Freya Witch – initiated Wiccan Priestess holds `Higher Healing’ meetup events in Hampstead Heath, during day times on a week day. We often co-facilitate these ceremonies.
The next one is the special Earth Day 2022 Cacao ceremony (Friday 22nd april 2022).
Join us for a special Earth-Day Cacao Ceremony out in nature, at Hampstead Heath. This event is created to help you open heart energy and connect deeply to Earth. It can be self-healing, as well as create a sense of joy and connectedness.
The gathering involves setting up a sacred altar for Gaia (mother Earth) as well as Ix-Cacao (Goddess related to Cacao). We then perform consecrations for cleansing and purifying the space and all attending, creating sacred space by casting magic circle & calling animal-spirits on 4 directions (east, south, west, north). The main work involves energising a heated pot of Cacao, with shamanic drumming and chants, then drinking it mindfully, and being seated in meditation to connect with Earth . We will follow it up with more drumming & crcle dance to honour Earth and dance any animal spirits that may present themselves to us within.
Cacao ceremonies were practiced by many tribal cultures around the World, and here being brought to you by Freya and Mani – initiated Wiccans and Witches.
Cacao comes from coco beans, and known to be more precious to the ancients than gold! They would heat up the Cacao in a Cauldron over a tribal fire at a sacred gathering, imbue it with energies, and then ritually drink it as plant-medicine. Cacao releases deep heart opening energies through your being to open your heart chakra and bring you into a state where you can commune with the Gods.
Where does Cacao come from?–
The Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon and Ghana are the top producers of cacao- 70% of the world’s cocoa beans come from these West African countries. However, countries such as Indonesia, Peru, Venezuela and many countries in Central America and the Carribean also grow the bean.
Is Cacao a drug that can trip you out? NO!
Cacao is the raw form of Coco (plant) extracts – that we all consume in processed form as Chocolate! Unless you have an allergy to Chocolate, you should be okay to drink cacao. There are no issues like being sick or vomiting (that comes with other plant-medicine like Ayahuasca ). If in doubt, please check with your qualified medical person.
Link to meetup event for EathDay 2022 – Cacao ceremony (22nd April 2022) – 11.30am-1.30pm.