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.
In a ceremonial circle we share a cup of bitter delight and allow Her to awaken our Heart and soul. There is usually a heart-opening meditation, music, devotional singing, sometimes dancing, always sharing... a ceremony is simply never the same! These gatherings are very real and raw, co-created by the group and guided purely by the Cacao spirit.
Cacao is an amazing plant medicine - densely packed with nutrients and proven to be the most pharmacologically complex food in nature as well as the highest antioxidant food! It is a powerful aphrodisiac and mood enhancer; it can improve your memory, reduce heart disease, shed fat, boost immunity, and create loads of energy.
Cacao contains the neurotransmitters and chemicals responsible for wellbeing, as well as anandamide, known as the bliss molecule that leaves us feeling euphoric, moderating pain perception, as well as assisting in regulating appetite and mood.
When high quality cacao beans are prepared for ceremony, all the mood enhancing neurochemicals in cacao become particularly active. It increases blood flow and nutrition to the brain, heart and skin, and the whole body is nourished. People report heightened awareness, focus and intensified sensations.
Thus, cacao is beneficial both for inducing meditative states as well as triggering playfulness and outbursts of joy.
Join us in an exploration of Her gifts - check the Events page for more info on when&where we will serve Cacao next!
Where can I 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!