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."
The Silver Elves
you so very much Delfynasa for your comments on Amazon about our book:
One of my favorite divination books. It is beautifully written
and illustrated. I have taken my copy everywhere! So it is 'broken
in' looking. If you like runes but want something a little different
this is great book. If you are really into Elves or are an Elf you
will LOVE this book!!!
you dear Gail Avrill for your review on Goodreads and Amazon:
I love the Silver Elves' books. "The Book of Elven Runes"
is an original and unique system of divination with 40 elven runes
(I was surprised to find that it is not based on either the Norse
Runes or on Tolkien's runes). This book is subtitled a "Passage
into Faerie" and I think for good reason as by following the
oracle it helps in getting closer to understanding that wondrous realm.
received two letters from our sister, Sorynvala, after she purchased
the original edition of The Elven Book of Runes (2001). Sorynvala
has kindly given us permission to share some of her comments about
The Elven Book of Runes.
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 fairly drips off the pages! - that *really*
makes it special in my mind.
wishes to you of health and happiness
thanks and much love
thank you, dear Dakyndre Helgesson, for your review on Amazon:
I agree that this book is an original and fresh oracle system. I
purchased this book and am half way through it and it is wonderful.
The runes are simple in their form yet complex and powerful in their
meaning and use. As an oracle they are amazing and for their use
in ritual even more profound. As with all the books of these authors
I highly recommend this book to those seeking the realm of the fae.
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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
thank you so very much to our kind and starry sister Gabrielle Indigo
Darque for pointing out that in some previous editions we left out
in the Index of Rune Names and Meanings, the English letters associated
with each rune. Below you will find these added at the end of each
The Rune of Power and Magic
Trust in your
personal magic. Associated with the English letter (A).
The Rune of Exoteric
Transmission of Occult
Lore .... You are a part of the ever ongoing evolution of magical
spiritual being. Associated with the English letter (B).
The Rune of Trust and Sharing .... We have a responsibility
to pass along the light that has come to us. Associated with the
English letter (C).
The Rune of the Power of Self Upliftment through intentional
acts of transformation
By practicing divinity we become more
divine. Associated with the English letter (D).
The Rune of Opportunity and Decision
you ready for the next step? Your heart holds the answer. Associated
with the English letter (E).
The Rune of Karma
Now you can
demonstrate how well you have learned your spiritual lessons. Associated
with the English letter (F)
The Rune of Difficulty
Final exam for this level
This is the test of courage, endurance and intelligence
The Key is in finding the proper passageway. Associated with the
English letter (G)
The Rune of Communication and Interrelationship ...
See relationships as threads
What web is woven by who you
know and who they know? Associated with the English letter (H).
The Rune of the Power of Creation
!!!!! You have graduated to the second level. Associated with the
English letter (I)
The Rune of Subtle Change and Expectation
on the second level new visions and possibilities come to you. For
now let them play upon your imagination. Associated with the English
The Rune of Action
Now we must make our dreams
These first steps are often difficult, but we must set
the foundation securely. (Associated with the English letter K)
12. TREASURE-THE RAINBOW
The Rune of Promise
the Magic will be fulfilled. Associated
with the English letter (L)
13. RAGE-THE DRAGON
The Rune of the Force
You have the
Use it cautiously but dont be afraid to use it.
Associated with the English letter (M)
The Rune of Gentleness
Drastic action causes
a big stir for a short time
all things that endure come about
through continual effort. Associated with the English letter (N)
The Rune of Nourishment
The mind, the spirit,
the body and the soul must ever be nourished. Good food for all.
Associated with the English letter (O)
The Rune of Technique
Here is your key to success.
Associated with the English letter (P).
The Rune of Perseverance Do not let the ebb/flow nature
of success deceive you ... Grasp your vision and hold tight. Associated
with the English letter (Q)
18. A HOLLOW
The Rune of Security
Find your magic spot
....your cave to meditate in
your desert to sit under the
stairs. Associated with the English letter (R)
The Rune of Vision
Here upon graduation to
the third level we realize that the path is forever
new levels and new horizons. Associated with the English letter
The Rune of Material Success
To change the
world you need power in the world
here is your expense account
and your new assignment. Associated with the English letter (T)
21. JOURNEYERS-THE CRAFT
The Rune of Excellence
are good at what you do
It is time to become impeccable.
Associated with the English letter (U)
The Rune of the Agony
As ancient shamans
knew, pain forces us out of the body and into dreamtime
worse nightmares always end with awakening. Associated with the
English letter (V)
The Rune of Understanding
Here there is no
knowledge is direct, intuitive, with certainty of feeling.
Associated with the English letter (W)
24. ANGELIC POWER
The Rune of Blessing .... The Angels smile
upon you for you are one of them. Associated with the English letter
(X) and with (KS) in Arvyndase as Arvyndase has no X.
The Rune of Talent
You have new powers
treat them greatly. Associated with the English
The Rune of Clarity
As we raise our view,
we can see further. Associated with the English letter (Z)
The Rune of Reverence and Remembrance
time to remember those who healed and enlightened us. By doing so,
we transcend time and touch amid eternity. Associated with the English
28. ELFLAND MANIFEST
The Rune of Paradise
No matter where you are we will always be waiting for you in Eternity.
And it is Divine! Associated with the English letters (TH)
29. TONGUE-THE VOICE
The Rune of the Oral Tradition Now upon
entering the third level you receive specific directions for your
individual destiny. Associated with the English letters (SH).
The Rune of Friendship
The flora and fauna
of our earth are not only alive but can be quite enlightening. Associated
with the English letters (IR)
The Rune of the Starlit Path
We live on
Earth in space surrounded by stars
Every molecule of our
being was once a part of a star. Associated with the English letters
32. DESTINY-HIDDEN STARLIGHT
The Rune of our Destiny .... We
should remember that those who affect life the most are often the
least known. Associated with the English letters ER)
The Rune of Self Awareness
We can call
ourselves anything we choose and others will think whatever
they please concerning .us
But we are who we are
truth is inescapable. Associated with the English letters (ING)
The Rune of Progress
We are here to realize
the Spirit in the Flesh. Associated with the English letters (TY)
35. HIDDEN SUNLIGHT
The Rune of the Present
We are the
vehicles for the entry of the Divine Spirit into the world
Our actions give the spirit birth in reality. Associated with the
English letters (ISM)
The Rune of Abundance
With wealth comes responsibility.
Associated with the English letters (IE)
37. VOICE OF THE WIND
The Rune of Guidance
secrets that only we know and we share them constantly. Associated
with the English letters (ES)
The Rune of Entry
There are other worlds
and we may cross the mists into Faerie and back again .... bringing
light from Faerie and carrying earth back again
a bridge between. Associated with the English letters (OR)
39. QUICKENING HEAT
The Rune of Acceleration and Ascension
We are traveling at the speed of light, heading for the center
of a violet whole. .... all our magic is in the process of unfolding
and fulfillment. When we plunge into that Void, our dreams will
be borne in reality. Congratulations! You have entered the fourth
level. Associated with the English letters (EI)
40. THE FORMLESS
The Rune of Total Possibility
is ever more and deeper
we can be whateverwe wish to be.
Associated with the (space) between sentences and words.