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Oct 04 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Cacao Ceremony

Hosted at Library

Cacao Ceremony with Victoria Berenice Garcia

6:00PM-8:30PM | Wednesday, October 4th | Library

Members Only

Come experience the magic of a heart-opening cacao ceremony with Apapacho Cacao. Join us for 2.5 blissful hours where you’ll have the opportunity to drink an organic Peruvian cacao blend while you sit in ceremony with like-minded and like-hearted souls. Experience the liberation that takes place when you give yourself permission to turn your head off for a while so that you can feel the magic of allowing yourself to turn your heart ON.

Whether you’re looking to heal and release some old emotional blockages, find some creative inspiration, or you just want to feel good and meet like hearted people, this cacao ceremony will be an excellent opportunity for you to connect with your heart and the hearts of others.

What Is Cacao?

Cacao is chocolate in its raw form. The cacao tree grows in tropical climates like rainforests in countries like Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Mexico, Brazil and Ecuador just to name a few. Cacao trees produce approximately 30 pods per tree, with each pod containing around 30-40 cacao beans. Once the cacao beans are removed from the pod, they are fermented, dried in the sun, lightly roasted, and either sold as whole cacao beans or cacao paste.

What Is A Cacao Ceremony? 

Simply put, a cacao ceremony is an opportunity for you to create a sacred relationship with the spirit of cacao. For thousands of years, ancient civilizations like the Olmecs, Mayans, and Aztecs used cacao in their sacred ceremonies and rituals as a way to both honor the gods, the cacao tree itself, and mother earth as a whole. A cacao ceremony, in the Western context, is a relatively new concept that’s quickly gaining traction. As more and more people have begun to seek out alternative forms of healing, plant medicines such as cacao have recently had the opportunity to re-emerge as a healing tool and not just a candy. You can expect a cacao ceremony to be an intimate heart-opening gathering where like-minded individuals sit in a group to drink cacao together hold space for healing, love, and magic.

What should I expect?

Please know that every cacao ceremony is wildly different and no two are ever alike. The energy of the group will ultimately dictate the collective experience that everyone will have but in general, this is what you can expect: We’ll be sitting in a circle together for an hour in order to create a sacred container for the items we will place in the center altar (our offerings and also our personal items). Everyone will be provided with a small bowl that contains 6oz of hot cacao and a wooden whisk called a “molinillo” that they can use to froth their cacao. I’ll initiate the ceremony with a heart-opening mantra and then we will collectively sip our cacao together. Afterwards I will hold space for anyone who would like to share what is on their heart or what inspired them to attend the cacao ceremony. Typically, this creates an organic and magical ripple effect that inspires others to put down their walls and share what’s on their hearts. If I sense that no one wants to talk or share (which is totally ok!) I will play some soft music and provide the group with a guided heart-opening meditation while you finish drinking your cup of cacao.

What ingredients are in the cacao? 

– 100% raw and organic Peruvian cacao

– Organic Ceylon Cinnamon

– Organic Cayenne

– Organic coconut sugar

-Organic himalayan sea salt

Do I need to bring anything? 

It is customary in cacao ceremonies to bring an offering as it representative of a karmic exchange of energy. Please bring a fruit or flower offering. It can be as simple as a flower you pick from your garden or an apple you grab from your fruit basket. All fruit and flower donations will be taken to Shiva Sai Mandir (a temple located in Denver.)
– A large water bottle! Cacao is a diuretic so staying hydrated during and after the cacao ceremony is incredibly important.
– Comfy clothes. We’ll be sitting the majority of the time as a group so please bring clothing that will allow you to sit comfortably.

– An integral part of a cacao ceremony is to set a very specific intention for your cacao so please bring an item you’d like to dedicate your cacao ceremony to. This item can be a photo, a written document, or a tangible item like a necklace or a book. We will be placing all of our items in the center of our cacao altar to charge our collective intentions as a group

Do you have further questions? Please feel free to email or call Victoria, the founder of Apapacho Cacao and your cacao ceremony facilitator. You can reach Victoria by phone, email, or even DM on Instagram!

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 720-979-1514

IG: @apapacho_cacao