Crack, shell, and grind of Cacao Ceremony, guided by icaroes incantation, dance, laughter, tears, and the power of healing. Soul Quest 5.0, Taiwan
Especially Cacao Ceremony, presenter Leonie is originally from South Africa and has been living in Taiwan for the past 17 years. She uses various instruments and the singing of icaroes (medicine songs) during the ceremonies to guide people and also apply the core shamanic techniques she’s learned
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Because of it's heart opening qualities cacao is a perfect pairing with meditation, yoga, dancing, and therapeutic work such as reiki.
In this case, the “good stuff” is a cup of brew so rich, so invigorating, so packed full of joy, that many who consume it are driven to dance, while others laugh, cry and revel in the awesome power of its origin.
Most ceremonies also include at least one other modality that helps bring participants into an altered state—meditation, sound baths, dance, or, in my case, breathwork.
The Aztecs, who drank the cacao cold, believed cacao to be a gift from the god Quetzalcoatl, and drank it to gain divine wisdom. Both the Aztec and Mayan cultures used cacao not just for religious rituals but for medicinal purposes as well.