Animist Psychology

Cultivating Resilience with the Earth and Ancestors

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Amber McZeal and Dr. Daniel Foor

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Animist Psychology - Cultivating Resilience with the Earth and Ancestors


About Dr. Daniel Foor and Amber McZeal

Dr Daniel Foor

Daniel Foor, PhD

He is a licensed psychotherapist, doctor of psychology, and the author of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing. Since 2005 he has led ancestral healing intensives in eight countries, trained over sixty practitioners, and supported thousands with ancestral reconnection through online teaching and sessions. Daniel is an initiate in the Òrìṣà tradition of Yoruba-speaking West Africa and has learned from teachers of Mahayana Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, and the older ways of his English and German ancestors. He lives with his wife and daughters in Western North Carolina, homeland of Cherokee peoples.


Amber McZeal

Writer, vocalist, sacred scholar, and activist Amber McZeal utilizes sound therapy and guided somatic imagery to engage the knowledge of the body within an interactive and liberatory arts practice. Amber McZeal weaves together somatic practice with social justice and spirituality. Her approach centers imagination as foundational to movements to end oppression and create more humane social relationships. McZeal holds an MA degree in somatic depth psychology and is currently a doctoral candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute.