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The Way of the Initiator

is the path of the independent agent for the Divine. There are levels of Elfin knowledge and an ever increasing depth to Elfin its'elf and those beings who awaken us to these new levels of being and power, knowledge and experience are the Elfin Initiators. Unlike many magical and esoteric traditions we elfin have little in the way of formal rites and rituals of Initiation. It is not that we are opposed to these things, nor that we never hold such ceremonial functions but that most often our rites and rituals are impromptu, improvised or altered as need and purpose dictate. They most often take place on the spur of the moment when the time is right and to our Elfin minds, when we do such rituals the time must be right...that is to say, whenever we perform a ceremony is therefore the right time.

Yet rites, rituals and ceremonies are only symbols for recognizing a transition and elevation of the Spirit. The true initiation is the result of real experience, effort and devotion. Rather like a medal given to a soldier for heroism, the metal is merely a recognition of the act of heroism which is the true initiatory event.

One might think that the elfin initiator does something to those they initiate, yet the truth is that most often the effect they have on others is simply a subsidiary aspect to the actual effort which is the creative initiation of events. The elfin initiator is a doer, they set things in motion by the authority of their own inner being. That others are deeply effected by their actions and thus "initiated" is merely a consequence of their activity. The initiator, initiates action which when in motion creates effects, not the less of which is the experiential expanding and awakening of our own lives.

To say the least an elfin initiate must be a being of great confidence and daring. They are s'elf directed. They seek not outer authority for permission for what they do but act from an inner directive and necessity. Yet this does not mean they do whatever they want. That is the furtherest from Reality. They do what they instinctively know to be right for all concerned and they do this naturally, without forethought, because they are in harmony with Nature both inwardly and outwardly.

As we tune into our own inner natures and thus begin to harmonize ever more with Greater Nature, all our actions become natural and true. We are able to act with an inner certainty that awakens enthusiasm and arouses confidence in others who thus are empowered to act in accordance with their own natures. And the more we are able to do this the closer we get to Elfin.

Magical Totem:
Otter
Magical Element:
Nitrogen
Magical Mineral:
Cinnabar
Magical Herb:
Yerba Mate
Magical Tool:
Bell, Gong or Chimes
Sacred Tree:
Banyon
Constellation:
Aries
Magical Archetype:
Mahatma Ghandi

The Challenge: the question is?

Are you waiting for someone to show you the way? Are you waiting to see what everyone else is going to do before you act? Do you base your decisions on whether you thinks others will approve or because they are the right things to do?

The Elfin Initiator sets forces in motion... not haphazardly, not upon a whim just to see what will happen but purposely and thus magically. They get other people started. They introduce people to each other and to things that will further their life and consciousness. Do you do that?

The Elfin Initiator awakens other elfin. They help the newly awakened take their first step upon the path. They help those who have traveled long and are weary and discouraged to feel renewed again. They empower our kindred. Do you do that? Do you do? Do you? Do!

The Magical Act: what to do.

Get things started. Get the ball rolling. Be the first one on your block to.... Introduce others to this path. Don't wait for permission... reach within your heart and do what you instinctively know to be the right thing to do. Create. Don't imitate... Oringinate.

Suggested Viewing:
The Ninth Gate
starring Johnny Depp

Suggested Reading:
Initiation Human and Solar
by Alice A. Bailey

You have four directions you can go from here.

Your mere presence changes and effects the lives of those who come in contact with you. Do you....

....try to change the world.
The path to Mars which is the path of the Bruja
mars
...go your own way unconcerned.
The path to the Sun which is the path of the Eccentric
sun
...seek out those who need your help.
And the path to Jupiter which is the path of Benefactor
jupiter
...search for those whose mere presence will effect you.
The path to Neptune which is the path to Faerie
neptune


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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