Friday, August 24, 2018

Who Are the Shining Ones That the Elves Speak Of?


      

"....
the Shining Ones are those elfin and fae who have evolved through lifetimes
of experience and effort into the more expansive yet more subtle realms of being."

     What most people might call angels, we elves call Shining Ones, except rather than being created as is by some god (as angels are often viewed by Western lore) and are ever the same and unchanging, the Shining Ones are soulful spirits that have evolved, as all beings have and are evolving, toward higher manifestation, which is to say awakened and expanded consciousness. All things evolve. Even the rocks and crystals are in the process of becoming.
     We should note that in some stories of the elves, we elven are also seen as beings who were created as is and are unchanging. We Silver Elves reject that idea for several reasons. The first of which is that it simply doesn't accord with our own experience, observations and understanding as occultists of the nature of life.
     The second is that the idea of being caught in an eternal bubble of sameness, just doesn't appeal to us. In many ways, we are like children. Thus, while we appreciate those things we love and can read (or in the case of small children have read to us) the same story that we adore over and over again, we always are excited by the new, the different and the surprising.
     The third is that we learn. All beings learn or adapt (which is really the same thing) even viruses mutate, so the idea of ever remaining the same doesn't seem viable to us and we like learning, we like improving ours'elves, increasing our skills, abilities, knowledge and powers. So, being stuck in the same job forever of being some god's messengers (angel means messenger) just doesn't suit our natures.
     We might note that some faerie lore, particularly some of that which comes from Ireland, holds that we elven are fallen angels (see Evans-Wentz's Fairy Faith in the Celtic Countries) who rebelled against God but were not quite bad enough for hell nor good enough for heaven. While, we once again reject the idea of being unchanging beings, the notion of being fallen angels, in our experience, appeals to a lot of elven and fae, particularly the pixies and the dark fae who love having the "bad boy" and "wild girl" image. As the ancient elven saying we Silver Elves made up goes: "Yes, we are the elves your mother warned you about."
     Of course, while we recognize the notion of gods and goddesses, these elves are not worshipers of deities. Rather, we feel and observe that the Divine Magic, the force and power of life, lives in all things as a realizable potentiality that springs into being when each person, each spirit becomes who it truly is, which is coincidentally, who it truly wishes to be. And yet, even in reaching perfection we don't see ours'elves as beings in stasis, but as beings who are ever developing and becoming. There is always more to learn and create. Perfection for the elves is not so much a goal, or an end point, but a continual process.
     So, the Shining Ones are those elfin and fae who have evolved through lifetimes of experience and effort into the more expansive yet more subtle realms of being. Their bodies are less physical in a sense and yet more manifest. We realize that sounds contradictory but what we mean is that while their bodies tend to be constructed principally with light, starlight in particular, that they exist and manifest not only in the three dimensional world, where we abide, but also in the fourth and other dimensions. In that sense, they are more manifest than we and have a wider range of experience and activity.
     Can they manifest here among us? Certainly, they could do so if they choose, although why they would do so is questionable. It would be rather like driving to another city to tell someone to pick up milk, when you could just call or text them. They inspire us through signs and omens.
     Surely, there will be those who claim that they are Shining Ones, we have surely encountered some, and while we accept that as an aspiration, for all elves and fae are Shining Ones in potential, we have never met anyone who was quite that evolved. On the other hand, we have met some Living Goddesses and other divine beings, but not a one of them claimed to be so, and while Divine, they were still human beings, like us, struggling with life in this world.
     We expect that the Shining Ones, whom some might call the Masters, have their struggles as well on their own level of being. And, in fact, their struggles might be much greater than ours so ours seem like child's play to them, just as graduate school would seem impossible to a child in elementary school, while elementary education would be relatively easy for those in graduate school. But the school that is Life never ends and we elves are happy with that fact as we seek to learn more and be better at all that we do in loving association with all our kin. 

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

If you enjoyed this article, then you may surely enjoy our book THE SHINING ONES !


