Ancestral Lineage Healing Intensive
A Three-Day Gathering
with Dr. Daniel Foor and Ancestral Healing Practitioners
July 21-23, 2023
Ancestral lineage healing emphasizes learning to relate directly with one’s recent and more ancient blood ancestors for personal, family, and cultural healing. In this three-day intensive attendees can expect to learn both a life-long framework and tangible skills for connecting directly with their own wise and kind ancestors.
Coming into relationship with your ancestors can help to transform intergenerational troubles, re-establish obscured blessings, improve relationships with the living, and encourage clarity of purpose.
The structure for our three-day intensive is one that is psychologically grounded, ritually safe, and culturally inclusive, led by Dr. Foor and a team of trained ritual supporters. Those new to ancestor work, as well as adoptees, and folks with a tough experience of family and culture, are all warmly welcome. This is a non-residential event; attendees will need to arrange their own lodging and accommodations.
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Monthly payment options available!
A limited number of spaces are available at reduced pricing. These spaces are especially for people who experience some form of systemic oppression and marginalization in ways that also impact financial means (e.g., travelers or recent immigrants from less economically developed countries, participants of historically persecuted groups in Germany). You can apply for one of these spaces here: Application for Assisted Registration.
A minimum of 50% of the full registration cost is due at the time of registration; 25% of this is a non-refundable deposit. The remaining registration payment may be refunded as follows:
- A 75% refund is available for cancellations made anytime before April 22, which is 90 days before the intensive begins.
- A 50% refund is available for cancellations made between 30 and 90 days before the intensive begins.
- There are no refunds available for cancellations made after June 22, 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.
About the Instructor
Daniel Foor, PhD
Dr. Foor is a licensed psychotherapist, doctor of psychology, 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 currently lives with his wife and two daughters near Granada, Spain in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Frequently Asked Questions
We gather from 9:30-17:30 (5:30pm) each day with breaks for mid-morning, lunch, and mid-afternoon. 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 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.
Our venue is called the Kirche der Stille, Church of Silence, near Altona-Altstadt and the River Elbe in central Hamburg. The space is well-lit, clean, spacious, and wheelchair accessible. There are many options for food within a 10-minute walk.
In consideration for fellow participants, attendees traveling to Hamburg are encouraged to test for Covid-19 prior to departure and upon arrival, as well as to be current with their vaccinations. Masking for anyone who wishes to do so is welcome but not required. Please note for immunocompromised persons or those with sensitive medical disability, due to the in-person nature of this event, we are not able to offer full Covid safety protocol.
The intensive will be guided in English with options for small breakout groups led by supporters who are fluent in German, English, and at times in other languages. In the main group space, we intend to provide “whisper translation” as needed for a small number of primarily German-speaking participants. After registration everyone will be asked about their language needs, and if there is a strong need for full, live translation services, we can likely arrange for this. We are committed to this offering being accessible to German-speaking people.
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 Hamburg 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 specific history of Hamburg and Germany in general, we firmly oppose any form of ancestral supremacy while welcoming historical honesty and acts of healing and repair for past and present troubles. Two of the six event supporters in Hamburg are Jewish. Participants descended from ancestors who have both enacted and experienced major harm are all welcome.
Ancestral Medicine is also experienced in this means of engagement for the region, leading two intensives in 2019 in Berlin and Vienna, both of which were multicultural, caring and connective.
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 six ritual supporters from the Ancestral Medicine Practitioner Network, at least half of whom are fluent in German. 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.
We’d be happy to help with any additional questions! Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with your question and someone from our team will be in touch, usually within two business days.