Soul Intent Arts brings ancient healing into modern lives. A native to North Carolina, since 2000 Kelley has served her local community and an international client base. 


Through soul healing, mentoring, rune work, community-building, spiritual counsel, and communion with Nature Allies, Kelley fosters personal growth and meaning.


Her commitment to wellness includes facilitating emotional, mental, physical and spiritual balance. Kelley helps you find purpose and manifest yourself as you truly want to be.

Kelley Harrell, M. Div.

Kelley Harrell is a bestselling author, rune reader, and modern shaman in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. A lifelong intuitive, she has worked with a local and international client base since 2000. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies, and is an ordained interfaith minister. Her work is Nature-based, and she honors the paths of animism, Seiðr, and Druidry. She works closely with the Elder Futhark Runes and divine Nature Spirits of eastern North Carolina. Her shamanic practice is Soul Intent Arts, and she is vigorously involved with the worlds in and around her.

In 2013, Kelley had the honor of being named a Wisdom Keeper by Shaman Portal. The Oprah Show featured her to honor the life of survivor and author, Truddi Chase. She’s written several books, and has maintained her blog, Intentional Insights, since 2004. She writes The Weekly Rune, and Life Betwixt, and has been published in many anthologies and journals. Kelley also has represented modern shamanism on discussion panels, given presentations for Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship, and is a reader at Dancing Moon, in Raleigh.

A major focus of her work is helping those in spiritual emergence incorporate animistic life through private sessions and mentorship. She teaches classes, the Reclaiming the Runes Intensive, and mentors The Spirited Path, a Two-Year Intensive in Modern Shamanism, fostering others to create unique paths of shamanism, and ground the personal teaching and meaning of everyday life with sustainable passion and wisdom.

Soul Intent Arts--Ancient Healing, Modern Shamanism, with S. Kelley Harrell, in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina

"Learning shamanism isn’t just about acquiring techniques in how to do it, but also how to incorporate and deal with the changes it brings to everyday life."

S. Kelley Harrell, ``Teen Spirit Guide to Modern Shamanism``




In-Person and Skype Sessions are available.

Learn more about private sessions, including Soul Retrieval, Chakra Balancing, Soul Reading, Space Clearing, and Deathwalking.

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Learn more about classes offered by Soul Intent Arts, including shamanic journeying, crafting rituals and ceremonies, creating cosmology, Usui Reiki--all levels, deathwalking, and identifying the healing story.

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Mentoring and Intensives

Mentoring and Intensives

Soul Intent Arts offers comprehensive and empowering Intensive and mentorship programs.

Self-paced Shamanic Mentoring is available for those interested in walking in the role of modern shaman, as well as Spiritual Mentoring, custom fitted to your healing needs, intuitive interests, and spiritual goals.

Also, an experiential Runes Intensive is offered as a year-long self-paced study. Contact Kelley to begin.


Two-Year Modern Shamanism Intensive — Begins when you’re ready.

Reclaiming the Runes — Preview Class, and One-Year Intensive, self-study, as you feel led.

Self-paced StudiesModern Shamanism, Totemism, Rituals, Ceremony, & Cosmology,  and Middle World Journeying, as you feel led.

Schedule a session or register for a class, online. Contact Kelley to get info on an Intensive, or discuss Mentorship.

Creating Intentional Insights

Betwixt – Elders

something that we discuss often in tribe of the modern mistake is the lack of elders. Not that we don’t have people older than ourselves or leaders who are here in our lives in some capacity but why is a thority to guide us through a spiritual heritage so that we can create and Blaze a personal spiritual path.

in Western culture we don’t celebrate aging into a large degree we don’t even reveere the maturation process

we emphasize not looking our age we get plastic surgery we’re obsessed with make up things that help us to believe that we don’t look and feel a
our age. However when we go to such great lengths not to feel and look at our age the result is we don’t act our age we don’t mature into full

had experience recently that I didn’t much like none the less I understood exactly what it meant. And that was I felt myself experience in the process of becoming an elder through the process of drama, I went to a plastic surgeon in Miami a couple of times when I was younger and I’m ok with that because that was a part of my life that I had to experience. Which left me feeling that a modern way that we come to be elders is by drama
when we don’t have a tribal totems to draw on a lineage of spiritual legacy and wisdom to kraft into our immediate personal lives we have to get that wisdom from somewhere. We get it from trauma
so the question becomes are we using traumatic experiences way to grow what happens when we are not getting our wisdom from those experiences how do we become elders if we don’t have the lineage to support us and we can’t draw insight from our own pain