Rituals for Personal and Family Healing

A practical guide to connecting with your ancestors for personal, family, and cultural healing. Everyone has loving and wise ancestors they can learn to invoke for support and healing. Coming into relationship with your ancestors empowers you to transform negative family patterns into blessings and encourages good health, self-esteem, clarity of purpose, and better relationships with your living relatives.

  • Provides over 20 exercises and rituals to help you initiate contact with your ancestors, find ancestral guides, and assist the dead who are not yet at peace
  • Explains how to safely engage in lineage repair work by connecting strongly more ancient ancestors before relating with the recently deceased
  • Explores how your ancestors can help you transform intergenerational legacies of pain and abuse and reclaim the positive spirit of the family

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About the Author

Daniel Foor, PhD, is a licensed therapist and a doctor of psychology. He has led ancestral healing intensives throughout the United States since 2005. He is an initiate in the Ifa/Orisha tradition of Yoruba-speaking West Africa and has trained with teachers of Mahayana Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, and diverse indigenous paths, including the ways of his English, Irish, and German ancestors.

His approach to ancestor reverence and earth-honoring spirituality is heart-centered, non-dogmatic, and honoring of soul-level difference. He views ancestral and family healing as one part of a larger movement for social and earth justice. Daniel and his wife Sarah live in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.

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Book Events

The book will be available at all events, and purchasing in-person is a great way to support local bookstores.

-Wednesday, July 12th, 6:30-8pm at Magus Books in Minneapolis, Minnesota

-Thursday, July 13th, 7-8:30pm at Unity North Spiritual Center in Coon Rapids, Minnesota

-Thursday, July 20th, 6-8pm at Malaprops Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, North Carolina

-Thursday, July 27th, 6:30-8pm at The Book Loft in Columbus, Ohio

-Saturday, July 29th, 6:00-7:30pm at Crazy Wisdom in Ann Arbor, Michigan

-Wednesday, Aug 2nd, 6:00-7:30pm at Journeys of Life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

-Thursday, Aug 10th, 6:30-8pm at The Meditation Room in Cornelius, North Carolina

-Sunday, September 3rd, 3-5pm at New Renaissance Bookshop in Portland, Oregon

-Thursday, October 5th, 6:30-8pm at Heart Path Studio in Athens, Georgia

Feel welcome to inquire about setting up a book talk or other media event (e.g., guest interview or podcast). Full events details can be found on the events calendar.

Events Calendar

My Blog

Blog posts include topics such as work with mountain spirits, animism and psychology, basics of ancestor reverence, taboo and honoring difference, and ways to deepen our practice of prayer.

Five Ways to Honor Your Ancestors

Taboo and Honoring Sacred Difference

My Journey with Buryat Shaman Sarangerel

Five Practices for More Potent Prayer

All Blog Posts

Archive of Talks

I guide a free monthly talk online that’s open to all. Recordings are then added to the online archive. Topics are varied, a few examples include:

Foundations of Dreamwork

Grief as Sacred Practice

Deities, Ancestors, and Archetypes

To be in the loop about the monthly talks and other trainings, please sign up for the monthly newsletter.

Archive of Talks