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

August 9, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

To be used with the Elven Wishing Wheel:

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

“Every wish will come to be

As each spin does set it free

Going forth the stars aspire

Returning hence with our desire.”

 

(In Arvyndase)

“Lotym felj yon koso va te

Tat cha solo bålu pånd ter alo

Tasdas soch tae mêlli watan

Cunbadas nynse ena eli’na nalo.”

 

(Pronunciation in Arvyndase)

Low – tim feel-j yone co – so vah tea

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

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

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

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To be used with the Magical Elven Witches Broom:

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

“The past is swept away at last

The future looms and it is vast

The present opens now the way

To greater things this very day.”

 

(Arvyndase)

“Tae log da komïn faron zan zas

Tae lasel almolu nar ter da sud

Tae hårna carolu mat tae yer

Va raltfa vessåli wyr lefa lea.”

 

(Pronunciation)

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

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

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

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

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To be used with your Elven Warriors Shield:

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

“No power can our eald invade

Our light repels the darkest shade.”

 

(Arvyndase)

“Kon eldro vek eli’na ald saron

Eli’na lun vosorlu tae dasdor dasa.”

 

(Pronunciation)

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

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

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To be used with Magical Map-Making:

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

“Reveal to me the truth to see

The world that is and will now be.”

 

(Arvyndase)

“Sotos va el tae lodver va ten

Tae telth dij da nar yon mat te.”

 

(Pronunciation)

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

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

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For using with Magic Character Cards:

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

“I see Elfin (or Faerie) all around

The truth of magic now is found.”

 

Arvyndase)

“El ten Êldat wyl anabo

Tae lodver u êldon mat da låcïn.”

 

(Pronunciation)

Eel teen L – date will a – nay – bow

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

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

 

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

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

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

silverelves_magicbook2The Book of Elven Magick:
The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves, Volume 2

 

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

Kyela,
The Silver Elves

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

 

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Many Elven Blessing, Dear Kindred!

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What is the Difference Between Elves and Witches?

October 7, 2017
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“….while elves can be witches, not all elves are witches
and surely not all witches are elves.”

We Silver Elves and our sisters of the Elf Queen’s Daughters of old always felt very close to witches and in fact the Elf Queen’s Daughters declared on a number of occasions that they were elven witches and this was surely true. They felt a close association with the witchcraft movement of that time (mid 1970s) and were very close with Oberon Zell Ravenheart and Morning Glory of the Church of All Worlds. They were also friends with Alison Harlow of the Covenant of the Goddess, Zee Budapest of the Dianic Movement and other prominent witches of that period. In fact, all of the above were featured on various of the letters of the Elf Magic Mail, which the EQD sent out each week, three letters (the amount you could send for one postage stamp) for over a year.

We Silver Elves also knew all of the above individuals, although we only ever meet Zee Budapest in passing. On the other hand we had spent times in several of the homes of Oberon and Morning Glory and Alison Harlow and in fact our friend Valerie Voight wrote a wonderful letter of recommendation for us to join the Covenant of the Goddess but as it turned out we didn’t pursue that, our path leading us elsewhere.

But while elves generally feel a kinship with witches, we also feel a link to nearly all magical practitioners. There are elven wizards, conjurors, mages, curanderos (magical healers), sorcerers, shamans, diviners and magicians. But, of course, we are particularly enchanters (see our book The Keys to Elven Enchantment: Mastery of the Faerie Light Through the Portals of manifestation) for enchantment is the main and primary magic of the elven and always has been both in lore and tradition and in reality.

In later years (we’ve know them for over forty years), the founders of the Elf Queen’s Daughters and the inner sisterhood tended toward Sorcery in their magic interest and practice but we Silver Elves still pursue enchantment as our primary magic. But the choice of what magic to do, as with nearly everything else concerning elves, is up to the individual elf and hir own spirit and soul. If the elf lets hir natural attractions guide hir, she is bound to find in time the magic that is perfect for hir.

So while elves can be witches, not all elves are witches and surely not all witches are elves. We did meet a woman one time who came to us for guidance and lessons on the magical path, who claimed that she was of witchbreed, that is to say born to be a witch. But even if that is so, and we don’t doubt her, it is still a matter of choice. She pursued witchcraft because she loved and was attracted to it and choose to do so. Of course, one could argue that she was born to love witchcraft, that it is in her blood but still the choice of acting upon it is hers. Without that choice, without that decision to act, there is no true magic. If we are compelled to do magic and have no choice in the matter then we are not magicians but puppets to someone else’s magic. Choose wisely, beloved.

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

We invite you to visit our Silver Elves Author page
on US Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2 and
on UK Amazon at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2
where you will find all our Silver Elves books on Magic and Enchantment and the Elven Way (now 45+).

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If you enjoyed this article, then you may also enjoy reading our blog article: Why Do Elven Witches Call their Covens “Vortexes”?

We also invite you to visit our website: The Enchanted Magical Realms of The Silver Elves in the Uttermost West. While you are there, you may wish to enter our Elven Tree of Life Eternal. We hope you enjoy this journey through our elven forest and through it will discover more of your magical s’elf, remembering that there is no right or wrong answer, as all roads lead to Elfin!

“Remember…All roads lead to Elfin
But sometimes it’s not the Path you’re on
So much as the Way you travel!”

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And you may read all about and also sample chapters of our 45+ books on elfin magic and enchantment and the Elven Way. You may also read what other readers have said about our books on each individual book page, along with excerpts and a table of contents for the books.

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And For Some Practical Elven Magic. . . .

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

 

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A GIFT FOR YOU, Dear Kindred!
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 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

 

For those of you who enjoy going through our Elven Tree of Life Eternal on our website and would like to have this in print book form, please visit our website to view our book page about this book.

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

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We also invite you to come join us on Facebook under the names Michael Love (Zardoa of the SilverElves) and Martha Char Love (SilverFlame of the SilverElves). We also invite you to join some of our Facebook Groups, including Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon and The Magical Books of the Silver Elves,

Below is an Elven poem titled Dancing Elven Queen that five members of the FB group The Magical Books of the Silver Elves wrote spontaneously together, each contributing lines or words:

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The Elves of Lyndarys: A Magical Tale of Modern Faerie Folk

     THE ELVES OF LYNDARYS by The Silver Elves 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.
You may read more about this elven fantasy novel here, including some reviews and an excerpt. As one 5 star reviewer said:
“I will be recommending this book to my faerie/elven friends. We are always looking for stories that resonate with our own brand of reality and this book does that extremely well. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in a modern day story of finding Elfland and all the magic and freedom that a place like this can have. Fans of The Lord of the Rings may also like this as it treats Tolkien’s Middle Earth as a real place and mentions its characters often.”

 

In Elfin Stay . . . . . .

In a darkened twilight world
The voice of spirit ancient hears
A laugh, a whisper, and a jest
That calls you to the final test.
Come within, it seems to say
Do not fear we’re here to play
And if you wish
We’ll show the way
And you at last
Can come and stay.
—From Caressed by an Elfin Breeze: The Poems of Zardoa Silverstar by The Silver Elves
http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HApoembook.html

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