would like to dedicate this book to our elven kin who have asked us
over the past four decades many thought provoking questions about
the elven path and who have explored the realms of Elfin with us,
and with special gratitude to our dear sister Ileådryn
you John Towers for your review (2018) on Goodreads:
"I've been studying Elven Spirituality for a couple of years
as I love Tolkien and I found this book to be very helpful in filling
in a lot of questions in my mind. It is a book I plan to reread over
and over as I contemplate my own elven nature. Highly recommend it
to anyone who wants to know more about elves, or is on the path already
and like me has a lot of questions about being elven. It is very personally
written but informative and in the usual beautiful style that I have
found other Silver Elves books to be written."
First Questions About Elves
What does it mean to be an elf and
follow the Elven Path?
Is the Elven Way a religion?
What does it mean to awaken to our true Elven Nature?
What is the difference between Elfin and Faerie?
How do The Silver Elves relate to Tolkien?
How do I know what sort of elf I am?
How do I become a Silver Elf?
Could there be an elven cult?
Is there anything that all elves have in common?
If you are elves, why don't you have pointed ears?
How do you know if a person is an elf or faerie
or pixie or whatever?
What are fae?
Are elves Indigos?
Do people who believe they are elves suffer from
Are people who think they are elves and faeries crazy?
Is there one term for elves, faeries and otherkin?
Elfin, Faerie or Elfland?
Whats the difference between elves and faeries?
Who are the half elves?
Are there really diminutive Fae Folk?
Are elves related to angels?
What is Elven Magic?
What is rainbow magic that the Silver Elves
often speak about?
Do elves do ceremonial magick?
Do elves do ritual magic?
What is the difference between Magical Thinking
Do elves curse people?
What do the Silver Elves think of Using
Reiki in their Magic?
What is the Orb of Healing?
Are all elves mystics?
How do you give Elven Blessings?
More About Who the Elves Are
How can an elf be born from a man, pixie, etc.?
Are there any real and absolute physical characteristics
of being Elven?
Is being an elf a matter of blood of genetic heritage?
Are we born to be elves?
Are all elves tall?
Are all elves thin?
Are elves healthier than other people?
Do elves age less quickly than normal humans?
Do elves sweat?
Are all elves white?
Are elves always androgynous?
Do elves have enhanced senses?
Are elves hypersexual?
Do elves have facial hair? Are elves ever bald?
Is there a point at which one is too old to be an elf?
Are elves politically liberal?
Are Elves Nature Spirits?
How important is the Awakening compared
to Perseverance of the Elven Way?
What are the different modes of Awakening?
Once an awakened elf are you always
an awakened elf?
What is a Reawakening?
How The Silver Elves Are Alike and Different
From Other Spiritual Practices
Whats the difference between elves and Pagans? Do
The Silver Elves follow an Elven Faith?
Whats the difference between elves and witches?
Is Christianity incompatible with being elves?
Can elves be atheists?
Do elves believe in past lives?
Do elves interact with teraphim?
Do elves interact with Genii Loci?
Are the Elves the same or different from the Djinn?
What do the elves think of the Illuminati?
Are elves related to Devas?
Is the sphere of Netzach specifically related to Elves?
Are Elves New Age or different?
The Past and Future of Elves
How far back in history do elves and the original
Elven Faith go?
Are elves from Pleiades?
Who came first, elves or faeries?
Is it the Elf Star or the Faerie Star? And who
first adopted the seven-pointed star as the Elf Star
and what does it mean?
Are the legends true that say elves kidnap people?
What will happen to us if humanity destroys itself?
Are elves the people of the future?
How Elves Relate to Other People
Why are elves born into the normal world?
What say the elves about living in the world
of the unawakened?
Do you tell all people you meet that you are elves?
Where do you find kindred fae?
How does an elf find friends?
How do you deal with individuals who pretend
they are more spiritually evolved or more magically
adept than they really are?
Do elves hate dwarves?
So if elves are born elven, are orcs born
to be orcs as well?
Is it necessary that we elves be forever in conflict
with orcs, goblins and grimlens?
What do elves feel about transgender individuals?
Who are the Elf Friends?
Are elves vegetarian?
Whats the elfin view on wearing fur?
What do the Silver Elves think of people
who wear fake wings to be like faeries?
What do the Silver Elves think of those
who wear fake elf ears?
