Announcement Soul art, books, and your secret stash of whimsy spoons to get through it all, by author and modern shaman, S. Kelley Harrell
Soul art, books, and your secret stash of whimsy spoons to get through it all, by author and modern shaman, S. Kelley Harrell
bellewitch on Nov 5, 2016
I am making Odin's Rune an annual event. Kelley packs a lot of wisdom into this reading. Highly recommended
tigeress666 on Apr 14, 2016
Item was shipped promptly and arrived in excellent condition. Very happy with purchase.
tigeress666 on Apr 14, 2016
Seller was prompt in answering my questions and shipping item. It arrived quickly and in excellent shape. Will definitely do business with again.
Ancient Healing, Modern Shamanism
I am a modern shaman, forged in the divine Nature of eastern North Carolina and the ancestors of Northern Europe. A lifelong intuitive and writer, I publish shamanic memoir, spiritual nonfiction, and new adult magical realism. I've worked with the Elder Futhark for almost 25 years. My books "Gift of the Dreamtime" and "Teen Spirit Guide to Modern Shamanism" are Amazon bestsellers, and I enjoy working with others as a facilitator of spiritual wellbeing.
In the art realm, I enjoy working with odd media, which for me includes runes and spoons--and I didn't even plan that rhyme. They, along with board games, are the primary inspirations of my art.
I started working with the Runes when I was 19. They have stayed with me as a spiritual and meditative practice, and I also use them to do divinatory readings for others. They are the most vivid and consistent symbols of power in my life.
I also manage some dubious health conditions, the foremost among them being Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) (#zebrastrong) and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), which radically impact the availability of my spoons on any given day. For those who manage chronic health conditions, we think of our energy through the metaphor of spoons, called The Spoon Theory, originated by Christine Miserandino. The number of spoons we have denotes the amount of energy available to perform tasks throughout the day. When we're out of spoons, we're out of energy. I'm very active in advocating for the awareness of #invisibleillness, which motivated creating Whimsy Spoons.
Whimsy Spoons Shrines are The Spoon Theory at its most fanciful. Seems crazy to say, yes? Considering The Spoon Theory is a way for those of us who manage chronic health conditions to explain our energy deficits through the metaphor of spoons, I figured why be boring about it. Having dealt with chronic illness for over 15 years, I know my spoons as magickal creatures, so I called out their super secret inspirational powers through Whimsy Spoons Shrines. These aren't your average get-through-the-day spoons, they're mystical-mojo-just-for-you spoons.
How do you use them? When you start feeling like you're out of regular spoons and you need a little whimsy, just go to your Whimsy Spoons Shrine and ask it for mystical mojo. And the mystical mojo is, well... I can't really say, because I made this shrine for you, so it's only going to whisper to you. If I had to guess, though, would be something like ,"You're strong! You're enough! You can do this! And don't strangle anybody in the process!" They appeal to your deepest sense of fun, bring something artful to your life, while honoring what you go through on a daily basis.
I prefer to work with found items, wood, metal, natural fibers and dyes, incorporated into mixed media presentations. I'm also mad for the versatility of polymer clay, which can be safely re-purposed if you know what you're doing. I'm happiest when words and fire are involved. My life functions as a walking assemblage of wyrd, so there are often elements of my favorite board games in my creations.
Regarding the runes, themselves, art is just one facet of runework for me. I also write The Weekly Rune (http://www.soulintentarts.com/the-weekly-rune) on my blog, Intentional Insights. You can subscribe to it for free, there. If you want the detailed version, check out at Patreon (http://www.patreon.com/kelleyharrell), and have it delivered to your email before it's posted to the blog.
Learn more about my publications at http://www.kelleyharrell.com
Learn more about my shamanic work and specific services through Soul Intent Arts, http://www.soulintentarts.com
Learn more about EDS and POTS at
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Dream well, and I wish you many spoons!
Author, rune reader, and modern shaman
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