elves cast their runes upon the nacrescent trails left by snails on
the ground. Prognosticating according to the nature of the rune and
its nearness or farness from the shiny trails that they often refer
to as the Paths of Destiny."
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of one of our Runes (from page 67-68):
A sacred place both warm and safe
Protected among the elfin race.
Magical Implement: temple, grove or bower
The Magical Act:
Go to a magical place, step across into Faerie, camp and spend the
night. The Hollow is a secure place, an eald of its own, a
little world in which one can be safe, at least for a time. It is
a place of gathering and denotes also an opening or a passage way.
The hollow is usually a quieter world, isolated and buffered from
the more active regions around it. It is a sanctuary and thus a
place where the spirit can easily manifest. It is the grotto, the
quiet place within our inner being that offers residence for the
Divine, the space in which Natures voice can be felt.
It is the hidden valley the home of Shangrala. Here the elf
folk may come without fear of the madness and callousness of the
world of men. It is the cradle in which the babe rocks, secure in
its Mothers love.
Since it is also an opening, it signifies the place where the lucky
may stumble accidently, wandering unintentionally across the boundaries
of the world into the twilight realms of the netherworld. One may
touch the realms of magic and thus receive inspiration, which one
may take back with them into the hustle and bustle of the world.
Those who receive this rune should take time to contemplate, to
retreat for the time being to receive inspiration. Perhaps Nature
whispers and we must grow silent within ourselves and without
ourselves to hear Her voice. Bring yourself to a safe, secure
place, retreating for the time being, opening yourself, trusting
in a space of security, just as the babe depends and trusts in the
love and care of its Mother. So, too, you must put yourself
like a babe in the hands of Mother Nature. She will come to you,
as soothing, as healing as inspiration. Be one with Her and the
others who may have gathered with you. For the hollow is open
to all who come, yet it is hidden from many. In the hollow all are
safe together and share in quietude the unity of their life within
Nature. And by trusting they find their way. That place lives within
them, a place they may always retreat to, finding all their loved
ones there within their own heart ... and thus secure may go forth
renewed and strengthened on their path through the world. And as
they go they may come upon their kindred here and there and growing
close, sometimes for just a moment, may touch that hollow place
within them, awakening it.
The Silver Elves
received two letters from our sister, Sorynvala, after she
purchased the original edition of The Elven Book of Runes.
Sorynvala has kindly given us
permission to share some of her comments about The Elven Book of
I have received and read through the book and all I can say is Wow!
What a wonderful and magickal gift you have crafted for Elvenkind.
Thank you. The Runes are already fast becoming part of my daily
experience in many different ways
book is truly a Gift to any who would have it and I heartily recommend
it to anyone. I did of course admire the professional quality of the
book and the
obvious technical skills you employed in putting it together. On that
level it is very nice indeed! But I have to admit, it is the obvious
Love and Dedication and Elven Magick that you put into it - which
drips off the pages! - that *really* makes it special in my mind.
wishes to you of health and happiness
thanks and much love