" . . . it is important to understand that the transformation that occurs from one world to another is not usually extreme. It is not exactly like taking a jet from London to Beijing (note that the jet is a cave or tube-like structure) and stepping into a very different world. Most of what changes in such movements is our own s’elves and the way we view the world. The world looks rather the same but we and the change that has occurred within us has made it different and new. We see it in a new light, the radiant light of Elfin and Faerie. "
Images of stones and rocks as portals to other realms, to Faerie, to Elfin and related lands, or to the etheric, ethereal, esoteric and eldritch lands is a common theme. Stonehenge is surely a prime example. But this is also true of nearly all dolmens, menhirs, cairns, megaliths, large hag stones, standing stones, orthostats, and liths, cromlechs, etc. These portals also includes another group: caves, caverns and barrow downs, although these have a slightly different but still connected symbology.
Many of the first type rock formation portals (the dolmens, menhirs, etc.) are phallic in nature indicating a connection between the Earth and the Stars, although dolmens are more feminine in form and may represent the place where the moonlight and starlight enters the Earth. Thus, dolmens are more likely to be used to represent the entry way to other realms, whereas the other more phallic rocks denote our aspiration toward the stars and thus the more subtle aethers where the Shining Ones abide.
Barrows, caves and caverns have that same sort of energy. Although, they are usually associated with death, the passage from one life to another, or from this life to a different world. This is both because they are beneath the ground where people are often buried, but also because they are womb-like formations representing rebirth.
Hag stones, stones that have natural formed holes in the middle through which it is said one can see Faerie or the other worldly realms, when they are large enough would also represent an entry point into eldritch regions. These are similar to dolmens, except dolmens are usually put together by human hands, while hag stones are formed by Nature which lends them additional power and potency. In that way, dolmens may represent our efforts to build a bridge to Faerie, we might say, while hag stones indicates natural passage ways into Faerie created by Nature for us.
We might note that the mounds the ancients built for the kings, queens or other important leaders to be buried in are along the same lines as barrows and caves, and the pyramids, both Egyptian, East Asian and Meso-American are of this same order. Temples and churches, mosques and other places deemed holy by the followers of various faiths are really along the same lines. Only in those cases, one enters in to commune with the deity, who dwells there, coming for a visit as it were, and then going home again. Rather like visiting your ancient, rich and powerful grandparents.
But the question here really, is why rocks and stones? Even churches, especially old ones are made of rock and stone. Is there something special about stones that makes them vibrant passageways to other worlds? And we Silver Elves would have to say, not really.
It is not that stones don’t have powers and potency. In our elvish animistic point of view, much like a child’s view of life up to puberty (see The Uses of Enchantment by Bruno Betterheim), everything is alive with spirit. And the hordes of individuals who utilize various gems and minerals and frequently collect them like dragons have hoards, or book readers have libraries with shelves and boxes of books and not a place to put them all, understand the opportunity and potential power that connection with the mineral world brings us.
But, while various stones can be both useful esoterically and physically beautiful and enchanting, there is nothing about stones that make them per se a better medium for entering the Faerie realms than some others that are available to us. It is not the stone itself that bears the power of passage, although we say again natural formations seem to offer more possibility than manmade ones. It is the form that is important. It is the suggestion of thresholds and passageways that really empowers the stones in its use as a means of stepping from one parallel realm to another. Like qigong it is not just the movements but the movements in coordination with our imaginal powers.
Such passageways to Faerie can also be found traditionally in the Mists. Faerie lore also tells us that Twilight provides an opening for us. Halloween or Samhain as the time of year also helps make that connection, as does the fall overall or the period in and around to midnight or the witching hour. So if you really wish to enter Faerie, find a hag stone or dolmen and pass through it in a mist at twilight or around midnight on Samhain or close to it.
However, it is important to understand that the transformation that occurs from one world to another is not usually extreme. It is not exactly like taking a jet from London to Beijing (note that the jet is a cave or tube-like structure) and stepping into a very different world. Most of what changes in such movements is our own s’elves and the way we view the world. The world looks rather the same but we and the change that has occurred within us has made it different and new. We see it in a new light, the radiant light of Elfin and Faerie.
We know that there are many kindred who would like to leave this world entirely, right now, but that will happen in due course. We will enter the barrow and reemerge anew looking completely different. There is no hurry to get to Elfin and Faerie and to go before it is one’s time is to ignorantly tamper with one’s own fate and destiny and that almost never turns out well. It’s like wandering into a kitchen where something is cooking on the stove and simply grabbing miscellaneous spices and vegetables and randomly throwing them into the pot without actually even taking a look to see what is brewing.