The Shining Ones don’t really guide our lives individually but rather offer us lessons in magic and evolution as individuals, which is to say they have many students but tailor their teaching to the needs, aspirations and visions of each one. They are teachers who offer instruction and the courses you are offered are based in part on the day you were born, the period of the month and the month you were born in. Or really, you were born on a certain day because you are assigned to a certain required course. If you wish to further you relationship with those High Elven spirits who have gone before us, this book will help show you the way.
In reading this book, you will find that there is both a Shining One for each month, as well as a Shining One for each ten degrees of the zodiac, as well as a Shining One for each degree. Be sure and read all three of these that are associated with your or your loved ones particular birth date. For some excerpts and more about this book, please go to: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAshiningones.html



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

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

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And we hope you will come to our website and enjoy reading samples of all our 40+ books on magic and enchantment and the elven way at:
http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.htm


Many of the questions about the Elven Way that our Fae friends ask us are answered in our book The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path by The Silver Elves. We have published some of the articles in this book on this blog site and also others on our sister blog: Silver Elves blog site on Word Press

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

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.


Here are a few quotes from THE ELVES SAY:


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

"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.”


And we invite you to come join us on Facebook in some of our Elven groups where you will find our elven-faerie-fae community interacting and sharing the Elven Way:
 
The Magical Books of the Silver Elves
https://www.facebook.com/groups/539205916250397
where we have discussions about our books as well as about Elven
and Otherkin philosophy and lifestyle.

Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon

Elven Life and Magic

Elvish Magical Chat

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

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“If the Divine Magic is the composer of the Song of Creation, the Shining Ones and the elfin are the conductor and the orchestra. However, the Universe is a little bit like jazz and one is ever free to improvise upon the main theme.”
—The Silver Elves

Touch this star, dear kin, for Elven Blessings!

Monday, July 9, 2018

What’s the Difference Between Elves and Faeries? What Are Fae?



 "We could say, tongue in cheek, the difference between elves and faeries is that
'Fairies Fly and Elves Levitate!'"
   


       The following are two excerpts from The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elfand Following the Elven Path by The Silver Elves and we are publishing them here particularly for our Fae friends on our Facebook group United Otherkin Alliance and our discussion there on What are the differences between elves and faeries? and What are fae? This is an open group so all interested folk are welcome to join in friendly discussion and sharing:

What are the differences between Elves and Faeries?

      While both elves and fairies are fae, we are different tribes, actually a variety of different tribes as there are different tribes of both elves and of fairies. And this is not even counting the varieties of pixies, brownies and other related kindred. And we are a diversifying people as well, which means that as we evolve into the future, more and more types and tribes of elves and faeries will emerge.
      This is similar to the Celtic peoples, who came after us, who were also not one people, but a vast variety of tribes that shared a common culture. The word Keltoi, itself, comes from the Greeks and was not the name those various peoples called themselves but a name given to them by outsiders. And it should be noted that while they shared a culture, they did not all speak the same language. Interestingly, and germane to our topic, Tolkien’s elves also spoke different languages and variations on those languages. In the modern world, of course, elves and faeries, for the most part, are raised within the framework of other ‘normal’ cultures and thus speak the language of their upbringing and sometimes the lingua franca of our times.
      We could say, tongue in cheek, the difference between elves and faeries is that “Fairies Fly and Elves Levitate.” Since faerie folk tend to love to wear faerie wings as a symbol of their culture and we elves depend upon our spirits to uplift us. Our own tendency, of course, is not to love faerie wings so much as pointed ears. But then saying, “Fairies fly and Elves listen pointedly” just isn’t as clever, is it?
      We have observed that modern faeries, those in human bodies, are often more easily accepted in the world than most of we elven brothers and sisters. Fairies, even though they are considered by others to be “airy” or “flighty” (there is even a term in academic circles of being “airy fairy”), are often really adept in business matters and this enables them to move with greater facility in the world than we elves do. As it is, we elves are frequently more outcast and do not fit as smoothly into the world. And usually we elves do not care to merge into the world if we have to change ours’elves to do it. We prefer the freedom to express ours’elves more than we hunger for acceptance or financial success.
      Of course, one might have both elven and faerie within hir, as we are a varied people and combinations of fae being and spirit are more common than not. There are surely those who like to flaunt their pure elven blood, but the reality of the elfin is that we are seldom actually snobbish, tend to be sensually inclined and find all manner of folk beautiful and thus intermingling with others is more likely to occur than not among the elfin. Although, this is probably true of the faerie folk as well and in that way we are rather alike. Some might say we are easy, but it would be more true to say we are easy when we wish to be.
      It is important to understand that while the faerie folk make quite a show of being flighty and unreliable at times, this is mostly just a pose. This is a glamour they use to move through the world and they can be just as intent and dedicated to their designs as the elven. While we elven often seem aloof and snobbish, even arrogant to outsiders, we are really quite warm-hearted most of the time, simply, for the most part, a little more inclined toward introversion than the often extroverted faeries, but this is just a generalization and the real difference between elves and faeries is even to be found in the difference between an individual elf and an individual faerie. Generalizations are a convenience but they seldom encompass the whole truth and quite often obscure it. And we elves ever strive to differentiate our preconceptions from reality and to judge each individual as an individual, and in our experience individuals always surprise us.



