Friday, October 9, 2020

What Say the Silver Elves about the Difference Between an Elf Witch and an Elf Wizard?

 "When it comes to elf witches and elf wizards, the issue gets even murkier, because we elves tend to be wizards and witches and conjurors, sorcerers, shamans and nearly everything else, all at the same time, so sequentially jumping from one practice to another randomly. Our magic is blended together and most of us who are elfae study nearly every sort of magic that we come across from every culture and tradition that we encounter."

 

There is no need, really, to distinguish between elf witches and wizards, but we could make up such a distinction if it proved necessary. After all, both witches and wizards do magic but a witch's magic may be very personal, in the sense that Hir (combination of him/her) coven are often seeking to cast spells for their own fulfillment or for someone who has come to them for help. For instance, see the movie Practical Magic or Alice Hoffman's wonderful book of the same title (also see her books The Rules of Magic and Magic Lessons) for witchcraft of this sort.

     Wizards, however, often seem to work for a community or group and while they may benefit personally, this seldom seems their motivation. Even if you apply the term wizard, as sometimes happens to a creative genius or inventor of some kind, as the term was applied to Thomas Edison and certainly would be well deserved by Nicola Tesla, their works still seem to be directed on a scale to affect society and the world at large. And someone like Walt Disney, whatever you may think about him, was surely a great imaginal wizard as well.

     This does not mean that witches couldn't also apply their magic on a larger scale, and certainly this occurs at times. But, for the most part, when the terms wizard and witch are used, wizards seem more inclined, at least according to the lore, toward this vaster field of activity. While witches often get a bad rap that wizards generally don't have to deal with. Witches are frequently portrayed as being wicked and scary while wizards, at worse, are usually seen as being eccentric and perhaps a bit grumpy. Wizards are generally linked to one's idea of a peculiar uncle or grandfather, while witches get traditionally associated with wicked stepmothers.

     When it comes to elf witches and elf wizards (of which elves do not use these terms as gender specific like in traditional lore), the issue gets even murkier, because we elves tend to be wizards and witches and conjurors, sorcerers, shamans and nearly everything else, all at the same time, so sequentially jumping from one practice to another randomly. Our magic is blended together and most of us who are elfae study nearly every sort of magic that we come across from every culture and tradition that we encounter. We are an eclectic bunch by our very nature and while we may specialize only in doing a specific sort of magic, we seldom do. We love it all. We study it all and we practice most of it, merging our various practices into a sort of elf magic which encompasses everything really, each of us in our own way.

     At the same time, at the heart of nearly all elven magic is Enchantment. We are enchanting witches and enchanting wizards or wizards of enchantment and charming witches, sorcerers exploring the source of enchantment and conjurors summoning up the powers of enchantment and so forth (see our book The Keys to Elfin Enchantment). Elven magic revolves around our ability to persuade, charm, intrigue, fascinate and induce others to willing aid us, if they will, to be better as individuals, to uplift their own s'elves and join our aeons-long conspiracy to enlighten ours'elves and all others who are open to seeing the light and truth of the Universe and sharing life in a loving and healing way. And we elves don't so much do magic, although we do, but "are magic" as our sisters of the Elf Queen's Daughters used to say (see The Elf Magic Mail, vols. 1  and also volume 2).

     We, obviously, haven't been totally successful in our attempts to make the world more loving and kind, more attuned to Nature in a harmonious way and to get Mankind to stop fighting among themselves and squabbling over everything so that they may join us in fighting against the true enemies of humanity, which are ignorance, prejudice and the various viruses and diseases that are able to prey upon us because Men spend more time and money upon war than upon health, healing and the general welfare of all the members of their societies.

    Still, our elf witches and wizards and spell casters and every other sort of magic wielder continue to do what they/we can to alter the world for the better and create a true Elven civilization upon the Earth. We haven't entirely succeeded as yet, that's for sure. But we haven't given up either and we probably never will.

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

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

 

To read more on elven witches and elven magic, you may enjoy some of these other articles by The Silver Elves:

What is Elven Magic?

What’s the Difference Between Elves and Witches?

