Tuesday, June 23, 2020

What is the difference between Elves and Druids?


 

". . . . whatever the origins of Druidry, there is nothing to the Elven mind that prevents us from being Druids if we so desire or from Druids being Elfae, which they often are in our experience. We are all weaving our way through the mystical and magical realms of Nature and it is better for all of us if we do this as harmoniously as we can."

     Elves and Elfae of various sorts can be Druids as can Men and various other kinds of beings. Druidry is really a form of education. This question of the difference in elves and druids is rather like asking what is the difference between Black people, White people, Asian people and those individuals who have PhDs. Well, anyone with the sufficient qualifications and enough money (which is a lot) to pay for going to college can get a PhD. in whatever. While some races may have a tendency to get PhDs. more in one area than another (we don't actually know if this is true, we are just putting forward the possibility) there is nothing about race that disqualifies one from getting a PhD. (except social conditions, prejudice and economic inequality) or, therefore, from a person having a PhD. being of this, that or some other race.  Druidism was sort of the educational system of the Celtic ancients, which deeply involved spiritual and natural knowledge, as well as those things one might study in modern education. Druids seem to be a combination of Naturalists, Healers (Medical Practitioners), Astrologers (Astronomers), Priests, Poets, and Wizards all rolled into one and much more. This is also true of Elfae people. We can be all of those things, although most of us who are Elven are unlikely to be Priests. But then if you translated Priest as Shaman and Caretaker of the Spirit and Soul, then, yes, that too.
     In fact, years ago, we Silver Elves had a young witch come to us for spiritual counseling who wanted to start teaching what she knew of witchcraft, which we encouraged her to do. However, when we ask her what her spiritual race might be, Elf, Faerie, Pixie, etc. she insisted that she was of Witch-kind. We pointed out the sort of difference that we just outlined above between being an Elf and being a Druid as being also the difference between being an Elf and a Witch. But she, insisted that for her, being a Witch was the equivalent of being an Elf or Faerie. So, how could be deny her? She has a right to define herself as she pleases and to her being a Witch was a spiritual race. As long as she didn't deny other people's right to be Elfae or other who do witchcraft, this seemed perfectly reasonable to us.
     So, if someone wanted to say that they were a Druid and being a Druid is their spiritual race, that they were of Druid-kind, we'd accept that as well, as long as they didn't deny other people's right to be Men who are Druids or Pixies who are Druids or whatever.
     Now, technically speaking, we Silver Elves, are not Druids. We like the Druids very much, or at least most of the ones we've known and encountered and we used to carry on a correspondence with Isaac Bonewits, the founder and Arch-Druid of Ár nDraíocht Féin who invited us to join his organization (see our book Eldafaryn). Alas, we Silver Elves are not very organization oriented and we politely declined but we did feel honored thereby.
     But we have studied many of the same things as the modern and ancient Druids (see our book An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid: The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script), although, for the most part we have our own system of education, which we call 'Play.' It is based upon the same principles as the ones that small children use for learning but whether one wishes to believe that we learned this from children or that, being forever childlike, we just do this naturally as children do, is up to the individual.
     Nicholas de Vere in his book The Dragon Legacy wrote that Druids or the Druidhe had a strong connected to the Elven race. He even seemed to express the opinion that the Druids arose out of Elven society. Whether this is true or not, we do not know, although he made a strong case for his assumption. But then, as much as we love de Vere's book, we are rather inclined to take what he writes with at least several grains of salt.
     Still, whatever the origins of Druidry, there is nothing to the Elven mind that prevents us from being Druids if we so desire or from Druids being Elfae, which they often are in our experience. We are all weaving our way through the mystical and magical realms of Nature and it is better for all of us if we do this as harmoniously as we can.

"Me tae Lun u tae Mėlli Verat te ver le’na Born,"
(in Arvyndase, the magical language of the Silver Elves: May the Light of the Stars Always Be in Your Heart),
The Silver Elves
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A Gift For You, Dear Kindred!  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. Each narrative is based on your answers to the questions and our intuition and is a unique narrative just for you. This is not a computer generated result and we Silver Elves concentrate on only one narrative a day to give you special consideration:
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/what-kind-of-elf-fae-or-otherkin-are-you-what-is-your-tribe



"The elven spirit is wild and free, the elven soul is deep and connected, the elven mind is open and curious, the elven body is born of these three."—Ancient Elfin knowledge




And For the Elven Druids . . . . 


