With Psychotherapist and Ancestral Medicine Teacher
Daniel Foor
New 12-week Live Video Training Starts
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Break free from painful legacies, release toxic wounds, and find peace by connecting with the wise ancestral guides in your bloodlines.

Help heal your family lineages, and open the door for you and your family to live more passionate and purposeful lives.

Where there’s family, ideally there’s love, kinship, and sharing... and often tension, jealousy, and wounding as well. All these qualities — for better or worse — may find their origins in your ancestral lineages.

And looking to the past for answers through the portal of ancestral medicine can open the door to experiencing new understanding, forgiveness, and healing — for yourself and your family — in a deep and transformative way.

That’s because this ancient healing practice helps you connect and partner with ancestors in your bloodline who are wise and well to help heal those in your lineage who have passed on but are not yet at peace.

These troubled souls may seem remote, yet their impact on your life and your family, and even your culture, can be felt. And, as scientific research claims, they may have also helped code your own DNA...

We all dwell downstream from ancestral energies, which carry both burdens and blessings — and discovering how to explore these inheritances can bring both profound healing and a comforting sense of belonging.

The benefits go beyond genealogy research, historical inquiry, and DNA testing — though these can provide valuable insights — to help you clear the way for you and your living family to break free of past woundings, to live passionately and purposefully, and to fully embrace your destinies.

No matter how toxic or unhealthy members of your ancestral lineages may be, there are always wise and tranquil ancestors among the dead who can help you heal the turbulence in your bloodline.

A Safe Container in Which to Explore, Grieve, Forgive & Heal

As you may have suspected, treading into the realms of the dead in search of ancestral guides ready to assist you with this sacred practice is best done with the help of an expert guide, someone who can help you set up proper protection and distinguish helping guides from those who remain distressed.

In Ancestral Medicine, psychotherapist and experienced ritualist Daniel Foor will guide you in accessing the condition of your four primary bloodlines and their impact on you and other living family members. This sets the stage for discovering your well and wise ancestral guides, as well as for bringing relief to ancestors who are not yet at peace.

You’ll then embark on a profound journey designed to help you do the work of ancestral healing — from cultivating a direct relationship with your wise ancestral guides... to better understanding the burdens and blessings of your bloodlines... to finding out how to help those ancestors who are still in need.

You’ll also explore how to use your intuition, dreams, and synchronicities to navigate spontaneous ancestral contact, as well as the important practice of keeping your body and personal space free from unhelpful ancestral interference.

Daniel’s sacred approach to this practice not only includes the setting of thoughtful intentions and protective energetic boundaries, but also takes into consideration those who may feel uncomfortable with the focus on blood lineage ancestors.

Ancestral lineage healing can be a deeply cathartic practice, opening you to grief, forgiveness, and emotional healing you may have been unable to generate through any other healing practice. In this course, you will be held in a safe and protected space, both by Daniel and the 30+ practitioners he's trained who will be supporting his teachings.

With Daniel’s expert guidance and the loving support of the course community, you’ll discover how to enter these territories gently and slowly, with kindness and compassion.

During this heart-opening and highly repairative new 12-week program, you’ll also discover:

  • The basics of an earth-honoring, animist (relationship-focused) approach to life that includes reverence and rituals for our ancestors
  • Common cross-cultural views on the relationship between the living and the dead
  • The benefits and limitations of genealogy research, historical inquiry, and DNA testing in ancestral recovery work
  • The importance of “energetic hygiene” and maintaining clear boundaries with the troubled dead
  • How to ask your ancestral guides to surround your lineage in healing prayer and respectful containment
  • How to invite contact with spirits of affinity, who enjoy a multigenerational relationship with your ancestral lineage
  • How to view ancestral wounding as cultural wounding (e.g., sexism, racism, colonialism, exploitative capitalism)
  • How to make commitments to your ancestors to personally embody and restore lineage blessings
  • Ways to think about more difficult cases (e.g., possessing spirits, curses, soul fragmentation) and guidelines for assisting
  • How to reframe family abuse, trauma, and dysfunction through the lens of ancestral wounding and healing
  • How to craft an ancestral dedication ritual that establishes you as a caretaker of the ancestors in your family
  • Ways to incorporate ancestor reverence and ritual into your everyday life and specific path
  • And more...

