Saturday, June 1, 2019

How Does One Begin on the Path to Elfin?



"In seeing that one can be and become an elfae, one must then decide whether one is willing and able to endure the social scorn and ridicule and potentially in some areas, down right persecution. Having made the decision to continue on, sometimes in secret, one steps upon the Path and endeavors to improve their s'elf in every fashion one can. In fact, that is the Path. Improving yours'elf in all ways as an elfae being constitutes the Path itself....we are, as a people, quite enchanting and our culture speaks to the inner, primal, unconscious drives of all humanity and really the all of life to be better, grow stronger, live longer and be happy ever after."


     There are really a number of ways to start on the Path to Elfin because, first of all, there are many paths to Elfin. We could say that every person who seeks to be a better person, not simply more power as an individual, but better as a soulful spirit interacting with others in the Universe is, in a sense, on the Path to Elfin. Although, they thems'elves may not see it that way. It is just that we, as elves, appreciate the essential elfinness, the striving toward perfection of the individual in harmony with others and the environment, that exists in others whether they have even heard of elves or believe in elves or not. Still, we ever respect what others declare to us that they are, which is most often what and whom they are striving to be as an individual, although, like children who first wish to be doctors and then musicians and then painters, etc., the exact nature of their aspiration may change. Their will to be and become, however, is ultimately sacrosanct.
     So, while we Silver Elves accept all sorts of others as being elfin, it is the individual their own s'elf who must step upon the path and set their will toward becoming ever greater not only as an individual but as an elfin spirit with an elfin soul. Therefore, the beginning of the Path to Elfin always depends upon each individual and hir (her/his) own relationship to Elfin, which also usually means a relationship with a kindred feeling for other elves, elfae, faeries, otherkin and the vaster realms of Faerie in which and from which Elfin manifests. It is the individual's own desire to be an elf that often initiates this step upon the path and this most frequently begins when the individual begins to imagine and fantasize about being elven, or fae or other and about being and living in Elfin and Faerie.
     The next step is the profound one, at least it often manifests in an individual as an amazing and illuminating realization. And that revelation is that it is actually possible to be an elf and to become ever more elfin, more powerful, more magical, more truly elfin or other as one continues upon the Path. Although, often it involves a choice as well. In seeing that one can be and become an elfae, one must then decide whether one is willing and able to endure the social scorn and ridicule and potentially in some areas, down right persecution. For most folks, while they may have some elfae blood within them, the lack of social acceptance and thus possibility of succeeding in the world of the Normal folk is too much to bare or perhaps dare.
     Having made the decision to continue on, sometimes in secret, one steps upon the Path and endeavors to improve their s'elf in every fashion one can. In fact, that is the path. Improving yours'elf in all ways as an elfae being constitutes the path itself (see our book
The Elven Way: The Magical Path of The Shining Ones, from which you may read an excerpt on "Levels of Initiation" from chapter 9 by scrolling below). 
     When we say improving and developing ours'elves in all ways, we mean by making our bodies stronger, more flexible, resilient and healthier as best we may so we can increase our possibilities of longevity (an elven virtue and long a quality of elves according to lore both ancient and modern). And we also mean developing by improving our minds in every way that we can, which means learning all we can on our own, and seeking education and mental development in all ways but especially everything concerning the esoteric arts of magic, astral travel, out of the body experience, enchantment, astrology, divination and the ancient lore and philosophy concerning the elven and elfae. But also, by learning all we can about everything that interests us is suggested as well. Following one's personal interests is a key to the elven educational technique. Learning to use logic and reason and learning and understanding the scientific method is, despite what many might think, quite elven.
     Developing our souls, which involves our feelings and our sense of connection to the Universe, Nature and all others, is important as well, actually essential to developing our s'elves. Soulless magic, while it can be precise is ... well, soulless. It lacks that special something. It's like canned laughter and elevator muzak. It is fine for pacifying the zombies but doesn't really move the elves. So it is that improving and empowering our personalities is very important. We are enchanters after all (see our book The Keys of Elfin Enchantment).
     And, of course, we need to increase the power and endurance of our spirits. There is no precise way to do this except to persevere, to keep on, to have faith in the path and mostly faith in ones'elf and one's aspirations and, therefore, faith one's own desire to become more magically adept, to attain mastery despite all the odds that stand against us.
     For surely our elven culture has endured, despite millennia of persecution, enculturation and just plain ignorance and apathy concerning our magical people. And this is mostly so because we are, as a people, quite enchanting and our culture speaks to the inner, primal, unconscious drives of all humanity and really the all of life to be better, grow stronger, live longer and be happy ever after. 