The Ogham of the Elves with Wizard Script



An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid: The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script 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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Some Silver Elves books for you if you have questions about the Elven Way, Elven Awakening, Being an Elf and Living the Elfin Life. . . .


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magicalRealms2If you have questions about the Elven Way, Awakening, and Being an Elf, then you may wish to read The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path. We also suggest our volume 2 in this series of questions and answers: Manifesting Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 2. And we now also have a recently published Volume 3, The New Dawn of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 3. If you are curious about elves and want to learn more about modern elves, then you will surely find The Magical Realms of Elfin, Manifesting Elfin, and The New Dawn of Elfin to contain many of your questions answered and either or all three books will be a great comfort and help in finding your way home to abide in the magical realms of elfin and in manifesting elfin in your daily life. Click on the links above to read what specific questions are discussed in each book.





"The Elven Druids say: Nature creates its own runes. Reading them takes a bit of magic."
—The Silver Elves


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 Come Join our Silver Elves Facebook Elven and Otherkin Groups !!!

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

The Magical Books of the Silver Elves https://www.facebook.com/groups/539205916250397 — And if you would like to find out more about our 50+ The Silver Elves books on The Elven Way, please do join us! We have discussions about our Silver Elves books as well as about Elven and Otherkin philosophy, elven lifestyle and the Elven Way. If you have read our books and would like to discuss them with us, this is the place to come join in the discussions and ask also questions. And please do come share here in this group your own creative elven works of art, music, writing, crafts, or whatever you do to manifest Elfin in your life in your own way, as well as your thoughts and feelings about living the life Elfin.

Elven Life and Magic — A group for fae folk of all kinds. 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/629491797123886



Elvish Magical Chat — Posting and chatting all about elves, faeries, pixies, and magic!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/307775362744491



The Faerie Circle — A group for the magical elfae folk. Be ever blest!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1025483294180077



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


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




I Heart Elven Magic —For those who love Elfin Magic.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2215672296



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

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


The Elven Way  — This group creates a place for people to learn about the Elven Way and for Elves, Otherkin, and their friends to have a fun gathering place to enjoy each other’s company and share things on the path. It is open to anyone who wishes to learn about the Elven Way and friends of such.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212


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



Elfin Faerie Lore —  For Faeries and Elfin Folk. This group is for sharing elfin faerie lore, magic and life as Fae,
https://www.facebook.com/groups/975038062512421




Silver Elves Embassy — This is a a place of rest and gathering together to relax and share our stories, dreams for the future, and magic of our elfin adventures.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/206231890276255




"Elfin is an echo of the future, resonating from the forests of the past."
  —The Silver Elves




If you would like to read about our Elfin realm, the Elf Haven or Eldafaryn of the Silver Elves, we suggest that you may truly enjoy ELDAFARYN: True Tales of Magic from the Lives of the Silver Elves.  Click on the title link and you will go to our website where you can read excerpts of this book and view the Table of Contents.
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ELDAFARYN:
True Tales of Magic from the Lives of the Silver Elves

Eldafaryn (Elf Haven) contains a series of vignettes from the lives of the Silver Elves starting in the present and going back and forth through time describing their lives, their magic, their philosophy and their unique view of the world. If you've ever wanted to see Elfland from the inside, as the elves view and live it, here's your chance.



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


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.


Section 1: “First Questions” Often Asked About Elves

What Does It Mean To Be An Elf and Follow the Elven Path?

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?


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

Can We Become Elves?

Is There Anything that All Elves have in Common?

If You are Elves, Why Don’t You Have Pointed Ears?

Are Elves Indigos?

Do People Who Believe They Are Elves Suffer from Schizotypal Disorder?

Why Do We Call Ourselves The Silver Elves?

What’s the Difference Between Elves and Faeries?

How Does an Elf Live in a World of Normal Folk?

Can One Be Both an Elf and a Faerie?

What do the elves think of Santa Claus?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/12/22/what-do-the-elves-think-of-santa-claus


Why are Elves so Few and Far Between?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/11/12/why-are-elves-so-few-and-far-between

 

 Section 2: Elven Magic

What is Elven Magic?

What is Rainbow Magic that The Silver Elves Often Speak About?

How Often Do Elves Do Magic?

Do Elves Do Ceremonial Magick?

