Kelley Harrell is creating Ancient Runelore as Modern Sacred Activism
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I feel it, too.

Big changes are coming into the planet, our systems, our communities, and our personal lives.

These changes affect how we earn a living, how we view and take care of each other, our relationship to Nature, how we connect to the Ancestors, and the means through which we find center, time and again. Whether the changes are due to timing, growing pains, or colossal human screw up, we're all in search of how to best navigate the present while creating a better, more sustainable way of being for ourselves and all of Life. This time calls for nothing less than sacred activism, which means living every opportunity to be a wise elder. That need is why I began writing The Weekly Rune.

What is The Weekly Rune?

The Weekly Rune is a runecast I created in June of 2012, to gain insight into current life dynamics and help us navigate them with the wisdom of the Ancestors. More than just a runecast,The Weekly Rune includes the keys to making better choices based on keen insight into the present, to help each of us be more active in creating a better reality for us all. In the Old Norse tradition, this process is wyrdweaving at it deepest potential. It is rising to the occasion of fit elder, to sustain cultural wellbeing as an empowered Ancestor.

The weekly 3-rune cast draws on seasonal guidance through the  half-month rune, an intuitive rune to focus the best way to express or work with the half-month rune, and a final rune indicating the system that most needs to speak to the current life dynamic. It may be the voice of Nature, of Earth, Creation, or of the runes, themselves. I note the source of the final rune in each cast.

The Patreon-only version of The Weekly Rune includes:
  • The current runecast, consisting of 3 runes, noted above
  • more detail explanation of how each rune relates to the seasonal focus and the dynamics each affects
  • Introspective prompts to facilitate your personal work with the runes and spiritual studies
  • Galdr of each rune for personal resonance, including sound files and instruction on how to use each galdr in personal work
  • Live video sessions
  • introspective prompts to nuance your self-work
  • Runic insights,book excerpts, release news, free classes
  • Optional services with me
  • Discounts on shamanic services

My hope in sharing The Weekly Rune is that it provides guidance on collective patterns, which helps you hone in on personal needs, desires, and 
When we harness tolls that allow us to do those things, we are more fit in personal health and energetic hygeine. We are more capable of showing up in our communities. When we can consistently and with love provide ourselves with those strengths, we are fit elders. 

In short with the guidance of the Ancestors through the runes, The Weekly Rune enables you to do you, to make us all better.

Learn how I set the  intention for the runecast and how I interpret it, on my IGTV channel --@kelleysoularts.

What is Sacred Activism?

Beyond wise knowing, sacred activism is soulful doing. It is a compassionate response to soul-inspired work rooted in boots-on-the-ground action.

I believe the ancient runes are a source of sacred activism for today, through direct personal revelation to benefit All Things.

The runes offer one way to engage in direct relationship with All Things. The Weekly Rune offers insights on how to do jut that.

Who am I? Why do I turn to an ancient oracle for insight into now?

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 deep animistic connection, 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 started working with the Runes when I was 19 (which was a long damn time ago). For me, the runes are a critical bridge between the shamanic healing narrative and ancient wisdom. In short, they tell the narrative of the most vital components of how to live as a soul in form, well. For that reason, they remain wholly viable to contemporary seekers, and I am committed through writing The Weekly Rune and my work with the runes to keep them relevant. I remain a lifelong student of the runes, because in the ancient Eddas and the Icelandic sagas I find the handwriting on the wall, and that writing is in written in runes. Their message is still relevant, today.

I’m an author, lifelong intuitive, and deathwalker, living in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. Through Soul Intent Arts, I’ve worked with a local and international client base since 2000. I hold a Masters in Religious Studies, and am an ordained interfaith minister. My work is Nature-based, and is focused through animism, Seiðr, Druidry, ancestral healing, and deathwork. I work closely with the Elder Futhark runes and divine Nature Spirits of eastern North Carolina. Assisted by landvaettir in the form of  loblollies, Bermuda grass, sidewalks, and my Ancestors, my work emphasizes social justice through sacred activism. I remain vigorously involved with the worlds in and around me.