Are there specific elfin holidays that
the Silver Elves celebrate?
How do elven communities govern themselves?
Do they have kings and queens?
What do elves think of body modification?
The Language of the Silver Elves:
Do The Silver Elves speak Arvyndase (SilverSpeech)?
How do The Silver Elves create the elf names
they gift to others?
Does knowing a persons true name really give
you power over hir (him/her)?
What do you do with your elf name?
Oracles of The Silver Elves
What oracles do the elves use? Part 1: Tarot
Beside the tarot what other sort of oracles
do elves use? Part 2: I Ching
What oracles do elves use? Part 3: Runes
What oracles do elves use? Part 4: Geomancy
What oracles do elves use? Part 5:
The Elven Star Oracle
What oracles do elves use? Part 6: Miscellaneous
What oracles do elves use? Part 7:
Magic the Gathering
What oracles do elves use? Part 8: Necromancy
Other Miscellaneous Questions About Being an Elf
Does iron burn elves?
Do elves have green thumbs?
Do elves prefer gardens or wild places?
Do Silver Elves only exist in Dungeons
and Dragons books?
What would you say to an elf in prison?
Do Elves really follow their Dreams?
It is true that Seelie Elves cannot lie?
Do the elves love poetry?
What is the difference between Elven and Elvish?
The Silver Elves Books
What book by The Silver Elves should I start with?
What book of yours is best if Im interested in
Part 1: Magic
Part 2: Elven Philosophy
Part 3: Elven Lifestyle
Part 4: Divination
Part 5: The Elf Queens Daughters
What about the accusation that the Silver Elves books
are a mish-mash of cultural appropriation?
Are all The Silver Elves books unique
and original writing?
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from the book:
there really diminutive Fae Folk?
As we've said elsewhere and as explained in Nicolas De Veres
book The Dragon Legacy, the original elves and fae folk were
conceived of as being more along the line of Tolkiens elves
rather than the diminutive faerie folk, the little people with wings,
that are so popular today. This is true, of course, because our
ancestors where real people who lived in the world and although
for the most part people tended to be shorter in those days they
were still full sized human or humanoid beings of their age and
According to De Vere, the diminution of the fae folk into cute little
flower fairies was a deliberate conspiracy to diminish the influence
of the fae upon the normal world, to erase our memory from the peoples
of the western world and to move those peoples away from the Fairy
Faith to being more devotedly Christian. These elves, for our part,
are not entirely certain that this is so. It is surely true that
the Christians persecuted witches and Pagans and even alternate
Christian faiths and coopted as much of the various Pagan beliefs
and holidays as possible. However, making us seem like very little
folk we think is less an effect of their designs than our own, and
we feel it was more of an intentional act of our own camouflage
to protect ourselves by seeming small and harmless rather than frightening
And surely, making the fae cute little fairies did not erase the
popular memory of us but increased it. People love the flower fairies
and other little fae. We know we do love them, and our children
did and do and loads of others do as well. For ages, we elfae have
had to hide our culture in fairy tales, fiction and elf lore to
preserve it and this, to us, was just another means of doing that.
So then, do those little fairies actually exist? Of course they
do. For our own part, we have always recognized the butterflies,
the dragonflies and the moths, the bees and lightning bugs as being
faerie folk. The wasps and hornets and mosquitos, we expect, are
Unseelie Folk. They have lives and consciousness of their own and
these elves dont feel a need to anthropomorphize everything,
giving them little human bodies as some folks seem determined to
do. We can communicate with them as they are and we recognize them
as fae peoples.
When we were very young we had a next-door neighbor who decided
to paint his house but when he got around to the side he found a
beehive in a corner junction. The bees were not all that happy that
he was there and started buzzing around him. But he told them that
if they would leave him alone to do his painting, hed leave
their hive alone as well. And they did and he did.
Still the notion that there are wee fairies that have human bodies
has metaphysical significance to it in two primary ways. First,
from an elven point of view we have all, including the Shining Ones,
evolved through the various stages of manifestation from minerals
to flora to fauna, etc. so will these faerie folk of moth, butterfly,
dragonfly manifestation, evolve into some sort of humanoid form
in the future. Just as we will eventually evolve into Shining Ones,
who for their part will evolve into even higher and more subtle
realms of being.
