually accurate and has no foundation in reality at all. Nor is it true of many other elfin and elfae folk in our experience.

It is true that there are some elves, our kindred of the Elven Spiritual Path, who were greatly inspired by the Silmarillion and continue to be so. They have created a series of pagan-like elven ceremonies based upon that work. So, it is not our position that the Silmarillion has no influence upon the elfae at all. We merely assert that it wasn’t in any way primary to our thinking and certainly didn’t keep us steadfast upon the path after so many of our sisters of the EQD (who had initially awakened us) cast a glamour upon thems’elves and in effect disappeared from the world. Although, we still knew many of them and interacted with them over the years and still do to this day.

We Silver Elves are influenced by many sources and Tolkien and his works are surely just one source. We used to correspond with a wonderful elven couple in eastern Canada named Sky and Aran Silmaryn whose primary source in their awakening and elven life had been Gael Baudino’s book Strands of Sunlight, which is about Natil an elf in 1990’s Denver who finds humans who have had ancient Elven blood in their veins and awakens them to their elven nature. We had one of the founders of the Elenari tells us she had been awakened, in part, by Peter Gabriel song Solsbury Hill. We had a faerie friend who, besides being awakened by our manifestation as elves, found Bryan Ferry’s song Avalon especially inspiring, although she was also the one who turned us on to Charles DeLint’s novels. And it was our friend Feral Faun, who lived with us for a bit, who told us of Emma Bull’s great book, the War for the Oaks; and our elven brother Anadae who led us to The Realm of the Ring Lords by Laurence Gardner, The Dragon Legacy by Nicholas De Vere and Freda Warrington’s great book Elfland; and it was the faery Karyl, who had lived with us for years, who told us of the wonderful Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce, although we had previously read most of his novels.

Each of us find signs, clues and hints from the universe in our environment that assists in our awakening, not just in the magic of Nature and our Kindred around us but also in novels, movies, games, and songs. But the Silmarillion nor any other elven literature is not what first awakened us nor kept these elves going in the dark times when we seemed so very alone in the world without any other kindred about us. What kept us going was our own vow and dedication to the Elven Way (see our book The Elven Way: The Magical Path of the Shining Ones), and the fact that we would, when we were in doubt about our path and going through the Dark Night of the Soul, as it’s called, call to the spirits and ask them for a sign and they would reply most affirmatively that we should continue. And most often that sign would come in the form of our kindred contacting us again. Encouraging us even as they asked for our guidance and encouragement. It is you, beloved kindred, that have helped us to endure on the path all these long ages.

And that, we expect, is true of nearly all elfae folk. While we are inspired by this or that book, story or song, it is the knowledge, example and nurturing of each other that really keeps us going. Had the Silmarillion never been published, then surely something else would have come to inspire us. In fact, although we do love professor Tolkien and all his work, we found Brian Froud and Alan Lee’s book Faeries that first came out in 1978 far more inspirational than the Silmarillion, even if Brain Froud displayed a propensity for drawing the Unseelie Fae most of all. We elfae folk awaken each other, and the growth of the modern Elven Awakening has occurred and continues to occur because we keep each other going. And while we love books, movies and other dramas about us, and we surely love elven and fae music, they merely reinforce our elfin culture and identity. They don’t form it, we do.

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

The Silver Elves

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

And you can find all 45+ of the Silver Elves books to purchase on The Elven Way on Amazon here:
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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
“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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Excerpt from Chapter One of —From The Elven Way: The Magical Path of The Shining Ones by The Silver Elves:
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“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.”

“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

 

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

For years various kindred have asked us, the Silver Elves, to help them figure this out. Now we’ve created a questionnaire to help us do so and to help you learn about your people, your magical tribe. This is our gift to you (free). Simply follow this link below and the directions and we will help you with your own personal narrative about your magical tribe. https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/what-kind-of-elf-fae-or-otherkin-are-you-what-is-your-tribe/
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“When the world says be responsible, what they mean is just obey, but the pixies smile and tell us that we should stay and play. It’s not that we’re not serious, our magic has intent, but to the dark spells of the world we will not deign relent. And we are most determined upon the Elven Path, where light informs the darkness, and work just makes us laugh.”
—The Silver Elves

 

Our Magical Elven Love Letters (see volume 1, volume 2, and volume 3 ,  are now available on Amazon, with a compilation of hundreds of letters we have sent to our Otherkin since 1979. Each of these three books is a collection of letters with dominate themes of what it means to be an elf and the elven way of life, the Shinning Ones, Elven magic and elven culture. These letters were written by The Silver Elves to encourage elves to awaken to their Elfin nature, to be true to their individual destiny, and to embrace their starry heritage. They are filled with Elven Philosophy and observe the world from the point of view of the Elves, which is often quite unique from how most people view and experience the world; and their unique Elven Philosophy of Magic that is often similar and yet distinct from traditional theories and methods of magic.

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The Magical Elven Love Letters, Volume 1
This book contains our very first Magical Elven Love Letters
and a few of our early internet letters.

 

 

“The way to Elfin is found on the path

That weaves through the Misty Forest

That lives between the Mountain of Vision

And the River of Reality”

― The Silver Elves,
From: The Magical Elven Love Letters, Volume 1  

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The Magical Elven Love Letters, Volume 2 is a continuation of our internet letters with a few early letters that were not in the first book. You can find samples of these letters on various sites all over the web, for they were some of our most popular letters and have been copied and spread around frequently. It is not necessary to read Volume 1 before reading and enjoying Volume 2. These letters give the reader an experiential understanding of what it is to be an elf and enter the realm of Faerie and Magick.

 

 

 

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The Magical Elven Love Letters, Volume 3

This book is the continuation of our internet letters from before 2000 and the majority are letters we wrote in the process of our journey to relocate to Hawaii and also all the letters upon moving to paradise, with accounts of our encounters with the Menehuni and the unfolding magic of the isles.  This volume 3 completes the trilogy.

 

 

 

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How do We Find Faerie? And How do we Deal with Being an Elf or Otherkin while Living in the Mundane World?

October 15, 2019
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“. . . Faerie is all around us, living in potential everywhere and in nearly everyone, although as the sorcerers say: it takes an incredible feat of perception to see it.. . . every time you manifest as an elf or elfae other, you step closer to Faerie and Elfin, step into another dimension that is more Elfin in nature, on a path that leads step-by-step to the Land of our Dreams and Bright Imaginings. . . And as we elven know, this world we live in and that the mundane folk live in is Faerie. That’s important to understand! This is Faerie, it is just that most people don’t want to see that fact even when it is right before their noses. . . . We are, the all of us, sentient awareness creating forms out of stardust and starlight, energy given form by consciousness.”

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How do we find Faerie?

