I'm Kelley Harrell

and I KNOW we can do better

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 everyday animism and the Elder Futhark runes, I teach others to engage their well Ancestors and unique spiritual paths, in support of their unquiet dead, fellow humans, and spirits of place.

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.

Certified UVM Death Doula
National End-of-Life Doula Alliance

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.

We don't heal in isolation,

but in community

~S. Kelley Harrell