For the week of 24 March 2019
Active self-care and response
We can’t claim titles that don’t describe our lineage.
Yet the call persists to walk between worlds, regardless of ancestry, and without proper terminology. For us, animism and shamanism are broken paths, and the New Age has imparted the only way to return to ancient lineages of soul tending is through the exploitation of intact cultures.
No. It’s wrong to approach it that way, it’s harmful to indigenous and people of color, and it perpetuates ancestral wounds and systemic injustice.
We can create an ethical, authentic path without disrespecting those who came before. We can engage our own spiritual paths without harming thriving traditional paths. How?
By educating ourselves.
By becoming fit elders and healing our personal shit, our ancestral wounds and misdeeds.
By tending the spiritual where you stand.
I offer private sessions, mentorship, a modern soul tending intensive, The Spirited Path, as well as ongoing support to help you become a fit Ancestor. Through rooting into relationship with your Ancestors and Nature Allies, we create your personal experience of animism, and if called, initiate into your experience of soul tending.
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. Self-paced online studies are available through Spirited Paths Online Classroom.
Register for in-person classes.
Soul Intent Arts offers comprehensive and empowering Intensive and Mentorship programs.
Self-paced Shamanic and Spiritual Mentorships are available for those interested in walking in the role of modern shaman, as well as animistic personal Mentorship custom fitted to your healing needs, intuitive interests, and spiritual goals.
I’m Kelley Harrell, and I believe we can do better.
I believe we all share the calling to be fit, embodied elders, who upon death become wise, capable Ancestors. To fulfill that calling, we must respond at a soul level. Through deep animistic connection, I teach others to find their unique spiritual paths in support of their quiet dead, healed ancestors, fellow humans, and peaceful coexistence with the spirits of the land they live on.
I’m an author, lifelong intuitive, and deathwalker, living in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. Through Soul Intent Arts, I’ve worked with a local and international client base since 2000. I hold a Masters in Religious Studies, and am an ordained interfaith minister. My work is Nature-based, and focuses soul tending through animism, ancestral healing, and deathwork. I work closely with the Elder Futhark runes and divine Nature Spirits of eastern North Carolina. Assisted by loblollies, Bermuda grass, sidewalks, and my Ancestors, my work emphasizes social justice through sacred activism. I remain vigorously involved with the worlds in and around me.
My blog is a great resource on ecstatic trance, soul retrieval, every day animism, Soul Tending, and the runes.
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