“Overall, it was an amazing course, rich with detail in the additional readings that supported the lesson videos and Daniel’s book. The course was ritually structured to make it manageable to do online at home. I paced myself and completed it without overtaxing myself. I plan to continue to work on each of my lineages over time until I complete all four. I loved the FAQ and felt Daniel was very responsive to people’s questions, including my own. I went into the course with several years in ritual experience, journeying experience, strong guides, otherworld teachers, and an altar ground (Peruvian mesa). With this support already in place, this course gave a strong, safe energetic container for the work. I thought the course was wonderful and very rich. In a positive way, the course was very impactful in my personal life. Much gratitude to Daniel and Seyta for your work, your support, and your gifts. Blessings!”
~ Wendy W. [Decatur, Georgia, USA]
“I thoroughly enjoyed this course. Learning the process of Ancestral Lineage Healing is invaluable and has led me to deep insights into my life experience and its connection to those who came before me. Daniel’s efforts to answer all questions deserve much praise. All of the course supporters were always kind and helpful. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in going on a deeply personal journey inward to meet those who love you and want to help you.”
~ Daria W. [West Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA]
“I am so grateful to have come across this course. I am new to this work. I have only worked on one ancestral line so far. As an adopted person with very little knowledge of my biological family and not knowing the names of my grandparents, I was skeptical that I could really undertake this course. However, I have had the most amazing experiences connecting with my ancestors. I feel I have connected to true love: caring, knowing, non-judgmental, and wellbeing-wishing love. I suspect that not knowing much of my relatives enabled me to connect to the ancient ones with more ease than I might otherwise have done. Some aspects of the things that they have shown me in the visioning sessions have convinced me that my connection with my ancestors was never broken. That they have always been around me, influencing what they could. I am utterly sold on this work.”
~ Mandy S. [Bristol, United Kingdom]
“It is challenging to quantify the benefits of having done the Ancestral Lineage Healing course. It is as though the thing that you have always known is missing in your life starts to appear and take shape. I am feeling a sense of belonging to something, to my people. I recognize now that the loneliness that has underscored my experience of life has been the absence of this relationship. How could I have known that? It’s all been so unexpected and surprising, in a very affirming way. The course material is very well laid out and researched. The website is incredibly easy to navigate, even for technophobes. There are plenty of explanatory emails. The presenters are extremely personable and there is a culture of acceptance, inclusion, and safety. I sound like an evangelist, but actually, I’m so very impressed with the Ancestral Medicine organization. I’m close to 60 years old and I have a wealth of experience with spiritual, New Age, and therapeutic teachings and practices, and their associated organizations. This one is at the top of my list.”
~ Fiona H. [Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia]
“Daniel and all of the practitioners bring kindness, presence, and support. The small groups are a nourishing opportunity to share with and learn from people all around the world in a safe and nonjudgmental space. The clarity and intention of the pedagogy are supportive in its own right: the course curriculum states clearly what’s going to happen, and then the Ancestor Medicine team follows through, and all the calls start right on time. If I had to choose one word for the class, it would be ‘nurturing.’”
~ Juno L. [Tamworth, New Hampshire, USA]
Practical Animism Online Course
“Daniel’s Animism online course is a chance to learn the basics of deep spiritual connection to place in a way that can be customized to your own life and location. He skillfully dodges the usual pitfalls of culturally appropriative practices. Daniel shows his students how to honor the beings and elder powers around them through direct relationships rather than borrowing another culture’s rituals. The depth of his own spiritual practice shines through his work. His wisdom is born out of personal experience and dedication. If you are looking for a doorway into a more alive and magical connection to the world around you, this course will give you many good tools.”
~ Murphy R. [Worcester, Vermont, USA]
“Daniel is a wonderful teacher. It was wonderful to have the lectures and the live talks where people asked questions and shared concerns and difficulties. Daniel really gets this stuff. The course was super respectful of participants including, oppression and cultural issues of all kinds. Of course, our nonhuman kin was the focus. Practical Animism was a great help in feeling my way toward being right-sized and aiming for integrity despite being embedded in our problematic culture. It was great at being non-dogmatic and non-purist, while impeccably exhorting us to go deeper into relationships and find our roles in a living world with lots of troubles and complexity. The course was also packed with additional links and sources. The FAQ itself was inspired and thorough. Daniel was very responsive to questions and concerns as he did a great job fielding them with so many people. The team backed him up with responses and took care of technical stuff which was quick. I definitely recommend this course for anyone wanting to develop their animist muscles.”