Besides, beloved, our geas is here. The mission we have accepted voluntarily, and thus our duty, stems from that decision to manifest Elfin upon the Earth and among the Stars and though it doesn’t seem like Elfin can come quick enough, we wish to do this right, don’t we? Otherwise, it will all fall apart again, as it has before, and we wouldn’t wish that would we? We want our Elfin to last longer than the pyramids, and stand before the stars for ages yet to come greeting all our kindred as they return to us upon the Earth in the paradise we have created together.
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If you enjoyed the article above, then we Silver Elves also recommend the following of our articles to you as well:
What Can We Do To Help Manifest Elfin in this Material World?
Also, be sure dear Kindred and scroll down to check out all our other 100+ blog articles with their links on the list at the bottom of this blog article page.
And Now for a Bit of Elven Fun!
We invite you to come to our website and enter our elven forest and go through the Elven Tree of Life Eternal to explore your magical nature (it’s free and completely private). It is set up somewhat like a choose your own adventure book and a fun way to explore your specific magic while all roads lead to Elfin. If you find yourself circling in particular realm, then this is perhaps important to recognized as part of your magical Nature. Then, when you feel you would like to exit our elven forest, please do return to “the Eald of the Silver Elves home page” at any time you wish by clicking the “home page” link at the top of any page you happen to be on. You may enjoy other pages on our website including reading some of our Magical Elven Love Letters or taking our Elf, Fae or Otherkin Survey and we will happily gift you a beautiful narrative about your magical tribe (this is not an automatic response but instead is especially written for you based on your responses and our own elven intuition).
Enter here the Elven Tree of Life Eternal
We also offer this same experience in book form:
The Elven Tree of Life Eternal: A Magical Quest for Our True S’Elf.
“The Way of the Elves winds through the trees, in time you relax and your tensions do ease, you sigh as the sun filters through leaves, and are helped on your way by a welcoming breeze.”
—The Silver Elves
Many people ask us which of our 56+ Silver Elves books on Elven Philosophy and Magic and The Elven Way to begin reading first and so we say, which ever sounds right to you, follow your elven intuition, as there is really no right order! You may wish to visit our Sample Our Books page on our Silver Elves website and read through the excerpts on each book. But if you would like a suggestion, you may wish to begin with one or more of these four books:
1. Through The Mists Of Faerie: A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven This is our most popular book and one we highly recommend reading by anyone interested in elves, elven magic, elven lifestyle, elven awakening 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
This is not the Norse Runes but our own original elven rune divination system. It consists of 40 runes. The book is 130 pages with photos and illustrations that feature each rune and explain the rune system, how to make your own set of runes (runestones not included), and the interpretation for each of the runes.
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.
If you have questions about the Elven Way and being an elf, then you may wish to read The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path. We also suggest our volume 2 in this series of questions and answers: Manifesting Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 2. And we now also have a recently published Volume 3, The New Dawn of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 3. If you are curious about elves and want to learn more about modern elves, then you will surely find The Magical Realms of Elfin, Manifesting Elfin, and The New Dawn of Elfin to contain many of your questions answered and either or all three books will be a great comfort and help in finding your way home to abide in the magical realms of elfin and in manifesting elfin in your daily life.
Come Join our Silver Elves Facebook Elven and Otherkin Groups !!!
The Silver Elves invite you, dear Kindred, to come join us in some of our elven and magical otherkin Facebook groups where you will find our elven-faerie-fae otherkin community interacting and sharing The Elven Way:
Elven Home — https://www.facebook.com/groups/1712981718807166
Elvish Magical Chat — Posting and chatting all about elves, faeries, pixies, and magic!
The Faerie Circle — A group for the magical elfae folk. Be ever blest!
Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon — A place to share your magic and enchantment with other elf witches!
Faerie Craft —This is a group to share your elven and fae creations, and yes you are welcome to advertise your elfish/faerie crafts.
I Heart Elven Magic —For those who love Elfin Magic.
Feasting With the Elves (having fun sharing elven recipes and healthy eating) —
The Elven Way — This group creates a place for people to learn about the Elven Way and for Elves, Otherkin, and their friends to have a fun gathering place to enjoy each other's company and share things on the path. It is open to anyone who wishes to learn about the Elven Way and friends of such.
Nature & the Unseen Realms with the Elves & otherkin. A spiritual journey — This is a very active elven and otherkin group posting those generally unnoticed realms and wonders of Nature.
Elfin Faerie Lore — For Faeries and Elfin Folk. This group is for sharing elfin faerie lore, magic and life as Fae,
Silver Elves Embassy — This is a place of rest and gathering together to relax and share our stories, dreams for the future, and magic of our elfin adventures. We Silver Elves share some of our magical tales and adventures in this group that have lead us to further embrace the Shining Ones.
