What if you could protect your unquiet dead by being in a better relationship with Death?

In The Dangerous Old Woman, Clarissa Pinkola-Estes expresses ‘danger’ in its antequated meaning ‘to protect,’ as in, “You stand in my danger.” In my aura, you are protected.

 It is humanity’s job to stand in the danger of our unquiet dead, though to do so with integrity we must stand in the danger of death. We must be willing to see its healing and supportive aspects a much as its shadows and grief.

In October and November I will host two sessions of In the Danger of Death. In the first session we will discuss basic deathwalking, which is part of animistic awareness, why the dead don’t move on, how we can help them do so, and take time for Q&A about deathwalking.

In the second session we will hold space for our dead to move on in a ritual to facilitate their release.

These sessions will be $35 to attend, or open to Patreon tier Wyrdweaver and above. Seats  are limited to keep the sessions intimate.

Explore my FAQ if you want a better context for deathwork, and contact me with questions.

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Gain animistic insight into the runes, learn to elder well with ancient wisdom, and cultivate a strong spiritual path

by joining the Runes for Change community.

S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div.

I’m an animist, author, deathwalker and death doula held by Tuscarora, Woccon, and Sissipihaw land. For the last 25+ years, through Soul Intent Arts I’ve helped others to ethically build thriving spiritual paths as fit, embodied elders, who upon death become wise, capable Ancestors. My work is Nature-based, and focuses soul tending through the Elder Futhark runes, animism, ancestral healing, and deathwork. I’m author of several books on soul work and runes, and when moved 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.

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Elder Well

To bear your unique gift to the world.

Die Well

To leave the planet better than you found it.

Ancestor Well

So that your descendants never elder alone.