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Elven Song May 2011


It is the vulnerable heart, the heart that is willing to be hurt that is open to give and receive Love. Nature bids the outcome.

Your Magic springs from the admiration of this alignment, respect for the balance adorned with sweet blood that runs through you and the Earth herself.

Ride the waves in ecstatic wonder, let the wind and mist sweep across your skin. Each moment of your awareness brings the shimmering golden balance to all that is within and without.

It is You who are the gentle, divine arms that embrace, nurture and part the branches to let in the cascading sun.

Mythology, Mysticism and Magic: C.G. Jung The Artist, Mystic and Prophet


It seems the Elven World gives us much more than community. The Celtic mythology that is revivified in Elven World, allows us to begin a transformative experience; filling our lives with magic and beauty that lifts us closer to the divine.

Dr. Stephan A. Hoeller, Ph.D is an eminent scholar on the subject of C. G. Jung’s Red Book, the mysterious work that was published in 2009– 48 years after Jung’s death. Carl Jung is primarily known as the founder of psychoanalytic philosophy. Few know that Jungian psychology began with what Dr. Heoller calls a “psycho cosmology” that emerged directly from Jung’s work as an artist, visionary, philosopher and prophet.

Dr. Hoeller defines Jung as a prophet who told the truth of the Gods–that multi-dimensional transcendent power that animates our spiritual lives. The Red Book is an account of Jung’s transformational journey toward the divine using imagery and mythological messages from deep within his psyche. Rich with symbolic paintings and every word written in calligraphy by the Master himself, the Red Book is a profound artistic masterpiece.

A consummate student of the Red Book for many years, Dr Heoller is able to explain the meaning and messages within this work of art written by Carl Jung’s hand in Swiss German. The book is bright red. Fully opened it is and some 26 inches across and some 24 inches high. The Red Book is full of mystical, symbolic drawings that open a window to a universe within the soul of man.  Jung communicated his divine journey–which is the journey of any man–through his conversations with mythological creatures and supernatural beings. He predicted the coming of a new age through his words and paintings of visionary mandalas and creation of sacred icons.

Of this work Dr. Stephan A. Hoeller explained, “The magical is what feeds our soul. If you let it, life sinks to a level of blandness. Gray consciousness happens when all the magic is gone; all the imagination. A human being does not live by material things alone. Human beings can’t live without hope, spirit, poetry, beauty, and mythology. An absence of the magical makes life gray and bland. God is alive. Magic is alive.”

As Dr. Heoller tells us, the psycho cosmology expressed in Jung’s work tells of the divinity indwelling in the human being. When one has contact with that in dwelling entity, the joyful bliss for which we search, comes alive. Jung’s journey was a journey of transcendence to this divinity through the supernatural, magical, mystical and divine initiation; a change of consciousness toward a new beginning; toward the blissful ecstasy of living in the present.

We can feel very blessed that scholars such as Dr. Stephan Heoller Ph.D, can teach with  expressive truth, this interpretation of Jung as an artist, philosopher and mythologist that allows us to begin a transformative experience in our lives as magic and beauty lifts us.

Elven World is a new story in Celtic mythology. And our place in the Elven World is a transformative, magical journey to find the divine within and without, through mythological and artistic expression.

T.E. Pelton, author

Love Story of Laila and Manju from T.E. Pelton, Author of Elven World Mythologies


As a writer of modern Celtic or Druidic mythologies with the Elven World series, it may seem odd that I would be the one to tell you this story.
It is so beautiful, however, and considering if you are Celtic in heritage you might never have heard this Indian legend, I will begin.
The Legend and Love Story of Laila and Manju
Laila was a princess and so was bound in marriage since birth.
But as a child she found herself in a profound relationship with her young friend who we know today a Manju (which means crazy in love)
When he was hurt, her body showed the scars of it. When he felt pain, she cried, when she was in danger he stood between her and any harm because he felt her fears just as if they were his own.
Despite the torture and eventual banishment for his love, Manju remained true to her. And despite being married to another man, Laila kept herself for Manju only. Her husband sought revenge and planned to kill Manju so he would have Laila all to himself.
When at last Manju was faced with the violence of Laila’s husband, he faltered from weakness and hunger, Manju was stabbed in the heart. At the same moment, in the palace of her husband, Laila feel down dead
This legend tells us the love of twin souls or soul mates. That we are not two, but are one whole.

Nature: How 3 White Heron Grace The Elven


Blessings; May you feel the Elven song within, hear the voice who speak from your heart space. We are Tuatha de Danann, the children of Nature and the stars. –T.E. Pelton

A quick note to commemorate one of the most beautiful things I have seen lately, or even ever so far in my life:

On the morning of 1.11.11 I walked out by the river under the San Gabriel mountains where I saw 3 great white heron sitting at the top of the tree, taking in the expanse with their vivid curiosity and divine wisdom. They were so mesmerizing I stopped for a long while just to drink in their beauty. I felt the their golden light fill me with radiance, compassion; My heart opened. Ah, One is becoming a new person moment by moment.

Blessings to Welcome to the New Year


Many blessings this new year. But new year’s day, wherever and however it is marked, is only one day turning. Time does not end with a day but transforms by our perception to a new life and a new way of being.

Doors are opening to the Otherworld. New dimensions are emerging from their cocoon; rivers are rushing to a place where the relationships are far beyond ourselves.

If we listen we will hear the message, the word, the opportunities – because we are not ever alone. In this year more and more will be revealed to us. What it will be I cannot say. I do know it will be a supreme and in fact, divine adventure in the living of it.

