CHOCOLATE – A NATURAL MEDICINE FOR THE SOUL
This magical 7 day Sacred Mythic Journey gives you the opportunity to participate in an authentic Mayan Cacao (chocolate) healing ceremony, a traditional Mayan fire ceremony, and a Mayan calendar workshop with local Mayan elders and ‘Tatas’ (spiritual healers). The Mayans are considered the most culturally advanced among the Mesoamerican civilizations. They also were the first true chocolate aficionados, treasuring cacao as a restorative, mood-enhancing cure-all. It became an integral part of their society, used in ceremonies, given as gifts and incorporated into their mythologies. Raw Cacao is a forgotten medicine plant – an ancient teacher and facilitator that assists you in your journey, whatever that may be. Raw cacao makes focus, connection and expansion more easily accessible; it also opens the Heart Chakra.
THE HEART OF THE MAYAN WORLD
Guatemala is, unquestionably, the heart of the Mayan world. Within its territory, the Mayans’ greatest cities flourished, centres of commerce and culture for the Meso-American region. The greatest of these is Tikal, but there are hundreds of other archaeological sites that scientists have not even begun to study. Guatemala City itself is built on the ruins of an impressive Mayan city known as Kaminaljuyu.
FOOD FOR THE GODS
The word “cacao” possibly originated with the pre-Mayan Olmec peoples. The words “ka-ka-wa” were deciphered from an ancient Mayan drinking vessel. This is not to be confused with modern processed “chocolate”, which has been heated, sweetened and otherwise modified, removing many of cacao’s natural beneficial effects. The importance of the cacao tree and its fruit to the people of Central and South America is found in their myths and legends. The Mayans inherited their knowledge of cacao from the Olmecs and became the first to use cacao as ‘currency’.
THE PLACE WHERE THE RAINBOW GETS ITS COLORS
This Delicious Sacred Elixir is consumed in sacred space and with solemn ceremony, followed by meditation, chanting, breath work, dancing, and with live music … all specially designed to facilitate deep Shamanic journeying, bringing insights, answers to questions, connection to your true divine nature and bliss.
THE CACAO WORLD TREE
Chocolate plays a part in Mayan traditions. The Mayans’ sacred book, Popul Vuh, contains their story of the creation, and instead of an apple tree, there’s a cacao tree. In this myth, immortal ball-playing twins are beheaded by the gods of death. One has his head hung on a cacao tree. The magical head manages to mate with a woman who becomes the mother of twin gods. These two defeat the gods of death and then end up in the sky as the sun and the moon.
- Comfortable accommodations throughout the journey
- All in-country local ground transportation
- Healthy and balanced fresh food diet, juices and herbal teas
- Welcome celebration meal and farewell meal
- Local national park entrance fees
- Transformational workshops and/or ceremonies
- Inspirational facilitators, guides and shamans
- Private one-on-one consultations (if requested)
- 15% of your total contribution goes towards supporting local indigenous communities
What’s NOT IncludedInternational and in-country domestic flights
Personal travel and medical insurance (optional)
Essential kit list items
Private taxi to/from local airport before and after the journey
Terms & Conditions
Cancellations made more than 2 months from the journey start date will be fully refunded but excluding a 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellations made within 2 months of the journey start date are fully non-refundable.
Up and Coming Journey Dates
First Quarter Moon of the 3rd April – Full Moon of the 9th April 2020
Last Quarter Moon of the 6th April – New Moon of the 12th April 2021
SO WHAT’S NEXT?
STEP 1: Schedule Your Sacred Mythic Journey Interview Below
STEP 2: Secure Your Place
STEP 3: Prepare For The Journey Ahead!