ONLINE COURSE

Ancestral Lineage Healing

Practices for Personal and Cultural Transformation

with Dr. Daniel Foor

Extended Registration to February 14th!

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Heal your family history and reconnect with your roots. Move forward with grounded, healthy pride.

Investment

Money-back guarantee. If you’re not satisfied with the course after having engaged at least one lesson, we will grant you a full refund within 30 days of the beginning of the course.

6 MONTHLY PAYMENTS
$ 125
USD per month
  • We offer the option of splitting the cost of the standard investment into 6 convenient monthly payments. You will be automatically charged every month on the same day until your sixth and final payment is completed, which will occur after the course is complete.
3 MONTHLY PAYMENTS
$ 250
USD per month
  • We offer the option of splitting the cost of the standard investment into 3 convenient monthly payments. You will be automatically charged every month on the same day until your sixth and final payment is completed, which will occur after the course is complete.
STANDARD FULL PAYMENT
$ 750
USD
  • This rate supports the labor of the full operations and support team that weaves the course from start to finish. This also allows Ancestral Medicine to extend financial access to the course for those who need it. We recommend this level of investment for people with medium to high access to resources in the global context.

Scholarship Options

If the standard investment options above, including payment plans, are beyond your current financial means, we offer additional scholarship options. We trust you to self-select for the scholarship level you require based on your present needs and context. Please fill out the form linked below to be considered. Scholarship applications will close on February 3rd at 3pm.

Curriculum

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3 Three
4 Four
5 Five
6 Six
7 Seven
8 Eight
9 Nine
10 Ten
11 Eleven
12 Twelve
One

Lesson 1: Foundations of Ancestor Reverence

  • Explore the animist and cross-cultural basis of ancestor reverence
  • Learn the origins and framework for this approach to lineage healing
  • Address ritual safety and differences between ancestors and ghosts
  • Consider family inquiry, DNA ancestry tests, and historical research
  • Enjoy resources on animism, ancestor reverence, and family research
Lesson 1: Foundations of Ancestor Reverence
Two

Lesson 2: Assessment of Four Blood Lineages

  • Assess the current condition of four of your ancestral lineages
  • Establish any necessary boundaries for you and your family
  • Explore ways to trust your intuition and reclaim direct knowing
  • Determine the focus of your ancestral repair work
  • Enjoy resources on epigenetics, psychology, and epistemology
Lesson 2: Assessment of Four Blood Lineages
Three

Lesson 3: Contacting Ancestral Guides

  • Learn a framework for sustained connection with older ancestors
  • Safely seek direct connection with wise and kind ancestral guides
  • Invite blessings and support for your life from these ancestral elders
  • Explore ways to nurture and expand into new ancestral connections
  • Enjoy resources on West and Central African ancestral traditions
Lesson 3: Contacting Ancestral Guides
Four

Lesson 4: Deepening with Lineage Elders

  • Learn about offering practices and ways to tend an ancestral altar
  • Expand into spirit-guided historical inquiry and cultural recovery
  • Practice attuning, listening, and following the lead of the lineage elders
  • Ask the guides to surround the generations between in healing prayer
  • Enjoy resources on ancestor reverence in Celtic cultures and Ireland
Lesson 4: Deepening with Lineage Elders
Five

Lesson 5: Ancestral Blessings and Burdens

  • Learn to conceptualize, identify, and transform ancestral legacies
  • Consider six major types of cultural trouble and their antidotes
  • Seek understanding from the ancestors on lineage gifts and burdens
  • Embody blessings and transform burdens with ancestral support
  • Enjoy resources on ancestor reverence in Mayan and Nahua cultures
Lesson 5: Ancestral Blessings and Burdens
Six

Lesson 6: Assisting Older Lineage Ancestors

  • Explore causes of ancestral wounding and pathways for healing
  • Support as needed in the ancestralization of older lineage ancestors
  • Practice allowing the guides to oversee and enact the healing
  • Reinforce previous steps and focus on stoking what feeds life
  • Enjoy resources on ancestral traditions in China, Mongolia, and Korea
Lesson 6: Assisting Older Lineage Ancestors
Seven

