Soul Intent Arts brings ancient healing and modern soul tending, where you stand.

As modern mystics, we can’t claim paths that aren’t our lineage.

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.

Animism is where you stand.
It isn’t another place, culture, or time.
You’re already on the path.
You can be in direct relationship with it, now, and I can teach you how to ethically build your own thriving spiritual path, while honoring that of others.
Located in North Carolina, my work is Nature-based and animistic. I can teach you to find your unique spiritual path in support of your ancestral and spiritual truths in support of your quiet dead, connect to the spirits of the land you live on, and to emphasize social justice through sacred activism.

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.




In-Person and Live Online Sessions are available.

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

Schedule a session.



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.

Mentoring and Intensives

Mentoring and Intensives

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.

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



Listen to the What in the Wyrd podcast, in which Kelley explores runes and modern shamanism.

Kelley Harrell, M. Div.

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.

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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``

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