I mentor a two-year Intensive focused on modern shamanism, The Spirited Path, and a one-year runes Intensive, Reclaiming the Runes. Contact me for info on both.

What else do I write?

Memoir, spiritual nonfiction, and new adult magical realism are my  literary areas of expertise. My books Gift of the Dreamtime,  Teen Spirit Guide to Modern Shamanism, and Runic Book of Days, are bestsellers---thank you!

My current projects include Decoding the Body Awake, a spiritual perspective on chronic health conditions, and my first novel, The Last Snow Moon.

A list of my publications can be found at KelleyHarrell.com. Signed copies of my books can be purchase at Etsy.

Apart from writing, I enjoy creating runic art and ritual items, my hands in the dirt, and working with others as a facilitator of spiritual wellbeing and mentor of soul studies.

What in the Wyrd? Podcast

It seemed like a natural progression of The Weekly Rune to produce a podcast discussing the runes in a less formal and more relatable discourse. I began recording What in the Wyrd in December of 2017, just before Jera at Yule, with no expectation of what it would become. It's so fun to do and generated such a great following that I look as forward to recording it every week, as I do writing The Weekly Rune. With What in the Wyrd, I can delve into deeper topics around the intersectionality of the runes, animism, and modern mysticism, beyond the base runecast.

What in the Wyrd is available on many podcast platforms, though I record it on the Anchor app. From the app you can call in and ask questions, share insights, or you can email them to me directly.

The Wisdom of the Runes Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing

I also produce  The Wisdom of the Runes Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing, which offers contemplative journaling prompts during the week, for how to best work with The Weekly Rune, and the half-month season. It is based on The Weekly Rune.

Why Patreon?

In the spirit of Gebo's gift for a gift, I wanted to create a mutually beneficial relationship between myself and other runesters (*waving*) who enjoy my runework. While the runework that I create and share is a labor of love, it isn't free for me to produce. I pay for web hosting, domains, production applications--all the tech that's required to sustain an online platform. I put a great deal of time and effort into sharing my runework.

I turned to Patreon for a wider opportunity to bring the runes forward in a modern context. The result has been combining the transformative work of the runes with shamanic services, ongoing. Through Patreon I have the ability to create The Weekly Rune in a paid and free version, in a framework of sustained community interaction, with the cost of shamanic services spread over time. Likewise, What in the Wyrd and The Wisdom of the Runes are rich free resources for deepening personal work with the runes. In the relationship that's formed between myself and my audience, we are bringing the runes forward in ausable, relatable modern context. Patreon allows you to control how support my work. Choose the level you're comfortable with to foster my work, and further the reach of the runes in a time that deeply needs their wisdom.
 
By working with me monthly through Patreon, we will form a more sustaining relationship to:
  • further Runelore in a modern context
  • explore how to deepen personal rune wisdom for collective benefit
  • furthering modern shamanism and animism in a relatable context
  • posting valuable free pagan and earth-honoring content to the blogosphere

Depending on the pledge amount, rewards include:
  • first and full access to The Weekly Rune (all pledges receive this reward)
  • sustained Rune and/or soul work with me
  • sustained mentoring
  • a Birth Rune Snapshot
  • Sabbat Runecasts
  • first news updates on books, upcoming projects, and events

The work you do to better you benefits every being. My approach to working with the runes can help you learn better, to do better. It's a gift of sacred activism that you give to the world, through supporting me to do the same.

Apart from the method of payment, services I provide through Patreon function the same as those offered through Soul Intent Arts. Should you want an individual service beyond Patreon, contact me.

Learn more about classes that I teach, at  Soul Intent Arts.

Thank you for showing up in the world, and for your support in allowing me to!
Tiers
Futharkist
$1 or more per month
Futharkists elder hard. This tier is for runesters without a cause. They don't need no stinking reward. They're already subscribed through Soul Intent Arts. They listen to What in the Wyrd every week, and just want to show up and further the runes in a modern context through gratitude.
Ur Volur
$5 or more per month
Vǫlur (Old Norse) or völvur (Icelandic) were primal seers, making informed choices for the tribe. This tier is for those set on sacred activism. The Weekly Rune is a point of personal guidance and growth for them, and they pay it forward.
Bifrost Wyrdfolk
$10 or more per month
Bifrost is the rainbow bridge connecting the human realm into higher realms. This tier is for travelers seeking resources. They value the runes, take them to heart, and thrive in relationship with them.
Wyrdweaver
$15 or more per month
Wyrdweaving is active participation in crafting All Things. This tier is for seekers who want to build their fate, and bless that of others. Message your natal information to receive your Birth Rune Snapshot -- a one-time reading based on your exact birth time and location, including several basic natal planets. 
Seiðrkin
$30 or more per month
Seiðr is Old Norse shamanism. This tier is for souls focused on personal soul work with accountability.  They show up, then show out on their communities.


Seiðrkin receive 20% off additional Soul Readings, Shamanic Healing, or Chakra Balancing through Soul Intent Arts. This discount doesn't include classes, Intensives, sessions done off-site, or Etsy products. 

Hliðskjálfr
$45 or more per month
 Hliðskjálf  is the high seat of Odin's watchtower. From this high vantage point, he released his ravens, Hugin and Munin, to circle the world and return to him with news. This tier is for souls focused on crafting their personal paths with the most soul-mined information possible, 


Hliðskjálfr receive 20% off additional Soul Readings, Shamanic Healing, or Chakra Balancing through Soul Intent Arts. This discount doesn't include classes, Intensives, sessions done off-site, or Etsy products. 

Berserkir
$60 or more per month
The berserkir were soul warriors, so deeply dedicated to their cause that they embodied wild to become it. This tier is for those who want more frequent soul work, who view spiritual health as required sacred activism. 


Berserkir receive 20% off additional Soul Readings, Shamanic Healing, or Chakra Balancing through Soul Intent Arts. This discount doesn't include classes, Intensives, sessions done off-site, or Etsy products.  

Goals
50% complete
Being able to count on a steady $500 a month would send me over the moon. With it I would be feel more comfortable focusing set time on my writing, and creating more opportunities for online community. Upon reaching this milestone, to all pledges I will give one distance Rune Reading.
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I feel it, too.

Big changes are coming into the planet, our systems, our communities, and our personal lives.

These changes affect how we earn a living, how we view and take care of each other, our relationship to Nature, how we connect to the Ancestors, and the means through which we find center, time and again. Whether the changes are due to timing, growing pains, or colossal human screw up, we're all in search of how to best navigate the present while creating a better, more sustainable way of being for ourselves and all of Life. This time calls for nothing less than sacred activism, which means living every opportunity to be a wise elder. That need is why I began writing The Weekly Rune.

What is The Weekly Rune?

The Weekly Rune is a runecast I created in June of 2012, to gain insight into current life dynamics and help us navigate them with the wisdom of the Ancestors. More than just a runecast,The Weekly Rune includes the keys to making better choices based on keen insight into the present, to help each of us be more active in creating a better reality for us all. In the Old Norse tradition, this process is wyrdweaving at it deepest potential. It is rising to the occasion of fit elder, to sustain cultural wellbeing as an empowered Ancestor.

The weekly 3-rune cast draws on seasonal guidance through the  half-month rune, an intuitive rune to focus the best way to express or work with the half-month rune, and a final rune indicating the system that most needs to speak to the current life dynamic. It may be the voice of Nature, of Earth, Creation, or of the runes, themselves. I note the source of the final rune in each cast.

The Patreon-only version of The Weekly Rune includes:
  • The current runecast, consisting of 3 runes, noted above
  • more detail explanation of how each rune relates to the seasonal focus and the dynamics each affects
  • Introspective prompts to facilitate your personal work with the runes and spiritual studies
  • Galdr of each rune for personal resonance, including sound files and instruction on how to use each galdr in personal work
  • Live video sessions
  • introspective prompts to nuance your self-work
  • Runic insights,book excerpts, release news, free classes
  • Optional services with me
  • Discounts on shamanic services

My hope in sharing The Weekly Rune is that it provides guidance on collective patterns, which helps you hone in on personal needs, desires, and 
When we harness tolls that allow us to do those things, we are more fit in personal health and energetic hygeine. We are more capable of showing up in our communities. When we can consistently and with love provide ourselves with those strengths, we are fit elders. 

