Posts by cori

The Costa Rican Cacao Jungle

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Blogs | 1 comment

What a great invitation came my way this week. After a tea, snacks and a dark rich drink of cacao, we set off to see a new friend’s property. Prowling through the jungle, we went to the space where she intends to begin building her home. A lovely clearing is the spot for the house and only one tree of the many, many growing there, will need to come down and will be used in the construction. It is so wonderful to meet people who are open minded and are creating the world they want to live in by their daily actions. To build with sustainable materials in a respectful manner, after deeply...

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Which Bus are You On?

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Blogs | 7 comments

The Magic Bus This fabulous Unicorn, (painted by Candy from the Yoga Forest near San Marcos), is my symbol for the Magic Bus. I am on it now and intend to stay. Most of my life has been on the hard bus, even though I have had a most wonderful life full of adventure. I have been accused of always doing things the hard way, with a pick and a shovel, when an easier way was at hand. Something in me preferred the chance to use my body and my strength and prove I could DO IT! I realized it was an addiction to showing my strength and resiliance. It is something I need to always be aware of, like...

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Cacao Healing Ceremony Video

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Blogs | 0 comments

Greetings!! I was asked to offer more information to those interested in the ancient practice of drinking a ceremonial dose of cacao. What actually happens at a cacao ceremony? My upcoming short story about my cacao experiences will fill in many of these questions. This includes the song that came from the Spirit of Cacao, shortly after my foray to Guatemala to meet the Chocolate Shaman. It also includes the poem that came later on in the summer. My love affair with cacao continues… Here is the video: http:// Hasta...

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Cacao Ceremony with Truffles

Posted by on Jul 13, 2014 in Blogs, Cacao, Health | 1 comment

Cacao Ceremony With Truffles The healing cacao ceremonies are so enjoyable for me. Thanks to everyone who has been coming. I am meeting wonderful new friends and reconnecting with friends and family I have not seen in awhile. The following recipe for truffles was promised to the group who attended the first ceremony in Vancouver. Truffles are exquisite with the guatemalan or really any other chocolate. This recipe has been a favorite for at least ten years. I have now calculated how to incorporate one chocolate drink, one bean and one truffle into the equation to make up a ceremonial dose. It...

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Cacao Healing Ceremony

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Blogs, Cacao | 0 comments

  What is cacao, really, and what is the relationship between chocolate and cacao?? Many of us love chocolate and eat it often, perhaps seeking something deeper from it. Cacao is the unprocessed form of chocolate, in other words, the bean. In the last few years, the “Holy Bean” has re-emerged and is becoming known for its health benefits, as a super food, and an extreme activity enhancer. Cacao is considered sacred. It was regularly consumed by royalty and other rulers hundreds of years ago in Central and South America.   This fascinated me. I always love to...

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