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’s also an initiate in the Ifa/Orisha tradition and has made four pilgrimages in recent years to Yoruba-speaking Nigeria.

Weaving his background as a doctor of psychology with his personal commitment to cultural healing work for social and earth justice, he offers us a path that goes deep into the past to bring its blessings and transformative revelations into the present, as well as to future generations and communities.

Ancestral medicine is a deeply transformative approach to healing intergenerational wounding. Everyone has loving and wise ancestors, and by reaching out for their help you can access guidance and support for your personal and family healing.

Connecting with the supportive ancestral guides in your lineage could be the first step in helping you break free from painful legacies that no longer serve you — and finding the peace, connection, and belonging you desire.

Once you’ve made the connections with your well and wise ancestral guides and shared your healing intentions for your lineages, your primary work is to allow these helping guides from your bloodline to carry out the healing, while you stay open and present and allow the transformation to occur.

Greater Connection Through Live Streaming Video

So you can better connect with Daniel and his teachings, all of his sessions will be live streamed on video. This video connection will be easy to use and will enhance the impact of Daniel’s teaching. Or, you can easily connect via audio only, either through the Internet or on your phone.

What You’ll Discover in These 12 Weeks

Course sessions are on Thursdays at 5:00pm Pacific.

In this 12-week transformational intensive, Daniel will guide you through the fundamental spiritual skills and competencies you’ll need to break free from painful ancestral legacies and find understanding, peace, and belonging.

This course will feature LIVE teachings, interactive training sessions, and experiential practices with Daniel. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to become an important helper in the healing of your family lineages, enabling you and your family to live more passionate and purposeful lives.

Module 1: Cross-cultural Foundations of Ancestor Reverence & Ritual (October 18)

Discover the foundations and common precautions used in this experiential work through an exploration of cross-cultural views on the relationship between the living and the dead.

Learn how to cultivate ritual safety and cultural awareness as you enter the sometimes treacherous terrain of working with your blood family. Grounded in self-compassion and kindness, you’ll set the intention to relate only with wise and loving ancestors as you seek healing for yourself and your family.

This module will be approached with the understanding that some participants may feel uncomfortable with the focus on blood lineage ancestors (e.g., survivors of childhood abuse, those with little knowledge of family history, LGBTQ participants, adoptees, and those with no biological children).

In this module, you’ll:

  • Learn the basics of an earth-honoring/animist approach to life that includes reverence and rituals for our ancestors
  • Explore common cross-cultural views on the relationship between the living and the dead
  • Address the benefits and limitations of genealogy research, historical inquiry, and DNA testing in ancestral recovery work
  • Explore ways to navigate spontaneous ancestral contact through dreams and synchronicities
  • Set intention in ritual space with your ancestors for the healing and reconnection work ahead

Module 2: Assessing the Condition of Your 4 Primary Blood Lineages (October 25)

How do you know whether the ancestors in your specific lineages are deeply at peace? This week, you’ll discover how to safely and systemically assess the present-time condition of your four primary blood lineages (each grandparent and the line before them).

Through guided ritual, you’ll also explore these lineages’ impact on you and other living family members and establish necessary boundaries with any among the dead who are not yet at peace.

This fundamental distinction — between well ancestors and the dead who are not yet well — informs all other aspects of this approach to ancestral healing work. In this module, you’ll be facing this question head on.

By trusting your own intuition and ability to discern the state of your lineages, you’ll also learn to break the cultural conditioning that disconnects you from direct and conscious relationship with your ancestors.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Be guided in assessing the relative wellness in spirit of your 4 primary blood lineages
  • Consider the current level of impact of each lineage on both you and other living family members
  • Learn about the importance of “energetic hygiene” and maintaining clear boundaries with the troubled dead
  • Decide with which lineage you will begin your lineage healing work
  • Practice inhabiting your body and personal space free from ancestral interference

Module 3: Contacting Ancestral Lineage Guides & Teachers (November 1)

Your wise and kind ancestors embody the gifts of the lineage. They drive the healing for the dead who are still in need, and their very presence calls us to stand with them while we are still alive here on Earth.