     Many folks believe that Faerie exists as a parallel dimension to this one, and that is true. It does and yet, the way to Faerie isn’t by stepping from this dimension into that one, at least not directly, as though you were stepping through a door or threshold into an alternate world, but involves seeing Faerie manifest here and doing one’s best to manifest it in one’s own being and life. For Faerie is all around us, living in potential everywhere and in nearly everyone, although as the sorcerers say: it takes an incredible feat of perception to see it.

     And yet, it is not that you can’t step directly from this world to that. You can. However, in order to do that you must leave your current body behind and most people are rather loathe to do that and we are as well. One might think that we are saying that one can commit suicide and step into Faerie, but alas, that is not the case. Suicide has the curious effect of binding one to the world one is attempting to escape from. In committing suicide, one is just linking thems’elves more thoroughly to the world they are currently in. Committing suicide to escape this world is like getting yours’elf thrown into solitary confinement in order to escape from jail. You can escape, but only by altering your perception and changing the world around you in your own experience of that world.

     For the way to Faerie is not out but in. It is in changing our consciousness, becoming more elf, fae and other aware, that we subtly alter our bodies from the inside out and make the transition from this dimension to that possible. But this is not in a single step, although we’ve heard that instant enlightenment is possible (from those who claim but perhaps really haven’t achieved it), but by a series of steps and continuing effort to develop and improve ones’elf as an elfae being.

     This is rather like lifting weights really. One doesn’t suddenly go from bench pressing 50 lbs. to bench pressing 200 lbs. in a day. It takes time and effort and regular workouts to develop one’s strength. In our minds, we can achieve such a feat, but our minds are just one plane of being and in order to step into Faerie, we need to manifest it on all the planes. Not only in our minds, but our hearts and our bodies by living the life Elfin or Faerie, here now.

     Oh, what a paradox this is. A puzzle set for elves and elfae by elves and elfae. A riddle created by the ancients and the Divine Magic itself. You can’t enter Elfin without being elfin, fae or other and in being elfin, fae and other you automatically begin to create Elfin all around you. And every time you do this, every time you manifest as an elf or elfae other, you step closer to Faerie and Elfin, step into another dimension that is more Elfin in nature, on a path that leads step-by-step to the Land of our Dreams and Bright Imaginings.

     In living the life elfin, you transform. You alter your consciousness, the way you interact with the world, your perception and world view and those things transform your body or bodies really, your astral body, your mental body, your physical body and your body of light, also called your energetic body, which is your true body. We are, the all of us, sentient awareness creating forms out of stardust and starlight, energy given form by consciousness.

     It is not, however, just a matter of living your life as an elf, fae or other, although that can be very helpful and important. It is not entirely about dressing as the elves in the Lord of the Rings do, or however you perceive elven fashion to be. Or about surrounding yours’elf with elfin and fae artifacts, or wearing pointed ears or faerie or dragon wings or wolf fur or whatever evokes your inner nature for you. It is about seeing and perceiving the world around you in its true nature.

     For, beloved, Faerie is all around us. While most people look around and see Men and Women, we see elves, faeries, pixies, goblins (lots of goblins), grimlins, orcs, ogres, brownies, gnomes and all manner of Faerie being. We look beyond the glamour of the world to the reality that lives within it. Just as we see elfin in our own s’elves, we perceive the manifestation of Faerie life nearly everywhere. And yes, we also see men and women, but far less of them than one might suppose.

     And in seeing Faerie and in living the life Elfin, we are stepping ever closer to the dimensions where Elfin flourishes, beauty abounds and healing and magic are evidently manifest. Tolkien said that Faerie was a perilous realm, and isn’t this a perilous realm? Look about you, there are elf, fae and others everywhere, pretending to be other than they are, but we’re not fooled.

“If you stay in Faerie long,
you’re bound to hear the ancient song,
and hearing it you’ll joyous know
the magic that the fae do show
and seeing it your eyes
will clear as the Faerie Rade draws near,
and close to it you will embrace
your kindred of the Eldar Race.”
—The Silver Elves

 

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How do we deal with being an Elf or Otherkin
while living in the mundane world?

It can be frustrating at times to live among mundane folk. They tend often to assume their point of view is the only true and right way to see things and even though they may disagree from one culture to another or one religion to another, or one race to another, or one gender to another about what the true and right way is, they still are of the opinion that they know it all. Most of the conflicts they have among themselves, of which there are many, come from these disagreements about the actual nature of the world and the right way to hold your spoon or fork, or what clothes one should wear at what time of year or whatever they happen to decide is proper and true at any particular time. These picayune requirements are all nonsense to the elfin but it is important to understand what is behind all this peer pressure toward conformity and the quest to keep everything as mundane and normal as possible.

     The world can be a dangerous place. As we have said above, Tolkien called Faerie the Perilous Realm, and surely it is. And as we elven know, this world we live in and that the mundane folk live in is Faerie. That’s important to understand! This is Faerie, it is just that most people don’t want to see that fact even when it is right before their noses. For Faerie is like a dream world where you may have very amazing, fantastic and magical dreams but you could also have terrible and recurring nightmares. They’ve given us a few. Still most dreams people have are fairly mundane dreams although somewhat puzzling at times.

     The Normal folk, as they generally call themselves, attempt to bring some order to the world, to Faerie, by organizing it along some very strict lines of social behavior and activity. They are really seeking to be safe, to create peace and harmony in their own way. They think that if they just all look alike and are walking in line together that the boogie man won’t get them. It is just that their way of achieving safety and security is the way of peer pressure and dominance, social ridicule and ostracization and it leads to innumerable conflicts both within their societies and between them individually.

       Behind all this is the dark magic of the wicked sorcerers who seek to control them for their own profit and satisfaction and so riddled throughout their societies is a hierarchical jockeying for position and power on nearly every level and, of course, among the dark sorcerers themselves. In truth, being compelled to wearing a suit and tie for work, instead of whatever you would choose to wear, is the same as saluting, touching your forelock, bowing down, kneeing and other acts of submission to arbitrary authority.

     Ever notice in television shows and movies that the villains most often have their captives knell down before they kill them? This is not simply about control of danger, but of forcing submission and power over others. The Normal folk live in constant but often unacknowledged fear, but then Faerie can be a dangerous place. And we know this is so, and we understand what motivates these folks to seek safety in numbers and to ridicule all who don’t conform because inwardly they are afraid that a lack of conformity will bring danger and ruin into their lives. The sheep who strays is dinner for the wolves, they tell themselves and there is truth in this. It takes courage to be an elf or other.

     Of course, their attempts at creating uniform (literally) societies are doomed to failure and are no more effective really than many of the things they deem to be unscientific and superstitious. And for people who are ever evoking science as an excuse for mocking and deriding our claims to be otherkin, they are really the most unscientific and science hating lot. We elfin, elfae, faeries and others tend to be far more scientific in our approach to things than they, really, although we embrace the mythological, imaginal and fantastic elements of our being with equal fervor. We don’t pretend to be scientific while basing nearly everything important on faith. We have faith in science and magic. And really for us, science is just another form of magic; and magic, certainly, has its scientific side.