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


"The Way to Elfin is found on the Path
That weaves through the Misty Forest
That lives between the Mountain of Vision
And the River of Reality."

by The Silver Elves

 

 

To learn more about the Elven Way and Spiritual Path, you may enjoy reading:
The Elven Way: The Magical Path of The Shining Ones

“The Elven Way passes beyond the fields of the known
into the forest of the unknown illuminated by the glow of the elves.”
—The Silver Elves

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 9 of
The Elven Way:
The Magical Path of The Shining Ones
By The Silver Elves


Levels of Initiations


"The Initiations are linked to the chakras and to the seven rays of manifestation and by examining the influences of these aspects one can come to understand the process of our development."

1.    "The First Initiation is at its root connected to the urge to survive that is linked with the first chakra. For the elf, this means not only developing financial independence in the world, but first and foremost, developing a sense of the independence, a sense of s’elf worth, and the right to think for ones’elf, to choose one’s own direction. Thus in time this initiation also leads to the growth of leadership abilities. By that we do not necessarily mean authority, which is to say power over others, but becoming an example, an exemplar, that inspires others to pursue their own elven path. The first initiation gives one a basic grip on making a living in the world, of supporting ones’elf; however, it should be noted that for some advanced adepts, the Shining Ones temporarily take care of this aspect by sending others to provide the support the elf needs to fulfill hir particular mission."


2.     "The Second Initiation is in its lowest level about making contact and connection with others. It demands the most basic ability to cooperate with others and fulfills the need that nearly all individuals experience to interact with other beings. It develops into the power to draw others toward one. Thus it involves the development of attraction, particularly but not exclusively erotic attraction for it also involves the energy by which one requires and attains friends, allies and companions on the Way. After the elf awakens, discovers hir [our elven word for 'his or her'] true nature and confirms hir right to pursue hir own direction in life, sHe [our elven word for 'he or she'] almost immediately hungers to share this with others like hir and therefore actively seeks hir kindred. This second initiation establishes hir power to succeed in that quest. In its higher aspects this power develops into compassion and true and unattached love, which is to say love without expectation."

3.   "The Third Initiation involves an expansion of power. It also involves the acquisition of knowledge. The elf believes in hir path and pursues it with hir kindred, now sHe desires and begins to demand to get at least basic recognition from others on other spiritual paths. To do this, however, sHe finds sHe has to acquire the knowledge to explain the path in a way that these others will comprehend, as well as, explain it to other elves who are also seeking. What is the Elven Way? How is it distinguished from various religions, and how does one follow, or pursue, this path? Thus the elven adept becomes increasingly able to answer these questions, establish hir own eald in the world, and create a secure place for the kindred to live and gather? To do this sHe often delves deeply into the magical, religious, mystical, spiritual, occult, and esoteric traditions from cultures all over the world, eclectically adapting everything of value to hir own needs and transforming all into hir elven understanding."

4.     "The Fourth Initiation follows the work of the third initiation of synthesizing all one encounters into an understanding of the world and of Faerie. This fourth initiation is harmonizing in nature. It understands that all differences are differences of appearance and essential for the value of aesthetics and that beneath all things the Universe is One. The elf sees the Universe and the world as a full palette of colors with each culture and every dimension contributing to the infinite possibility of the beauty of creation. The impulse of this fourth level is both one of blending and creativity, and it is here that the elven adept firmly begins to express hir own unique contribution to elven philosophy, lore and, in time, history."

5.     "The Fifth Initiation introduces the elven adept to the more subtle dimensions of the Shining Ones and the elf begins to truly specialize, that is plunge in depth into the aspects and powers that sHe has, heretofore, been exploring. SHe finds that all the skills and talents sHe has been developing heretofore merge into a unique talent, or really style, that is her very own. SHe takes hir place among the planetary builders and maintainers, or among the great teachers, scientists or inventors of humanity, and begins to affect the consciousness of the human race as a whole. SHe becomes a shaper of worlds."