Why Do Elven Witches Call their Covens "Vortexes"?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/07/02/why-do-elven-witches-call-their-covens-vortexes

 Also, be sure and scroll down to check out all the over 100 blog articles with their links (many of which are on elven magic) on the list at the very bottom of this blog article.

 

The Keys to Elfin Enchantment:
Mastery of the Faerie Light Through the Portals of Manifestations
 
by The Silver Elves

THE KEYS TO ELFIN ENCHANTMENT is a book of enchantment, for enchanters, revealing the Keys to Enchantment, the true and greatest magick of the elfin folk. It is filled with the philosophy of the elves and how they encounter and subtly transform the world wielding and fulfilling its dreams and desires while guiding it toward a better and more elfin future.

 

. . . . . And  if you are interested in reading more about our elven enchantment magic, The Book of Elven Magick: The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves (see both Volume 1 & 2) go through a complete progression of color magics and and also explore Elven Vortexes and Covens, as well as our theories on calling the directions and dimensions and more. In these two books we explore the Elven viewpoint concerning magick and the tools of magic with magical ceremonies that may be adapted for use by modern faerie folk:

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

 

 

And Now A Gift For You!!!!!!What Sort of Elf, Faerie or Other Are You?
What is Your Magical Tribe?

For years various kindred have asked us, the Silver Elves, to help them figure this out. Now we've created a questionnaire to help us do so and to help you learn about your people, your magical tribe. This is our gift to you (free). Simply follow this link below and the directions and we will help you with your own personal narrative about your magical tribe. Each narrative is based on your answers to the questions and our intuition and is a unique narrative just for you. This is not a computer generated result and we Silver Elves concentrate on only one narrative a day to give you special consideration: https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/what-kind-of-elf-fae-or-otherkin-are-you-what-is-your-tribe

 

 

The Silver Elves books:
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Among our 8 newest The Silver Elves books, besides our most recently published book 
ELFIN SPIRIT TALK: Elven Sign Language for Magic and Spell Casting you will also find: BEYOND DEATH: The Elfin Book of the Dead; ELVES, FAERIES, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES: More Descriptions of Otherworldly Folk; ELF TRIBES: The Silver Elves' Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin; FAERIE, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES; MANIFESTING ELFIN: Answers to questions about being an elf and following the Elven Path, volume 2; THE NEW DAWN OF ELFIN, Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 3; AN ELFIN BOOK OF TREES FOR THE ELVEN DRUID: The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script; and ELVEN HEDGEWITCHERY AND FOUND MAGIC: Using Art-Making for Evoking Elfin Magic and Living the Elven Way.

 





 


Let’s Study Arvyndase, the Magical Language of the Silver Elves!

As many of you know, we now have published not only our book teaching you how to speak and write Arvyndase (see Arvyndase (Silverspeech): A Short Course in the Magical Language of the Silver Elves), but also The Complete Dictionary of  Arvyndase with over 30,000 words from English to Arvyndase and from Arvyndase to English. Arvyndase is a complete elven language and one of the best ways (at least one of the most fun ways) to learn it is to study Arvyndase vocabulary by translating our Silver Elves “Elf Sayings”. We have begun posting our Elf Sayings in Arvyndase in our Facebook group Magical Books of the Silver Elves, and we will also post them here for you with each upcoming blog. Below is the first, and by studying this one you will learn some important words in Arvyndase including tree, star, and moon:

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"Elf folk live behind this door

before you knock be very sure

you want elf magic in your life

to sooth away your every strife

to stir your spirit to your soul

and make you s'elf complete and whole."

—The Silver Elves

 


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

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

 
The Magical Books of the Silver Elves https://www.facebook.com/groups/539205916250397 — And if you would like to find out more about our 50+ The Silver Elves books on The Elven Way, please do join us! We have discussions about our Silver Elves books as well as about Elven and Otherkin philosophy, elven lifestyle and the Elven Way. If you have read our books and would like to discuss them with us, this is the place to come join in the discussions and ask also questions. And please do come share here in this group your own creative elven works of art, music, writing, crafts, or whatever you do to manifest Elfin in your life in your own way, as well as your thoughts and feelings about living the life Elfin.
This is an enchanting and private place for all elfae folk to share in cozy comfort. Feel free to share anything elfae related, and please do share (with images when you can) all about your own Eald (Elven Home) and the special aspects of it that make it your own enchanting elfin space.

