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What is the difference between the Elven Way and the Fairy Faith?

September 9, 2018
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“The Elven Way….is the practical manifestation and realization of one’s own fae and elfin nature in the world…..We don’t view Elfin and Faerie or elves and faeries or otherkin as being separate from us, as being foreigners, but as kindred to us, even in those cases where we do experience some of them in etheric or astral forms.”

Many folks who do believe in elves and faeries and in Fairie and Elfin do so from the outside looking in. They may have astral or etheric or intuitive interactions with the Faerie world but they often see themselves as being separate from it. They may channel information from those realms or have imaginal encounters or real encounters of our kind of ephermeal form but again, they see themselves as apart from the Fae, rather like someone of one country encountering a foreigner visiting their land and note that they are strangers of a different land and culture.

The Elven Way, however, is the practical manifestation and realization of one’s own fae and elfin nature in the world. We find Elfin within us and we express that energy through our own lives and beings. We don’t view Elfin and Faerie or elves and faeries or otherkin as being separate from us, as being foreigners, but as kindred to us, even in those cases where we do experience some of them in etheric or astral forms.

In this way, it is perhaps more like someone who meets a visitor from another land, but it is a land that one’s ancestors migrated from and one knows that one is related to this person, even if it is in some distant fashion. Thus it is the case in the United States of America, at least, a person might call thems’elves an African American, or an Italian American or a Japanese American and so forth. The same sort of thing can be observed in those who are French Canadian. There is a recognition of one’s ancestors in doing this and a connection to one’s ancient land and people. We, as it happens, are Elven American.

But the Elven Way is not only a cognizance of our essential elven nature, an acknowledgement that our beings are essentially based upon spirit rather than matter, it is a determined effort to manifest our culture in the world today. For some this is simply a fun thing to do. They wear elven fashions, put on pointed ears or faery wings and go to various festivals. And there is surely nothing wrong with this. In fact, we very much love our kindred who do this. Wish that we, ours’elves, could do more of it and certainly wish we could join our kindred in doing so. Pictures of elves in elven raiment with pointed ears are one of our favorite things.

But for us Elven culture is not merely fashion or fae-shion, as some call it, but a spiritual path, a way of being in the world, a way of viewing and experiencing the world and way of interacting with others that is based upon the way of ‘we who are the Fair Folk.’ Following this path has altered our entire lives. Not only has it brought elfin magic into our lives and elfin kindred into our lives, which is a great magic in it self, but it has informed the way we proceed in the world.

As far as we know that is not the case with those who practice the Fairy Faith, although it surely has set them apart from the vast majority who would and do ridicule them at times for believing in elves and faeries just as those same folks attempt to deride us for being elves and faeries. And that has pushed those of the Fairy Faith closer to Elfin, nearer to Faerie and closer, oh, so much closer, to us. Our hands and hearts are reaching out to them. They just need to grasp the reality that we are here and we are elves born in human bodies, although frequently they are determined that elves and faeries can only manifest in ephemeral form. Still, when they are ready, we are here for them. Oh, and if they want to give us presents, as ancient lore suggests they do, that’s okay with us as well.

Ver nesidas mellun vari te (In shimmering starlight ever be),
The Silver Elves
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And if you enjoyed the article above, we think you may very much enjoy reading our two most popular books on the wisdom teachings of the ancient Elven titled Through the Mists of Faerie: A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven and
The Elven Way: The Magical Path of The Shining Ones:

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A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven

Click on the link above to find out more about this book and to read excerpts.

The following is an example of writing from THROUGH THE MISTS OF FAERIE, page 62-65, from Part One:

Pure Awareness

What most people call consciousness is an awareness of their thoughts, beliefs and ideas. In the animal kingdom, consciousness is an instinctual awareness and lacks, for the most part, the beliefs, ideas and self-concepts found among humans. In the human being, the idea driven consciousness comes to fore but, as we’ve pointed out already, this is primarily directed and motivated by ideas ruled by our passions and emotionally connected ideas. We think ours’elves to be free but really our lives are controlled by these passions and beliefs.

When we are born into a particular life we come bearing the imprint on our souls of our pervious experiences. Obviously, when we are reborn we don’t have the same body. So our bodies, as they currently exist, clearly are not a part of our immortal s’elf, although they are composed of the energy that is, in its’elf, immortal. We are mostly formed from Star-stuff or Stardust, and elves are particularly aware of this fact. So when we come into a new life, our soul/spirit gathers around it the available stardust/energy to form a new body.

