Thursday, February 22, 2018

Why Do We Call Ourselves The Silver Elves?


"....we decided to take on another name, this time choosing the Silver Elves, a name that seemed particularly appropriate as we saw ours'elves as the Elves of the Silvery Moon, the Silver Stars, and the Silver Forest all rolled into one.... unlike many elves, we don't see our tribe as being descended by blood from a particular set of elven folk but are a tribe composed of various folk from a number of different tribes."

     People sometimes ask us why we call ours'elves the Silver Elves and like many things having to do with elves and our culture there is more than one answer to that question. We could say we call ours'elves the Silver Elves because we are the Silver Elves, which while true is hardly likely to satisfy the inquiring minds of those who approach us and wish and expect definite answers, rather than elven circle talk, in reply. After all, they are actually looking for something that brings understanding to their own approach to Elfin and something that they can attach thems'elves to or that helps them gain greater understanding of their own elven natures. They sometimes feel that they are awash in the sea of normality and they are looking to us to throw them a life preserver.
     And we could as well, and this is really the deep and primal truth, say that we call ours'elves the Silver Elves because we really like the name. As some may know we first started calling ours'elves the Elves of the Southern Woodlands when we were a vortex of the Elf Queen's Daughters, associated intimately with those elves who lived farther north of us that we've come to refer to as the Fox River Elves, mainly because they lived in a house on the banks of the Fox River in Aurora, Il.
     We could just as easily have simply called ours'elves the Elf Queen's Daughters as they did and that surely would have been okay with the sisterhood, but we liked the creative individuation that calling ours'elves the Elves of the Southern Woodlands gave us and that was surely okay with them as well. We elves are adaptable people.
     Later, they moved west to California to join with other kindred there and we moved, after living with the founders of the sisterhood for over a month, to Florida. And while we could have gone on calling ours'elves the Elves of the Southern Woodlands and that surely would have made sense, we decided that a migration deserved a new name as well and so we began calling ours'elves the Sylvan Elves or sometimes the Sylvyn Elves. But then after a couple of years we migrated again, this time to California and we decided to take on another name, this time choosing the Silver Elves, a name that seemed particularly appropriate as we saw ours'elves as the Elves of the Silvery Moon, the Silver Stars, and the Silver Forest all rolled into one.
     Now these elves associate ours'elves mainly with the fourth ray of manifestation, which traditionally has green as an associative color. But for us silver, which is a form of gray, thus a blending of black and white, and also rainbow, which is to say all the colors together and blended, is better suited to this ray. For this is a ray of synthesis and creativity and unlike many elves, we don't see our tribe as being descended by blood from a particular set of elven folk but are a tribe composed of various folk from a number of different tribes.
     We are a synthesis of elfin folk and like our predecessors, the Elf Queen's Daughters, who awakened us and nurtured our elven identity, we are a frasority of elfin dedicated to helping, awakening and aiding our people in their own search for their true natures. Thus anyone who wishes to join us and is genuine and sincere in hir devotion to that mission and quest may very well be adopted into our tribe no matter what tribe hir ancestors may have been.
     At the same time, having become the authors of 40+ books on elfin magic and philosophy, and using the name The Silver Elves as our nom-de-plume, the name has become a signal to our kindred of the reality of Elfin and our manifestation in this world. In a certain sense, you may say the name stuck and we have kept it ever since and are unlikely to change it for any migration save that of death. What we shall call ours'elves in our next life, we haven't decided as yet.

Kyela,
The Silver Elves
http://silverelves.angelfire.com
What Sort of Elf, Faerie or Other Are You?
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. http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfkin.html

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


And please do come to our website and enjoy reading samples and reader's reviews of all our 40+ books on magic and enchantment and the elven way at:

"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.





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.



Faerie Ethers Strong and Bright
Faerie ethers strong and bright
Do weave together realms of light
And from our minds dimensions born
The dawn’s rays whisper to the morn
And like a child about to sleep
We trust our magic spells will keep
The wicked ones afar at bay
But read it again, again we say
Oh, one more time, be sure to tell
The things we already know so well
We’ll go to sleep without a peep
Until the morning light does seep
And wake us up with morning dew
Remembering dreams of what is true
As elves do leap about and prance
Magic, life’s eternal dance.
—From An Elven Game of Rhymes: Book Two of Magical Poems of Zardoa Silverstar by the Silver Elves



If you are feeling elven adventuresome, you might also enjoy our Elven Tree of Life Eternal: A Magical Quest for One's True S'Elf. You can either go to our website and enter our magical forest for this exploration and enjoy it online or purchase it in a convenient book form. Enjoy!




The Elven Tree of Life Eternal: A Magical Quest for One's True S'Elf is set up like a choose your own adventure book for those who wish to undertake the challenge to discover their true magical s'elves. It will help one understand if one is a wyzard or a sorcerer, a healer or a warrior, an elf of wood, snow, hill, ocean, starlight, or a sprite, a faerie, a gnome, a dwarf, a changeling, a dragon, or some other magical folk. If you wonder about your true magical nature, explore the ever-flowering branches of The Tree of Life Eternal.


And to go with the Elven Tree of Life Eternal are our short stories:

These are a collection of short stories by Zardoa Silverstar, one of the Silver Elves. You will find within this book a western, a detective story, parodies of popular movie and television characters, and re-imaginings of traditional fairy tales all told from an elven point of view in Zardoa’s wry irreverent pixie style. We trust you will enjoy them as much as we do.
The stories in Elven Silver were originally written to go along with the Elven Tree of Life to explore your magical being in our Elven Tree of Life Eternal. In the Elven Tree of Life Eternal, there are different types of elves and faeries that you can come out to be and the bottom has choices of what kind of magic you wield. So these stories in Elven Silver were originally written to go with those. But then we realized that it would be far too much to read on a website, so we made the stories into a book. We have also made the Elven Tree of Life into a book titled The Elven Tree of Life Eternal: A Magical Quest for One's True S'Elf, much like a choose your own adventure book, to use to explore your magical nature.







No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

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

"Our bodies die and fade, changing from lifetime to lifetime, but our character endures and informs our being throughout incarnati...