In this module, you’ll be supported to make connections with much older ancestral guides and teachers along your lineage of focus — to leap beyond what can be known through historical research alone into direct relationship with the elders who serve as your ancestral guides.

Inviting connection with older, deeply well ancestors also brings you new sources of healing, protection, and life guidance. Caring for these relationships can be enhanced by creating a shrine, altar, or place of honoring for them.

These guides also carry a capacity to see us clearly and very specifically for who we truly are, a precious blessing when the dominant culture so often fails to appreciate each person’s unique gifts and medicine.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Make direct connection with much older ancestral guides who are capable of bringing healing to more recent ancestors
  • Seek personal blessing and support from these ancestral guides
  • Explore a basic protocol for how to establish and care for an ancestral altar or shrine
  • Discover different ways to nurture your relationship with your ancestral guides
  • Reflect on the impact of conquest, colonialism, and earth disconnection on this specific blood lineage

Module 4: Prayer for the Ghosts & Deepening With the Guides (November 8)

Making connection with ancestral guides includes the practice of attunement. Attunement helps you truly receive the blessings of the old ones, inquire about spirits of affinity along your lineage, and invite other previously forgotten ancient wisdoms to resurface into conscious awareness.

In getting to know your guides, you also get to know beneficial ancestral inheritances and healthy sources of cultural pride. This remembering can unearth blessings that may have laid dormant for centuries or even thousands of years.

You’ll also work with your ancestral guides to establish a healing web of prayer around your lineage of ancestors. This accelerates healing for the lineage and also aids in your personal safety and protection throughout the process. As is the case throughout the course, you’ll be encouraged to let your well ancestors do the heavy lifting.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Practice attunement and deepen your connection with your ancestral guides on your lineage of focus
  • Ask your ancestral guides to surround your lineage in healing prayer and respectful containment
  • Invite contact with spirits of affinity who enjoy a multigenerational relationship with your ancestral lineage
  • Explore the practice of making offerings as a way to nourish your connection with your ancestors

Module 5: Understanding Ancestral Blessings & Burdens (November 15)

We human folk are creatures of story, and in this module, you’ll partner with your ancestral guides to better understand the story of your lineage as it lives in the present.

You’ll explore questions such as: What are the ancient gifts? How were these forgotten, distorted, or diminished over time? How stuck are the unwell ancestors in patterns of wounding, and how strongly are these unhelpful stories currently playing out for you or other living family members? By seeking understanding, you’ll be preparing for more direct intervention by the guides.

You’ll also be introduced to a particular way of framing your thoughts about cultural troubles as they manifest in specific ancestral lineages. These toxins can include legacies such as earth disconnection, religious extremism, greed, and economic exploitation, colonialism, racism, and sexism.

By reflecting on the ways that these troubles also live in your lineages and body, you can start to reframe personal struggles as ancestral challenges and lay the groundwork for the explicit cultural healing work you’ll be doing in upcoming modules.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Examine how both gifts and challenges can be passed generationally along a bloodline
  • Explore ways of experiencing the energy of lineage differently than the energy of individual ancestral spirits
  • Ask your ancestral guides to help you understand the specific blessings and burdens along your lineage of focus
  • Be given a framework to view ancestral wounding as cultural wounding (e.g., sexism, racism, colonialism, exploitative capitalism)
  • Consider making commitments to your ancestors to personally embody and restore lineage blessings

Module 6: Ancestralization Learning to Assist the Older Lineage Dead (November 29)

Like the living, the dead change, and in this module, you’ll increase your understanding of those processes and ask your guides to set them in motion.

You’ll explore how different cultures view the status change from ghost or recently deceased to well-seated ancestor (e.g., psychopomp, elevation, ancestralization) and ways you might perceive this healing when working in partnership with your guides. Through guided ritual, you’ll then ask your guides to receive older ancestors on your lineage of focus into the company of the healed and whole ancestors.

For the sake of both ritual safety and effective outcomes, you’ll be encouraged throughout the lineage repairs to allow your ancestral guides to carry out the work — and allow the transformations to occur with minimal personal effort.