Since this stardust also bears the imprint of its past, in the form of a DNA coding directive, we also come into each life with a racial consciousness, formed in what is often called the Collective Unconscious. We also have a human consciousness, and bear the imprint of our evolution through various forms from all our previous incarnations. To become truly immortal beings, that is to say, immortal in the way that vampires are seen as being immortal, having a permanent immortal physical body, we need to integrate our consciousness with and merge with the consciousness of the energy that temporarily composes us. Of course, elves are often also seen as being Immortal, particularly in our more ephemeral forms, or our ethereal or etheric bodies combined with our astral bodies.

In time our bodies will become more resilient, less physical, and more like light, thus more ephemeral. The dimensions we will reside within, the dimension of Elfin/Faerie will be similar to living in a dream. We will have greater powers, such as the power to fly, and the ability to do things that we can now only dream of doing. And yet it will be every bit as real as a dream seems when we are in it, or every bit as real as this illusionary world that we currently abide within.

Also, just as clearly when we pass from one body to another, we don’t carry our thoughts, feelings and beliefs with us, or our memories, unless indeed we have obtained continuity of consciousness and have born our mind through the death process, which, honestly, these particular elves are nowhere near to achieving. Are you? If you are, you will be able to tell because you will be able to remain aware throughout the night as your body sleeps without losing consciousness. Sleep, as we said, is the little death. It is the reflection in microcosm, As Above/So Below, As Within/So Without, of the life death cycle.

For most individuals, the death experience and the assumption of a new stardust body is like suffering from total amnesia. You don’t remember anything. You don’t even know what you know. For instance, in amnesia, you may know how to type or play a piano, but don’t you know that you know how to do it until you sit down at a typewriter, or computer, or piano and suddenly find that typing or playing piano comes automatically to you. So, too, in moving from one life to another, we carry certain abilities with us. We don’t necessarily know that we know, rather we feel we were born with certain talents and abilities, and indeed we were. Usually, we find we learn these things very quickly and easily. These skills seem to come naturally to us.

Our feelings, not so much our emotions, but mostly our feelings, because they are by their nature essentially unconscious, come easily through the transitional state of death. We may not remember whom we loved or liked or disliked, but if we encounter them again or someone like them we immediately sense our attraction, or our repulsion. There are certain individuals that we know immediately even though it seems we have never met them previously. So until we are able to carry our memories from life to life consciously, they are still born in our soul, particularly those things that are most important to us, which is love and relationship, as well as having an instinctual recognition of and attraction to those with whom we have a karmic connection either positive or negative.

We can see this fact reflected in our current life in our conscious and unconscious. The basic consciousness is everything of which we are currently aware. But we also have an unconscious which composes everything of which we are not aware, which for most of us is far vaster than our conscious awareness. Consider all the things we don’t know, and add to it all the things, events, facts, people, experiences we have forgotten, which are stored in our brains but which, for most of them, are lost to us except at certain times. So, too, are our experiences stored in our soul, but only accessible under certain profound circumstances, although occasionally brought to mind by our encounters in the world, just as memories may be brought back into consciousness by a particular, song, smell, or experience. Our soul stores all our experiences and in that way is linked to the Akashic record, which records all experiences of all beings. The Akashic record is the library of the Soul of the Universe.
End of excerpt from Through The Mists of Faerie: A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven

 

elvenwaywebThe 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.”
Click on the link above to find out more about this book and to read excerpts.

And from page 123 of THE ELVEN WAY: The Magical Path of the Shining Ones by the Silver Elves:
“THE MANY REALMS OF FAERIE

WEAVE TOGETHER WELL

SEAMLESSLY UNITED

BY A LOVING SPELL

OF BEAUTY MOST CREATIVE

OF FRIENDSHIP EVER TRUE

OF FAIRNESS DONE TO EVERY ONE

WHERE EACH RECEIVES HIS DUE.

THE ELVES IN TREES THAT SPARKLE

THE FAERIES GLIDING BY

THE PIXIES WITH THEIR MANY GAMES

THE NYMPHS WITH LONGING SIGHS

THE SHINING ONES MOST REGAL

PASS BY ON THEIR PARADE

AND EVEN WHEN THEY’RE LOST FROM SIGHT

THE MEMORY DOES NOT FADE.

FOR ONCE ONE’S TOUCHED BY ELFIN

OR BEEN TO WHERE THEY DWELL

THE SLIGHTEST HINT

OR PASSING SCENT

WILL MAKE ONE’S HEART TO SWELL.”
—from page 123 of THE ELVEN WAY: The Magical Path of the Shining Ones by the Silver Elves

 

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What Kind of Elf or Otherkin are you?
What is your magical Elfae or Otherkin 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 send you a reply in the form a a narrative about your specific magical tribe. http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfkin.html 

Also, we invite you to 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 invite you to read about our newest book release 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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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.

