Will you enter the Secret Chamber? Play the game to win a key. Once inside, drink Peruvian ceremonial cacao and take an empowering journey to release your fears and welcome in new dreams. A tender, vulnerable and fierce cacao ceremony.
This cacao ceremony will take place at the Temple created by Rasmus Rekyl. The ceremony takes place in five movements:
PRELUDE: CAN I ENTER THE SECRET CHAMBER?
In the days before the ceremony, participants approach the keyholders and toss a coin. This is how Lady Cacao determines who's ready to attend this ceremony. It's the radical inclusion approach to limiting numbers.
I: UNLOCKING THE DOOR TO THE HEART
Those with keys gather at the Temple. Together we drink Peruvian ceremonial cacao, then Cecilie & Newman guide the group through a process to connect with a deep fear they're ready to release. This process culminates in small groups 'giving' their fears to one person in the group, who acts as a channel for the group's fears.
II: CLEANSED BY FIRE
The fear-holders step forward in turn and lie on a massage table. We do a short fire ritual to cleanse them of the fear they're holding (their own and their groups'). While this happens the circle shout out things they want to release. This goes on until each group's fear-holder has had a turn in the middle.
III: SHAKE AND DANCE
Everyone dances and shakes, accompanied by either a DJ or live drumming. People are encouraged to go a little wild, allowing anything that's left of their fears to shake out of their body.
IV: THE REALM OF POSSIBILITIES
People lie down and rest in stillness. They open up to what wants to fill the empty space they've created. Through gentle guiding they go on a shamanic journey to the Realm of Possibilities, where new dreams are born.
After the journey, the group come back into a circle and we celebrate together. Together we cast our dreams out into the world, releasing them to manifest in whatever way they choose.
The ceremony scales according to the final amount granted. The minimum is for 30 participants and the max is for 60 participants.
Newman has held a number of cacao ceremonies over the past 7 years. They love how Lady Cacao supports people to open up to vulnerability. They appreciate how subtle yet powerful Her presence is and how deep people go when She's with them. They feel very much in service to Lady Cacao, offering the gift of ancient chocolate whenever and wherever it's welcomed. For this ceremony they're joined by their partner Cecilie, who has a gift for showing compassion in the face of people's deepest fears.
We'll ask participants to take their MOOP with them at the end of the ceremony. We'll remove all of our gear and clean up the space thoroughly so it's ready for the next activity.
|Cacao for 30 people||660|
|Cacao for another 30 people||660|
|Isopropanol for fireplay||100|
|Tiny keys and string||100|
We need either an awesome DJ or 2-3 live drummers who are really tuned into a crowd's energy to collaborate with us on Part III.
We also need a few people to serve as keyholders who play the game with people to discover who gets keys for the Secret Chamber. Those people will themselves get a key in exchange for their service.
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