Anna is a trained Sacred Chocolate Cacao Ceremony Facilitator, and is deeply honoured to share the wisdom and traditions passed down to her through the ancient Andean lineage of The Seven Rays through @sacredchocolateceremony and @anchoringthelight.
Working with the sacred plant medicine of Cacao in ceremony is a beautiful way to connect with ourselves and with others. The spirit of the cacao plant, known as 'Mama Cacao' offers us gifts of heart-opening, healing, connection with our inner wisdom and with nature. She is a powerful ally in any issue related to love, relationships and the heart.
Cacao has been used ceremonially for thousands of years in South & Central America and was known as 'The Food of The Gods' by the ancient Mayans.
Cacao, of course, is the raw material that chocolate is made from, but without all the heating, processing, and additives. In it's raw form, cacao is a superfood, with many health benefits, and being an entheogen, it has a psychoactive (mind-altering) effect.
On a physical level, cacao has the effect of dilating the blood vessels in the cardiovascular system which results in alertness of the mind and relaxation of the body simultaneously. This effect on the heart may be part of the reason chocolate has been linked to love and the heart, even in Western culture, throughout history.
The power of a cacao ceremony must be experienced to be believed.
If you'd like to go on a journey of heart-opening, healing and transformation, you are welcomed with open arms to a Burning Heart cacao ceremony!
Anna offers regular live events as well as private ceremonies in your home or workspace. Get in touch to book a private event through the Contact form.
- PRIVATE GROUP CEREMONIES IN YOUR HOME OR VENUE OF CHOICE
- ONE-ON-ONE CEREMONIES
- COUPLE CEREMONIES (ideal as a pre-wedding ceremony for couples)
- HEN'S CEREMONIES WITH CACAO & SOUND JOURNEY
- BLESSING WAY CACAO CEREMONIES WITH SOUND JOURNEY
'This Cacao ceremony was really beautiful, touching and nourishing on a soul level. I am learning to trust and open to other healing modalities and have been fortunate to participate in Taurie and Anna’s Cacao ceremonies. I really notice a huge difference, not only in a down regulation of my over stimulated nervous system but a new spark of life that is invigorating inside of me. A beautiful body buzz! I also love the connection in community they are creating and am so grateful to be a part of it'.
- Lauren xx
Anna and Tauri'es cacao ceremonies provide a unique opportunity to deeply connect with your heart, soul and purpose. They thoughtfully create a safe container for a healing and sublimely relaxing experience. If you are looking to delve into your essence, then I highly recommend this journey..
'I just have to say that Anna & Taurie's cacao ceremony was absolutely out of this world amazing. Honestly it was pure magic. And from the shares at the end, everyone there felt the same'
Taurie's wisdom and Anna's singing bowls made for a really awesome ceremony. It was really worth the time. Not that I am a 'ceremony critic' but if you have the chance, I'd recommend them'. They are very good.
'From the moment the group gathered in ceremony I knew we were in for a treat. The space that Anna and Taurie held for us felt welcoming, warm and safe. I was greeted by lots of new smiling faces and sparkling eyes that immediately made me feel comfortable and I snuggled down ready for the evening to commence. Being relatively new to invoking and celebrating the medicine of the cacao plant, it was a heart warming experience being guided by Taurie's words and wisdom. And when Anna spoke and began to take us on a sound bath journey to the depths of our souls, my entire being melted beneath me and the heavens parted. This ceremony has left me in a whimsical state for days now. My mind still pulls me back to the visions. A truly wonderful experience that I will participate in again... and again!'
'Anna's Sound Bath has reached every cell of my body. The Sound Bath and her lovely voice have taken me to another dimension. Taurie's way of working with Mama Cacao is magical and goes very deep at the same time. She is a great space keeper who makes you feel safe and in good hands.'
Always a magical experience the way they weave their magic between cocao ceremony and singing bowls, to take you on a journey like no other.
Cacao Ceremony Magazine article for Unholy Matrimony
Words, Illustrations & Photos by Anna Russell
Words, Illustrations & Photos by Anna Russell