New Moon Cacao Ceremony
& Dance Ritual
A shamanic exploration of the heart
Working with ceremonial grade cacao, singing, chanting, movement and journaling, this New Moon ceremony will focus on our heart as a guide to develope more freedom within our song. We all have a song - a reflection of our soul's color. Join us and let us share and mingle those colors together!
Cacao, also known as Raw Chocolate, is considered a "sacred plant medicine" by most indigenous traditions in Central and South America. It is celebrated as the Food of the Gods and has been used in Shamanic ceremonies for thousands of years. This connecting, heart-opening plant is nowadays still used for healing ritual, meditation and shamanic journeying.
The new moon ceremonies are introspective, address the darkness and light inside of us, and hold space for authentic sharing and vulnerable expressions.
Raw cacao is one of the most dense superfoods, and is the highest source of magnesium on the planet. Additionally, it contains anandamide, a so-called "bliss chemical” that works with the heart's ability to expand, supports emotional clearing, and deepen the connection with self and with life. It is believed that the spirit of cacao has the power to reveal and unlock the secrets of the soul, bringing forth our ultimate truth in a way that is soft and lasting. However, Sacred Cacao does not act like a psychedelic. It does not take you on its trip, but facilitates your own.
We will open a space to help understand how to use this medicine in connecting with higher energies as well our own inner guidance. Intention will be put towards the release of emotional and energetic blocks, subconscious programming, opening and clearing of the energy centers, and centering into our essential light.
As you settle into the practice, you can expect to feel a gentle expansion of the heart chakra, and a new quality of awareness. You will be guided on a different meditations and invited to explore your personal connection to the cacao spirit. She could show you what is unseen, the next steps on your path or simply ask you to come out and play. The ceremony will hold space for both intense inner work and playful expression.
- prepare for the ceremony -
Avoid eating too much beforehand. Try to fast for at least 2 or 3 hours before the ceremony
If you are going to eat, avoid dairy and oily food.
Limit caffeine intake on that day.
Make sure you drink plenty of water in the lead-up to, and after the ceremony.
Theobromine in cacao has a contraindication with anti-depressants - please let us know beforehand if you are taking any.
You won’t be able to attend this ceremony if have a serious heart condition, as cacao increases the blood flow to the brain and the rest of the body.
It is safe to drink cacao when pregnant though we will reduce your serving a little.
If you have any concerns about the above, please feel free to get in touch with us beforehand
- BRING -
A large bottle of water. Comfortable clothing. Please wear comfortable and cozy clothing (warm socks and a shawl to help keep you warm), and bring with you a journal, a pen . Finally bring something small and meaningful to be placed on the altar we create together.
Cacao Ceremony Mar-Dec 2019
* As we have limited places, advanced registration is mandatory. *
Saturday 6th April 3-6pm
Sunday 2nd June 3-6pm
Saturday 28th September 3-6pm
Sunday 24th November 3-6pm