On-Demand Course Library

Our library of on-demand courses includes a wide range of topics on ancestral reconnection, Earth-honoring spirituality, ritual arts, cultural healing, and pragmatic life skills.

All courses are guided by Dr. Daniel Foor and include pre-recorded lessons (both video and audio), a resources section, inclusion in the Ancestral Medicine community forum, life-long access to materials, a transcription of all lessons, and pricing options to support accessibility.

Animist Psychology

The field of psychology continues to grapple with colonialist legacies, reductionist approaches to the psyche, and disproportionate centering of European-ancestored voices. Sustained engagement with traditions of ritual and Earth-honoring practice can serve as a modest corrective to this tendency.

This course is an offering for mental health professionals, ritualists of diverse traditions, and anyone interested in the intersections of Earth, culture, and psyche. Lessons are pragmatic and accessible, and participants can expect to more easily identify and navigate the intersections of psychology, ritual arts, and cultural dynamics in your personal life and communities of practice. Learn more.

Each lesson is at least 90 minutes in duration and includes guided practices:

  • Lesson One: Animism, Colonialism, and Earth-Honoring Psychologies
  • Lesson Two: Attachment Theory, Intimacy, and Loving the Earth​
  • Lesson Three: Ancestral Healing, Trauma, and Resilience
  • Lesson Four: Spirit Contact, Psychosis, and Consensus Reality
  • Lesson Five: Personality, Ego Inflation, and Possession States
  • Lesson Six: Harmful Spirits, Curses, and Cultural Troubles
  • Lesson Seven: Belonging, Ecopsychology, and Becoming a Place
  • Lesson Eight: Integration, Cultural Healing, and Ways to Deepen

Course includes extra resources, transcriptions, and access to the AM Community Forum. Learn more.

Supporter $235 | Buy Now

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Standard $195 | Buy Now

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Community $135 | Buy Now

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All payment levels include monthly payment options. For more information about the course click here.

Care for the Dead and Dying

Death is not a singular moment, but a rite of passage that unfolds over weeks, months, or even years. How well we show up with skillful care and presence – before, during, and after death – can make all the difference for our loved ones who are departing from this incarnation.

In this course we explore cross-cultural teachings and practices to support the dying process. You’ll learn tangible skills for offering soul-level support through the major transformation that is death of the body. The focus is complementary to Ancestral Lineage Healing and this is a great stand-alone, life-skills course for helpers, healers, and anyone wanting to better support the dying. Learn more.

Care for the Dead and Dying

Each of the recorded lessons is at least 90 minutes in duration and includes two guided practices. 

  • Lesson One: The Soul, Death, and What Follows
  • Lesson Two: Tending at the End of Life
  • Lesson Three: Supporting at the Time of Death
  • Lesson Four: Postmortem Care for the Soul

This course also includes a resources section, transcriptions of all lesson content, and access to the Ancestral Medicine Community Forum. Learn more.

Supporter $120 | Buy Now

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Standard $95 | Buy Now

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Community $65 | Buy Now

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For more information about the course click here.

Foundations of Ritual

Ritual is both art and discipline, instinctual and learnable. As approaches to ritual are as diverse as life itself, this course is for anyone seeking to strengthen their foundational skills in ritual arts. The only “wrong” approaches are perhaps those untethered from love, wisdom and relationship with life.

Participants will learn pragmatic skills that can be applied to daily devotions and all manner of relationship (human and other-than-human). Beginners are welcome, and the content may be particularly useful to healing arts practitioners, priests, spiritual care workers, and devotees of diverse traditions in search of fresh ways to inhabit and transmit basic teachings. Learn more.

Each lesson is 60-90 minutes in duration and includes guided practices:

  • Lesson One: Ritual Theory and Practice
  • Lesson Two: Boundaries, Protection, and Ritual Safety
  • Lesson Three: Invocation and Appealing to the Powers
  • Lesson Four: Trancework and Relational Etiquette
  • Lesson Five: Sustaining Intimacy and Regulating Intensity
  • Lesson Six: Speech and Song, Intention and Prayer
  • Lesson Seven: Authenticity, Calling and Honoring Limits
  • Lesson Eight: Traditions, Teachers and Established Practices

Course includes extra resources, transcriptions, and access to the AM Community Forum. Learn more.

Supporter $235 | Buy Now

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Standard $195 | Buy Now

This rate allows us to sustain our work. If you are able to enroll at this level, we encourage you to do so.

Community $135 | Buy Now

This rate invites folks with leaner financial means to enjoy our programs at a reduced cost.

All payment levels include monthly payment options. For more information about the course click here.

Inhabiting the Times

This course is a call to activists, thinkers, and ritualists, offering an embodied exploration of six persistent global cultural troubles and the antidotes to each, inherent within: poverty, sexism, racism, war, religious intolerance, and human supremacy.

Discover pragmatic actions and antidotes through lessons that unravel the intersections of ritual, psychology, and complex systems. Step into a world where understanding fosters systemic change, where theory meets action, and where individuals become empowered agents for a more just, loving, and sustainable world. Learn more.

Inhabiting the Times

Each of the recorded lessons is at least 90 minutes in duration and includes two guided practices.

  • Lesson One: Sharing, Greed and the Creation of Poverty
  • Lesson Two: Animism, Human Supremacy and Extinction
  • Lesson Three: Celebrating Gender and Sexual Diversity
  • Lesson Four: Colonialism, Indigeneity and Sacred Space
  • Lesson Five: Uplifting Ancestral and Ethnic Diversity
  • Lesson Six: Respecting Cultural and Religious Difference

This course also includes transcriptions of all lesson content and access to the Ancestral Medicine Community Forum. Learn more.

Supporter $210 | Buy Now

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Standard $165| Buy Now

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Reduced Cost $115 | Buy Now

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For more information about the course click here.