In short with the guidance of the Ancestors through the runes, The Weekly Rune enables you to do you, to make us all better.

Learn how I set the  intention for the runecast and how I interpret it, on my IGTV channel --@kelleysoularts.

What is Sacred Activism?

Beyond wise knowing, sacred activism is soulful doing. It is a compassionate response to soul-inspired work rooted in boots-on-the-ground action.

I believe the ancient runes are a source of sacred activism for today, through direct personal revelation to benefit All Things.

The runes offer one way to engage in direct relationship with All Things. The Weekly Rune offers insights on how to do jut that.

Who am I? Why do I turn to an ancient oracle for insight into now?

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 deep animistic connection, 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 started working with the Runes when I was 19 (which was a long damn time ago). For me, the runes are a critical bridge between the shamanic healing narrative and ancient wisdom. In short, they tell the narrative of the most vital components of how to live as a soul in form, well. For that reason, they remain wholly viable to contemporary seekers, and I am committed through writing The Weekly Rune and my work with the runes to keep them relevant. I remain a lifelong student of the runes, because in the ancient Eddas and the Icelandic sagas I find the handwriting on the wall, and that writing is in written in runes. Their message is still relevant, today.

I’m an author, lifelong intuitive, and deathwalker, living in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. Through Soul Intent Arts, I’ve worked with a local and international client base since 2000. I hold a Masters in Religious Studies, and am an ordained interfaith minister. My work is Nature-based, and is focused through animism, Seiðr, Druidry, ancestral healing, and deathwork. I work closely with the Elder Futhark runes and divine Nature Spirits of eastern North Carolina. Assisted by landvaettir in the form of  loblollies, Bermuda grass, sidewalks, and my Ancestors, my work emphasizes social justice through sacred activism. I remain vigorously involved with the worlds in and around me.

I mentor a two-year Intensive focused on modern shamanism, The Spirited Path, and a one-year runes Intensive, Reclaiming the Runes. Contact me for info on both.

What else do I write?

Memoir, spiritual nonfiction, and new adult magical realism are my  literary areas of expertise. My books Gift of the Dreamtime,  Teen Spirit Guide to Modern Shamanism, and Runic Book of Days, are bestsellers---thank you!

My current projects include Decoding the Body Awake, a spiritual perspective on chronic health conditions, and my first novel, The Last Snow Moon.

A list of my publications can be found at KelleyHarrell.com. Signed copies of my books can be purchase at Etsy.

Apart from writing, I enjoy creating runic art and ritual items, my hands in the dirt, and working with others as a facilitator of spiritual wellbeing and mentor of soul studies.

What in the Wyrd? Podcast

It seemed like a natural progression of The Weekly Rune to produce a podcast discussing the runes in a less formal and more relatable discourse. I began recording What in the Wyrd in December of 2017, just before Jera at Yule, with no expectation of what it would become. It's so fun to do and generated such a great following that I look as forward to recording it every week, as I do writing The Weekly Rune. With What in the Wyrd, I can delve into deeper topics around the intersectionality of the runes, animism, and modern mysticism, beyond the base runecast.

What in the Wyrd is available on many podcast platforms, though I record it on the Anchor app. From the app you can call in and ask questions, share insights, or you can email them to me directly.

The Wisdom of the Runes Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing

I also produce  The Wisdom of the Runes Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing, which offers contemplative journaling prompts during the week, for how to best work with The Weekly Rune, and the half-month season. It is based on The Weekly Rune.

Why Patreon?

In the spirit of Gebo's gift for a gift, I wanted to create a mutually beneficial relationship between myself and other runesters (*waving*) who enjoy my runework. While the runework that I create and share is a labor of love, it isn't free for me to produce. I pay for web hosting, domains, production applications--all the tech that's required to sustain an online platform. I put a great deal of time and effort into sharing my runework.