What Do the Silver Elves Think of Using Reiki in their Magic?



Section 3: More About Who the Elves Are

Did all Elves Come from the Stars?

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?

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
why-are-the-unseelie-elves-and-dark-elves-often-confused


What Effect Do Our Magical Body Parts (Elf Ears, Wings, Tails, Scales etc.) In Etheric Form Have Upon Elves and Otherkin?

Are All Elves Beautiful? And Are all elves thin?

Are Elves Healthier than Other People?

Do Elves Age Less Quickly Than Normal Humans?

Do Elves Sweat?

Are all Elves White?

Are Elves Always Androgynous?

Do Elves Have Enhanced Senses?

Are Elves Hypersexual?

Is There a Point at Which One Is Too Old to Be an Elf?

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


How do you Know if a Person is an Elf or Faerie or Pixie or whatever? And Who are the Half Elves?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2020/04/how-do-you-know-if-person-is-elf-or.html

Can we be Born as one Type of Elf, Fae or Otherkin in One Life and Another Kin Type in a Different Incarnation?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2020/05/22/can-we-be-born-as-one-type-of-elf-fae-or-otherkin-in-one-life-and-another-kin-type-in-a-different-incarnation

Section 4: Elven Awakening

What Does it Mean to Awaken to Our True Elven Nature?

Once an Awakened Elf Are You Always an Awakened Elf?

How Do You Gently Awaken a Sleeping Elf Kin?

Does One Have to be Brave and Courageous to Enter Elfin and Faerie?

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?”

What is the Difference Between the Elven Way and the Fairy Faith?

What’s the Difference Between Elves and Witches?

Is Christianity Incompatible with Being Elves?

Do Elves Believe in Past Lives?

What is the Elven Point of View about People Choosing their Lives before Birth?

Do Elves Interact with Genii Loci?

Is the Sphere of Netzach Specifically Related to Elves?

Section 6: The Past and Future of Elves

Why Do We Elves Call Ours'elves the People of the Ancient Future?

How Far Back in History do Elves and the Original “Elven Faith” Go?

Who Are the Shining Ones That the Elves Speak Of?

Who Came First, Elves or Faeries?

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?

What Will Happen to us if Humanity Destroys Itself?

What Will Elves Be Like in the Future?

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?

What Say the Elves About Living in the World of the Unawakened? And How Does an Elf Find Friends?

Where Do You Find Kindred Fae?

How Do You Deal with Individuals Who Pretend They Are More Spiritually Evolved or More Magically Adept Than They Really Are?

Do Elves Hate Dwarves?

What do Elves Feel about Transgender Individuals?

How Do The 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?

How Do Elves Form Families?

Why Are So Many Modern Elves So Into Fashion?

What’s the Elfin View on Wearing Fur?

What Do the Silver Elves Think of People who Wear Fake Wings to be like Faeries?

Are There Specific Elfin Holidays that the Silver Elves Celebrate?

How do Elven Communities Govern Themselves? Do They Have Kings and Queens?





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

Do The Silver Elves speak Arvyndase (SilverSpeech)?

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)?

Section 10: What Oracles do The Silver Elves use?

—Elves and Tarot

—Elves and the I Ching

—Elven Runes (the original runes of the Silver Elves)

—Elven Geomancy

—The Elven Star Oracle (an original oracle system of the Silver Elves)

—Other Original Silver Elves Oracles






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

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?’

How Does it Feel to Write from the Perspective of Elves? What about the Silver Elves Books and Cultural Appropriations?

What is the Best Way for Elfae to Deal with the Shadow S'elf, Your Wild Side?


Are the Silver Elves high elves or low elves?

Do Elves Believe that Rocks Have Souls?




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

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


Manifesting Elfin: Answers to Questions about Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path

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


The New Dawn of Elfin:
Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 3

https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2020/02/17/the-new-dawn-of-elfin

Elves, Faeries, Fae and Otherkin Tribes: More Descriptions of Otherworldly Folkhttps://silverelves.wordpress.com/2020/05/01/elves-faeries-fae-and-otherkin-tribes-more-descriptions-of-otherworldly-folk



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


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And you can find all our the Silver Elves books on The Elven Way on Amazon here:
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"May the Mists of Elfin part and reveal the way." An Elven Blessing

Saturday, April 4, 2020

How do you Know if a Person is an Elf or Faerie or Pixie or whatever? And Who are the Half Elves?