Some quotes from inside the book THE ELVES SAY:

“The Elves Say: If you need help going higher, lift others up.” (on front cover)

“The Elves Say: You may go forward or backward, sideways or just seem to stand still, but still you are moving with the dance of the stars.”

“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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Enjoy viewing an hour long YouTube video of The Silver Elves in a conversational presentation on The Modern Elven Movement and The Elven Way at Phoenix and Dragon Bookstore in Atlanta, GA, on March 2018, at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0sv3OHkjRw

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

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

The Magical Books of the Silver Elves https://www.facebook.com/groups/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/328253710566869where elves, faeries, dragons, kitsune, gnomes, hobbits, merkin, pixies, brownies, nymphs, driads, niaids, valkyrie, vampires, devas, and all manner of Faerie Folk gather!

 

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Come join ‘Elf Sayings from the Silver Elves’ on Facebook for a new inspiring and magical elf saying each day.
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Does One Have to be Brave and Courageous to Enter Elfin and Faerie?

July 20, 2018

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“Elfin is less dangerous than Faerie and one is usually much safer there. Still, it does take a certain courage to live one’s life as an elf in the world …. For following the Elven Way and living one’s life as an elf in the world, automatically moves one closer to the realms of Elfin that
begin to appear about one, manifesting as
a consequence of one’s magic.”

Faerie, particularly, is like a dream world. One might have pleasant dreams or one may have nightmares. One doesn’t need to be courageous to sleep usually, but there are those who stay awake as much as possible for fear of their dreams. We’ve known some people like this. So, in a sense, it does take a bit of courage to intentionally go into the Faerie realms and take one’s chances on what one might encounter there for one might encounter a nightmare.

At the same time, many a fool has wandered into Faerie unknowingly and they weren’t necessarily brave in doing so. And many a kind and gentle soul has ventured into Faerie as well and been protected and guided by the fae folk who love them and find them intriguing. So, while being courageous is surely a strength and a power that some folks have, not all of us are courageous and while courage can help if one is determined to adventure into the Unseelie realms of Faerie, there is nothing that bars the timid from entering Faerie. If you have just a pinch of courage or simply are heedless of the dangers, you may still find your way there.

The same is true in a sense of Elfin although, for the most part, Elfin is less dangerous than Faerie and one is usually much safer there. Still, it does take a certain courage to live one’s life as an elf in the world and in doing so come closer to Elfin. For following the Elven Way and living one’s life as an elf in the world, automatically moves one closer to the realms of Elfin that begin to appear about one, manifesting as a consequence of one’s magic, whenever one does so.

The World of the normal folk can be a harsh and dangerous place at times for the elfin, as well as for nearly everyone else. So, we might ask ours’elves, does one have to be courageous to live in the world. And the answer is, well, it helps but there are many of us timid folk, doing our best to be brave in encountering the world, who really aren’t all that courageous really.

In many ways, it takes a great deal more courage to live in the normal world and among the normal folk than it does to live in Elfin or Faerie. They can be a dangerous lot and once you realize the truth, that the normal world is really just Faerie in disguise, it is all the same really. What can we do but be the best elves we can be and trust that our kindred will find us and take us home to Elfin where we will be truly safe.

And it should be remembered, there are different types of courage. Some folks might be physically brave and willing to stand up to potential violence and aggressiveness but not very brave morally or spiritual. They may face the enemy on the battlefield but don’t dare oppose or challenge the customs and dictates of the traditions of their society.

And some elves and fae just aren’t ready to live openly as elfae in the world and so do privately, in the closet, so to speak, and they still draw closer to Elfin and Faerie by doing so. They may not be brave enough to wave their elf flag, or banner, or gonfalon or whatever in the world, but by living the life Elfin they grow closer to it. And really, that is courage enough, isn’t?

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

 

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We also 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).

And for a bit of elven fun! Come enter our elven forest (this will not take you out of our website) and go through the Elven Tree of Life Eternal to explore your magical nature (it’s free and completely private). Then return to “the eald of the Silver Elves home page” and enjoy other pages on our website including reading some of our Magical Elven Love Letters.