I turned to Patreon for a wider opportunity to bring the runes forward in a modern context. The result has been combining the transformative work of the runes with shamanic services, ongoing. Through Patreon I have the ability to create The Weekly Rune in a paid and free version, in a framework of sustained community interaction, with the cost of shamanic services spread over time. Likewise, What in the Wyrd and The Wisdom of the Runes are rich free resources for deepening personal work with the runes. In the relationship that's formed between myself and my audience, we are bringing the runes forward in ausable, relatable modern context. Patreon allows you to control how support my work. Choose the level you're comfortable with to foster my work, and further the reach of the runes in a time that deeply needs their wisdom.
 
By working with me monthly through Patreon, we will form a more sustaining relationship to:
  • further Runelore in a modern context
  • explore how to deepen personal rune wisdom for collective benefit
  • furthering modern shamanism and animism in a relatable context
  • posting valuable free pagan and earth-honoring content to the blogosphere

Depending on the pledge amount, rewards include:
  • first and full access to The Weekly Rune (all pledges receive this reward)
  • sustained Rune and/or soul work with me
  • sustained mentoring
  • a Birth Rune Snapshot
  • Sabbat Runecasts
  • first news updates on books, upcoming projects, and events

The work you do to better you benefits every being. My approach to working with the runes can help you learn better, to do better. It's a gift of sacred activism that you give to the world, through supporting me to do the same.

Apart from the method of payment, services I provide through Patreon function the same as those offered through Soul Intent Arts. Should you want an individual service beyond Patreon, contact me.

Learn more about classes that I teach, at  Soul Intent Arts.

Thank you for showing up in the world, and for your support in allowing me to!

Recent posts by Kelley Harrell

Tiers
Futharkist
$1 or more per month
Futharkists elder hard. This tier is for runesters without a cause. They don't need no stinking reward. They're already subscribed through Soul Intent Arts. They listen to What in the Wyrd every week, and just want to show up and further the runes in a modern context through gratitude.
Ur Volur
$5 or more per month
Vǫlur (Old Norse) or völvur (Icelandic) were primal seers, making informed choices for the tribe. This tier is for those set on sacred activism. The Weekly Rune is a point of personal guidance and growth for them, and they pay it forward.
Bifrost Wyrdfolk
$10 or more per month
Bifrost is the rainbow bridge connecting the human realm into higher realms. This tier is for travelers seeking resources. They value the runes, take them to heart, and thrive in relationship with them.
Wyrdweaver
$15 or more per month
Wyrdweaving is active participation in crafting All Things. This tier is for seekers who want to build their fate, and bless that of others. Message your natal information to receive your Birth Rune Snapshot -- a one-time reading based on your exact birth time and location, including several basic natal planets. 
Seiðrkin
$30 or more per month
Seiðr is Old Norse shamanism. This tier is for souls focused on personal soul work with accountability.  They show up, then show out on their communities.


Seiðrkin receive 20% off additional Soul Readings, Shamanic Healing, or Chakra Balancing through Soul Intent Arts. This discount doesn't include classes, Intensives, sessions done off-site, or Etsy products. 

Hliðskjálfr
$45 or more per month
 Hliðskjálf  is the high seat of Odin's watchtower. From this high vantage point, he released his ravens, Hugin and Munin, to circle the world and return to him with news. This tier is for souls focused on crafting their personal paths with the most soul-mined information possible, 


Hliðskjálfr receive 20% off additional Soul Readings, Shamanic Healing, or Chakra Balancing through Soul Intent Arts. This discount doesn't include classes, Intensives, sessions done off-site, or Etsy products. 

Berserkir
$60 or more per month
The berserkir were soul warriors, so deeply dedicated to their cause that they embodied wild to become it. This tier is for those who want more frequent soul work, who view spiritual health as required sacred activism. 


Berserkir receive 20% off additional Soul Readings, Shamanic Healing, or Chakra Balancing through Soul Intent Arts. This discount doesn't include classes, Intensives, sessions done off-site, or Etsy products.