Sunday, September 8, 2019

What is the Elven Spirit?


"Because of the somewhat ambiguous nature of our spirits, most people prefer to attempt to define us [elves] using physical characteristics because that is somewhat easier. . . . We see the world in ways that others cannot or simply will not dare to do; they having been programmed since early childhood to do otherwise. We see with Elf Sight and Elven Vision. We see not only what appears before us as form, but we also look to spirit and substance."  
 

The problem with defining the Elven spirit is similar to the difficulty with defining elves physically. We are an amorphous folk by our very natures and are generally quite unique as individuals, usually eccentric in our maturity and thus greatly varied as individuals and diverse among our different clans, tribes and peoples, overall. What you say of one elf may or may not apply to another and there are few things that we can say that would apply to all of us. Other than, we tend to be different. That, in many ways, is what most frightens normal folk, for we perpetually seem to be individuals that never quite fit into any of their boxes.
     Because of the somewhat ambiguous nature of our spirits, most people prefer to attempt to define us using physical characteristics because that is somewhat easier and, of course, they are affected by the general tendency toward viewing everything from a material and materialistic point of view that defines the Kali Yuga, or Dark Age, or we might call it the Age of Mistaking Form for Substance, anyway. Form appears so solid to them, but we perceive its transient nature. 
     If we were to believe the tales and legends about us, then we elves would all have pointed ears (which we would so love) and live for thousands of years (which we are also not opposed to) and most of us, but not all (for the Realms of Faerie are myriad and varied), would be amazingly beautiful, slim, gorgeous and looking rather like fashion models with pointed ears (that's fine with us). If we are to be strictly factual about this, then none of us on the Earth today would fulfill all three requirements. We've known brother and sisters who have real-to-life pointed ears. We've known brothers and sisters who are amazingly beautiful, but we've yet to meet any that live for thousands of years, although all of these are visions of our future.
     And yet, in observing the world around us, we've known many elven and elfae folk, who while they may not seem to live up to these ideas in the eyes of the Normal folk, are quite obviously elfin to us. In our point of view, they are quite beautiful, although sometimes the beauty is more of their spirit than their temporary bodily form. If you look at them, they do have pointed ears, you just have to see them in the right light when their magic is manifesting. And surely, by way of reincarnation, all of us have lived thousands upon thousands of years, even thousands and thousands of lives. Not in these same physical bodies, of course, but in our true bodies, our bodies of light that we are still in the process of constructing.
     For that is, in fact, an aspect of the elven spirit. We see the world in ways that others cannot or simply will not dare to do; they having been programmed since early childhood to do otherwise. We see with Elf Sight and Elven Vision. We see not only what appears before us as form, but we also look to spirit and substance. They say that beauty is only skin deep, but that is not quite the case. Some people's beauty comes from deep within them and is a manifestation of their spirit, their personality, their glamor, at times, and their enchantments manifesting in the world. 
     Elves, for the most part, are a very tolerant people. We may be somewhat intolerant of intolerance but, even then, we often look to the inner feelings of suffering and fearfulness that have driven the individual to be intolerant in the first place. We seek to understand more than we seek to judge. We are more inclined to accept than to reject. We are inclusive rather than exclusive. All who come to us sincerely are accepted, although some of those are not really meant for us; but still we will do our best to help them find those who are. We don't reject people due to race, creed, politics, place of national origin, gender identity or any other arbitrary manifestation of the world. All who dare to step into our realms are inviting our magics to swirl about them. 
     We are inclined toward artistic pursuits, but we also see science and mathematics as a kind of art and art and creativity as having scientific aspects. We don't value the hard sciences over the arts, but neither do we sacrifice them for the arts. It is balance we seek in nearly all things.
     And magic, especially in the form of enchantment, weaves its way through all that we do and all that we experience. Many people, especially those who embrace with a passion the idea that they are normal are afraid of magic. We elves love it with all our hearts. And despite some peoples' urge to make the world as boring, ugly and mundane as they possibly can, we know that there is something deeper and richer that lives beneath the surface of all seeming. Something magical that hides within the mundane waiting to spring forth at the right time and surprise us all with its wonder, forever leading us on the path of our beloved Elven Realms. 

