Sun, 15 Apr|
45 Hornsey Rd
New Moon Cacao Ceremony Wellington
Time & Location
15 Apr 2018, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
45 Hornsey Rd, 45 Hornsey Rd, Melrose, Wellington 6023, New Zealand
About The Event
So happy to announce that we are doing it again! And this time in the very auspicious time of New Moon!
The tradition of drinking ceremonial cacao has its origin in the ancient cultures of the Mayas and Aztecas in Central America. It was used to evoke IXCACAO - goddess of Chocolate, Fertility and Abundance. She was also known as the "Queen of Love and Pleasure", connected with the energy of the HEART.
Some of this magical plant, a full-scale nutritional wonder, harvested and packed in the sacred lands in Guatemala by a cacao shaman is now in New Zealand to be shared and enjoyed.
In a sacred ceremonial circle we will share a cup of bitter delight and allow it to awaken our Heart and soul.
We will guide you through a short heart-opening meditation and will hold space for music, devotional singing, dancing, sharing... in one word, for MAGIC.
Why cacao is referred to as medicine?
Cacao is an aphrodisiac, mood enhancer, and antioxidant that protects the heart and is densely packed with nutrients, cacao is a nutritional powerhouse, proven to be the most pharmacologically complex food in nature. It can improve your memory, reduce heart disease, shed fat, boost immunity, and create loads of energy.
Cacao contains the neurotransmitters serotonin, tryptophan and dopamine - the chemicals responsible for feelings of wellbeing, as well as anandamide, known as the bliss molecule that leaves us feeling blissful and euphoric, moderating pain perception, as well as assisting in regulating appetite and mood.
When high quality raw 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.
Sacred Cacao ceremony participants all share raw cacao is heart opening and an amazing meditation aid. Chocolate Shaman, Keith Wilson, whose cacao we use, lives in the Mayan highlands of Guatemala and has been working with cacao for over 12 years. He uses cacao for spiritual and shamanic purposes and processes his own cacao under instruction from the “cacao spirit.” Keith refers to cacao as the “food for the shift”.
Join us in an exploration of its gifts!
COME AWAKEN YOUR HEART, SHARE, OPEN and IN-JOY!
15 April2018, Sunday, 4pm
Location: The Garage with the best View ;)
45 Hornsey Road, Melrose, Wellington
Contribution of $25 paid with your booking
Please send your payment to 38-9018-0117320-00 to grant your spot
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL!!!
We have limited spots and, more importantly, we need to know the number of participants in order to prepare the right amount of the cacao drink. Thank you for your understanding!
(If you have prepaid and you can't attend you can nominate someone to come in your place)
Get in touch by commenting in the event page,
or contact Radha
phone number: 020 4077 5534,
email address: email@example.com
And a WARNING:
If you have a chronic heart disease, are pregnant or breastfeeding please get in touch beforehand to discuss if you are able to join the ceremony, as cacao can increase blood pressure and the heartbeat.
Facilitated by Radha and Phill
Radha is a Hridaya yoga and meditation teacher, who's walked the path of the heart living in Central America for few years and shared plant medicine and meditation on many occasions, currently running classes and meditation retreats in New Zealand.
Phill is a professional musician who's put his heart into hand crafting musical instruments. His delicate approach to composing music and amazing skills in playing instruments from all over the world (Turkey, West Africa, South America) guarantees a very special sound base for the ceremony.
To book, please get in touch by email or text$25.00