Daniel Foor, PhD, is a licensed psychotherapist and a doctor of psychology. He has led ancestral and family healing intensives throughout the United States since 2005 and helped thousands of people to restore healthy and empowering relationships with their ancestors. He is the author of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing (2017).
Over the past 25 years Daniel has trained with teachers of Mahayana Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, and diverse Indigenous paths, including the older ways of his English, Irish, and German ancestors. He is a student of Yoruba culture and makes regular pilgrimages to work with elders in West Africa as an initiate (ọmọ awo) of Ifá, Ọbàtálá, Ọ̀ṣun, and Egúngún in the lineage of Olúwo Fálolú Adésànyà Awoyadé from Òdè Rẹ́mọ.
Before relocating to Western North Carolina, Daniel guided hundreds of days of outdoor, place-oriented ritual in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is an amateur naturalist, Wilderness First Responder, and passionate about ways in which other-than-Indigenous people can also reclaim depth relationship with land and place while being in solidarity with Indigenous peoples.
Training as a therapist, living in other societies, and immersion in different lineages of ritual inform his kind and non-dogmatic approach to ancestor and earth reverence. Although he draws inspiration from lineages of established practice, his offerings are inclusive, and he holds work for cultural and earth healing as inseparable from spiritual teaching and practice. Daniel lives with his wife, daughter, and cats in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, traditional homeland of Tsalagi peoples.