Soul Intent Arts

embodied soul tending through Nature

Get updates on my upcoming book, Eldering Well – Tending the Broken Path


Animism is where you stand.

Soul tending is how you stand.

It is relationship now, not in another place, culture, or time.
You’re already on the path. Embody yourself.
Learn to be in direct relationship with your unique path
to create lasting life change.


Elder well, die well, ancestor well…

We all share the calling to be fit, embodied elders, who upon the good death become wise, capable Ancestors. To fulfill that calling, we must respond at a soul level. Through everyday animism and soul tending, I teach you to live your calling in support of your unquiet dead, well Ancestors, fellow humans, and spirits of place, so that you can leave the planet better than you found it.

Elder Well

So that you bear your unique gift to the world.

Die Well

So that you leave the planet better than you found it.

Ancestor Well

So that your descendants never elder alone.

Kelley Harrell, M. Div.

I’m an animist, author, deathwalker, and death doula. For the last 25 years, through Soul Intent Arts I’ve helped others ethically build thriving spiritual paths. My work is Nature-based, and centers soul tending through the Elder Futhark runes, animism, ancestral tending, and deathwork. My books are Runic Book of DaysTeen Spirit Guide to Modern Shamanism Real Wyrd, Life Betwixt, and Gift of the Dreamtime, and I host the podcast, What in the Wyrd. I also write The Weekly Rune as a celebration of the Elder Futhark in season. Full bio.

2019 Nautilus Book Award Winner - Runic Book of Days
2019 National Indie Excellence Book Award Winner - Runic Book of Days


Contact Kelley for information on mentorship, private sessions, and self-paced studies.