Elven Life and Magic — A group for fae folk of all kinds posting their magic and how they manifest living as an elfae. 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/629491797123886


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


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


Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon — A place to share your magic and enchantment with other elf witches!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/806583242768352 


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


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


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


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


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



Nature & the Unseen Realms with the Elves & otherkin. A spiritual journey — This is a very active elven and otherkin group posting those generally unnoticed realms and wonders of Nature.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/196916350335537



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



Silver Elves Embassy — This is a 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.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/206231890276255

 

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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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An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid:
The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script

Sold on Amazon USA: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1710655704

and Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1710655704

 

 

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


Below, you will see that we have collected a list of all our Silver Elves articles so far on our blog sites on both Wordpress and Blogspot. Our articles are sponsored by questions we have been asked about the Elven Way over the decades since 1975 by our elfae brothers and sisters as well as more recently on Facebook in our groups and private messages . If you have questions that you do not see answered here, then you are free to join one of our FB groups and ask your question or private message us on FB or just ask your question in the comment section of this blog article and we will be happy to do our best to address it in a future article. Also, we do have two question and answer books, The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path and also our recent publication Manifesting Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 2 that have many more questions answered about the Elven Way and being an elf. You can click on the book title above to go see the table of contents in each book to check if your questions are contained within these books.


Section 1: “First Questions” Often Asked About Elves

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

Is the Elven Way a religion?

How Do I Find Out About my Elfae/Otherkin Tribe? And If I feel that I'm some sort of Otherkin but don't know what kind, what should I do?


What Kind of Elf, Fae, or Otherkin Are you? What is Your Elf Tribe? Take the Silver Elves Questionnaire (and we will Gift to you a Magical Narrative)!
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/what-kind-of-elf-fae-or-otherkin-are-you-what-is-your-tribe

Want to be Gifted an Elf Name in Arvyndase, the Magical Language of the Silver Elves?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/want-an-elf-name-gifted-by-the-silver-elves

Can We Become Elves?

Is There Anything that All Elves have in Common?

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

Are Elves Indigos?

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

Why Do We Call Ourselves The Silver Elves?

What’s the Difference Between Elves and Faeries?

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

Can One Be Both an Elf and a Faerie?

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


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

 

 Section 2: Elven Magic

What is Elven Magic?

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

How Often Do Elves Do Magic?

Do Elves Do Ceremonial Magick?

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



Why Do Elven Witches Call their Covens "Vortexes"?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/07/02/why-do-elven-witches-call-their-covens-vortexes

What is the Magic of Being an Elf? And Why is Magic Slower to Manifest on the Material Plane?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/08/02/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?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/08/23/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?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2020/03/07/what-are-our-elven-instincts-and-how-do-we-use-them-in-our-elfin-magic

How do Elves Effectively Interact with The Shining Ones?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2020/07/06/how-do-elves-effectively-interact-with-the-shining-ones



Section 3: More About Who the Elves Are

Did all Elves Come from the Stars?

Is Being an Elf a Matter of Blood of Genetic Heritage?

Are we Born to be Elves? And So If Elves are Born Elven, Are Orcs Born to be Orcs as well?

What Say The Silver Elves About the Difference Between Seelie and Unseelie Fae?

What are the Dark Elfae? Why are the Unseelie Elves and Dark Elves Often Confused?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/04/06/what-are-the-dark-elfae
why-are-the-unseelie-elves-and-dark-elves-often-confused


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

Are All Elves Beautiful? And Are all elves thin?

Are Elves Healthier than Other People?

Do Elves Age Less Quickly Than Normal Humans?

Do Elves Sweat?

Are all Elves White?

Are Elves Always Androgynous?

Do Elves Have Enhanced Senses?

Are Elves Hypersexual?

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

Are Elves Human? Is an Elven Soul and Spirit Different from that of a Human?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/09/02/are-elves-human-is-an-elven-soul-and-spirit-different-from-that-of-a-human


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

Can we be Born as one Type of Elf, Fae or Otherkin in One Life and Another Kin Type in a Different Incarnation?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2020/05/22/can-we-be-born-as-one-type-of-elf-fae-or-otherkin-in-one-life-and-another-kin-type-in-a-different-incarnation
 
 
What is the Difference Between Fey and Fae? What is the Difference Between Elfin and Eldar?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2020/11/13/is-there-a-difference-between-fey-and-fae-what-is-the-difference-between-elfin-and-eldar

Section 4: Elven Awakening

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

Once an Awakened Elf Are You Always an Awakened Elf?

