Daniel Foor, PhD,  is a teacher and practitioner of practical animism who specializes in ancestral and family healing and in helping folks learn to relate well with the rest of the natural world.

Daniel Foor, PhD, is a teacher and practitioner of practical animism who specializes in ancestral and family healing and in helping folks learn to relate well with the rest of the natural world.

Interview Topic: Partnering with Our Ancestors for Personal, Family, and Cultural Healing

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Daniel's Website:      https://ancestralmedicine.org

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Full Bio:

Daniel Foor, PhD, is a teacher and practitioner of practical animism who specializes in ancestral and family healing and in helping folks learn to relate well with the rest of the natural world.

His focus on the ancestors sources from his training as a doctor of psychology and licensed marriage and family therapist, from the guidance of his teachers in earth-honoring traditions (e.g., European pagan paths, Native American ways, Mongolian shamanism, and West African Ifá/Òrìṣà tradition), and from two decades of implementing the teachings of ancestor reverence in his own life. Since 2005 he has guided hundreds of ancestor trainings, rituals, and talks throughout the United States and helped many others to reconnect with their family ancestors through personal sessions. He is the author of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing (Inner Traditions, 2017).

Daniel has trained with teachers of Mahayana Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, and diverse indigenous paths, including the remnant and returning traditions of his older English, Irish, and German ancestors. He has been blessed to spend time as a student of culture and language in the Czech Republic, Mexico, Ecuador, Egypt, and Morocco. In the past five years he has made four pilgrimages to Nigeria as a student of Yorùbá culture and initiate (ọmọ awo) of Ifá, Ọbàtálá, Ọ̀ṣun, and Egúngún in the lineage of Olúwo Fálolú Adésànyà Awoyadé of Òdè Rẹ́mọ.

Daniel's doctoral research in psychology focused on the use of shamanic healing practices by clinical mental health professionals. Training as a therapist, living in other societies, and immersion in different lineages of ritual work all inform my kind and non-dogmatic approach to ancestor and earth reverence. Although he draws inspiration from lineages of established practice, his public offerings and ritual methods aim to be culturally inclusive, and he holds work for social and ecological justice to be inseparable from spiritual teaching and practice.

He lives with his wife, and daughter in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. 

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