You’ll also be given new offering practices and ways for maintaining your personal energetic safety during a catalytic healing process.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Examine ways in which different cultures understand how the recent or troubled dead become ancestors
  • Explore the stance of allowing your ancestral guides to effect healing, using minimal effort on your part
  • Partner with your ancestral guides to assist in the elevation of older lineage ancestors
  • Review the importance of ritual safety when working to directly help the troubled dead become ancestors
  • Reinforce gains in the lineage healing using practices introduced earlier (e.g., offerings, focused prayer)

Module 7: Inviting Grief, Forgiveness & Emotional Healing (December 6)

Family and ancestry are inevitably tangled up with questions of home and belonging, heartache and loss, love and lack of love.

In this module, you’ll explore the importance of grief in ancestral lineage healing, and be given tangible strategies for safely welcoming strong emotions during ancestor-focused rituals. The first guided ritual will include an ancestrally resourced space for contacting the inherited grief and heartache of your lineage of focus.

You’ll also explore the role of forgiveness in the healing of both the living and the dead, and have the chance to engage in a ritual forgiveness process. The approach to forgiveness isn’t forced or divorced from systemic injustice, and care will be given to the need for acts of repair from past harms when at all possible.

This module invites full-hearted, emotionally honest engagement in complement to the more driven ritual repairs of earlier and subsequent modules.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Explore the benefits of and reasons for welcoming grief around the topic of your family history, lineages, and ancestors
  • Be trained in how to safely regulate the intensity of grief in a ritual context that includes the spirits
  • In ritual space, welcome grief or other strong emotions that may arise as part of the healing with your lineage of focus
  • Reflect on the relationship of forgiveness to healing, justice, and ancestral wellness
  • Engage in an emotionally honest and ritually safe forgiveness practice with your lineage of focus

Module 8: Helping the Recent & Remembered Dead to Join the Lineage (December 13)

This week, you’ll ask your ancestral guides to receive the remembered dead of your lineage into the company of the well and healed ancestors.

Ritual to assist the remembered dead can cause participants to feel vulnerable due to memories or inherited stories — many less than positive — of the deceased. In addition to unfinished matters of the heart, the tendency for lineage troubles to find their strongest expression in recent generations can also increase the intensity of this stage of the work.

Along with making space for tending with the recent dead, you’ll take time to reinforce the gains made during the earlier modules and learn about the benefits of a grounded, systematic approach to ancestral repair work.

Now, over two months into the shared journey, we’ll discuss the importance of a flexible, patient, and heart-centered approach to healing intergenerational pain and disconnection.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Understand differences between working with older lineage ancestors and with more recent generations
  • Learn important skills for staying safe and resourced while assisting more recent lineage ancestors
  • Ask your ancestral guides to intervene on behalf of your more recent lineage ancestors
  • Reinforce the wellness of the older lineage and continue to practice allowing your ancestors to conduct a healing intervention
  • Consider the importance of allowing the dead to change and evolve — and ways you can support this beneficial transformation

Module 9: Assisting the Very Troubled Dead & Reinforcing Lineage Healing (December 20)

Sometimes everything that can go wrong does, fears of ancestral engagement are confirmed, and the troubled dead feature in a volatile combination of incarnate and ancestral dysfunction.

In this module, safely — and with a bit of macabre levity — you’ll be introduced to worst-case scenarios (assuming you have not already lived them with your family of origin). Together we’ll make sure that course participants with truly tangled lineages feel well met and resourced in their ancestral repair work.

You’ll be given a protocol for safely peeling back the layers in complicated cases — and for ways to frame worst-case scenarios. We’ll discuss how fear can be an ally in respecting our limitations and the critical importance of simply asking for support.

The ritual process will allow for putting these skills into practice as needed along your lineage of focus. You’ll also review a protocol for honoring the bones, ashes, and inherited ancestral objects.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Consider more difficult cases (e.g., possessing spirits, curses, soul fragmentation) and guidelines for assisting
  • Reframe family abuse, trauma, and dysfunction through the lens of ancestral wounding and healing
  • Explore an approach to caring for ancestrally inherited objects, including physical remains
  • Ask your ancestors to continue healing with the recent dead and to bless the bones of those on the lineage
  • Practice shifting the state of the older lineage from well to excellent

Module 10: Weaving in Extended Family & Embodying the Healed Lineage (January 3)

When all your ancestors along a single lineage are well and at peace, the final stage of the repair work calls for directing lineage blessings to extended family and settling the healed, restored energy of this lineage in your physical body. After the previous stage of care for the recent dead, this is often the fun part.

