Miracles In the Modern World: The Way Of the Elfin Thaumaturge
Miracles In the Modern World is a book of Elfin Thaumaturgy, of
miracle working and wonder creation, although for these elves we much
prefer the idea of wonder working and creation to the idea of miracles.
We love wonders. We love creating them; we love encountering them.
This simple tome will explore the means by which we may do so. By
which we mean not only creating the wondrous but also developing our
ability to see and appreciate the wonders that are all around us.
These things are tied together. The ability to see wonders promotes
the creation of wonders.
have written in popular books that there is no such thing as magic.
We wonder then what they think miracles are if not magic. Of course,
what they mean is that human beings are incapable of magic and that
only the Divine, which they perceive of in the form of the Christian
demi-god and his retinue, can do magic, which is to say create miracles.
We elves, naturally, disagree. We are elves; we are magic by our very
natures. We dont so much have to do magic; we are magic. We
exude magic from our pores. Our every movement is magic. Magic is
an effect of our being.
Miracles In the Modern World
shows you, whoever you arewhether you are an elf or Otherkin
or consider yourself a member of normal humanitythat the more
we develop our own inner divine nature, the more wondrous we become,
and therefore in consequence the more we are able to recognize the
subtle wonders of the world and the Universe. Thus, self development
is ever a part of the progress of the elfin magician who seeks, first
and foremost, to master hir (his/her) own self in order to have
influence upon the world at large and not the other way around. For
mastery of oneself (also called self discipline) is, in
fact, a most wondrous thing creating awe in those who observe it,
inspiring them with possibility. And possibility, which is the true
nature of the Divine Magic, is at the root of the miraculous and the
wondrous. Every wondrous thing flows from its being that expresses
itself through us. Thus it is that in the act of sub-creation and
in some cases, perhaps, co-creation, we, like the Divine Magic itself,
do manifest wonders.
The Silver Elves
this book to our son Draco Windwalker,
a lord of the wind and skies,
and thank you for all your inspiration.
Radiant and fair
But most wondrous of all
Is the love we elven share."
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erase the sufferings, pains and tragedies of the past. By this we
mean that wonders remove the emotional content of past tragedies.
It is not that one has forgotten what has occurred. One can surely
remember what happened but such traumas no longer have the hold on
one that they did previously. One can remember but often one just
doesnt bother to do so anymore. The sufferings of the past are
rendered meaningless by wonder.
Take, for example, this energy as it manifests through relationship.
Sometimes, someone that you loved (or were infatuated with) may reject
you. The person abandons them for another and the individual suffers
this loss to the depth of hir being. Every time one thinks of that
person or encounters this lost love out and about with someone else,
it tears at ones heart. Jealousy often rearing its fabled ugly
head, green eyed monster that it is. But then one finds a new love,
a powerful, wondrous love and the old love no longer holds the power
it had over one. One can encounter the old love and not feel a thing
anymore. As the saying goes, time heals all things, but we elves say
the wondrous heals them much more quickly.
So it is that all our past sufferings are washed away by wonder. The
more wondrous our life becomes the less such old wounds bother us.
We cease clinging to the past and the things that seemed so important
to us, and we move on in our lives into a new world of wonder and
magic. It is most often the case that those fanatical folks who constantly
attempt to control everyone elses life by their own judgments
and beliefs are individuals who have lost touch with the wondrous.
Or often their wonder is of the dark variety, the variety that insists
that their wonder is the only wonder and every other wonder is an
illusion and, simply, wrong. Insisting that ones way is the
only way for everyone is like saying everybody should fit into ones
particular clothes size. Many of us find their size way to restrictive
for our beings, way too stuffy (quite a bit over-starched), or as
is often the case for these elves, we find their size too filled with
hot air, puffed out beyond all reasonable expectation of substance.
We once knew a very marvelous young magician who would come visit
us from time to time when we lived in Carbondale, Illinois back in
the 1970s, and were manifesting as the Elves of the Southern
Woodlands, a vortex of the Elf Queens Daughters. This quite
wonderful young wizard liked to talk, particularly and with great
enthusiasm, about Thaumaturgy. He loved the idea that we could use
magic to create wonders and miracles. Then, he disappeared for a while
and we did not see him again for months and when he did show up again,
he had, much to our surprise, given up magic and had embraced Jesus
as his Lord and Savior, etc., etc., etc. And while we could perceive
that this was in some way wondrous to him, it was also in some fashion
that we couldnt quite define at the time, a limited wonder that
restricted his experience rather than expanding it. He was now dependent
on outside forces for his wonder and no longer conceived of his own
ability to create it. In gaining something small, he had lost something
Why he made this change, we cannot say, although we expect that there
was some untapped need within him, perhaps some sense of guilt or
inner suffering that he couldnt quite let go of that called
him to it or perhaps the life of the aspiring Thaumaturge was too
lonely for him to bear and he embraced the fellowship and companionship
that religious devotees often share. However, while we still embraced
him as a brother, these elves could not share in his more restricted
and slightly fanatical new beliefs and, probably because of this,
he never came around again for while we were perfectly okay with his
new found Christian faith, he found our failure to embrace it with
the same enthusiasm as he experienced, unacceptable. What become of
him in the long run, we do not know, but we think of you still, dear
brother, and wish you well and trust that magic guides your way.