6.     "The Sixth Initiation finds the elven adept harmonizing hir creation with other creations. Hir eald takes its place, shall we say in an intimate and loving fashion, among the other realms of Faerie. At this point the elf is beyond what we normally think of as human, and functions in dimensions that are in many ways only tenuously connected to the mundane plane. However, these adepts are connected and oversee the development of the Sixth Root Race, which is an elven race more on the lines of the nearly immortal elves that Tolkien envisioned. They also oversee the sixth-sub race of the fifth root race, the precursor to the sixth root race (and in fact every sixth sub-race), which is just now beginning to manifest on the earth bringing Elven light and magic into the world."

7.     "With the Seventh Initiation one truly enters the realm of the Shining Ones, those angelic elven beings of light who are pure sentient energy. These individuals oversee the future of evolution but in such a distant time and fashion that they are beyond our understanding without extending our minds intuitively beyond the limitations of the mundane world entirely. They might be conceived of as pure light, pure love, and pure being. They are unique stars in the starry universe. They oversee the evolution of the seventh root race, those being who will gradually become beings of light, and therefore also oversee the development of the seventh sub-race of every previous root race, which are the precursors for the seventh root race."
—from Chapter 9 of The Elven Way: The Magical Path of The Shining Ones The Silver Elves

(Please feel free to reprint the above for your use if you like, but please do reference The Silver Elves and their book The Elven Way as the source if you share it.)



 
“We call it the Elven Way but we could call it the Faerie Way, the Fair Way, the Way of the Fae, the Way of the Shining Ones, or even the Way that begins in your Dreams and ends in the Life Magical.”
—The Silver Elves


"You can search for what seems like forever to Elfin and never find it.
You can wait for it to come and it never seems to arrive.
But if you live the life Elfin, it emerges all around
you like buds in the springtime."

—The Silver Elves

And please, when you come to our Silver Elves website do enjoy reading sample pages, tables of contents, and reader’s reviews of our 45+ books on magic and enchantment and the elven way at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html


If you enjoyed this article above on The Elven Path and Magic, you may surely enjoy also reading our book featured below on using elven enchantment magic: The Keys to Elfin Enchantment:




THE KEYS TO ELFIN ENCHANTMENT  by the Silver Elves is a book of enchantment, for enchanters, revealing the Keys to Enchantment, the true and greatest magic 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. Do you seek to charm the world and obtain all that you desire in the deepest recesses of your heart and soul? The Silver Elves reveal the ancient pathway toward success and fulfillment through enchantment. Click here for an excerpt from the book and more information.



“The light of Elfin shines in the hearts of all who know
that love is the path everlasting and also the eternal goal.”

—The Silver Elves

We Invite You To Come Join Our Elven Groups on Facebook!


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 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 questions.


Elvish Magical Chat — 


The Faerie Circle — 


Faerie Craft —
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/395403367195312 — This is a group to share and advertise  your elven and fae creations.

I Heart Elven Magic — 
Feasting With the Elves (sharing elven recipes) — 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. 


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


Devayana: Buddhism, Vedic, & Asian Spirituality for Elves and Fae
https://www.facebook.com/groups/devayana


Nature & the Unseen Realms with the Elves & otherkin. A spiritual journey — https://www.facebook.com/groups/196916350335537







An Elven Mantra for Manifesting Elfin!

Alosdasli (Greetings) elven brothers and sisters, we invite you to learn to speak this mantra in Arvyndase with the pronunciation key below and chant this with us daily. Arvyndase is the magical language of the Silver Elves and speaking it will bring us all closer to manifesting elfin!



Calling All Elfin Kin!
Would you like to listen to the elves speaking Arvyndase?

Have you always wanted to hear elves speak in Arvyndase, the magical language of The Silver Elves? Come listen as Zardoa speaks Arvyndase (SilverSpeech) and Silver Flame translates! Just published our first You Tube video in our new The Silver Elves channel. And we would love it if you would please subscribe, like and comment! https://youtu.be/unUkxT9QbNE




And for further reading on your elven, faerie, otherkin tribe:
ELF TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin and  FAERIE, FAE AND OTHERKIN TRIBES: The Silver Elves’ Guide for Finding Your Magical Kind and Kin. Please click on the titles listed above to go to the pages on this blog that are dedicated to each book, where you can read more about them, view excerpts of sample magical narratives and also the table of contents from both books.  

