Daniel Foor, Ph.D., is a practitioner and teacher of earth-honoring spiritual traditions. He leads non-dogmatic, heart-centered trainings and rituals that engage the ancestors and the natural/elemental worlds with the intent of remembering our personal destiny and gifts here in service to the Earth.
Daniel has studied world religion for 20 years with an emphasis on Mahayana Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, and diverse forms of indigenous, earth-honoring wisdom. His academic training includes a Ph.D. in psychology from Saybrook University, an M.A. in counseling from the Sofia University, and a B.S.S. in religious studies from Ohio University. His doctoral research focused on the intersection of psychotherapy and shamanic healing. Daniel has lived in the Czech Republic, Mexico, Ecuador, Egypt, and Morocco. His current home is Durham, North Carolina.
Daniel’s blood ancestors are Northern and Western European immigrants to North America (Irish, English, German) and he loves his family deeply. By encouraging close work with family ancestors, he emphasizes that we are all from lineages that understood, or perhaps still understand, how to live well with the Earth and other worlds. Daniel is also an initiate and learner priest in the Ifa/Orisha tradition of Yoruba-speaking West Africa and the Diaspora.