What Are Fae?

      Others may have different definitions but when these elves use the word fae we mean to encompass most of the inhabitants of Faerie. This, of course, includes the faeries themselves, but also pixies, brownies, fee, fey, leprechauns and nearly every other manner of faerie folk, including the Shining Ones, the Tuatha de Danann, the Sidhe in their various forms and many others. Even we elves are fae in our way. And naturally, we include the merfolk, the selkies, the sea sprites, the wood sprites, the sea nymphs, the wood nymphs, the dryads, the centaurs, the satyrs and many other folk, which in that sense would also include Tolkien’s Ents. How about hobbits? Are they fae? We’d think so, but a very brownie like fae, a very homebody sort.
      The question is, however, at least for us, do we include some of the denizens of the darker realms of Faerie, the Unseelie folk, the trolls, orcs, goblins, grimlens, giants and others of darker sorts? Honestly, we don’t know. We don’t wish to exclude them, unless they wish to be excluded. We are related to some of them both by blood and marriage from long ages past. They are our kindred even if they are the sort of folks one is sometimes embarrassed to admit that one is related. And remember that certainly not all of the folk of the darker realms are evil. And while we don’t tend to share the view of humanity as a whole that many of these folk have, nor their propensity to prey on others, as is the case with some of them, nor even with their religious, social or political views, nor their views on gender and the place of women in society, nor their prejudices concerning other races, we are willing to share a family meal with them in elfin frasority and kindreth. We are cousins, after all, even if it is just kissing cousins, and we are surely not inclined to kiss them in most cases.
      And that’s the point really, we never exclude anyone who wishes to be a part of Faerie and makes the effort to attune to that vast and wondrous realm. We surely could not exclude them from Faerie itself, but neither would we exclude them from our own hearts and understanding of Faerie. Only those who do not wish to acknowledge Faerie are excluded from it. But really, when it comes down to it, each must decide for hir own s’elf whether sHe is of the fae or not.
      If some goblin, for instance, came up to us and said, sHe was not fae, we’d accept that as fact. On the other hand, if another goblin came up to us and stated that sHe was fae, we’d accept that as well, thinking then that we had encountered two different types of goblin, the fae and unfae. This, alas, has never happened, but still it is possible.
      We don’t present our definitions as absolutes, merely as indications of how we are using a particular word, phrase or term. We believe it the right of every person and every people to define they own s’elves or selves, but it is also their obligation in doing so to live up to those definitions as best they are able. Calling ones’elf an elf, doesn’t make one elven, but living one’s life as an elf, does. At least, this is true in the realms of magic and Elfin and Faerie, and they are in the long run the only realms that really matter to us.

 
Kyela,
The Silver Elves
If you are curious about elves and want to learn more about modern elves and elven kin, then you will surely find The Magical Realms of Elfin to contain many of your questions answered and it will be a great comfort and help in finding your way home to the magical realms of Elfin. 