La tae lun u Eldat te vari elsorin (By the light of Elfin be ever blessed),
The Silver Elves
http://silverelves.angelfire.com









 
"The Elves believe that the material body is little more than a shell covering the seed of spirit within. When that seed sprouts, the shell cracks and we grow into an entirely new dimension of elfin being."
The Silver Elves


Please, when you come to our website please enjoy reading sample pages and reader's reviews of all our 45+ books (published prior to March 2019) on magic and enchantment, elven lifestyle, elven poetry, elven short stories, an elven novel, on elven philosophy and the Elven Way at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html

Also, our newest Silver Elves books (beginning March 2019) may be found on this blog site at https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/magical-books-by-the-silver-elves-on-the-elven-way-magic-and-enchantment-elven-oracles-and-elven-lifestyle.



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





If you would like to read about our Elfin realm, the Elf Haven or Eldafaryn of the Silver Elves, we suggest that you may truly enjoy ELDAFARYN: True Tales of Magic from the Lives of the Silver Elves.  Click on the title link and you will go to our website where you can read excerpts of this book and view the Table of Contents.
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ELDAFARYN:
True Tales of Magic from the Lives of the Silver Elves

Eldafaryn (Elf Haven) contains a series of vignettes from the lives of the Silver Elves starting in the present and going back and forth through time describing their lives, their magic, their philosophy and their unique view of the world. If you've ever wanted to see Elfland from the inside, as the elves view and live it, here's your chance.









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Living the Personal Myth is written by Zardoa Silverstar of the Silver Elves. It is a unique narrative about a psychological study of the magic of living one’s personal myth, in effect, making one’s dream and vision of one’s self come true by living it. It is a personal guide to becoming one’s true s’elf as one inwardly knows one’s s’elf to be. What makes this book particularly interesting is that Zardoa considers himself to be an elf, yet he uses scientific methods to psychologically examine his identification with the Otherkin world. He explores his personal myth and life as an elf and demonstrates how basing one’s myth on real events in one’s life empowers one’s myth and one’s magic. This work suggests “Personal Myth” to be an understanding of the self that incorporates the symbolic, imaginal and fantasy elements of the unconscious and accepts them as real within their own realms of being. It is the author’s belief that the Personal Myth is the unconscious’ understanding of the individual spirit’s Cosmic aspirations and potentialities. In that way, Personal Myth is seen as the personality of the unconscious and of the individual’s spirit.




"What bird sings upon the Elven Dawn?
The bird of memory long thought gone,
the song of awakening it doth sing,
as the flocks of Elfin do take wing."
—The Silver Elves



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. 
 
Elven Life and Magic — https://www.facebook.com/groups/629491797123886

Elvish Magical Chat — https://www.facebook.com/groups/307775362744491

The Faerie Circle — https://www.facebook.com/groups/1025483294180077 

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

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




 "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


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?


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?

 

 

 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 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?

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
 

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?




 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


Are the Silver Elves high elves or low elves?
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/06/23/are-the-silver-elves-high-elves-or-low-elves

Do Elves Believe that Rocks Have Souls?
https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/2019/09/do-elves-believe-that-rocks-have-souls.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
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/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
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/05/18/manifesting-elfin-answers-to-questions-about-being-an-elf-and-following-the-elven-path-volume-2

Elven Hedgewitchery and Found Magic:
Using Art-Making for Evoking Elfin Magic and Living the Elven Way
https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/08/09/elven-hedgewitchery-and-found-magic-using-art-making-for-evoking-elfin-magic-and-living-the-elven-way

 

And For Some Practical Elven Magic for Evoking Elfin. . . .