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Enter here the Elven Tree of Life Eternal

And if you enjoyed the article above, we think you may very much enjoy reading our two most popularly read books on the wisdom teachings of the ancient Elven titled Through the Mists of Faerie and on The Elven Way: The Magical Path of The Shining Ones:

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

 

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The Elven Way: The Magical Path of The Shining Ones

(Excerpt below from The Elven Way, page 141)
“As the awakened elf takes on greater initiation and begins to function creatively in cooperation with the Shining Ones and with Faerie itself, which is to say the Source, the great Magic, hir magical growth is quickened by the increased power and the intensity of the forces that sHe now uses for hir magical creations. Naturally, this causes a rapidity of evolutionary development that will not be found in your average normal person who most often not only doesn’t embrace change, as the adept elf does, but actively avoids it, in fact, is in many ways terrified by its possibilities. This acceptance of new energies and possibilities by the elf, tends to arouse here-to-fore un-accessed parts of hir being, awakening latent talents, powers and abilities. Remember most humans only use a small portion of their brain capacity, and this increase in energetic connection tends to illuminate greater portions of our brains. In time, this development will prove evolutionarily significant.”

“There are a number of effects of this evolutionary initiatory development for the adept elf, the first of which is that since the elf’s powers are being heightened, the elf thus has more power to do good, as well as being faced with greater temptation, which is to say opportunity, to misuse this power. This is where the development of magical maturity becomes so very important. The elf comes to understand that magic is the use of will power to create effects in the world, but also that initiation requires the development of magical and enlightened intent. It is not enough to be able to create change according to one’s will, one needs to create the type of change that will rebound positively for hir and all others and bring hir ever closer to Faerie by increasing hir awareness of and actualization of hir own true s’elf.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 


 

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SMILING FACES . . . . . .

Know the truth in a world of seeming
Elfin manifest all about
Waken now from nightmares dreaming
Elfin puts all fears to rout.

Smiling faces do surround you
Brothers, sisters, cousins, too
Faerie, elf, and pixie beaming
As you realize anew.

The truth of life is one with meaning
A meaning found in love’s embrace
Beneath the trees that are ever gleaming
Radiant upon each elven face.
—Zardoa Silverstar
If you like this poem, please see Caressed by An Elfin Breeze: The Poems of Zardoa Silverstar.

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The Voice of Faerie: Making Any Tarot Deck Into an Elven Oracle

September 16, 2013

We are very excited…

Dearest Kin … to have recently published our second book on tarot. Our first book, “The Elven Book of Powers” is a guide to using the tarot of magical visualization and wish fulfillment, with evocations, invocations and rhyming spells for each card in a traditional tarot deck. Our newest book, “The Voice of Faerie”, is a reference guide for reading the tarot. It is a Living Book (to be consulted over and over in time) designed to be used in concert with any tarot deck so that the meaning of the cards can be easily accessible to anyone interested in communicating with the elven and faerie spirits of other realms and dimensions.

Fardas Lovur Tae Lan (Dancing toward the dawn, in Arvyndase language of the SIlver Elves),

The Silver Elves

Please enjoy an excerpt from this book below the cover image:

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Sample From the Major Arcana:

0. Awakening: Something Magic This Way Comes, Wicked’s Had Its Way Too Long

TAROT: THE MAGICIAN



Something Magic This Way Comes



Something Magic This Way Comes is a card of blessing and good luck. An unexpected turn of affairs brings new magic into your life, refreshing and revitalizing you. Other signs will confirm this soon.
Greet this change of circumstances with optimism and enthusiasm, thus making the most of it. Something Magic This Way Comes is a confirmation of the power of the good and the beautiful to renew itself. It is a response from Faerie to the magic you have already done and that is now coming to fruition.
 However, Something Magic This Way Comes also implies that we must wait for the magic to arrive. It is coming but it hasn’t come yet. It’s on its way but still we must await it with patience as well as expectation.
 This card holds the promise therefore of good to come, of the triumph of good over evil, of the return of health and healing after illness, or the beginnings of understanding after estrangement and clarity in the wake of confusion. 
The magic time is coming. Have faith; trust in its arrival. Know that the Dawn will disperse the darkness, that Spring will chase away winter’s chill, bringing new growth and renewal.

Visualization: 

The feeling has been growing for weeks now and each day it gets stronger. Something is about to happen. Something special. Something Magic This Way Comes.
You tingle inside. Power surges through your body. You feel like you can hardly contain it and you are alive with expectancy. Something comes. Something magic. You can feel it in the wind. The trees whisper about it. The birds call to you, telling you it’s coming. “It’s coming. It’s coming,” they say.
 Your power is calling you. It’s as though someone suddenly plugged you into a wall socket. The electricity streams through your body. You’re alive, alive, alive with the magic, with the power, with the possibility.

The Magic:

 Stop and relax a moment. Where is the magic? Is the power building or waning? Can you feel it? Don’t try to force anything. Just feel the energy. Note where it is. Check it daily. Make yours’elf ready.


