YPSG Presents a Free Teaching

Navigating Spontaneous Spirit Contact

with Dr. Daniel Foor

Thursday, August 25, 2022

90 min / 12:00 pm EDT • 17:00 BST • 18:00 SAST

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YPSG Presents

The Yale Psychedelic Science Group (YPSG) will host Dr. Daniel Foor for a free talk titled “Navigating Spontaneous Spirit Contact” on Aug 25, 2022 at 12:00pm EDT (check your local time here). YPSG was established in January 2016 as an interest group within the Yale Department of Psychiatry to discuss issues at the intersection of psychedelic substances and psychiatry.

Abstract: Daniel will guide a teaching, discussion, and experiential practice on the topic of spontaneous spirit contact as it relates to the use of consciousness altering medicines of various sorts. We’ll consider pragmatic ways to navigate situations where the ancestors, deities, land spirits, hazardous spirits, God, and other kinds of unexpected guests show up during strong states. He’ll draw on nearly 30 years of immersion in ritual arts as well as his training as a doctor of psychology and specialist in practices of ancestral reconnection and healing. Expect a lively, kind, and relaxed atmosphere for learning and questions.

Format: This interactive webinar will be held over Zoom. We will have a presentation followed by discussion and Q&A. We will ask participants to remain on mute and allow the moderator to unmute you if you have a question or comment – please use the “raise hand” feature to indicate you would like to speak. You may also enter questions into the chat box, which the moderators will check, but priority will be given to those who raise their hands, as it is great to have your actual faces and voices as part of the conversation!

How to Join: Zoom details are provided below. You may also complete the form provided to receive reminders ahead of the talk as well as a link to a recording following the event.

Meeting ID: 914 1707 2703
Password: 369563
Or Telephone: 203-432-9666 (2-ZOOM if on-campus) or 646 568 7788
International numbers available:

About the Speaker

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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Yale Psychedelic Science Group (YPSG)

The Yale Psychedelic Science Group (YPSG) was established in January 2016 as an interest group within the Yale Department of Psychiatry to discuss issues at the intersection of psychedelic substances and psychiatry. Although the YPSG hopes to enlarge the scope of its discussion and activities, its initial focus will be on contemporary clinical research and the mechanisms of action of psychedelic treatments. Therefore, the YPSG has organized a forum where clinicians and scholars from across Yale can learn about and discuss recent studies in an academically rigorous manner. At our monthly meetings, research scientists from outside institutions who are actively engaged in clinical studies with classical psychedelic compounds present their findings. The primary objectives of this forum are to promote a critical examination of the presented work and to encourage the sharing of interdisciplinary perspectives during the ensuing discussion period.