Daniel Foor, Ph.D., is a practitioner of earth-honoring spirituality in the San Francisco Bay Area. His academic training includes a doctorate in psychology from Saybrook University, an M.A. in counseling from the Sofia University/Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (MFC #46692), and a B.S.S. in religious studies from Ohio University. His doctoral research focused on the intersection of psychotherapy and shamanic healing, and he has lived in the Czech Republic, Mexico, Ecuador, Egypt, and Morocco.
Daniel has studied world religion for 15 years with an emphasis on Mahayana Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, and diverse forms of Indigenous, earth-honoring wisdom. 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’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 a priest of Ifa, Obatala, and Oshun in the the Ifa/Orisha tradition of Yoruba-speaking West African and the Diaspora, and he is the founder and executive director of the Earth Medicine Alliance (www.earthmedicine.org), an interfaith 501(c)3 non-profit based in the San Francisco Bay Area.