As an American of largely English and German early settler-colonizer ancestry, I was neither raised with a framework for ancestor reverence nor taught to value
Translation and author reflection in Mandarin. In early January 2009, I guided a dozen or so practitioners of diverse earth-honoring paths in a year of
“Climate change is profoundly related to the troubled dead and the growing number of troubled ghosts now on Earth.” When Oya, a Yoruba goddess of
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 Ifá/Òrìṣà tradition tradition of Yorùbá-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 family live in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.