And we are happy to announce the publication of our newest book on Elven Magic!
Elven Hedgewitchery and Found Magic: Using Art-Making for Evoking Elfin Magic and Living the Elven Way by The Silver Elves is a book of magic — very practical magic that involves the creation of one’s magical tools, which include wands, staffs, rattles, crowns, hoods, robes and many other instruments of magic and, in this case in particular, of elven magic and enchantment. In this book, we share with you many of our favorite magical elven art projects that we have enjoyed doing in the last 40+ years and give you guidance and detailed instructions for creating your own and using them in your magic, along with over 100 photos to demonstrate the art processes. Also, this is a book of elven spells and enchantment magic, with elven rhyming magical spells (200 spells in total written in both English and the magical language of the Silver Elves — Arvyndase, including Arvyndase pronunciation keys) that you may use in rituals to empower your art and magic with each magical item and creative project. We include our magical art processes from faerie altered clothing and making faerie houses to creating magical elf stones and ritual tools such as a Book of Shadows (or a Book of Twilight as we elves call them) and also a Scrapbook of Shadows, chalices, ally dolls, wands, canes, staffs, seaweed pod rattles, magic plates, elven warrior shields, wishing wheels, mojo bags, and elven witches brooms and magic spoons. We further have chapters in Elven Hedgewitchery and Found Magic on making elfin dream pillows, fairy dust and pixie powder, elven magical boxes or reliquaries, elven Mbuti, paintings, illuminated circles, magic soul cards, tarot decks, pan pipes, fantasy maps and even some of our favorite elven group-art games like elven notan and Elven Chess. We also have a chapter on spell crafting using the seven-pointed elven star. And in our final chapter, we share with you more about the Orb of Healing, which is a magical artifact that is at the center of our elven magick.
You may read a bit more about this book and a few examples of spells from it here.
Sold here on Amazon USA
and also sold here on Amazon UK
 

 




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.



The Radiance of Elfin is like a thread that connects our spirits
 to each other and creates thereby a tapestry of elvish being."
—The Silver Elves




Touch this Star Above for an Elven Blessings, dear Kindred!

 

 

Are Elves and Elfae Human?



". . . elves and elfae, for the most part, are quite humane individuals.
We are thus Human Plus, the people of the ancient future to come.
Not human exactly but more than human and becoming more so all the time."



     This question comes up rather frequently among elves, faeries and otherkin, and we have addressed it previously in various ways, but we elves almost never set our minds on things in an absolute fashion. There is no one or final answer for us concerning nearly anything. We are ever pondering and considering and reworking our thoughts, refining them and reformulating them, and trying, ever, to make our consideration, observations and our communications thereof ever clearer for our kindred and those who seek to understand the elfin and elfae and who mostly seek some guideline by which they may come to understand their own s'elves. It is only natural that arising and separating from the World of Man that these newly awakened elfae have come to assume, incorrectly, that there is simply one true answer for everything. 
     Unlike Mankind, and some other spiritual races, we elves don't always have just one true answer for all questions. Our responses often depend upon the time, circumstances and the individuals involved. In that way, we are rather like Ancient Chinese Medicine, which prescribes remedies according to the needs and constitution of the individual, rather than Modern Western Medicine that seems to think, for the most part, there is one drug that should be given to everyone who suffers from a particular ailment.
     People who write to us and tell us that they are not human, of course, are speaking of their feelings about thems'elves, about their spirit and their sense of thems'elves, rather than the actual makeup of their currently physical body. They are speaking of whom they are inwardly rather than outwardly and assume, quite correctly, that in time the outer form will conform to the more enduring and lasting inner being. Although, they don't often realize that this will take ages and lifetimes of development yet to come. 
     We elves and elfae and otherkin, in general, usually feel rather alienated from the world around us, that dominant and surely dominating world, which sees itself as being human, as a means of separating themselves from most of the rest of life. We elves, fae and otherkin often feel closer to our dogs, cats and other kindred creatures than we do to most of those 'individuals' (if you can accurately call them that, they seem more like clones really) around us who tell us they are human but don't seem to act like it most of the time. Their physical bodies are human, but their inner being really, somewhat like ours, is something else. Theirs often less than human and more animal-like than they would like to believe and our inner being often more than human.
     And while it is true that not all elves are human, we Silver Elves surely are and so are those who proclaim otherwise to us on Facebook and other media platforms. The dolphins and the porpoises are elfae as far as these elves are concerned, but they are not human and there are certain trees and birds and other beings that seem especially elfin to us, that are clearly not human in body, either. Human is not a necessary component of being elven, but then it is not an excluding factor either.
     The thing is, however, that the Shining Ones, our ancestors who have evolved into the higher dimensions of being are not exactly human anymore. They are, we might say, more than human. Not X-Men precisely, but more like Human Plus. Human 4.0 or something.
     The simple fact is that Men and the Normal folk, which is to say those who delight in being normal and embrace that description of themselves heartily and with great fervor and use it as a central element for judging those whom they see to be worthy of their friendship or not, or sometimes even worthy of life or success in the world, while they declare themselves to be human, act very much like savage animals in what they call a dog-eat-dog world, much of the time. They are human, perhaps, if they say so (we will accept their definition of themselves), but they don't seem very humane, which is to say elven, most of the time. Whereas, elves and elfae, for the most part, are quite humane individuals. We are thus Human Plus, the people of the ancient future to come. Not human exactly but more than human and becoming more so all the time.

