We are starting to prepare for the winter season and this Cacao Ceremony will give you the space and time to ensure you have completed your harvest so that you are ready to seed the next projects and creative endeavours over the winter hibernation. It will be a ceremony of reflection and integration so that you are clear on the road ahead and what needs to get done to complete this 2017 year.
A Cacao Ceremony gives us time for ourselves in a hectic and stressful world. It is the perfect space to switch off the outside chaos and journey into the silence, so that we can become clearer of who we are, where we are going, and the opportunities available to us.
Whether you're looking for help shifting an emotional blockage, needing to let go of a past experience, dissolve negative energy or you simply want to lift your spirits, these ceremonies can provide the focus you need to re-align with who you really are, and get back on track.
Cacao (raw chocolate) is a powerful plant medicine that has been used ceremonially for thousands of years across Central and South America. The people of ancient Mesoamerica attributed a sacred status to Cacao and would drink ceremonially to commune with their gods.
Rebekah Shaman has studied and worked with three 'feminine' plant medicines over the last 17 years; Ayahuasca (a vine from the Peruvian Amazon), Cannabis and Cacao. From 1998-2012, she apprenticed with a traditional Peruvian Ayahuasquero shaman, in the Amazon. From 2005-2011,she was founder and director of Hemp Global Solutions Ltd, growing hemp research crops in the UK and educating on the importance of this crop for medicine, nutrition, fuel and shelter, and since 2013 facilitates ancient sacred cacao ceremonies.
Rebekah has a BA (Hons) in Study of Religions, and MSc in Development Economics, both from SOAS University, and a Post-graduate Psychology Diploma in the Human Givens Approach. She is also the author of the self-published book 'The Shaman's Last Apprentice'.