Cacao is not only a delicacy and a nutritional powerhouse, being one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet; it’s also a sacred Plant Medicine that was already used by the ancient Mayans and Aztecs in ceremonial ways.
Cacao is heart-opening medicine. It helps to heal and restore the connection with your heart, and facilitates it to blossom wide open, so that release, transformation and manifestation can happen. It also increases focus and clarity, as well as creativity, sensitivity and empathy.
The plant spirit of Cacao - IxCacao - takes you by the hand and leads you gently to the edge of what’s hidden inside your heart. She invites you to dive into the depths of your heart to explore what’s there. You might find unexpected treasures that offer themselves to be welcomed and embraced fully: hidden tears, a forgotten pain in the shadow of an old memory that wants to be released, or pure ecstatic bliss, melting into oneness and deep bubbling belly laughter…!
What happens in this Cacao Ceremony
Calling on ceremonial practices from various indigenous traditions as well as guided by our intuition, we create a sacred space to help you to connect deeply with the medicine. By connecting ourselves to the 7 directions, and calling in energies for guidance and protection, we are carried on the wings of the Cacao to dive deep and soar high.
We use the power of intention setting, Prayer, music, silence, guided meditation, breath and voice, ecstatic dance and sharing to deepen the heart connection and to open up to the healing that this medicine offers us.
Let your spirit fly on a tapestry of live sacred Medicine Music of Andean, Amazonian and Astral origins, guided by Anne Marie’s powerful, touching voice and Benjamin’s guitar, didgeridoo and harmonica.
Journey deeply inwards to the the beats of the shamanic drum and a guided meditation.
Experience the unity that connects us all as brothers and sisters, when the illusion of separation dissolves.
Receive individual blessings and healings that will lift your spirit up and makes you feel radiant, switched on and fully alive.
Together we will rise up from the depths of our being to get the energy flying high and dance our hearts out to an ecstatic dance set of electronic music from all four corners of the world.
We close our ceremony by giving Thanks and Blessings in a beautiful, heartfelt prayer.
About the Cacao
We will consume hand.made 100% organic raw ceremonial-grade Cacao from Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. It’s made of an heirloom strain of Criollo Cacao, which has been grown on small family-owned farms since the time of the Mayans. 100% of the profits of this Cacao go to Mayan families who produce this ancestral medicine.
The Cacao elixir we will brew for this ceremony fuses the elements of Water, Fire, Air and Earth together with Prayer and Love. A touch of Spice sparks the Cacao into unleashing its power into our systems.
How to prepare yourself
Tune in to the vibration of the Cacao in the days previous to the ceremony by setting your intention on what you would like to focus on, release, manifest or transform.
To prepare your body for the cacao to enter your system easily, we recommend not eating at least 3 hours before the start of the ceremony.
Drink a lot of water before and during the ceremony.
Please come dressed in comfortable clothes, and feel free to beautify yourself as much as you want - it’s a celebration of the heart!
Please make sure to arrive on time.
What to bring
You are encouraged to bring any crystals, feathers, photos or other objects that have a special meaning to you, to put on the altar.
Please bring a bottle of water, to make sure you are well hydrated throughout the ceremony.
Please bring a shawl or light blanket, as well as a yoga mat and / or meditation cushion.
Health & Safety
Ceremonial Cacao is safe to drink, however please speak to your doctor previously if any of the following apply to you:
- If you are taking anti depressants, SSRI's or any other medication.
- If you have a heart condition, as cacao increases the blood flow to the brain and heart
- If you are pregnant or breast feeding
We are Anne Marie and Benjamin, also known as Los Cosmiqueros. We dedicate our lives to the power of plants on all levels.
We conduct, host and organise plant medicine ceremonies. Having been on a plant medicine journey since 2004 has deepened our connection with nature intimately, and has opened up the channels to work with Cacao in a ceremonial way.
We’ve had the blessing to be a part of the sacred ways of various indigenous traditions during our travels to Bolivia, Peru and Equador, as well as many hours of partaking in ceremonies with shamans from many different lineages.
Over the years, my voice has opened up and has become a tool for healing. As it comes from deep, it touches something deep in others too. It carries truth, authenticity and emotion. Spirit fuels it. It is my greatest joy to sing together with my husband Benjamin on the guitar.
We live a simple life in a magic water mill on the bank of a small river in the countryside of Tarifa, Spain, and try to spark love & peace from all directions into others.