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March 2020

Earth, Ancestors, and Ritual: Where to Begin?

Earth, Ancestors, and Ritual: Where to Begin? Daniel Foor, Ph.D.  Over the past two decades of guiding ritual arts, people often ask, “Where do I start?” As my entry into ritual included little guidance or an excess of disorganized instruction, I hold this question as precious and worthy of a thoughtful reply. Before a more structured answer, know that the path is anything but linear. This is partly due to generations of cultural disruption and the reality that so many seekers [...]

Earth, Ancestors, and Ritual: Where to Begin?

October 2015

Animism, Western Psychology, and Clinical Mental Health

Animism, Western Psychology, and Clinical Mental Health As a licensed marriage and family therapist and a doctor of psychology, I’m aware of both the alignment and tension between clinical mental health and traditional approaches to healing that include the ancestors, the natural world, and the unseen.  For those drawn to this subject, I have included the link for my doctoral dissertation that focused on the use of shamanic healing methods in a clinical mental health setting. I interviewed different types of clinicians in the United States [...]

Animism, Western Psychology, and Clinical Mental Health