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Full Moon Cacao Ceremony


Sun 26 Aug 2018, 3:30pm–6:30pm

Where: Satori Retreat, 36 Rimu St, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $33.75 ($30.00 + $3.75 fees)
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Listed by: clairewolfe17

Join Claire and Melissa for an extra special Full Moon Cacao Ceremony for an evening of heart-opening & connection with your Higher Self, while exploring the balance of divine masculine and feminine energies.

The tradition of drinking ceremonial cacao has its origin in the ancient cultures, used to evoke IXCACAO - goddess of Chocolate, Fertility, and Abundance. She was also known as the "Queen of Love and Pleasure", connected with the energy of the heart - the ultimate Divine Feminine energy.

The feminine energy is the energy of receptivity, intuition, and openness. However, masculine qualities are also needed to bring balance and a healthy sense of wholeness. Melissa will share insights about creating healthy energetic boundaries, assertiveness, acting from intuition, expressing our truth, and the need for space in all relationships.

Some of this magical plant, a full-scale nutritional wonder, harvested and packed in the sacred lands in Guatemala by a cacao shaman is now in New Zealand to be shared and enjoyed.

In a sacred ceremonial circle, we will share a cup of bitter delight and allow it to awaken our Heart and soul.
You will be guided through meditation and we will hold space for music, journaling, dancing, sharing in one word, for magic. This is your journey, I am here as a container for your experience.

Why is cacao referred to as medicine?
Cacao is an aphrodisiac, mood enhancer, an antioxidant that protects the heart and is densely packed with nutrients, cacao is a nutritional powerhouse, proven to be the most pharmacologically complex food in nature. It can improve your memory, reduce heart disease, shed fat, boost immunity, and create loads of energy.

Cacao contains the neurotransmitters serotonin, tryptophan, and dopamine - the chemicals responsible for feelings of well-being, as well as anandamide, known as the bliss molecule that leaves us feeling blissful and euphoric, moderating pain perception, as well as assisting in regulating appetite and mood.

When high-quality raw cacao beans are prepared for ceremony, all the mood enhancing neurochemicals in cacao become particularly active. It increases blood flow and nutrition to the brain, heart, and skin, and the whole body is nourished. People report heightened awareness, focus, and intensified sensations.

Sacred Cacao ceremony participants all share raw cacao is heart opening and an amazing meditation aid. Chocolate Shaman, Keith Wilson, whose cacao I use, lives in the Mayan highlands of Guatemala and has been working with cacao for over 12 years. He uses cacao for spiritual and shamanic purposes and processes his own cacao under instruction from the “cacao spirit.” Keith refers to cacao as the “food for the shift”.

Contribution of $30 paid with your booking
Please send your payment to 38-9017-0571951-00 to grant your spot

Booking is essential -
We have limited spots and, more importantly, we need to know the number of participants in order to prepare the right amount of the cacao drink. Thank you for your understanding.

(If you have prepaid and you can't attend you can nominate someone to come in your place)


Join us in an exploration of its gifts and celebrating this Full Moon.

Facilitated by Claire & Melissa

Claire Cardno:
Claire is a trained, Keith's Cacao practitioner, women's circle leader, and co-owner of Empowered Parenthood. Claire's mission is to hold space for your awakening and ushering in this new Heart-Centred paradigm on Earth. Claire is currently running Cacao ceremonies and workshops in Wellington, New Zealand.

Melissa Burtenshaw:
Zhineng Qigong
Melissa Burtenshaw is a certified Zhineng qigong teacher and gifted Dream Medicine woman who conducts powerful healings on the earth and astral planes. Her qigong practice incorporates physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing.