FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...
For details of cacao contraindications click here.
Please note these ceremonies are for over-18s only.
DO YOU OFFER ONE-TO-ONE OR PRIVATE GROUP CACAO CEREMONIES?
Yes I do, under certain circumstances! Click here for more info about one-to-one cacao offerings. Please contact me here for more information.
CAN YOU TRAIN ME TO HOLD CACAO CEREMONIES?
In short: no!
My offering is creating & sharing a sacred ceremonial space for healing with the assistance of cacao plant spirit medicine. I work in partnership with the cacao, sharing her medicine and guiding others on journeys to connect with her for their own personal healing and spiritual connection: I love sharing cacao
as a practitioner of the art of cacao plant spirit medicine, not a teacher or trainer, and I wish to always share this medicine with respect and integrity, with her blessing.
Participating in ceremonies with me does not equate to an apprenticeship training in cacao plant spirit medicine nor in holding safe, sacred ceremonial space for others.
In this spirit, I ask that if you're coming to a ceremony, it's to participate and experience the medicine, rather than study how I work. This is also important in terms of respecting the other participants: the ceremonial space is intended to be a safe place for vulnerability and open-heartedness.
WHY ARE YOUR CEREMONIES FOR WOMEN ONLY?
There is no protocol against men consuming sacred cacao, it's simply my personal calling to share with women. I appreciate that many men are in touch with their feminine side too! But I wish to create a safe space for women to explore healing, spirit and feminine empowerment; and this aligns with my own personal path working with cacao.
Cacao has a feminine energy which can be healing to connect with if you are a woman needing to heal your own relationship to your feminine aspect in some way, whether on a personal level, to other females in your life, or healing your relationship to the feminine within a patriarchal culture.
In a sense, I feel the western belated recognition of cacao's power as a sacred plant, after 500 years of being debased, and abused (along with the animist peoples of the Americas who revered cacao and other plants), stripped of its inherent spiritual power and reduced to a highly processed piece of confectionery is perhaps being mirrored in the ways the sacred feminine is being restored within the consciousness of many western women. Western/European culture & the various patriarchal monotheistic religions have repressed and abused and dishonoured the feminine, the intuitive, the heart-based, the sacred, Mother Earth/Nature for centuries...Perhaps this is why so many women are being called now to connect with cacao's loving, maternal and deeply healing energy; and why more people in generally are hearing the call of plant medicines, to teach them how to heal the planet through healing themselves by reconnecting to nature spirits...