Join Dr. Daniel Foor in Devon, England at historic Dartington Hall (c. 1388) near Totnes for this three-day intensive.
Everyone has loving and wise ancestors, and by reaching out for their support we access tremendous vitality for personal and family healing. In addition to supporting repairs with living family, our ancestors encourage healthy self-esteem and help us to clarify our destiny, relationships, and work in the world.
Participants will learn to relate safely and directly with family ancestors, both helpful guides and the dead in need of assistance. The work will closely follow Dr. Foor’s book, Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing. Expect to engage lineage ancestors in heart-centered ritual through prayer/song, visioning practices, and group dialogue. There are no prerequisites, however, prior experience with inner work and relating with spirit guides/teachers are both helpful.
Folks new to ancestor work, adoptees, and those with a tough experience of family are warmly welcome. The training will be a trauma-aware, multicultural ritual container that embraces the relationship of ancestral engagement with cultural healing and decolonization work. Spaces are limited, and cost is £375 for the three full days (10am-5pm each day). Tuition includes a picnic lunch and coffee/tea service each day.
Preregistration and full attendance is requested, and registration is open (see form on this page). We are strongly committed to keeping the work accessible to people of diverse backgrounds and variable means while also supporting our teachers in sustaining ways. If you need financial assistance to join, please see our application for payment plans and partial scholarship spaces. If you would like to join us in keeping this work accessible or if you have enjoyed financial assistance previously and now wish to extend this gift to others, please consider a donation to our scholarship fund. For further details on this intensive see: ancestral lineage healing intensives.
Lodging of various types is available at Dartington Hall, and can be booked directly through their site at www.dartington.org/visit.
We give respect in this approach to ancestral healing to earlier generations and cultures in the places where we teach (in this case pre-Celtic, diverse Celts, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, intermittent Vikings, Normans, and now multi-cultural England). The facilitator is over half English by blood ancestry, and being of more recent European settler-colonizer ancestry to North America brings sensitivity to issues of local sovereignty and colonialism to the shared ritual space.