What is a Cacao Ceremony?
"A pure heart, open to the light, will be filled with the elixir of Truth" ~ Rumi
The tradition of drinking ceremonial cacao has its origin in the ancient cultures of the Mayas and Aztecas in Central America. It was related to the force of Ixcacao – the goddess of Fertility and Abundance. She was also known as the “Queen of Love and Pleasure”, connected with the energy of the Heart.
Radha encountered the ceremonial use of chocolate in 2012 while travelling through the Mayan land of nowadays Guatemala. It was love at first sight which developed into a path during the years she spent in Central America, the native land of the Cacao plant. Radha is enthusiastic to offer ceremonies honouring this sacred and magical plant, harvested and packed in the sacred lands in Guatemala by a cacao shaman Keith.
There are two ways to work with cacao:
~ CACAO CIRCLES AND CEREMONIES - see events page for the upcoming gathering close to you
~ CACAO IMMERSIONS - a month long guided journey into a daily cacao practice in which you receive a block of ceremonial cacao, mentoring and various online ceremonies; see the events page for the next available round of immersion
~ CACAO AS A PLANT MEDICINE ~Cacao is a powerful superfood with a maximal nutritional benefits and minimal amount of calories, packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is at the top of the list of super foods and contains about 50% good fat which boosts the metabolism and offers a boost of energy without a following crash.Cacao is the best known natural source of magnesium for a healthy heart, mental clarity and focus, bone health, carbs and glucose metabolism, prevention of diabetes and relief of PMS, constipation and anxiety.Cacao is packed with antioxidants and is in fact the most detoxifying food available to humans. It contains Vit.A, C, E, beta-carotene, lycopene, selenium, manganese and flavanols which improve blood circulation and lower blood pressure.Cacao contains phenyletamine, known as "the love chemical" which brings attentiveness and elevated mood and is incredibly helpful for conditions such as ADHD, PTSD and depression.The active component of cacao is called "theobromine" and it is a gentle and long lasting stimulant, exclusively found in cacao. It is a cardiovascular stimulant, which relaxes the muscle tissue, dilates the blood and creates a state of ease and joy.Another active component of cacao is anandomide which gives the experience of euphoria and bliss.The intake of cacao stimulates the production of hormones of serotonine beneficial for the regulation of appetite, mood and sleep and dopamine - for movement, attention, learning and emotion.
All of these make cacao:
– a powerful aphrodisiac
- a mood enhancer
- an antioxidant
- protects the heart
- densely packed with nutrients
- proven to be the most pharmacologically complex food in nature!
-it can improve your memory
- reduces heart disease and shed fat
- boosts immunity
- cuts through the mental clutter, enhancing focus and concentration
- enables you to hear your heart
- enhancing self-expression, creativity and connection
- creates a state of euphoria that makes everything seem brighter and more fun
- moderates pain perception
- assists in regulating appetite and mood
- increases blood flow and nutrition to the brain, heart and skin . - heightened awareness, focus and intensified sensations
- Consciousness & Spirituality
- Workplace Productivity
- Creativity and Art
- Athletics and Physical Training
- Overall Healthy Living
Want to purchase Cacao?
Blocks of ceremonial grade pure cacao from Guatemala (Keith's cacao) are now available to purchase for personal use.
Cacao can be bought at any ceremony I run. Otherwise I can ship it anywhere in NZ or AUS on your expense
Price: $100 NZD per block
(1 block = 454g = 11 ceremonial doses/ over 20 single drinks if less dense)
Get in touch if interested!
Or purchase online form with a 5% discount using the discount code kuzeva19nz34
They can ship to you wherever you are, worldwide!