In this module, you’ll be guided through a ritual to bring healing and blessing to the siblings and extended family of your grandparent, parent, siblings, etc. along this blood lineage. You’ll then be invited to ask your ancestors to update or optimize your physicality, your DNA as it were, to reflect the new healed energy of this lineage.

Finally, you’ll explore how to allow the blessings of your people along this lineage to flow not just around but through you as a conduit for prayer for living family members and future generations. With this, a circuit is completed and the relationship with this lineage begins to shift from one of healing and repair to one of maintenance and celebration.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Extend ancestral blessings through the recent generations of your grandparents, parents, siblings, and children
  • Ask for a personal physical upgrade of your blood, bones, and DNA to reflect the new healed energy of this lineage
  • Embody lineage blessings and pray with your ancestors for any living family members from that state of greater alignment
  • Return to focus on anchoring specific lineage gifts and blessings in your everyday life

Module 11: Healing Cultural Troubles & Other Intergenerational Themes (January 10)

Spiritual wellness is not ultimately separable from cultural wellness. Ancestors who held toxic views and enacted systemic and interpersonal violence during their lives on Earth will inevitably be invited to face the effects of their life in the process of becoming well-seated ancestors. This reckoning with the impact of one’s actions can include a kind spirit-level restorative justice or reparation that includes the dead working on behalf of individuals or groups harmed during life.

In this module, we’ll explore another layer or strata of ancestral repair work that includes directly engaging with themes of cultural healing. You’ll be invited to identify one specific kind of cultural trouble to bring to your ancestors with the intent of strongly establishing the antidote along the lineage of focus. The steps used for this can also be used for working with others kind of themes that travel along the bloodlines (e.g., physical ailments, bad fortune).

In this module, you’ll:

  • Explore more deeply the cultural troubles introduced in Module 5, along with corresponding antidotes and remedies
  • Consider the ways in which the dead can also culturally change and serve as important allies in work for social and earth justice
  • Partner with ancestral guides to work with a specific cultural theme along your lineage of focus
  • Practice allowing for a reset in your cultural perception of this ancestral lineage and your sense of self in relation to them
  • Be given a specific protocol for working a theme along your lineage of focus

Module 12: Ancestral Dedication Ritual, Integration & Next Steps (January 17)

After the healing, a moment for pause and integration.

With respect to the repair work still to be undertaken along other lineages, you’ll look into ways to celebrate with your people, including the ritual of the spirit feast, to welcome those newly ancestralized along your lineage of focus.

You’ll also explore the possibility of being the one in the family system called to tend to the ancestors in an ongoing way, and about the option to make this calling explicit in the form of an intentional and humble vow of service to your people.

You’ll be guided through a ritual of reviewing and reinforcing the previous stages of the ancestral healing work, including the choice to walk with the gifts of this lineage of ancestors.

We’ll also discuss and weave into the embodied ritual the way in which our ancestors are excellent allies in further clarifying your very specific destiny during this Earth walk. And we’ll also have a moment together, as it’s a very precious and meaningful thing, for your ancestors to consciously return their blessings to the realm of the living.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Be given new rituals for embodying and celebrating well and healed lineages
  • Consider crafting an ancestral dedication ritual that establishes you as a caretaker of the ancestors in your family
  • Appreciate the shift from a repair approach to one of maintenance with this lineage — and learn ways to mark the shift
  • Explore ways to incorporate ancestor reverence and ritual into your everyday life and specific path
  • Review next steps for tending to your remaining ancestral lineage

The Ancestral Medicine Bonus Collection

In addition to Daniel’s transformative 12-week virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions with leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions complement the course and promise to take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.

Healing Racism With the Backing of the Ancestors
Video Interview With Daniel Foor and Langston Kahn

In this conversation with shamanic practitioner Langston Kahn, Daniel explores ways that our diversely beautiful ancestors, including those who acted harmfully during life, can be potent allies for transforming racism in the present. The interview explores some intersections of ritual healing work, activism, and cultural healing.

