IN-PERSON EVENT

Ancestral Lineage Healing Intensive

A Three-Day Gathering
Budapest, Hungary

with Dr. Daniel Foor and Ancestral Healing Practitioners

May 31 – June 2, 2024

About the work

Ancestral lineage healing is the practice of relating directly with one’s blood ancestors for personal, family, and cultural healing. It involves safely establishing relationships with wise and well ancestors and enlisting their aid and participation to deeply heal your lineages reaching far back in time.

If you’ve participated in the various kinds of personal healing work and you’re seeking greater breakthroughs, ancestral healing may be for you. This approach weaves helpful elements from psychology, cultural healing, and spiritual/ritual traditions. Patterns rooted in intergenerational cycles and cultural pain can finally find resolution. Coming into relationship with recent and more ancient ancestors can serve to re-establish obscured blessings, improve relationships with the living, and encourage clarity of purpose.

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About the location

Budapest is a city with over 2,000 years of human presence along the mighty Danube. Abundant museums, restaurants, and places of cultural interest welcome you into the layers of the city, and our venue, Impact Hub Budapest is walking distance to Budapest’s iconic waterside shoe sculpture which memorializes those killed by fascists during WWII, as well as this 165 year old confectionary.

Our ancestors, no matter their origin places, also include thousands of years of history, magic, and tender humanity. Ritual deep dives in places like Budapest where the layers are so palpable and ancient is both ritually potent and a delight. As with all Ancestral Medicine offerings, this gathering will be carried out in culturally mindful ways that seek to respect the layers of history in Budapest and Hungary.

Logistics

We’ll gather at Impact Hub Budapest for this nearly seven hours of dedicated time in group ritual over three full days (9:30-13:00 and 14:30-17:30). We’ll take a spacious 90-minute lunch break, and we’re close to abundant restaurant options. Travel and lodging are accessibly priced in Budapest. There will be chairs and floor cushions and we encourage you to bring whatever you’ll need to be comfortable.

The weather this time of year is lovely. Average daytime temps in Budapest average 23-25 C (73-77 F) in late May and early June.

What to expect during session

In this three-day intensive, you can expect to learn both a life-long framework and tangible skills for connecting directly with your wise and kind ancestors. Participants can expect to:

Our shared time is guided in ways that are psychologically grounded, ritually safe, and culturally inclusive. All teachings and practices are led by Daniel and a team of trained ritual supporters. Those new to ancestor work, adoptees, and folks with a tough experience of family and culture are warmly welcome.

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Cost

Early registration price for non-Hungarian participants
$ 550
USD
  • (approximately €500 or 190,000 Ft; conversion rates will vary)
Early registration price for Hungarian participants
$ 300
USD
  • (approximately €275 or 105,000 Ft; conversion rates will vary)

A number of spaces are available at further reduced pricing. These spaces are especially for working class Hungarian people and those who experience some form of systemic oppression and marginalization in ways that also impact financial means (e.g., recent immigrants from less economically developed countries). Please don’t hesitate to ask us if you need this to join; accessibility is a core value of our organization. You can apply for these spaces here: Application for Assisted Registration.

Free Teaching and Book Event

Prior to the intensive, Daniel will host a free, open-to-all book launch to celebrate the translation of Ancestral Medicine into Hungarian. This will be held on Wednesday, May 28th from 7-8:30pm (19:00-20:30), also at the Magnet House Conference Center. We’ll share details here as we have them, and it’s great to plan to join us. Expect a live translation into Hungarian.

About the Instructor

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Daniel Foor, PhD

Daniel is a doctor of psychology, experienced ritualist, and the author of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing. He is an initiate in the Òrìṣà tradition of Yoruba-speaking West Africa and has learned from teachers of Mahayana Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, and the older ways of his English and German ancestors. Daniel is passionate about training aspiring leaders and change makers in the intersections of cultural healing, animist ethics, and applied ritual arts. He lives with his wife and two daughters near Granada, Spain in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Learn More

Event Assistant

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Anna Sólyom

Anna Sólyom holds MA of Philosophy and is a trauma-informed psychosomatic therapist. She works with biodynamic craniosacral and cardiovascular therapy and TRE®. She’s a certified Compassionate Inquiry practitioner (Dr. Gabor Maté’s approach). She’s also Level 3 Moon Mother, a practicing womb energy healing sessions with Miranda Gray’s technique. Her holistic focus is trauma resolution and harmonising intergenerational trauma through Ancestral Lineage Healing practices. She lives in Spain, Barcelona, in Catalan lands. Her ancestors are Hungarians and Ashkenazi Jews. Her passion is to guide others in ancestral lineage healing, to reconnect with the body and with Earth honoring practices. For more information about this work in Hungarian see: https://azosokgyogyitoereje.hu/ and for more on Anna’s practice see: https://escuchavital.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

We gather each day, Friday through Sunday, at Impact Hub Budapest (Budapest, Wesselényi utca 17, 1077 Hungary) from 9:30-13:00 then 14:30-17:30 with shorter mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks and a usual lunch break. Our shared time each day consists of four teaching and practice sessions of roughly 90 minutes each, two before lunch and two after.