     So how do we deal with living among the mundane folk? Cautiously at times, when they get in their dangerous moods, when they are truly afraid and paranoid, which for some of them is nearly all the time. Camouflaging ours’elves from them most of the time, but in a camouflage that secretly tells our kindred who we are. Openly at times, being out and ours’elves when we think they can handle it and encouraging them to do the same even though they may seek to ridicule us for doing so. However, that seldom turns out well for them for logic and reason aren’t really their strong suits, even though they fool themselves into thinking so and we can have deadly tongues if we so choose and can delight in twisting and tangling their minds into elf knots that they find nearly impossible to unravel and most often flee from us screaming.

     But usually, we are just kind to them, smiling at them, loving them and soothing their fears, although they cling to their fears like a security blanket. Kind in ways that baffle them and keep them guessing and we invite them, in simple ways, to play along with us, kick off their shoes for just a moment or two and join in the dance. It’s fine. It’s safe and quite healing. We won’t tell anyone.

Kyela,
The Silver Elves
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“The more we manifest as elves expressing Elfin into the world, the stronger Elfin becomes; the stronger Elfin becomes the more potent we become as elves in a never-ending spiral of mutual appreciation, encouragement and empowerment.”
—The Silver Elves

And please, when you come to our website please enjoy reading sample pages and reader’s reviews of all our 45+ books (published prior to March 2019) on magic and enchantment, elven lifestyle, elven poetry, elven short stories, an elven novel, on elven philosophy and the Elven Way at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html. Also, our newest Silver Elves books (beginning March 2019) may be found on this blog site at https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/magical-books-by-the-silver-elves-on-the-elven-way-magic-and-enchantment-elven-oracles-and-elven-lifestyle.

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

 

 

The Silver Elves say: “While our bodies may grow old, our spirits remain eternal.”

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Faerie Unfolding: The Cosmic Expression of the Divine Magic is an advanced book of elven philosophy concerning The Silver Elves’ views on the nature of the Divine and its expression and manifestation into the world as seen from those cultures that are most connected to and historically expressive of Elven Culture. It is a further development from some of our other books on Elven Philosophy including: Through the Mists of Faerie; A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven;   The Elven Way: The Magical Path of the Shining Ones; and   Liber Aelph: Words of Guidance from the Silver Elves to Our magical Children and opens the adept elfin enchanter to new understandings of the Unfolding of Faerie and

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its magic  into the world and our part, as elfin beings, in its expression. The Silver Elves illuminate this with a new way of understanding traditional lore and mythology, as well as modern stories of our faerie peoples. Come view a sample of Chapter 1 and read the reviews of Faerie Unfolding: The Cosmic Expression of the Divine Magic on our website here.

 

Ver nesidas mellun vari te (In the language of the Silver Elves, Arvyndase, “In shimmering starlight ever be”)

 

 

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Now A Gift For You!!!!!
What Kind of Elf or Otherkin Are You?
And What is Your Elfae or Otherkin Tribe?

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

 

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

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

“We are born of starlight woven into magic.”

—The Silver Elves

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

The Magical Books of the Silver Elves
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where we have discussions about our books as well as about Elven
and Otherkin philosophy and lifestyle.

Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon
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Elven Life and Magic
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Elvish Magical Chat
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The Faerie Circle
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The Elven Way and Friends
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United Otherkin Alliance:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/328253710566869
where elves, faeries, dragons, kitsune, gnomes, hobbits, merkin, pixies, brownies, nymphs, driads, niaids, valkyrie, vampires, devas, and all manner of Faerie Folk gather!

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

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

by The Silver Elves

 

To Elfin Find

Free we are, to Elfin find
Whatever kin, of any kind
Together do we travel
The mysteries unravel.

Secrets deep, and secrets old
Will now the mysteries unfold
Whisper gently to the bold
From ages long ago untold.

From simple self to Shining One
All has ever yet begun
Such treasures can be won
Silver Moon and golden Sun.

With far memories of an ancient way
Where Elfae sing and Dragons play
And twirling Faeries laugh about
The glen where flowers ever sprout.

Otherworld is like they say
Only one step in mind away
All creatures fey and fair
Call us out to join them there.

And appreciation do we show
To near and far so all can know
Because gratitude knows no bounds
When our True Heart is truly found.

And when the hearth we have found
Joyous tales do abound
Of travels wide and far
Guided by an Elfin star.

Whose light does ever shine within
The secret of our heart
Where ‘er we go or ‘er we’ve been
You’ve been there from the start.

—written together by Hennie van Geel, Sara Isayama (Ileådryn), Zardoa‎, and Silver Flame (members of the Facebook group “Magical Books of the Silver Elves”)

 

 

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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

 

“We elves are always mystified by other people’s inability to reason. There are things we just cannot discuss with them for they will only get angry and upset if we do so. To these others, the Universe is like a painting that is already completed and should never be touched. To the elves, the Universe is an artwork in progress and we are still adding paint to the canvas.”
—The Silver Elves

 

For further reading on living the life Elfin and the Elven Way:

THE MAGICAL REALMS OF ELFIN: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path by The Silver Elves contains questions and answers about being elven that many people whmagicalRealms2o are exploring the Elven Way have posed to The Silver Elves throughout the 40 + years that they have been living and sharing the Elven Way. If you need a convenient, yet thorough and easy-to-read, resource to explore your questions about who the modern elves are and about the Elven Way or elven spiritual path — past, present and future — then we recommend this book. If you are curious about elves and want to learn more about modern elves and the Elven Path, then you will surely find this book to contain many of your questions answered and it will be a great comfort and help in finding your way home to the Magical Realms of Elfin.

 

 

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An Elven Spell for Finding your true s’elf:

“Increasingly, I come to know
Just who I am the truth to show.”

(In Arvyndase, the magical language of the Silver Elves)
“Memarnla, El koso va ken
Oda jae El da tae lodver vah teke.”
 

(Pronunciation)
Me – mare-n – lah, Eel co – so vah keen
Oh – dah jay Eel dah tay load – veer vah tea – key.

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 Elven Blessings, Dear Kindred!

 

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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)

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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

 

“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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What do the Elves Think about the Modern World of Humans Straying from Being United with Nature?

June 5, 2019
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“. . . whatever the past may have been like, whether we were noble savages or citizens of high civilizations, it would behoove us now to strive for unity and that surely begins with a basic courtesy toward each other, a tolerance for our differences, and a renewed effort to manifest Elfin upon the Earth in the most harmonious, beautiful, loving and creative ways possible.”

     For some time, there has been the idea of the noble savage, which is defined as a literary character who represents the notion of the outsider, wild man/elf, who exists naturally in Nature and is seen as an other or otherkin who has not been affected by the corrupting influences of modern civilization. This being is sometimes used to represent the idea that humanity is innately good in their purity of being. This idea of the noble savage is often attributed to the French writer Jean-Jacques Rousseau, although we are told that he never actually used that term in his writing.

