Daniel Foor, PhD, is the author of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing (Inner Traditions, 2017). His current focus is on training psychologically and culturally competent ancestral healing practitioners around the globe. He has guided ancestral and family healing ritual in eight countries and helped thousands of people to restore healthy and empowering relationships with their ancestors.
Daniel holds a doctorate in psychology and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. His doctoral research in psychology focused on the use of shamanic healing practices by clinical mental health professionals. Daniel has trained with teachers of Mahayana Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, and diverse indigenous paths, including the remnant and returning traditions of his English, Irish, and German ancestors. He has made four pilgrimages to Yorubaland as a student of Yorùbá culture and initiate of Ifá, Ọbàtálá, Ọ̀ṣun, and Egúngún in the lineage of Olúwo Fálolú Adésànyà Awoyadé of Òdè Rẹ́mọ.
Training and working as a therapist, living in other societies, and immersion in different lineages of ritual all inform his kind and non-dogmatic approach to ancestor and earth reverence. His public offerings aim to be inclusive, and he holds work for cultural and earth healing to be inseparable from spiritual teaching and practice.
Daniel lives with his wife and daughter in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, the traditional homeland of Tsalagi peoples.