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Sun, Mar 10


The Light House

Medicine of the Heart: New Moon Cacao Ceremony

Chanting and chocolate, Kirtan and cacao W/ JoJo Silverman and Justin Green.

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Medicine of the Heart: New Moon Cacao Ceremony
Medicine of the Heart: New Moon Cacao Ceremony

Time & Location

Mar 10, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

The Light House, 83 Sanctuary Rd, Swannanoa, NC 28778, USA

About the Event

Cacao (Cocoa), is a safe, legal and gentle plant medicine assistant. Long before the advent of commercial chocolate, cacao seeds were prepared as a ceremonial drink within the indigenous cultures of Mesoamerica.  When honored in ceremony, cacao acts as a gentle, yet powerful, assistant to stimulate the pineal gland and open the heart.  Reclaiming chocolate as medicine, while sitting together with sacred intention, is a powerful way to increase sensitivity to subtle energies, integrate grief from unresolved experiences or emotions, and facilitate connection. It is of great importance in this day and age to take time out - even for an afternoon - and to remember our place of sweetness and alignment.  This experience, of allowing ourselves to fill up, as we sit in the company of our reflected truths, is called Satsanga.

Medicine of the Heart is a non-traditional ceremony that employs the ancient remedies of Cacao and Kirtan (Yogic Chanting) as our faithful assistants on a journey of powerful vibration and synergy.


This Heart-Activation journey includes a potent dose of ceremonial grade, hand-peeled, lightly roasted heirloom cacao . Journeyers will learn more about chocolate as medicine and experience its subtle (or not so subtle) powers. It is recommended that you eat very lightly (or not at all) prior to the ceremony to allow for full absorption of cacao.


Do not drink much cacao if you have a major heart condition, if you are taking antidepressants (esp. Mao inhibitors), or if you are pregnant. Do not mix with alcohol or other stimulants. Cacao is toxic to Dogs, Cats, horses and other animals. Keep away from your pets!  (Cacao consumption is not required for participation!)

Please arrive on time, planning to stay for entirety and bring the following:

~your favorite mug and a stirrer ~ceremonial garb (optional) ~sacred items for the center altar (optional) ~a journal (optional) ~instrument, voice, for medicine song to share (optional) ~ your own Self's medicine and focused presence!

For ceremony questions email JoJo  at:  Dr Cacao’s Ceremonial Grade Cacao Formulas will be available for purchase following the ceremony.   JoJo and Justin will both  be available for individual healing sessions in the area:


Cost: $33 -$44 for public and $22 -$33 for members suggested donations

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