Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing
Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing by Daniel Foor, Ph.D.
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Everyone has loving and wise ancestors they can learn to invoke for support and healing. Coming into conscious connection with your ancestors empowers you to transform harmful family patterns into blessings and encourages good health, self-esteem, clarity of purpose, and better relationships with your living relatives.
In this practical guide to navigating relationships with the spirits of those who have passed, Daniel Foor, Ph.D., details how to work spiritually vibrant ancestors to transform intergenerational patterns of pain and abuse and fully reclaim the blessings and gifts of your bloodlines. Exercises and rituals grounded in ancient wisdom traditions help you initiate contact with supportive ancestral guides, safely assist the troubled dead, cultivate forgiveness and gratitude, and catalyze healing breakthroughs among living family members. The author provides guidance on ways to honor ancestors of place, address dream visits from the dead, and work with ancestor shrines and altars. Detailed instructions also include ways to prepare for death, provide support at funeral rites, care for the body after death, and eventually join the ancestors. The author also explores how ancestor work can help us to transform cultural toxins such as racism, sexism, and religious extremism.
By learning the fundamentals of ancestor reverence and ritual, you will discover how to draw on the wisdom of supportive ancestral guides, heal family troubles, maintain connections with beloved family after their death, help children and future generations to live free from ancestral burdens, and better understand the complex and interconnected relationship between the living and the dead.