~ Rena K. [Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel]
“Incredibly timely and important work shared in this course. This course had a very accessible presentation which was deeply meaningful on many levels. Daniel’s “realness” as a teacher comes through and helps me to feel encouraged and included. As a lifelong student who has studied many approaches, this material speaks to me in a way that none else has done. I’m so grateful!”
~ Victoria R. [Weaverville, North Carolina, USA]
“This course is an amazing way of being in relationship with the other-than-humans. The structure, resources, and pace at which the different topics are uncovered, helps one in stepping slowly but surely into the different flavors of animism. I feel more connected to my Plant Kingdom friends. Through this course, I have re-acquainted with deities who I had put aside as too linked to a specific religion. The different rituals and practices through the course helped in renewing this relationship in a more authentic way.”
~ Marie M. [Rathnew, Ireland]
“Daniel’s continued insightful sharing along the path of awakening to earth-honoring, to ancestor awareness, to seeing the worlds of multiplicity within the one, all the while without losing the rainbow within the Light. It is an extraordinary gift to be treasured.”
~ Alima S. [Fairfax, California, USA]
Foundations of Ritual Online Course
“As someone who has experience with several different traditions, but who has mainly practiced ritual ‘solo’ over a long time, I found the course material to be rich, deep, challenging, integrative and also affirming. I appreciated the discernment and clarity of Daniel’s teaching. This brought words and language into areas of experience which I had previously felt, sensed, and intuited, but which I could not speak about. This freedom has generated a new kind of ‘inner dialogue.’ Gratitude to all who made these classes possible.”
~ Melanie R. [Chiswick, Hounslow, England]
“Fantastic course! This was totally not what I expected. I was rewriting some of my rituals and initially hoped to get another person’s approach to see what sparked for me. Instead, I found this wonderful meta-view which really empowered me to see new ways of approaching my practice and a really spacious vision of what ritual is all about. This was even better than I expected when I signed up. Thank you for this nuanced and wonderful course.”
~ Collin U. [Washington, Virginia, USA]
“I am someone who usually does not engage with online courses. I struggle to find an intimate/ relational environment there. This was just not the case here. The course felt like part of my ritual. This course allows you to explore rituals & relationships in such a way that it affects every area of your life. Not just ancestral and spiritual relationships but those with nature, friends, family, all the others around you.”
~ Sofia B. [Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal]
“It’s a wonderfully rich and dense course useful for beginner and advanced ritualists alike. Daniel’s thoughtful and thorough instruction is subtle and nuanced enough to be useful for all traditions.”
~ Jeff T. [San Francisco, California, USA]
“I really appreciate the combination of theory and practice, as well as the wealth of resources and supplemental material. Most especially, I want to say thank you and express deep gratitude for your team’s efforts to make the course financially accessible in general, and for me.”
~ A.D. [Black Mountain, North Carolina, USA]
Animist Psychology Online Course
This course has provided me with so much. Not just a way to bridge the gap between psychology and spirituality but the course also helped me in my own personal life. The content is easily digestible and both rich enough for a professional to find value, yet personable enough that someone without a background in psychology can understand the topics. I’m so happy I took this course and I will be taking more in the future.
~ Kaytea L. [Aurora, Colorado, USA]
I’ve taken two courses offered at Ancestral Medicine: Foundations of Ritual and Animist Psychology. I’m currently booked for more. What really surprised me was the heart-felt care that went into them: the lessons, the calls, the videos for additional questions, the community calls, the transcripts, audios + resources for further learning. It was a lot more than I expected and it conveys the ethic of Ancestral Medicine so perfectly. The course presents a path back to our own humanity. An awakening to relationships alongside vast, nuanced insight into the domains of life we (often unconsciously) impact. Daniel is an excellent teacher- clear and congruent in his views, highly articulate and effective at teasing out the subtleties between different views on the subject matter. Beyond that what really shines through is that he really cares, and he’s not afraid to show his humanity – the grief and sadness, but also his deep abiding love for our planet and the community of life that rests upon it. I’m so grateful this course exists as it has helped me make a fundamental shift in my attitudes and levels of awareness – helped in no small part by the example of a teacher who’s so well integrated, honest and embodied in his stance. Thank you to the whole Ancestral Medicine team for making this course what they are. I can’t recommend them enough.
~ Maja P. [London, England]
I am so grateful for this course, all the in depth elements it included, and the thorough care for a well-tended community experience. The generous material includes thoughtful, careful, intentional exploration of materials I wish had been part of my formal education in psychology. The community container was held with steady care, such that there was clear space for individual attending, interpersonal dialogue, and self-reflection within the greater field of relations. Even in an online course replete with much spoken word, there was enduring support and encouragement for listening beyond the known languages. Listening to the many other-than-human voices present in the psyche of earthen existence. Listening for what healing is available today and what part we might play in this moment. This course provides essential nutrients to the ecosystemic healing in which we all have a part to play, and it helps clearly and kindly re-route individual awareness to support humankind coming into right-sized balance with respect to the many others in the web of relations.
