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Embodied Soul Tending Through Nature

Allowing Autumn

Allowing Autumn

When we cheerlead the ecosystem as it does its thing, we’re more intentionally part of it, IT can be bigger. It can be more enlivened with all who participate. In this way, human-persons play a role in seasonal change.

Nineteen Years

Nineteen Years

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cv0J0Lhg1Ex/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==Nineteen Years Much the way new parents refer to their babies' (I have twins; always plural 😉 age as "twelve weeks" or "twenty-four months" as a way to deeply honor the...

Compassionate Depossession

Compassionate Depossession

Compassionate Depossession An aspect of deathwalking is depossession, which isn't just the removal of a life force from a place that it is no longer functional (or was never functional), but seeing that it is returned to the place that it can be tended and...

You Are Where

You Are Where

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cu9EQktr8wj/?igshid=MmU2YjMzNjRlOQ==You Are Where Not a question. A statement. A fact of being. I've always loved the Rumi quote, "Wherever you are, be the soul of that place," though I think I hear it differently than others. Where they...

35 Years an Ancestor

35 Years an Ancestor

35 years The summer that I was 17 my great aunt, whom I was very close to, died. In an anthology chapter I wrote years ago, I described her as, "the cook, the hostess, the comforter, and the keeper of all the mysterious secrets for how to do just about everything." It...

The Body Awake

The Body Awake

Miraculously Recover or Die Last week was the 22nd anniversary of my awareness of the politics of form, and that anniversary hasn’t been without ripples. It was the anniversary of my initiation into chronic pain, autoimmune disarray, and what would become a 15-year...

Pluriversal Sowilo

Pluriversal Sowilo

Pluriversal SowiloRepeating History and The Broken Path In writing The Weekly Rune last week, a nuance came up in it that I wanted to explore further, though was outside the scope of the actual runecast. I will elaborate here. Please come along with me and share your...

Dying Well in Community

Dying Well in Community

Dame Cicely Saunders, midwife of the hospice movement said, “You matter because you are you. You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.” Similar can be said about...

Deathwalking Fear

Deathwalking Fear

I’ve had a new deathwalking class in the works since last fall. and one thing after another has stalled it. Curious that the thing stalling it now is death. As such, it’s an opportune time to talk about some of the aspects of deathwalking that should be animism 101,...

My Response to DIY Shamanism

My Response to DIY Shamanism

A dynamic I see often brought up in shamanism forums is the projection that shamanism is and should be DIY, or it's not authentic. (Ranting ahead.) Somewhere along the way modern shamanism internalized the idea that the shamanic path is done alone. Whether it's that...

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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We don't heal in isolation

but in community

Gift of the Dreamtime Reader's Companion

~S. Kelley Harrell