ONLINE COURSE

Relating with Evil and Malice

with Dr. Daniel Foor

Whether it’s abusive family or colleagues; oppressive systems; the hazardous side of the spirit world; or strangers channeling bigotry and hate–sometimes the horrors of the world will find us. And sometimes we become a conduit for cruelty toward self or others. Rather than avoid what is troubling, we can seek to better understand evil and malice as an act of solidarity with those who suffer more acutely and as a means to more fully know ourselves and the world.

To study evil or malice, including within, can be an act of love and an affirmation that nothing is fundamentally foreign or other.

This course is for anyone who wishes to better understand, in safe and resourced ways, the more predatory and harmful spectrum of forces with whom we share the Earth and cosmos. Teachings will be rooted in an ethic of love and inclusivity and will be respectful both to those who have been marked by cruelty as well as those who have acted out in malicious ways toward others.

Participants will learn different frameworks, strategies, and practices to relate more skillfully with evil and malice. The approach will be kind, safely-oriented, but also unfiltered in moments with respect to the reality of actual danger in the world, both seen and unseen, human and other-than-human. The intent is for those who join to acquire more grounded, reality-based views and accompanying skills for navigating encounters with hazardous forces.

Each lesson will include multiple opportunities for guided practice and Q&A, and the gravitas of the course material will be held in a kind, relaxed learning environment.

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If your approach to the Sacred doesn’t in some way include and reckon with malice and hatred, you’re missing an essential part of the story.

Investment

Accessibility is a core value of our organization, and all price levels also include monthly payment options.

Price
$ 135
USD
  • This is the standard cost that allows us to offer this program and sustain our work.

Other Pricing Options

Supporter
$ 180
USD
  • This rate invites folks with comfortable means to contribute more. Your generosity allows us to offer reduced rates.
Community
$ 90
USD
  • This rate invites folks with more modest means to enjoy our programs at a reduced cost. *Limited availability.
Scholarship
$ 45
USD
  • Scholarships are for those experiencing hardship or from economically under-resourced areas. *Limited availability.

Curriculum​

1 What's Included
2 Lesson One
3 Lesson Two
4 Lesson Three
5 Lesson Four
What's Included

What's Included:

  • Four live lessons, each approximately 90 minutes
  • Two guided, experiential practices with each lesson
  • Access to our private Community Forum to connect with fellow course participants, practitioners, and Ancestral Medicine staff
  • Responsive and helpful support from Ancestral Medicine staff
  • Lifetime access to course resources
What's Included:
Lesson One

Lesson One: Understanding Evil and Malice

  • Consider implications of your inherited personal and cultural views of evil
  • Safely acknowledge moments of contact with troubled humans or spirits
  • Explore ways to identify and bring conscious the roots of inner malice
  • Practice asserting healthy boundaries without judging or exiling others
Lesson One: Understanding Evil and Malice
Lesson Two

Lesson Two: Strategies to Meet the Troubles

  • Learn different ancestral and ritual strategies for responding to evil
  • Explore the challenge of responding with focus, ferocity, and humility
  • Further reflect on your limitations, conditioning, and places of reactivity
  • Practice, with support, more directly witnessing the hazardous powers
Lesson Two: Strategies to Meet the Troubles
Lesson Three

Lesson Three: Tangible Skills and Practices

  • Explore the role of voice as a ritual tool for responding to cruelty and evil
  • Learn pragmatic skills for taking grounded action when facing overt malice
  • Consider personal blocks to unavoidable conflict, fighting, and killing
  • Practice accessing sacred speech in service to life, safety, and healing
Lesson Three: Tangible Skills and Practices
Lesson Four

Lesson Four: Love, Horror, and Non-Duality

  • Consider the benefits of guarding a seat for the unthinkable in your psyche
  • Explore ways to embody your core values without a stark good/evil binary
  • Engage deeper with mystical and non-dual teachings on evil and malice
  • Practice asking your guidance for ways to honor the troubles also within
Lesson Four: Love, Horror, and Non-Duality
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What's Included:

  • Four live lessons, each approximately 90 minutes
  • Two guided, experiential practices with each lesson
  • Access to our private Community Forum to connect with fellow course participants, practitioners, and Ancestral Medicine staff
  • Responsive and helpful support from Ancestral Medicine staff
  • Lifetime access to course resources

Lesson One: Understanding Evil and Malice

  • Consider implications of your inherited personal and cultural views of evil
  • Safely acknowledge moments of contact with troubled humans or spirits
  • Explore ways to identify and bring conscious the roots of inner malice
  • Practice asserting healthy boundaries without judging or exiling others

Lesson Two: Strategies to Meet the Troubles

  • Learn different ancestral and ritual strategies for responding to evil
  • Explore the challenge of responding with focus, ferocity, and humility
  • Further reflect on your limitations, conditioning, and places of reactivity
  • Practice, with support, more directly witnessing the hazardous powers

Lesson Three: Tangible Skills and Practices

  • Explore the role of voice as a ritual tool for responding to cruelty and evil
  • Learn pragmatic skills for taking grounded action when facing overt malice
  • Consider personal blocks to unavoidable conflict, fighting, and killing
  • Practice accessing sacred speech in service to life, safety, and healing

Lesson Four: Love, Horror, and Non-Duality

  • Consider the benefits of guarding a seat for the unthinkable in your psyche
  • Explore ways to embody your core values without a stark good/evil binary
  • Engage deeper with mystical and non-dual teachings on evil and malice
  • Practice asking your guidance for ways to honor the troubles also within

About the Instructor

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Daniel Foor, PhD

Daniel is a doctor of psychology, experienced ritualist, 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 lives with his wife and two daughters near Granada, Spain in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Learn More

Frequently Asked Questions

This course may in moments touch in issues of cultural and psychological harm (in service to the greater topic of reclaiming creativity), and in this way the material may stir complicated emotions for some participants. Support outside of the lessons may be helpful, as the course is not a replacement for personal therapy or spiritual care.

Enrollment includes access to our Community Forum – an online discussion group of students past and present, including supportive members from Ancestral Medicine’s Practitioner Network and Ancestral Medicine staff. Sharing experiences, reflecting on practices, and making connections in this private online community can provide one form of support.

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 are willing to provide low-cost sessions to support financial accessibility needs.

To the very best of our ability, yes. All Ancestral Medicine offerings seek to embody an anti-racist, feminist, LGBTQ-celebrating, decolonizing and Earth-honoring ethic. They are also class-aware and internationally conscious. We offer a heartfelt, non-dogmatic approach that seeks to honor each participant’s unique life experiences and ancestral storylines. Resources included with each lesson favor ancestrally and geographically diverse voices, and the online Community Forum includes BIPOC and LGBTQ-only discussion spaces.

All of our lesson videos have automatic closed captioning, as well as additional downloadable audio-only versions. If you have needs not met here, please feel free to reach out to us with suggestions at info@ancestralmedicine.org.

For full-length online courses (8 weeks or more), we offer a 30-day money back guarantee starting when the first lesson is released, no questions asked. For shorter courses, we offer full refunds before the first lesson begins and partial refunds if requested before the second lesson begins. See our Terms & Conditions

We’d be happy to help with additional questions. Reach out to info@ancestralmedicine.org and someone from our team will be in touch, usually within one or two business days.

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