Elf Tribes contains 150+ narratives of elven tribes, and Faerie, Fae and Otherkin Tribes contains another 150+ narratives of faerie and otherkin tribes. Be sure and click on the title links and read a few of these magical narratives. Perhaps, you will find your people as you read through these two books, or kindred quite like them. 

At any rate, you can always do the survey yours’elf, or do it again if you feel you have come to a greater understanding of yours’elf and our peoples in the meantime (or gentle-time as we elves often say).








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.

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?

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?

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?

 

 

 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?






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 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?




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?

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?




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?

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 

 

 

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?




 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?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2019/01/what-is-best-way-for-elfae-to-deal-with.html





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




And for further reading on the Elven way and following the Elven Path, we suggest:
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
. 


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. If you are curious about elves and want to learn more about modern elves, then you will surely find The Magical Realms of Elfin and Manifesting Elfin to contain many of your questions answered and either or both 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.
 Manifesting Elfin:
Answers to Questions About Being an Elf
and Following the Elven Path, Volume 2




And Here is 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. This is our gift to you. Simply follow the link & the directions and we will happily gift you with a beautiful narrative uniquely written just for you about your magical kin type and tribe.
http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfkin.html 
 

May the Light of the Stars always be in your Heart!

 Elven Blessings, Dear Kindred!







Friday, February 8, 2019

Who Were the Elf Queen's Daughters?



"Arwen and Elanor [founders of the Elf Queen's Daughters] were enchantresses and very adept witches, and they had an incredible ability to awaken the elfin spirit in those they encountered and an amazing ability to get people enthused about life, magic and the possibilities for the future.... To be around them, even for a short period of time was to be touched by the otherworldly."  

(The image above is a photo taken by The Silver Elves of an original acrylic painting by Zardoa Silverstar entitled, “Dragon Sorcerer” and is on the cover of Sorcerers' Dialogues, book 2 of the Books of Correspondence Between the Silver Elves and the Founders of the Elf Queen's Daughters.)


     The Elf Queen's Daughters (EQD) were a sisterhood, which being elven included both males and females, that was primarily active from 1974 to 1977. They wrote fascinating esoteric letters of elven lore and philosophy, and created the Elf Magic Mail, sending out three letters each week for about two years or so (see the two volumes of these letters, Elf Magic Mail volume 1 and also Volume 2, that we published with the help of our sisters who founded that sisterhood. There are also our own Silver Elves commentaries contained in the books to go along with each letter). The letters were always free, although, occasionally a letter would make a request for donations of stamps to help with the mailing cost. At their height, the EQD mailing list had somewhere over 300 snail mail addresses in the USA, including a few in France and Spain. Why three letters a week? That was how many you could put in a regular envelope for one postage stamp. Within months of their first publication, other kindred joined the sisters and established vortexes around the U.S. where those interested, who had heard the Call, could write to awakened elves.    
     According to a popular history of otherkin website, the sisterhood began in the northwest coast in Oregon or Washington. That is not actually correct, although we did have a vortex (an elven coven) there. In fact, the two sisters who founded the sisterhood came from Illinois. One from Chicago and the other from Southern Illinois. They were Arwen, also known as Susie Creamcheese, and Elanor, known as Mary Sunshine. They were visiting Carbondale, Ill. in 1974 when they channeled a spirit through the Ouija board, with which they were experts, who told them to start the Elf Queen's Daughters.
     Shortly after that they moved to a farm in Worthington, Ohio and began publishing the Elf Magic Mail. About a year after that, however, they began an entrepreneurial business which enabled them to travel and make money so they set forth on the road, visiting elven kindred and Awakening them wherever they encountered them. During this period, they helped elves to initiate over a dozen vortexes throughout the USA and at least one in Europe (France). One such vortex was started in Carbondale, Illinois, in 1975 by Zardoa Silverstar of the EQD, which he called The Elves of the Southern Woodlands. Later in 1979 after the EQD disband, Zardoa along with Silver Flame migrated to Florida and then California and we called ourselves The Silver Elves.
     The EQD first awakenings, however, came from Chicago where Arwen had been a high school teacher and had developed a devoted following among some of her students who turned out to be elven. Arwen and Elanor were enchantresses and very adept witches, and they had an incredible ability to awaken the elfin spirit in those they encountered and an amazing ability to get people enthused about life, magic and the possibilities for the future. They lived their magic, made it real through their lives, and you could feel it. To be around them, even for a short period of time was to be touched by the otherworldly.
     But they didn't just hang out with elves. They made friends everywhere they went. They knew and were friends with many of the notables of the pagan and wiccan communities of that time. They were friends with Oberon (at the time Otter) and MorningGlory Zell Ravenheart, with Z Budapest, Alison Harlow and many others. A number of the letters of the Elf Magic Mail appeared in various issues of the earliest incarnation of the Green Egg Magazine.
      We have already written a great deal about how the founders of the Elf Queen's Daughters in the 70s were the first to adopt the 7-pointed-acute star as the Elven star and how they would often use it on their publications (see blog article: 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?). This symbol of the Elven Movement, the 7 pointed star,  not only had a great influence on the gathering of elves and the Elven Movement in modern USA, but also of the Otherkin movement to follow.  Many feel the Otherkin movement had its roots in the EQD, as they were the first public Elven group. We also know in history that all movements grow and develop when they have a common symbol to share and communicate a feeling of collective belonging, and certainly the EQD contributed this to the Elven Movement, as well as to the Faeries and Otherkin who would follow in the adoption of the 7 pointed star. 
     We first encountered the sisters in early 1975 and while the letters they circulated only continued for a couple more years, we started our own version called the Magical Elven Love Letters in 1979-80. And while the EQD retreated from actively awakening elves by the time we lived with them in California for a month or so in 1979, we continue to be friends and sisters to this day.
     And they for their part, which is to say Arwen, Elanor and Loriel and, at a distance, other sisters, continued their esoteric studies, producing over 500 cassette tapes of weekly esoteric talks. We participated in these talks, giving some presentations ours'elves, in the late 1990's and early 2000's, we also continued our quest to awaken elven and elfae in the world. Alas, while we still communicate by email and on Facebook, we elves now live in Hawaii, so visiting them just doesn't happen anymore, although they have come to visit us a number of times over the years as they also are quite spiritually connected to these beloved isles.
     We must say, we miss their manifestation as the Elf Queen's Daughters, yet, we honor their decision to proceed upon an esoteric path that was wider and a bit more mainstream than the elven path sometimes tends to be. Indeed, we honor all our kindred who choose, at whatever point, to go a different way, either for a time or forever. And each and every one we send forth with our blessings for success and enlightenment upon their path, whatever path they may choose. And quite often, in time, they return to us and we await them with open arms. 