The awakening of wonders, however, is not something that can be forced
upon others or even yourself. You cant compel someone
to experience wonder and those who tell others who are suffering to
move on or get over it, essentially to give up suffering and re-experience
the world as wondrous, are wasting their breath (as well as being
insensitive usually). A person cannot consciously get over it. They
may try. They may pretend. They may act as if, and all of these may
be helpful (although sometimes it only serves to help them bottle
it all up, to repress or suppress it), but only true wonder will erase
the pains of the past so they become mere history with all the emotional
content removed or dispersed really, or perhaps faded would be an
even better description. The emotion that was attached to it dissolves
as though it never was, washed away by the tide of relentless wonder.
This fact holds true through time. In this way old enemies can become
friends and new possibilities transpire. The hates of the past are
expunged and the things that imprisoned our hearts no longer hold
any power over them. All those old conflicts become irrelevant and
are only remembered in order to enjoy the drama of the experience
in stories of the past.
In releasing these old traumas because of increased wonder, we also
let go of our attachment to those who have harmed us. You may say
we forgive them, but really, the connection to them has simply become
insignificant. It would be more accurate to say weve forgotten
them, or really no longer spend any time thinking about them anymore
and certainly the feeling that was attached to them no longer exists.
Rather in that same way that one grows out of things that held ones
interest as a child. The tie of suffering that bound us together is
released on our end; however, that does not clear their karmic responsibility
on their end of things, only they can do that and often they simply
refuse to do so (rather like the monkeys in the book Swiss Family
Robinson who became trapped because they wouldnt let go of the
fruit that they clutched within a coconut shell and therefore their
fist couldnt fit back through the opening as their open hand
did. A most fitting analogy.)
Even if we let go of the thread that links us karmically (and emotionally)
with another, that doesnt mean that that individual has released
the thread (or chain) on hir end of things. We may no longer be holding
on to this connection to the other person ourselves and thus
it has no relevance for us, but sHe may very well be clinging to that
thread even though it is no longer attached to anything but hir own
habits of thought and emotion. And such individuals will often whip
that thread about attempting to get another to grab hold of it; frequently
by someone who looks like us in some way or otherwise reminds them
of us. This is unfortunate for them and certainly for an individual
foolish enough to grab the other end, but oh, well, we have moved
on. (Although it is a somewhat flawed film, Guy Richies Revolver
speaks quite poignantly about this phenomenon and is worth seeing
for that reason if for no other.)
Wonders embolden us. They make us courageous (and occasionally foolhardy
and heedless), for they inspire us to pursue our interests with keen
determination and a depth of passion that often sees no possibility
of failure. Thus we encounter the activity of those who are infatuated
and ignore all signs that their love interest holds no interest in
them. In maturing as wonderworkers, we begin to pace ourselves.
We still hold a deep and abiding passion and love for the things that
have created wonder in our lives, but we approach them with grace,
almost as though reluctant, and do not exhaust ourselves in
the pursuit of those things that will never respond to our advances.
We learn, in this way, how to hold wonders, how to make them last,
and how to extend them with our own creations and cherish them in
our hearts so whenever we encounter them again in the future they
bring back memories of wonders experienced and thus the possibility
of new wonders emerging.
This is somewhat Pavlovian, it is true. We have developed a conditioned
response to certain stimuli that occurred at the same time we encountered
the powerfully wondrous. But it is a good thing for we can use that
stimulus to remind ourselves of the wondrous, even if, as is
sometimes the case, it has no effect upon others. It is common for
many folks to mistake the stimuli that reminds us of it for the wondrous
itself, which is why they play the song that was playing when they
fell in love and it brings that moment back in their feelings but
it often has little affect on others, because the song didnt
create the wonder, the love and romance did, the song just happened
to be playing at the time and became welded to it in their experience
and memory as a conditioned reflex. In a certain way, however, they
had a relationship not merely with their lover but with the music
itself, and alas, and perhaps unfortunately the latter often outlives
the former. The song still touches our hearts but the person and romance
to which it was attached has long since moved on.
When we come to understand and experience that the true nature of
the Universe and the Divine Magic is wondrous to its core we begin
to release our fear of life (and death) and particularly our fear
of failure, knowing that success and wonder are our destiny and the
ultimate realization for all our hopes. We also come to understand
that the Divine Magic does not judge us nor punish us. Karma is the
response of our own souls and spirits seeking perfection. Karma is
something that ultimately we are doing to ourselves. It is an
automatic function of the Universe, but it is our magic that has made
it so for our magic always returns to us.