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The Path of the Shapeshifter

is the way of the physical transformationist. The Elfin Shapeshifters have the ability to change their form at will. In the most dramatic sense they could turn into a bird or a wolf, etc. but usually their transformations are much more subtle and thus even more illusive. They are ultimate actors, changing their appearance, their posture, their aura in a few brief moments. They can appear to be others , they can appear to be no one at all, utterly unnoticable. In the forest you could not distinguish them from the trees and leaves, in the city they can be so average that they melt into a crowd with ease. They are the needle in the hay stack.

The path of the shapeshifter
There is also an aspect of metempsychosis to the shapeshifters for they are well aware of having been in animal form in previous lifetimes. This is in part what enables them to assume those forms in these lifetimes. Additionally this awareness gives them the ability to see these qualities in others, recognizing who has been a hawk, a goat, a dog, cat or pig in recent lives. For the effect of those lives is still imprinted on the humannoid form of their current incarnation. So, too, is the Elfin Shapeshifter usually able to tell those beings who have been evolving through and toward their Elfin and otherkin natures. This, of course, gives them greater understanding and effectivity when dealing with others.

This cameleon ability of the Elfin Shapeshifter is not merely a superficial alternation of their physical appearance for as the shapeshifter becomes more and more adept they can transmutate the underlying energy of their being creating changes that affect not only thems'elves but also those who come in contact with them.

As the Elfin Shapeshifter advances in their spiritual being they gain the power of bi-locality, being able to be in two place at the same time. That is their physcial body is in one place while their Body of Light manifests as another physcial body elsewhere.

Yet in very practical sense you can often find the Elfin Shapeshifters making their way in life by working as actors, make up artists, costumers, cosmetologists and related fields. For they not only have the ability to change their appearance but are adept at helping others transform thems'elves as well. In a sense, Pygmalion's Dr. Henry Higgins was a master shapeshifter.

There are even elves who have the power to change their gender. Some races find this fact rather disconcerting but to the elfin it is merely part of the diversity of possibility that life offers. And nearly all elfin are aware of having had both male and female incarnations as well as the fact that we are descended/created by androgynous "gods".

Magical Totem:
Cameleon
Magical Element:
Krypton
Magical Mineral:
Iron Pyrite
Magical Herb:
Slippery Elm
Magical Tool:
Cloak
Sacred Tree:
Ailanthus
Constellation:
Cameleon
Magical Archetype:
Mystique

The Challenge: the question is?

If you could look like anything you desired, what would you look like? And why? That is the essential question. Why? Even now we're changing and doint it so subtly that few even notice.

We feel what others feel, not empathy, although we certainly have that, nor sympathy, although our hearts go out to you; but, understanding by being, for however long, another. Vibrating at their exact frequency until we know who they are and as ever, why.

You probably have no idea how much we've transformed ours'elves to be pleasing and attractive to you. And this is not illusion but true transubstatiation. Yet there are some for whom nothing we do will ever be enough, they'll always be cold and uncaring and critical. We could be sad about this but instead we'll wait until they change or perhaps we do again. They think we're one thing but we are quite another.

The Magical Act: what to do.

Change you appearance. Disguise yours'elf so that no one will recognize you. Do this from the inside out. Become a new person.

Suggested Reading:
Black Like Me
by John Howard Griffin

Suggested Viewing:
The Saint
starring Val Kilmer
Fallen
starring Denzel Washington
The Usual Suspects
starring Kevin Spacey

There are six paths that lead from here.

You have developed the ability to transform your appearance at will. Do you first....

jupiter ...appear to others in the form of the Divine?
The path to Jupiter which is the path of the Priest-ess
sun ...reveal this power to the chosen?
The path to the Sun which is the path of the Revelationist
mercury ...use this ability to turn into your totem animal?
The path to Mercury which is the path of the Diviner
pluto ....transform before the eyes of others?
The path to Pluto which is the path of the Magus
moon ...use your power to try to help them revitalize their bodies?
The path to the Moon which is the path of the Healer
earth ...become more pleasing and attractive for your mate?
And the path back to the earth which is the path of Tantrist


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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