Initiations: A Life of Ritual

Most people on Earth are no longer raised with robust community rituals and rites of passage. This leads to uninitiated adults, not yet prepared to meet life’s ordeals in creative, empowered, and meaningful ways. In turn this becomes a generational disconnection that causes suffering and erosion of healthy community.

This foundational course provides guidance and practices to integrate the wisdom of religious/spiritual systems with teachings from developmental psychology, stages of consciousness models, and anti-oppressive approaches to cultural change. Learn more.

Initiations: A Life of Ritual

Each of the recorded lessons is at least 90 minutes in duration and includes two guided practices.

  • Lesson One: Infancy, Voice, and Invocation
  • Lesson Two: Childhood, Boundaries, and Safety
  • Lesson Three: Embodiment, Pleasure, and Being Whole
  • Lesson Four: Adolescence, Courage, and Calling
  • Lesson Five: Early Adulthood, Devotion, and Feeding Life
  • Lesson Six: Limitation, Sorrow, and Choosing Love
  • Lesson Seven: Midlife, Destiny, and Cleaning House
  • Lesson Eight: Early Elderhood, Warriorship, and Legacy
  • Lesson Nine: Power, Reckoning, and Making Amends
  • Lesson Ten: Elderhood, Humility, and Mending the World
  • Lesson Eleven: Eclipse, Dying, and Becoming Ancestor
  • Lesson Twelve: Awakening, Wisdom, and Becoming What Is

This course also includes transcriptions of all lesson content and access to the Ancestral Medicine Community Forum. Learn more.

Supporter $325 | Buy Now

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Standard $250 | Buy Now

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Reduced Cost $175 | Buy Now

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Practices for Grieving and Heartache

Grief and loss are close companions on the spiritual path, an unavoidable part of our journey on Earth, and essential for the development of good character. Even though so much hinges on making friends with heartache, we often don’t receive these fundamental life skills from the prevailing culture.

This offering is for anyone who wishes to learn ways to embrace conscious grieving and living with an open heart (and folks working in helping and healing capacities may find the content especially useful). Participants are gently invited to honor places of personal and collective sorrow through gentle, inclusive and non-dogmatic teachings and ritual practice. Learn more.

Practices for Grieving and Heartache

Each of the recorded lessons is at least 90 minutes in duration and includes two guided practices.

  • Lesson One: Speaking the Truth of the Heart
  • Lesson Two: Falling into the World’s Embrace
  • Lesson Three: Holy Waters, Inner and Outer
  • Lesson Four: Grief as Devotion and Prayer

This course also includes a resources section, transcriptions of all lesson content, and access to the Ancestral Medicine Community Forum. Learn more.

Supporter $120 | Buy Now

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Standard $95 | Buy Now

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Community $65 | Buy Now

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For more information about the course click here.

Spirit Contact for Beginners

Many of us never receive the support, guidance, and validation to enjoy nourishing relationships with our diversely bodied other-than-human kin – even though it’s something that most of our ancestors took for granted and one of the most ordinary and normal things we can do.

In this course we explore the art and practice of relating in safe and direct ways with ancestors, animals, plants, spirts of place, and those who are water, stone, wind and weather. Teachings are kind, inclusive, and focused on pragmatic skills for enjoying a lifetime of supportive relationships. This is a great intro course and likely helpful to those wanting to strengthen intuitive skills. Learn more.

Spirit Contact for Beginners

Each of the recorded lessons is at least 90 minutes in duration and includes two guided practices.

  • Lesson One: Many Spirits and Types of Encounters
  • Lesson Two: Diverse Styles and Modes of Perception
  • Lesson Three: Healthy Boundaries and Reasons to Engage
  • Lesson Four: Embracing Relational Complexity

This course also includes a resources section, transcriptions of all lesson content, and access to the Ancestral Medicine Community Forum. Learn more.

Supporter $120 | Buy Now

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Standard $95 | Buy Now

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Community $65 | Buy Now

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For more information about the course click here.

The Opening Earth

Our bodies and psyches are also the land; we are in no way separate from the rest of life. In this course we explore ways in which we are embedded in a wider community of kinship. This includes reckoning with how ecological catastrophe and centuries of cultural harm live and move through these bodies.

Lessons invite those impacted by the sorrows of our changing world to consider questions like: Who are we in these times? What skills do we need to meet this new reality? What are my specific responsibilities in service to life? This course, along with in-depth offerings like Loving the Earth: Practical Animism, are excellent starting points for those drawn to Earth-honoring values and traditions. Learn more.

The Opening Earth

Each of the recorded lessons is at least 90 minutes in duration and includes two guided practices.

  • Lesson One: Reckoning
  • Lesson Two: Sorrow
  • Lesson Three: Courage
  • Lesson Four: Service

This course also includes transcriptions of all lesson content and access to the Ancestral Medicine Community Forum. Learn more.

Supporter $120 | Buy Now

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Standard $95 | Buy Now

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Community $65 | Buy Now

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For more information about the course click here.

Coming Soon

An intentional space to explore how we take the practice deeper by including those beyond our direct family lineages.

Embrace the improvisation, creativity, and personal style needed for a soul-guided life of heart and service.

There’s nothing naive about cultivating happiness. In this course, we explore practices for embodying both personal and communal joy.

This four-part series presents accessible teachings and practices for healing trauma, from diverse traditions of ritual arts.

In this four-part series, explore teachings for maintaining healthy boundaries and navigating the tumultuous potential of sacred conflict.

Learn new frameworks and practices for relating skillfully with diverse types of hazardous humans, spirits, and others.

Live Teachings, Courses & Trainings

Ancestral Medicine offers practical and powerful online courses focused on animist ethics, ancestral healing, ritual arts, and cultural change.

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