Ancestral Lineage Healing
Practices for Personal and Cultural Transformation
with Dr. Daniel Foor
February 4 – April 27, 2023
We’re never truly alone, in our joy or in our struggles. The practice of learning how to connect with our ancestors – to really speak to them and understand their wisdom – reveals this to us. Join us and remember how to listen and to trust.
In these 12 weeks, through the art of inclusive and well-crafted ritual, you’ll explore the benefits of living in direct relationship with the many generations who came before you. The teachings and practices are appropriate for anyone interested in personal and family healing. Beginners are warmly welcome.
Embrace ancestral wisdom and support for healing, guidance and inspiration.
In this course, you will
About our self-select pricing model:
- Supporter rate invites folks with comfortable financial means to contribute more. Your generosity covers the cost for us to offer reduced rates.
- Standard rate is the actual cost for us to offer this program and sustain what we do. If you are able to enroll at this rate, we encourage you to do so.
- Community rate invites folks with leaner financial means to enjoy Ancestral Medicine programs at a reduced cost. *Limited availability.
- Scholarships are for people experiencing sustained hardship or from economically under-resourced communities. *Limited availability.
All levels include monthly payment options, as well!
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.
Ritual Skills You Will Learn
Ancestral Lineage Healing expands on the teachings in Daniel’s book Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing. Lessons emphasize psychological, cultural, and energetic safety and lay out steps for lineage healing. The material also focuses on building ritual skills in specific areas that will become the backbone of your ancestor practice and will support other applications of ritual practice in everyday life:
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
This course runs February 4 – April 26. Pre-recorded lessons will be released weekly on Saturdays at 12:00am US Eastern, beginning February 4, 2023.
Live teaching calls led by Daniel will be held weekly on Wednesdays at 3:30pm US Eastern starting February 8. These calls will also include small-group breakouts facilitated by trained supporters. Participants will have the option to join affinity space breakouts during these calls for BIPOC, Black, LGBTQ+, and Jewish folks.
Daniel’s Wednesday Teaching Calls:
February 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5, 12, 19, 26
Opening Ritual: February 8
Closing Ritual: April 26
Practice and Ritual Skills Calls: These are hosted by Ancestral Medicine practitioners every other Monday at 8:30pm US Eastern.
February 13 and 27
March 13 and 27
April 10 and 24
Yes. All live teaching calls with Daniel will be recorded. These calls focus on the core content of the course and will generally reference the most recent lessons released. The Practice and Ritual Skills calls, which offer time for specific questions and support, will also be recorded.
This is a 12-week course. Each lesson requires approximately two hours per week, either by attending live or watching the replay. The optional ritual support calls are an additional 60-90 min each. The lessons are sequenced in an intentional way, so it’s recommended to create time for yourself to follow the lessons in order.
That said, the emphasis of this course is ritual skill building to support your daily life and practice well beyond these 12 weeks. So don’t let the feeling of “falling behind” keep you from joining the calls or enjoying the community, course material and resources. There aren’t goals to hit within this course; the lineage repair process simply needs space and time to unfold.
Please note, however, that completion of this course along with two or more healed lineages are requirements for participation in the Ancestral Healing Practitioner Training.
For 2023, we have made significant updates to the structure of Ancestral Lineage Healing. The heart of the material is the same, but the outcomes and learning objectives are more clear. There is a new focus on building and sustaining broadly applicable ritual skills. We have also streamlined the number of additional calls, both to make engagement more sustainable and to improve our staffing capacity. With these changes, we’re also able to offer this course at a more accessible price.
If you have taken Ancestral Lineage Healing before and are interested in this updated version, we think you’ll enjoy the focus on skill building and improved sustainable engagement with the course.
Support for these four groups include private discussion forums and 30-minute small group breakout spaces after the main teaching calls each week. Experienced course supporters who are familiar with the curriculum of Ancestral Lineage Healing and also identify with that affinity group will anchor these spaces. Details on affinity spaces, their intentions, and criteria for participation can be found here.
We ask folks to mindfully self-select for participation in these spaces, as best meets your identities and the communities within which you wish to be supported during this course. You’re welcome to participate as often or as little as you wish. There’s also no pressure to opt in.
We recognize there are many other affinity space interests. We encourage participants to self-organize through the private course connection space if interested in forming groups beyond the four available.
While the course and the lineage repair process are designed with ritual safety and self-paced practice in mind, this tender journey with your ancestors can bring up challenging emotions. If at any point in this course you feel overwhelmed, consider starting with participation in the Practice and Ritual Skills call.
Please also 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 offer low-cost sessions to support financial accessibility.
Returning participants to the Ancestral Lineage Healing course will receive an email with a special discount. If you do not receive this email by December 12, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the link to register at this discounted price.
We’d be happy to help with any additional questions! Reach out to email@example.com with your question and someone from our team will be in touch usually within two business days.