At the same time, while the idea of little fairy folk, miniature
humans with wings, didnt seem to exist until a century or
so ago, that doesnt mean that such beings dont now and
havent in the past existed on other dimensions. In fact, it
should be clear that they do. And in loving them so much and visualizing
them regularly, as many do, particularly children, that we are drawing
them into this realm and dimension and giving them energy that they
can use to manifest here, which is why there are those who have
had sightings and relationships with these beings.
As time goes on, if this popular fervor for these beings continues,
they will be able to cross over from their dimension ever more fully
and manifest here in complete material form, which is to say everyone
will be able to see them. Our love and interest is attracting them
here and enabling them to more fully manifest. Of course, it will
probably be aeons before they are completely substantial here for
continuing periods of time, instead just dropping in now and again.
But in the meantime, dear kindred, we have each other and Elfin
to create and manifest upon the Earth, which is why we are here
in the first place. Yes?
Faerie or Elfland?
Through the course of time we have come to refer to the realms that
we abide in as Elfin. We used to call it Elfland, like many writers,
and we sometimes referred to it as Faerie but we have come to see
these as terms that, at least in our minds, have a certain difference
to them and thus, when we use them, we use them to delineate slightly
different things. These are essentially our own definitions and
we dont expect that others will necessarily agree with them
but for those who are interested in what we are saying and what
we mean in using these terms, here is an explanation of our terminology.
To us, Elfland always refers to a specific place, like England,
France and Japan. But for the most part no such place seems to exist
upon the Earth at the moment, although there are surely those who
would like to create such a realm. There are those who would posit
the idea that Elfland exists, in the sense that Faerie does, as
a parallel realm that is connected to the Earth at certain places,
particularly the wild places of Nature and we can surely see that.
But as soon as you put forth that idea you begin to move away from
Elfland as a specific place on Earth toward the idea of Elfin, which
is a state of being, a people, a culture and a vibration that follows
those peoples wherever we may be.
Thus when we speak of Elfin we are referring to the vibrational
realm of our mutual elven existence. It follows us around, so to
speak, and is born of our being and our interaction. The more of
us there are who are living our lives as the elves we know ourselves
to be in harmony with each other, the more powerful this energy,
vibration, state of being is.
When we abide in any particular place for an extended time, Elfin
manifests Elfland. We make a connection to the land and the land
begins to reflect our energy and vibration as we adapt to the weather
and atmosphere of the land. If we lived in a particular place for
more than a hundred years, then we might begin to think of that
place as Elfland, but these elves, at least, are inclined to be
a very migratory people ever moving and traveling from here to there.
But then we are somewhat nomadic elves.
In a very real sense, the British Isles, which were once referred
to as Albion, are Elfland, or certainly were. Alb comes from the
root word for elf, elves, etc. Albion is the Land of the Elf Queen,
or Elf Goddess, or Elfin Peoples. But peoples change, as do places.
This is not to say that elves dont still live in Ablion, now
called England, but we can hardly consider England to be Elfland
anymore, although much of our ancient culture still abides there.
After all, England produced Tolkien.
Yet, many of us have moved on and we have taken our Elfin with us.
While we surely love the land, we are not attached to it in the
same way that the legends of Dracula have him having to drag his
native dirt around with him. We are more resilient than that and
make compact with every land we live in or travel through, bringing
introductory gifts for the genii loci, the regional spirits of the
Faerie, to our minds and as we have previously explained in this
chapter, is vaster than Elfin and much wilder as well. There are
all sorts of beings in Faerie. Surely many of the unseelie folk
abide there. There are goblins and grimlens and orcs and all manner
of folk who couldnt, until they find some semblance of enlightenment,
enter into Elfin. Faerie is wild nature untamed and, at times, quite
dangerous, whereas, Elfin is our Secret Magical Garden. We still
let some wildflowers grow and certainly an Elven garden doesnt
tend to be overly organized, but still, it is a safe place where
none will come to harm unless they bring that harm upon themselves
and none can enter in until they are mature enough as soulful spirits
to do so.
This is not to say that we elves dont ever venture into Faerie.
After all, we have come into this insane world on a mission to awaken
our peoples, so from time to time we delve into the dreamlike realms
of Faerie as well, where one may have quite pleasant dreams but
may also encounter nightmares. The truth is most faeries prefer
abiding in Elfin more than they do in Faerie proper, because they
are safer there. But then, some of them have their wild side as
well and there are times when they are determined to
take a walk on the wild side, and that is surely true of most of