     This idea of the noble savage is sometimes applied to the elves and not without some truth in it. We are certainly other, the perpetual outsiders and surely, we tend to agree that there is something essentially good in the evolving elven character, a purity that can be found often in children. Although, the purity of children is frequently a thoughtless purity that may do mean, cruel or dangerous and harmful things without actually intending evil of any sort. It is destruction for the pure delight of it.

     The notion that we were once pure and advanced beings who lived in harmony with the Earth and Nature is a wonderful idea, but most likely veers a bit astray from the truth. The reality is that we elfae, like other peoples around the world, were mostly a tribal and clannish people. And while it is nice to think of us as united, this is surely far from the truth. We were, in many ways, like the Celts who were not one tribe but a series of tribes who shared a somewhat common culture. And like most ancient tribes, such as the Vikings, the Teutons and other Germanic tribes, the Britons, the First Nations peoples of the American continents and the tribes of Africa, we elves often struggled and fought among ours’elves.

     Even Tolkien in the Silmarillion showed the elves in conflict with each other at times. The Irish tales speak of the Sidhe and other faerie tribes combating each other and as much as we Silver Elves would like to see elves come together in mutual appreciation and harmony, we would be totally divorced from reality (rather than a trial separation) if we didn’t acknowledge that even on the internet there are those who claim to be elven and fae who spend quite a bit of their time trying to argue and tear down others of different elfae tribes. We are still a tribal and clannish people, often individual elves and fae scattered here and there about the world.

     And if what the Greeks wrote about the Scythians, from which most of the elfae of the British Isles were said to have descended from, they didn’t account thems’elves as being worthy of consideration as warriors at their annual gathering of their tribes if they hadn’t killed at least one person during the previous year. We surely were often savages, like other tribes, but mostly noble in our own opinion of ours’elves, like most other tribes and peoples as well.

     True nobility isn’t given or granted to us. It is not something that we inherit, although some would disagree, of course. It is something that exists within us in potential as beings, which we must make actual in our own lives and beings. The same is true of having a harmonious relationship with each other and with Nature.

     It is true that some elfae think, along with Tolkien’s tales in that vein, that we once had grand civilizations as did the Ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, Sumerians, and the Ancient Chinese, although they were also tribal folk brought together most often by force. And in as much as it is said that we descended, as some say, from the Anunnakians, this may be the truth. Although, the tales of Atlantis, Lemuria and other Lost Civilizations are also said to speak of our peoples.

     But esoterically, it is also possible and, we think even more likely, that these Elven Civilizations didn’t exist upon the present Earth but upon earlier manifestations of the Earth upon higher planes and dimensions as we worked our way downward into this material realm in order to infuse it with spirit and magic and gain mastery here. The civilizations we remember may not have been on this world at all but on other planes of existence.

     Due to the fact that other tribes and peoples overwhelmed our own tribes in the course of history, and did a great deal to wipe out our culture and substituted it with their own (as the Christians and Islamic peoples substituted their culture over Pagans ones), it is difficult to know the truth entirely. Instead, we find we are left to sense and intuit the truth, and what may be true for one, may be different for other elfae of other tribes. We are not all the same, we are indeed all different and unique, and in that is our similarity.

     What is clear, however, whatever the past may have been like, whether we were noble savages or citizens of high civilizations, it would behoove us now to strive for unity and that surely begins with a basic courtesy toward each other, a tolerance for our differences, and a renewed effort to manifest Elfin upon the Earth in the most harmonious, beautiful, loving and creative ways possible. If we are to create an elven civilization, it would benefit us greatly if we practiced basic civility. For civility is a great elven power of enchantment that should never be underestimated.

Ver nesidas mellun vari te (In shimmering starlight ever be),
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See all our 45+ books on The Elven Way on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

And please, do come to our website and 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.

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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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 with polishing our manners and bringing etiquette back to our daily lives.”

 

 

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And 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.”
(From the cover below)

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The Magical Path of The Shining Ones

“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.”

—The Silver Elves
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You may also read excerpts from two of our recent books on elf tribes and faerie, fae and otherkin tribes, just click on the titles to read a blog post on each book:
ELF TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin and
FAERIE, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin.

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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

 

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And 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. This is our gift to you. Simply follow the link & the directions and we will happily gift you with a beautiful narrative uniquely written just for you about your magical kin type and tribe.
http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfkin.html

 

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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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“La tae lun u Eldat te vari elsorin!”
(Arvyndase for “By the light of Elfin be ever blessed!”)

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What is the Relationship of the Elves to the Trees?

April 12, 2019
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“Wood or sylvan elves naturally adore the trees. We see the trees as our kindred and friends, even if, for the most part, they are rather shy, quiet and meditative friends. . . . As we like to say, we Silver Elves are the elves of Moonlight, Starlight and the Radiance of the Forests. So, it is only natural that trees are much beloved to us. . . . And yet at that moment, when we happen out into the rural areas, and we look upon the sky at night and see thousands of stars gleaming above us, how can we elfae but feel moved to the depths of our souls and stirred to remember that while we live upon the Earth we also live among the stars, which to our minds are like shining trees in the sky.”

     Elves, of course, love and admire nearly all of Nature, and so naturally we love the trees, the forests, the woodlands and every little copse and hedge, spinney, holt and boscage we come across. But we also love the oceans, the seas, the rivers and all their inhabitants. We love the mountains, the skies, the waterfalls, the wind and much else. Which is why, while we are on the subject of loving things of Nature, we also love Mankind, even though we are sometimes less than flattering in our description of them. So, of Men, while we admire them at times, much in the way that we might admire a lion in its beauty and majesty, we are ever cautious until they have demonstrated that they are of the friendly sort and not the unnecessary and unreasonable aggressors that they can be.

     But while we elves do tend to admire most of Nature, which in a sense really includes nearly all of existence, we do have our preferences. Wood or sylvan elves naturally adore the trees. We see the trees as our kindred and friends, even if, for the most part, they are rather shy, quiet and meditative friends. We mourn when we see them unnecessarily cut down; and on those occasions when we’ve encountered Men cutting down a tree just because it is obstructing their view and we asked that they might consider the life of the tree, they’ve merely laughed at us. Men can be a famously narcissistic bunch and everything in the world centers around them in their own minds. In fact, for the longest time, much of Mankind assumed the Earth was the center of the Universe and the Sun circled around the Earth, which is to say around Mankind, not only because, on the surface of things, it kind of looks that way to the casual observer, but also because Men were on the Earth and thus, of course, the Sun and its rotation was all about them and their lives. They even create their gods in their own images, although, they claim it is the other way around.

     Most of the elves that we Silver Elves have encountered in our lives are wood elves, or part wood elves. As we like to say, we Silver Elves are the elves of Moonlight, Starlight and the Radiance of the Forests. So, it is only natural that trees are much beloved to us. But ocean elves especially love the seas; river elves adore the rivers, streams and creeks; lake elves love the ponds and pools; and mountain elves naturally love the high places of the Earth.

