About the Organization

We are a fellowship of earth and ancestor-honoring ritualists committed to heart-aware and historically-informed cultural healing. We seek to deeply honor each person’s unique gifts and to work in partnership with the ancestors and the elders who are the land.

Our collective of teachers and practitioners are now offering ancestral healing intensives in eight countries, personal sessions in five languages, and several online courses for an international audience. For more context on our priorities, see our Code of Ethics and our scholarship application for all offerings. If you wish to the support our commitment to keeping offerings accessible while also lifting up our talented teaching staff, consider a contribution to our scholarship fund.

Ancestral Medicine Staff

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Daniel Foor – Founder & Director

Daniel 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 life. His recent ancestors are settler-colonialists to Pennsylvania and Ohio from England, Germany, and Ireland. He is a doctor of psychology, marriage and family therapist, amateur naturalist, life-long student of earth-honoring traditions, and the author of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing. Since 2005 Daniel has guided ancestor-focused trainings, community rituals, and personal sessions throughout North America. Training as a therapist, living in other cultures, and immersion in different lineages of ritual all inform his kind and non-dogmatic approach to ancestor and earth reverence. He lives with his wife and daughter in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, traditional homeland of Cherokee peoples. For more information see his full bio here.

Seyta Selter – Organization & Development Wizard

Seyta is a multi-talented wizard and the backbone of growing and administering the organization and its offerings. Seyta builds and manages the administrative wing of Ancestral Medicine including infrastructure, staff coordination, web development and online classes, events, and accounting. She also works closely with Daniel on strategic development and curriculum. Seyta has an MA in East-West Psychology and is an ancestral healing practitioner and teacher of this work. Her recent ancestors were settlers in New York and Illinois from the Hebrew diaspora, the British Isles, and Germany. Seyta’s professional background includes founding and growing a custom clothier for 10 years, teaching dream psychology in college, and developing NORD, an online social journaling website focusing on experiences with the unseen. Seyta lives in Olympia, Washington on traditional territory of Squaxin and Nisqually peoples. For more info see: innerlands.org.

Adrienne Sloan – Events Coordinator & Admin Support

Adrienne supports all things event coordination for in-person intensives and online courses. She manages course and event registrations and scholarship coordination, and is also the person you’re likely to first encounter if you have questions, concerns, or just want to say hello. In addition to supporting the work here at Ancestral Medicine, Adrienne is an ancestral healing practitioner whose work is informed by story, myth, and a deep relationship with the spirits of the land. Adrienne’s people primarily hail from Scotland, Ireland, England, and Germany. She currently resides on the traditional homeland of the Tewa-speaking Pueblo people on what is now known as northern New Mexico. You can find out more here: www.adriennesloan.com

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Tamira Cousett – Practitioner and Trainee Coordinator

Tamira specializes in wrangling and tending at the practitioner and trainee level through coordination of ongoing education, communications, certification tracking, and scheduling of all kinds. Tamira has a B.S. in Chemistry and is a soon to be certified practitioner of this work. Her recent ancestors are from West Africa and the British and Irish Isles by way of Alabama, Ohio, and Indiana. Tamira has worked as a contract chemist for 10 years with the Environmental Protection Agency monitoring ambient air quality for communities across the United States. She lives with her family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on the traditional lands of the Occaneechi peoples. Favorite quote: “Please respond to my emails the first time I send them.” More about Tamira at: www.tamiracousett.com.