If you enjoyed these two articles, you may also wish to read our other blog article:
Who came First, Elves or Faeries?
"....not to say that elves came before faeries or faeries before elves,
but that the modern conception of elves is much more ancient than
the notion that is currently popular concerning faerie folk."
Many of the questions about the Elven Way that our Fae friends ask us are answered in our book The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path by The Silver Elves. We have published some of the articles in this book on this blog site and also others on our sister blog: Silver Elves blog site on Word Press
You may wish to Click Here to find out more about this book on our Silver Elves website.





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

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

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And we hope you will come to our website and enjoy reading samples of all our 40+ books on magic and enchantment and the elven way at:
http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.htm



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

And we invite you to come join us on Facebook in some of our Elven groups where you will find our elven-faerie-fae community interacting and sharing the Elven Way:
 
The Magical Books of the Silver Elves
https://www.facebook.com/groups/539205916250397
where we have discussions about our books as well as about Elven
and Otherkin philosophy and lifestyle.

Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon

Elven Life and Magic

Elvish Magical Chat

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

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We also, we invite you to check out our new release:
ELVEN PSYCHOLOGY: Understanding the Elfin Psyche and the Evolutionary and Esoteric Purpose of Mental Disorders! Come read all about it, the introduction, and table of contents on the link below: Readers idea of normal will be forever changed!
http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelvenpsychology.html



ELVEN PSYCHOLOGY is written from a unique elven perspective about the present day human condition, which includes an exploration of the psyché of both normal folk and elfae. We elves are elven by spirit, so our entrance into humanity is the addition of a new spiritual race, not a new physical race, and elves have been born in these modern times into all physical races, as well as most cultures and religions throughout the world. In fact, there are many who are following esoteric Ancient Wisdom Traditions, as well as some Tolkienists, who through the process of benevolent evolution, see ‘elf as the new normal’ or majority of humankind in the not so distant future. So, it is important to update many areas of academia that explore, express, and explain human life; psychology being one of these.

Thus this book expands the realms of modern psychology, which has never before included the elves and otherkin population as being real. If one says that they are an elf, most psychologists today will still hold you in suspect of having a delusionary disorder and try to evaluate you further. We explain in Elven Psychology why from a standard psychological point of view that believing you are an elf does not in itself constitute a disorder even in traditional psychology, and then we go much further and explore the disorders and psychological struggles that we observe in our modern society in both normal folk and elves/otherkin, along with the spiritual purposes of disorders and new perspectives for healing. 


http://silverelves.angelfire.com

Thursday, June 14, 2018

How Does it Feel to Write from the Perspective of Elves?


". . . it feels wonderful . . . . most of what we write about elves isn't something we've made up, as some folks seem to think, but something we've noted by watching our kindred, particularly those who are truly attuned to Nature and their own nature. In that way one might say that we are elven sociologists and anthropologists."

