Sacred Cacao Ceremony—an invitation to explore the magic fusion of the cacao plant medicine, art and creative expression, and community warmth. This sacred gathering beckons those seeking introspective as well as those eager to engage with our community. Whether you’re drawn to the quiet whispers of inner exploration or the vibrant love of connection, this ceremony welcomes all. Let’s journey together, celebrate the beauty of life and spiritual togetherness.
For thousands of years, cacao has been considered as a sacred plant with healing properties. It is thought that cacao was first used as a health elixir and ceremonial medicine as far back as 1900 BC by the ancestors of Central America, the Olmec people, before becoming a ritualistic medicine used by the Aztec and Mayan cultures. Not only was cacao used for ceremonial purposes but it was also renowned as a medicinal plant that aids in the healing of and opening up of the heart’s circulation.
Cacao is naturally high in iron, magnesium, and B-complex vitamins, which is great for improving your mood and increasing your energy level. One of the main active ingredients in cacao is Anandamide, a neurotransmitter produced in the brain that binds to the THC receptors. It’s also known as the “bliss molecule” (named after “ananda”, the Sanskrit word for “bliss.”)
Cacao also contains Theobromine. Theo-broma translates as food for the Gods and potentiates the release of dopamine, the ‘pleasure’ hormone. This, alongside phenethylamine, which is known to help relieve stress and depression and which is released in the body during emotional euphoria, creates heightened sensation and empathy.
Due to the euphoria-inducing ingredients, the emotional impact can be profound. Everything feels heightened within the physical and emotional body, including your awareness of your deepest sense of self and your heart. The increased sense of connection and uplifting euphoria facilitates access to expanded states of consciousness, as such, it can be used for meditation and contemplation.
19.45 Sacred Cacao Ceremony incl. meditation, artistic performances, movement & creative expression, interactive moments and sharing.
21.45 Wind down
22.00 Good night