La tae lun u Eldat te vari elsorin (By the light of Elfin be ever blessed),

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



If you are interested in The Elf Queen's Daughters, please see our two volumes that contain all their original letters (from the mid 70s) sent out to their vortexes as Elf Magic Mail. These are fascinating letters and truly enchanting.

Click here to view a sample letter, The Primordial Egg, in book 1 and about the book: Elf Magic Mail: Book 1,The Original Letters of The Elf Queen’s Daughters With Commentary by The Silver Elves and  The Winged Star, in book 2: Elf Magic Mail: Book 2,The Original Letters of The Elf Queen’s Daughters With Commentary by The Silver Elves.


“Our names have been called,
 our song has been sung.
We are ready to dance with the Goddess,
and if you but read and see clearly,
but for a moment..
we are glad, so very, very glad
to have you with us.”

. . . .The Elf Queen’s Daughters



“It is not the good old days of yesteryear that we elves hunger for,
so much as making this moment
the best we can  
so they will be the good old days to come.”

. . . . The Silver Elves




'Rings of Fire' (Circle) is an Elf Magic Mail letter that was sent out by the Elf Queen’s Daughters from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, in the mid 70s, and is one of many such magical letters contained in its entirety in the book Elf Magic Mail, Book 1, (along with commentaries by The Silver Elves): 


 CIRCLES
RINGS OF FIRE

 

"WITHIN THE CIRCLE LIVES THE POWER, SISTERS …
… of the whole of MOTHER EARTH’S VAST POTENTIAL. And, what we do in circle is the true mirror reflection of how close to HER we are or would become.
For all the inner sisters, each union/communion is as a circle … each gathering with other sisters is a form of a circle, no matter how informal. And these circles expand and grow, including all we contact … drawing in the mass of humanity within the ring of fire.
SO MANY YEARS WE HELD OUR CIRCLES CLOSED … LIMITED … BOUND BY FEAR AND PARANOIA. NOW! Sisters, now we grow, we expand … not by proselytizing … not by grasping … but by circles of ever greater magnitude.....
....GATHER THE ENERGY NOW, SISTERS, FOR THE INITIATION OF A NEW AGE … A NEW PEOPLE … make greater circles, not in their size, but in your growing awareness of new direction.
WE TURN TO FACE THE INNER RING … LET SOON THE MOTHER’S SONG BEGIN … HER WARRIORS AGAIN JOIN HANDS … TO ENTER INTO ALL THE LANDS …
RAISE, TOO, YOUR PALMS TO THE INNER CIRCLE! FOCUS YOUR WILL! GATHER YOUR COURAGE … BEGIN NOW TO CREATE NEW RINGS … RINGS OF FIRE"








