Reawakening with

the Runes

A five-week runes study with Kelley Harrell, M. Div.

If intuition is our inner north star, the runes are our reminder to look up.

Learn their guidance with ease.

They are the keys that teach us how to use intuition to manifest what we want in our lives, how to be fit leaders, then become wise Ancestors.
Through this five-week class, learn what the runes have to say and how to apply their ancient wisdom to everyday life. With the runes you will create a lifelong relationship that brings your life meaning and purpose.

Learn to use your intuition to change your life with the runes.

The first thing I learned about the runes was to throw away everything I’d learned about the runes. That sounds like a contradiction, especially when I’m inviting you to join me for a different kind of rune study.

My first interaction with the runes was through someone else’s interpretation of them, and that interpretation told me they couldn’t be approached any other way. Having come from an upbringing in which gospel was law, I didn’t know any better. I didn’t know I could question that author’s authority. All I knew was that I touched the runes and magick tingled through my fingers, though I read the book that came with them and it all fell flat.

It took me a long time to learn that’s because if I’m not in direct relationship with something, it has no resonance for me. If I can’t feel it, I can’t live it. And if I can’t live it, I’m not responding to my calling. You don’t have to take a long time to find that relationship. You don’t have to stumble through it for years the way I did, and I can help you create that relationship more quickly, effectively, and with personal authority.


Direct relationship is a term from my animistic experience, and it means you spiritually engage with no intermediary. There is no catalyst between you and the spirit. Likewise, there doesn’t need to be a catalyst between you and the runes. You can be in direct relationship with them, in a way that brings your life meaning and purpose.

But of course having direct relationship with something doesn’t mean forsaking resources that could help develop that relationship.The Elder runes are thousands of years old. It would be silly to throw out that foundation. We can honor it, and still stay open to our own experience. We can consult the ancient wisdom our ancestors gained, come into that personal relationship, and form how the runes remain viable for the future.

In this course, you will gain some of that ancient foundation and learn how to create direct relationship with the Elder Futhark, to read the runes in your unique way, so that you clearly receive their wise guidance. Get ready for fresh insights on the Elder Futhark, specific tips, tricks, and exercises for reading the runes, and lots of inspiration for how to connect more deeply with them along the way.

As human beings, it is our birthright to feel led, as well as connected to guidance that leads well. The runes are ready to greet you and bring that wisdom to you. 

If intuition is our inner north star, the runes are our reminder to look up. That’s why this course is called “Reawakening” with the Runes. The underlying awareness of being connected with All Things is already in you. Learning how to engage that awareness, orient to it in direct relationship through an ancient oracle–that’s what’s available between you and the runes. That’s what this course teaches.

Course Objective

Create direct personal relationship to the runes through understanding their cultural context, learning their meanings, acquiring a rune set, and using them as a practical oracle for daily life.


Lesson 1 - What are the Runes?

  • The history of the runes
  • How the runes situate in Old Norse mythology
  • The significance of initiation and ordeal in rune studies

Lesson 2 - Knowing Your Resources

  • The need for support in your rune study
  • What roles should be represented in that support
  • The rune meanings and pronunciations

Lesson 3 - Acquiring the Runes

  • How to make a rune set
  • How to purchase an ethically crafted rune set
  • Care and feeding of your rune set

Lesson 4 - Forming Intentions

  • Components of an intention
  • Proper energy hygiene for divination
  • To phrase intentions for meaningful results

Lesson 5 - Reading the Runes

  • The difference between casts, spreads, and draws
  • The meaning of rune positions
  • Components of an effective rune reading

Kelley Harrell, M. Div.


I’m an author, death doula, lifelong deathwalker, and animist. Through Soul Intent Arts, I’ve worked with a local and international client base since 2000. My work is Nature-based, and focuses soul tending through actionable animism, ancestral healing, and deathwork.

To learn more about my work, read The Weekly Rune, and listen to my podcast, What in the Wyrd.

Reawakening with the Runes - Soul Intent Arts

Course Bonus

Because I so passionately believe in the relevance of the runes for modern seekers, I’m including a bonus lesson at the conclusion of Reawakening with the Runes. This bonus gem teaches you how to fully invoke the spirit of the runes, and to form direct relationship with this timeless life force.

Connecting to the runes as an ally brings lifelong support, wisdom, and guidance. It also affirms you as a devout bearer of that ancient spirit to a modern time.


Self-paced, Community-based

Self-paced study doesn’t have to mean going it alone. Reawakening with the Runes begins on your own time, as you choose. Though it’s a self-directed study doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. The runes are a living tradition. They are spoken, social, and engaging, thus are intended to be shared in communal sacred space. I have created that space for you in a private online community, which you are free to join as you progress through the course.

In the group you will receive the support of others as they progress through the course, the wisdom of those who have completed it, the opportunity to ask questions in live sessions with me, and a safe place to practice rune readings and engage in conversation.

Full instructions on how to join this community are included in the course lessons.

How It Works

This class is hosted on Google Classrooms. Upon purchase of the course, you will download the Getting Started booklet, which includes instructions on how to access the class.

We don't heal in isolation

but in community

Gift of the Dreamtime Reader's Companion

~S. Kelley Harrell

Other Courses

Explore other self-paced studies, such as Introduction to Soul Tending, Working with Nature Spirits, and more.

Intensive Studies

Explore longterm studies, such as soul tending training with The Spirited Path, and deep relationship with the runes in Reclaiming the Runes.

Register for Reawakening with the Runes now, or contact Kelley with questions.