Ceremonial Cacao Immersive Course
Ceremonial Cacao is offered as an immersive workshop.
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PART 1 – THE ANCIENT TRADITIONS OF CACAO The history and origin of cacao and its journey to our western world The temples and tribes that used cacao and their cosmovision The tools for cacao and significance of each used in traditional preparation Understanding the indigenous views of cacao in community and connection to ancestry. Andean and Amazonian Cosmovision. The principals of reverence, gratitude and honouring cacao
PART 2 – CACAO PRODUCTION AND USE The differences in production from traditional ways to modern methods Current issues in the cacao industry What is ceremonial cacao Cacao paste vs beans vs butter vs powder vs cocoa Rescue cacao and our sustainable programs in Peru – meet our farmer and community Seleno Cacao products, dosing, usage and FAQs Cacao safety
PART 3 – THE SCIENCE AND HEALTH BENEFITS Linking science to ancient cacao traditions The main classes of unique bioactive molecules in cacao and their actions Comparing different cacao pastes Cacao and neuroplastic change Cacao as a medicine Cacao and psychedelics
Sally Huapaya—Native Peruvian of Andean descent and industrial engineer. Ancestral educator of traditional Peruvian medicinal plants. She has a passion to bring the sacred plant knowledge of her people to the world and promoting respect and acknowledgement to the indigenous farmers and communities that produce them. Co-creator
Dr Corin Storkey—medicinal chemist who studies the biochemistry of cacao and integration into medicinal use. Combining with neuroplastic techniques and educating on the therapeutic and spiritual effects.