Ceremonial cacao is an ancient spiritual medicine prepared from the cacao bean, the seed of the sweet fruit of the cacao tree.
Ceremonial-grade cacao is made through a process of fermenting and then sun-drying or lightly toasting the beans. The beans are then de-husked and stone ground into a paste, nothing added, nothing removed. This is important as it means the beans natural fat remains aiding to balance its stimulating effects and make it easier for your body to absorb it over time.
This is cacao in its pure, traditional form, used by ancient civilizations and cultures in ceremonies for generations.
Why use ceremonial cacao?
Using ceremonial cacao either in a ceremony or as a part of a daily routine is neither intense nor a psychedelic experience, as other plant medicines can be. Rather, cacao gently nudges the heart chakra open, gifting benefits such as emotional embodiment and spiritual connection.
Cacao allows the drinker to quiet the mind and focus on good intentions either for the future or maybe just for the day, momentarily pausing that endless battle between head and heart!
In addition to its subtle entheogenic effects, cacao increases energy levels and concentration, illuminates a pathway to creativity, and balances the male and female energies within the body. Cacao also improves blood-flow and circulation.
Drinking cacao with intention enhances and deepens daily practices like meditation, yoga, and conscious dance.
Rappé snuff (also spelled “rapé” and sometimes pronounced “ha-pay”) is a sacred and legal mapacho medicine that has been used for thousands of years in rituals and daily life by the indigenous tribes of the South American Amazon rainforest. In addition to varieties of mapacho, rappé often also contains ashes from medicinal or sacred trees. Production of rappé entails an experienced shaman cutting, drying, pounding, pulverizing, and sieving the mapacho and ashes over many days until a very fine dust is obtained. Production methods, choice of ashes, and exact compositions and ratios of ingredients are often closely held tribal secrets.