The elven "guru" is most often an expert in a particular field and share their knowledge and experience with those that approach them. They "teach" by demonstration. They show the way. Quite often they are public figures... that is they present thems'elves so that any who desire might learn from their example. Thus to be an elfin "guru" is to be one who serves by sharing what they have learned and experienced and developed that might be helpful for our brothers and sisters awakening to our true nature and being.
The elven word that comes closest to what for the elfin serves as a guru is "tae Matifa"... which means "the Sharer". This is a very popular path, it is one that most of us tread in one fashion or another. We wish naturally to share what we have, we are, after all, elves and it is our nature to do so. Although the true Matifa is in some sense always a public figure and thus from the elfin point of view responsible for entertaining us with their facts, truths and revelations. The Matifa is ever an entertainer from whom we learn so very much and if not that, well, at least we've had a good time. Which is exactly how we elfin view the "Gurus" of the world.
The vision and purpose of the Matifa is to help others extend thems'elves beyond where they are currently and ultimately and hopefully to develop their skills beyond those of the Matifa. For the role of the Matifa is evolutionary in nature and the Matifa knows that in time the individuals so helped will do great things that will redound to the benefit of all.
Yet there have also been Matifa who simply disappear from the world after years of service and others who manage to fulfill this role without ever revealing who they truly are. Putting forth their writings or inspirational music yet never consenting to public appearance even when their works have made them famous.
Meetings with Remarkable Men
directed by Peter Brooks
You are talented and wise and wish to share your knowledge with others. Can you mostly teach people to...
up for thems'elves and fight for what they want?
The path to Mars which is the path of the Warrior
a better world?
The path to the Asteroids which is the path of the Visionary
refine their attitudes and interactions?
The path to Venus which is the path of the Shapeshifter
knowledge on their own?
The path to Pluto which is the path of the Stalker
express thems'elves and increase their creativity?
The path to the Mercury which is the path of the Bard
thems'elves to finding their true mission in live?
And the path to Jupiter which is the path of Dharmaist
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