Perhaps they are the programmers, and some say they might even be us in another dimension. Machine elves may sort of be like guardian angels, or spirit guides, just with a different purpose
When I met the machine elves, they were working very hard to hold every piece of matter together. The more my vision zoomed in on objects and people around the room, the more I saw of them. They seemed happy to be doing their job, but also clueless as to there being any other possible role for them in the world. I'm not sure that there is one.
Have you seen them before or heard Terence McKenna talk about them? I've seen all types on entities on it, but never any i would have considered elves. side note: i thought there were gnomes hiding from me behind furniture the first time i ate shrooms (a large dose).
Another idea is that the machine elves are the architects and technicians of the universe working round the clock to bring you reality. They are ancient, timeless. They always have been and always will be. They are our higher selves. The elves are ourselves. Just in another higher dimension.
What if they are the energy that runs the universe? When I blast off I'm transported to a "room?" which to me seems like an energy hub. They move in and out of everything, they are everything. And so am I. They showed me amazing things I can't easily describe, and they said so much (telepathically). But I came to understand (maybe) why Terrence called them machine elves. They are machines. They are the mechanism that runs "the hub".
Acidmathers accounts on what the machine elves may be:
I'm not sure about elves but the entities i saw were constructing and deconstructing at lighting speed like building a lego land dismantling and rebuilding a completely different visual space around me
Upon entry the machine Elves are usually with me in a room working on the spiritual template of my physical organism. The primary goal is always the gradual rolling back of amnesia to reveal full spectrum consciousness without the dis-integrating result of Reichs schizophrenic split.They teach the methods of communication and movement and the definition of freedom as time, space and form.
Always benevolent although sometimes brutal with the Truth.
Navigating as a singularity inside the allness takes some practice and the purpose built SuperLuminal beings are the best teachers I've encountered so far.
Call them what you will they are present in pure heart potential initiates experiences until the training wheels are off so to speak.
I don't now but I've worried that they are running a "matrix" type show. They are busy keeping up this reality as a front to theirs and when they see us, they understand we've broken through. That's why they sometimes panic and some don't care, They have personalities just like we think we do. Also some try to lead us around to stun us into fading back to our reality.
I have all sorts of theories on psychedelic entities. ultimately im not sure if i believe we are contacting interdimensional beings or anything, and its more likely that these are projections of the self which may be distorted in particular ways by how a specific compound filters our processes and data gathering in regard to anything from geometrical focus to facial recognition to perhaps archetypes within the subconscious and subjective imagination, memories, and dreams.