How Do You Gently Awaken a Sleeping Elf Kin?

Does One Have to be Brave and Courageous to Enter Elfin and Faerie?
 
 
Are There Any Steps Beyond Awakening on the Elven Path?

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

What’s the Difference Between Elves and Pagans? And Do The Silver Elves Follow an “Elven Faith?”

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

What’s the Difference Between Elves and Witches?

Is Christianity Incompatible with Being Elves?

Do Elves Believe in Past Lives?

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

Do Elves Interact with Genii Loci?

Is the Sphere of Netzach Specifically Related to Elves?

 
 
What Say The Silver Elves About the Difference Between an Elf Witch and an Elf Wizard? 



Section 6: The Past and Future of Elves

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

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

Who Are the Shining Ones That the Elves Speak Of?

Who Came First, Elves or Faeries?

Is It the Elf Star or the Faerie Star? And Who First Adopted the Seven-Pointed Star as the Elf Star and What Does It Mean?

What Will Happen to us if Humanity Destroys Itself?

What Will Elves Be Like in the Future?

Who Were the Elf Queen's Daughters?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2019/02/who-were-elf-queens-daughters.html

“The Philosophy of Elfin Folke”
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2020/03/26/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?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2020/07/19/when-faerie-returns-will-there-still-be-a-race-of-men-and-are-elves-halflings-part-man-due-to-manifesting-in-human-bodies

Are We Elves in these Modern Times Related to the Tuatha de Danaan and the Sidhe? And What Are Elven Spiritual Genetics?

Section 7: How Elves Relate to Other People

How Do You Tell Your Family or Friends that You're an Elfae Without Them Getting Upset?

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

Where Do You Find Kindred Fae?

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

Do Elves Hate Dwarves?

What do Elves Feel about Transgender Individuals?

How Do The Silver Elves Deal with People Who Think We Are Roleplaying Being Elves?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/03/01/how-do-we-silver-elves-deal-with-people-who-think-we-are-roleplaying-being-elves

What is the Relationship of the Elves to the Trees?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/04/12/what-is-the-relationship-of-the-elves-to-the-trees
 


How Do We Find Faerie? And How Do Deal with Being an Elf or Otherkin While Living in the Mundane World?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/10/15/how-do-we-find-faerie-and-how-do-we-deal-with-being-an-elf-or-otherkin-while-living-in-the-mundane-world

  

  

Section 8: Elven Lifestyle

 
 
Are all Elves Vegetarian?

How Do Elves Form Families?

Why Are So Many Modern Elves So Into Fashion?

What’s the Elfin View on Wearing Fur?

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

Are There Specific Elfin Holidays that the Silver Elves Celebrate?

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

Why Are Elves So Often Associated with Bows and Arrows? How Does Archery Effect Elven Magic?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2020/10/why-are-elves-so-often-associated-with.html


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

Do The Silver Elves speak Arvyndase (SilverSpeech)?

How do The Silver Elves create the Elf Names they Gift to Others? And Does Knowing a Person’s True Name Really Give You Power Over Hir (him/her)?

Section 10: What Oracles do The Silver Elves use?

—Elves and Tarot

—Elves and the I Ching

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

—Elven Geomancy

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

—Other Original Silver Elves Oracles






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

What Do Elves Think of Psychiatry, Psychology and Modern Therapists?

What Say the Elves about the question ‘Does one need to suffer to learn compassion?’

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

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


Are the Silver Elves high elves or low elves?

Do Elves Believe that Rocks Have Souls?




Section 12: What are some of the newest Silver Elves Books?