(An Alternate Interpretation)
 Wicked’s Had Its Way Too Long

Wicked’s Had Its Way Too Long tells us that sooner or later the Law of Karma is fulfilled in its exacting fashion. Those that have stood against the light fall and the good prevails once again. Each receives hir (his/her) just and exact due as hir magic is fulfilled. 
This is the time of struggle, however. Evil will not give up on its own volition. We must act against it with all our power bringing the weight of our Elven magic to bear, but a direct confrontation with evil is to be avoided if at all possible because we wind up entangled in conflict and destruction. We, and many innocent bystanders, are often harmed by this conflict. Direct confrontation, therefore, is a last resort. The best defense again evil is to make energetic progress toward the realization of our positive dreams and visions. By creating our eald, our bit of Faerie, in the world, by putting all our energy toward creating a better world, we undermine the power of the Wicked, which depends upon decay and dissatisfaction to gain its ends. It is parasitic by nature and 
cannot endure on its own. Creating our own realm of Elfin is like turning on a light in a dark room.
By pursuing fairness and justice for all, we remove the sources of discontent upon which evil thrives and that it ever endeavors to create in order to bring imbalance to the world.
However, sometimes evil must be faced directly and so this is a card of choice. If you receive this card you must decide your best course in dealing with wickedness in this situation. Do you act toward the good, act against evil or wait for things to change on their own?


Something Magic This Way Comes and Wicked’s Had Its Way Too Long are paired, although, one follows the other. This indicates that after obtaining magical power and influence, one is then faced with a choice concerning what to do with that power. What will you do with the power you gain?


Visualization: 

It has become clear to you that there are those who are deliberately seeking to enslave the world for their own profit and gratification. It is also evident to you, having the magical power that you do, that you have a responsibility to use your powers to remove these people from the positions of power from whence they carry out their wicked aims.
The question is: what’s the best way to do this? Should you use your powers to create good and ignore those others, trusting in time and karma to deal with them? Or do you think that the situation demands that you take measures to bind their evil and obstruct their path? Can you do both?


The Magic: 
Hold a magic circle and do a binding. Resist wickedness in your own life and you will have the power to bind it on the nether planes.

See more on our website at:

http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAvoicefaerie.html


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

June 21, 2013

Dear Kin…

We wanted to share with you…
dear kin
… a section from the beginning of “Through the Mists of Faerie” and we hope that you enjoy peeping into our book. Come join us on Facebook as “Silver Elves” and Goodreads to explore our other books on magic and enchantment and The Elven Way.
Kyela,
The Silver Elves

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The Right to Pursue One’s Own Path

One of the first challenges a newly awakened Elfae (combining the words elf and fae/faerie and meant to indicate all kindred of Elven/Faerie kind) encounters is the individual’s right to decide for hir (combining the pronouns his and her, and used when the individual may be either male or female) own s’elf, hir direction, path and course. There are myriads of religious groups and cults all demanding that the elf follow their (the religious group’s) beliefs or doctrines, and certainly nearly every elf comes from a background of religious, scientific, and/or ethnic culture. It is often difficult therefore to assert one’s sense of s’elf when confronted by those persons and forces that one has been trained since birth to honor as authorities.

Whether one has been raised Christian, Jewish, Atheist, or Agnostic or some other faith, deciding to follow one’s own path, particularly when one is young and inexperienced, can often be difficult. And unless one has come to despise, for whatever reasons, the teachings of one’s childhood and family, one often wants to cling to the past while moving forward into the future. And for the elves this is not a problem. We are not concerned by those who wish to be elves and Christian, however, in our experience some Christian sects would make this balance difficult for their part. Like Voudoun, we elves have no problem incorporating the teachings and images of Christianity or Buddhism, Judaism, or even Islam into our understanding of our world. (Note that in Virginia there is found a stone in the form of a cross that is called the Fairy Cross that is said to link Jesus and the Fairy Folk.) The Universe is One, and all that is in it is related to Faerie either directly or indirectly in the view of those with the Faerie Sight.

Jews and Hebrews often have a different experience. Many hold their religion easily in their hearts, but most will never give up their culture. At the same time the links between the Judaic and Hebraic peoples and the ancient Scythian lords from whom many of the elven have descended genetically, and upon whom the legends of faerie are in part based, are strong and linked by ancient marriage (see Laurence Gardner’s Realms of the Ring Lords). So, again, on the elven side certainly, and probably on the Judaic and Hebrew side as well, there is very little friction between our peoples; and we elves certainly have always been very well treated and nurtured by our Judaic/Hebraic kin. Although, moving toward the full embrace and the living of the elven path can be a challenge for some who were raised in that culture. It often offers worldly connections and success that we elves, as yet, cannot offer them. Plus, while the Judaic-Hebrew culture is despised by some, and has been often persecuted in the world, they are none-the-less acknowledged by the world, even by those who despise them, while our Elven culture is seen by most as a foolish fantasy at best.