Also you will get a true understanding of the depth of esoteric knowledge these two sisters shared by reading the four Books of Correspondence Between the Silver Elves and the Founders of the Elf Queen's Daughters (there is no particular order in which you need to read). Each of these four books are a collection of letters with dominate themes of sorcery, the Manu, the Shinning One who is the inspiration for the evolution of humanity in this age, Esoteric Buddhisim, Elven magic and culture, Tolkien, the supra-dimensional and necromancy.
 


Please click on the titles below to read sample letters from and all about the 'Books of Correspondence Between the Silver Elves and the Founders of the Elf Queen's Daughters':
4. Ruminations on Necromancy




“MANY CULTURES HAVE ARISEN. . . .
. . . . throughout the passing ages. Tens of thousands of years come to a peak in a visionary now-ness, allowing for insight-hindsight. The sage can gaze forward and backwards, making hope possible for the people. We share our revelations and before you know it, another culture is born.”
—Arwen and Elanor (Founders of the Elf Queen's Daughters) in MAGIC TALKS, from the beginning of Letter No. 1 . . . . In the Stardust of The Akaskic Record (Read the entire Letter and commentary by The Silver Elves here!)









Attention Dear Kindred! Come listen to the elves speaking Arvyndase!

Have you always wanted to hear elves speak in Arvyndase, the magical language of The Silver Elves? Come listen! Just published our first You Tube video in our new The Silver Elves channel. And we would love it if you would please subscribe, like and comment! https://youtu.be/unUkxT9QbNE

 



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

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And Something New for Diviners to check out!
The Silver Elves have several original Elven divination systems that have been created to be used
by Elfae and all other interested diviners, including The Elven Star Oracle,
Elven Geomancy, and our most recent oracle system:
STICKS AND STONES, FEATHERS, CHARMS AND BONES:
An Original Oracle of the Elfin Peoples of the Ancient Future

 

     This original oracle system uses the Sacred Magical Treasures of The Silver Elves as a base. There are ten of these Sacred Magical Treasures of The Silver Elves in all: The Orb of Healing, The Wand of Wishing, The Coin of the Realm, The Feather of Truth Telling, The Magic Mirror of Reflection, The Sack of Giving, The Philtre of True Love, The Phial of Eternal Youth, The Elf Horns of Calling and the The Torch of the Eternal Silver Flame.
     You may ask of the oracle to give you a general reading of what is to come in your life, in which case you will use all the tokens. Or you may wish to ask a very specific question, like, "What is my power in this situation?" In which case, you may wish to only use the Personal Charm. Or you may ask, "In what fashion will the spirits help me?" and then the Otherworldly Charm might be best. Or if you want to know what is behind the situation, what karma or fate has brought you to this circumstance, then the Small Stone might be the wisest choice. But for a balanced reading, it is perhaps best to throw all the magical objects, either together or one at a time to see the various aspects of the situation and get a full view of what is going on. To read an excerpt and more about this book,  please click here!

 

 



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:

Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon — https://www.facebook.com/groups/806583242768352 

The Magical Books of the Silver Elves — https://www.facebook.com/groups/539205916250397 — And if you would like to find out more about our 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 questions. 




Faerie Craft — https://www.facebook.com/groups/395403367195312 — This is a group to share your elven and fae creations.


Feasting With the Elves (sharing elven recipes)
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 and Friends — https://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212



Devayana: Buddhism, Vedic, & Asian Spirituality for Elves and Fae https://www.facebook.com/groups/devayana





When elves first awaken to the realization of who they really are, there is often a euphoria that sets in, but this enchantment only ever lasts for a short while and then grounded once more the individual is faced with the fact that magic, even elfin magic, requires effort and a decision to go on.”

. . . .The Silver Elves






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