Dori Midnight practices community-based intuitive healing that weaves together plant and stone medicine, ancestral and queer magic, and justice work. Drawing on her training as a clinical herbalist and interfaith minister, as well as traditions from her ancestry (Sephardi/Ashkenazi/Romani), Dori's work is grounded in self-determinism, collective liberation, and the belief that healing ourselves is inseparable from healing our communities and the planet. Her work is inspired by a web of teachers, healers, artists, dreamers, and activists in disability and healing justice, earth-based Judaism, and queer liberation. Dori lives in Western Massachusetts, where she teaches, creates ritual, makes potions, and maintains a local and distance healing practice.
About My Practice
My work is firmly grounded in self-determinism and collective liberation and illuminated by ancestral folk healing practices and magic. With an approach to healing that is accessible, practical, loving, and down to earth, I am committed to mindfully attending to the impact that oppression has on our spiritual, emotional, and physical well being. My intention is to make social justice and anti-oppression work an integral part of our individual and collective healing process. My commitment to using local resources reflects my ancestral heritage, the folk practice of using what is on hand, and my strong desire to be mindful of consumption. In a session, I draw upon the many modalities I have studied and inherited, including intuitive healing, spiritual counseling, reiki, flower essences, plant spirit healing, western herbalism, and magic.
I was ordained as an interfaith minister in 2005 at The New Seminary in New York City, where I was also trained as a spiritual counselor. I am a clinical Western Herbalist, a Reiki Master and I have studied intuitive healing with Suzette Rochat (aka Cybele) for ten years and with Jackie India Dennis; I am a flower essence practitioner (I studied with Jane Bell of Alaskan Essences and at the Flower Essence Society with Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz; clinical western herbalism at the Ohlone Center for Herbal Studies and the California School of Herbal Studies, and Plant Spirit Healing with Pam Montgomery.
Dori featured in ELLE magazine, October 2015