In each other we can see and appreciate the connection to Source/All that is/ and the Gods and Goddesses in every expression and form because the energy is everywhere. It is we who are awakening to what has been there all the time.

The light energy of you is the light I see.

Here’s to a wonderful year!

Love,
T.E. Locke

Elven World Blessings in Service


We are here to give service
Finding our way to grace
The right to serve is the highest awareness
As friendship dispels lonliness into peace

Let me be the embodiment of Love
Let me speak words that inspire
Let me sing a song of hope
Let me dance with passionate fire

Let me see the light that illuminates
Let me twirl as I carry that love
Let me know in each moment of giving
My exaltation rises as the dove

No matter which God, religion
or lack of belief
Whether you sing too shrilly or too loud
Every gift of appreciation
makes life complete in its resound

Prayer For Ogma, Tuatha de Danann God of Eloquence and Humor


Blessings; May you feel the Elvensong within, dance to the rhythm of the sun and hear our voices who speak from your heartspace. We are Tuatha de Danann, the children of Earth and the heavens together. –T.E. Pelton

Ogma (pronounced OG-ma, sometimes spelled Ogme or Oghma) of the Tuatha de Danann, is known as the God of eloquence and language, scholars, education and writing. He is said to have invented the early Irish alphabet called Ogham.

Ogham served as the alphabet for ancient Celtic languages

Now, it is lesser known, although much more true in fact, that Ogma has a highly developed wit, commonly viewed as a ridiculous sense of humor and about which much has been kept secret–deep in the caverns of Tir na n’Og*. This is of course, because most humans tend to view their lives far too seriously. So when Ogma appears, they tend not to notice.

When composing “reasonable” literature, Ogme has an imposing stature with long blonde hair and deep resonant voice. But he prefers, and will be most often found transformed into a fool. He will harbor in certain trees and wild animals, although, of course, when humans do see him it is most often in the antics of their pets (tail chasing, and other slaphappy activities.)

Humans desire to keep Gods a sensible matter. So, if you are fortunate enough to be reading this, then you’ve been tipped off to the real secret of life: the Gods do appear in the most nonsensical places. Ogma has been known to cheer unrequited lovers and others in the form of cats who chase string, and the entertaining antics of dogs that fly upside down through your hallways and even wag their tails while sleeping. And yes, your favorite comics are absolutely blessed by Oghma.

We call upon you, Ogma, in whatever form you might well appear, to guide us to see the finer, and yet more preposterous side of life and ask that you will bless us on this day to laugh at ourselves, find the wacky, sappy and silly and bring it into our lives.

Laughter does not judge
Laughter waits for no man
No homage or expectation.
Coming from a place
Far beyond human’s limited dimension;
The bull who winks,
The tree who dances,
The dog knows well he is scratching his behind
For your more than an itch,
But for the chance
To transport us back to ourselves.
And to remember: life is a play
Played by us;
Where we learn love
Not as a sorrowful expression of inevitable sadness,
But to cherish the goofy dance we find ourselves making.
To remember we are the fools
Watching ourselves.

* Learn more about Tir na n’Og and the Elven Mythology in Elven World: Restoration of the Tuatha de Danann Kingdom by T.E Locke. There you will discover Ogme as a brother to Lugh and lover of fiery BeChuille, the abundant Sister of Illusion. Follow ElvenWorld on Twitter, TE Locke on Facebook and enjoy Celtic mythology for the new world and her children – like you.

Prayer to Scota, Mistress of Illusion


Blessings; May you feel the Elvensong within, dance to the rhythm of the sun and hear our voices who speak from your heartspace. We are Tuatha de Danann, the children of Earth and the heavens together. –T.E. Pelton

Scota is one of the primary characters in Elven World: Restoration of the Tuatha de Danann Kingdom where she is the lover of Angus, God of Music, and the sister of Lugh, the Shining One. She teaches magic to Aine, the

Modern Celtic scholars believe that Scota was the eponymous founder of Scotland. An Egyptian princess, daughter of a Pharaoh, Scota settled with her eight children and their families in what is now Scotland where she became known as Queen. Her grave is said to be in Tralee just South of County Kerry in Ireland.

In the Elven World mythologies, Scota is one of the Sisters of Illusion and she is a highly skilled master. Her distinguished and most celebrated power is the ability to turn anything from the negative to the positive. She knows that all we see before us in this Earthly dimension is illusion. She is able to mold, change and form energy bundles and streams into manifestations of light, perceived as reality.

I make my request of the Master to teach me; I call upon your name, knowing you will respond in kind regardless of barriers of time or space.

Scota I ask you to guide my soul in the way of seeing beyond time, beyond the physical into the world of light.

I ask you to teach me sight beyond the boundaries of space that was decided for me upon entry to this mortal world.

Teach me the way to harmony with all potential outcomes and wisdom to choose the manifestation that serves my soul’s expression.

Help me to live in my body as an articulation of this life’s purpose: to speak with a voice, kiss with lips, walk with radiance and dance with abandon.

Teach me to love with heart full open and be unafraid of death in any form, for it is only transformation.

Unfasten the doors that lead me to a world where I am music: of animals, plants, sky, sea and soil; Where I can lay in the streams and breathe the air through me with you as one elvensong.

Help us to love our planet and enhance her gifts.

Blessings. May you feel the Elven spirit within you, the magical infinite space of divinity and from which all that appears to be, takes form.

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