Lesson 7: Grieving and Forgiveness

  • Consider the importance and benefits of grieving for and with the dead
  • Practice regulating the intensity of collective ancestrally infused states
  • Seek to balance emotional courage, cultural awareness, and ritual safety
  • Partner with the ancestors for potent grieving and forgiveness practices
  • Enjoy resources on prehistoric ancestors and others in the genus Homo
Lesson 7: Grieving and Forgiveness
Eight

Lesson 8: Assisting the Recent Dead

  • Learn important differences when assisting more recent generations
  • Invite the guides to intervene on behalf of recent generations in need
  • Reinforce safety protocols in cases of serious lineage disturbance
  • Reflect on tales of trouble and healing from this stage of the process
  • Enjoy resources on LGBTQ+ ancestors and diverse types of families
Lesson 8: Assisting the Recent Dead
Nine

Lesson 9: Tending the Bones

  • Learn a framework and additional protocols for worst-case scenarios
  • Explore ways to support lineage ancestors to shift from well to vibrant
  • Consider the ongoing relationship of the ancestors to this dimension
  • Practice caring for remains, ancestral objects, and inheritances
  • Enjoy resources on Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Mormonism
Lesson 9: Tending the Bones
Ten

Lesson 10: Embodying Ancestral Blessings

  • Consider the impacts of ancestral wounding and healing on living relatives
  • Invite the guides to bring healing and goodness to your extended family
  • Request physical healing and optimizing of your blood, bones, and DNA
  • Embody lineage blessings and pray with the ancestors for your relations
  • Enjoy resources on decolonization and select Indigenous traditions
Lesson 10: Embodying Ancestral Blessings
Eleven

Lesson 11: Harmonizing the Lineages

  • Learn new ways to celebrate well and healed ancestral lineages
  • Reflect on personal shifts with respect to family, identity, and purpose
  • Consider a ritual dedication to care for family ancestral wellness
  • Practice the harmonization of multiple well lineages if possible
  • Enjoy resources on ancestral traditions of Europe and North Africa
Lesson 11: Harmonizing the Lineages
Twelve

Lesson 12: Pathways for Deepening

  • Learn ways to safely engage other-than-blood family ancestors
  • Consider blood ancestors in conversation with ancestors of place
  • Review pathways for cultural healing and tangible acts of repair
  • Practice engaging ancestors of vocation or other shared identities
  • Enjoy resources on ancestor reverence in popular culture
Lesson 12: Pathways for Deepening
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Lesson 1: Foundations of Ancestor Reverence

  • Explore the animist and cross-cultural basis of ancestor reverence
  • Learn the origins and framework for this approach to lineage healing
  • Address ritual safety and differences between ancestors and ghosts
  • Consider family inquiry, DNA ancestry tests, and historical research
  • Enjoy resources on animism, ancestor reverence, and family research
Lesson 1: Foundations of Ancestor Reverence

Lesson 2: Assessment of Four Blood Lineages

  • Assess the current condition of four of your ancestral lineages
  • Establish any necessary boundaries for you and your family
  • Explore ways to trust your intuition and reclaim direct knowing
  • Determine the focus of your ancestral repair work
  • Enjoy resources on epigenetics, psychology, and epistemology
Lesson 2: Assessment of Four Blood Lineages

Lesson 3: Contacting Ancestral Guides

  • Learn a framework for sustained connection with older ancestors
  • Safely seek direct connection with wise and kind ancestral guides
  • Invite blessings and support for your life from these ancestral elders
  • Explore ways to nurture and expand into new ancestral connections
  • Enjoy resources on West and Central African ancestral traditions
Lesson 3: Contacting Ancestral Guides

Lesson 4: Deepening with Lineage Elders

  • Learn about offering practices and ways to tend an ancestral altar
  • Expand into spirit-guided historical inquiry and cultural recovery
  • Practice attuning, listening, and following the lead of the lineage elders
  • Ask the guides to surround the generations between in healing prayer
  • Enjoy resources on ancestor reverence in Celtic cultures and Ireland
Lesson 4: Deepening with Lineage Elders

Lesson 5: Ancestral Blessings and Burdens

  • Learn to conceptualize, identify, and transform ancestral legacies
  • Consider six major types of cultural trouble and their antidotes
  • Seek understanding from the ancestors on lineage gifts and burdens
  • Embody blessings and transform burdens with ancestral support
  • Enjoy resources on ancestor reverence in Mayan and Nahua cultures
Lesson 5: Ancestral Blessings and Burdens

