ANCESTRAL HEALING RETREAT
What to expect from an Ancestral Healing retreat?
Ancestral lineage healing emphasizes learning to relate directly with one’s recent and more ancient blood ancestors for personal, family, and cultural healing. Coming into direct relationship with your ancestors can help to transform intergenerational toxins, re-establish obscured blessings, improve relationships with the living, and encourage health, self-esteem, and clarity of life purpose.
This approach to ancestral healing emphasizes psychological and ritual safety, participants’ ability to connect directly with their own wise and kind ancestors, and the intersection of personal healing with larger cultural and historical troubles.
Attendees can expect to learn a lifelong framework for navigating the relationship between the living and the dead, including ways to enjoy healthy connection with beloved family after their death. Our shared time in circle will be a blend of teaching, direct visioning and connection with the ancestors. Group discussion, and other elements of ancestor-focused ritual (e.g., offering practice, ritual grieving, song, prayer) centers on participants connecting and partnering with ancestral guides to support any among their lineage dead still in need of assistance.
The full retreat is facilitated by Dr Foor and four experienced practitioners of this approach to ancestral healing. Participants can expect an in-depth experience and should be personally well resourced. There are no prerequisites, however, prior experience with ritual and personal healing are helpful. Those new to ancestor work, adoptees, and folks with a tough experience of family are all warmly welcome.
A little more about Daniel...
Daniel is the child of early settler colonialists to North America, largely from England and Germany, and he is a white, cis-gendered, able-bodied, U.S. citizen deeply committed to historical honesty, reckoning with unpaid ancestral debts, and cultural healing with respect to race, class, gender, American imperialism, and other ways in which the Earth longs for better from the human folk.
Daniel’s training draws from his experience in diverse lineages of ritual arts; his academic work as doctor of psychology; his clinical training as a marriage and family therapist; the lessons of family, marriage, and parenting; his time as a student of language and culture in the Czech Republic, Mexico, Ecuador, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, and Spain; and over 25 years of implementing the teachings of earth and ancestor reverence in his personal life.
Important ritual influences include the Northern European Pagan traditions of his blood ancestors, Islamic Sufism, Mahayana Buddhism, Buryat Mongol shamanism, Native North American ways (especially Lakota altar and the Native American Church), and West African Ifá/Òrìsà tradition. Daniel does not presume to represent these lineages of practice beyond the permissions extended by his teachers, and his public offerings are based on cross-cultural aspects of Earth and ancestor reverence.
As the founder and director of Ancestral Medicine, Daniel is blessed to work with an amazing staff and network of ritualists who hold spiritual teachings and practice to be inseparable from cultural and Earth healing. He lives with his wife and their two daughters near Granada, Spain in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Dr. Daniel Foor is the author of Ancestral Healing, Rituals for Personal and Family Healing and the retreat closely follows the first nine chapters of Ancestral Healing, Rituals for Personal and Family Healing.
You can purchase the book at https://www.innertraditions.com/books/ancestral-medicine and it is available on Amazon UK and US. Translations are available in Spanish, Dutch, Croatian, Polish, and Chinese (links here).
Reading the book prior to the retreat will support getting the most out of your experience, but it’s not essential and there is no obligation to do so.
For more about Dr Foor see: https://ancestralmedicine.org/
Applications are currently open for this retreat in the Republic of Ireland from October 16th - 20th, 2023.
Please be advised that this is not a formal training in Ancestral Lineage Healing and is not intended as a training on how to guide this work for other people. This is strictly a retreat for your personal growth and well-being.
The retreat will take place over 5 days starting on the afternoon of October 16th when we will meet at 2pm to welcome everyone and commence our work together with an afternoon session. We will complete our week on Friday the 20th of October at midday.
The retreat cost includes tuition, accommodation and board to include 3 delicious meals a day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Monday a 3-course evening meal will be available after the afternoon session and on Friday a full breakfast and a lite lunch will be available before we complete the retreat.
Your place on the retreat will only be secured once you complete your registration form, it is accepted and a non-refundable deposit of €500 is paid and received. Please do not make any travel plans until your registration is formally accepted.
Partners/Companions who are not participating are more than welcome to accompany you for an additional fee and enjoy the sights and adventures of Killarney and County Kerry.
Retreat Tuition cost plus an application form will be available to you once you register your interest. Any travel costs to the retreat location in Killarney, Southwest Ireland is the sole responsibility of the participant.
Please note that this retreat is currently planned as an in-person program. Any changes due to COVID-19 restrictions will be posted here as soon as they become available and you will be notified by email for those registered.
IMPORTANT: Please read our FAQS page on this website for further guidelines and information on Covid, the arrangements we have in place in the unlikely event the retreat is cancelled due to Covid or in the unlikely event the retreat leader is not in a position to attend. The FAQS page also provides further general information which you may find useful when planning your trip. If after reading the FAQS page you have any further information, please feel free to email Ciara or Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.