Announcement For All Tree Lovers!
We Silver Elves are very happy to announce the publication of An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid: The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script! We are quite excited because it is an oracle book about the magic of trees, our loving cousins. Reading this book, you will learn about the magic that individual trees and tree groups may bring you, written from the point of view of the elves. And besides using this book as an oracle, each tree or tree group (of which there are 111) has an Elfin Ogham in the Wizard Script of the Silver Elves that may be used in your own magic. This book is easy to use as an oracle and the specifics on just how to do so are covered in the introduction and through out the book, with elven spells at the end of each chapter, written in English and also Arvyndase (the magical language of the Silver Elves), to be used for enchantment magic upon drawing the tree or tree group. To read more about this book and some sample chapters, please click here as we have a special blog page dedicated to this book.
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A Complete List of Our Silver Elves Blog Articles (with links) on the Elven Way, Elven Magic and Enchantment, Elven Lifestyle and On Being An Elf
Below, you will see that we have collected a list of all our Silver Elves articles so far on our blog sites on both Wordpress and Blogspot. Our articles are sponsored by questions we have been asked about the Elven Way over the decades since 1975 by our elfae brothers and sisters as well as more recently on Facebook in our groups and private messages . If you have questions that you do not see answered here, then you are free to join one of our FB groups and ask your question or private message us on FB or just ask your question in the comment section of this blog article and we will be happy to do our best to address it in a future article. Also, we do have two question and answer books, The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, and also our recent publication Manifesting Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 2 that have many more questions answered about the Elven Way and being an elf. You can click on the book title above to go see the table of contents in each book to check if your questions are contained within these books.
Section 1: “First Questions” Often Asked About Elves
How Do We Know We Are Elven or Otherkin? And Why Do Elfae and Otherkin Not Always Know our Kin Type when Newly Awakened to Being Other?
Can We Become Elves?
Can Anyone Be An Elf and Why Don't All Elves Choose Elven Bodies In Which To Reincarnate? https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/can-anyone-be-an-elf-and-why-dont-all-elves-choose-elven-bodies-in-which-to-reincarnate
Are Elves and Elfae Human?
How Does One Begin on the Elven Path?
What do the elves think of Santa Claus?
Why are Elves so Few and Far Between?
Section 2: Elven Magic
Is Magick a Privilege or Right?
What is the Magic of Being an Elf? And Why is Magic Slower to Manifest on the Material Plane?
What Can We Do To Help Manifest Elfin in this Material World?
What Are our Elven Instincts and How do we use them in our Elfin Magic?
How do Elves Effectively Interact with The Shining Ones?
Section 3: More About Who the Elves Are
What are the Dark Elfae? Why are the Unseelie Elves and Dark Elves Often Confused?
How do you Know if a Person is an Elf or Faerie or Pixie or whatever? And Who are the Half Elves?
Can we be Born as one Type of Elf, Fae or Otherkin in One Life and Another Kin Type in a Different Incarnation?
Section 4: Elven Awakening
How do Elves Deal with Our Homesickness for Elfin?
On The Elven Way and Awakening
Are There Actually Portals to Elfin?
Do Elves Really Awake to being Elfin?
Section 5: How The Silver Elves Are Alike and Different From Other Spiritual Practices
How Much Have We Silver Elves Been Influenced by Tolkien and the Silmarillion?
Does the Elven Way require vows?
What is the difference between Elves and Druids?
Section 6: The Past and Future of Elves
“The Philosophy of Elfin Folke”
When Faerie Returns Will There Still be a Race of Men? And Are Elves Halflings, Part Mankind, due to Manifesting in Human Bodies?
Section 7: How Elves Relate to Other People
What do the Elves Think about the Modern World of Humans Straying from Being United with Nature?
What is the Relationship of the Elves to the Trees?
How Do We Find Faerie? And How Do Deal with Being an Elf or Otherkin While Living in the Mundane World?
Section 8: Elven Lifestyle
What Do You Do if You Are Vegetarian but your Therian Aspect is a Carnivore?
Section 9: The Language of the Silver Elves: Arvyndase (SilverSpeech)
What Does the Elven Word "Kyela" mean?
Section 10: What Oracles do The Silver Elves use?
Section 11: Other Miscellaneous Questions About Being an Elf and Elven Perspectives
Are Rocks Truly Gateways to the Otherworlds of the Elfin and Faerie Realms?
Section 12: What are some of the newest Silver Elves Books?
The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script
Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 3
Elves, Faeries, Fae and Otherkin Tribes: More Descriptions of Otherworldly Folk
Beyond Death: The Elfin Book of the Dead, Ascending towards the Faerie Realms through Progressive Incarnations
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Many Elven Blessings, dear Kindred!