I am so thankful that I decided to take Daniel Foor’s Practical Animism online course. It has surprised me in the various ways it has impacted my life so deeply. It has helped me feel and hold individual and collective grief for the ways in which we are impacting the planet and the dependency we have on one another for life itself. It has brought more intentional ritual into my life which has helped me expand into connective relationships and gratitude for the elemental, animal and other non-human kin. It has exponentially expanded my understanding and ability to develop a more cohesive language and ways of expressing the animist values that I’ve always held.
I am also so appreciative of the variety and comprehensive approach in the learning styles and context that this course offers: through video lessons, historical and current articles, live video teachings and discussions, a collection of videos and clips from elders and movies, questions and ritual practice to engage and reflect upon, as well as putting me in connection and dialogue with a large community of lovely humans who share animist values and practices.
I highly recommend this course, and a heartfelt thank you Daniel and Ancestral Medicine for your incredible efforts to bring this offering to so many!
I’m so impressed with Daniel’s capacity to bring vibrancy to this course, and this deeply spiritual material, online. Rather than demonstrating disdain for the medium, which I’ve experienced in other distance learning scenarios, his enthusiasm for our coming together in this way and his upwelling of generosity made the time-space-distance issue so much less of a barrier to learning. I am grateful that through Daniel’s bright willingness to embrace this technological connection, both as amazing and as flawed as it may be, I was able to get more from this course.