"In Elfin, you become what you truly wish to be and what you put energy/magic toward being. No one is a half elf, or part elf, unless they wish to be. We know that this concept is hard for some folks to absorb, having become used to viewing the world from a materialistic point of view . . . .  but in time all elves come to understand that we are granters of wishes and the first wish we ever granted was our own wish to be elves." 

(Note from the Silver Elves! We would like to thank Ileådryn, Sara Isayama, for her beautiful graphic design of the elven star featured above.)

How do you Know if a Person is an Elf or Faerie or Pixie or whatever?


Unlike some folks, these elves for the most part don’t tell people what they are.
We Silver Elves don’t generally say, “Hey, you are an elf,” or whatever. We tend to let people tell us what they are and usually we elicit this information by revealing our own elven nature to those we feel might be open to it and then seeing if they respond and how. Often, if we tell someone, “We’re elves,” and they are otherkin of some sort, they will reply saying, “I am, too,” or “I’m a faerie,” or as was the case with our daughter, “I’m a faerie elf.”
      This wasn’t always true. Early in our awakening, we used to tell others (ones we liked or were attracted to) that we thought that they were elves, too, and surely there is nothing wrong in doing so. It’s just that, in most cases you tend to draw out the same sort of response, which is the revelation of an individual’s true elfae nature or association whatever that might be.
      We particularly remember one instance where we encountered a young woman of our acquaintance very shortly after we had been awaken by the Elf Queen’s Daughters (see our books the Elf Magic Mail vols. 1 and 2 for their writings) and told her we thought she was an elf. She immediately replied that she was, in fact, a dwarf, which was something we had not suspected at all. However, this let us know that it is not our opinion of what others are that is important but their own understanding of their magical s’elves. Ultimately, whatever we may think they are, only their own aspirations matter and we have simplified and clarified things buy letting them tell us what they are instead of projecting our conceptions upon them.
      This does not mean that we don’t have opinions concerning certain individuals. We see folks that we think are elves, or faeries of pixies, trolls or whatever and we base this mostly upon their actions, their magic, their behavior, although their appearance sometimes plays a role as well.
     We have occasionally come upon someone who looks like a leprechaun to us but when we tell them so they often say something like, “Someone once told me I looked like a leprechaun when I was on the bus.” Or as is so often the case with leprechauns, who tend to be a bit cagey, you’ll get an answer that is essentially, yes, without them directly saying so, but that’s leprechauns for you.
      But again, what is really important to us and in the long run to them, is what they truly wish to be in an Elfin Faerie world, if anything at all. Do they have a place there? Do they wish a place there? Our opinions are just that, opinions and not necessarily any more valid than anyone else's opinion. But a person’s actions, hir magic manifests hir being and that cannot truly be denied although there are those who would attempt to do so.
      And, of course, there are those who think they are one thing, such as an elf, but haven’t really penetrated to the depth of what it means to be an elf, often projecting the ideas gleaned from stories written about us by those who aren’t elven, or continuing the habits and carrying the baggage of their life in the world not only upon their own conception of Elfin but attempting to project them upon us and thus to limit the rest of us as well. But of this we have little concern. For we are elves and thus they cannot restrict us with their notions. And if they are truly elfin, they will learn in time what that means for them as well as developing a tolerance for what it means for us. All that we can do in the gentle time is set an example for them by being the best elves we can be.



Who are the Half Elves?

