Honoring Cocoa as Sacred Medicine
¡Reclaim Your Medicine!
Medicine of the Heart
"All of natures bounty is available to us as medicine! From the air we breathe, to the water we drink, the food we eat and the plants we use. What makes a food or plant a medicine? The intention or purpose of its use and the form in which it is taken. Many of us think of medicine as being available only through a doctor, however, there is a more empowering opportunity being offered to us through the simplicity of nature. When we create a relationship with the elements around us, with the food and drink we take into our body, all of nature becomes our pharmacy!"
One highly overlooked medicine that most everyone ingests frequently, is chocolate.
Most commercial chocolate available in stores today is highly processed and much of its active components and nutritious properties are left behind. The movement to reclaim chocolate as medicine however, has already began and has grown rapidly. It is now frequently being used as a superfood supplement, as well as in pill form and its modern day ceremonial use is slowly growing. When used in conjunction with the intention of holding sacred space this medicine amplifies the experience of the partaker opening the heart and clearing the mind.
After years of working with cacao in ceremony, learning about this "food for the shift" from teachers such as Keith Wilson & facilitating cacao ceremonies for groups, JoJo Silverman (& his former partner Binah) created these powdered, ceremonial cacao formulas, for home use, with the intention of reviving an awareness of chocolate as sacred medicine.
The "ceremonial grade" Cacao used in Dr Cacao's formulas is an heirloom variety known as Criollo. This Cacao is sourced for it's healing properties in the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala where it is only lightly roasted after the traditional fermentation process. Unheard of in commercial production, this cacao is hand-peeled, insuring that all moldy beans are removed.
These formulas can be used at full strength for ceremony or in smaller amounts for daily consumption.
Do not use these formulas if you have a major heart condition, if you are taking antidepressants (esp. Mao inhibitors), or if you are pregnant/nursing. Do not mix with alcohol or other stimulants. Cacao is toxic to Dogs, Cats, horses and other animals. Keep away from your pets!
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