Langston Kahn is a New York City-based shamanic practitioner specializing in emotional clearing and radical transformation. He stands firmly at the crossroads, his practice informed by the Western modality of Inner Relationship Focusing, initiations into traditions of the African Diaspora, the contemporary shamanic tradition of the Last Mask Center, and the guidance of his helping spirits and ancestors weaving it all together. He also serves on the leadership council for the Last Mask community, a community of contemporary people striving to live in alignment with ancient shamanic beliefs and principles in a way that answers the unique challenges of our time.

Celebrating Ancient & Returning LGBTQ Ancestors
Audio Interview With Daniel Foor and Pavini Moray

In this conversation with somatic sexuality and ancestral wellness practitioner Pavini Moray, Daniel explores the ancestral roots of diverse sexual orientations, gender-blessings, and fabulously queer magics. You will learn how ancestral recovery work can support LGBTQ folks in claiming their specifically potent ancestral gifts.

Pavini Moray is committed to practicing effective techniques that interrupt multigenerational cycles of harm and heal trauma in the living and in family lineages. This work is part of a commitment to helping to heal the disconnect people may feel from their ancestors, as well as the communal wounds around sexuality, queerness, and transness that we all experience on a cultural level. Pavini is a certified practitioner in Dr. Daniel Foor’s method of Ancestral Lineage Healing and is currently a doctoral candidate in Somatic Psychology at the International University of Professional Studies, completing dissertation research on effective techniques of ancestral reverence to support sexual healing. Pavini also hosts a podcast called Bespoken Bones: Ancestors at the Crossroads of Sex, Magick, and Science that interviews brilliant artists, spiritual leaders, and thinkers about trauma, healing, the erotic, and ancestors.

Healing Attachment Wounds With Ancestral Reconnection
Video Interview With Daniel Foor and Saskia Ison

In this conversation, marriage and family therapist Saskia Ison talks with Daniel about ways that the ancestors can be kind, steady, and healing allies in metabolizing the ongoing pain from miserable childhoods and other kinds of human loneliness and suffering. The interview touches on other intersections of ancestral healing and psychotherapy without being overly technical.

Saskia Ison, LMFT, received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Her background includes working in a multitude of settings with people from across all ages of the lifespan, as well as a very wide variety of presenting issues. She’s worked at a hospital doing guided imagery and expressive arts therapy with palliative care patients, at a mental health clinic with a sliding scale fee in service of the community and accessibility to mental health, and with homeless mothers and children. She’s also worked in the school system providing therapy to young children and teenagers with their families.

What People Are Saying About Daniel Foor...

“I urge everyone to benefit from his offerings on ancestral reconnection”

Ancestor reverence is one of the pillars of Yoruba traditional religion, and it’s my pleasure to recommend the ancestral healing work of my student and friend Daniel Foor (Awo Ifabowale). Through four extended visits to our home in Nigeria, I’ve overseen his initiations to Ifa, Orisha, and the ancestral medium society (Egungun), and I know him to be a kind person with good character and decades of ritual training. I urge everyone to benefit from his offerings on ancestral reconnection.
— Oluwo Falolu Adesanya Awoyade, Ode Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria

“He’s a bright presence and a clear communicator”

Daniel Foor is teaching a remarkable training on ancestral lineage healing. Daniel is such a gifted teacher. He’s a bright presence and a clear communicator. He really knows how to take his students into the healing work needed to reestablish a good connection to our ancestral lineages. This work is so desperately needed to heal us individually and our collective at large. I cannot recommend Daniel’s work enough.
— Sandra Ingerman, shamanic teacher and bestselling author of 12 books, including The Book of Ceremony: Shamanic Wisdom for Invoking the Sacred Into Everyday Life

“His work in ancestral healing is soul medicine for all”

The illusion of isolation and its associated fear, fury, and shame of abandonment is the core wound in the heart of humanity. The cure is in turning our love and attention to the stream we rode here on. We are boats of flesh on a river of blood born to heal the ancestors, to be healed by them, and to know, reveal, and grow our souls... thus elevating the stream. This river is the salve of the soul, and Daniel Foor clearly knows this. His work in ancestral healing is soul medicine for all. The world needs it. Life applauds it. Enjoy, heal, and become!”
Orion Foxwood, author of The Candle and the Crossroads

“... his integrity is impeccable”

