Cacao & Medicine Music
With Carlos Mundalah
Join Carlos Mundalah (Mexico) for a traditional cacao ceremony, an initiation to "the Medicine of the Heart" accompanied by live medicine music.
SUN 8 MAY
18.00 - 20.30
When travellers arrived after a long trip, or when there was an emotional issue between people, a hot cup of cacao was served to the guest so they could speak and connect from the heart. Cacao is a seed used and valued for millenia because of the tonifying properties. The most important active ingredient is Theobromine (By which the tree was named Theobroma "Food of God").
The cacao ceremony has the intention of accompanying the participants through a personal process, one which can be light and ephemeral or profound and transformational. The context creates the experience. It's done in a circle, everyone drinking the same therapeutical dose of pure cacao (the traditional recipe: A little bit of chilli for a better absorption of theobromine and optional honey). We focus on the breath and mind-state during the 2 hours that theobromine has the most effect, while a meditation is guided to work on the personal intention. Live music helps to become sensitive and transport us to the inside. That way we can observe what we need to heal, connecting us with nature and our own potential as unique human beings.
It is advised not to take stimulants or depressives during the day (alcohol, coffee, tea, tobacco, etc.) at least 24 hours before, and preferably not ingesting food 4 hours before, specially meat or dairy.
Bring your intention and comfortable clothes to sit down.
Carlos is a musician, producer and sound healer, Nada Yoga Teacher, Biomedical Engineer and Aztec Dancer. He has 13 years studying and practicing Traditional Mexican Medicine/Shamanism and researching other traditions, as well as being initiated into different meditations (Pragmatic, Ishaya, Vipassana, Tantric, Dynamic and Taoist).