Saturday, January 12, 2019

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


(The Silver Elves, Zardoa and Silver Flame, at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin)

Self-reflection and understanding of your Shadow can lead you to more self-awareness and happiness, and in that way is very important to one’s benevolent evolution and process of becoming fully whole. . . .
Acknowledging these aspects of ours'elves is tantamount to stepping in Faerie, that wild and perilous realm where all sorts of wild folk exist and nearly anything can happen. "The Elves say: Everything contains its opposite. If you feel powerless, therein you may find your power. If you feel afraid, there you may summon your courage."   
      
     Carl Jung pointed out that all of us have Shadow aspects of our psychological being. These are usually manifested as aspects of ours'elves that we do not want to recognize (unconscious aspects) and which we then tend to project, most often as negative judgments, upon others, whom we scorn for doing what we inwardly desire to do or are afraid of finding within ourselves. The solution to this is not to deny these inner aspects of ours'elves but to recognize them as aspects of ours'elves. And not to repress them, but to transform them through the enlightenment of our being into things that have positive value for our lives and the lives of others, rather than a harmful or negative impact on our lives. Or at the very least to indulge them in harmless ways, to allow ours'elves a few habits and harmless vices that we only let out occasionally so that they are satisfied without doing any real, short or long term, harm to us or others. Otherwise, we are led, slowly but surely, down the path to Krazydom, which is a demonic world.
     In the world of Men and the normal folk, as they like to think of themselves, repression and suppression are fairly common events. And this is not to say that we elfae don't face some of the same problems and challenges that they do, for surely we do, but that for the most part we tend to be rather more conscious of our dark impulses and desires. (To explore more on what the emotional challenges and psychological disorders are of both normal and Elfae populations, how they are formed, and what their spiritual purposes are, you may wish to read our Silver Elves book Elven Psychology: Understanding the Elfin Psyche and the Evolutionary and Esoteric Purpose of Mental Disorders.) Still, being aware of these 'wild' and 'dark' impulses is not the same as being able to ride them successfully, like the wild creatures that they are, but it is the first step to doing so. Acknowledging these aspects of ours'elves is tantamount to stepping in Faerie, that wild and perilous realm where all sorts of wild folk exist and nearly anything can happen.
     Many claim that the Shadow is ‘negative,’ but we Silver Elves have a different view, as did Jung, that it is neither good nor bad and is a necessary part of the process of becoming self-aware and self-regulating for both happiness and unity of our being. Deep in the Shadow lay the passions and undeveloped talents that were discarded in childhood. The Shadow is what you perceive as unacceptable, dark or weak about yourself, and therefore seen as needing to be repressed, denied, and hidden by the mask you wear to the world (Jung called this mask the Persona). So the Shadow is viewed subjectively by each individual person and it depends on your own perspective and self awareness as to what is contained in your Shadow. Self-reflection and understanding of your Shadow can lead you to more self-awareness and happiness, and in that way is very important to one’s benevolent evolution and process of becoming fully whole. "The Elves say: Everything contains its opposite. If you feel powerless, therein you may find your power. If you feel afraid, there you may summon your courage."         
     As is often pointed out in movies, television and books as well as the news media, we all have our demons or hauntings (or some may call it part of our baggage). But the question is how can we transform our demons into our daemons, our inspiring spirits, our muses? How do we find energy and inspiration from our wild side? And how do we set our demons/daemons to perform certain tasks for us without them creating a mess, running off on their own and being up to no good and causing us endless trouble like a mischievous dog let off his leash who runs unthinking to whatever attracts him?
     It takes time, first of all. It will not happen in an instant. We are literally training our minds and our impulses to obey us, that is to obey our central Will and consciousness, our sentient awareness that is the consciousness of our soulful spirit and authentic inner Nature. Simply denying these impulses won't work. Eventually, they will find a way to get off that leash and the more they have been cooped up and denied, the more damage they will tend to do, the more bizarre our behavior will look to others and even to ourselves. These desires must be exercised/exorcised regularly but they must not be allowed to create havoc in our lives, or indulge themselves in those things that lead us deeper into those realms where demons abide and we will eventually give up our souls and become demonic ours'elves possessed by our impulses that we failed to bring into the light — like some little old lady walking a huge dog that is dragging her down the street in order to get into a fight with another dog or to bite someone.
     And with somatic reflection and meditation, there is a way to achieve a balance of the Persona and Shadow side. Connected to the Shadow are our emotions like anger, guilt, hostility, and fear, which may arise when there is a conflict within us between what is rooted in the Persona that moves us to adapt to the objective world for our social needs and with what is rooted in the Shadow that emerges as an urge to gain our need for freedom and independence. Upon these emotions we can somatically reflect to become aware of and balance both our inner instinctive needs of acceptance and freedom (through awareness of our gut feelings held in our bodies). And it is also through somatic reflection that we may become aware of our core beliefs about ourselves, many of which propel our emotions and are inaccurate as they are often an external view (accepted from the outside world) of us rather than an internal one that truly touches the truth of our being. If we can look closely at our inner feelings and needs, then we can feed that part of our soul that is buried in the Shadow and thus unite our bodies and minds with balance (See book What’s Behind Your BellyButton? by Love and Sterling for the Somatic Reflection Process on doing this). For example, if we face our Shadow side and accept our own anger, then we may find the root cause of our anger and thus have a clue as to how to begin to fill our inner needs that we have denied, and begin to have more self-acceptance. This heightened degree of needs fulfillment and self-acceptance may help us to both decrease the anger we feel (since our repressed needs are now being met) and also to behave in ways that are beneficial to us, like setting boundaries that are more realistic for ours'elves and following passions and inspirations that give us more joy in life.

