Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing” as Want to Read:
Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing

by
4.46  ·  Rating details ·  63 ratings  ·  9 reviews
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
...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published July 11th 2017 by Bear Company
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Ancestral Medicine, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Ancestral Medicine

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.46  · 
Rating details
 ·  63 ratings  ·  9 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Pattie
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very detailed information of ancestral healing presented in a clear, precise manner.
Teri
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.
Seyta
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
Larisa
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
Michele
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spiritual-tech
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.

I checked Ancestral Medicine out from my library and
...more
Laura
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
Shelves: nonfiction, self-help
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
...more
Ela
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
Seumag
rated it it was amazing
Jan 27, 2019
Laura
rated it really liked it
Dec 11, 2018
QueerMagic
rated it it was amazing
Jun 23, 2018
Herschell
rated it really liked it
Mar 19, 2019
Kim Charles Kay
rated it it was amazing
Aug 03, 2019
שולמית
rated it really liked it
Jun 22, 2019
Amanda Taylor snelson
rated it did not like it
Feb 03, 2018
Jyotika Chhibber
rated it really liked it
Oct 25, 2017
Signe
rated it really liked it
Jan 16, 2019
Sarah
rated it it was ok
May 02, 2019
Gabriel
rated it it was amazing
Dec 13, 2018
Nora
rated it it was amazing
Mar 19, 2018
Peter H.
rated it really liked it
Oct 25, 2018
Steph
rated it it was amazing
Nov 01, 2018
Herleena Hunt
rated it it was amazing
Apr 28, 2019
Marie Parks Gaffney
rated it it was amazing
Jan 17, 2019
Jeff Ten
rated it it was amazing
Jun 11, 2019
Amber
rated it it was amazing
Apr 29, 2019
Lex
rated it it was amazing
Aug 21, 2018
Sylvia
rated it it was amazing
Nov 09, 2017
Elizabeth Slay-levengood
rated it it was amazing
Nov 21, 2017
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
19 followers
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