~ Phlo S. [Omaha, Nebraska, USA]
As far as content, people practicing healing arts of any kind are wise to include this course in our education/training. It illuminates and honors absolutely necessary perspectives that are underrepresented in many practices (perhaps especially psychology). What is also incredibly impressive, and what really underlies and carries all the material (which is itself invaluable) is the integrity with which Daniel teaches, creates space, and carefully invites us to participate in our own personal way(s). As well, his knowledge and experience provide a depth of understanding and variety of perspective that feels deeply grounded while still holding all the appropriate doors open for what is still to be explored.
~ Tecoya R. [North Bonneville, Washington, USA]
This precious jewel of a course has been truly revelatory for me. Something deep in my soul has relaxed me on hearing Daniel speak to questions I didn’t have the words to even formulate, but which have been part of my life experience. And offering a coherent world-view which deeply resonates with me. Plus sharing this with a whole community of like-minded souls. Deep gratitude for the open-mindedness and open-heartedness, the intelligence and excellence modelled and expressed throughout the course, by all concerned. The additional study material provided for each teaching module has also provided months if not years worth of further study and reflection.
~ Melanie R. [Chiswick, Hounslow, England]
Bring Out Your Dead Online Course
“Each week, we explored and performed rituals, which was a sacred time that has brought me to an awareness of so much that is shifting in me and the world since COVID-19. It has been a grounding place with a deeper attention to my ancestors. Requesting their help in allowing the recent dead during COVID to be met by their healthy ancestors was a very helpful process that I have used and will continue to use.”
~ Anne B. [Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA]
“He said something that resonates with the work I have done, the work I have shared, and the work still to be done: “The systems are made out of ghosts.” I know in my heart that healing these spirits, hungry ghosts, and ancestors, is more than just a spiritual practice. That doing this work has solid, tangible effects on our world today. Make it a daily practice if you can, and the efforts will pay off for us all.”
~Krystal R. [Los Angeles, California, USA]
“What I thought would be something of an academic course became an alive, timely, nourishing, life-giving primer on how to engage with the ancestors and how to incorporate them and their kind wisdom into our current situations and life circumstances. Daniel Floor’s intuitive way of reaching, leaning in, and listening, and his empathic way of being in the world was such a comfort and welcome presence. The course felt like a safe oasis amid a turbulent sandstorm of pandemics, racial unrest, and general global upheaval. Daniel always acknowledged his/our privilege. He made sure everyone was clear that our language, our practices, and rituals were inclusive. All humans, all non-humans, all nature, all the earth living and nonliving were welcomed, loved, and connected to the circle. Knowing people from 70 countries were in attendance made it feel more like a global, social sciences experiment which I loved!”
~ Paula C. [Mount Vernon, Illinois, USA]
“I found that Daniel’s teaching and presence offered me an extremely valuable and unique way of working with the upheavals that have characterized the past several months. I was especially surprised at the depth of subtle connection that he, his team, and all of us who gathered around the fire were able to effect in an online format. This course was deeply nourishing!”
~ Chris W. [Calgary, Alberta, Canada]
“The course was very timely and corresponded to the need of trying to navigate these unsettling times in a sense of a bigger group. I am so thankful to all who contributed to it. Big thanks to Daniel and every person on the team. The first day we began the course, it was my first real encounter with my ancestors. Since then my relationship has continued and grown. I am thankful for that in ways I can’t describe in words. Gathering around the kindled fire was an experience that I didn’t know would be so dear to me. That we were several hundreds of people was quite a powerful feeling as well. Knowing and feeling that many people who cared for and gathered around the same fire every week felt very loving and added to a feeling of safety. The Facebook group was in that sense great, as it really showed how many folks are out there. I was a balm to my sadness and fear of loneliness. And thank you for the vast sliding scale for payment – otherwise, I’d have not been able to take part in it.”
~ Ana A. [Hildesheim, Germany]
Kindling the Need-Fire Online Course
“The concept of relating to my dead relatives was unfamiliar but felt deeply true. I am now committed to the journey. I find Daniel to be trustworthy, humble, and of integrity. He is also funny, vulnerable, and authentic. And I like his stories. I highly recommend his teachings. A trustworthy teacher.”
