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
http://silverelves.angelfire.com


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

For years various kindred have asked us, the Silver Elves, to help them figure this out. You probably know if you are an elf, faerie, or otherkin but now we've created a questionnaire in order to help us and you create a narrative 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:
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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.

 

  

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

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


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







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


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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

How Do you Tell your Family or Friends that You're an Elfae without them Getting Upset?


"The point is you need to measure your revelations to their ability to accept and understand them. . . . . So understand the level of intellectual development and soulful evolution of your family and offer them what they can understand and accept."

     Unless you have a very cool family, which you may not if you are asking this question, you don't need to tell them. At least, not directly or in any depth about your spiritual path unless they indicate that they are truly interested in learning about it in a positive way, perhaps even for themselves. What you need to ask yours'elf is, why do you feel you need to tell them in the first place. Of course, the answer is probably that you wish them to accept you for who you are and you desire to be closer to them as people, to be a real family. 
     However, if they are not fae or elf or other, it is very unlikely they will understand what you reveal to them other than in ways already directed and enculturated by the society they live in and embrace. So with your first communications keep it light-hearted. Most likely if they were really cool parents or relatives, they would already know anyway. Perhaps not know the details, but they would know that you are 'other' of some sort. In fact, it is quite possible that they know anyway, even if they can't accept what you are. They may have merely put you in the "unusual' or 'weirdo' or 'crazy' category, and even sometimes 'exceptional' in a 'strange' but also 'highly intelligent' sort of way, but they don't want to know the details. They may even want to pretend it isn't true.
     The love and kindness that you have between you is the real bond that links you together. But, if you are determined to tell your family and friends you are elfae and feel some inner need to share with them those things they don't want to know and that they will ignore and hide from shortly after you have revealed yours'elf to them, then there are some ways to ease into the subject. Of course, if you are at a place where you feel compelled to confront them with this truth, you may not be the type to ease into things. It just may be the case that you wish the trauma, drama and the conflict such revelations sometimes produce — the yelling, the shocked reaction, the hurt, worried and saddened expressions. Why would someone do that? One might ask. Why would an elfae intentionally wish to evoke such reactions? Well, sometimes, people only feel free to leave behind the world of their upbringing when they have totally cut ties with it. By revealing one's elfae nature to one's family, an elfae or other is sometimes forcing them to accept or reject them, as is, and if they are rejected they can then proceed deeper into Elfin and Faerie without feeling any guilt about spiritually leaving their genetic family behind.
     Let's face it, there is often a great deal of psychological pressure that comes from being raised in a particular family with all its chosen or inherited beliefs, habits and prejudices. It is often hard to say goodbye to the gods of one's upbringing when one has been told over and over again that one will suffer in hell and be tortured forever for doing so. And this from one's very earliest stages of development. That is some deep dark magic to overcome and one has to be a brave elfae or other to take charge of one's own brain and consciousness and reject such gibberish (a grimlen language, we believe). It takes tremendous psychological and emotional courage to be an elfae in this world and bear all the rejection and ridicule that normal folk assume as a right to subject one to. They often place us in their minds in the position of being the 'town fool' whom they think they can belittle without consequence. That usually turns out to be a painful lesson for them.
     But, back to how to ease them into the truth of disclosing your elfae nature to your family, if you are willing and able to do so. Approach the matter playfully. Tell them the truth, right out. Say that you are an elf, or faerie or whatever and gauge their reaction. They will surely wonder if you are joking with them. That is nearly always the first reaction. They think you are pulling their leg. Tell them you are not and see how they react. If they are intelligent, they will ask you for more information. But more than likely they will just be puzzled. If their reaction seems like it might be negative, or that they can't handle this information, laugh and smile, as though you were joking, as though indeed you were pulling their leg. Surprise, April Fool's day in July.
     They may worry that you've joined a cult, and while the elves and fae and others are surely occult in a sense, and often study the occult, we are not a cult and you can reassure them quite honestly that you are not a member of a cult, nor is there any such cult that you know of, that it is instead simply something that interests and delights you.
     If they can't take the whole truth you can always tell them you are studying the ancient Fairy Faith of the Celtic peoples. Look appropriately studious and scholarly. Or you can tell them you really love Tolkien and you are into cosplay or role-playing. Of course, if your family is really nuts, that's the same as telling them you're a Satanist who sacrifices babies and eats them (we are not saying that Satanists do this, just that some folks believe that they do).
     The point is you need to measure your revelations to their ability to accept and understand them. There is no point in trying to teach advanced calculus to the majority of first graders (or to these elves), they just won't get it. So, understand the level of intellectual development and soulful evolution of your family and offer them what they can understand and accept. And if that is nothing at all, hide the truth from them. We elves have been doing that for millennia. 


Fost Tae Lodver (Touch the truth),
The Silver Elves
http://silverelves.angelfire.com


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"Elfin, Faerie, Elfland or the Sacred Realm or Dimension of Magic that lives at the heart of the Universe, is an incredibly attractive power. It draws all true souls to it. It calls to the Elfin nature in each and every soul. This is the power that arouses the imagination of those who see or read the Lord of the Rings and say, I’m an Elf or I’m a Dwarf, or even I’m an Orc. The power calls to us through Urban Fantasy stories and the fantasy novels of old, as well as, faery tales and movies of magic and enchantment. But it also calls to us from the trees, the wild places of Nature, and sometimes most of all from magic memories of our childhood, which is really our ancient past, our past incarnations, calling to us. It can also be aroused, and quite strongly, perhaps most strongly, by others of our kind manifesting in the world. There is something magical about these beings and they arouse our own hunger for magic in our own lives and souls. These Elfae radiate starlight. They glimmer with love, kindness and compassion; and they reach out and touch our souls. Some might suppose this to be a glamor, a magic they have wrapped thems’elves within to enchant us; but while they are truly enchanting, the magic arises from the fact that they are genuine and real. They don’t need to glamor us. They just need to be their very own s’elves, for that is the most impressive magic of all. They are not trying, they are simply being: being thems’elves, being elves."
—Excerpt from page 26 of Through The Mists of Faerie by The Silver Elves.


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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. This is our gift to you. Simply follow the link and the directions here and we will send you your magical narrative designed individually for you.

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We invite you to view the table of contents and an excerpt from one of our newest books: The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being An Elf and Following the Elven Path 

THE MAGICAL REALMS OF ELFIN: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path 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.


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!




Our favorite elven chant in English and
then in Arvyndase, the magical language of The Silver Elves:

If you are interested in Arvyndase, you may wish to visit our website for our book page
There you can read about our book and elven language and if you scroll down the page, you will find a link to view a sample of the first three chapters of this book and begin learning Arvyndase while you await your book to come to you in the mail. 

Learn to speak and write elven! THE COMPLETE DICTIONARY OF ARVYNDASE: The Elven Language of The Silver Elves. There's over 30,000 words in the language of Arvyndase and in this dictionary, as Arvyndase is a complete language & may be both written & spoken as such! This dictionary is divided into two parts for easy use, first, English to Arvyndase and second, Arvyndase to English. The pronunciation is provided next to each Arvyndase word. This dictionary makes learning Arvyndase very easy through simple word substitution.


Èldata Elsordasli (Elven Blessings)!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Who Are the Shining Ones That the Elves Speak Of?


      

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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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and magical elf saying each day.




“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




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