ONLINE COURSE

Spirit Contact for Beginners

A Live, Four-part Series

with Dr. Daniel Foor

October 3, 5, 10, and 12 at 1:00pm EDT | 18:00 BST | 19:00 SAST

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The art relating the spirits, the Earth and our greater web of connection.

Many of us never receive the support, guidance and validation to connect and enjoy relationships with the diverse other-than-human people in our lives. We often receive messages that to do so is strange or not “normal.” Yet relating with other beings and spirits is one of the most ordinary and human things we can do. Ancestors, animals and plants, those who are water and stone, wind and weather, celestial bodies, spirits of place and other local gods and powers. All these and more are part of the larger matrix of relationship into which we are born and to which we return.

This four-part series is an introduction to connecting in safe and direct ways with the greater web of other-than-human and often unseen kin and spirits. The teachings are appropriate for folks who are entirely new to the subject, as well as those seeking understanding for prior experiences of spirit contact. Participants will be invited to reflect on their own experiences, beliefs and cultural conditioning in a way that honors their capacity for going deeper into direct knowing. Each lesson includes teachings and experiential practices, and the course includes resources for further exploration. As with all our offerings, our approach with this subject matter is to be culturally mindful, non-dogmatic, and kind.

Investment

This course is offered on a sliding scale and all payment levels include monthly payment options.

Full Payment
$ 180
USD
  •  
Sustainer Level
$ 135
USD
  •  
Supported Level
$ 90
USD
  •  

For this offering, we are also offering a pick-your-payment option. Please use this alternative payment option if the standard payment levels listed above are beyond your current financial means.

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 in duration
  • Two guided, experiential practices accompanying each lesson
  • Access to a dedicated community forum for those engaged in similar learning
  • Responsive and helpful support, if needed, from Ancestral Medicine staff
  • Lifetime access to course resources
What's Included:
Lesson One

Lesson One: Many Spirits and Types of Encounters

  • Enjoy stories of contact with diverse types of spirits and other-than-human kin
  • Consider ways spirit contact can function in both daily life and big moments
  • Reflect on familial and cultural conditioning around relating with the spirits
  • Practice safely and gently honoring any prior experiences of contact
Lesson One: Many Spirits and Types of Encounters
Lesson Two

Lesson Two: Diverse Styles and Modes of Perception

  • Explore different ways to experience contact with the larger web of kinship
  • Reflect on both your dominant and less cultivated pathways of perception
  • Learn how to proactively shift unhelpful messages around spirit contact
  • Practice valuing and giving focused care to your intuition and direct knowing
Lesson Two: Diverse Styles and Modes of Perception
Lesson Three

Lesson Three: Healthy Boundaries and Reasons to Engage

  • Consider the importance of ritual safety, consent, and clear boundaries
  • Learn in a relaxed way about risks and hazards of relating with the spirits
  • Practice standing in your “No” to more fully support your place of “Yes”
  • Explore creative ways to establish and maintain personal boundaries
Lesson Three: Healthy Boundaries and Reasons to Engage
Lesson Four

Lesson Four: Embracing Relational Complexity

  • Reflect on when spirit contact became less accepted in your lineages
  • Consider personal and cultural impacts of valuing these other relationships
  • Practice accessing love and guidance from the supportive powers
  • Explore next steps in the journey of reclaiming intuition and connection
Lesson Four: Embracing Relational Complexity
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What's Included:

  • Four live lessons, each approximately 90 minutes in duration
  • Two guided, experiential practices accompanying each lesson
  • Access to a dedicated community forum for those engaged in similar learning
  • Responsive and helpful support, if needed, from Ancestral Medicine staff
  • Lifetime access to course resources

Lesson One: Many Spirits and Types of Encounters

  • Enjoy stories of contact with diverse types of spirits and other-than-human kin
  • Consider ways spirit contact can function in both daily life and big moments
  • Reflect on familial and cultural conditioning around relating with the spirits
  • Practice safely and gently honoring any prior experiences of contact

Lesson Two: Diverse Styles and Modes of Perception

  • Explore different ways to experience contact with the larger web of kinship
  • Reflect on both your dominant and less cultivated pathways of perception
  • Learn how to proactively shift unhelpful messages around spirit contact
  • Practice valuing and giving focused care to your intuition and direct knowing

Lesson Three: Healthy Boundaries and Reasons to Engage

  • Consider the importance of ritual safety, consent, and clear boundaries
  • Learn in a relaxed way about risks and hazards of relating with the spirits
  • Practice standing in your “No” to more fully support your place of “Yes”
  • Explore creative ways to establish and maintain personal boundaries

Lesson Four: Embracing Relational Complexity

  • Reflect on when spirit contact became less accepted in your lineages
  • Consider personal and cultural impacts of valuing these other relationships
  • Practice accessing love and guidance from the supportive powers
  • Explore next steps in the journey of reclaiming intuition and connection

About the Instructor

Dr Daniel Foor

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 lives with his wife and daughters in Western North Carolina, homeland of Cherokee peoples.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This course directly addresses often vulnerable topics related to ongoing violence and harm in the world. The material may stir complicated emotions for some participants, and support outside the vessel of the lessons may be important as the course is not a replacement for individual or personalized support.

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.

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 closed captioning, as well as a full transcript and 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.

If you have general questions about our organization, offerings, or values, you may enjoy our Frequently Asked Questions page. If there’s something else, we’d be happy to help! Reach out to info@ancestralmedicine.org and someone from our team will be in touch, usually within 1-2 business days.

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