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Cacao Ceremony Highlights
10% of all proceeds from our 2018 Cacao Tour will go to Fincas Buenas Non-Profit in San Marcos Lago Atitlan Guatemala and their community projects. We encourage you to make additional donations to this wonderful organization by visiting this GO FUND ME LINK.
San Francisco, CA
May 21 @ 6:30 pm
San Francisco, CA
June 3rd @ 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Little Silver, NJ
June 21 @ 7:30 pm
June 28th @ 6:00 pm
July 27th @ 8:00 pm
July 29 @ 2:30 pm
Each Cacao Ceremony is a unique co-creation of the energies brought by each participant and the potent spirit of Cacao.
Cacao beans have been recognized for centuries for the potent heartfelt power among the indigenous tribes of Central America. A superfood containing a complex mix of vitamins and aminos, Cacao helps to facilitate powerful transformation by accessing the heart center and deepening one’s connection to spirit. Cacao is a facilitator that brings you to the doors of perception, allowing you to work with your shadows or to step into your own power and gifts. We are honored to have access to this special plant medicine grown in small quantities in the highlands of Guatemala. For each Cacao Ceremony we set intention to cultivate spiritual purification, deep connection and expansion!
Cacao has been used for centuries by the indigenous cultures of Central and South America. When the Spanish first conquered the great civilization of the Maya they understood that Cacao had an innate power and it was brought as gifts to the King and Queen of Europe. Little was known about the use of Cacao by the Indigenous as the conquerors were quick to suppress the practices of the indigenous people.
Centuries later, with the growth and popularity of Coc-OA (an alkalized by-product of Cac-AO) used in chocolate bars, the quicker growing, large bean producing strains (Forrestero & Trinitario) were selected for mass production. Over time, Cacao was bred down and now less than 1% of the worlds Cacao is the strain we call Criollo. The concept of Cacao or Chocolate being used in ceremony was all but lost to antiquity, until a recent resurgence led by the Cacao Shaman “Keith.”
Cacao originates in the Amazon jungle of current day Peru, Ecuador and Brazil. We source our High Content Criollo Cacao from the highlands of Guatemala. Generations after being first introduced to Guatemala, the small bean Criollo developed. Criollo is unique in that it has the highest concentration of Anandamide and Theobromine, two of the many psycho-active ingredients that give Cacao its power “scientifically.” The energy and the Spirit of Cacao are what make the plant a powerful healing medicine.
Although many farms around the world claim to produce “Criollo” Cacao, it is almost impossible to produce 100% Criollo because each Cacao Pod can produce Cacao Beans of varying percentages of Forrestero, Trinitario and Criollo. We have found the Cacao that is grown deep in the highlands of Guatemala to contain the highest percentage of Criollo Cacao providing a potency to facilitate deep connection. We are grateful to source our Cacao from this powerful land!