Those raised Atheist and Agnostic have a different challenge and this challenge curiously confronts many modern religious types as well. This is the idea that elves as an existent people and culture, is unscientific. They have been taught that we don’t exist, are utterly the product of fantasy and have a difficult time accepting the reality of our existence. They are called to make a leap of faith into the unknown and this can be very difficult for folk raised in this fashion. If the reality of faerie isn’t proven, they find it difficult to believe in. This challenge is reinforced by the social scorn they will have to endure if they do make that leap.

However, most Elfae are awakened by others of our kind, and while some may have a difficulty with relinquishing their former culture, and some may have difficulty believing in ideas that they have been told all their lives are mere imagination and fantasy, those who have heard the call inwardly, and who have encountered one or more of our living kindred, fully manifesting in the world, have a hard time denying the truth of their heart and experience.

Alas, here there are also powerful influences that confront the budding Elfae. There are the ancient legends and the modern tales concerning our kind, and many of these are simply erroneous and while inspiring the Elfae’s heart, tend to confuse hir mind with often foolish and irrelevant aspects that may have been good for creating conflict and interest or dynamic tension in a story, but are inadequate and obstructive when the Elfae confronts hir real life in the world.

At the same time, if the elf who awakens hir is very powerful, or part of a group of very potent elven witches, it can be difficult for the newly awakened not to come completely under the sway of these more experienced elves. However, while these may be more experienced elves, and their magic may be more potent and powerful, it does not always mean they are more spiritually evolved or without aspects of their own soul and personality that need development. Every elf needs to reserve in hir own heart and mind the right to think for hirs’elf, and base hir judgments on hir own sense of inner guidance and direction. While we Elfae are all traveling toward Elfin/Faerie, we are not all of us journeying on the same exact paths. There are many paths to Faerie and many realms in Elfin.

It should be noted that it takes tremendous courage to stand against one’s heritage and upbringing, and in many ways even greater courage to assert one’s individual understanding of the path to those who awakened one. And we should remember, particularly at the beginning of this spiritual journey into the Realms of Elfin, not all Elfae are ready to venture on their own. Many need that guidance, and even if those who are providing it are not entirely evolved or perfected in their own elven souls, if they are not totally leading us astray like a bunch of errant pixies, their guidance may be of great help to us. Yet each Elfae should know that in the course of time, sHe (combining the pronouns she and he in instances where the individual may be either female or male) may hear the Call of Elfin drawing hir in another direction and if sHe is ready, should have no hesitation in pursuing it. Yet one is wise to keep in mind that in pursuing one’s own path into Elfin/Faerie that not everyone will be ready to follow that path, particularly if one is blazing new trails through the Mists, and it is unwise, as well as un-elven, to attempt to force anyone to do so. Each needs to be encouraged on hir own way, at the level she currently has achieved, and is currently comfortable pursuing.

And one should know as well that in treading the Path of the Elven that most folks at this time in the world, mostly probably including one’s oldest and closest friends, may be uncomfortable with this venture into the unknown. Your old friends like you as you are, and are often uncomfortable with you are making what seems to them to be radical changes in your life. One thus may wish to be cautious in revealing one’s elven nature to others. Most will simply ridicule the idea. Some, because of fundamentalist beliefs may be intimidated by the idea of magic and warn you against pursuing the ways of the Devil. And since the newly awakened often take on elf names many, if not most, of one’s friends, will feel uncomfortable using this new name. At the same time the Elfae naturally wishes the name to be used to reinforce hir own confidence in pursuing the Elven Way. Each must decide in hir own circumstances how much sHe is willing, and how much it is wise, to reveal and to whom.

Those who feel the Call and who have awakened are faced with another challenge, for they come to understand they are truly Special Beings; they are the Chosen, or actually those who have Chosen to pursue the Elven Way, and are in fact advanced souls and spirits relative to the mass of humanity at this point. They are truly elite beings, who have opened thems’elves and are dedicating thems’elves to developing their inner Soulfulness, and Spirit to become truly Cosmic Beings and to, in time, enter the Supra-Dimensional Realms where Faerie thrives in its fullness. The challenge here is how to know one is such a being without it enhancing the negative aspects of ego and leading thus to an increasing separation between the Elfae and those around hir who sHe is ultimately meant to help and guide. Thus each elf is called to remember that every being is a soulful being and each person contains the potential for greatness within hir, and is destined/designed to become hir own true s’elf in hir own time and way.