Lesson 6: Assisting Older Lineage Ancestors

  • Explore causes of ancestral wounding and pathways for healing
  • Support as needed in the ancestralization of older lineage ancestors
  • Practice allowing the guides to oversee and enact the healing
  • Reinforce previous steps and focus on stoking what feeds life
  • Enjoy resources on ancestral traditions in China, Mongolia, and Korea
Lesson 6: Assisting Older Lineage Ancestors

Lesson 7: Grieving and Forgiveness

  • Consider the importance and benefits of grieving for and with the dead
  • Practice regulating the intensity of collective ancestrally infused states
  • Seek to balance emotional courage, cultural awareness, and ritual safety
  • Partner with the ancestors for potent grieving and forgiveness practices
  • Enjoy resources on prehistoric ancestors and others in the genus Homo
Lesson 7: Grieving and Forgiveness

Lesson 8: Assisting the Recent Dead

  • Learn important differences when assisting more recent generations
  • Invite the guides to intervene on behalf of recent generations in need
  • Reinforce safety protocols in cases of serious lineage disturbance
  • Reflect on tales of trouble and healing from this stage of the process
  • Enjoy resources on LGBTQ+ ancestors and diverse types of families
Lesson 8: Assisting the Recent Dead

Lesson 9: Tending the Bones

  • Learn a framework and additional protocols for worst-case scenarios
  • Explore ways to support lineage ancestors to shift from well to vibrant
  • Consider the ongoing relationship of the ancestors to this dimension
  • Practice caring for remains, ancestral objects, and inheritances
  • Enjoy resources on Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Mormomism
Lesson 9: Tending the Bones

Lesson 10: Embodying Ancestral Blessings

  • Consider the impacts of ancestral wounding and healing on living relatives
  • Invite the guides to bring healing and goodness to your extended family
  • Request physical healing and optimizing of your blood, bones, and DNA
  • Embody lineage blessings and pray with the ancestors for your relations
  • Enjoy resources on decolonization and select Indigenous traditions
Lesson 10: Embodying Ancestral Blessings

Lesson 11: Harmonizing the Lineages

  • Learn new ways to celebrate well and healed ancestral lineages
  • Reflect on personal shifts with respect to family, identity, and purpose
  • Consider a ritual dedication to care for family ancestral wellness
  • Practice the harmonization of multiple well lineages if possible
  • Enjoy resources on ancestral traditions of Europe and North Africa
Lesson 11: Harmonizing the Lineages

Lesson 12: Pathways for Deepening

  • Learn ways to safely engage other-than-blood family ancestors
  • Consider blood ancestors in conversation with ancestors of place
  • Review pathways for cultural healing and tangible acts of repair
  • Practice engaging ancestors of vocation or other shared identities
  • Enjoy resources on ancestor reverence in popular culture
Lesson 12: Pathways for Deepening
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Ancestral reconnection supports clarity of purpose and a meaningful, fulfilled life of service.

About the Instructor

Daniel Foor, PhD

He is a licensed psychotherapist, doctor of psychology, and the author of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing. Since 2005 he has led ancestral healing intensives in eight countries, trained over sixty practitioners, and supported thousands with ancestral reconnection through online teaching and sessions. Daniel 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. He lives with his wife and daughters in Western North Carolina, homeland of Cherokee peoples. Read More

Dr Daniel Foor
Dr Daniel Foor

Daniel Foor, PhD

He is a licensed psychotherapist, doctor of psychology, and the author of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing. Since 2005 he has led ancestral healing intensives in eight countries, trained over sixty practitioners, and supported thousands with ancestral reconnection through online teaching and sessions. Daniel 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. He lives with his wife and daughters in Western North Carolina, homeland of Cherokee peoples. Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

Each of the live calls with Daniel are recorded (as are the focused study and review sessions) and posted in the course portal so you can watch the replay at your own convenience.  However, the weekly open office hour and the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ calls are not recorded, so you will not be able to “catch up” on these if you miss them that week.

Yes*, we are offering scholarships and anyone in need of financial assistance is welcome to apply. We trust each applicant to select the scholarship tier that is most appropriate to their needs and context, and each tier is offered with single payment or monthly payment options. No proof of income will be required.

