My weekly gratitude post, in the Celebrate the Small Things [ongoing] Blog Hop.
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. She honors the paths of animism, Seiðr, and Druidry, and 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 is a bestselling author, 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 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.
Life BetwixtBooks by Kelley
Teen Spirit Guide to Modern ShamanismBooks by Kelley
Gift of the Dreamtime Reader’s CompanionBooks by Kelley
Real WyrdBooks by Kelley
Gift of the DreamtimeBooks by Kelley
Engaging the Spirit WorldBooks by Kelley
The Spirit of a WomanBooks by Kelley
Nature’s GiftsBooks by Kelley
The Journey of HealingBooks by Kelley
Sessions and Classes
- Life Betwixt - Essays on Allies in the Everyday and Shamanism Among
- Teen Spirit Guide to Modern Shamanism
- Real Wyrd - A Modern Shaman's Roots in the Middle World
- Gift of the Dreamtime Reader's Companion
- Gift of the Dreamtime - Awakening to the Divinity of Trauma
One of the things I've found in doing soul work with others is value in extended work. Few people benefit from a single session, and most find that after a session they want sustained interaction and opportunity to go into more depth. Through Patreon I've created a way to accomplish that. You can choose the level of sessions, ongoing mentoring or support, healing and reading sessions, as well as access to The Weekly Rune and other runic musings. The services I offer through Patreon are the same as those on my site. The difference is the cost spread over time, with a set interval of sessions. You know when your sessions will be ahead of time, and you don't have to wait to get on my schedule. If you'd like to explore this approach to sustained support, visit Patreon.
Two-Year Modern Shamanism Intensive — Begins each January, or via self-study Mentorship, when you’re ready.
Reclaiming the Runes — Preview Class, and One-Year Intensive.
Self-paced Studies — Modern Shamanism, Totemism, Rituals, Ceremony, & Cosmology, Middle World Journeying, as you feel led
Contact Kelley to schedule a private sessions, register for a class, get info on an Intensive, or discuss Mentorship.
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Presenting The Weekly Rune, Life Betwixt, and Reader Q&A since 2004
Your 2016 rune cast was worth ev-er-y penny. You specifically told me something to look for and that I'd know it. Because I knew what to watch for, I recognized a situation that could have [really] cost me. Now I have what I need to defend myself.
I have received a myriad of services through Soul Intent Arts over the course of almost ten years. Services have been provided in-person and through remote correspondence. These services and courses have helped me gain a better understanding of myself, ways to strengthen my well being and improve my relationship with the world. I appreciate the group settings of Mystery School and workshops, where immediate feedback is expressed, but I also feel that distance learning allows me to work and advance at my own pace. Kelley's attentiveness and responsiveness to my needs in both settings has been phenomenal, and one of the main reasons I will continue to work with Soul Intent Arts in the future.
Emily Lucas, North Carolina
I tend to have a difficult time with connecting with other people but Kelley has always made me feel comfortable and I trust her and her insight plus knowledge.
LB, North Carolina
I know of no one who is more connected with other realms. Kelley Harrell has an extraordinary talent.
Peggy Payne, North Carolina
Having a soul reading performed by Kelley helped deepen and broaden my perspective of what I had been facing and attempting to deal with on my own. The insights that Kelley relayed back to me brought about immediate peace on issues that I struggled to find peace throughout the years. I now have a sense of direction and guidance that I was craving. And as I evolve, it's been important for me to embrace that Light does know what to do with things, even when I don't. I remain ever grateful and appreciative of Kelley's shamanic work.
It is rare for me to find a metaphysical, spiritual, or esoteric practitioner/teacher for whom I have such admiration and trust. Kelley is exceptional; she is on every level, the real deal. She is one of the best teachers I have ever met -- thoughtful, wise, funny, yet very grounded. Her engaging style, her vast knowledge, and her absolute integrity are a breath of fresh air in a niche that needs it. Her ability to communicate, guide and enable her students to access experiences which are, by nature, so very difficult to articulate is truly remarkable. Her understanding of healing and alternative traditions is impeccable. She is my number one trusted resource when I have clients whose soul distress is beyond my abilities. Without hesitation, I have referred them to her, knowing they are in the most capable hands (and spirit) possible. In turn, everyone that I have heard back from after referring them has been utterly aglow with gratitude and joy. Every single person. Kelley Harrell is a living treasure; the best of the very best.
Beth Owl's Daughter, NC
Kelley is a person with whom I feel my spirituality and my emotional welfare are always safe. She has guided me through a number of spiritual crises through journeying, readings, and most recently soul retrieval. She is always extremely clear in how the process works, articulate and understandable in write-ups, and I’ve always found what I needed in her services, often finding additional insight I hadn’t even anticipated. I find that when I come to her, she understands my need even when I find difficulty articulating it, she is quick to identify the best course of action, and leads me through the process in a way that always assures me I am understood and supported and can approach her with follow up questions at any time. I live in a geographic area that is largely devoid of non-mainstream spiritual support, so her presence within my spiritual life is truly invaluable.
After a long illness, my mother-in-law and father-in-law died on September 12, 2010 and December 1, 2010. They lingered, making my husband very, very sad. He wasn't letting go, nor were we. Kelley swept our home remotely. She got in touch with each of them - and got to the root of the problem without any prompting from me. All was noticeably calm, peaceful, lighter and brighter within a couple hours of her excellent work. She truly is a deathwalker and so much more.
Kelley has an incredible gift for communicating with the spirit world. I received a Soul Reading twice from her, and was amazed at her ability. I was able to understand myself and create awareness for my path forward because of her insight.
Tracy Liberty, Maine
Kelley's reading was more powerfilled than I could have imagined. She identified an aspect of my soul that I had not been aware of. Several years later I reached up and drew down that aspect, and the energetic experience and shift was transformative.
Greg McHugh, Colorado
Having read her book "The Gift of the Dreamtime" I witnessed what shamanic techniques can do in the right hands. I was aware that Kelley offered classes in-person, but this was not feasable for me. So I approached Kelley to ask if she would consider taking me on as a long-distance student. She provided feedback and support, guiding me on my way to finding my own understanding of shamanism. With Kelley's wings at my back, I feel confident in moving forward in my studies, in my aspiration to be a shamanist.
Emma-Jayne Saanen, Scotland, UK
This was the first time I had approached anyone about chakra balancing and I was very impressed with my reading. Not only did Kelley pick up on the fact that I had a thyroid issue, but she removed a 'blob' of energy that had been hanging around me and blocking me. On her written report, she told me that it was likely – after she had removed it – that a partner would come into my life. As I'd been single for a number of years by then, I didn't of course believe her. But it happened! A few weeks later, I met someone who I'm still with almost two years on – and very happy at that. I thoroughly recommend her. Not just for her ability, but for her compassion and integrity.
Pip F, Netherlands
I appreciate Kelley's sensitivity to her clients and their needs. She offers wise counsel and insights.
MPJ, North Carolina
The Soul Reading was very helpful. I felt positive after the experience and am excited to pursue some reading options and ideas provided to me.
EH, North Carolina
The class I attended was very helpful. Kelley was a fabulous mediator.
Wendy, North Carolina