     To the elves, the potentially damaging impulses within us are rather like pollution. This world has somehow taken our natural impulses and tainted them with garbage. How do we clean up an ocean that has been poisoned by Man and his greed? How do we clean up the rivers and the atmosphere and return them to their natural purity? First, we stop polluting. We stop adding to the problem. So, too, first we must stop feeding our daemons junk food, polluting their being with destructive thought patterns and habits. However, we can't starve them to death either, anymore than we wish to simply go back to living as we did two millennia ago and give up technology completely. We need to find other ways, less polluting ways to have the lifestyle we desire. So also we need to direct our minds toward the positive and find ways to satisfy our needs without polluting our consciousness. To return to the innocence of our childhood while retaining the awareness and wisdom of illuminated experience.
     We could blame Mankind for what he has done, and surely, he does have karma to bear. However, it is important to remember that all our impulses originate from the primal urges toward Immortality and Happiness. The world of Nature, which is Faerie, can be a predatory realm and thus Man cannot be entirely blamed for wanting to survive (the lowest aspect of the urge to Immortality) and to defend himself. Nor can he be blamed for wishing to succeed in life and find happiness. Alas, to his mind, and this again is not without reason, he must be ever ready to protect himself and his family from predatory others, and to fight to get his share of the "pie," which is to say the limited resources available. This is an evolutionary stage of development. He hasn't realized as yet, as the elves have for the most part, that by harmonizing with each other we are far safer and by sharing we all have more, and that we are meant to be stewards of the Earth not dominators and parasitic destroyers. But all that will eventually come in time and with the evolution of Mankind's spirit.
     We could simply live in wild Faerie, as some imagine doing, where anything goes and we have no excuse for anything that happens to us nor right to complain because we embraced its madness with fervor and actively participated in it. However, these elves prefer to create Elfin, a safe haven in the midst of a wild world, seeking ever to transform it into something that is exciting and thrilling and wondrous still, but enlightened, uplifting and harmonious as well, where Love Reigns and Enchantment Rules, the Amazing and Marvelously Magical Realms of Elfin.

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



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

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

 

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 a question and answer book, The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, that has many more questions answered about the Elven Way and being an elf and you can go see the table of contents here to check if your questions are contained within this book.   

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


Section 1: “First Questions” Often Asked About Elves

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

Is the Elven Way a religion?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/is-the-elven-way-a-religion

How Do I Find Out About my Elfae/Otherkin Tribe?
And If I feel that I'm some sort of Otherkin but don't know what kind, what should I do?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/how-do-i-find-out-about-my-elfae-otherkin-tribe

Can We Become Elves?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/04/14/can-we-become-elves

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

If You are Elves, Why Don’t You Have Pointed Ears?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/07/if-you-are-elves-why-dont-you-have.html

Are Elves Indigos?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/10/are-elves-indigos.html

Do People Who Believe They Are Elves Suffer from Schizotypal Disorder?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/08/do-people-who-believe-they-are-elves.html

Why Do We Call Ourselves The Silver Elves?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2018/02/why-do-we-call-ourselves-silver-elves.html

What’s the Difference Between Elves and Faeries?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2018/07/whats-difference-between-elves-and.html

How Does an Elf Live in a World of Normal Folk?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/07/how-does-elf-live-in-world-of-normal.html


Section 2: Elven Magic

What is Elven Magic?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/08/what-is-elven-magic.html

What is Rainbow Magic that The Silver Elves Often Speak About?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/what-is-the-rainbow-magic-that-the-silver-elves-often-speak-about/

How Often Do Elves Do Magic?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/05/19/how-often-do-elves-do-magic