Many novels speak of half elves and surely this comes from the idea of races as they are typically defined in the world today as being an aspect of physical manifestation with certain physical features, such as skin color, type of hair, shape of nose or lips, etc. Tolkien called Elrond, we believe, half elven.
      And surely if elves were a totally distinct physical type we could see the point in this, although not much of a point. However, we elves, particularly we Silver Elves, see race not so much as an aspect of physical characteristics but an aspect of character itself. It is a spiritual point of view rather than a material point of view. And in that sense, if we considered the Shining Ones to be purely elven, all of us who have yet to fully manifest ours’elves as elves are half elven or part elven, compared to them. We are in the process of becoming ever more elven by living our lives as elves.
      The simple fact is that while there are certain tendencies for elves considering physicality, there are no exact features that define elves. We tend to be thin, but not always. Really, we are inclined to be the right weight for the body type we’ve chosen to inhabit. We often look younger than our age would indicate but that is comparing ours’elves to the normal folk who so often abuse their bodies and wear them out. However, the many trials that an elf can face in this life, the challenges and sometimes tragedies that one endures can affect this. And looking at race the way men define it, which is primarily skin color, we elves can be of any race or people whatsoever.
      This is due to the fact that we are not only the Eldar/Elder race that is behind and at the root of all peoples, but because we have through time mixed with them both willingly, because, let’s face it, elves are often easy going in temperament; and because the more dominant peoples have forced themselves upon us. Also, because we are a spiritual folk many of us have developed the ability between incarnations to choose what body we wish to be born in, dropping into this or that physical race or group of people as need and quest or even serendipity directs us.
      For those who believe in the physical and genetic heritage of the elven, as we’ve descended from the Annunaki and the Scythians and other related tribes, the fact still holds true that we have merged with other peoples both willingly and unwillingly through the ages. This would seem to indicate that we are all in a sense half elven. Although Nicholas De Vere claimed he and a few others were of the pure elven bloodline, and this may be so. But genetics, because of the tendency to have dominant (dominating) and subdominant (otherkind) genes and tendencies, tells as that if two people offer their subdominant genes in the process of creation, we often get a relatively pure subdominant (elfin or other) type of being.
      In the long run, however, as we said previously, we elves are not so concerned with what genetic lineage we may have appeared to be derived from, because it is our elven nature and character that really illuminates our being.Ultimately, it is our own actions, our own magic that defines us. We are elves because we wish to be elves, because we have chosen to be elves, because our magic has made us elves. And in that sense, there are no half elves at all. We are all becoming more truly ours’elves but all perfect in potential in our inner being. While we may seem less than perfect in our manifestation in the world, more elven one day and less so the next, in the Elfin Realms we are completely and totally elven, although, we may be part pixie, or brownie or fae, as these elves are or some other combination.
      In Elfin, you become what you truly wish to be and what you put energy/magic toward being. No one is a half elf, or part elf, unless they wish to be. We know that this concept is hard for some folks to absorb, having become used to viewing the world from a materialistic point of view, which is to be expected in this Kala Yuga, the most material of ages, but in time all elves come to understand that we are granters of wishes and the first wish we ever granted was our own wish to be elves.
     If you enjoyed this article, you may also enjoy reading our blog article: What Does it Mean to Awaken to Our True Elven Nature? And be sure and scroll down this page you are presently viewing and take a look at the over 100 blog articles we have for you to read on a variety of questions relating to the Elven Way, Elven Magic and Living the Life Elfin.

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



See all 50+ of the Silver Elves books on The Elven Way on Amazon US here:
https://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1


"Elfin sings upon the dawn and dances through the whole day long 
Until the night doth gently rise with starlight cast upon our eyes, 
And love abounds and circles 'bout, 
And we greet the moon with howling shout."
—The Silver Elves







Please enjoy watching our new YouTube video presentation:

The Silver Elves Tarot Reading for the Elfae People for 2020!

The Silver Elves invite you to view our Youtube video presentation demonstrating the elven method of tarot reading and what we call the "Elven Shuffle," a unique way that we elves use shuffling the cards to allow the spirit world to select the cards in a reading. And we also give a general reading (using the "Elven Shuffle" for a complete Celtic Cross spread) and prediction for the Elven-Fae people for the year 2020! Then please do subscribe to our You Tube channel and we would love to read a comment from you in the comment section below the video. Many Elven Blessings, dear Kindred! https://youtu.be/UCMGCEDZqo0









Want An Elf Name Gifted by The Silver Elves?

We Silver Elves have been gifting elf names for decades, now over 6,000 names, in our beautiful magical elven language, Arvyndase! If you are interested in having us gift you an elven name in Arvyndase, you are welcome to visit our website page "Want An Elf Name." There we give you suggestions for what to email us about yours'elf so we can give you a name that is magically fitting for you. 








Many people ask us which Silver Elves books to begin reading first and so we say, which ever sounds right to you, follow your elven intuition, as there is really no right order! You may wish to visit our Sample Our Books page on our Silver Elves website and read through the excerpts on each book. But if you would like a suggestion, you may wish to begin with one or more of these four books:

1. Through The Mists Of Faerie: A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven
This is our most popular book and one we highly recommend reading by anyone interested in elves, elven magic, elven lifestyle and the elven way.