     Someone recently asked us how it feels to write from the perspective of elves and the short answer is, of course, it feels wonderful. But we might also say that it feels natural because, after all, we are elves. What other perspective could we write from? We suppose we could pretend to be normal folk and write from that perspective, but honestly we've never quite understood normal folk and while we have tried to pass among them for harmony's sake, as well as to avoid much of the prejudice that they direct, both intentionally and unintentionally, toward us, we've never been very good at pretending to be normal. Faeries, on the other hand, seem very proficient at fitting into normal society by appearing to be "away with the faeries," a bit flighty, and by taking on the persona of the stereotypical dumb and nutty blond. In fact, they probably invented that stereotype as camouflage.
     We love everything about elven culture. We love being elves. We love other elves and elf types, faeries, pixies, gnomes, dwarves, brownies and all of fae kind. We even look at orcs and goblins and grimlins and think if they weren't so aggressive and hostile, we could get along with them. And we might not appreciate their country or whatever is there own music as much as they do, but if you can dance to it, we'd dance, and we do find them to be quite lovely and fascinating in their special way. The way one might, say, love Frankenstein's 'monster'. And when they accept you as one of their own, they can be quite loving, too, or at least friendly. The ladies more than the gents, if you can call orcs ladies and gents. Those are not terms, in our experience that they typically easy to relate to.
     One might ask: how do we write from the perspective of elves? But the answer is that due to the fact that we are elves, it is quite easy. And while elves are a diverse folk even if you look just at our s'elves and you don't include pixies and all other elfae, there are so many elves and so many points of view, much of it unfortunately influenced from being raised in the normal world where prejudice and preconceptions are normal and accepted behavior, that whenever we question what it means to be elven, we just observe our other elves. In fact, most of what we write about elves isn't something we've made up, as some folks seem to think, but something we've noted by watching our kindred, particularly those who are truly attuned to Nature and their own nature. In that way one might say that we are elven sociologists and anthropologists.
    While many folks seem to be limited by what they have read in traditional faerie tales and lore, and others seem totally restricted by this or that piece of fiction about elves that has inspired them, our perspective comes almost totally from our own lives and the lives of the kindred we observe manifesting in the world. It is not that we don't heed the traditional tales, or that we don't love modern fiction about our people, we are aware of and inspired by both, but the reality of what we see and the potential that we know exists within that reality, informs those tales and stories with the living vibration of Elfin and it is ever this that guides us.
Kyela, 
The Silver Elves
http://silverelves.angelfire.com

Also 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

 Most of our books are nonfiction books about the Elven Path, but we do have one elven novel,  The Elves of Lyndarys: A Magical Tale of Modern Faerie Folk, that we think you will enjoy quite a bit and it is written from our observations of our fae friends and family:
THE ELVES OF LYNDARYS is an often humorous novel about a young man’s struggle to mature and develop himself, his magic and his identity as he encounters and explores the modern pagan and otherkin communities and happens to encounter real elves, slowly coming to realize as he does so that he may not be a man at all but one of the elven. He is confronted through his journey not only by his own incredulity about his encounters and his inner conflict with what he has been taught to believe is reality and his actual experience but also by his personal prejudices and false assumptions. He comes to discover not only that the magic of Faerie is real but further that the Elven Way, as presented by his mentors, offers him a means of traveling the misty paths to magical and mystical enlightenment.

Please come to our website and enjoy reading samples of all our 40+ books on magic and enchantment and the elven way at:

If you would like to know more about our magical lifestyle, we invite you to read our book Eldafaryn: True Tales of Magic from the Lives of the Silver Elves. Eldafaryn (means Elf Haven) contains a series of vignettes from our lives starting in the present and going back and forth through time describing our lives, our magic, our philosophy and our unique view of the world. If you've ever wanted to see Elfland from the inside, as the elves sense it, view it and live it, here's your chance. You may read sample pages here on our website.




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

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



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Also we invite you to come join us on Facebook in some of our open 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.
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Elven Life and Magic
Elvish Magical Chat
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Saturday, May 5, 2018

How Do You Gently Awaken a Sleeping Elf Kin?


"We set them free to dream and be as they choose to be and we do this mainly by example by being our own true s'elves so they can see it is okay and relatively safe in the world to do so, 
and absolutely safe when one is among one's own kin."


