Discover the Power of Cacao: Shamanism, Ritual, and the Calming Cacao Ritual Kit

Discover the Power of Cacao: Shamanism, Ritual, and the Calming Cacao Ritual Kit


In today's fast-paced world, anxiety has become a common challenge for many. Finding effective and natural ways to manage this stress is essential for maintaining mental and emotional wellbeing. One ancient practice that has gained renewed interest for its therapeutic benefits is the cacao ritual. Rooted in shamanic traditions, the cacao ritual offers a unique way to connect with oneself and the natural world, fostering a sense of peace and calm. In this blog post, we will explore the origins and benefits of cacao, the significance of shamanism in these rituals, and how our Calming Cacao Ritual Box can help you create a soothing ritual to combat anxiety.


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The Origins and Benefits of Cacao

Cacao, the raw form of chocolate, has been revered for centuries by indigenous cultures in Central and South America. The ancient Mayans and Aztecs considered cacao a sacred plant, often referring to it as the "food of the gods." They used cacao in various ceremonies and rituals, believing it had powerful healing properties.

Nutritional and Therapeutic Properties of Cacao

Modern research supports the idea that cacao is a superfood, rich in beneficial compounds. Here are some of the key nutritional and therapeutic properties of cacao:

  1. Rich in Antioxidants: Cacao is packed with flavonoids, which are potent antioxidants that help protect the body from free radical damage. These antioxidants also have anti-inflammatory properties, which can contribute to overall health and wellbeing.

  2. Mood-Enhancing: Cacao contains several compounds that can boost mood and promote feelings of wellbeing. One such compound is phenylethylamine (PEA), which triggers the release of endorphins and serotonin, the body's natural feel-good chemicals.

  3. Magnesium Boost: Cacao is one of the highest plant-based sources of magnesium, a mineral that plays a crucial role in muscle relaxation, stress reduction, and overall mental health.

  4. Cardiovascular Health: The flavonoids in cacao can improve blood flow and reduce blood pressure, promoting heart health and reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Cacao and Anxiety Relief

One of the most notable benefits of cacao is its potential to alleviate anxiety. The combination of mood-enhancing compounds, magnesium, and the ritualistic aspect of consuming cacao can create a powerful tool for managing stress and anxiety. Drinking cacao in a mindful and intentional way can help ground you, promote relaxation, and provide a sense of emotional release.


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Shamanism and the Cacao Ritual

Shamanism is one of the oldest spiritual practices known to humanity, dating back tens of thousands of years. Shamans are spiritual healers who work with the energies of the natural world to restore balance and harmony within individuals and communities. One of the tools that shamans have used for centuries is cacao.

The Role of Cacao in Shamanic Traditions

In shamanic traditions, cacao is not just a food but a medicine that opens the heart and connects individuals to the spiritual realm. It is believed that cacao helps to create a bridge between the physical and spiritual worlds, allowing for deep emotional and spiritual healing.


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The Cacao Ceremony

A cacao ceremony is a sacred ritual that involves the intentional consumption of cacao in a ceremonial setting. The ceremony typically begins with setting an intention, followed by drinking a specially prepared cacao beverage. Participants may engage in meditation, chanting, or other spiritual practices to deepen their experience. The goal of the ceremony is to foster a connection with the heart, promote emotional release, and facilitate inner peace.

Benefits of the Cacao Ritual

The cacao ritual offers numerous benefits, particularly for those struggling with anxiety:

  1. Heart Opening: Cacao is known as a heart opener, helping to release suppressed emotions and promote emotional healing.

  2. Mindfulness and Presence: Engaging in a cacao ritual encourages mindfulness and presence, helping to shift focus away from anxious thoughts.

  3. Community and Connection: Participating in a cacao ceremony with others can create a sense of community and support, which is beneficial for mental health.


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The Calming Cacao Ritual Box: A Tool for Modern Healing

At Made By Coopers, we have created the Calming Cacao Ritual Box to help you harness the power of cacao and shamanic rituals in the comfort of your own home. Our kit includes everything you need to create a calming and grounding cacao ritual, specifically designed to alleviate anxiety and promote relaxation.

What's Inside the Calming Cacao Ritual Box

Our Calming Cacao Ritual Box is thoughtfully curated to provide you with a comprehensive and immersive experience. Here’s what you’ll find inside:

  1. Ceremonial Grade Cacao: Our high-quality, organic cacao is ethically sourced from sustainable farms. This ceremonial grade cacao is rich in flavour and packed with beneficial compounds.

  2. Ritual Guide: A guide to help you understand the history and significance of the cacao ritual, along with step-by-step instructions on how to perform your own ceremony.

  3. Calming Room Spray: A natural aromatherapy room spray with a soothing blend of essential oils to enhance your ritual. This blend includes lavender, rosemary, ylang ylang, bergamot, and frankincense, known for their calming and grounding properties.

  4. Shamanic Meditation: MP3 guided meditation by Rebekah Shaman, founder of Ritual Cacao to accompany your ritual, featuring calming and meditative music to help you relax and connect with your inner self.

  5. Weighted Eye Pillow: A weighted eye pillow infused with lavender to enhance the ritual and encourage deep rest and relaxation. 

How to Use the Calming Cacao Ritual Box

Creating your own cacao ritual with our Calming Cacao Ritual Box is simple and rewarding. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get started:

  1. Prepare Your Space: Find a quiet and comfortable space where you won’t be disturbed. Light some candles,  burn incense, and create an ambiance that feels sacred and inviting.

  2. Set Your Intention: Take a few moments to reflect on your intention for the ritual. What do you hope to achieve or release? Write your intention down. 

  3. Prepare the Cacao: Follow the instructions in the ritual guide to prepare your ceremonial cacao drink. As you make the cacao, focus on your intention and infuse the process with mindfulness and gratitude.

  4. Create a Ritual Circle: Sit in a comfortable position and place your cacao drink, calming room spray and eye pillow in front of you. Take a few deep breaths to centre yourself.

  5. Invoke the Ritual: Use the Calm Room Spray to cleanse your surroundings and create the perfect setting for ritual. Spritz around your self and your space. Play the meditation MP3 and take a few moments to relax and ground yourself.

  6. Drink the Cacao: Slowly and mindfully drink the cacao, savouring its rich flavour and allowing it to open your heart. As you drink, focus on your intention and feel the calming effects of the cacao.

  7. Meditate and Reflect: Spend some time meditating, journaling, or engaging in other practices that resonate with you. Allow yourself to fully experience the peace and calm that the ritual brings.

  8. Rest and Release: Lie down in a comfortable position with the weighted eye pillow over your eyes and deeply rest. You may feel an emotional release through tears, you may feel deeply rested or even ecstatic joy. 


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Embrace the Power of Cacao

Incorporating a cacao ritual into your routine can be a powerful way to manage anxiety and promote overall wellbeing. The combination of the therapeutic properties of cacao, the mindfulness of the ritual, and the connection to ancient shamanic traditions creates a holistic approach to mental health.

The Calming Cacao Ritual Box from Made By Coopers provides everything you need to create a meaningful and effective ritual. By taking the time to engage in this practice, you can cultivate a deeper sense of peace, reduce anxiety, and reconnect with yourself on a profound level.

Discover the transformative power of cacao and shamanic rituals today. Visit our Calming Cacao Ritual Box page to learn more and start your journey towards a calmer, more centered life. Embrace the wisdom of the ancients and let cacao be your guide to inner peace.

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