What will it take to mend the world? What’s the work that needs to be done? How do we recognize that we are one with the Earth and the planet so we can approach political, solidarity, and organizing work in a way that is whole?
These are lofty questions but important ones, says Friday host Esty Dinur, especially as we embark on a new year.
Today, she takes a step back from the typical political coverage on the show to talk about spirituality and core values with Daniel Foor, founder and director of Ancestral Medicine.
They spend a thought-provoking hour discussing how to be in the world in a way that’s healing rather than adding to the strife—and in a way that respects and is in relationship with ancestors from before memory and the many other-than-human beings with which we share the world.
Daniel Foor is a licensed psychotherapist, doctor of psychology, and the author of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing (Bear & Company, 2017). Since 2005, he has led ancestral healing intensives in eight countries, trained over sixty practitioners, and supported thousands with ancestral reconnection through online teaching and sessions. He lives with his wife and daughters in Western North Carolina, homeland of Cherokee peoples.
Cover photo: Moapa River Indian Reservation, United States by Ryan Franco on Unsplash