Life Betwixt

Life Betwixt

Essays on Allies in the Everyday and Shamanism Among

Part of the Intentional Insights Blog-to-Book series, Life Betwixt describes how to work with Spirit Guides and Nature Spirits throughout life, not just when traversing ecstasy. Amazon

Teen Spirit Guide to Modern Shamanism

Teen Spirit Guide to Modern Shamanism

A Beginner's Map Charting an Ancient Path

A light-hearted and informative handbook introducing an ancient spiritual practice to today’s young adults and beginning seekers. Amazon B&N

Real Wyrd

Real Wyrd

A Modern Shaman's Roots in the Middle World

True paranormal experiences from the perspective of a lifelong intuitive, these trips into the Middle World aren’t always scary. Some are sweet, some are affirming, and all of them are life-changing. Part of the Intentional Insights Blog-to-Book series. AmazonB&NSmashwords

Gift of the Dreamtime

Gift of the Dreamtime

Awakening to the Divinity of Trauma

An experience of soul healing told from within the shamanic narrative, bringing relatable and credible insight to contemporary shamanic healing. AmazonB&NSmashwords

Kelley knew two truths of herself as a child.

One was that she bore an incurable lust for the written word before she’d even learned an alphabet. Having originated under such circumstances she only assumed a path in writing could sate.

Things being what they were, she managed a thorough education in penning her soul’s art, the destination of which she’d planned to be at the feet of National Geographic Magazine (back when there was no NatGeo and there was only one magazine that focused on mummies, Pompeii, bog people, and vanished civilizations). It didn’t work out that way, though. When the time came to pack her bags the impetus was to stay put, a wordless mystery that took Kelley quite a while to unravel.

Some time later she came back to her other childhood truth, which was that she could interact vividly in the unseen world. Kelley felt a little silly then. She’d finally realized all those elegant letters of her naïve youth were really spelling, “Don’t write about the past. Listen to it tell its story.”

From that point on Kelley’s writing took on a rather different life. She began weaving tales of souls consciously steering through the wreckage of multiplanar corollaries, a delicious, insatiable pursuit.


Kelley is represented by Natalie Kimber of The Rights Factory.

She loves to write, especially when it helps people. Whether it’s explaining how to use a computer system or how to overcome trauma, she thrives in conveying support and teaching self-sustainability through her writing.

She’s worked as a technical writer for over 25 years.

Kelley holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, and a Masters of Divinity.

She’s a native of North Carolina.

In 2010, she was featured (for a split second) on Oprah.

She lives with a wonderful lover and a couple of energetic Twinkies.

Her open dialogue with souls is recorded at Intentional Insights.

Gift of the Dreamtime has been a bestseller since its first release in 2004.

Teen Spirit Guide to Modern Shamanism hit several Amazon bestseller lists the day it was released.

She has written for SageWoman, The Beltain Pages, Huffington Post, PaganSquare, Candid Slice, Indie Shaman MagazineWhen Women WakenTarotWikipedia, Astro Abby, Sacred Hoop, and Feminism and Religion, Inner Change, Wear Your Voice, and others.

In a mezzo experience of herself, Kelley is a fiction author.

Her shamanic practice is Soul Intent Arts.

She walks an animistic path of seiðr and modern Druidry.

She’s a proud founder of the nonprofit organization The Saferoom Project.

In 2012 she was granted Creative Capital of New Yorks City’s Professional Development Program participation, from the North Carolina Arts Council, and The Andy Warhol Foundation.

In 2013, Kelley was named a Wisdom Keeper by Shaman Portal.

"We don't heal in isolation, but in community." S. Kelley Harrell, Soul Intent Arts

"So many words, so little time."

S. Kelley Harrell


Engaging the Spirit World

Engaging the Spirit World

Featuring Kelley's essay 'Remembering the Tradition: Timeless Heritage, Curious Fate.' Available on Amazon

The Spirit of a Woman

The Spirit of a Woman

Stories to Empower and Inspire, featuring Kelley's essay, 'Telling the Bees.' Available on Amazon

Nature’s Gifts

Nature’s Gifts

Prose and Poetry Celebrating Nature and Our Natural World, featuring Kelley's essay 'Spiritual Gardening.' Available on Amazon

The Journey of Healing

The Journey of Healing

Showcasing the work of sexual abuse survivors, this anthology features Kelley's poem 'diligent suns.' Available on Amazon

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