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Earth Speak with Natalie Ross and Friends

Apr 7, 2022

CW: This episode mentions suicide

Daniel Foor shares about navigating consciousness parenthood and feeling responsible for what your children may inherit. You’ll also hear about:

  • Children as the ancestors returning 
  • Being in good relationship with the Earth and the more than human others 
  • Creating a kinder world 

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Dr. Foor is a licensed psychotherapist, doctor of psychology, and the author of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing. He is an initiate in the Òrìṣà tradition of Yoruba-speaking West Africa and has learned from teachers of Mahayana Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, and the older ways of his English and German ancestors. Daniel is passionate about training aspiring leaders and change makers in the intersections of cultural healing, animist ethics, and applied ritual arts. He lives with his wife and daughters in Western North Carolina, homeland of Cherokee peoples.


In this episode, we talk about:

  • Bringing in/up a child in times of turmoil
  • What does it mean to usher in new life before conception
  • Remembering our relational accountability as humans 
  • Ancestral healing and being a good ancestor 
  • How lots of spiritual folks could do with some good therapy 
  • Crying as an invocation for help
  • Children as returning souls with their own destiny 
  • On adapting your gifts and needs, to the gifts and needs of a child 
  • Committing to being a conscious person
  • Transitioning from reductionist ways of being to animist epistemology 
  • On what is legitimate knowledge 
  • The false and harmful idea of nature as separate from the human 
  • On what the world could look like if we shed human-supremacy 
  • Feeling displaced from your roots
  • Inheriting a lineage of harm
  • Meeting the world where it’s at 
  • Relearning and remembering how to communicate with the more-than-human world 
  • And more!

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Theme music is “It’s Easier” by Scarlet Crow and “Meeting Again” by Emily Sprague

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