Magical Books by The Silver Elves on The Elven Way, Magic and Enchantment, Elven Oracles, and Elven Lifestyle

Elf Tribes: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin


Faerie, Fae and Otherkin Tribes: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin

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

Elven Hedgewitchery and Found Magic:
Using Art-Making for Evoking Elfin Magic and Living the Elven Way


An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid:
The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script

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

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

Elves, Faeries, Fae and Otherkin Tribes: More Descriptions of Otherworldly Folk
And don’t miss reading more about our newest book published Sept. 6, 2020:
Elfin Spirit Talk: Elven Sign Language for Magic and Spell Casting


And you can find all our the Silver Elves books on The Elven Way on Amazon here:
US Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2

 

 

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Touch this star above, dear Kindred, for an Elven Blessing!

Why Are Elves So Often Associated with Bows and Arrows? How Does Archery Effect Elven magic?

 

“. . . for us modern elves, we are drawn to the love of archery as a way to enhance our magical skills . . . . Archery not only improves eye-hand coordination, but also and most importantly to the elves, it gives us practice in aiming and projecting our intention. To be an accomplished archer, one literally needs to ‘feel’ the arrow hit the bulls-eye just prior to letting the string go. Isn’t this exactly what we must do to be effective elven magicians?


A great deal of the notion that elves have bows and arrows as a common theme has to do with the fact that elves are generally portrayed as woodland folk living in ancient times in which bows and arrows, much like Robin Hood and his Merry (elven) men, were the common tool of the forest and the forester. The fact is, of course, that we elves are not just creatures of the forest, although most of us do very much love and admire the trees, but we can be found in nearly any clime upon the Earth and, at least in fantasy stories, out in space as well. However, we nearly always prefer Nature, in as much as it is possible; to be in Nature and think it would be ideal if every town and city was filled with trees lining the streets and on the rooftops and every building covered with vines.

And elves and fae folk have, like all other peoples, existed through time. We exist now, we lived in ancient times and in every period between. For example, while it might seem to some folks that elves don’t belong in stories about pirates and buccaneers, we surely lived in those times and considering our nature it is quite likely that at least some of us were members of the Brotherhood of the Coast. The pirate life may have appealed to some elves (perhaps more of the ocean elf tribes) because it was one of adventure and freedom upon the seas, and also importantly because there was a time when pirates represented a small photo-democratic society in the Caribbean, electing their captains. But this is only one example of possible lifetimes for some elven.

So, also, we lived in ancient Roman times, among the Greeks and others. Most elves, for instance, feel quite comfortable among the ancient Celts of various sorts, the British, the Gallic and others. But, you can also certainly find us among the cowboys of the Old West, of Australia, and South America and other places. If not in every place, we surely were in every time. And most often, but not always, you will find us being reincarnated and living among and as the various aboriginal peoples of every continent. Chiefly because, as we said, we cling to Nature and seek in each life to be as close to it as we can, to protect it as best we may, unless duty requires us elsewhere.

Now, it is true that we elfae folk are, for the most part, naturally inclined to be snipers. We are less likely to be of the hack and slash Conan variety that Men see as their ideal, wielding swords and axes. Instead you would find us ever more inclined toward bows and arrows, blow guns, poison darts, boomerangs, throwing knives, spears and anything that puts a distance between us and our opponents. This is due to the fact that we ever rely upon tactics, strategy and intelligence rather than brute force to achieve our aims whatever they may be. We don’t Go With the Force, We Go With the Flow. We don’t cast spells to compel but rather to enchant. Willing participation is a must with us. Mutual consent is obligatory. We do not seek to overpower others, but to entice their willing assistance.

On the other hand, while we would rather carry out our warfare (if ever necessary) at a distance as much as possible, we have always been much less likely than Mankind or some of the Unseelie sorts, to just drop bombs upon a population randomly knowing that among those killed will potentially be numerous individuals who are simply considered collateral damage. We elves have tended to be more precise in our warfare, at least as much as we could be. We aim for the target we wish to hit and that and that alone.

And we have always left a place for Nature and Her will. In that way, we are a wee bit like the Bene Tleilax or Tleilaxu assassins in the Dune series who always leave a way out for those they have been hired to eliminate. We elfae folk always leave a place for the Divine Magic and understand that ours are not the only wills that exist and that greater and wiser beings may change the course of our intentions.

