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Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing

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A practical guide to connecting with your ancestors for personal, family, and cultural healing

• Provides exercises and rituals to help you initiate contact with your ancestors, find ancestral guides, and assist the dead who are not yet at peace

• Explains how to safely engage in lineage repair work by connecting with your more ancient ancestors before relating with the rece
Paperback, 336 pages
Published July 11th 2017 by Bear Company
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Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very detailed information of ancestral healing presented in a clear, precise manner.
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the most thorough and practical book I've encountered dealing with the topic of ancestors. In a pragmatic yet eloquent style that manages to be both scholarly and clear, Dr. Foor leads the reader through all kinds of questions, background, and topics relating to the meaning of ancestors--and then delivers a strong step-by-step process for ways of working with ancestral healing based on his many years of practice and fine-tuning. This book is intelligent and accessible to those curious ab ...more
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is fabulous, practical and immediately applicable. It is accessible to anyone of any faith who would like to make progress on intergenerational family healing. It gives clear instructions and safe protocols for spirit work and clearly distinguishes that from psychology. It is a helpful addition to my already existing ritual skill sets and will improve my ability to provide individual and group healing ceremonies around death and grief and Ancestral healing.
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This highly practical book outlines a clear, detailed path for healing the wounds of past generations that keep so many of us stuck in patterns of pain and purposelessness. Daniel's teaching are accessible and inclusive with a strong focus on how to do this work safely and effectively on your own. Further, he outlines how to know whether your efforts are (or aren't) working including when to call in the assistance of someone more experienced. I've been working with my healthy ancestors for perso ...more
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow wow wow mr Daniel Foor has written an incredibly beneficial book for all of humanity, and esp esp during these times we live in. As the corona virus hysteria is peaking right now: I ask our loving, wise Ancestors (who are well with Spirit and capable of helping humankind in the most beautiful ways) to shine their light into our hearts, and whisper their secrets into our dreams, and bath us in clarity and support and up-leveling magical growth and blossoming so that we All emerge more connect ...more
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Book Review – Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing by Daniel Foor, Ph.D.

Newsflash – the Ancestors are with us now, and there is health and wholeness to be gained when you understanding the complex and interconnected relationship between the living and the dead. Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing by Daniel Foor, Ph.D. is a manual for accessing the benefits of working on healing your ancestral line.

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Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is great and may change your life. I've been recommending it to all my family and friends. The author's approach to ancestor reverence and ancestor ritual practice is non-dogmatic and non-specific to any particular culture or tradition. He has over a decade of experience guiding individuals and groups in ancestral healing work, and his mastery of this material is evident in the clarity and accessibility of his writing. The flow of the writing is easy to follow, he divides big concepts ...more
Lynne Thompson
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Genealogy and family history have become popular recently - witness Henry Louis Gates' PBS show "Finding Your Roots" and others like it. It's fascinating to know and learn about your ancestors, but what if you can do more with this information, like begin a healing process that has troubled a family line for generations? And everybody has had troubled ancestors at some point.

There are people in the world today who care for their ancestors with various ceremonies, but except for a graveyard visit
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There are all sorts of books and practices aimed at helping one become more enlightened or to re-frame emotional/mental malaise but very few, in my experience, that guide us in how to become more whole and human in the best sense. Dr. Foor guides the reader through the essential framework and practice he's developed to safely and effectively navigate the terrain of the ancestors. Making the distinction between bright and loving ancestors and the dead who are not yet well, the exercises create a ...more
Kelly Miess
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Five stars for exposing me to new concepts and for excitement about connecting with my ancestors. I read the all of book but have not completed any of the exercises. The author recommends reading the book through completely before embarking on the exercises. Though the book certainly cultivated a desire in me to connect with my ancestors, I feel overwhelmed by the first step of researching my four ancestral lines as far as possible up to seven generations. I began on that task and quickly realiz ...more
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is great on its own, but I recommend reading it in conjunction with the online course ("Ancestral Lineage Healing") that the author offers. At least, that helped me to be able to actually implement the practices that the book describes. (I found myself procrastinating doing the healing work until I had the community of course participants, course supporters, and the author himself, on hand for guidance.)
Ginger Eager
Apr 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I prefer doing the ancestral work in a group with a facilitator, but if you can't get to such a group, this is a helpful text.
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Very accessible book on working with your ancestors, healing family patterns and reclaim blessings of your bloodlines. There are meditations and ceremonies that are outlined in the book that are easy to follow and explained well. While the author suggests you research your lineage back seven generations it is not necessary to do this to commune with the ancestors.

If you are like me you may not be able to trace your lineage back that far due to adoption, and first generation American grandparent
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Daniel Foor, PhD, is a licensed psychotherapist and a doctor of psychology. He has led ancestral and family healing intensives throughout the United States since 2005. He is an initiate in the Ifa/Orisha tradition of Yoruba-speaking West Africa and has trained with teachers of Mahayana Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, and different indigenous paths, including the older ways of his European ancestors. He ...more

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