Although, the act of awakening and living one’s elven nature often leads to those around us rejecting us, the Elfae must ever be conscious of not rejecting them in turn. The more we advance in our elven nature, and on the Path of Elven, the more sacred will we consider the souls of those around us, even if they, as yet, are not aware that they even have such a soul. Being one of the Elite should not separate us from others in our hearts, but make us ever more aware of being One with them. This struggle, however, with our own ego is often a life long process and the challenge of loving and accepting those who reject us, while at the same time protecting ours’elves from them, is a magic that it often takes years, even lifetimes, to master. Fortunately, we live in Eternity and we have forever.

Of those who awaken, there tend to be two general types. First, and by far the greatest number, there are those who have heard the Call, but in fact have no idea of what to do about it. They sense that they are elven or other, but where to go from there, they know not. These tend to seek others who are already active and living their lives as elves, although it should be said that nearly all elves seek their kindred. We tend to be, for the most part, a very group oriented people. These are also the individuals who are most likely to cling to the religious and philosophical teachings of their past, and who often view Elfin from that perspective, that is to say they endeavor to merge their former religious ideas with their new sense of being Elven. There is nothing wrong with doing so, although this approach will only take one so far on one’s journey into Faerie. This group are also the ones most likely to need leaders, at least for a while. They hunger for guidance. They are open, but don’t know what to do with their openness, or whence to go. These are also those most likely to fall back into the world, fade from Elfin, or start pursuing a different, more popular fad. These, like many, perhaps most elves, hunger for love, connection and community and don’t really care if it is called Elven or whatever; they just want to be loved, get laid (a lot), and have friends. Yet, even those who fade often come back to us in time. If someone is truly Called by Elfin, sHe will eventually find hir way there.

The second group of individuals who awaken to the Call, tend to be more creatively active. They often give thems’elves elf names, write their own faery tales, gather others about them, or attempt to do so (it is often hard to draw elves to one, we are an independent lot), and begin creating their own elvish culture, magic, and the implements and accessories there of. They are often leaders, but in the sense of being pioneers rather than authorities, and thus they are also more comfortable being solitary elves, although, as we’ve said previously, few elves like being solitary. These are also the Elfae most likely to continue on this Path long after everyone else around them have faded from it, and these individuals are usually less attached to traditional philosophies and religious notions. They have found the old ways wanting, and seek the Way of the Ancient Future. (Note elves often speak of the ancient future evoking Ancient Ways that are as yet unfilled, and are the Vision of evolutionary development.) However, these need to be careful that they don’t merely substitute one dogma for another. The Paths to Elfin are many, and each has a right to find hir own way. Also, while the first type needs guidance and often fades if they don’t find a confident elven soul to help them, this second sort need appreciation for their works and creations and may wander off if they don’t get the recognition for which they hunger.

While we have written these as two distinct types for ease of understanding, and of which the second type tends to be more evolved in their elfin nature than the first. In reality, these types are often mixed, individuals having a bit of both aspects in them, having some need for guidance and yet expressing some creative outpouring in need of recognition. And while the second type tends, as we say, to be more advanced or developed in their elven nature, that does not necessarily mean they are perfected souls and have no challenges of fate or karma, nor a need for personal transformation. Even very Adept kindred have aspects of personality they are striving to develop. Although, again these more evolved ones tend to have a more independent approach to Elfin, and often seem like they are making it all up as they go along, which, for the most part, they are. Although, we could also say they are channeling Faerie, or remembering it, that is to say drawing down memories of Elfin from our Collective Elven Unconscious.

Yet in saying this, we do not mean that anything goes. We do not mean one can disregard the precepts that make the Path to Elfin possible. Not all elves need involve thems’elves in magic, for instance, yet there is something essentially magical about Faerie, Elfin and the Elfae, and if one seeks to create an Elven world without magic, they have gone far astray. So it is, also, with prejudice. There simply cannot be an elven world that prohibits gays, males, females, blacks or anyone for their religious background, their race, gender, ethnicity, sexual preference, or any other aspect of being that they don’t actually have any control over. We don’t even have prejudice against the violent, the fanatical or the greedy, all of whom have a place in Faerie, although it is a dark and unfriendly place where various Unseelie reside, and most of us Seelie Elves avoid. And while they may find a place in Faerie, they will never evolve to the deeper reaches of Elfin until they do, indeed, master their own s’elves. No one can prevent anyone from entering the deeper regions of Faerie/Elfin, except the individual hir own s’elf by hir own behavior. No one has a right to say who is or isn’t an elf, except the individual speaking for hir own s’elf, and yet certain behaviors will certainly keep one from finding those who could help one farther on the Path. We each must look into our own souls, examine our own personalities, and do what we feel best to develop ours’elves as spiritual beings.