~ Zom O. [New South Wales, Australia]
“The presence, the humility, the sober urgency, the decentering of the only-human drama… words can’t capture the level of integrity and coherence I felt was present when listening to these calls. It means a lot to me. I’m so weary of decades of teachings laced with toxic hubris or undealt with wounds. This felt so blessedly devoid of those poisons. This felt real. This felt like a taste of the communal nourishment that was a daily staple in the lives of my well ancestors. I could sense the ‘backing’ during these calls even more than in all the other classes. I will be revisiting these recordings again and again.”
~ Kristin S. [Yachats, Oregon, USA]
“The fires and iron cliff will stay with me forever. The courses have been very timely for “pandemic times.“ I often needed to break them into parts as they cracked me open. I needed time with the ideas and what came up. I can’t thank you enough. I would and have strongly recommended any and all of the courses to others.”
~ Susie F. [Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA]
“Kindling the Need Fire was the answer to the struggles I was experiencing during the pandemic. I found deep understanding and true shared community in this course. I have not found a place that honours death and grieving the way this course did. Having the focused weekly teachings, and Daniel’s way of inclusive teaching, made me feel really held by a community when I was unable to access one locally. The compassion, heart, and care put into this course were evident in the teachings. I was able to use his guided practices to tap into my ancestors unlike ever before.”
~ Phoenix R. [Kitchener, Ontario, Canada]
“Deep gratitude to Daniel Foor, Seyta, Marie, Sumaya, Jason, everyone on the Ancestral Medicine team, in the group, and to my ancestors and guides who showed up to do the work together. The last practice was so emotional, I couldn’t stop crying. I heard my ancestors say thank you. I will carry the ember of the flame within me as I navigate what comes next. I really appreciate the conversations, information, and healing from this course and in Bring Out Your Dead. I’m so grateful to have had this shared experience during the pandemic, honoring the recent dead and the ancestors in a profound and nurturing way.”
~ Cindi C. [New York City, New York, USA]
Ancestral Lineage Healing Intensives
I truly appreciated [the workshop facilitators]. They each brought a strong personal presence and quality to the gathering while keeping a dogma-free energy beautifully intact. It was clear how much hard work and dedication they bring into the work. I felt the time and effort I brought to the gathering was respected and well met. I will certainly and emphatically recommend their work to my acquaintances.
~ Cathasach C. [Ashland, Oregon, USA]
I felt held with kindness and generosity along with clarity and forthrightness. There was an atmosphere of deep ritual safety and spacious learning. What I touched and discovered at the intensive was genuinely life-changing. So much gratitude and respect for the humility, knowing and loving presence of the teachers.
~ Elanne K. [Wai’anae, O’ahu, Hawai’i, USA]
The teachers provided such an open and loving environment to learn, heal and process all the information. I felt uplifted, held and supported during the intensive and feel it would be provided afterwards. I appreciate all the deep wisdom shared to help transform the lives of others and ourselves.
~ Nikki Solomon [Black Mountain, North Carolina, USA]
Grateful to Daniel Foor, his team of supporters and the ancestors for bringing through this deeply needed work with such integrity and authenticity. This is a much-needed and overlooked resource for the crisis and obstacles we are currently facing as a global community… its potential ripple effects are many and far-reaching. Thank you also for modelling cultural competency and respect along with effective communication, it was deeply inspiring.
~ Skye M. [Melbourne, Australia]
“Where to begin? I am cautious to not overwhelm with gratitude and appreciation. I’ve done quite a lot of trainings in various fields and I have never left a workshop feeling as well and nourished. A vibrancy, a sense of support, a knowing of health and wellness was so evident for me and my body. It was a happy surprise. Gratitude for the content of the work that is loving and kind. Gratitude for the extension of the work into building cultural acknowledgment, recognitions, apologies, reconciliation and also capacities to find new and old ways of reweaving connections between living humans and their ancestors, individually, and most importantly across cultures in time and space. A spirited and generous way of accessing and implementing cultural repair. Gratitude for further flow of love into acknowledging and repairing Other-than-human relationships, specifically for me personally with the Land. Gratitude for Daniel’s finely tuned capacity to hold so much in his attention and intention. Finally gratitude for the presence of Daniel. Words can’t express the salve of being in the presence of a person with integrity and humility.”
~ Melissa A. [Melbourne, Australia]
If you think you want to heal yourself, your ancestors and/or help heal humanity, planet earth & its inhabitants, give this course a go. You will be safely guided to remember your deepest roots & ways to connect into this place you may have never imagined possible. The kumu (teachers) guided me on a journey that left me with comfort in my heart. Blessed & grateful.