Cacao Ceremony at Aurora Healing Arts - Gainesville, FL


Plant medicine work is a passion of mine for many reasons, but one of which, is the plants ability to transmit such clear wisdom to us without the interference of the ego. I feel that we (humans) are able to receive the gifts of the plants and the healing can occur so quickly, often much faster than when just “us and our minds” are in the driver’s seat. 

Cacao Plant Medicine

Cacao is the bean that makes chocolate, however in its raw form, dried, fermented and lightly roasted, it is a powerful plant medicine that is for the heart. It leads you right there, and gives such great wisdom. I love doing private ceremonies with people because we can get focused in on the intentions of the individual and what it is that they want to achieve in life, or let go of. With the cacao plant medicine, it is said, “It will bring you to the door, but it is up to you to walk through it.”

I have seen countless people break through, into emotions and mental realms they’ve been trying to for a long time. With clarity of intention, fast and vast transformation can happen very quickly. Let us come together and set intentions for a 3, 5 even 8 hour ceremony, including movement, sound healing, massage, life coaching, energy work, and much more. At the end of this shamanic journey you’ll feel refreshed and renewed and greater clarity about your life’s purpose in the coming days.

More than anything, the cacao gets people into their heart. That is its gift to us. So, if you are bold and willing, drink up a tasty cup and go head on into your innermost being and the center of your emotions, where the voice of your intuition speaks loud and clear; you’ll leave feeling a new awakeness and aliveness to life…

Rapé Plant Medicine

This tobacco ash mixed with other herbs was brought back from the tribe I lived with last year in Brazil. It’s uses are many, from opening the crown chakra, to providing an immense sense of presence before meditation or other plant ceremonies. 

What is Rapé?

While rapé is often made of several Amazonian plants, the core of most rapé snuffs is the tobacco species Nicotiana rustica. This Amazonian tobacco, also known as mapacho, is used extensively in tribal rituals and is much stronger than N. tabacum, the type of tobacco found in cigarettes.

In addition to the tobacco, rapé usually includes the alkaline ashes of other plants such as cinnamon, tonka bean, clover, banana peel, or mint, but many shamans keep the exact ingredients of their particular rapé a secret.

Benefits of Using Rapé

Rapé can help you in the following ways:

•Helps focus and sharpen the mind.
• Clears a person or space of distracting, bad energies in preparation for intention setting.
• Detoxes both body and mind and clears your energetic field. Because of this, rapé is often used in conjunction with ayahuasca ceremonies.
• Clears sinuses of mucus and bacteria, thereby helping to combat colds and respiratory ailments.
• Provides a calming, grounding effect on the emotions that lasts much longer that the initial sensation.
• Can be used in conjunction with other treatments for addiction and mental illness.

More will be written here soon on this beautiful plant medicine.

Mat Chandler and Amber Rose - Sound Healing for Cacao Ceremony at Aurora Healing Arts, Gainesville, FL
Gong Bath and Cacao Ceremony - Aurora Healing Arts, Gainesville, FL
Group of Happy Souls after the Cacao Ceremony at Aurora Healing Arts, Gainesville, FL
Cacao Ceremony at Aurora Healing Arts - Gainesville, FL

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