We endeavor to keep our offerings accessible to people from a wide range of backgrounds while also supporting Ancestral Medicine staff and our many paid course supporters. When determining who receives the available scholarships, our staff will prioritize those whose marginalized identities have direct bearing on their finances, including but not limited to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), LGBTQ+ folks, some applicants whose first language is other-than-English, lower income earners in the Global North and most people living in the Global South, those serving historically marginalized communities, and those applying for an Ancestral Medicine scholarship for the first time. We are aware that exploitative capitalism, systemic oppressions, and all manner of sudden and unexpected hardship may contribute to financial burden for people of all backgrounds. We hope these scholarships can play some small role in offsetting such burdens and inequality.

*Applications for scholarships are now closed. If you’re awaiting a response for an application you’ve already submitted, we’ll respond before the course state date.

If it’s important to you to keep pace, about 90 minutes per week to engage with the pre-recorded lesson and guided practice, and on weeks where there is a live call with Daniel, an additional 90 minutes which includes practitioner-facilitated breakout groups. This does not include the focused biweekly study and review sessions nor the weekly open office hour with practitioners each week (though we strongly recommend you take advantage of this time if questions arise about the content), nor does it include either the weekly BIPOC or LGBTQ+ calls, each one hour long.

Ancestral Lineage Healing is structured to follow a process that is intentionally sequenced, so it is recommended that you follow the lessons and practices in order. That said, please don’t let the feeling of “falling behind” keep you from continuing to engage in the discussion forum or joining any of the live calls.

No – all opportunities to connect and engage with other participants, whether through the small breakout groups, discussion forum or the community calls, are entirely optional. However, most participants find a sense of camaraderie and support from others walking this path of the ancestors. We hope and encourage people to share their stories and experiences with one another, not in a spirit of comparison, but rather one of mutual inspiration and kindness. 

More information will be provided in a forthcoming welcome email for the course. But briefly, there will be a designated subgroup assigned to each affinity space that you will request to join, and once approved, you’ll have access to a separate private discussion forum, and the ability to set automatic reminders for the weekly zoom calls. The purpose of approval is not to vet identity, only so that the course supporters are aware of who has joined. We trust participants to self-select mindfully into these affinity spaces. This applies also to the additional affinity-based breakout groups that follow each of the live calls with Daniel, but you only need to adjust your zoom name to indicate you wish to be placed into one of those breakouts. Instructions on renaming will be given at the start of each live call. 

To learn more about the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community calls/affinity spaces we offer as part of our online courses, please visit this page: https://ancestralmedicine.org/bipoc-lgbtq-calls.

All of our lesson videos will have closed captioning, as well as a full transcript and additional downloadable audio-only versions. Live calls will have automatic AI-generated closed captioning enabled, and the recording will be available after the call is over, accompanied by a full transcript a few days later.

If you have needs not met here, please feel free to reach out to us with suggestions at info@ancestralmedicine.org.

While the course and the lineage repair process is designed with ritual safety and self-paced practice in mind, this journey with your ancestors can be very vulnerable. If at any point in this course you begin to feel flooded or overwhelmed, that you are unable to hold space for yourself in this process, please consider reaching out to someone in the Ancestral Medicine Practitioner Network for one on one support and guidance. Most are available for private individualized sessions, and many of are willing to provide low-cost sessions to support financial accessibility needs.

There is no expiration on your access to the course materials and live call recordings (Q&A office hours and community calls are not recorded) after the course completes. Just log into your Ancestral Medicine account at any time in the future and you’ll be able to repeat or continue with any part of the course.

This course is intended for personal education and enrichment, and as such, our intention is not to train people to guide ritual for others through the material presented here. We do not offer formally recognized educational credits.

Previous returning participants to the Ancestral Lineage Healing course will receive an email with a special discount. If you do not receive this email by January 10th when we open for regular registration, please email info@ancestralmedicine.org to request the link to register at this discounted price. 

If there is any reason you wish to withdraw from the course, due to a change of schedule or other circumstance, or simply because you do not resonate with the material, you have a full 30 days from the release of the first lesson to request a full refund. The very last day we will honor full refund requests is March 4th. To request a refund, simply reach out to: info@ancestralmedicine.org.

If you have general questions about what we’re up to, you may enjoy our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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 a business day.

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