Initiations: A Life of Ritual

Practices for Living and Dying

with Dr. Daniel Foor

On Life as Ritual

What's Included

Additional Features for Full Course Participants

Participants in a season-only course may register for the full year-long course at any time to receive access to the year-long participants discussion space, all remaining full-course gatherings, and the recordings for additional live teaching calls with Daniel.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pre-recorded lessons will be released every other Saturday at 12:00am US Eastern with the first winter lesson, Lesson Ten, available on January 21.

Live teaching calls with Daniel followed by practitioner-led breakouts will be held on the following dates (all times are US Eastern).

  • Call 1: Tuesday, January 31 at 3pm
  • Call 2: Tuesday, February 14 at 3pm
  • Call 3: Tuesday, February 28 at 3pm

Practice and Ritual Skills calls with practitioners will be held on the following dates (all times are US Eastern):

  • Call 1: Tuesday, January 24 at 3pm
  • Call 2: Tuesday, February 7 at 3pm
  • Call 3: Tuesday, February 21 at 3pm

Integration and Personal Support calls with course supporters start on January 23 and will be held every Monday at 10:00pm and every Thursday alternating between 3:00pm and 8:00pm every other week (all times are US Eastern):

  • Call 1: Monday, January 23 at 10pm
  • Call 2: Thursday, January 26 at 3pm
  • Call 3: Monday, January 30 at 10pm
  • Call 4: Thursday, February 2 at 8pm
  • Call 5: Monday, February 6 at 10pm
  • Call 6: Thursday, February 9 at 3pm
  • Call 7: Monday, February 13 at 10pm
  • Call 8: Thursday, February 16 at 8pm
  • Call 9: Monday, February 20 at 10pm
  • Call 10: Thursday, February 23 at 3pm
  • Call 11: Monday, February 27 at 10pm

The weekly BIPOC call will be held every Sunday at 4:00pm US Eastern starting January 22.

The weekly LGBTQ call will be held every Monday at 2:00pm US Eastern starting January 23.

New Moon Ritual Practice calls will be held on January 21 at 4pm US Eastern and on February 20 at 4pm US Eastern.

Formal scholarships are no longer available for the full four-season course. For participation in just the Winter season, please contact us if you are in need of financial assistance.

At a minimum, about 90 minutes to engage with the lesson video and guided practice and an additional 60-to-90 minutes each week to engage with the alternating Practice and Ritual Skills calls and the live teaching calls with Daniel. This does not include the optional Integration and Personal Support hours each week (though we strongly recommend you take advantage of this time if questions arise about the content), nor does it include any of the weekly affinity-based community calls, each one hour long.

The course 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. The lesson videos, live calls with Daniel, and Practice and Ritual Skills calls are all recorded to be viewed on your own schedule.

No. All opportunities to connect and engage with other participants – whether through the small breakout groups, discussion forum, or community calls – are entirely optional. However, most participants find a sense of camaraderie and support from others walking this path. 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.

Details for joining affinity-based groups and community calls are provided after registration. 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. Information about the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community calls/affinity spaces we offer as part of our online courses is available here.

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. Recordings of teaching calls will be available soon after they take place, 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

If you find that the material of this live teaching series is activating in a way that warrants reaching out for personal support, please consider those in the Ancestral Medicine Practitioner Network to be one resource. Most are available for private one-on-one sessions, and many are willing to provide low-cost sessions to support financial accessibility needs.

Enrollment also automatically includes access to course-specific Connection Space—a dedicated online discussion group for course participants to engage with one another, trained practitioners, and Ancestral Medicine staff. Sharing experiences, reflecting on practices, and making connections in this private online community can provide one form of support.

There is no expiration on your access to the course materials and live call recordings (personal support and community calls are not recorded) after the course is completed. 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.

For those registering for the full year starting with the autumn session, you may request a refund within 30 days (by November 21) of the release of Lesson 7 (the first lesson of the autumn teachings) due to an unexpected life circumstance or simply because you do not resonate with the material.

For those only registering for the autumn series of teachings, we will honor refund requests up to the release of Lesson 8 (by November 5). To request a refund, simply reach out to:

We’d be happy to help with any additional questions! Reach out to with your question and someone from our team will be in touch usually within a business day.


Includes self-paced Spring, Summer, and Autumn lessons and live, interactive Winter lessons. To register for the Winter season only, click here.

Early Registration
$ 550
Full Payment
$ 900
Sustainer Level
$ 810
Supported Level
$ 720
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.

Scholarship Options
If the sliding scale options above, including payment plans, are beyond your current financial means, we offer additional scholarship options. These options are limited and we trust applicants to apply for the option they require based on present needs and context. Please read the description and then fill out the form linked above to be considered. Scholarship applications will close on July 23rd at 7pm EDT.

Four Seasons of Ritual

Elderhood through post-death. Themes include humility, service, ego death, rejoining the ancestors, and stabilizing love and wisdom. Learn More

Conception through childhood. Themes include voice, invocation, boundaries, pleasure, and living from wholeness and embodiment. Learn More

Adolescent to early adult. Themes include accessing spiritual guidance, passion and devotion, and working with grief and loss. Learn More

Midlife and early elderhood. Themes include clarifying destiny, sacred warriorship, making amends, and right use of power. Learn More