Kyela,
The Silver Elves






"Any definition of elves to be accurate must always contain the fact that we are ever transforming and becoming more and more our own true s'elves."
—The Silver Elves



We invite you to our website and please enjoy reading sample pages and reader's reviews of all our 45+ books (published prior to March 2019) on magic and enchantment, elven lifestyle, elven poetry, elven short stories, an elven novel, on elven philosophy and the Elven Way at: http://silverelves.angelfire.com/HAelfbooks.html

Also, our newest Silver Elves books (beginning March 2019) may be found on this blog site at https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/magical-books-by-the-silver-elves-on-the-elven-way-magic-and-enchantment-elven-oracles-and-elven-lifestyle.


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


"We bear Elfin in our hearts, but it is a burden not, for it lifts us up and carries us and has done from the start."


And for further reading. . . .
. . . . dear Kindred, if you enjoyed the article above, we think you may very much enjoy reading our most popularly read book on the wisdom teachings of the ancient Elven titled Through the Mists of Faerie:

Click on the link above to find out more about this book and to read excerpts.

The following is an example of writing from THROUGH THE MISTS OF FAERIE, page 62-65, from Part One:  Pure Awareness

"What most people call consciousness is an awareness of their thoughts, beliefs and ideas. In the animal kingdom, consciousness is an instinctual awareness and lacks, for the most part, the beliefs, ideas and self-concepts found among humans. In the human being, the idea driven consciousness comes to fore but, as we’ve pointed out already, this is primarily directed and motivated by ideas ruled by our passions and emotionally connected ideas. We think ours’elves to be free but really our lives are controlled by these passions and beliefs.

When we are born into a particular life we come bearing the imprint on our souls of our previous experiences. Obviously, when we are reborn we don’t have the same body. So our bodies, as they currently exist, clearly are not a part of our immortal s’elf, although they are composed of the energy that is, in its’elf, immortal. We are mostly formed from Star-stuff or Stardust, and elves are particularly aware of this fact. So when we come into a new life, our soul/spirit gathers around it the available stardust/energy to form a new body.

Since this stardust also bears the imprint of its past, in the form of a DNA coding directive, we also come into each life with a racial consciousness, formed in what is often called the Collective Unconscious. We also have a human consciousness, and bear the imprint of our evolution through various forms from all our previous incarnations. To become truly immortal beings, that is to say, immortal in the way that vampires are seen as being immortal, having a permanent immortal physical body, we need to integrate our consciousness with and merge with the consciousness of the energy that temporarily composes us. Of course, elves are often also seen as being Immortal, particularly in our more ephemeral forms, or our ethereal or etheric bodies combined with our astral bodies.

