Information Sheet

The intention of taking the cacao during the En~Trance Dance Journey is to:

  • Open the heart  - feel good – create a sense of euphoria
  • Allow for the release of deep emotional issues (combined with the dance)
  • Open sensitivity and connection to surroundings
  • Release energy increased blood flow

The cacao being offered during the En~Trance Dance Journeys contains:

  • -       Organic Raw Cacao
  • -       Cacao Butter
  • -       Honey
  • -       Maca
  • -       Cinnamon
  • -       Himalayan Salt Crystals

 Raw Cacao: 

-       Made with cold-pressed cocoa beans that keep all the beneficial enzymes, antioxidants, and other healing compounds of the cacao plant intact.

-       Contains:

o   Tryptophan and Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MOA) – should not be mixed with some antidepressants – these MOA inhibitors allow more serotonin to circulate in the brain

o   Theobromine similar to but NOT caffeine – this acts in a similar way to caffeine and is a stimulant

o   Anandamine, a mood improver known as the bliss molecule which creates a feeling of euphoria

o   PEA of phenethuyamine which triggers the release of endorphins and pleasurable opium-like neurochemicals

o   High concentration of anti-oxidants/magnesium/and a range of healthy vitamins etc.

Cacao Butter:

-        Vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean


-       Root of a plant native to the Andes Mountains

 o   Boosts energy levels

o   Sustained use boosts immune system

 Ceremonial Cacao

It’s thought cacao was first used as a health elixir and ceremonial medicine as far back as 1900 BC by the ancestors of Central America, the Olmec people, before becoming a ritualistic medicine used by the Aztec and Mayan cultures. Signifying both life and fertility, it was ingested by Royalty in ceremonial God worship and in sacrificial ritual.

 Cacao has been used in ceremonial spaces by various shamans in South America.  A traditional ceremonial dose is around 70-80g.  Today you will receive half of that otherwise you won’t sleep tonight.  In any case taking this is not a ceremony using cacao – we are using the cacao, with respect, in order to enhance the dance journey.  It is perfectly safe to take cacao and dance.  However it is important that you…