AIYA and Greetings Eldalië (Elfkind) and Elendili (Elf Friends)! Here’s a brief timeline of our history.
2005 – Rev. Lisa Allen, Dave Woosley, and Adam Hayden perform the Elven ritual establishing “Tie eldalieva” (T-e), (establishing T-e’s “Inner Council”, and limiting the organization’s Elven scope to what may be gnostically experienced via the imaginal framework of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Legendarium“). (Later that year, Adam Hayden departs T-e).
2006 – Earendil Spindelilus, and Llefyn join T-e’s Inner Council.
2007 – Interviewed by the (now defunct) Eclectic Pagans Podcast. Dave forms Isalunte Valion, (IV) and departs T-e to explore the Tolkien-based gnosticism more freely.
2008 – Rev. Michaele Alyras de Cygne (Alyras) meets Lisa, and joins T-e. Llewellyn publishes the first traditionally-published information about our path in the 2009 Witch’s Spell-a-Day Almanac, which included 5 entries.
2009 – Dr. Markus Davidsen began his doctoral thesis and interviewed T-e and IV, and even attended the end of September ritual of Enderi, the Elven Middle-Days, on Skype.
2013 – Alyras joins T-e’s Inner Council
2014 – Dr. Davidsen publishes his doctoral thesis, which heavily features the inner workings of both T-e and IV.
2016 – Llefyn departs T-e. The Ritual of Enderi was self-published. T-e and IV establish an entirely cooperative, rather than quasi-competitive relationship.
2019 – Dave Woosley returns to T-e’s Inner Council. Kimberel Eventide joins T-e’s Inner Council; Earendil Spindelilus departs T-e. T-e receives mandate from Tolkien-based spiritual community to establish an Elven Church. Kimberel leads the crowdfunding campaign securing the funds required to apply for tax exempt status. T-e applies to the IRS for status as charitable trust, and religious organization qualifying as a “church”.
2020 – T-e is granted both 501(c)(3), and church status by the IRS. T-e establishes Yána eldaliéva, and its Elven Education Department, and begins to train teachers of the Elven Spiritual Path. Kimberel Eventide departs T-e to explore Elven spirituality beyond the scope of the Legendarium.
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