In time our bodies will become more resilient, less physical, and more like light, thus more ephemeral. The dimensions we will reside within, the dimension of Elfin/Faerie will be similar to living in a dream. We will have greater powers, such as the power to fly, and the ability to do things that we can now only dream of doing. And yet it will be every bit as real as a dream seems when we are in it, or every bit as real as this illusionary world that we currently abide within.
Also, just as clearly when we pass from one body to another, we don’t carry our thoughts, feelings and beliefs with us, or our memories, unless indeed we have obtained continuity of consciousness and have born our mind through the death process, which, honestly, these particular elves are nowhere near to achieving. Are you? If you are, you will be able to tell because you will be able to remain aware throughout the night as your body sleeps without losing consciousness. Sleep, as we said, is the little death. It is the reflection in microcosm, As Above/So Below, As Within/So Without, of the life death cycle.

For most individuals, the death experience and the assumption of a new stardust body is like suffering from total amnesia. You don’t remember anything. You don’t even know what you know. For instance, in amnesia, you may know how to type or play a piano, but don’t you know that you know how to do it until you sit down at a typewriter, or computer, or piano and suddenly find that typing or playing piano comes automatically to you. So, too, in moving from one life to another, we carry certain abilities with us. We don’t necessarily know that we know, rather we feel we were born with certain talents and abilities, and indeed we were. Usually, we find we learn these things very quickly and easily. These skills seem to come naturally to us.

Our feelings, not so much our emotions, but mostly our feelings, because they are by their nature essentially unconscious, come easily through the transitional state of death. We may not remember whom we loved or liked or disliked, but if we encounter them again or someone like them we immediately sense our attraction, or our repulsion. There are certain individuals that we know immediately even though it seems we have never met them previously. So until we are able to carry our memories from life to life consciously, they are still born in our soul, particularly those things that are most important to us, which is love and relationship, as well as having an instinctual recognition of and attraction to those with whom we have a karmic connection either positive or negative.

We can see this fact reflected in our current life in our conscious and unconscious. The basic consciousness is everything of which we are currently aware. But we also have an unconscious which composes everything of which we are not aware, which for most of us is far vaster than our conscious awareness. Consider all the things we don’t know, and add to it all the things, events, facts, people, experiences we have forgotten, which are stored in our brains but which, for most of them, are lost to us except at certain times. So, too, are our experiences stored in our soul, but only accessible under certain profound circumstances, although occasionally brought to mind by our encounters in the world, just as memories may be brought back into consciousness by a particular, song, smell, or experience. Our soul stores all our experiences and in that way is linked to the Akashic record, which records all experiences of all beings. The Akashic record is the library of the Soul of the Universe."
End of excerpt from Through The Mists of Faerie: A Magical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient Elven



"In ancient times, the forests were our cities, the rivers were our highways. We sang to the Earth and the Earth sang to us, creating a wondrous harmony that echoes still in our soul calling us back to Elfin."
—The Silver Elves





Dear Kindred, along with Through The Mists of Faerie we also suggest for further reading
The Elven Way: The Magical Path of The Shining OnesOn the cover:
"The Elven Way passes beyond the fields of the known
into the forest of the unknown illuminated by the glow of the elves."






"Elfin is like a light ever banishing darkness; Faerie is like the shadows born from the casting of the light. Together they dance through Eternity creating images to delight our imaginations."
—The Silver Elves


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: https://silverelves.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/what-kind-of-elf-fae-or-otherkin-are-you-what-is-your-tribe








And for further reading on your Elven, Faerie, Otherkin tribe:
otherkinstar_coverelftribesELF 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).

“We are born of starlight woven into magic.”
—The Silver Elves







"Our elven spirit makes us unique. Our elfin soul unites us. Thus, we are each One, Together."
—The Silver Elves



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.

Elven Life and Magic —
https://www.facebook.com/groups/629491797123886


Elvish Magical Chat —
https://www.facebook.com/groups/307775362744491


The Faerie Circle —
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1025483294180077


Elf Witches of the Mystic Moon — https://www.facebook.com/groups/806583242768352 — A place to share your magic and enchantment with other elf witches!

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

I Heart Elven Magic —
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 and Friends —
https://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212


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





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