Do Elves Do Ceremonial Magick?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/07/do-elves-do-ceremonial-and-ritual-magic.html

What Do the Silver Elves Think of Using Reiki in their Magic?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/09/what-do-silver-elves-think-of-reiki.html


Section 3: More About Who the Elves Are

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

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

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

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

What Effect Do Our Magical Body Parts (Elf Ears, Wings, Tails, Scales etc.) In Etheric Form Have Upon Elves and Otherkin?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/12/17/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?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/07/are-all-elves-beautiful.html

Are Elves Healthier than Other People?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/08/are-elves-healthier-than-other-people.html

Do Elves Age Less Quickly Than Normal Humans?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/08/do-elves-age-less-quickly-than-normal.html

Do Elves Sweat?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/10/do-elves-sweat.html

Are all Elves White?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/08/are-all-elves-white.html

Are Elves Always Androgynous?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/09/are-elves-always-androgynous.html

Do Elves Have Enhanced Senses?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/08/do-elves-have-enhanced-senses.html

Are Elves Hypersexual?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/10/are-elves-hyper-sexual.html

Is There a Point at Which One Is Too Old to Be an Elf?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/08/is-there-point-at-which-one-is-too-old.html


Section 4: Elven Awakening

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Section 6: The Past and Future of Elves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Section 7: How Elves Relate to Other People

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

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

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

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

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

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


Section 8: Elven Lifestyle

Are all Elves Vegetarian?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2017/07/are-all-elves-vegetarian.html

How Do Elves Form Families?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2018/07/02/how-do-elves-form-families

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Section 10: What Oracles do The Silver Elves use?

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

How Does it Feel to Write from the Perspective of Elves?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2018/06/how-does-it-feel-to-write-from.html


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



The Silver Elves Facebook Groups

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!



magicalRealms2 
THE MAGICAL REALMS OF ELFIN: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path by The Silver Elves contains questions and answers about being elven that many people who are exploring the Elven Way have posed to The Silver Elves throughout the 40 + years that they have been living and sharing the Elven Way. The Silver Elves have put them all in this one book for all those who need a convenient, yet thorough and easy-to-read, resource to explore their questions about who the modern elves are and about the Elven Way or elven spiritual path — past, present and future. If you are curious about elves and want to learn more about modern elves and the Elven Path, then you will surely find this book to contain many of your questions answered and it will be a great comfort and help in finding your way home to the Magical Realms of Elfin.


You may also enjoy reading volume one of our most popular elven magic book: 
 
This book explores the Elven viewpoint concerning magick and the world, and traditional spiritual and religious myths. It covers the tools of magic and gives magical ceremonies that may be adapted for use by modern elves, magicians, and faerie folk. http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAmagicbook.html

Goodreads 5 star reviewer says: “The Silver Elves are Wise Ones. This little book is a gem--essential reading for Pagans, Occultists, and anyone exploring alternative spirituality. I did a lot of underlining.”

And another 5 star reviewer says: “I read this book from cover to cover and highly recommend it! A very deep book, that dispels stereotypes and myths about different religions, beliefs and make a completely new understanding of Magic as a great power of Love and power of Creativity!
It describes a lot of rituals, ceremonies, spells, that help to change life, to protect and heal ours'elves, and our loved ones and to live a happy life. . . .This book describes how to work with different energies, spirits and helps to understood Magic as a great power, which gives great opportunities. A wonderful book!”


Sunday, November 11, 2018

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


"We seek to create what we feel inside on the outside. To manifest our feelings of what once was into what can be. Thus, we are the People of the Ancient Future honoring the past and our ancestors, while striving ever to create a New Dawn of Elfin." 
 

