I have been gifted a lot of Guatemalan Ceremonial Grade Cacao. For my anniversary I want to make some available for you. This is a one time item. Ceremonial cacao is considered an entheogen among those who work with it. There are courses you can even take online to learn how to work with cacao ceremonies. This is the king’s cacao, the chocolate of the Incan and Mayans. Kings and Queens paid pirates and sailors large sums of gold to return with this. We take for granted today that we have easy access to chocolate but what we have is watered down and stale. To be able to partake in the actual original ceremonial cacao is hard to find. And I was fortunate to be gifted some by someone travelling who got it straight from the farmers in Guatemala. I have used it 3 times and I can tell you, it is powerful and not at all like even the dark chocolate I am used to eating by itself. I used a teaspoon of cacao in my tea ceremony and I want to caution you to make sure you are very careful with it.
I have a video on tea ceremonies on the website here:
Some benefits that are physical are:
- PEA (phenylethylamine) creates a euphoric feeling of pleasure and joy
Serotonin is responsible for happiness in general
- Oxytocin creates a deep bond with yourself, your body and all that surrounds you
- Magnesium relaxes muscles and increases blood circulation to open up your heart
- Theobromine stimulates your senses and sharpens your focus
- Cacao is an aphrodisiac for both men and women
Spiritually a cacao ceremony can work to help move some trauma held in the gut. While its effects are subtle, the actual results can be physical and very cleansing. For me I found that it helps move and heal trauma stored in the gut which relates to anger, shame, fear and loss.
For me I found that cacao does not do initial emergent care but is for after the darker work has been done and I am working on clearing recent events which tie to deeper issues. I also use it on Saturday evenings at sundown to help clear the week and create a clean line heading into the evening and into Sunday.
Use the tea ceremony card I made for you as a guide unless you already have your own tea ceremony. As a side note, my private patron community has a tea ceremony zoom and you can participate in that if you are a member and that is here if you are interested.
Blue Lotus, this flower is in my smoke blends for good reason. It is an MAOI and is also considered an entheogen. It pairs really well with cacao in my opinion. I source my Blue Lotus from a single grower who lives in Venezuela.She reached out to me over a year ago on Instagram and she was really a beautiful soul. I buy straight from her and pay her comparable to world market prices. She uses no pollutants or toxic chemicals. I am proud to offer this blue lotus. It smells intoxicating and dreamy!
For the incense this is Palo Santo, a well known tree in south America. It is considered holy and sacred. It has been used for thousands of years. Today harvesting is an issue of overuse and unsavory practices so sourcing it needs to be done appropriately. In this case, I have something very rare. When aromatic or active trees die naturally, their sap sometimes will flow back downward and pool in the trunk of the tree close to the ground. It doesn’t happen very often. I was gifted some of this by someone who attended a ceremony I hosted. It is from an original grower of the Palo Santo tree in Peru and in this case it is from one of the dense parts of a dead tree. Because of this it is highly flammable but also full of actives so I have shaved it for easy use and so it won’t flame up and burn a lot and be wasted. I am including it here in this kit. Enjoy it well and with love and how it has travelled to find you.
Bold muscaroil made by me and sold separately in my store, included here in your kit.
Comes with a tea card on how to hold your tea ceremony and a card with instructions on how to prepare for your tea ceremony. Comes incloth bag for storage.
My hope is that once you use all of these items together you will be motivated to continue a ritualistic tea practice and keep your kit going.
Please use sparingly! Comes with a tea ceremony card. 1.5 ounces, 1/3 cup in tin.
I use 1 teaspoon in a cup of tea.