Saturday, February 2, 2019

Why Do The Silver Elves Use the "Royal We"

"... to our minds when we write our books or in fact correspond with our kindred, we are writing not only for ours’elves but for our entire elven family and all those kindred of ours who happen to agree with us. ... In part, this tendency perhaps derives from our time when we were part of the Elf Queen’s Daughters (EQD) back in the mid 1970’s. ... The sisters used to say, “We are of One Heart and One Mind,” and they meant that rather literally, that they were so close psychically that it was in certain ways hard to tell them apart."


     When we use to post to Elven Listserves in the 90s, we often had individuals who would ask us, usually with a touch of hostility and a challenging tone, about why we used the Royal We when writing. We explained to them that we were not necessarily using the Royal We but were in fact a family of elves and thus were using the pronoun, we, correctly as far as we could tell, and honestly although we were raised, or is that reared, speaking English, it has always seemed a foreign language to us. But we are fairly certain that when a letter or correspondence, which for the most part our writings really are, a sort of love letter and correspondence with and to our kindred, is sent from more than one person that we is the proper pronoun to use.
      And to our minds when we write our books or in fact correspond with our kindred, we are writing not only for ours’elves but for our entire elven family and all those kindred of ours who happen to agree with us. In part, this tendency perhaps derives from our time when we were part of the Elf Queen’s Daughters (EQD) back in the mid 1970’s. In that sisterhood, who published three letters of the Elf Magic Mail (see our two books of that title that have the contents of those original letters) each week and sent them out by snail mail and also wrote to hundreds of elves and elf friends via personal correspondence around the United States and in Europe, it was quite common not only for various members to contribute a sentence or paragraph to one of the letters of the Elf Magic Mail, but to answer correspondence individually for and as the group.
      We remember when we first went to visit our sisters (and brothers, but in the EQD we were all considered sisters), Melryn and the other three elves of that vortex (elven coven) had to go off to work for the day and left us at the vortex to answer letters that had been sent to them. They had a metal filing cabinet full of correspondence both old and pending and Melryn said to us to just pick any that called to us and to write to them on their behalf. So we did. One of the letters we particularly liked was from a French magician with whom we continued correspondence from our own vortex in Southern Illinois, where we called ours’elves the Elves of the Southern Woodlands. A year or so later, he traveled from France to visit us.
      The sisters used to say, “We are of One Heart and One Mind,” and they meant that rather literally, that they were so close psychically that it was in certain ways hard to tell them apart. They functioned from their point of view like a flock of birds and had the psychic interconnection of porpoises and dolphins. Andruil once said to us: “We all write the Elf Magic Mail and no one can tell which of us wrote what.”
      We remember one particular personal letter these elves received from Arwen and Elanor, who founded the Elf Queen’s Daughters, in which they wrote to us saying, “Speak for us.” And they meant that quite literally. By those simple words they authorized us to represent them and the sisterhood, which is in part why a few years later in 1979, after they had relinquished writing The Elf Magic Mail, we began our own letters The Magical Elven Love Letters, which were essentially a continuation of those letters and which eventually evolved into our books (see our books The Magical Elven Love Letters, volume 1, 2, & 3).
      At the same time, it should be noted that all elves are royal and we could each and everyone of us use the Royal We if we so choose. However, it is important to understand that in Elfin, royalty is not a position of authority, except over one’s own s’elf, but a recognition of one’s essential value as a soulful spirit. Just as Aleister Crowley wrote in The Book of the Law that, “Every Man and Woman is a Star,” so too is every elf of royal heritage with the right/rite to rule hir own life and direct hir destiny as sHe see fit.

Fost Tae Lodver (Touch the Truth),
The Silver Elves
http://silverelves.angelfire.com


"In paradise we wait for you upon the Elfin shore, 
and trust that you will join us soon to live forever more."
—The Silver Elves


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If you enjoyed this article, you may be interested in reading some of our Magical Elven Love Letters, of which some we have posted here on our website for you to enjoy reading, including:
Schools of Magic,
You Don't have to Be an Elf to Be an Elf,
and Elven Organization

This includes some archived ones as well:
Magic Without Madness,  
Hobbits and Halfings,
Missing Them,
The Magic,
Elven Realities,
Acquired Taste,
Adapting the Magic,

 
We hope you enjoy our letters and you are welcome to reproduce these letters on your site as long as you give us due credit.

You may also purchase our The Magical Elven Love Letters, Volume 1, Volume 2 and also Volume 3, now available on Amazon, with a compilation of hundreds of letters we have sent to our Otherkin since 1979. Each of these three books is a collection of letters with dominate themes of what it means to be an elf and the elven way of life, the Shinning Ones, Elven magic and elven culture. These letters were written by The Silver Elves to encourage elves to awaken to their Elfin nature, to be true to their individual destiny, and to embrace their starry heritage. They are filled with Elven Philosophy and observe the world from the point of view of the Elves, which is often quite unique from how most people view and experience the world; and their unique Elven Philosophy of Magic that is often similar and yet distinct from traditional theories and methods of magic.

The Magical Elven Love Letters, Volume 1
This book contains our very first Magical Elven Love Letters and a few of our early internet letters.

Please click here to enjoy reading a sample letter from
The Magical Elven Love Letters, Volume 1:
letter number 1-15. . . . a crystal is a million stars united



“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”

The Silver Elves, The Magical Elven Love Letters, Volume 1  




The continuation of our internet letters with a few early letters that were not in the first book. You can find samples of these letters on various sites all over the web, for they were some of our most popular letters and have been copied and spread around frequently. It is not necessary to read Volume 1 before reading and enjoying Volume 2. These letters give the reader an experiential understanding of what it is to be an elf and enter the realm of Faerie and Magick.

This book is the continuation of our internet letters from before 2000 and the majority are letters we wrote in the process of our journey to relocate to Hawaii and also all the letters upon moving to paradise, with accounts of our encounters with the Menehuni and the unfolding magic of the isles.  This volume 3 completes the trilogy.


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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 and the directions here and we will send you your magical narrative designed individually for you.

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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.


"When elves say that every elf is a star, we not only mean it in a Cosmic way that each elf is a unique manifestation of the Light of the Universe but we also mean it in a Hollywood way that every elf is a radiant personality manifesting enchantment in the world."



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.


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.



We also invite you to some of our family groups in which we Silver Elves are co-administering/assisting other elves and otherkin administrators:


The Elven Way and Friends — https://www.facebook.com/groups/165938637423212



Delicious Recipes from Elven Lands — https://www.facebook.com/groups/746786689029044

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






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