Still, even in the modern times when we elves have no reason for warefare to defend ourselves, bows and arrows are wonderful. We Silver Elves spent years taking archery classes at a local community college to the point where the teacher had to declare us assistants in order for us to keep taking the classes. And we got fairly good at it. Not great, alas, but pretty much able to hit the target every time at forty yards, and the bulls-eye at least once, sometimes thrice out of six shots. Not exactly Robin Hood or Legolas, but not entirely bad either.

Surely for us modern elves, we are drawn to the love of archery as a way to enhance our magical skills (See Zen and the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel). Archery not only improves eye-hand coordination, but also and most importantly to the elves, it gives us practice in aiming and projecting our intention. To be an accomplished archer, one literally needs to “feel” the arrow hit the bulls-eye just prior to letting the string go. Isn’t this exactly what we must do to be effective elven magicians? Not merely think our magical intentions but to also feel and know them so that we may enchant the world with manifestations of Elfin?

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To read more on Elfin Lifestyle, you may enjoy some of these other articles on living the life elven by The Silver Elves:

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

 

"An arrow quivers when it strikes the target." Olde Elven Saying meaning that there is a natural excitement that occurs when one accomplishes something and often a sort of celebration, but the elves also note the fact that quiver means both the tremble or shake but also is a container for arrows, thus the elves are indicating that one should not celebrate for too long but should return the arrow to its quiver, which is to say get ready for new projects and goals.

 —The Silver Elves

 

Want An Elf Name Gifted by The Silver Elves?

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

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Many people ask us which of our 54 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 and the elven way.

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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.

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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.

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

5. The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path.

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.

 

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“Through all the ages of the world, the Voice of Elfin can be heard singing songs of love, and life and harmony.”
—The Silver Elves

 

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OUR FACEBOOK AND OTHERKIN GROUPS:

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

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

Elven Homehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1712981718807166
This is an enchanting and private place for all elfae folk to share in cozy comfort. Feel free to share anything elfae related, and please do share (with images when you can) all about your own Eald (Elven Home) and the special aspects of it that make it your own enchanting elfin space.

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

Elvish Magical Chat — Posting and chatting all about elves, faeries, pixies, and magic!
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The Faerie Circle — A group for the magical elfae folk. Be ever blest!
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Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon — A place to share your magic and enchantment with other elf witches! https://www.facebook.com/groups/806583242768352

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

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

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

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

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

Nature & the Unseen Realms with the Elves & otherkin. A spiritual journey —A group to share together our occult experiences of Elfin-Faerie that are usually not shared and also to share about the wonders of Nature in the Unseen World.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/196916350335537

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

Silver Elves Embassy — This is a 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 also share here in this group some of our own magical true tales and adventures that have lead us to further embrace the Shining Ones.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/206231890276255

 

"An arrow seldom flies straight but if well aimed will still hit its target." Olde Elven Saying. The elves have observed that arrows wobble when they fly, rather like a wave coming to the shore, they take this to mean that nearly everyone vacillates upon the path but that doesn't mean they will not reach their goals. They also see this as advice for parents in that if they parents have raised their children with the right values, they don't need to worry about the choices their children make upon the way, or be overly concerned about their minor detours from the path, if they have been well aimed, in other words, they will reach the target.
—The Silver Elves

 

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“Starlight brings us messages from long ago and far away, of Elfin that once was, and yet they ever seem to say, ‘Look ye to the future, for Elfin comes carried by our glimmerings’.”
—The Silver Elves

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Let’s Study Arvyndase, the Magical Language of the Silver Elves!

As many of you know, we now have published not only our book teaching you how to speak and write Arvyndase (see Arvyndase (Silverspeech): A Short Course in the Magical Language of the Silver Elves), but also The Complete Dictionary of  Arvyndase with over 30,000 words from English to Arvyndase and from Arvyndase to English. Arvyndase is a complete elven language and one of the best ways (at least one of the most fun ways) to learn it is to study Arvyndase vocabulary by translating our Silver Elves “Elf Sayings”. We have begun posting our Elf Sayings in Arvyndase in our Facebook group Magical Books of the Silver Elves, and we will also post them here for you with each upcoming blog. Below is the first, and by studying this one you will learn some important words in Arvyndase including tree, star, and moon:

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"The Elves say: 'It is the bow's flexibility that lends the arrow power'."

—The Silver Elves

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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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An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid:
The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script

 

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