These sessions are a blend of teaching, direct visioning and trance work (often with drumming), sharing in small break-out groups anchored by trained supporters, main group dialogue, and other elements of ancestor-focused ritual, such as offering practice, song, and prayer. There are no prerequisites, however, prior experience with ritual arts and personal healing are helpful.

The lineage healing intensive closely follows the first nine chapters of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing as participants connect and partner with ancestral guides to support any among the dead still in need of assistance. Our signature online course Ancestral Lineage Healing also follows the steps of the lineage healing process, and these are the fundamental steps that practitioners are trained to guide in individual session work.

The process itself originated from years of in-person events, and there is an alchemy to multi-day group ritual that is unlike any of the other approaches to the work.

It’s important to note that the lineage healing intensive is fundamentally different from the Ancestral Healing Practitioner Training. Participants at intensives learn life-long skills for personally accessing ancestral support. However, this three-day intensive is not a substitute for the nearly year-long professional training that practitioners undertake in how to guide this work for others.

Impact Hub is well lighted, clean, spacious, and wheelchair accessible. There are options for lunch within walking distance, including Fat Mama and Den Haag Pizza.

The intensive will be guided in English with options for live whisper translation into Hungarian. After registration, everyone will be asked about their language needs, and if there is a strong need for full, live translation services into Hungarian, we can likely arrange for this as we are committed to this offering being accessible to Hungarian speakers. Our support crew for this gathering also includes folks who are fluent in French, German, Spanish, Greek, Yoruba, and Czech.

Although there is no requirement to test for Covid-19, we ask that folks not to attend if you believe you are contagious (in any way, not just Covid). Masking is welcome but not required. For immunocompromised persons or those with sensitive medical disability, we are not able to offer full Covid safety protocol.

Our core values and ethics affirm full inclusivity for people of diverse genders, ancestries, religious orientations, and other factors that can lead to exclusion and harm. Robust scholarship and reduced cost options aim to support financial access.

Participants who travel to Budapest for this offering will need to arrange for their own accommodations, as this is a non-residential event. We are unable to assist with booking lodging for attendees.

This approach is experiential, rooted in an ethic of kindness, and welcoming to people of diverse ancestries and any spiritual background (or lack thereof). Consistent with our organizational core values, intensives are rooted in feminist, decolonizing, anti-racist, LGBTQ-friendly, class-aware, Earth-honoring ethics. We seek to embody these values in ways that are non-dogmatic, warm-hearted, and encouraging of the vulnerability that supports depth ritual work.

Participants work directly with their own lineage ancestors, and are not expected to hold space for others beyond showing up in a mindful way during group shares. Attendees work alongside one another, each in their own space and personal process.

Each intensive also weaves in explicit respect and healing for the histories of place. With respect to the history of Hungary, we firmly oppose any form of ancestral supremacy or ethnonationalism while welcoming historical honesty and acts of healing and repair for past and present troubles. This includes, for example, willingness to speak openly of the historical persecution of Hungarian Jews, Romani people, and other ethnic minorities as well as difficult legacies of facism, militarism, and empire. The approach will be kind and inclusive, and participants descended from ancestors who have both enacted and experienced major harm are all welcome.

Participants can expect an in-depth experience and should be personally well resourced. In addition to the lead teaching from Dr. Foor, there will be ritual supporters from the Ancestral Medicine Practitioner Network fluent in Hungarian, German, French, Polish, Czech, Spanish, Greek, and Yoruba. Even with the care from a coordinated and culturally welcoming team, when guiding a group ritual for three full days, there are still limitations to the level of individualized support we will be able to provide.

If you have doubts about whether the intensive is a good container for your depth work, be in dialogue with the team beforehand. The intensive is not a substitute for personal therapy or physical medicines.

In addition to the in-person support during the time of the intensive, many participants find working with an individual practitioner to be beneficial. To connect with practitioners or practitioners-in-training, see this link for the Ancestral Medicine Practitioner Directory. The network includes options for different language needs, low income sessions, and other specializations.

Unless other arrangements are made, 25% of the overall cost is a non-refundable deposit.

If you need to cancel, please let us know as soon as you can. If something changes and you can’t join us, the closer cancellations are to the date of the event, the more difficult it is for us to fill the seats. The remaining registration payment may be refunded as follows:

A 75% refund is available for cancellations made anytime before March 12 (60 days before we gather). A 50% refund is available for cancellations made between 30 and 60 days before the intensive begins. There are no refunds available for cancellations made after April 30 (less than 30 days before the intensive begins). We reserve the option to extend some flexibility on this policy especially in cases where an open space has been quickly filled. However, in-person intensives require significant organizational resources and these policies help to ensure these offerings remain sustainable.

We’d be happy to help with any additional questions! Reach out to info@ancestralmedicine.org with your question and someone from our team will be in touch, usually within two business days.

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