Dr. Daniel Foor is a teacher and practitioner of practical animism who specializes in ancestral and family healing and in helping folks learn to relate well with the rest of the natural world. His focus on the ancestors sources from his training as a doctor of psychology and licensed marriage and family therapist, from the guidance of his teachers in earth-honoring traditions (e.g., European pagan paths, Native North American ways, Mongolian shamanism, and West African Ifá/Òrìṣà tradition), and from two decades of implementing ancestor and earth reverence in his own life.
Since 2005 Daniel has guided hundreds of ancestor trainings, rituals, and talks in eight countries and helped many others to reconnect with their ancestors through personal sessions. He is the author of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing (Inner Traditions, 2017), and he trains others in the practice of ancestral lineage healing.
Daniel Foor's doctoral research in psychology focused on the use of shamanic healing practices by clinical mental health professionals. Training as a therapist, living in other societies, and immersion in different lineages of ritual work all inform his kind and non-dogmatic approach to ancestor and earth reverence. Although Daniel draws inspiration from lineages of established practice, his public offerings and ritual methods aim to be culturally inclusive, and he holds work for cultural and earth healing to be inseparable from spiritual teaching and practice.