CACAO DANCE CEREMONY Come and melt in blissful cosmic magical heart-opening with a chocolate bliss dance ceremony with Amanda and Willem through the healing properties of raw cacao offered in a sacred ceremonial space, followed by and intertwined within a deep, guided immersion into Conscious Cosmic Cosmo dance with Willem. These are two practices that support each other in leading you into a state of deep open-hearted oneness and expansive bliss.
According to the Mayans, Cacao is the food of the gods. Not as we know it now as chocolate, but in its raw form, where, when ingested in sacred ceremony, it has magical alchemical properties. The alkaloids, neurotransmitters, neuromodulators, vitamins and minerals specific to cacao have a particularly nourishing and healing effect on the human body, which expands to include the heart and spirit when ingested with true reverence for the plant in sacred ceremony. Cacao as a shamanic teacher plant is a unique and magical heart-opener. How beautiful to experience working with a teacher plant in a very safe, gentle and grounded way that is accessible for all.
Amanda will be our magical alchemical cacao guide, leading you into a space of delicious open-hearted expansion and love through ritual, ceremony and heart meditations, with the cacao plant as your medicine teacher.
Willem will be our dance with the Deva of Cacao channel, who will then move you gently into a sacred space of dance, guiding you into deep open-hearted meetings with yourself and others, facilitated by the cacao whose properties deepen our capacity for ecstasy and love, as does Cosmo Bliss Dance. Both these practices will deepen your experience of oneness, with yourself, others and all life, as we melt like chocolate into the ocean of love.
This space is open to all, including those who have never done dance before.
Amanda and Willem have 20 years of work in the field of awakening practices. Amanda Gifford from Johannesburg South Africa has an MA in Psychology and is a Drama Therapist and Family Systems Constellations Facilitator with 15 years experience. Amanda has a long tradition of Ancient Mystery School Trainings and just completed her training with Annu Tara and Alchemical Chocolate in initiating in the art of serving this beautiful female sacrament.
Willem Smuts also from Johannesburg South Africa has been a Conscious Dance Facilitator and Quantum Healer for 15 Years. Willem is a Holistic Quantum Health practitioner, intuitive, and an alchemist at heart, a deep field Bliss dance facilitator.
PREPARING THE BODY FOR CEREMONIAL CACAO:
~ VERY NB drink lots of water throughout the day (this will help to alleviate sideffects caused by the strong detox action of Cacao when taken in ceremonial doses )
~ avoid dairy for the day
(Dairy lines the intestines and thus hinders the uptake of the Cacao)
~ avoid caffeine for the day
(Mixing caffine with Ceremonial doses of Cacao can cause the heart to speed up too much, especially in sensitive folk)
~ if you are on strong Chemical Anti-depressents, mood balancing or blood thinning drugs you need to please contact us before booking. Speaking to your doctor before eating high doses is neccessary.
(Cacao has a potent action re feel-good brain chemicals activity, and in Ceremony is taken in high doses, this potency on top of chemical activity is not advisable)
The Healing properties of Raw Cacao
Magnesium is the primarily mineral missing when heart problems occur. Magnesium increases the overall vigor of the heart muscle. This mineral also decreases blood coagulation thus lowering blood pressure and helping the heart pump more effectively. Cacao, of course, is a fantastic food source of heart-supporting magnesium.
According to research cited in The New York Times, fresh cacao beans are super-rich in antioxidant flavonols. Cacao beans contain 10,000 milligrams (10 grams) per 100 grams of flavonol antioxidants. This is a whopping 10% antioxidant concentration level! This makes cacao one of the richest sources of antioxidants of any food.
Cacao is a great source of serotonin, dopamine, and phenylethylamine, three well-studied neurotransmitters, which help alleviate depression and are associated with feelings of well being.
Cacao contains monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO Inhibitors) that improve our mood because they allow serotonin and dopamine to remain in the bloodstream longer without being broken down.
Cacao contains anandamide which delivers blissful feelings.
Cacao also contains B vitamins, which are associated with brain health.
Cacao contains significant quantities of the amino acid tryptophan which is yet another powerful mood-enhancing nutrient.
All this makes cacao a natural Anti-Depressant!
Lose weight, eat chocolate!
Anyone who eats chocolate knows that it diminishes appetite. There is evidence indicating MAOIs also diminish appetite. There is actually no scientific evedince to implicate chocolate consumption with obesity. In fact the reverse seems to be the case. Eating cacao helps one to loose weight by allowing you to eat less
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