2. The Elven Way:The Magical Path of the Shining Ones This is a companion book to Through the Mists of Faerie, but may be read in any order. It is also a very popular book and a good one to start with.



Below is the quote on the front of The Elven Way:




3. The Book of Elven Runes: A Passage Into Faerie




4. The Book of Elven Magick: The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves (see both Volume 1 & 2)




"People sometimes try to make the elfin jump through hoops, not realizing that for us every circle is a portal to another world. We may jump through their hoops but then it is very likely we will simply disappear into realms they do not realize even exist."
—The Silver Elves


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. Each narrative is based on your answers to the questions and our intuition and is a unique narrative just for you. This is not a computer generated result and we Silver Elves concentrate on only one narrative a day to give you special consideration: https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/what-kind-of-elf-fae-or-otherkin-are-you-what-is-your-tribe


 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. We also invite you to read ELVES, FAERIES, FAE, AND OTHERKIN TRIBES: More Descriptions of Otherworldly Folk. It is the third book in the series of Elf, Fae and Otherkin tribes by The Silver Elves. After publishing the first two books in this series, we Silver Elves continued to have many of our kindred fill out the kin type survey and contact us asking for a tribe narrative, so this third book in the series contains all of these new tribe narratives to this date and is dedicated to a variety of tribes of elven kind, faeries, fae that are faerie blends, otherkin, otherworldlies, and miscellaneous assorted fae. The 124 tribe narratives in this third volume are all newly published and are not found in the two previous books. Some of the narratives are a bit longer than those in the first two books. These tribe narratives will beautifully describe to you about their history, their unique powers, their unique magics and spiritual beliefs and practices, their way of governing, their spell crafting and herbal adeptship, along with their lifestyle and special creative interests and abilities.



Be sure and click on the title links above and read a few of these magical tribe 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).







Hope You Enjoy Listening to this Podcast with the Silver Elves!  

Here is an hour-long podcast, in which Zardoa (MichaelLove) of the Silver Elves was interviewed in 2019 (scroll down on the link here and see Episode 1. 5) on his spiritual journey as an elf and about the elven community by Dr. Brandi Estey-Burtt and Dr. Clive Baldwin, for St. Thomas University, the Narratives of Spiritual Identity Project. In the first 16 minutes of the podcast, the researchers discuss their perceptions and research in general about otherkin and elves (this is most interesting) and then the interview with Zardoa follows. You can also down load a transcript below the podcast, but listening is of course far more fruitful. We Silver Elves had the pleasure of first meeting these researchers in our “United Otherkin Alliance” Facebook group and participating in their study. https://narrativesofidentity.org/podcast






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

The Magical Books of the Silver Elves https://www.facebook.com/groups/539205916250397 — And if you would like to find out more about our 50+ The Silver Elves books on The Elven Way, please do join us! We have discussions about our Silver Elves books as well as about Elven and Otherkin philosophy, elven lifestyle and the Elven Way. If you have read our books and would like to discuss them with us, this is the place to come join in the discussions and ask also questions. And please do come share here in this group your own creative elven works of art, music, writing, crafts, or whatever you do to manifest Elfin in your life in your own way, as well as your thoughts and feelings about living the life Elfin.

Elven Life and Magic — A group for fae folk of all kinds. 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/629491797123886



Elvish Magical Chat — Posting and chatting all about elves, faeries, pixies, and magic!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/307775362744491



The Faerie Circle — A group for the magical elfae folk. Be ever blest!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1025483294180077



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


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




I Heart Elven Magic —For those who love Elfin Magic.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2215672296



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

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


The Elven Way  — This group creates a place for people to learn about the Elven Way and for Elves, Otherkin, and their friends to have a fun gathering place to enjoy each other’s company and share things on the path. It is open to anyone who wishes to learn about the Elven Way and friends of such.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212


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



Elfin Faerie Lore —  For Faeries and Elfin Folk. This group is for sharing elfin faerie lore, magic and life as Fae,
https://www.facebook.com/groups/975038062512421




Silver Elves Embassy — This is a a place of rest and gathering together to relax and share our stories, dreams for the future, and magic of our elfin adventures.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/206231890276255

"Sing bright songs of tomorrow today
To bring a better future winging our way."

 —Olde Elven Saying)


We wish you Elven Blessings, dear Kindred!


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