     We must say that when we put out our Elven, Faerie, Fae Otherkin tribe survey, we were surprised at how many mountains elves there actually were. At the same time, most of them love the mountain woodlands. They want forested mountains with waterfalls. And many of those elfin and fae who choose the seaside or rivers or lakes as their preferred abodes, also wanted there to be a forest that they could live in near the ocean, by the river, or alongside the lake.

     Star elves, we would assume, must surely be enraptured by the stars and while, as yet, Mankind and others haven’t found a way to destroy the stars as yet, certainly the star elves must feel a certain loss when they are in cities and towns where the city lights make the stars nearly invisible. And yet at that moment, when we happen out into the rural areas, and we look upon the sky at night and see thousands of stars gleaming above us, how can we elfae but feel moved to the depths of our souls and stirred to remember that while we live upon the Earth we also live among the stars, which to our minds are like shining trees in the sky.

“If you have never been to Elfin, it is hard to understand,
the magic that abides there and permeates the land,
that from the trees does radiate like star light from within,
enchantment woven from true love vast wonders to portent.”

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The Silver Elves
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“We touch the Earth,
embrace the trees
and from them each a gift receive
of Elfin magic, ancient true
to guide our hearts in all we do.”
—The Silver Elves

 

And please dear Kindred, when you come to our Silver Elves website do enjoy reading sample pages , tables of contents, and reader’s reviews of our 45+ books on elven 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

 

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

 

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“To the elves, the trees are like stars shining upon the Earth.
Thus, we sometimes call them the Earth Stars.”
—The Silver Elves

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A passage about the Tree of Life Eternal and Happiness Everlasting from:

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Liber Aelph: Words of Guidance from the Silver Elves to our Magical, by The Silver Elves, chapter on “Druidry: In Honor of the Trees.”

“. . . . study the Qabalah, also called the Tree of Life, and this is surely a good thing and well worth your effort, beloved children of our magic. But that system, like all intellectual systems, is merely a metaphor for a greater reality and one would be unwise to think that in understanding it intellectually that one truly knows and understands. Study therefore the Yggdrasil tree, as well as the two trees in the Garden of Eden that represent the two trees of which Tolkien wrote, one of Silver White, the other Golden, for these are all symbols of the two trees of the Spirit and the Soul, the Tree of Life Eternal and the Tree of Happiness Everlasting, which are themselves but metaphors for the great goals set before us, which motivate every being that lives (see the Silver Elves Through the Mists of Faerie).”

“Know that these, while worthy studies, are only a part of what you need to know and most of that by experience rather than intellect. While intellect is valued in Faerie, it is but one aspect that is celebrated here. We value kindness more than cleverness, sincerity more than wit, and emotional development and maturity more than great knowledge. But in hearing this don’t think we do not value cleverness, wit or great knowledge. But we also value body awareness and development, soulful awareness, vibrant spirit and much else. The intellect is important but though the world may be said to have been cast into existence through the evocation of the logos, the magical word given and creating life, know that it was uttered in the Silence that is the Womb of all things with the power of Intent and Will and it was Sung in Rhyme and Rhythm.”

“But most of all, in studying the Trees of Life Eternal and Happiness Everlasting you should speak to the actual trees and more importantly listen to them. As the shamans tell us (The Way of the Shaman by Michael James Harner) the greatest magical knowledge comes from the trees. They are first and foremost Healers. Not only do they provide us with nearly everything we need to heal our bodies, they also provide the revelations by which we may heal our souls, revive our spirits, and bring comfort to anguished minds and hearts. They provide us with the oxygen we breath and without them we would perish from this Earth in the forms we currently inhabit.”

“Tolkien wrote that the elves first taught the trees to speak, and this may be so, although it might be more accurate to say the elves learned the language of the trees, but once we had done so they revealed to us wondrous things, for they are ancient and wise and you need but walk among them to be reminded of this. All our sages have said this, go into Nature, go speak to the trees and most of all listen well to them for they are our continual benefactors. But know that when they speak, they speak through their bark, their vines, their leaves, their blossoms and their fruit.”

“You do not need a great intellect to enter Faerie but a pure heart and a courageous spirit. But a truly great mind is also an open mind and that opens the door to Faerie, when it is combined with the hunger of the soul that ever seeks to find our own.”

—From Liber Aelph: Words of Guidance from the Silver Elves to our Magical,
by The Silver Elves

 

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And now for a bit of fun in our elven magical forest!

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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And if you wish to read the Elven Tree of Life Eternal in book form (it is the same as our elven forest mentioned above that we have on the website, but just in a convenient book form), please enjoy visiting our website here to read a sample of the book and to learn more about it.

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The Elven Tree of Life Eternal:
A Magical Quest for One’s True S’ELF

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Faerie Tale . . . . .

Truth sits in the sand
the bride and groom hold hands
the bridesmaid tells of loves that she has lost
Cupid’s arrow’s sharp
as it does pierce her heart
but in love’s blush she does not count the cost.

A Faery tale comes true
as Faery tales will do
in Faery where the Elder race doth dwell
on islands of the sea
beneath the banyan tree
every lingering sorrow
is made well.
—From Caressed by An Elfin Breeze: The Poems of Zardoa Silverstar
by The Silver Elves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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“We heed the Call of Elfin true,
it’s ever here for me and you.
We’re ever one where ever we roam,
and where ever we are
waits Elfin our home.”
—The Silver Elves

 

 

For listening to the wisdom of the trees . . . .

Cover_ElfinBookOfTrees An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid: The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script by The Silver Elves. “An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid can be used as an oracle. Perhaps, that is its chief purpose. That is up to you, really. For our own part in writing it, we learned a great deal about the tree families of the world and for us that was wonderful. We love trees. Not that we’ll remember it all or even most of it. But a passing acquaintance is nice. This book is a way, in a sense, of listening to the trees. It is not the same as being out in the trees and feeling their radiant and wondrous presence, nor ingesting some of the herbs that plants and trees use to enlighten us. However, not all of us, in the modern world, can be among the trees regularly or as much as we would like and this tome is, in that sense, designed to express their voice in the form of an oracle for those of us who are unable at present to spend a great deal of time among them. Although, in our hearts and imaginations, we are ever surrounded by the forest. And in that sense, this book is a forest, an elven woodland, an elvish glade, a living book of tree lore.”

Please go here to read more about this book and read a couple of excerpts from the 111 trees or tree groups with the Wizard Script, about the magic of the particular tree and what it means to draw it as an oracle.

 

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“Every acorn holds the potential to become an oak tree that bears
the potential to produce an entire forest from its seeds.
Every elf contains the potential for creating an elven family
that can produce seeds that can turn into a forest of elfin being.
Plant seeds everywhere you feel they might prosper.”

