EVENTS – SOMERSET | Ceremonial Cacao Journey
CEREMONIAL CACAO JOURNEY
A Meditative Exploration of the Heart
with Sivani Mata
Saturday 26 October 2019 | 10:00 – 14:30
in East Pennard, Somerset
(Home venue 15min from Frome or Glastonbury, full address given on booking)
Cacao is an ancient and sacred medicine of the heart. Used in ceremony She invites us to journey deep into our hearts, welcome in clarity, let go of negative emotions and align with truth.
In our circle together we will set intentions and drink the cacao, after which the invitation is to lie down and journey into a liminal space where we can be open to the guidance of the heart.
Cacao (chocolate in it's pure form) is a plant medicine from Central and South America. The cacao we will be drinking is raw, organic, non-GMO, ceremonial grade cacao from Asháninka tribes of the Peruvian Amazon, this cacao has been lovingly grown and fairly traded every step of the way. Cacao contains the active ingredient Theobromine which translates as "food of the gods" and was used by native peoples in communion with the divine. Cacao also has numerous health benefits and contains antioxidants, iron, magnesium, copper and zinc, as well as Anandamide ("the bliss molecule") which the body produces when in love and gives the sensation of a natural high.
"A cacao ceremony is a timeless space to integrate and process what is happening in your life using cacao as a sacred medicine" – Rebekah Shaman
Preparation and what to bring with you
• bring a mug
• bring a journal/notebook & pen
• you may like to feel into your intention for the ceremony in advance – what you would like to bring in to and/or release from your life.
Please let me know if:
• you are taking any medication particularly anti depressants (as cacao introduces serotonin into the system which anti depressants also do).
• you have a heart condition (as cacao increases the blood flow to the brain and heart by at least 40%).
• you are pregnant.
Car share available from Frome for 3 people (1st come, 1st served), contact Cecilia directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
Investment: £35, £30 low-wage/concession plus booking fee
(Includes Cacao and delicious vegan lunch. No proof needed for concession, you are invited to pay the rate you can afford) – Pre-booking essential – so we know how much cacao to prepare – https://ceremonialcacaojourney.bpt.me/
Drawing of Ix Cacao by Sivani Mata Francis
Below photographs: by Leticia Valverdes taken at our Cacao Ceremony at Santosa Yoga Camp 2018