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Neoshamanism

After the Journey

Kelley Harrell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Then he began to think of all the things Christopher Robin would want to tell him when he came back from wherever he was going to, and how muddling it...

The Color of Enlightenment

Kelley Harrell | Posted 10.22.2013 | Books
Kelley Harrell

Sometimes fiction is more relatable than truth, and in this case, Peggy Payne's latest novel, Cobalt Blue, paints a beautifully intense portrait of the modern soul's calling to something greater.

Weekly Rune: Raidho

Kelley Harrell | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

With Raidho, we begin to understand how our choices affect all things, and how our ability to gently hold focus while changing coordinates on the fly informs the story we tell of ourselves, of our lives.

Weekly Rune: Nauthiz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

This week, gently consider where soul sustenance has become rote. This is a bold undertaking from inside the comfort zone.

Everyday Journeying: When the Ecstatic Becomes Mundane

Kelley Harrell | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Normalization of the journey experience isn't failure. It's natural, it's progress, integration. The act of journeying is a relationship, not just the connections we make from it.

Tragedy, Collective Soul Loss, and the Healing Story

Kelley Harrell | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Take time to reflect on your healing story. Write it down, if it helps, or draw it, paint it. Express all of the feelings wrapped into your experience of the healing process, and know that in doing so, we all heal. We all move closer to wellness.

To Heal or Not to Heal: Shamans in the New Era

Kelley Harrell | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

"Rivers know this; there is no hurry, we shall get there some day." -- Winnie the Pooh "Too many times we confuse motion with progress." -- Albert Ei...

A Shaman's Journey

Kelley Harrell | Posted 10.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

In all, I took the off-road adventure, self-creating my own shamanic path without the guideposts and maps we are used to finding on spiritual quests, a feat common to many modern seekers on broken paths in this cultural melting pot.

The Shamananic Narrative of Tigger's Bounce

Kelley Harrell | Posted 10.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

"Bouncing is what Tiggers do best. -- Tigger, from A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh Since the birth of our twins a little over three years ago, I've de...

Pagan Is As Pagan Does

Kelley Harrell | Posted 08.06.2012 | Religion
Kelley Harrell

Regardless of how they're ushered into my work, it is within local circles that I encounter the most powerful misconceptions about shamanism. In talking with clients about how they find me, startling ideas emerged.

Totems of the Holiday Season

Kelley Harrell | Posted 02.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

As you decorate for this season, think about the totems that are important to you and the reason that they move you. Are they traditional to your family or religion? Have you discovered new totems as you explore personal meanings of the season?

Shamanism: Religion or Neurology?

Kelley Harrell | Posted 01.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Traditional shamanism is neither exclusive nor inclusive. Such limits do not need to be placed. Drawing on the same neurological processes, both accomplish healing outcomes different ways.

Neoshamanism: A Call to the Western Animistic Soul

Kelley Harrell | Posted 11.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

The path of shamanism in the West is a curious thing. The dogmatic world religions of our ancestors are crumbling as institutions no longer meet the needs of the modern spiritual seeker.