Sunday, November 11, 2018

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


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

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


Fardas Lovur Tae Lan (Dancing toward the dawn),
The Silver Elves
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"And dreams of olde awaken us, slumbering down the ages,
 of Elfin's dawn arising, foretold by elven sages." 
—The Silver Elves


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The Book of Elven Runes: A Passage Into Faerie

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"Elves are like a vision of the future that calls to mind the most ancient of days."
—The Silver Elves




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



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

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

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

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

Elves and faeries, pixies, eldritch all
And though you did not suspect when you began
This poem
The magic you’d evoke
We thank you for helping Elfin emerge
And wishes long dreamt of, granted.
— from Caressed By An Elfin Breeze: The Poems of Zardoa Silverstar  by The Silver Elves
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Many people ask us which Silver Elves books to begin reading first and so we say, which ever sounds right to you, follow your elven intuition, as there is really no right order! But if you would like a suggestion, you may wish to begin with one or more of these four books:
1. Through The Mists Of Faerie: A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven
This is our most popular book and one we highly recommend reading by anyone interested in elves and the elven way.
 
2. The Elven Way: The Magical Path of the Shining Ones This is a companion book to Through the Mists of Faerie, but may be read in any order. It is also a very popular book and a good one to start with.
3. The Book of Elven Runes: A Passage Into Faerie
4. The Book of Elven Magick: The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves (see both Volume 1 & 2)


If you have questions about the Elven Way and being an elf, then you may also wish to read The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path. If you are curious about elves and want to learn more about modern elves, then you will surely find The Magical Realms of Elfin to contain many of your questions answered and it will be a great comfort and help in finding your way home to the magical realms of Elfin.

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

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



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

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



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




We thank Ileådryn, Sara Isayama, for her beautiful graphic presentation of this quote from
The Book of Elven Magick, The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves.
  (Volume 1) by The Silver Elves



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