This ultimately is a quest for the realization of our true S’elf, and we are called to rid ours’elves of every aspect of being, every behavior, every false notion about ours’elves and others that obstructs that realization. Therefore, while the Path of the Elfin seems to be but a fantasy to most folks, it is based upon a quest for truth about ours’elves, our true natures, and the true nature of the Universe. One needs only restrict ones’elf in so far as it is productive to the development of one’s elven nature. All other restrictions are unnecessary and useless. We try to not judge others by the standards we have set for ours’elves, but by their consistency in living by the standards they have declared to be their own.

It is a paradox of the Elven Path that we must each find our own way, yet in the long run we can only do that together. Thus we seek to help each at the level sHe is at the moment. We do not expect, or demand, more than each is capable of giving or doing, but aid each as best we may, and as best we understand hir path. Curiously, by doing this we are both serving the individual and serving ours’elves. At the same time, one of the greatest things we can do for our Elfae kin is be our own true s’elves, thus we serve as an example to them, and therefore encourage them by this example, as well as actively seeking to empower them to do the same.

As yet, that is at the time of this writing, there are no great charismatic leaders in Elven Culture. Part of that is due to the fact that elves, by our nature tend to challenge authority and have an underlying streak of rebelliousness in our souls. “Question Authority” is not a motto for us, but a lifestyle. Although, it may more accurately be stated, “Question everything.” And we do, sometimes to our own determent. Part of this lack of charismatic leadership is due to the fact that we are simply too much of a fringe society to have anyone charismatic bother trying to organize us, and as we say, we are somewhat loath to be organized. Like our Goth-Emo Pixie cousins, we are unlikely to ever become a part of mainstream society. Yet, in the ages to come, it is likely that such figures will emerge and an elf will only be safe in following such a being’s lead in so much as these “leaders” encourage independent thought and action based upon the individual elf’s sense of what is right for hirs’elf and hir others. Those who create stringent dogmas are not of us, have never been, and will never be so, until they evolve and become the inspiration for independent realization they are destined to be.

Kyela,
The Silver Elves

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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

Faerie at First Sight

September 25, 2009

A sister wrote us asking how it was that we seemed to equate Faerie with Love while Tolkien wrote that Faerie was the Perilous Realm, which contained not only the good but also the dark, and could be quite dangerous. Here is our reply to that question:

Going to Faerie from this world…
Dear sister,
… is like moving from a small town to New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City, London or Tokyo… the opportunities are greater surely, but so are the dangers (not that there are no dangers in this world or small towns or even backwoods). We did not say that Faerie was love, we were instead using Love as an analogy to point out that one can no more force their way into Faerie than they can force someone to love them, or even truly force ones’elf to love someone else. Not even elves can do that (and we surely wouldn’t try), although we do have magics that can grease the wheels, so to speak. And while it is also true that there are magics that can cause profound infatuation, the admonition to be careful of what wishes for is best considered when using these spells.
Faerie is closer to the source, the formative Magic, the underlying reality of pure potentiality that is within and beneath, so to speak, all things. Although, perhaps it would be more accurate to say it is along side of. But that is not quite it either. Faerie/Elfin is not exactly elsewhere. In his novel the Quest of the Golden Stairs, Waite wrote, “Faerie is not there but here”. For Faerie/Elfin is not so much another place but another vibration of this world. Think of it as one would think of Ultra Violet or Infra Red, a spectrum of being that exists here and now but is not readily observable by most folks. It is like the Moon ruled sephiroth on the Tree of Life. It is the formative world (thus both more magical and more responsive to our desires) upon which this world is based. Are we really ready to have our desires instantly or very quickly come into being. How about our fears? Can you see the danger here? Are our dreams less perilous than this world? Only because we can escape them, we expect. But what if we could not? Perhaps some of us are in this world to escape from the dangers of Faerie. Biding our time and strengthening our souls, spirits and magic until we feel ours’elves truly ready to go back and confront the dangers there, learning to control our minds and impulses so we do not unthinkingly bring about results we do not truly or completely desire.
Yet, perhaps Faerie is Love. Is Love not perilous? Do we not risk nearly everything in truly loving? Our hearts, our minds, sometimes and for some people their very lives? Even their souls? Mayhaps we should speak of: Faerie at first sight? There is truth there, don’t you think? A greater truth than most realize.
eli feln le,
the silver elves

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