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 actionable animism and the Elder Futhark runes, 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 deathwalker and animist, and the founder of Soul Intent Arts on traditional Sissipahaw land in North Carolina. I’m an ordained interfaith minister, and for almost 25 years I have taught others to ethically build thriving spiritual paths. My ancestral path focuses on Northern European and Irish soul tending. 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.

Elder Well

So that your descendants grow from your wisdom.

Die Well

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

Ancestor Well

So that your descendants never elder alone.

We don't heal in isolation,

but in community

~S. Kelley Harrell