 

And for further reading:

And, dear Kindred, if you enjoyed the article above about the relationship elves have with the trees, we think you may very much enjoy reading our most popularly read book on the wisdom teachings of the ancient Elven titled Through the Mists of Faerie:

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

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

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“A man came upon Faerie but knew not it was there,
’cause he didn’t believe and just didn’t care,
so he missed all the fair folk and the magic they bring,
as the elves kept on dancing and the faeries took wing.”
—The Silver Elves

 

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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

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The Magical Path of The Shining Ones

 

You may also read excerpts from the two newest books by The Silver Elves, just click on the titles to read a blog post on each book:
ELF TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin and
FAERIE, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin.

 

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“Look through the mists
When the night is just dawning.
See there a light in the forest is glowing.
Don’t be afraid
For it soon will be clear
You are safe in these woods
For the elf folk are here.”

— Chorus to song “Red Diamond World”
from Caressed by An Elfin Breeze: The Poems of Zardoa Silverstar
by The Silver Elves

 

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What Will Elves Be Like in the Future?

December 1, 2018
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“These will be more feeling orient, psychic beings with telekinetic, telepathic and other abilities and these abilities which now exist in most elves in a very latent form expressing itself in small ways will flower in the future. So while humanity in general will become more psychic, so shall the elves grow far beyond our present abilities.”

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What will elves be like in the future? Who knows? That’s one of the marvelous things about elves and elfin, we are ever changing and evolving. Our sisters of the Elf Queen’s Daughters (see our series Books of Correspondence Between The Silver Elves and the Founders of The Elf Queen’s Daughters, four volumes), a sisterhood we were part of back in the mid 1970’s, used to say that it was important for elves to be as adaptable as possible while letting go of most of one’s preferences and aversions. One of our sisters used to say that the difference between those who were truly elven and those who were attracted to us but just couldn’t make the leap to joining us and being a part of our culture was the ability to change.

     And surely whatever we might say about elves in the future would only be a projection on our part, based mostly upon our own experience, and the reality would be rather different. And that is one of the things that is most wonderful about Elfin and being Elven is that Elfin is full of surprises. And while we elves are generally hard to surprise since we often have The Sight, we love wondrous surprises and Elfin surprises us regularly and people, particularly elfae folk, always surprise us.

     Yet there are certain consistencies to elfin being that will most likely remain the same. We are enchanters by our natures and we love magic and the magic of our essential being is likely to grow stronger and more potent. In fact, it is likely that we will become ever more of what people have always imagined us to be. We will be changing but mostly by becoming more of our own true s’elves.

     We can assume that all of humanity (mankind and elfae alike) will be motivated to continue to develop preferred traits, i.e., those traits that are based on instinctual drives of attaining happiness and longevity. Since beauty is a preferred trait in human beings and is nearly always projected as an aspect of elven being, it is likely that we will become ever more handsome and beautiful as a elven people. Peter Jackson said that casting actors to play Tolkien’s elves in the Lord of the Rings movies was basically about finding fashion models.

     Since, longevity is a preferred trait, and since near immortality is also something that elves are almost always accorded in legend and lore, it is likely we will become healthier and more resilient, less prone to disease and longer lived altogether. Besides we tend to be happy people and happiness is a key to longevity. We delight in life, find purpose in life and are most often life artists. Our art is life.

     Since intelligence is a preferred trait, although you wouldn’t always know it by observing Mankind overall, we will surely be ever more intelligent as an elven people. We, after all, are ever seeking to learn and increase our knowledge as well as our ability to accurately think about the facts we encounter.

     According to elven esoteric lore with a more New Age concept, we elves of the current era are proto-types of the sixth sub race of the fifth root race of humanity, which in itself will be a proto-type of the coming sixth root race of humanity overall. These will be more feeling orient, psychic beings with telekinetic, telepathic and other powers and these powers which now exist in most elves in a very latent form expressing itself in small ways will flower in the future. So while humanity in general will become more psychic, so shall the elves grow far beyond our present abilities. The Sight will become telescopic vision and we elves will sense nearly everything that is to come while retaining our basic delight in all that is wonderous in the world, the Universe and Nature.

     Despite the fact that we elves are, and are most often seen as, a mystically magical people, we are very scientifically oriented and most likely will increasingly continue to be so. To us, science is just another form of wizardry. Sorcery is Psychology. Astronomy is a branch of Astrology. Chemistry is a 101 class for Alchemy. Medicine is Herbalism and Shamanism. Every science you can name stems from magic (see Fraser The Golden Bough) and will eventually return to it to our elven way of thinking. We know that this is just semantics, but that’s the point of Grammarye, isn’t it? Weaving magic with words. It is just the elven way of perceiving the world. Others may wish to use other terminology for things, but we are elves and the whole world is magic to our eyes and our hearts.

     And that’s the point isn’t it? No matter what changes may occur in the world, in technology, in our own being, we will still be elves now and forever. Whether we live on the material plane or some other, we are soulful spirits evolving into greater and more vibrant being. We can only guess at the details of what we elves will be like in the future. As we can only guess at what fashions we might wear. But what is certain is that we are becoming ever more elven, which is to say more enchanting and that is what it has always been about. What will elves be like in the future? Marvelous, simply marvelous. Just as we are now only better.

Kyela,

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

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

 

“Every vision of the morrow is rooted in a thousand yesterdays.”
Olde Elven Saying

—The Silver Elves

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

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

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Also, we hope you will 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  We have many books  on being elves and the Elven Way to choose from, but for the best oracle to help guide you into your most enlightened future s’Elf, we suggest the I Ching:

The Elven Book of Changes: A Magical Interpretation of the I Ching is a magical interpretation of the I Ching or Book of Changes, and is for elves, magicians, otherkin, and magic wielders of all kinds. It is written without gender bias and serves both as an Oracle and as a book of instruction to help the magician find hir way through the maze of modern life, the mystical worlds of spirit, and the magical realms of Faerie.

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If you want to hear the voice of the ancestors and get true guidance and sagely advice from them, the I Ching is a good way to go about it. The Elven Book Of Changes is a version of the I Ching that merely removes the patriarchal cultural bias and language that is in so many versions, as well as interpreting it from an Elven point of view, which also means with a magical outlook. We welcome you to come here to our website to read more about The Elven Book of Changes and to read the introduction and beginning of the Hexagram 1: Magic.

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The above quote is from The Elven Book of Changes: A Magical Interpretation of the I Ching. We thank Ileådryn, Sara Isayama, for her beautiful graphic presentation of this quote.

 

“We elves are not trying to save the world
so much as to transform it into something much better.”
—The Silver Elves

 

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).

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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

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, and all manner of Faerie Folk gather!