     How do you gently awaken a sleeping elf kin? You tickle their fancy.
     Most of us encounter individuals that seem to be elven kindred to us that don't seem to realize they are so and for whatever reason aren't presenting thems'elves as the elfae we feel they may actually be. They have tickled our fancy and we wish to tickle theirs.
     We can't force them to acknowledge that they are elfin. In fact, force by its nature repels people and arouses resistance. And force is contrary to the principles of enchantment and we elfin are primarily enchanters. And contrary to popular lore and legend, we don't force people into Elfin, nor do we enslave them there if they happen to wander in by mistake. Why would we want people to be in Elfin who don't want to be there?
     Now, it is possible that individuals may wander into Elfin and simply not wish to leave. We are quite wonderful, after all. Loving, kind, charming and fun to be around— well not necessarily these elves, who are busy writing and creating all the time and can thus seem a bit boring, although we are excited and delighted about what we are doing, but elves in general.
     But, naturally, we are ever looking for our kindred to share the "good news," is that what they say about the Bible, well, not the good news exactly, but the Great News that elves and fae are alive and dancing upon the Earth and every loving person who is willing to get along is welcome to join in the dance.
     Still, how do we let them know this? How do we awaken those who seem to be asleep and wandering, rather like zombies, in the normal world? And again, we say, we tickle their fancy. We arouse their imaginations. We set them free to dream and be as they choose to be and we do this mainly by example by being our own true s'elves so they can see it is okay and relatively safe in the world to do so, and absolutely safe when one is among one's own kin.
     What does that mean in practical terms? It means that if someone asks our name and we share our elven name with them and then they ask what nationality that it is, we say, "Elven." And then, usually, they will either grimace, think that we are joking or, if they are kindred to us, they will reply, "Oh, I'm an elf, too," or a pixie, faerie, brownie, dwarf or whatever they may be.
     Or we may be dressing elfin, or wizardly, or in some other fashion and when they ask about that we move the conversation around to the fact that we are elves. If they are rude about it, they are not elven, if they wish to think that we are fantasizing, we invite them to fantasize with us. If they think we are just pulling their leg, we just continue doing so. One never knows what a little gentle leg pulling may lead to. But, if they are willing to play along, then that is the beginning, the first stirring and we will continue to stir until the bubbles of realization start to appear and something wonderful is about to brew into being.
     As we elves say, "Tickle their fancy and they may get dancey." And that is what it is all around really, isn't it? The Eternal Dance of Elfin. 
Kyela, 
The Silver Elves
http://silverelves.angelfire.com

Thanks to our elven grandson Nikolay Lyapanenko and Arianna Ferrara for the enchanting collage art featured at the top of this post.

Also, we welcome you to come join us on Facebook under Michael J. Love (Zardoa of The SilverElves) and Martha Char Love (SilverFlame of The SilverElves).


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

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



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
 
Also, please come to our website and enjoy reading samples of all our 40+ books on magic and enchantment and the elven way at:


"The Elven Way passes beyond the fields of the known
into the forest of the unknown illuminated by the glow of the elves."
(quote on the top of the book cover)

THE ELVEN WAY: The Magical Path of the Shining Ones describes the Mystical, Magical, Spiritual Path of the Elf folk and their connection to the Shining Ones, those supra-dimensional beings who are our guides, guardians, ancient kindred and the source of Elven enlightenment. The Elven Way takes the reader beyond the field of the known and lays the road into the forest of unknown, revealing new, wonderful and exciting secrets about the world of Magic, the Path of the Elves and the rich Elven heritage. This book is about High Elven Spirituality and Magick, the philosophy of the Elven Way, and the teachings of the Elves. It is written for all elves and all those interested in learning more about and following the Elven Path, for advanced Elven adepts and magical folk of all kinds. The Elven Way reveals much about the Shining Ones, who are the ancient elves and our guardians, our Eldars, who are highly advanced and divine beings that help and protect the modern Elven folk today. It explores both the psychological and the spiritual component of the Elven folk and the development of this component! The Elven Way provides a vast reservoir of knowledge about how this world is arranged and how it works, who the elves are, and what is the Elven Spiritual Path!
We invite you to enjoy reading an excerpt of Chapter 9 "The Magic of the Shining Ones" and also some of our readers' reviews from Goodreads and Amazon.



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

Elven Life and Magic

Elvish Magical Chat

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


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

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

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


And from An Elven Game of Rhymes: Book Two of the Magical Poens of Zardoa Silverstar by The Silver Elves:

In Our Home They Do Abide
"In our home they do abide

Magical folk from far and wide

Elves and gnomes and faeries true

Pixies, brownies and wizards who

Put forth their magic every day

Even when they dance and play

We even have a few sweet trolls

With fingers in their ear and nose

And leprechauns who don’t make shoes

But stand about with deep rich brews

We even have some elves who’ve come

From galaxies beyond our sun

And if you think this all great fun

You’re right."
—The Silver Elves


If you are elves, why don’t you have pointed ears?

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