And the Quest Intensives
Land-based identity embodiment and soul tending training with Kelley Harrell, M. Div.
ANIMISM IS WHERE YOU STAND
SOUL TENDING IS HOW YOU ENGAGE.
IT IS RELATIONSHIP HERE, NOW, NOT TO ANOTHER TIME, PLACE, OR CULTURE.
YOU’RE ALREADY ON THE PATH. I CAN HELP YOU EMBODY IT
WHAT ARE THE QUEST AND THE SPIRITED PATH INTENSIVES?
To “quest’ means to conduct an arduous search for something. It’s an apt word to describe how we arrive at our spiritual path, cosmology, rituals, and awareness of how we apply our agency.
To meet the unique needs of animistic land-based identity and soul tending of community, Soul Intent Arts offers two approaches to soul work. These begin wih The Quest intensive, a twelve-week collection of courses designed to bring you more deeply into land-based identity with your ecosystem. In it we explore the Broken Path, personal relationship to place-space, concepts of soul work, Nature Spirits, ritual and cosmology, and what it means to be an animist in settler culture, now.
The coursework after that point dovetails into the advanced work of The Spirited Path intensive and is intended for those planning soul work with others. This training builds on your rootedness to place-space and give you skills to find your unique spiritual path in support of your unquiet dead, Ancestors, fellow human-persons, and peaceful coexistence with your land spirits, so that you can live your calling and leave the planet better than you found it.
This is walking The Spirited path, with Soul Intent Arts.
TENDING THE BROKEN PATH
As most of us in settler culture walk broken spiritual paths, we cannot claim animistic or shamanic traditions that went before us as our own. Neither can we claim the titles of those paths, or the land-based relationship of human-persons who have stewarded where we live, unbroken. We can, however, respond to our own calling and ethically create our own way, authentic to how and where we live and engage, without disparaging ancient paths, the people or practices of traditional shamanism, or indigenous cultures. We can ethically soul tend where we stand. Through The Spirited Path teachings and community, I help you remember direct relationship with Nature, find respectful land-based identity, and embody ourselves as relationship builders in soul tending.
That said, I don’t teach a brand of soul tending. I don’t teach a path of shamanism. I don’t even teach you my path. I teach you how to find yours, through your cosmology and rituals, to ground the skills you learn into everyday life with sustainable passion and wisdom, in community, and to hold awareness of how all cosmology is in relationship. This coursework implements a thorough experiential curriculum to form your own approach to animist presence and soul tending, should you choose. It facilitates your ability to apply your agency to be a fit, embodied elder, and to upon death become a wise, capable Ancestor. This is land-based identity and spirituality.
To bear your unique gift to the world.
To leave the planet better than you found it.
So that your descendants never elder alone.
We don't heal in isolationbut in community
Gift of the Dreamtime Reader's Companion
~S. Kelley Harrell