 

magicalRealms2THE MAGICAL REALMS OF ELFIN: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path contains questions and answers about being elven that many people who are exploring the Elven Way have posed to The Silver Elves throughout the 40 + years that they have been living and sharing the Elven Way. The Silver Elves have put them all in this one book for all those who need a convenient, yet thorough and easy-to-read, resource to explore their questions about who the modern elves are and about the Elven Way or elven spiritual path — past, present and future. If you are curious about elves and want to learn more about modern elves and the Elven Path, then you will surely find this book to contain many of your questions answered and it will be a great comfort and help in finding your way home to the Magical Realms of Elfin.

 

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Bright Doth Burn the Candle Light. . . . . .

Bright doth burn the candle light

That flickers through the trees

When darkened night obscures the way

Its glow still summons me

I ever keep it in my sight

As weary I do strive

To find my way to Elven Home

Where true magic comes alive.

And filtered now I hear a song

Of voices raised in cheer

And gladdened notes of happiness

To greet my eager ear

And stumbling onward

Toward the sound

Of laughter and of love

That through the leaves

Does call to me

From branches up above.

And peering round

My eyes do search

Until they hap to see

A staircase spiral wrapping round

An oak that’s near to me

With pounding heart

I toward these steps

In haste do lurch and dive

Till climbing up

Hands pull me forth

As I at last arrive.

And I am grasped

And deep embraced

And nectar offered me

But none so sweet

As the smiles I spy

At home high in this tree.

—The Silver Elves, from An Elven Game of Rhymes : Book Two of the Magical Poems of Zardoa Silverstar.

 

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Come join ‘Elf Sayings from the Silver Elves’ on Facebook for a new inspiring and magical elf saying each day:

https://www.facebook.com/Elf-Sayings-from-the-Silver-Elves-1130064783704635

 

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“Elfin is like the morning mist nestled among the trees
arousing an atavistic sense of mystery and wonder.”

—The Silver Elves

 

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Touch this star above for an Elven Blessing, dear Kindred!

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Is the Sphere of Netzach Specifically Related to Elves?

March 28, 2017

Is the sphere of Netzach specifically related to Elves?

Netzach on the Qabalahistic Tree of Life is the realm of Victory and particularly of victory over ones’elf, of rising above ones’elf and transcending one’s limitations. Netzach is a sphere of long-suffering, of enduring to completion or therefore patience, and of strength. It is often related to the planet Venus and to enchantment and thus in all these ways it is very elven in nature.

But then one could, just as easily find aspects of elfin and the elvish personality in all the other spheres on the tree of life. That, in fact, is what the tree is for, to view life from its fundamental aspects. (see our book The Elven Tree of Life Eternal.)

If we took some of Tolkien’s elven characters we could easily see Legolas and Tauriel (Peter Jackson’s creative invention in the Hobbit), Thranduil, Elrond and even Galadriel in their warrior form as being associated with Geburah, the sphere of Mars. Or we could talk Elrond and Galadriel in their wisdom aspect as being associated with Binah, or in their occult knowledge aspect as being associated with Hod (Mercury) or Yesod (Moon) or perhaps the path between them. There is no sphere on the Tree, in fact, where one couldn’t view elves in one of our many manifestations and characteristics. Just as elves would live, explore, roam and adventure in all parts of our forest, just as one knows every part of one’s home or neighborhood, so do we, as elven, have a place in every sphere and path of the tree.

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

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

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Elf Magic Mail

June 21, 2014

Elf Magic Mail: Book 1, the original letters of the Elf Queen’s Daughters with Commentary by the Silver Elves. These letters…dearest kin… were written by the Elf Queen’s Daughters and contain within them the roots of the Otherkin movement. The following is the introduction of the book Elf Magic Mail that we have compiled of these original letters by the EQD and we have included a sample writing of one letter with the commentary by the Silver Elves.

Keldas Zet Ton Na Tarsalunin Sol (Running wild on a moonlit night),

The Silver Elves

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Be sure an scroll under the following image of Elf Magic Mail to read sample of book:

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From the Introduction of Elf Magic Mail:

Introduction

In 1974, a pair of sisters—Arwen and Elanor—calling thems’elves the Elf Queen’s Daughters (EQD) emerged upon the Pagan/Wiccan scene. They wrote fascinating esoteric letters of elven lore and philosophy that, when they really got going, were sent out in a groups of three every week. At their height, they had over 300 addresses around the United States with a few being sent to Spain and France. Within months of their first publication, other kindred joined the sisters and established vortexes around the U.S. where those interested, who had heard the Call, could write to awakened elves. There was also a vortex in France (more on this in Book 2).

Among these vortexes was the Elves of the Southern Woodlands in Carbondale, Illinois, established by Zardoa as a member of the EQD and who would, some years later in 1979, after the sisters ceased writing them, take on the Dharma of creating the elf letters (first in Florida under the name the Sylvan Elves and later in California as The Silver Elves). Silver Flame, his faithful sister-lover companion, joined him and they’ve been pursuing the Dharma ever since.

This is Book 1 of a compilation of the original letters of the Elf Queen’s Daughters. Some of these letters appeared in the earliest version of the “Green Egg Magazine”. The sisters knew many folk in the Pagan/Wiccan community including Oberon and Morning Glory Zell Ravenheart who published that magazine, as well as Z Budapest, the author of The Grandmother of Time (our friend Sumi painted the cover art for that book), and Alison Harlow who was a founding member of the Covenant of the Goddess, as well as the founder of the “Vanthi” line of Feri witchcraft, a co-founder with Gwydion Penderrwen (with whom these elves used to correspond, having been introduced by the sisters) of “Nemeton” an early pagan magazine, and a co-founder with Oberon and Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart of the Holy Order of Mother Earth.

Then in mid 1977 the EQD letters suddenly stopped. The sisters withdrew into seclusion and pursued their esoteric studies mostly in private. However, Zardoa stayed in touch with them and they have remained friends and accomplices ever since. Four of our books are actually a personal and magical correspondence between Zardoa and Silver Flame of the Silver Elves and Arwen and Elanor, who had founded the Elf Queen’s Daughters. This correspondence took place in 2011-2012. These books are Magic Talks, Sorcerer’s Dialogues, Discourses on High Sorcery, and Ruminations of Necromancy.

There are certain common features to most of the original letters of the Elf Magic Mail. Besides the intriguing esoteric elven philosophy, there is almost always a photo or graphic, and a glyph that is a combination of the symbols for Venus and Mars often with the Yin/Yang symbol within it; this done in hundreds of variations. There is also frequently the seven-pointed elf star that is today quite often referred to as the faerie star and adorns the covers of a number of books, including Faery Craft by Emily Carding, and is found on websites about elves and faeries all over the globe. This may be the sisters’ most enduring gift to elfin (they spelled it elfan, sometimes elfen) kind. A gift we Silver Elves passed on in our letters and which was taken up by elves and faeries all around the world.

