Soul Tending

EMbodieD soul tending through nature
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. 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 Runic Book of Days, and 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.


elder well, die well, ancestor well


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