Daniel Foor’s work is deep, penetrating, and inspiring. His wisdom about ancestral healing and connection is profound and his integrity is impeccable. If you are interested in healing your own relationship with your ancestors, I can’t think of anyone more highly qualified to support you in your process.
— Michael Stone, Host of KVMR’s Conversations, The Shift Network Shamanism Global Summit, and co-founder of Quantum Consulting Group

“... grounded teachings in a way that is humble, inspiring, and of immense integrity”

Ancestral Medicine is the most potent methodology I’ve experienced in decades of spiritual practice and leadership. Daniel is brilliant and compassionate — a clear and powerful teacher. He creates a strong container for experiential work while offering grounded teachings in a way that is humble, inspiring, and of immense integrity. This approach to Ancestral Lineage Repair has been life-changing for me and the hundreds of clients I’ve worked with of Jewish and diverse ancestries. The opportunity to study this work directly with Daniel is an experience not to be missed!
— Taya Shere, Co-founder of Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute, faculty at Starr King School for the Ministry, and Ancestral Lineage Healing practitioner

“... my service to others has become more effective”

I’ve spent years looking for a spiritual teacher of integrity who walks both worlds with skill, pragmatism, and compassion, and who integrates a culturally inclusive approach to the healing so needed in our times. Daniel is a wise, loving, and grounded teacher, and his framework for connecting with our ancestors is safe and transformative. As a practitioner of his lineage repair method, I’ve seen firsthand the power of this approach for empowering individuals of diverse ancestries and lived experiences to connect with their people, heal intergenerational wounds, and embody the gifts and blessings that are their birthright. My life has been greatly enriched through Daniel’s mentorship, and my service to others has become more effective.
— Shauna Janz, MA, grief, ritual, and ancestral healing, British Columbia, Canada

“The rewards are unparalleled: strength, resilience, gratitude...”

I started ancestral healing work in late 2017 as part of Daniel Foor’s online course. I didn’t anticipate the radical wellness that would result from this process of meeting and working with my well ancestors. The rewards are unparalleled: strength, resilience, gratitude, compassion, direction, and love of a kind that is deeply personal, and hence, transformational. Daniel’s approach is tremendously ethical; he’s meticulous, considerate, and demonstrates a high level of self-care which informs the high quality of his work and his deep regard for others as they embark on their own journey of personal and ancestral healing. The course is structured to support the unfolding of powerfully transformational relationships between the living and the deceased in a way that is deeply healing for all involved.
— Shalome Knoll, Plant spirit healing/home duties, Australia

“Burdens I’ve carried have transformed into gifts and blessings”

From the moment of my very first ancestral lineage healing workshop, pain and trauma that has been in my family for generations began to move and heal. Burdens I’ve carried have transformed into gifts and blessings. For example, transgenerational sexual trauma that prevented me from giving and receiving love has transformed into my academic and professional work, and my heart is often full with all the goodness that is now available to me. Daniel has been such a solid, caring, and kind presence with loving boundaries and deep solicitude for my healing and wellness. His pedagogy and facilitation skills are spot-on, and his presence and care are evident for each of his students. Part of the work for me has been recognizing my teacher in the package in which they come; learning to see beyond my own prejudices at Daniel’s white, cisgender guy presentation to the loving and generous teacher he is has been healing. Truly, my life has gotten so much better since taking on this ancestor piece.
— Pavini Moray, somatic sexuality and ancestral wellness practitioner, San Francisco, California

“The vision that informs this work is a... much needed medicine for these times”

I’ve experienced a lot of frustration finding any known information about ancestors in our family, written or from living relatives. This process has transformed my life, restoring my well ancestors to a place of daily guidance, wisdom, healing, and empowerment. I found Dr. Foor’s work precise in a way that I had not quite found in previous writings. His approach is simple and powerful and comes from a place of deep respect. This work is appropriate and expresses the need for cultural sensitivity in troubled times. Working with Dr. Foor personally as well as online, I’ve come to understand and respect his direct teaching style. It reflects lot of experience, skill, compassion, and knowledge of the ritual arts. His approach to ritual safety expresses a deep understanding of what can be encountered when engaging the larger body of old-world powers. The vision that informs this work is a powerful and much-needed medicine for these times. I am honored to have experienced and be a part of Dr. Foor’s commitment to cultural healing.
— Marcus Fung, healing arts practitioner, musician, and cultural clown, Canadian-born Chinese (first generation)

“The ancestral healing bit has been the missing link in my own work...”