Sample writing from “Elf Magic Mail”, pages 226-230, transcribed from original letters in 1970s:

“Title: The Primordial Egg”

“THERE ARE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MATTERS, SISTERS …. to hold opinions about, and ten thousand more to express our attitudes about, and more and more to ponder about in the future as well as millions of lost opinions and view-points to recollect and dwell upon relating to our pasts. They weave about us, and we learn to call them ourselves. Astute politicians and the genius-executives that manipulate most of what we once held sacred wield mental power over the people of our disenchanted America that dwarfs the physical power once held by Kings and emotional power held by their courtesans.

It is foolish to believe that you’ve escaped enculturation. It is even more foolish to seriously attempt to do any thing about it. We are programmed sisters, and almost all of us can only re-program ourselves with bizarre “programming” seemingly our own, yet mostly “borrowed” from India or China or even Romantic-Western-America. It appears to the elven sisters, that it’s only the seriousness that really endangers both our security and our freedom. If we can singularly and mutually “face” the utter ridiculousness of our real predicament and almost eternal bondage to the illusions so artfully created for endless distraction, we may begin the long and perilous journey into and out-of fear.

And yet, sisters, we pass through normal and elven America and find so very much opinion about everything imaginable. The warm smiles are what counts, sisters; it is the elven smile that makes for a new day, and the elven chatter as well as the elven letters we all have grown to love are not a real part of our mutual liberation. Only a real human smile has the magic and true enchantment necessary to attack with love (in elven style) the almost ageless human preoccupation with deception. Would that people only attempted to deceive folk other than themselves.

We find sisters everywhere that would learn the magic. They find their elven natures to be more than just “surface” qualities; they feel they’ve found something recognizable in their real kinship with the elven sisterhood. We pray and call upon She Who Dreams to guide them past all of this and into and out-of what men call real. There is no substitute for self-knowledge. So very few spend the time to find out who they really are. The unseen realms of mind and reality are so very devastating to those who know so little about themselves, their motives, their sexual needs and desires, the “nitty-gritty” stuff that wizzards [sic] expose to the light of day on only one or two days in a single year. And Alchemy, and astrology, and all the “heavy “ stuff, what is it all about, beloved .. what is it all about?

Let us firstly make arrangements for our mutual evolution and growth from a disenchanted folk alienated primarily from ourselves .. into a real people who not only know themselves but know themselves relative to their real environment. 
It’s the Space that Counts.”

Picture of actually letter from which the above is transcribed, on page 227:

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COMMENTARY BY THE SILVER ELVES on page 230:



”Here the sisters make very clear that our true elven magic is not ceremonial magic or the waving of wands, nor even attempts to manipulate the world but the magic of a simple smile, a bit of kindness in a world that very much needs it. This goes along with Tolkien’s idea, as expressed in his article On Fairy-Stories found in Tree and Leaf, that faerie magic is not the labored magic of worldly magicians. While this magic may be less demonstrative and flashy than the magic of movies and books, it is far more powerful really for all its subtlety and far more enduring. It helped change our lives and endures still in the hearts of these elves.”

 

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And a Gift For You!
What Sort of Elf, Faerie or Otherkin 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. This is our gift to you. Simply follow the link & the directions and we will happily gift you with a beautiful narrative uniquely written just for you about your magical kin type and tribe.
http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfkin.html

 

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You may also read excerpts from the two newest books by The Silver Elves, just click on the titles to read a blog post on each book:
ELF TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding
Your Magical Kind and Kin
and
FAERIE, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES:
The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin.

 

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Finding our way home

October 16, 2009

It has never been the policy of these elves…
Dear kin,
… to say who is or isn’t an elf. We do not have the authority to say so, nor does anyone else. We may have our opinions on the subject and if asked, render them, but it is always up to the individual to discover and declare hir (his/her) particular nature.
So, too, it is the right, and some might say duty, although we wouldn’t go that far, of each individual elf to decide hir own spiritual path and beliefs. We certainly have our own beliefs, which are, we believe, rather unique and each elf must, should, or perhaps we should say, is encouraged to decide for hir own s’elf the spiritual path/s SHe (she/he) will tread and the extent of, and depth of Hir, beliefs.
Many elves base their beliefs loosely upon Tolkien’s mythology, which is not wholly different from the Catholicism that constituted his own spiritual practice. And while these elves are not ours’elves Christian, nor any of the other major or really minor religious beliefs, we respect the right of those elves who do follow Christianity or Islam or Buddhist beliefs or any other philosophy they choose.
However, and here’s the rub, dearest, there are certain beliefs that simply don’t accord with Elfin and if one follows those practices SHe will in time stray farther and farther from Faerie. Perhaps this can best be illustrated with Christianity as an analogy. Anyone can say SHe is a Christian, in fact, millions do. But saying one is a Christian is not the same as following the path that Jesus outlined for those who would follow his way.
In just this same way, anyone can say they are an elf, and these elves will not deny them the right to do so, however, if one practices hate and prejudice, if they promote bias against any particular group because of their sexual preference, or gender, or race, creed, national origin, fashion style, or because they swing to a different sort of music, then they are promoting ignorance, and ignorance, is to be found in the opposite direction from Faerie/Elfin. The more one embraces prejudice, the farther one strays from Elfin and from one’s true elfin nature.
And so it is that we elves also believe in, promote, and practice personal liberty. The Wiccan Rede: And that it harm none, do what thou wilt, works well with us. This is also, according the Max Freedom Long, the basic principle of morality of the ancient Kahuna sorcerers. We elves say, “We are all returning to Elfin from a different direction and the path that is right for you, may be the wrong way for another.” Each must be allowed to follow hir own path. So those who insist that their way is the only “right” way and who seek to force their beliefs upon others and compel others to live as they do, are not following the Elfin Way. This is not to say that they are not elves, for no one has a right to say that but the individual hirs’elf, but they are truly losing their way and, in time, in danger of losing contact with Elfin, which is to say their own creative soul, altogether.
Now, one can say they are a Christian in this world and still promote hate and prejudice and war, thus not truly be a follower of the Way of Jesus Christ at all, with little or no consequences, save some very bad karma for having helped spread slime about the world, but to promote hate and prejudice and practice evil magics (trying to control others in opposition to their will and their creative well being) can have very swift and not so pleasant results.
Faerie/Elfin is a magical realm and thoughts, feelings and actions are more potent, profound and powerful when one gets near it or invokes its name. To use Faerie magic for ill deeds quickly brings ill upon ones’elf. This is not our wish for them, mind you. We wish them healing, but we cannot protect them from the hate they have invoked, nor the dark spells they have cast, nor the demons they’ve sent forth, who will come looking for them very shortly. Even if we had the power to thus protect them, we do not have the right to interfere with their magic. But they should know that whenever the time comes when they are done suffering, that is, when they are done trying to create suffering in the world; whenever they are through with feeling out of control, that is trying to control others; we shall be awaiting them on the path to Elfin and if they can calm their anguished hearts for a moment, they will hear our song, calling them ever home.
kyela,
the silver elves

“Love abounds where elves are found,
the circle spinning ever round.”
—The Silver Elves


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