     We elves sometime refer to ours'elves as the People of the Ancient Future, which seems somewhat contradictory. However, it feels right to us and we elves trust our feelings a great deal. It is not that we don't value logic and reason. In fact, we are surely some of the most logical and certainly some of the most reasonable people upon the planet, but logic is only as good as the facts one has and we've known numerous folks to use what seems to be logic based upon erroneous assumptions and alternate facts to support ideas that just don't seem right in our feelings. 
     This reminds us ever of the scene in the Fellowship of the Ring where Boromir tries to persuade Frodo to give him the ring and Frodo tells him that while it all sounds very logical something in his gut tells him it isn't quite true. There is more to a person than their mental mind and sometimes the only way to see someone's hidden motives is to look to our own inner feelings.
     Thus, while the idea of an Ancient Future doesn't quite seem logical, it resonates within the elven in a sort of opposite fashion to Frodo's rejection of Boromir's arguments. For here, something that doesn't quite seem logical, makes quite a lot of sense to us in our own feelings and intuition. 
     Why this is so may have a lot to do with the fact that according to legend elves are the Elder or Eldar race, the first born into manifestation. A subtler manifestation truly, as the energy of spirit first filtered down into the material dimensions, but material being none-the-less. However, while we are sometimes inspired by legends, myths and lore, we elves don't necessarily believe everything everyone writes about us, no matter how ancient or modern the tale. Again, it is our own feelings that are most important to us as an anchor to our own being and as a means of discriminating what feels right to us and about us and what doesn't quite jibe with our own inner sense of being.
     Of course, we elves have to be somewhat careful in that sense. For there are things that don't suit our own sense of being elfin that makes perfect sense to some other elf. It is ever important to remember that we elves tend to be eccentric by nature, which is to say, all very different; that there are myriads of types of elves; and that what fits one perfectly, like a suit of clothes, may be utterly impossible for another to wear or simply, in this case, doesn't fit their own sense of style. Thus, when people ask us to define elves, we always attempt to remain as open as possible about what we are and what delineates our being. 
     But most elfin and elfae seem to have a sense, independent of lore or in keeping with it, that we are, indeed, an ancient people and most have a sense that we once had a great civilization that existed either here upon the Earth and/or among the Stars. Some may think that this civilization still exists but in another dimension as is the case in Freda Warrington's great book Elfland. However, if it does, no one seems to know where the threshold is or how to go through it, and if they did, they are surely long gone. Wouldn't you be?
     Most of us elves have realized that if Elfin is to exist as a place upon the Earth in the current day or in the future, we must create it. In fact, that is our mission. That is why we've incarnated again and again. That is our continuing quest. But there is no doubt that the Elfin we envision, lives within us like an ancient memory just on the edge of our consciousness. We seek to create what we feel inside on the outside. To manifest our feelings of what once was into what can be. Thus, we are the People of the Ancient Future honoring the past and our ancestors, while striving ever to create a New Dawn of Elfin. 


Fardas Lovur Tae Lan (Dancing toward the dawn),
The Silver Elves
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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 a question and answer book, The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, that has many more questions answered about the Elven Way and being an elf and you can go see the table of contents here to check if your questions are contained within this book.






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



A Spell Cast From My Fingertips . . . . . .

 

spell rolls from my fingertips, unseen
Cast by a mind unknowing
Bringing my Will to Life
In a world far more flexible
Than it imagines.

And if perchance they speak it loud
This enchantment ignited by their breath
Shimmering forth in waves of light
Shaped by my Intent
Made real.

Looking up you’ll see
The world you knew anew
Overlaid with magic
Clinging to the walls
Running down the halls
Slipping through the malls.

Elves and faeries, pixies, eldritch all
And though you did not suspect when you began
This poem
The magic you’d evoke
We thank you for helping Elfin emerge
And wishes long dreamt of, granted.
— from Caressed By An Elfin Breeze: The Poems of Zardoa Silverstar  by The Silver Elves
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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! 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 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.
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)


If you have questions about the Elven Way and being an elf, then you may also wish to read The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path. If you are curious about elves and want to learn more about modern elves, 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.

And here is one of our newest releases that is very light reading but surely will uplift you and guide your way into Faerie! The Elves Say: A Collection of Over 1000 Ancient Elven Sayings and Wise Elfin Koans by The Silver Elves, Volume 2. This is the second book 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. If you loved Elf Quotes, our volume one of the Silver Elves elf quotes series, you will surely love this one as well. They do not need to be read in order. Many people say they enjoyed beginning reading our books with Elf Quotes as it is light reading yet brings you closer to Elfin and understanding The Elven Way.

Also, we have just published The Complete Dictionary of Arvyndase: The Elven Language of The Silver Elves. This is an English to Arvyndase, and Arvyndase to English dictionary for those who would like to use this language. There are over 30,000 words in the language of Arvyndase and in this dictionary, as Arvyndase is a complete language and may be both written and spoken as such.



TheBook of Elven Magick, The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves

The Book of Elven Magick, The Philosophy and Enchantments ofthe Seelie Elves explores the Elven viewpoint concerning magick and the world, and traditional spiritual and religious myths. It covers all the color magicks, the tools of magic, and gives magical ceremonies that may be adapted for use by modern elves, magicians, and faerie folk.  View the Table of Contents and sample pages here.
 



The Book of Elven Magick, The Philosophy and Enchantments ofthe Seelie Elves, Volume 2, continues the progression of the color magicks and proceeds on into the nature and establishment of the Elven Vortex/Coven, using mudras and tattoos in magic, using mantras in magic, our theories on calling the directions/dimensions, magical words of power, and much more. It is the completion of and companion to volume 1. View the Table of Contents and sample pages here.





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