Over the last year, Daniel has given me wonderful support, and just enough push, to challenge and motivate my growth and skills as an ancestral healer and spiritual worker. His ancestral lineage healing method is culturally aware and culturally welcoming while addressing the social ills that have contributed to imbalances of power, rather than contributing to these imbalances. It’s clear that Daniel himself has done a lot of personal and cultural work around dismantling these imbalances and it makes for a safe and welcoming environment for learning and practicing ancestral healing. Personally, the ancestral healing bit has been the missing link in my own work around food, culture, and identity, and I’m really glad to have had the opportunity to work with him.
— Darla Antoine (Okanagan), Food, culture, and belonging expert, Costa Rica

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Ancestral Medicine offers some of the most advanced online teachings currently available, in a thriving global community of learning and practice.

Join your fellow students and practitioners from around the world in the live interactive conference calls or our online community to support and learn from each other while you discover how to open your mind and expand your paradigm of reality.

This international community is at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony, and reverence for all of life.

Here’s What You’ll Receive

Twelve 90-minute Class Sessions With Daniel Foor

Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored by and learn with psychotherapist and ancestral medicine teacher Daniel Foor — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a live streaming video option and guides you to discover specific skills and abilities to awaken your spiritual potential. Course sessions are on Thursdays at 5:00pm Pacific.

Twelve Video Recordings of Class Sessions

After each class, the video will be available for you to download or stream in high-quality format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.

Twelve Audio Recordings of Class Sessions

After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.

Twelve PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions

In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.

Twelve 30-minute Interactive Guided Group Practice Sessions

With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class which will be guided by sanctioned practitioners of this work of diverse backgrounds. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share, and do additional practices with to help further integrate the weekly lessons. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the online community group allows you to connect with each other and find alternative times to interact.

Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson

Between class sessions, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.

Online Community

Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about your course materials and interact with your fellow students to take your exploration to an even deeper level.

The Ancestral Medicine Bonus Collection

  • Healing Racism With the Backing of the Ancestors
    Video Interview With Daniel Foor and Langston Kahn
  • Celebrating Ancient & Returning LGBTQ Ancestors
    Audio Interview With Daniel Foor and Pavini Moray
  • Healing Attachment Wounds With Ancestral Reconnection
    Video Interview With Daniel Foor and Saskia Ison

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Ancestral Medicine Virtual Training

We feel honored Daniel Foor has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training. This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with an ancestral medicine teacher whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.

Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations, and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll be able to benefit from Daniel’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — and at your own pace!

If you’re serious about playing an important role in the healing of your family lineages and opening the door for you and your family to live more passionate and purposeful lives, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.

If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.

About Daniel Foor

Daniel Foor 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 ancestors flows from his training as a doctor of psychology and licensed marriage and family therapist, from the guidance of his teachers in earth-honoring traditions, and from two decades of implementing the teachings of ancestor reverence in his own life.

Since 2005 he’s 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’s the author of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing.

His 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 his 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 cultural and earth healing to be inseparable from spiritual teaching and practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What’s a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live and pre-recorded teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a computer, mobile device, or telephone. If there’s more than one person in your household taking the course, you’ll each need your own connection. We use Zoom videoconferencing to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions and deepen your exploration of the course themes.

There’s no additional charge for connecting to Zoom with your computer or mobile device. Please note that dialing Zoom from your telephone is a toll call; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. International access numbers are available.

“I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever...”
I had never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion, and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon within which to participate. I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
Claudia F., Medford, Massachusetts

Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private online community group.

Q: Can you tell me about the private online community group?
A: We’ll have a private online community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, and completing homework assignments that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects, and growth throughout the course.

Q: Are there scholarships available for this training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you’d like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.

Q: What’s your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is November 1, 2018. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Your refund will be processed within five business days and we’ll send you an email confirming your refund. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there’s something we can assist you with, please email us at support@theshiftnetwork.com and we’ll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)

Q: How can I reach Customer Support?
A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to your problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.

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